- Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!
- StoryPokémon are wondrous (and sometimes mysterious) creatures that inhabit the in-game world. Some Pokémon coexist alongside humans, but other wild Pokémon live in tall grass, caves, seas, and elsewhere.As a brand-new Pokémon Trainer. You'll meet, catch, and raise many Pokémon on your journey to improve your skills and become the best Pokémon Trainer that you can be.Along the way, you’ll help all sorts of people and thwart the dastardly plans of those who wish to take advantage of Pokémon for their nefarious ends. Of course, you can’t accomplish this alone - you’ll need to work with your partner Pikachu or partner Eevee along with the rest of your Pokémon allies!Game PlayYour Pokémon journey will contain many trials that must be overcome.Before you begin, you'll want to learn what's in store for you.Find out how to catch wild Pokémon and battle other Pokémon Trainers before connecting with your friends to adventure together and trade Pokemon!Catching PokémonAs you wander through the game’s world, you’ll encounter wild Pokémon in fields of tall grass. If you want to attempt to catch the Pokémon, simply approach it. Once you touch the Pokémon, you get a chance to throw Poké Balls at it. The wild Pokémon will move around and may try to intimidate you, but don’t get distracted! Just wave your Joy-Con controller with proper timing to throw a Poké Ball. If you’re playing the Nintendo Switch in handheld mode, you’ll move the system around to aim and then throw the Poké Ball by pressing the A Button.Your chances of catching a Pokémon increase depending on your timing and where your Poké Ball hits the target. Throwing a Poké Ball inside the shrinking ring will increase the chances of a successful catch, especially if the ring is small. Use this ring as a guide for when to throw. The color of the ring shows how easy it will be to catch the Pokémon - with green meaning easy and red meaning hard.Battling Pokémon TrainersIf a Pokémon Trainer sees you in the field, it’s time for battle! Pokémon battles are held with up to six Pokémon in each Trainer’s party. Each Pokémon will perform moves, and whoever manages to knock out all the opponent’s Pokémon wins!Pokémon and moves all have types, and type matchups influence how much damage a move can do. For example, a Fire-type move will be super effective against Grass-type Pokémon but will not be very effective against Water-type Pokémon, and so on. There are many other type matchups like this. The key to winning battles is knowing the type matchups and choosing both the right Pokémon to send out and the right moves to have it use.Play with FriendsLet a friend get in on the fun with the Support Play feature in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! With this feature, two players can explore the world together - and both players can even have a Pokémon travel alongside them as well!You can boost your chances of catching a wild Pokémon by throwing Poké Balls at the same time as your Support Trainer during Support Play. It will earn your party more Exp. Points, too.Support Play is also bound to give you an advantage in battle. You’ll both be able to control a Pokémon and issue it commands, giving you the upper hand during the battle.Link Battle and TradeConnect with other players and battle them! There are two communication features to use for battles: local communication, which connects two nearby Nintendo Switch consoles, and internet communication, which lets you connect to players who may be far away.You can also trade Pokémon using these communication features. Trade Pokémon with friends to gather Pokémon you’ve never seen before and complete your Pokédex.Partner PokémonYou’ll meet either Pikachu or Eevee when you begin your adventure. Pikachu or Eevee will be your partner throughout your adventure and grow with you. Unlike regular Pokémon, your partner prefers to be out of its Poké Ball, so it will stay with you by hanging on your shoulder or riding on your head. It also seems to have no interest in evolving!Your partner will look a little different depending on whether it’s a male or female. You’ll have to see for yourself which gender your partner will be!Secret TechniquesOn any journey, you’re sure to run into obstacles. Maybe your path will be blocked, or maybe you’ll have to cross the sea to get where you need to go.Secret Techniques are special skills your partner learns that can be used outside of battle.Clear away troublesome trees with Chop Down, or glide across the water with Sea Skim.Sky Dash allows you to quickly revisit towns and cities you’ve been to before.Your partner will make exploring the Kanto region easy as you continue on your adventure!Exclusive MovesYour partner can learn some exclusive moves that no other Pokémon can learn. Because it’s going to be by your side throughout your journey, your partner needs some reliable moves to make sure you’re ready to face any challenge!As you shower your partner with love, it’ll sometimes send you a sign during battle. Wave your detached Joy-Con when the partner sign appears to have your partner use its special partner power.Your partner may even send you a sign when it’s not the one battling. If you respond, it’ll cheer on the Pokémon in battle by boosting its stats!Poké Ball PlusThe Poké Ball-shaped device that can be used to play in place of your Joy-Con.You’ll be able to throw Poké Balls in-game with a flick of your wrist!In addition to having motion controls, the device also vibrates, plays sounds, and lights up with a variety of colors.With the Poké Ball Plus, you can also take one of your favorite Pokémon from these games for a stroll as you go about your daily life in the real world.If you own the mobile game Pokémon GO, you can connect with your Pokémon: Let’s Go game via wireless communication.Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region that you have caught in Pokémon GO can be brought into these two new Nintendo Switch games.GO Park ComplexThe GO Park complex is where your Pokémon will arrive after you've synced your Pokémon GO game with Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! There, you'll be able to see your Pokémon friends running around and having fun!