Pokemon Go's latest update breaks Go Plus connection

Niantic is working on a fix.

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Pokemon Go may be dropping in popularity, but there are still millions of folks who play. Right now, however, the people with Pokemon Go Plus are a bit miffed that the most recent patch for the game seems to have borked the pairing of the game with the accessory.

"Trainers may experience issues with Pokémon GO Plus. We're aware and are working on a fix. Stand by for an update," developer Niantic has posted on its support page. The release yesterday of 1.13.3 for iOS and 0.43.3 for Android has made the game and the Go Plus device so they cannot communicate, even though a message says the two are connected. Even unpairing the two or rebooting your phone does not solve the problem.

Niantic tweeted that the iOS 1.13.4 and Android 0.43.4 updates will fix minor bugs, without mentioning Go Plus specifically. Hopefully the patch will fix the issue, as it is unlikely that fans who dropped $70 for the accessory see this issue as a minor bug.

The game, which has earned more than $600 million faster than any other mobile game, is in the middle of a Halloween event, which runs through November 1.

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    October 26, 2016 7:37 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Pokemon Go's latest update breaks Go Plus connection

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      October 26, 2016 8:18 AM

      What a piece of shit "game". Niantic has managed to fuck it up every chance they get. I'm sure they're still raking in the cash, but imagine if they had managed to make something that remotely resembled a fun user experience.

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        October 26, 2016 8:22 AM

        It's been nothing but downhill since launch

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          October 26, 2016 8:23 AM

          Am I correct in my belief that they never fixed the gym sniping problem?

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          October 26, 2016 8:27 AM

          It's crazy. When it first came out I was like "all right, this is pretty bare-bones but I'm sure they just needed to push something out and they'll get it to where it needs to be in a couple months." but you're right... It just gets worse and worse. Such a damn shame and waste of potential.

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        October 26, 2016 8:32 AM

        Might be a bad game yet it's still perfect as a walking with a purpose app

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          October 26, 2016 8:40 AM

          Completely disagree. The art looks like placeholder. Has absolutely zero charm that a Pokemon game should have. The UI is shit, the gameplay loop isn't fun, there's a billion features they could/should add to make it a more robust experience... Even at it's most basic level (a walking with a purpose app, as you put it) it's buggy and unpredictable and their updates seem to do more harm than good.

          It just could have been so much better in every way imaginable.

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            October 26, 2016 9:09 AM

            True, stick with ingress it you want a companion app

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              October 26, 2016 9:21 AM

              Friends and coworkers don't play it, Pokemon is still a fun conversation piece

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            October 26, 2016 9:20 AM

            What could make it better for walking? I don't want to battle or trade while walking, I don't need to know exactly where the Pokemon are at I am just out for a walk and happen to have the app open in case something shows up.

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      October 26, 2016 8:20 AM

      Wait, the Pokemon Go Plus widget is $70?! What the shit?!

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        October 26, 2016 8:52 AM

        In USA GameStops it's $34.99. It's also always sold out.

        Maybe it's $70 in other countries local currencies?

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          October 26, 2016 8:56 AM

          That's still an insane price to me.

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      October 26, 2016 8:24 AM

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        October 26, 2016 8:31 AM

        Are you sure? I still play daily and I see plenty of people playing. It's not as bad as it was week one but I think far more people are playing than people think

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          October 26, 2016 10:33 AM

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            October 26, 2016 12:03 PM

            Fair enough I just keep hearing about all this drop off but I don't see it. Winter will kill it here in Wisconsin but as of now a ton of people still constantly play.

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        October 26, 2016 8:32 AM

        They kinda fucked up by making the game less fun to play with every update, they could be making a lot more bank right now.

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          October 26, 2016 8:33 AM

          i was in SF last weekend, and the way their tracker set up makes playing anywhere else less fun.

          it shows you where to go to find each pokemon and makes things a breeze, instead of aimlessly wandering like you have to everywhere else.

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            October 26, 2016 9:55 AM

            How does it show you where to go?

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              October 26, 2016 9:56 AM

              It highlights the pokes top it's closest too and leaves hat highlight on the map until you clear it.

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            October 26, 2016 10:07 AM

            oh shit that's right, hasn't that been in development forever? that whole new UI and tracking? where the fuck has that been this whole time?

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          October 26, 2016 8:33 AM

          this was always going to be a flash in the pan. Astronomical interest in the IP, but normal people actually don't want to go roaming around the city to play a video game. The novelty was fierce, but short-lived. That's really the best possible outcome for this type of game.

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          October 26, 2016 9:12 AM

          Plus they needed to add more shit to catch.

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      October 26, 2016 9:15 AM

      I get they had to completely stop progress to shore up against bots/external sites/apps... but what the fuck is going on there? is the game's advancement of features still completely halted to have them focus on removing cheaters? I guess there was a bunch of patches that denied rooted android folks which makes some sense, buuuutttt that's still chasing the external demons.

      where's the INTERNAL progress? features?

      what an incredible halt of a game that captured the world. no one cares any longer.

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        October 26, 2016 9:17 AM

        also I don't understand why they don't launch their OWN companion app and site that does the tracking and everything people were demanding, when the external sites found their way into the pokemon data stream.

        that would add features, and kill external leeches in one shot. people got a taste of accurate data, and cannot be left to the in-game features... so why don't they just spin up their own accurate stuff???? it's surreal how badly niantic is handling this.

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      October 26, 2016 9:23 AM

      I was telling my wife this (who got excited about the halloween update), that the game is pretty much dead in the water for now. The game gets worse with every update, and besides, now that we're in the middle of fall, and winter is coming up, there's going to be far less users in the northern hemisphere, where north america and europe probably make up their biggest userbase. They will have a good 6 months to revamp everything, and once spring comes around and it's nice out, regardless of any marketing, people will think "hmm, haven't played pokemon in a while... I wonder if they fixed it" and there will be a small resurgence. Hopefully by then the bugs will have been fixed and the promised features will be added, but until then, you might as well forget about the game

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        October 26, 2016 9:27 AM

        that's what I was alluding to at launch - the game needs to have "stationary content" where you can in fact play when the weather outside is shitty and people aren't gonna fucking roam around aimlessly. so, will people even care in 6 months? how far behind will they be? have that feeling of "I can't do anything now, anyway"...

        why isn't there gym battles from a stationary location? pick a few gyms and battle them, releasing the requirements to be AT the gym. then you get to pokestops. well, now that the speed is hard capped and all fucked up, why isn't there some sort of daily stationary minigame where you can get some resources while at home? at the office?

        it's so tragic they had lightning in a bottle but had to FULL STOP development to combat external things because it was so successful, people took it to the next level of their own accord. now, people expect that level of accuracy.

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          October 26, 2016 10:48 AM

          Had they made some sort of virtual pet component that also would have kept people interested. Even the stupid buddy pokemon thing was pretty much useless and uninteresting.