‘Let’s Go’ Partner-Exclusive Moves, HM Replacements, and Special Switch Bundle!

The latest batch of Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee news has come to light!

Your Pikachu and Eevee will be able to perform powerful partner-exclusive moves to make up for the fact they can’t evolve. Furthermore, they’ll be able to use secret techniques that replace Hidden Machines, including replacements for Surf, Fly, and Cut.

A special Pikachu and Eevee Nintendo Switch bundle has also been announced. It’ll include a Switch system and Joy Con controllers themed after both Pokemon, a digital copy of one of the games, and a Poke Ball Plus accessory. The bundle will release on November 16th, the same day as the games.

It’s also been revealed that Celadon City’s Game Corner has been replaced with an arcade. Gamefreak likely changed it to avoid conflicts with real-world gambling laws in Europe, which is why the Mauville Game Corner was closed in Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire.

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Clear the Way: Secret Techniques

Pikachu or Eevee can help players overcome obstacles they encounter and make travel easier by learning Secret Techniques. These special skills can be used by the player’s partner Pokémon outside of battle to clear away trees (Chop Down), glide across water (Sea Skim), and quickly revisit towns and cities that have already been explored (Sky Dash).

Powerful Partner-Exclusive Moves

The player’s partner Pikachu or Eevee can use exclusive moves that no other Pokémon can use. These exclusive moves will help players face any challenge during their adventures. And once the player’s relationship with their partner reaches a certain level, the partner Pokémon will occasionally send a sign during battle that its partner power (one of its exclusive moves) can be used. Even if the partner Pokémon is not in the battle, it may still send a sign. If the player responds, the partner will bolster the Pokémon in battle by boosting its stats.

Two of Pikachu’s exclusive moves are Pika Papow and Splishy Splash. Pika Papow is also a partner power, so it’s performed when the partner sign appears during battle. The power of Pika Papow can increase depending on how strong the player’s bond is with their partner Pikachu. The Water-type move Splishy Splash can paralyze opponents.

Eevee’s exclusive moves include the partner power Veevee Volley as well as Bouncy Bubble, Buzzy Buzz, and Sizzly Slide. When Eevee uses Veevee Volley, its power can increase depending on Eevee’s relationship with the player. Bouncy Bubble, a Water-type move, will heal Eevee for half the damage dealt to the opponent. The Electric-type move Buzzy Buzz paralyzes the opponent. An opponent will always be left with the burned status condition if it is hit with Eevee’s Fire-type move, Sizzly Slide.

Best of Friends: Befriending a Partner Pokémon

Players can interact with their partner Pokémon when they are not in battle by selecting the Pikachu or Eevee icon on the main menu. By petting and playing with their partner Pokémon, players will improve their relationship with Pikachu or Eevee and can receive in-game benefits such as presents. When the game is in handheld mode, players can use the touch screen to play directly with their partner Pokémon.

Explore the Kanto Region: Celadon City

Celadon City is one of the many interesting locations in the Kanto region that players can explore in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! This large city, known as the “City of Rainbow Dreams,” has an arcade and even a department store. Erika, sometimes called “the Nature-Loving Princess,” is the Gym Leader of the Celadon City Gym and specializes in Grass-type Pokémon.

Special Nintendo Switch Bundle

A special bundle that includes a Nintendo Switch system, Pikachu- and Eevee-themed Joy-Con controllers, a digital copy of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, and a Poké Ball Plus will be released on November 16. The front of the dock features Eevee and Pikachu, while the back of the console has silhouettes of both partner Pokémon.

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  1. Rcxd9999 Aspiring Trainer


    Very nice. I'm stilling waiting for information on where we can find Safari Pokemon since there isn't a safari anymore. Otherwise very nice. I definitely love the coverage that Eevee has now and it's nice to know that despite these being remakes, HMs are eliminated from this game as well.

    As for the limited edition console, I'll probably wait until the Gen 8 games to see if they release a limited edition console I'd like. Otherwise the fact that the game is pre-downloaded onto it is a deal breaker for me.
  2. Andrew Weiss Aspiring Trainer
    Andrew Weiss


    I didn't want to have to buy a switch but now i might have to...
  3. HEBE Aspiring Trainer


    The switch looks nice, but the joy cons being yellow and brown...
  4. TheRealBro.. Relax


    Yeah, nice for a change but I'm starting to worry for Pokemon as a whole. They are straying a bit too far away from the core mechanics that I fell in love with long ago. Additions like Mega's and Z-moves were fine if you ask me, but cutting the HM's, and in S/M the gyms? I didn't like it.

