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New Details About Transferring Pokémon From Go To The Upcoming Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee Games

Nintendo has announced more information about the upcoming Pokémon games for the Switch. Details include how transferring monsters from Go to Let’s Go will work and what candy will do and what to expect from the Legendary Pokémon!



The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced new information about the highly anticipated Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! games, including GO Park information, a new Candy system, Legendary Pokémon battles, and more.

Transferring Pokémon Through GO Park
In Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, players will be able to use a Bluetooth connection to bring Pokémon they have caught in Pokémon GO into the Kanto region to join them on their adventures. Pokémon that are transferred from Pokémon GO will appear in a place called the GO Park complex, located in Fuchsia City. The GO Park complex is made up of 20 individual GO Parks, and up to 50 Pokémon can be kept in each one. To take Pokémon stored in the GO Park complex on their journey across the Kanto region, fans will have to find and catch them within a GO Park first. Trainers are not limited to connecting with just their own Pokémon GO account, though—there is no limit to the number of Pokémon GO accounts that can be tied to a single save file, so they can receive Pokémon from their friends and family, too. Once 25 of the same species of Pokémon are in the GO Park complex, fans will be able to play a special minigame to win Candies. By using the GO Park complex, even Alolan form Pokémon can be transferred into Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!

Power Up Pokémon With Candy
By using Candies in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, players will be able to power up their Pokémon. Pokémon will grow stronger after taking part in battles, but by giving their Pokémon Candies, players will be able to raise the specific stats of that Pokémon. Different types of Candies will have different effects—for example, some can increase a Pokémon’s Attack and others can increase a Pokémon’s Speed or Defense. These Candies can be obtained in a variety of ways, including transferring Pokémon to Professor Oak, successfully completing games in the GO Park complex’s Play Yard or by taking Pokémon for a stroll via the Poké Ball Plus* device. By collecting and utilizing these Candies, it is possible to create a very strong Pokémon team.

Legendary Pokémon in the Kanto Region
In the Pokémon world, there are incredibly powerful Pokémon that are rarely seen but are spoken about in the region’s myths. These are known as Legendary Pokémon. In the Kanto region, players will be able to find several Legendary Pokémon, including the Legendary bird Pokémon—Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres. The way to catch these Pokémon in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! is different from how most other Pokémon are caught. Trainers must defeat these Pokémon in intense battles before they can have a chance to catch them. It won’t be easy, but once fans manage to catch them, these Pokémon can follow them throughout their adventure.

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! will be available exclusively on Nintendo Switch on 16 November 2018. For more information, please visit

*Poké Ball Plus device sold separately


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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