Several new details about the heavily anticipated Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! have been unveiled at E3!

The bulk of this information comes from Nintendo Tree House Live where Junichi Masuda and a panel played through the new Viridian Forest, as well as a small chunk of Pewter City. Be sure to check back throughout the day as more bits of information are revealed!

Story

  • Your rival is called Trace and is less confrontational than traditional rivals
  • The Pewter City Gym attendant won’t let you challenge the gym unless you have a Water or Grass-type Pokémon on your team
  • Helping the lady and her Slowpoke at the northwest corner of Pewter City will yield you a Big Pearl as a reward
  • GO Park will replace the Safari Zone in Fuchsia City

Mechanics

  • Your partner Pokémon will wag its tail when in the overworld when a hidden item is nearby
  • The strength of the Pokémon you capture determines the amount of experience you earn in Let’s Go – stronger Pokémon get more experience
  • Like in GO you can use a Razz Berry to make Pokémon easier to capture
  • All of your Party Pokémon gain experience from each capture
  • As you walk around the overworld each Pokémon will have an “aura” surrounding them – they indicate the Pokémon’s size. Red means big, blue means small
  • Stats and natures are featured in the game just like regular main series titles
  • To connect with other players over local wireless or the Internet you need to share a Link Code. The Link Code is incredibly similar to GO’s Raid Battle lobby code asking for a three “digit” code consisting of Pokémon sprites
  • The higher the CP of a Pokémon in Pokémon GO, the higher its level will be when transferred to Let’s Go!
  • There is a new mechanic where you can give your Pokémon special candy to strengthen them, and boost their stats
  • You get this special candy by sending Pokémon you’ve caught to Professor Oak
  • You capture Pokémon in GO Park simply by talking to them
  • Pokémon sent over to GO Park from Pokémon GO can’t be sent back!

Other

  • There will be a bundle for the Let’s Go! games that come with the Poké Ball Plus peripheral for $99.99
  • Each Poké Ball Plus purchased comes with a special Mew for Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee!
  • A Mew captured in Pokémon GO cannot be brought to Pokémon Let’s Go
  • Pikachu can learn Double Kick at Level 9

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