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Nintendo suggests that the Poké Ball Plus works just like a Joy-Con controller. However, once you start playing Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee!, there’s one question that is left unanswered. Where is the Y Button on the Poké Ball Plus?

The accessory actually only has two buttons. The Control Stick can be clicked which acts as the A Button, while a second button on the top of the Poké Ball Plus is the B Button.

So, where is the Y Button? Well, Nintendo and Game Freak have come to rely on the accessory’s gyroscope and accelerometer for this, and, whenever you want to use a menu option that requires the Y Button, you simply need to shake the Poké Ball Plus. And, yes, it sure does feel strange at first, but it’s certainly something that you will get used to.

If not, then your other option is to explore the Kanto region using a Joy-Con, which provides you with more immediate access to the A, B and Y Buttons, as well as others that are used to perform quick commands on the game’s menu screen – such as taking a Pokémon out of a Poké Ball.

If you need more pointers, we have guides on the version exclusive Pokémon, Mega Stone locations, Cinnabar Island Pokémon Quiz answers, a list of the new Attack moves, and all 153 Master Trainer locations.

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Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.