Do I need Pokémon GO Plus to play Pokémon GO? Pokémon Support September 16, 2018 13:09 Updated Follow You can play Pokémon GO on your smartphone even if you don't own a Pokémon GO Plus device. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Click here to submit a service request form. Related articles About Pokémon GO Plus If I have a Pokémon GO Plus, do I still need a smartphone or device to play Pokémon GO? How do I pair the Pokémon GO Plus to my device? Can I move my Pokémon GO Plus to another smartphone? How do I use the Trading Card Game database?