Best answer: Yes, the dedicated handheld Switch does work with the Poké Ball Plus controller. It's great to use with the Pokemon: Let's Go games; however, most other Switch games are not compatible or won't be as easy to play using the Poké Ball Plus.
Can you use Poké Ball Plus with Switch Lite?
It's an exclusive Nintendo Switch controller shaped to look like a Poké Ball from the Pokémon series. It was originally designed to be used with Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. Due to its fun shape and functionality, this accessory is a great one to have whether you're playing these games on your Nintendo Switch or the Switch Lite.
The motion controls allow you to mimic the action of throwing Poké Balls at Pokémon to capture them while playing the Let's Go games. A second player can also control their own Poké Ball Plus controller and play alongside player one in local co-op to help them catch Pokémon.
Outside of the Switch games, the Poké Ball Plus also works with the mobile phone app, Pokémon Go. Once synced with your phone, this unique controller alerts mobile gamers when a Pokémon appears nearby by lighting up and vibrating. You don't even have to be looking at your phone to know something showed up. Once notified, you only need to press a button to throw a virtual ball at your target. The LED on the controller will change color to let you know if you successfully caught anything. Additionally, this accessory counts your steps, allowing you to hatch incubating Eggs or earn Candy for your Buddy Pokémon.
Can you use Poké Ball Plus with Switch Lite? What about other Switch games?
This special device doesn't include as many buttons as you'd find on Nintendo Switch controllers or on the Switch Lite itself. Without all of the necessary controls, certain games will be incredibly frustrating to play, and others won't let you use the Poké Ball Plus at all.
Gotta catch 'em all
Pokémon: Let's Go
Who will you choose?
These fun games have you running around the Kanto region, battling gym leaders, and capturing Pokémon on your quest to become the best trainer. Depending on the version you choose, you'll either begin your journey with Pikachu or Eevee as your starter Pokémon.
Nintendo Switch Lite
Smaller, less expensive, just as much fun
Nintendo Switch Lite works solely in handheld mode, but it uses the same cartridges as the standard Nintendo Switch. Any of your games that offer handheld mode will be compatible, and it can link with Nintendo Switch to play local co-op games.
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