Pokemon Let's Go may just be a remake of the game's first generation, but there's no doubt that this upgraded and gorgeous looking version of the Pokemon series is something that will not only bring a renewed sense of nostalgia to the older generation, it would also bring in a new generation of Pokemon fans as well.
If you've just gotten the game due to the recent sales over Black Friday, or even planning to take advantage of the upcoming sales season, here are a few things you should know before you get started on your game!
Getting a male/female Pikachu/Eevee!
When you start off your game, you're randomly given a Pikachu/Eevee with its own hairstyle and gender already set for you (if you don't know the difference, look out for the hearts on the tails on Pikachu/Eevee, the hearts mean they're female!). You really don't have much of a choice on this, unless... you restart the game.
Yup, you can restart the game and keep on doing it until you get the type of Pokemon that you want. This may take a couple of tries (or more) but if that's what you want, better do it before you officially start the game and save!
Changing your Pikachu/Eevee's hairstyle
You can't decide on the hairstyle your Pikachu/Eevee gets initially either, but you can always change it as you go. You will eventually have the option to play with your Pikachu/Eevee where you can pet them. Depending on how many fingers appear on the screen, or even how you move your joystick in the game, you can change your Pikachu/Eevee's hairstyle by moving it in a certain direction.
So if you want a more ruffled hairstyle, just move your controller more, or move it from right to left for a more slick hairstyle. The choice is all yours!
Connecting Pokemon Go to Pokemon Let's Go!
It's a little bit tricky at first, but totally doable. First thing you need to do is enable bluetooth on your phone, then go your Pokemon Go app and launch it. Tap settings and you'll see “Nintendo Switch” in the list of available devices. Tap on that, then proceed to your game's setting in the main menu, press Y and then select Options > Pokemon Go Settings > Yes to start syncing with your account. Once the game asks you to pair with a trainer that has your name on it, confirm the choice and both accounts will then be linked !
From there you can transfer your Pokemon from the app to the Switch, but remember, it can't go back to the app!
Checking the IV of a Pokemon
IVs (Individual Values) are the statistics of your Pokemon. It's what determines which ones you keep, especially in Pokemon Go. You can do the same in Let's Go too! First off, go to the menu and select Pokemon Box, then select the Pokemon you want to check on. Scroll down to the Check Summary section and press A to show more details. Done!
... But it's hard to tell if the Pokemon is good from those stats, right? That's why in Pokemon Go you have your trainer to tell you if the Pokemon is good or not. No worries, the same option is available in Let's Go! too. But you will need to reach a guard tower just after route 11, where you'll meet Professor Oak's aide. After you've caught 30 different species of Pokémon, the aide will teach you the IV Judge ability. If you’ve got a Pokemon with a score of 31, it's the best Pokemon ever as it is the highest score achievable!
PokeBall Plus owners, do NOT delete your save
If you're one of the lucky ones to buy the PokeBall, you would know that it comes with a Mew which you can transfer to the game. Great! Just make sure you transfer it after you have no intention of deleting or restarting the game. Or else, say goodbye to your Mew.
Once you’ve transferred the Mew to your game, it’ll be there forever. There's no extra one in the Pokeball should you decide that you don't like your current gameplay and want to start from scratch. So unless you really like your current gameplay, or have no intention of restarting your game, it's best to hesitate in transferring your Mew.
Once you know all of this, you're set to make your Pokemon Let's Go experience amazing. May you relive your love for Pokemon all over again and be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter to share with us what you think about the game!