Pokemon Let's Go Will Have Link Trading and Battling, Will Require Active Nintendo Switch Online Membership

Pokemon Let's Go Will Have Link Trading and Battling, Will Require Active Nintendo Switch Online Membership

If you wanna be the very best, save your pennies for a Nintendo Switch Online account.

Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee for the Nintendo Switch lets you battle and trade with other players via local and Wi-Fi connections. Doubles battles are also an option for anyone who wants to test their mettle online or locally.

Nintendo distributed a press release earlier today outlining Pokémon Let's Go's connectivity features. "Players will be able to trade and engage in Single and Double Battles with other players online and via local wireless communication," it states. The press release also mentions trading and battling online will require a Nintendo Switch Online account, a paid service launching in September.

We have a little more information about Pokémon Let's Go's unique features, too. Kanto-region Pokémon from Pokémon Go can be transferred into Pokémon Let's Go's "Go Park." From there, they can be re-captured, and players can "interact with them in a whole new way."

Speaking of visits from friends, trainers who buy the PokéBall accessory for Pokémon Let's Go will find a Pokémon already packed inside: Mew, the mythical 151st Pokémon. Unfortunately for Go players, Mew can't be transferred from Pokémon Go into Pokémon Let's Go.

Look for Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee on the Nintendo Switch on November 16. And don't forget to keep an eye on our Pokémon Let's Go guide for everything you need to know about this HD trip to the Kanto region.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

Related articles

Stardew Valley Just Got Beaches, Fish Tanks, Swimming Ducks, and a Whole Lot More

Nearly five years on, Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone just pushed what he says is Stardew's "biggest update yet."

Alien: Isolation Is Free on Epic and Just As Good as It Was in 2014

Get the motion tracker and don't go in the vents.

Shigeru Miyamoto Expresses Confidence in the Younger Generation of Nintendo

The legendary creator says the spirit will stay alive.

You may also like

Press Start to Continue

A look back on what we tried to accomplish at USgamer, and the work still to be done.

Mat's Farewell | The Truth Has Not Vanished Into Darkness

This isn't the real ending, is it? Can't be.