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Secret Techniques, Exclusive Moves, And More Revealed In Latest Pokemon: Let’s Go Announcement

The Pokemon Company International and Nintendo have just announced new details about the highly anticipated Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! games,

The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced new details about exclusive Pokémon moves, Secret Techniques, and much more in the highly anticipated Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! games, releasing on November 16 on the Nintendo Switch system. Both games are designed for players taking their first steps into the Pokémon video game world as well as for long-time fans wanting a new way to play Pokémon.

Clear the Way: Secret Techniques Pikachu or Eevee can help players overcome obstacles they encounter and make travel easier in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! 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 in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! 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 pre-installed 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.

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

Source: PR

24 thoughts on “Secret Techniques, Exclusive Moves, And More Revealed In Latest Pokemon: Let’s Go Announcement”

    1. Where have you been since they announced it?

      Welcome to the world of Nintendo. You’re clearly new here. Where games have questionable names but great content. Since you’re new to watching NIntendo I will explain these games below.

      Pokemon Lets-go Eevee and Pokemon Lets-go Pikachu are full remakes with new mechanics based on Pokemon Yellow. You will be able to transfer gen 1 pokemon from Pokemon Go to the Lets Go games but you can’t transfer any back. etc etc… I’m not explaining anymore you’re just going to troll the rest of the post anyways

      1. @P Edwards
        Actually, thank you for pointing that out. I could not understand what the person was criticizing until you identified the misunderstanding there.

        And really, I’d say it’s because I’m a long time veteran that makes me confused. If I were new, I’d just take the names at face value. But to go from passable names like “Ember” or “Hydro Pump” or “Leech Seed” to names like Sizzly Slide and Pika Papow…. You can’t help but scratch your head and wonder what went wrong.

      2. Wow. He didn’t even say anything that was very negative and you’re attacking him and calling him a troll. You really ARE an ass kissing Nintendo fanboy, huh? Or just a troll pretending to be a fanboy. Either way, you’re an idiot.

      1. Yeah it’s true, but isn’t everything about Pokémon silly? At least from an outsiders perspective haha. Imagine telling a coworker about how you ran through fields with your little fuzzy friend and had battles with other cute fuzzy friends.

      2. It is great how a lot of games are even more silly when you just look at them on paper or put them into words.
        For example… (and I hope this isn’t against any site rules to share this. Apologies, if so.)

  1. I’d love to read it but my interest for the game has kind of waned over the last few days because of no cloud saves for it. *sigh* Years waiting for a side mainline game with Eevee as the centerpiece and I’m losing interest in it. Ugh! Why does Nintendo always have to ruin shit with stupid decisions these days!?

    1. For me, cloud saves are more of a bonus then a requirement. I mean, I’ve been playing games for years and it hasn’t ever been an issue for me. I have lost save data before, but I usually see it as an opportunity to start fresh and enjoy it again haha. I just deleted my breath of the wild save data (over 100 hours) to start over again.

      1. I agree. You shouldn’t let lack of cloud saves be the determining factor of if a game is worth playing. I know it can be appealing to play something that guarantees “time invested = success” (since real life rarely has that guarantee) but you gotta respect your own time as a gamer. If you view the majority of gameplay in a game as a chore… is it really an entertaining game?

        1. Quit ignoring the fact games like Pokemon have such a thing as grinding. There is a difference between fun and time consuming. Don’t be a fucking dumbshit like the fanboys defending Nintendo’s stupid decisions. It’s sad when sensible people become sheep falling hook, line, and sinker for Nintendo’s bullshit. Enjoy falling for their bullshit, sucker.

      2. It’s a requirement for me. Shit happens as consoles aren’t built like they once were. The seal of quality Nintendo, Sony, etc had for their hardware has sadly vanished over the last decade.

