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How to Update Poké Ball Plus

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

Important:

To complete this process, a Nintendo Switch console with system 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 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. ss-switch-beluga-controller-screen-selected-pokeball-plus.jpg
  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 the Nintendo Switch console, the icon for Poké Ball Plus will turn red.
    ss-switch-beluga-controller-screen-selection.jpg
  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”.