The Pokemon Company and Nintendo have shared a new trailer, info, and more for Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee!.
Featured above, the new trailer shows off the game’s new GO Park, the return of candies, and of course – the original trio of legendary Pokemon.
Here’s all the new information:
Bring Pokemon to the GO Park Complex
The GO Park complex is where your Pokemon will arrive after you’ve synced your Pokemon GO game with Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee!. There, you’ll be able to see your Pokemon friends running around and having fun!
The GO Park complex has a total of 20 GO Parks, with each capable of holding 50 Pokemon. That’s a whopping 1,000 Pokemon that you can keep! If you want to explore the Kanto region with the Pokemon you’ve brought over from Pokemon GO, you’ll need to catch them again in the GO Park complex first.
You’ll find the GO Park complex in Fuchsia City, which you reach by progressing through the story. While in a GO Park, you’ll be able to observe your Pokemon gathering together and playing. Watch closely, and you might even see the Pokemon having conversations with each other.
Linking Your Games
Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! can easily be linked to Pokemon GO through Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology. Once you’re linked, all you’ll need to do is follow the simple instructions in your game to transfer Pokemon.
There’s no limit to the number of Pokemon GO accounts that can be tied to a single save file in Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! That means you’re not limited to connecting with just your own Pokemon GO account. You can get Pokemon from friends and family, too!
Although Pokemon that you’ve brought from Pokemon GO into Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! can’t be sent back to Pokemon GO, transferring your Pokemon over will earn you handy rewards in Pokemon GO that will help you in that game.
Challenge Yourself in the Play Yard
Once you have 25 of the same species of Pokemon in the GO Park complex, you’ll be able to challenge yourself to a special minigame in the Play Yard.
- In the minigame, you’ll need to lead all the Pokemon into the goal area within the time limit.
- The Pokemon will all be doing their own thing at the start of the minigame, but they’ll start following you once you get close enough to them.
- Watch out for the obstacle Pokemon that appear from time to time, though. Bump into one of them, and the Pokemon you’ve been gathering will get surprised and run away!
- If you manage to get all the Pokemon into the goal area within three minutes, you win! Your prize is Candies, which will prove invaluable as you put together your Pokemon team.
Pokemon Love Candies!
Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! will feature Candies—items that are used to make Pokemon stronger. You can increase Pokemon’s stats by using Candies.
There are different kinds of Candies, and each has a different effect. For example, giving Pikachu a Quick Candy will increase its Speed stat. Other Candies will increase stats such as HP or Attack. There are even some Candies that only have an effect on a particular species of Pokemon! Use all the different Candies wisely to raise a superstrong Pokemon!
You’ll be able to acquire Candies by successfully completing games in the Play Yard of the GO Park complex. You can also send Pokemon to Professor Oak to assist in his research. He will give you Candies in return.
It seems as though there are even more ways of getting Candies. Try taking one of your Pokemon for a stroll in a Poke Ball Plus—you might just get some Candies for your effort!
Alolan Form Pokemon
Certain Pokemon have regional variants—that is, they have adapted to the unique environment of one specific region and look and behave differently from the same species found in other regions. The regional variants of the Alola region are known as Alolan forms.
If you’ve caught Pokemon in their Alolan form in Pokemon GO, you’ll be able to bring them over to Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! in that same form. But if you haven’t caught any, don’t worry—there are visitors from the Alola region in Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! who will be happy to trade their Alolan form Pokemon with you.
Battle Legendary Pokemon
In the world of Pokemon, there are certain special Pokémon that are hardly ever seen. These Pokemon are known as Legendary Pokemon. In the Kanto region, where you’ll be having your adventures, three of these Legendary Pokemon are Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres.
You won’t be able to catch these Legendary Pokemon the same way you catch most other Pokemon you encounter in the wild—you’ll have to defeat them in a battle first! Once you defeat them, you’ll have the opportunity to catch them.
If you are worthy to catch these Legendary Pokémon, they will become valuable members of your team. In addition, you can also have these mighty Pokémon follow you around as you explore the Kanto region!
If you missed our thorough hands on preview for the game, you can find it here.
Pokémon Let’s Go! Pikachu and Pokémon Let’s Go! Eevee are launching exclusively for the Nintendo Switch, on November 16th.