Pokemon

New Pokemon leak reveals Let’s Go Eevee & Pikachu were made “easier” before release

Published: 30/Dec/2020 21:20

by Brent Koepp

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An early version of Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee & Pikachu has leaked online, revealing Game Freak cut content from the 2018 games. The Nintendo Switch titles were also allegedly made easier before release.

Ever since their surprise release in 2018, Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee & Pikachu have left many in the community divided. Often derided by some fans for lacking any difficulty, the Nintendo Switch titles are, to put it bluntly, not loved by all players.

According to a new leak in December, Game Freak allegedly made the RPGs “far easier” before release. The early build that surfaced online also shows that content involving iconic protagonist Red was ditched from the final version of the games.

Screenshot of Pokemon Let's Go protagonist with Eevee.
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The Gen I remake reportedly had cut content and was made easier before its 2018 release.

Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee & Pikachu reportedly made easier

In 2018, Game Freak attempted to bridge the gap between the wildly popular mobile title Pokemon Go and their mainline series on Nintendo consoles. Let’s Go Eevee & Pikachu was a remake of Gen I’s Red & Blue from 1998, but lacked Pokemon battles in the wild – opting out to focus on catching monsters instead.

The games left the fanbase divided as some felt they were too easy. However according to a leak on December 24, it was discovered that the RPGs were intentionally made easier leading up to release. Twitter user ‘Lewchube’ documented the leaked build and revealed the changes.

“It also appears the games were made far easier for the final release. Giovanni’s whole team are 7 levels higher than the final, whereas Lance’s got lowered by 5 on launch. Towards the middle of the game, some trainers like Sabrina have less Pokemon, such as her Jynx being gone,” the user explained in a tweet.

The Pokemon fan further detailed content cut from Let’s Go, including an epic sounding event in Mt. Moon. “Seems that there was a cut event for the story involving the chase for the fossils in Mt. Moon right after you met Blue (and Red) but that data has been wiped,” they said. It should also be pointed out that Lewchube did not leak the build, but only reported on it after it surfaced anonymously online.

Lastly, although fans can eventually challenge 1998 protagonist Red in a special battle in the final build, it appears the hero was meant to play a bigger role in the 2018 remake. In the leak, there are several cutscenes that point to players meeting the character all the way back in Pewter City. For a full look at everything posted, check out the thread here.

It’s debatable how much the changes actually impacted Let’s Go’s difficulty, but given that the RPGs are already known for being on the easy side, some fans will surely be let down by the revelation. If nothing else, the early build gives us a fascinating look at how much can be changed in just a handful of months leading up to release.

FIFA

How to complete Okocha ICON SBC in FIFA 21: solutions, cost, more

Published: 16/Jan/2021 7:09

by Andrew Amos

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The forever-skillful Jay-Jay Okocha has finally gotten his Prime ICON card in FIFA 21, and you can pick him up for your Ultimate Team ⁠— if you’re willing to part way with your coins. Here’s what you need to do.

Jay-Jay Okocha really pumped flavor into football. His stylish moves made the likes of Ronaldinho household names, and the Nigerian experienced plenty of success for himself with PSG, Eintracht Frankfurt, and Bolton.

Now, he can bring success to your FIFA 21 Ultimate Team. The 90-rated Prime ICON is available through the game’s latest set of ICON SBCs, although you’ll have to be willing to part ways with a fair bit of cash for him.

Jay-Jay Okocha ICON SBC in-game stats

Jay-Jay Okocha FIFA 21 ICON stats

Okocha’s Prime ICON card puts the legendary Nigerian into the 90s and primed for a Pace style to bump him up further theoretically.

With 87 Pace ⁠— one down from his base 85 ICON ⁠— he might not be as fast, but he makes up for it across the board with better Passing (+5), Shooting (+3), and Dribbling (+2). Throw on Hunter, and you can get up to 96 Pace and 90 Shooting. It’s a lethal card to have in CAM, especially when you take 5* Skills and 4* Weak Foot into account.

Jay-Jay Okocha ICON SBC price & requirements

Jay-Jay Okocha is the cheapest of the three new ICON SBCs, coming in at around 500,000 to 750,000 coins. If you’ve got spare cards lying around ⁠— especially high-rated untradeables ⁠— it might be worth the investment.

You’ll need to complete six SBCs for the job though. Here’s what you need to do.

Born Legend

  • Rare Players: Exactly 11
  • Player Level: Exactly Bronze
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Small Silver Players Pack

Rising Star

  • Rare Players: Exactly 11
  • Player Level: Exactly Silver
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Jumbo Silver Pack

Top-notch

  • In-Form or FUT Champions Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 80
  • Team Chemistry: Min 80
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Gold Players Pack

The Artist

  • # of players from Bundesliga: Min 1
  • In-Form or FUT Champions Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 83
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Premium Mixed Players Pack

Paris Finesse

  • # of players from Paris Saint-Germain: Min 1
  • In-Form or FUT Champions Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Premium Gold Players Pack

League Finesse

  • # of players from Premier League: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 87
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Rare Electrum Players Pack

Jay-Jay Okocha SBC solutions

If all those instructions are a bit of a jumble to you, here are some solutions for you so you can better understand what you need to invest.

Born Legend

Jay-Jay Okocha Born Legend SBC solution in FIFA 21

Rising Star

Jay-Jay Okocha Rising Star SBC solution in FIFA 21

Top-notch

Jay-Jay Okocha Top-notch SBC solution in FIFA 21

The Artist

Jay-Jay Okocha The Artist SBC solution in FIFA 21

Paris Finesse

Jay-Jay Okocha Paris Finesse SBC solution in FIFA 21

League Finesse

Jay-Jay Okocha League Finesse SBC solution in FIFA 21

It’s quite a lot to digest, but you’ll have some time to fill these all out. As long as you complete all six challenges by February 9, you’ll be gifted the Nigerian talent.

If you do end up completing the SBC, tweet at us @UltimateTeamUK with those slick stepovers and maybe a banger or two.