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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.

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Where to find Keldeo, Cobalion, Terrakion and Virizion in Crown Tundra

Published: 28/Oct/2020 12:05

by Paul Cot

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The Swords of Justice – Cobalion, Terrakion and Virizion – can be found in the Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC. Unbeknown to some trainers, the Mythical Pokemon Keldeo can also be encountered.

The Crown Tundra expansion finally brought back Legendary ‘mons from previous Pokemon games but Mythical Pokemon remain missing. That’s other than Keldeo, though!

To catch the Colt Pokemon you’ll need to get hold of Cobalion, Terrakion and Virizion beforehand. So, firstly let’s take a look at how to make them spawn and their respective locations.

How to catch the Swords of Justice

The snowy lands of the Crown Tundra are filled with an array of legends. The Swords of Justice are among them but they won’t spawn straight away.

Virizion Footprints Crown Tundra
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Virizion’s first footprints can be found just outside of Freezington by the tree in the picture…

Virizion

The first of them you’re going to find is Virizion. To begin the process of making the Grassland Pokemon spawn you’ll need to find each of its footprints.

The first of these are located just outside of Freezington, right outside of Peony’s house. If they aren’t there however, you’ll need to continue further through the story before they do.

Once they do appear and you click on them it will trigger a cutscene with Sonia, who hints that mysterious Pokemon will be showing up in the Crown Tundra – a la the Swords of Justice.

From there you’ll need to find 50 of Virizion’s footprints, as each of them count for 2% of the data required to track it. Once you find all 50 of them go to Sonia’s house in Freezington, talk to her and she’ll tell you exactly where to find Virizion.

That location is in Giant’s Bed and will always be in the exact spot as the picture shows below. While it is fairly difficult to catch you don’t need to worry about failing to do so because even if you knock it out, you can go to a different town and it will spawn again.

Virizion Location
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The exact location you’ll find Virizion in Giant’s Bed in the Crown Tundra…

Terrakion

Terrakion is found in same way whereby you must acquire 50 of its footprints. The first of them is found just inside Lakeside Cave and the rest are close and easy to find.

Once you have all of them, you’ll need to go back to Sonia’s house where she’ll kindly let you know the Cavern Pokemon’s whereabouts. Those footprints where indicative of where Terrakion is because it can be found inside Lakeside Cave. Feel like we didn’t need Sonia for that one but you must go to her regardless.

Terrakion Location Crown Tundra
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Terrakion’s exact location in Lakeside Cave…

Cobalion

There aren’t any surprises for finding Cobalion, you’ll once again need to find 50 of its footprints and take them back to Sonia. The first of them are found in Three-Point Pass by the Frigid Sea with the last of them in the Roaring-Sea Caves.

Sonia will tell you Cobalion is residing in the Frigid Sea – surprise surprise. Specifically, there’s an island as you come to the sea. Head over to that, go to the peak of it and Cobalion can be found in the location shown below.

Cobalion Location Crown Tundra
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Cobalion’s location in the Crown Tundra…

How to catch Keldeo

Many trainers don’t know that Keldeo is actually the fourth member of the Swords of Justice. As a result it can be encountered in the Crown Tundra but Sonia, unlike the other three, doesn’t make this clear.

When you catch Cobalion you’ll need to head back to Sonia for a third time as Keldeo won’t spawn without doing so. Once you have done that, make your way to Dyna Tree Hill. This is the location where you will have found the Galarian Kanto birds before they decide to scatter away. Make sure each of Virizion, Terrakion and Cobalion are in your party (at least that’s what we did).

From there ride your aquatic bike into Ballimere Lake and head to the small island. Behind one of the trees you’ll find a cooking pot. Literally cook anything (no special recipes needed here), finishing eating it and Keldeo should be awaiting you in the middle of the island.

Keldeo Location Crown Tunra
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Keldeo can be found on an island inside Ballimere Lake…

It’s simple once you know how to do it but without instructions Keldeo would have been incredibly difficult to find. And that’s if you even knew it could be found!

It’s also worth noting that Virizion, Terrakion and Cobalion can all be shiny hunted. However, Keldeo cannot because it is Shiny locked.