Do I need a Poké Ball Plus to play Pokémon GO? Pokémon Support June 11, 2021 12:35 Updated Follow No, a Poké Ball Plus is not required to play Pokémon GO. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Click here to submit a service request form. Related articles Poké Ball Plus and Pokémon GO: How to Play How do I pair the Poké Ball Plus to my smartphone? How do I catch Pokémon and obtain items from PokéStops with the Poké Ball Plus? Can I use one Poké Ball Plus on multiple smartphones? Does the Poké Ball Plus require a battery? And if so, how can I check and recharge the battery?