    I'm looking forward to these games as spin offs. I love Kanto, but let's hope they will return to the base in 2019 without friendship moves, kahuna's (or replacements) and overly childish aspects because this isn't heading in the right direction if you ask me, and that started with X/Y. Pokemon used to be shoddy looking and all about perfectly crafted gameplay. Now it seems to be headed in the opposite direction. Maybe I'm wrong!
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  5. Heviin Aspiring Trainer

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    omg my wallet.... :(
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  6. fleshrum April in Kalos...


    I will never play a game with HMs ever again. Probably the single least intuitive part of gameplay imo. Trash that they should've been rid of sooner.

    Gyms are played out too, but I agree with the rest of your sentiment.
    The focus should be on design, as well as play conditioning. Beating the game doesn't make you a good VGC player (or smogon player either, let's be real, but I think the official format is more fair to nag). Why on earth is this the case? The pinnacle of gameplay for me would be a game where you train in some different situation for the first half. Once your team of six is at level 30, you take on the gym challenge, and each is flat rules, level 30. This is where the plot happens, whatever that entails. Then you have the elite four challenge as endgame content, but not in sequence, more like Red (complete this puzzle/dungeon to find me in the wilderness). And all of the "official" matches are double battles. This would mean that the endgame content serves the overall narrative of the game, i.e. make your double battle team better and breed better mons, more of which are accessible in postgame content, etc.
    Whatever is going on here looks pretty dire, and pretty fanservice-y. Glorifying the starter is NOT the way to go.
    :/ I am still defending these games, but only halfheartedly now.
  7. FourteenAlmonds Aspiring Trainer


    Ahhhhhh that Switch looks amazing! Unfortunately, I won't be getting one as I got mine way before this was announced...
  8. TheRealBro.. Relax


    Yeah all right, the HM's were indeed annoying. Maybe that's just my nostalgia talking, but clicking my ready-to-go Charizard that I never caught in S/M just didn't feel right (I miss that good old move deleter ; ) )

    I get what you're saying about gyms with that they were getting old, but not because of the formula I think. They just kept making uninteresting gyms that were highly predictable, easy and boring. Why not make dual type gyms, with interesting characters, higher difficulty level and new, clever puzzles? The problem with recent gyms is that they are forgettable, not the gym concept itself. Plus, it's just core Pokemon. Next thing you know they change picking a starter..

    Glad we can agree about the direction the games are taking lately. Let's hope Game Freak notices.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2018
  9. RisingRaichuu Aspiring Trainer

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  10. Lechu v 2017 srry WPM, I like pokemon more than u =)
    Lechu v 2017


    Beautiful bundle
    I like The yellow
    It's different
  11. Lechu v 2017 srry WPM, I like pokemon more than u =)
    Lechu v 2017


    YES BROTHER, Dat magician got nothin on kadabra
  12. Luplayz Lost Rider.


    Everstones no longer work for them so just dont trade your kadabra and boom. Still a kadabra
  13. Luplayz Lost Rider.


    and for crads probably wont come back
  14. RisingRaichuu Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    I'm not talking about trading here. I'm talking about the genuine hate towards Kadabra ever since the Uri Geller case, like the fact Kadabra's never seen a card since Skyridge. With a new Kanto game coming out for the first time in years, now's the perfect time to go back to the good old days and make Kadabra great again!
  15. I played the demo with the ppokeball thing at worlds and it is a really wonky controller

    not comforable at all

    and i kept walking into random pokemon because of that

    uugh im not buying this
  16. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior


    thank goodness they rid HMs for good. It's the worst thing GameFreak ever made!

    about the Gym, it's nothing new, except new moves added like Charge Beam on Raichu and Scald from Starmie. I played Kanto before, I don't want it again.

    I assume Pikachu and Eevee's Signature Moves BP is 60 or 102 on their Veevee Volley or whatever, and used once.
  17. RisingRaichuu Aspiring Trainer

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    I like these HM replacements a lot better than the Pokemon Ride (like seriously, who'd call a random Charizard from the sky that'd be willing to fly you anywhere?). I still think though that HMs should stay although the HM moves should have no use in battle but not count towards your 4 battle moves. I'd find that best, but anyway...
  18. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  19. Tails The Blonde Brainiac

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    "There are no limits to how many GO accounts can be tied to GO Park."

    That's an interesting idea, so a player can get help/assistance from their friends and/or family members.

    "Once 25 of the same species are transferred into the game, a special minigame can be played for Candies."

    Sounds a little daunting at first glance, but considering how easy this is for a lot of players; sounds like a walk in the park once I full understood.
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  20. GamePhoenix Halfpop Enthusiast


    I wonder if you can transfer 2 and 3 gem pokemon this way as well.
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