Pokemon Let’s Go guide: tips and tricks to become the ultimate Pokemon Master


Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee were released into the wild last week as the first Pokemon games for the Nintendo Switch.

Based on Pokemon Yellow’s story, Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee has you travelling around the Kanto region with some old friends in a beautiful 3D Pokemon world fans have been dreaming about for years.

The game features a few elements from the mobile game Pokemon GO and allows you to transfer Pokemon from Pokemon Go to Pokemon Let’s Go.

Before you get started, here are seven things you should know before playing, as well as Alex’s review of Pokemon Let’s Go.

Pokemon Let’s Go: Pokemon

Gift Pokemon from NPCs

Just like in the original games, these NPCs will give you their Pokemon to keep forever.

Where to find Rare Pokemon

Here’s where you can find some of the rarest Pokemon spawn points in Pokemon Let’s Go.

Kanto starter Pokemon: Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle

It wouldn’t be a Pokemon game without the three original starters, so here’s where you can find them.

Version-exclusive Pokemon

Take a look at which Pokemon are exclusive to each version of the game.

Legendary Pokemon: catching Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Mewtwo and Mew

The ultimate goal of a Pokemon Master should be to capture the rarest Pokemon of all – legendary Pokemon. Here’s how to find them, beat them and catch them.

Pokemon Let’s Go Pokeball Plus

How the Pokeball Plus works

A short guide on how the Pokeball Plus works with the game, as well as more details about the Mew hidden inside.
Pokemon GO to Pokemon Let’s Go transfers

Transferring Pokemon from Pokemon GO

Here’s where you can find your Pokepals from the mobile game once you’ve transferred them.

How to catch Meltan and use the mystery box

Here’s how to catch the elusive Meltan and what to do with that mystery box.

Pokemon Let’s Go evolutions

How do Mega Evolutions work?

Mega Evolutions are back in Pokemon Let’s Go, so here’s how they work.

How to evolve Meltan

Looking to evolve Meltan? Here’s how to do it.

Pokemon Let’s Go co-op play

Local and online co-op

You can play online or locally with a friend in Pokemon Let’s Go.

Pokemon Let’s Go battles

Gym battles

Gym battles have different requirements in Pokemon Let’s Go, so here’s what’s changed.

Elite Four

The Elite Four have a new look and present a new challenge to trainers.

Master Trainer Battles

Defeated the Elite Four? Then try your luck in a Master Trainer battle.

Pokemon Let’s Go stats, IVs, secret techniques and advanced strategy

What is the Judge function?

The Judge function works similarly to Appraisal in Pokemon Go, so here’s a quick guide on how to unlock and use the IV checker to help you decide which Pokemon to keep and which to send to the Professor for candy.

Where to find the Fortune Teller Nature Lady to influence Pokemon Natures

Pokemon Natures have a big impact on stats as they level up and grow – and you’ll want to visit the Nature Lady to influence exactly what stats your captured critters have boosts on.

How to fly with the Sky Dash secret technique

The classic time-saving HM Fly has been cut from Pokemon Let’s Go – but it’s been replaced with a new, equally useful technique.

How to use Catch Combos to get more shiny Pokemon

Completed your Pokedex and want a real challenge, collect all the alternate coloured Pokemon too!

Pokemon Let’s Go Partner Powers

What are Partner Powers?

Each version comes with its own signature Partner Powers for your Eevee or Pikachu.

Pokemon Let’s Go customisation

Fringes, bows and hats for your Pokemon

There are several ways you can customise your Pokemon’s appearance, such as giving them a sweet outfit to wear or giving them a new hairstyle

Pokemon Let’s Go map

Kanto region

Pokemon Let’s Go takes place in the Kanto region which fans will remember from the original games.

Lavender Town

The spooky ghost town has had a makeover since we last visited the region.

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