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Could new Pokémon: Let’s Go adventures be on the way? It certainly is possible, as Nintendo has submitted five patents for a new and improved “Game Controller.” If you look closely, though, the designs are for the Poké Ball Plus controller! 

A summary of the designs:

The patents aim to properly arrange components in a spherical controller, to enable various operations using a game controller, to properly arrange components in a spherical controller, to improve the degree of freedom for a structure for light emission in a game controller, and to provide a game controller in which components are properly arranged in a substantially spherical game controller.

Of course, a company filing patents for designs doesn’t guarantee them being made; it merely shows that Nintendo is exploring new options. It’s also possible that Nintendo wants to keep the Poké Ball Plus on store shelves. If a new Poké Ball Plus device is announced, we’ll be sure to let you know! 


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Written by Caleb Mina

A father, photographer, and husband, Caleb still finds time to create content about his favorite company Nintendo. You can still catch him riding a Tauros to hatch Shiny Pokémon eggs.