      3. I can only speak from my experience. When I was a kid, I had my data wiped on Pokemon Silver when I bought a gameshark or action replay (whichever it was). I legitimately cried over that.
        Within the last year, I had all my 3DS save data erased due to a bad microSD card. But… you know… I didn’t cry because I’m 28 years old and I took it in stride.

        Those were also the only two times I’ve ever save data loss in my lifetime as a gamer.

        And, of course, it helps me appreciate gaming time. I was content to buy a new microSD card and replay fun games like Zelda: ALBW and Super Mario 3D Land… but then I knew there’s no point in getting sucked into games like that Pokemon bejeweled game or that F2P Kirby boss fight game or even MH4U. Not fun = no point. It’s honestly incredibly liberating to not fall into the trap of pointless grinding in video games.
        …And, to reiterate, I’ve only had save data loss twice in my life and I’m an adult and not a child who’s gonna cry about save data loss.

        1. People are allowed to get upset when they lose their save data. People are allowed to have security in knowing their saves are safe from being lost. It doesn’t mean they don’t have fun playing video games. It doesn’t even mean they are crying or are children for getting upset. That’s ignorant if you honestly believe that is the case. It might be the case for YOU and that’s why you gave up caring about save data, but others will strongly disagree.

      4. That was the least of my points. The other two were it’s somewhat rare to lose video game data.

        Also I stand by what I said. If you see replaying something as a chore, it’s probably not fun. You already did it… you don’t need a digital mark that you did. And if they game DOES require you to have that mark to do something truly fun… it’s not a well designed game.

  2. I’m no troll, as I’ve been a fan of Nintendo for years. I grew up with all of their products, and I still do love them. But come on, you can’t be a blind fan. You have to call them out when they do stupid things. The lack of cloud saves on all games is disheartening, and there isn’t an excuse for it. The argument that “We don’t want people to abuse cloud saves in splatoon and in different games” is not an argument. All of Nintendo’s competitors offer cloud saving. If there’s a possibility to abuse cloud saving with Nintendo, that is Nintendo’s fault. They can make it so that people can’t abuse the system.

    And it’s weird to me how people think it isn’t a big deal, and say “well I don’t mind if I lose all of my saved data and play time. I enjoy it!” And then argue that playing a game shouldn’t be a chore. Nobody said that it is a chore, but who wants to randomly lose all of their save data on all of these different games? And maybe you do, but the vast majority of people would rather choose when they delete saved data or wouldn’t want data deleted ever.

    My point is, justifying whatever terrible decisions Nintendo does is sheep mentality.

    I love Nintendo just as much as you guys do, but I’m going to call them out.

    1. It’s just called “making the most of what we have been given”. But still obviously stating your concerns to Nintendo for them to hear so they know what they could improve on. To me, cloud saves aren’t that important, just because it doesn’t matter that much to me. I do agree it should be implemented in all games, but there ain’t much I can do to change it, so just enjoying what I got.

    2. It really doesn’t matter to me what Nintendo has decided… I just don’t do cloud saves on any device. It’s just not a concern for me, personally. And to be honest, I think it’s a little unfair to place all the blame on the company for decisions like these. If I DID care about cloud saves… I’d be more angry at the cheaters for ruining the good time for the rest of us. I mean… where’s the outrage over those people causing safeguards like this to be put up?

      1. Clearly you don’t know how saves work on systems that do have cloud saves. I don’t hear a millions of people on other systems crying that cloud saves are allowing people to cheat at online games and ruining their fun. Obviously the others have offline data and online data separated in the saves where only the offline data gets uploaded to the cloud. So yes. It is 100% on Nintendo as they’re the ones that still don’t get it when it comes to online and didn’t get someone that knows what the fuck they are doing to help them make sure their cloud save system is on par with the competition.

  3. blah blah could saves blah. I could not care less about such things. I’ve been gaming since 1977 or thereabouts. The fact I could save progress at all in a game was a welcome innovation and since it’s introduction, I haven’t lost a save yet. Ever.
    Sheesh, kids these days.

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