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Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee details – no held items or abilities

Posted on September 18, 2018 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Serebii was recently able to go hands-on with Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee and has since shared some details from its hands-on report. A mix of new and old tidbits can be found below.

– IVs fully appear to be within the game
– Unclear if the IV spreads are identical to how they were in the games since Ruby & Sapphire
– Unclear what the situation with EVs is
– After some battles, an additional +1 appears in one stat such as Speed or Attack
– This +1 is also added with the candy obtained from transferring Pokemon
– No held items in the game
– No option to make a Pokemon hold an item
– Therefore items such as Choice Band cannot be found
– Abilities also aren’t in the game
– Experience is weighted more towards capture than battle
– You typically seem to earn more experience points catching Pokemon but you will get bonuses if it’s a new Pokemon, quality of capture, etc.
– Synchronising capture with a second player locally also boosts the experience bonus
– Lure item lasts for a few minutes which increases wild Pokemon spawns
– Pinap Berries will increase chances of finding an item after catching a Pokemon
– These items are typically berries
– Pokemon react differently to you based on species
– Some are docile while others while charge at you or Abra will teleport away if it spots you
– The trainer battles end with Poke Balls being given in order to continue capture
– Combat Points are in the game, which are just a quick visual representation of the stats of a Pokemon taking on the Pokemon’s level, stats and any stat boosts
– The partner Pokemon do appear to have larger base stats
– The base power of Eevee’s Sizzly Slide, Bouncy Bubble and Buzzy Buzz moves is 90
– Jessie, James & Meowth appear only on in Viridian City and just replace the old man who needed his coffee who then shows you how to catch Pokemon
– Won’t battle them until Mt. Moon
– Given the first customization option, the sportswear matching the default outfit of the trainer, by the rival’s sister as you leave Pallet Town
– Items are grouped into multiple categories
– Your Pokemon Box is in your bag, as are Capture Items such as Berries and Balls, Healing Items, Battle Items such as Guard Spec. and Mega Stones, Candy, etc.
– With this, you can also have items from other categories outside the main item list such as Lures, Town Map, Fossils and other key or miscellaneous items
– As with previous games, each gender option contains four different options of character skintone
– Some play of the Support Player function where a second player can play in the game
– Their following Pokemon is the second in your party and you share the same 6 Pokemon for battle
– In this mode, the second player also can’t interact with items, wild Pokemon or trainers

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