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How to Update Poké Ball Plus

Instructions on how to update the firmware on the Poké Ball Plus accessory.


To complete this process, a Nintendo Switch console with system menu version 6.1.0 or higher is required, along with either one of these games:

  • Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!

  • Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee!

Complete These Steps:

  1. Ensure your Nintendo Switch console is updated to system menu version 6.1.0 or higher.

  2. Start the game Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! on Nintendo Switch. Once the desired language has been selected, the controller selection screen will be displayed.

3. Within this screen, press either the Top Button or the control stick button on Poké Ball Plus, then leave the accessory alone.

  • When the connection is made with Nintendo Switch, the icon for Poké Ball Plus will turn red

4. Without pressing anything else on Poké Ball Plus, press the HOME Button on the right Joy-Con to return to the HOME Menu.

  • If a firmware update is available, you will be prompted to update the controller. In this case, select “Update.”