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Pokémon: Let's Go trailer reveals more of Pokémon Go's influence


 

The latest trailer for Pokémon: Lets’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! is here, and it reveals a few more details about how your Nintendo Switch game will play alongside the Pokémon Go mobile app.

For starters, you’ll be able to import your favorite Kanto Pokémon from the app to the Switch game, including your Alolan variants. Playing with an Ice-type Sandslash or shiny multicolored Muk has never been possible in a first-generation Pokémon game before, so that’s bound to change up your team composition a bit.

Second, there’s a new candy system in Let’s Go that seems to be modeled on Pokémon Go, though not an exact replica. You’ll be able to catch and trade in spare Pokémon to earn candy. In Pokémon Go, you only get candy for the type of Pokémon you trade in—Charmander candy to raise the power of other Charmanders, for example—but in the trailer, candy seems tied directly to each of a Pokémon’s main six stats rather than to species. Mighty, Courage, Smart, Quick, Health, and Tough candies are all seen in the trailer, and they seem to have “L” (likely “Large”) variants that give more of a boost. Rare Candies that boost a Pokémon’s level by one are also visible in a new “Candy Jar” menu.

There are other ways to earn these candies, as well. The trailer showed off a minigame that seems to involve rounding up herds of Eevee and Pikachu for spare candies, and it seems likely that a few other methods will be included.

The trailer also showed us Mew, a Pokémon that can be earned from getting the Poké Ball Plus accessory. Like Mew in the regular games, this Mew can learn almost every move in the game, making it extremely versatile.

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! are out on November 16th, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM

Pokémon: Let’s Go trailer reveals more of Pokémon Go’s influence

Nintendo is borrowing a few tricks from the most popular Pokémon mobile game for Pokémon: Lets's Go, Pikachu! and Eevee!

By Emma Schaefer | 09/19/2018 03:00 PM PT

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The latest trailer for Pokémon: Lets’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! is here, and it reveals a few more details about how your Nintendo Switch game will play alongside the Pokémon Go mobile app.

For starters, you’ll be able to import your favorite Kanto Pokémon from the app to the Switch game, including your Alolan variants. Playing with an Ice-type Sandslash or shiny multicolored Muk has never been possible in a first-generation Pokémon game before, so that’s bound to change up your team composition a bit.

Second, there’s a new candy system in Let’s Go that seems to be modeled on Pokémon Go, though not an exact replica. You’ll be able to catch and trade in spare Pokémon to earn candy. In Pokémon Go, you only get candy for the type of Pokémon you trade in—Charmander candy to raise the power of other Charmanders, for example—but in the trailer, candy seems tied directly to each of a Pokémon’s main six stats rather than to species. Mighty, Courage, Smart, Quick, Health, and Tough candies are all seen in the trailer, and they seem to have “L” (likely “Large”) variants that give more of a boost. Rare Candies that boost a Pokémon’s level by one are also visible in a new “Candy Jar” menu.

There are other ways to earn these candies, as well. The trailer showed off a minigame that seems to involve rounding up herds of Eevee and Pikachu for spare candies, and it seems likely that a few other methods will be included.

The trailer also showed us Mew, a Pokémon that can be earned from getting the Poké Ball Plus accessory. Like Mew in the regular games, this Mew can learn almost every move in the game, making it extremely versatile.

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! are out on November 16th, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

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About Emma Schaefer

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM