Pokemon Let's Go (Switch): 9 Essential Tips You Need To Know
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Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee are more accessible than most mainline Pokemon RPGs, but that doesn’t mean everything in the them is obvious. There are both returning mechanics from previous games and significant changes to the well-established Pokemon formula to contend with, so whether you’re an experienced player or a total newcomer, there are a few things you should know before you get started with the new Nintendo Switch game.
The Let’s Go games are reimaginings of 1998’s Pokemon Yellow, in which you started the game with Pikachu instead of Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle. Because they’re based on a Gen 1 game, Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee include only the first 151 Pokemon and the Alola forms introduced in Pokemon Sun and Moon, with the addition of Meltan. We’ll have more information on how to get Meltan in Pokemon Go and Let’s Go soon.
One of the biggest changes introduced in Let’s Go shakes up how you catch Pokemon. If you’ve played Pokemon Go, you’ll be familiar with how it works. Instead of battling a wild Pokemon to whittle down its health before catching it, you simply have to toss a Poke Ball. Your chance of successfully catching the Pokemon goes up with a more accurate and better-timed throw, among other factors.
On top of that, there are semi-hidden stats, strategies, and more to familiarize yourself with as you play. This feature covers our best tips for beginners, so you won’t find anything spoilery or super-advanced here. Let us know in the comments what your best Let’s Go tips are, and be sure to read our Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee review for our full thoughts on the game.