The Pocket Egg is another accessory for Pokemon Go, designed to work just like the official Pokemon Go Plus and the Go-tcha. Using a Bluetooth connection, it automatically catches Pokemon and items from PokeStops. Read on for my Pokemon Go Pocket Egg review!
At a Glance
Product: Pocket Egg
Manufacturer: RAY Game Accessories
Where to Buy: Amazon
My Rating: 8 out of 10 – Recommended
- Works just like the Go-tcha, but a lot simpler
- It runs for about 3 months without having to replace the batteries
- It’s expensive
- Bigger and bulkier than the Gotcha
With all of the new updates and events going on in Pokémon Go, I naturally started going out and playing again. The only problem is I live in a cold country, and so it can get pretty hard to play the game on a smartphone. Sure, I could just use touchscreen gloves, but they just aren’t ideal for throwing Pokéballs. I do have fingerless gloves, but they don’t keep me warm.
So how do you go out and play a smartphone app in the snow? You use a device to do the work for you!
I found the Pocket Egg on Amazon while searching around for some alternatives to my old Pokemon Go Plus. While I enjoyed using it to play Pokémon without staring at my phone, you still have to press a button to play the game. That’s not bad while wearing it in the summertime, but in winter, it’s hard to roll up a parka sleeve!
Now don’t get me wrong, it may seem weird to use a goofy egg-shaped device to play Pokémon, but there’s a reason why they call it the “Pocket Egg”! The best thing is it hides the fact that you are even playing the game, meaning you can go about your daily routine.
Further Reading: The Best Accessories for Pokemon Go
Benefits of the Pocket Egg
Just like the Pokémon Go Plus before it, the Pocket Egg solves the problem of playing a GPS game without being glued to your screen. This makes playing the game a whole lot safer, as your hands are free and you can keep an eye on your surroundings, just like the game ironically tells you to do.
This is awesome because it solves the problem of playing in extreme weather, at least in my case. Your mileage may vary if you live in a warmer climate, but for those who don’t the Pocket Egg will definitely step up your game and keep you ahead of your fellow trainers.
I remember one time I was downtown with some buddies. Everyone’s got their phones out, fingertips numb, and catching some Chikorita. What am I doing? Enjoying my delicious hot chocolate, hands are warm, and catching some Chikorita!
How to use
The sellers on Amazon have been very kind as to include a YouTube video of connecting the Pocket Egg to a smartphone, which I’ve included below:
It’s a really short video, but it does the job of showing how it works.
This device is a lot simpler than the Pokémon Go Go-tcha. You don’t have to configure any specific settings; just turn it on, pair it to your game, and you’re good to go!
Product Description and Features
Out of the box, everything is very minimal. Apart from the egg itself, you have an instruction manual and a small wristrap. It doesn’t come with any batteries, but considering how easy they are to find, you shouldn’t have any trouble getting some.
In a nutshell, the Pocket Egg has these features:
- Automatically collect Pokémon and items
- 3 months of battery life
- 20m range
- Configurable vibration/sound effects
- Easy to use
If you are familiar with the Pokémon Go Go-tcha, it does pretty much the same thing. It is an automated Pokémon Go Plus. With the power of Bluetooth, it talks to your phone and plays the game for you. The Pocket Egg automatically collects items from PokéStops as soon as you are near one. Obviously, it tries to catch any nearby Pokémon. This device, just like the official one, only uses Poké Balls, and so your Great and Ultra Balls remain untouched.
It also boasts a long battery life; 3 months, according to the box. It achieves this with the power of 2 AA batteries. Now some may not like the fact that they still have to work with batteries as opposed to using a charging cable, but I’ve still found AA’s to be a very reliable source of power. There’s a good reason why you still find them in stores!
The Pocket Egg can stay connected to your phone for a range of 20 meters, which seems to be much better than its competitors. When it comes to Bluetooth, this is critical as a weaker range tends to disconnect from your phone a lot more easily. I found this one to be much more stable in staying connected. Keep in mind that the device will still disconnect after an hour of inactivity. This is not an issue with the Pocket Egg, but the design of the game itself. That being said, if you still take the phone out occasionally, perhaps to do a raid or a battle, then you’ll likely not see this occur often.
Who is the Product for?
If you are the kind of player who likes to play Pokémon while on the go, then this device will definitely be a quality of life improvement. Now, the Pocket Egg was meant to be used while not playing the game, and so if you are the kind of player who likes to battle in raids and gym battles, this may not be the most helpful product. In the end, it really comes down to your personal preference.
What I like about the Pocket Egg
The Pocket Egg is easier to use than the Plus or the Go-tcha. It takes the best of both worlds, and still does exactly what it says on the box. You don’t have to worry about pressing a button to catch Pokémon, and you also don’t have to worry about a touchscreen.
It has a very long battery life. I haven’t been so happy about battery life since I bought a massive portable battery pack. Bluetooth doesn’t use up a lot of power, and so this makes the Pocket Egg last a very long time. Keep in mind that this may depend on the quality of the batteries you get.
Some concerns about the Egg
Now, as much as I really loved the Pocket Egg, it is not without its shortcomings.
For starters, it is expensive. It costs more than both the Pokemon Go Plus and the Go-tcha. This can definitely be a turn off for some, and may not be ideal for those who already have the official Plus.
The other issue is that is big and bulky in comparison to the Plus and the Go-tcha. On the bright side, it can be put in your pocket, so this may not be much of a dealbreaker.
Hands down, I found this to be an awesome unofficial accessory for Pokémon Go, and overall found it a lot better than the Go-tcha. While its steep price my turn off some players, the price you pay for is convenience, which for the most part has been the main reason anyone gets the Pokémon Go Plus.
With that being said, if you are the kind of player who enjoys the freedom of playing Pokémon Go without needing to actively play, then you may find the Pocket Egg to be a worthy addition to your gaming session.
I hope you have enjoyed my review. Have you already tried it? Feel free to tell me all about it in the comment section below!
Further Reading: The Best Accessories for Pokemon Go