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Pokemon Let’s Go – Everything We Know So Far

Published: 5/Nov/2018 18:29 Updated: 6/Nov/2018 4:59

by Paul Cot

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Pokemon Let’s Go is the next game due to be released on November 16 2018. There are two variants of this game, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee

Pokemon Yellow

Pokemon Let’s Go is not a remake of Pokemon Yellow but does take heavy inspiration from the original Gameboy game.

The setting for the game is the Kanto region and it is the original 151 Pokemon you’ll be trying to catch, with the exception of one!

That means familiar locations such as Viridian Forest, Lavendar Town and the iconic Pallet Town will all feature. It also means gym leaders from the past will be waiting to battle!

Consequently, Pokemon Let’s Go will provide the nostalgic feeling for Pokemon fans who played when the series first came out but also appeal to those wanting to play through a new Pokemon game.

Pikachu vs Eevee

Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee work in a similar way to what Pokemon Red and Blue did. The first difference is obvious, Pikachu and Eevee will follow you around in their respective games.

Unlike Pokemon Red and Blue however, your starting Pokemon, Pikachu and Eevee, can be found in the other version of the game. Additionally, there will be “partner powers” and exclusives moves on each game.

Much like Pokemon Red and Blue though, there are some Pokemon which can only be found in each version though.

Pikachu Version Exclusive Pokemon

  • Growlithe/Arcanine
  • Sandshrew/Sandslash
  • Oddish/Gloom/Vileplume

Eevee Version Exclusive Pokemon

  • Meowth/Persian
  • Vulpix/Ninetales
  • Bellsprout/Weepinbell/Victreebell

Cooperative Mode and Online Battling

Competitive Battling?

At its core Pokemon is largely a single player game. However, battling friends and foes alike has always been part of the Pokemon series. You can do this either locally or online.

The battling itself will be simplified. This, according to game director Junichi Masuda, is in order to get more Nintendo Switch’s in the hands of younger kids. He also states that he wants Pokemon’s first entry on the Nintendo Switch to be simplified.

Therefore, for Pokemon trainers wanting a competitive experience you’ll either have to wait or stick with one of the older Pokemon games to fill that competitiveness need.

Pokemon Let’s Go Battle

Cooperative Mode

Whilst the battling may be disappointing to some, Pokemon Let’s Go does introduce a new cooperative mode. This is done in local multiplayer in a mode called “support play”.

Essentially a friend can enter the Pokemon world with you as you both explore the Kanto region and find Pokemon.

There is also an advantage of doing cooperative mode as when it comes time to battle you can throw Pokemon balls simultaneously. This increases the chances of catching that Pokemon.

Catching Pokemon

One big change between the original Pokemon games and the latest 2018 iteration is the catching of Pokemon. Past Pokemon games would see you weaken a wild Pokemon with one of your own before throwing a Poke ball.

Fast forward to 2018 and the process of catching Pokemon is far simpler. Pokemon Let’s Go adopts the same system from Pokemon Go whereby you throw a Poke ball at the Pokemon. The likelihood of catching said Pokemon is determined by how small the circle is around the Pokemon when the Poke ball is thrown.

Are Pokemon Let’s Go and Pokemon Go Linked?

Pokemon Let’s Go and Pokemon Go are entirely different games but you can transfer Pokemon from Go to Let’s Go. Any Pokemon caught on Pokemon Go can be transferred (via bluetooth) to Pokemon Go.

Once transferred those Pokemon will reside in Go Park. You will need to visit Go Park, a replacement for the Safari Zone, in order to re-catch them. A word of warning, once a Pokemon is transferred from Pokemon Go, it cannot be transferred back.

Pokemon News

For all the latest Pokemon news, rumors and more you can follow @PokemonLetsGoNS on Twitter.

Cosplay

Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer transforms into Nessa in epic TikTok

Published: 24/Nov/2020 21:00 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 22:59

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer made waves on TikTok after sharing her mind-blowing transformation in Gen 8’s Water-type Gym Leader, Nessa.

The Pokemon franchise entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield on the Nintendo Switch. The 2019 RPG introduced players to a whole new cast of characters and was the debut of the Galar region.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the game by bringing popular character Nessa to life with an insanely accurate portrayal. The artist’s stunning video transformation into the Gym Leader will leave fans of the Water-type Trainer in awe.

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The Sword & Shield Gym Leader has already become a fan-favorite.

Pokemon cosplayer transforms into Gym Leader Nessa

At the start of the Gen 8 title, the protagonist receives an invitation to the Pokemon League by reigning Champion Leon. On the player’s quest to become the very best, they face off against a host of new Gym Leaders – including Nessa of Hulbury.

Cosplayer ‘nerdtasticmel’ made a splash on Instagram after sharing her incredible true-to-life take on the Trainer. The artist faithfully recreated the heroine’s signature two-piece white and blue Galar league uniform.

Mel’s re-creation of the attire is full of little details, such as the water drop logo on her crop top and the number 049 on her swim shorts. She also faithfully included the character’s belly button chain accessory which wraps around her stomach.

 

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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the cosplayer uploaded a video to TikTok which shows how much work goes into artist’s bringing their favorite characters to life. The clip shows nerdtasticmel’s epic transformation in the Sword & Shield heroine.

 

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Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, the eighth gen RPG is already the third-highest selling game in the entire franchise. Proof that Pokemon’s addicting “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” design is more popular than it’s ever been.

In October, the title got its second major DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra. While it’s unclear if the add-on will be the last content the Switch release gets, the update closed out the Galar region with an epic finale.