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Nintendo: “Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu & Eevee Do Not Require Players To Use Motion Controls Or Physical Gestures In Handheld Mode”

Earlier today, IGN released an article about catching Pokemon in Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee while in Handheld Mode. According to IGN, “motion controls are not necessary to catch a Pokemon in Pokemon: Let’s Go when in handheld mode, however, moving the console would trigger motion controls”. Meanwhile, IGN received a couple of official statements. The first one came from a representative from Nintendo, and another one came from a representative at The Pokemon Company. The latter was only a sentence long, but both relayed the same message. They both say that Pokemon Let’s Go won’t require players to use motion controls in handheld mode. You can see the full statements provided by Nintendo and The Pokemon Company down below.

Nintendo: “Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! do not require players to use motion controls or physical gestures when in Handheld Mode. Instead, players can use the joystick on the left Joy-Con controller to aim and press the A button to throw a Poké Ball. The simulated throwing motion associated with the Joy-Con controllers or Poké Ball Plus are intended to enhance the gameplay experience, but are not required to play these games.”

The Pokemon Company: “there is no function to turn off motion controls, but this does not impact that player’s ability to use the buttons and joysticks to play the game in handheld mode.”



  1. ‘however, moving the console would trigger motion controls”
    So you’re supposed to remain perfectly static if you don’t wish to trigger the motion controls? Also, if they’re not mandatory in handheld, WHY FORCE users to fling their wrist while playing on the dock? I really don’t like the decisions Masuda has been making lately.

    1. The sensitivity is most likely not as bad as you think, unless you really think they don’t test these things.

      1. All I want to know is if the Pro Controller is supported, or if they’re pulling the Super Mario Party stunt and intentionally preventing the Pro Controller from being used, even though it has the same motion/amiibo/rumble functionality as the Joycons and the Poké Ball Plus.

  2. Duh, Pokemon company knows how to develop a game, unlike the out of house developers Nintendo give the Mario tennis and Mario Party away for some fast cash grab. Nintendo never made an Mario Party game again since N64 times.

    They are milking the name out, and people moan about COD, yet no issues with Mario Party.
    THat’s why you can’t play Mario Party undocked in handheld in bed, because it’s just a quick cash grab. Keep buying sheep make others millionaires

    1. Yeah, man. I wish Nintendo could be more like Gamefreak and the Pokemon Co and just release quality games instead of lazy cash grabs.

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