After it being available in certain markets for the test phase, the latest update for Pokemon Go is now live for Wyoming users as of September 13th (2016).

The new update allows you to "buddy" with one of your Pokemon. Basically, it walks around with you, which allows you to earn "candies" specific to that Pokemon's type, which you can then use to evolve it or power it up. There are certain amounts (in kilometers) you have to walk to earn these candies, similar to the way you have to walk to hatch eggs. This will be a major enhancement for those rare types that you want to power up, but can't find in the wild.

In other Pokemon GO related news, the much anticipated bluetooth accessory, the Pokemon GO Plus finally has a release date: September 16th!

According to the official website:

Pokémon GO Plus connects to your smart device over Bluetooth low energy (LE), allowing you to keep your phone in your pocket and go about your day-to-day activities. With Pokémon GO Plus, you’ll be able to play and enjoy your walk, run, hike, park trips, or visits to the library without having to look at your smartphone’s screen.


As you pass by a PokéStop, the Pokémon GO Plus device will light up and vibrate to alert you to the location. You’ll be able to collect new items with a push of a button! If there’s a Pokémon hiding nearby, lights and vibrations will alert you of the chance to catch it. Push the button on the Pokémon GO Plus to try to catch it, and then continue on your way.

With an estimated price tag of $34.99, the Pokemon Go Plus is sure to be a hot item!