The upcoming new Pokemon adventures for the Nintendo Switch, Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Eevee, won’t feature a number of things we have seen in the established handheld series. The latest omission is that the game won’t have the traditional held items or abilities. The following was discovered by Serebii after a recent Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! preview session.
“As many people have speculated through various demos and videos, there are no held items in the game and no option to make a Pokémon hold an item. This means that many of the items you come to expect such as Choice Band cannot be found. In addition to this, Abilities also aren’t in the game.”