How Does Pokemon Go Link to Pokemon Let's Go on Switch?

How Does Pokemon Go Link to Pokemon Let's Go on Switch?

Here's everything you need to know about Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let's Go Eevee, including the release date, Alolan Pokemon, and the new Pokeball Plus.

Pokemon Let's Go comes in two versions: Pikachu and Eevee, both with an exclusive starter Pokemon. In this guide to the latest game from the Pokemon Company, we'll be walking you through all the finer details you need to know about the integration between Pokemon Go, and both versions of Pokemon Let's Go.

Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee are now out in the wild, and we've spent our fair share of time with both versions of the game. For our full thoughts in detail, head over to our Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee review.

Pokemon Go Features in Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee

There are a lot of similarities between Pokemon Go and Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee. The game implements several features from the AR app, and both can interact with each other. Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee features a map which is similar to the one in Pokemon Go, with Pokemon appearing as the trainer walks around. Players can select which pokemon they want to battle as they move around the game world. The capturing system is also heavily inspired by the one in Pokemon Go. When facing a pokemon, a white circle appears around it. Players must then use the Joy-Con to throw a Poke Ball and hit somewhere inside the white circle. Just like in Pokemon Go, there are additional circles which players can hit in order to receive bonuses and capture pokemon more easily.

Transfer Pokemon and Items from Pokemon Go to Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee

Any pokemon from the kanto region that you catch in Pokemon Go can be transferred over to Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee. Once they have been moved over they can be viewed in Go Park, an area within the game. For a full, detailed walkthrough of how to do this using your phone, read out page on how to transfer from Pokemon Go to Pokemon Let's Go.

Poke Ball Plus Controller for Pokemon Go and Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee

Another way in which the two different Pokemon games interact is via the Poke Ball Plus, a new peripheral releasing alongside the new game. The Poke Ball Plus functions as a Joy-Con while playing Pokemon let’s Go Pikachu and eevee, and can be used to throw Poke Balls in the game. Players can also transfer a pokemon to the ball, and train it up by walking around. Pokemon Go will track the steps walked, and use the Poke Ball Plus for a number of different functions. When a player comes across a Pokemon in Pokemon Go, the ball will vibrate and light up. The player can then press a button to catch it. As the player walks around, Candy is earned for the buddy pokemon, and eggs are hatched.

It’s clear that Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee will have a lot of shared features with Pokemon Go when it launches. We’ll be updating this guide as we learn more about how the two games interact, so stay tuned for more info. To find out which pokemon you’ll be able to find in Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee, head to our Pokemon Let's Go Pokemon Roster guide.

Hirun Cryer

Staff Writer

Hirun Cryer is by far the most juvenile member of USgamer. He's so juvenile, that this is his first full-time job in the industry, unlike literally every other person featured on this page. He's written for The Guardian, Paste Magazine, and Kotaku, and he likes waking up when the sun rises and roaming the nearby woods with the bears and the wolves.

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