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Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee FAQ

Published: 16/Nov/2018 5:51 Updated: 1/Dec/2018 3:53

by Paul Cot


After months of anticipation, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee are available worldwide! Millions of battles are taking place in the Kanto region and here is the Pokemon Let’s Go FAQ.

Pokemon Let’s Go FAQ

Here are the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) about Pokemon Let’s Go. There is also an array of information here:


Is Pokemon Let’s Go Only Available on The Nintendo Switch?

Yes, Let’s Go is exclusive to the Nintendo Switch.

What is The Difference Between Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee?

They are the same game but you start with Pikachu and Eevee respectively as your starting Pokemon. There are also Pokemon version exclusives. Sandshrew, Sandslash, Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Growlithe and Arcanine can only be captured on the Pikachu version. Vulpix, Ninetales, Meowth, Persian, Bellsprout, Weepinbell and Victreebel can only be captured on the Eevee version.


Is Let’s Go a Remake of Pokemon Yellow/Blue/Red?

Loosely, yes. It shares the same story with minor events changed throughout the journey. There are also new features, such as how you encounter wild Pokemon, which therefore makes it a new game and not a remaster.

What Other Differences Are There?

To name a couple, there are no HMs in Pokemon Let’s Go. Moreover, there is also XP share from the start (which can be turned off).

Can Let’s Go Be Played on the TV? (Graphics details)

Yes, Pokemon Let’s Go can be docked and played on TV. Furthermore, when played on TV the resolution will go up to full HD (1080p). When played on the Nintendo Switch the game is outputted in 720p.


Is Getting The Poke Ball Plus Worth It?

That depends on what you get out of it. We discuss what the Poke Ball Plus is and all its details below.

Can you Catch All 151 Pokemon?

Yes, but with a bit of work. The aforementioned Poke Ball Plus is the only way to get Mew. Of course you can transfer it from a friend and send it back to complete the Pokedex but that would be the only way. You’ll also need to trade to acquire the version exclusives. A full list of spawn locations can be found below.

Are there any New Pokemon?

Pokemon Let’s Go is based on the first generation and therefore the first 151 Pokemon. However, there is an exception to this. A new Pokemon has been discovered and its called Meltan. Meltan also has an evolved form Melmetal. You can read more about this new Pokemon and how to capture it in Pokemon Let’s Go below.


Even More Pokemon?

Technically no, but there are other forms of Pokemon available. It has been confirmed that you can transfer Alolan Pokemon from Pokemon Go or even trade them with NPCs.

Pokemon Customisation?

Most definitely! Further customisation becomes available throughout the game.


Is There Pokemon Mega Evolution?

Yes! More details below.

Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Let’s Go?

Yes! We’ve even detailed how to increase the odds of encountering a shiny Pokemon.

What To Do After You Beat The Elite Four?

Don’t worry, you’ll be as busy as ever once you beat the Elite Four. A new feature for Pokemon Let’s Go is the addition of Master Trainers.


Pokemon GO community outraged over “tone-deaf” Strange Egg requirement

Published: 13/Oct/2020 1:50

by Brent Koepp


In an update to Pokemon GO’s Autumn event, the mobile title is getting “Strange Eggs” added to the game. However, some players are furious over the new item’s lengthy requirements to hatch them.

Pokemon GO hit the app store in July 2016, and quickly became a cultural phenomena. The mobile title brought the beloved Nintendo franchise to real life, as players around the world left their house to catch their favorite monsters.


The wildly popular release is celebrating 2020’s Autumn event. However, the game’s latest addition, Strange Eggs, has upset some Trainers who feel its requirements are ridiculous and unfair given the current climate.

pawniard in pokemon go
Niantic / The Pokemon Company
The Autumn-event brings “Strange Eggs” to Pokemon GO.

New Pokemon GO event sparks outrage

In Pokemon GO’s latest update, the mobile game rolled out Strange Eggs for the October 12 event. In the announcement, the items are described as having been collected by Team GO Rocket, and will hatch Poison-type and Dark-type monsters.


According to the official notes, the special eggs will require 12 km to hatch: “Defeat a Team GO Rocket Leader to receive a Strange Egg, and walk 12 km to hatch it. You’ll need to have space in your Egg inventory before your battle.”

The new items have the possibility of containing Larvitar, Scraggy, Trubbish, Vullaby, Pawniard, Deino, and more inside of them. However, some players quickly took notice of the eggs’ lengthy walking distance needed to make them hatch.

Outraged, Trainers took to social media to hit out at developer Niantic for the 12 km distance, such as one user who said, “They’re TWELVE KM? That just seems tone deaf.” Another player agreed, and exclaimed, “12 is too much full stop. 10 is too much. The egg pools are absolute garbage.”

pokemon fans mad at eggs
Some Trainers were not too thrilled with the new egg requirements.

Site admin of popular Pokemon outlet Serebii, Joe Merrick, also shared his thoughts on certain Pokemon being locked behind these eggs. “12km eggs is a bit much for right now. Seriously. I do hope this changes and they become widely available without going outside in these times,” he said.

Twitter: @JoeMerrick
Serebii’s site admin questioned the eggs given lockdowns in the world.

It should be pointed out though, that according to Serebii, that distance is measured in ¼ during the event, so hatching Strange Eggs should be closer to 3 km. However, angry players pointed out that the eggs will stay around after the event ends on October 18 at the full 12 km distance.

Given the current state of the world with hundreds of major cities still issuing lockdowns, many Trainers questioned the developer for making the distance on these items even higher.


At the time of writing, Niantic has not yet responded to the backlash. Nor is it clear if the 12 km distance will be changed, or if the ¼ distance will continue to be applied after the event.