Today, The Pokémon Company once again udpated the official website for Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!, revealing some more details about the game. This time, the focus is on Legendary Pokémon, Candies, as well as Pokémon GO integration!
But first, here’s the latest two trailers for the game (Japanese and English versions are not the same):
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! – Pokémon GO integration
As you probably already know, the game offers some level of connectivity with Pokémon GO (this was annouced back in May, when the game was initially revealed). You can transfer Pokémon caught in Pokémon GO to Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!, and when you do, they end up in the GO Park Complex. You can actually visit them there, and see them running around, playing, and even having conversations with each other.
Why is it called GO Park Complex? It’s because you can have up to 20 GO Parks, instead of just one (as we initially believed). Each one can hold up up to 50 Pokémon, which means you can transfer up to 1 000 Pokémon! In order to have the Pokémon join you on your journey through the Kanto region, you will have to catch them again first.
Also, you need to keep in mind that the GO Park Complex isn’t available right from the start: you first need to reach Fuschia City, where it’s located.
To transfer Pokémon from Pokémon GO, you need to connect both games using Bluetooth Low Energy. Once the two games are linked, all you need to do is follow the instructions that appear on the screen. The best part? There’s actually no limit to the number of Pokémon GO account that can be tied to a single save file in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!. In other words, you can get Pokémon from friends, family members, and more.
Unfortunately, there’s one minor catch: once transferred, Pokémon cannot be brought back to Pokémon GO. However, you will be able to earn rewards for sending your Pokémon over to Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!.
The GO Park Complex is also home to a mini-game called Play Yard, available once you have 25 of the same species of Pokémon in there. The goal of this mini-game is to lead all the Pokémon into the goal area within the time limit. To do so, you simply need to get close enough to them, and they will start following you around.
Of course, it’s not as straightforward as it sounds, as obstacle Pokémon appear from time to time: if you bump into one of them, the Pokémon following you will scatter away.
Thanks to this mini-game, you an earn Candies, that are used to improve the stats of your Pokémon.
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! – Candies
Candies are special items used to make Pokémon stronger, by increasing their stats. There’s various types of candies:
- Quick Candy: increases Pikachu’s Speed stat
- some candies increase HP
- some candies increase Attack
What’s more, there are specific kinds of candies that only work on specific Pokémon species.
If you don’t play Pokémon GO, there’s nothing to worry about: you can also get Candies by sending Pokémon to Professor Oak to assist in his research, take a Pokémon for a stroll using the Poké Ball Plus, and more.
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! – Alolan Form Pokémon
If you’ve played Pokémon Sun and Moon and/or Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, then you already know about regional variants: Pokémon that have adapted to the unique environment of one specific region, and lock and behave differently from the same species found in other regions.
In Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!, you will be able to find Alolan forms of Pokémon from the Kanto region. There’s two ways to get them:
- by transferring them over from Pokémon GO
- you can trade them thanks to visitors from the Alola region
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! – Legendary Pokémon
Just like in pretty much all other mainline Pokémon games, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! features special Pokémon that are extremely rare: Legendary Pokémon. For example, there’s the Legendary birds: Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres.
If you encounter a Legendary Pokémon, you will not be able to catch it like a regular Pokémon. You first need to battle it, and once defeated, you get an opportunity to try and catch them. And in case you’re wondering: yes, you will be able to have Legendary Pokémon follow you around once you’ve caught them!
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! (Switch) comes out on November 16th worldwide.