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Junichi Masuda And Kensaku Nabana Briefly Talk Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu And Eevee Post-Game Content

Eurogamer published a huge interview with both Junichi Masuda And Kensaku Nabana yesterday and I would encourage you all to read it if you are in the fence about the first major Pokemon game for the Nintendo Switch. One thing that’s interesting is the team talked about the Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Eevee’s post-game content. Have a read below to find out the extent of it.

What would you say to those players who are crying out for a bit more of a challenge, maybe adult players who’ve been playing for these 20 years or who got into it a bit later? Should they wait for next year’s RPG instead?

Junichi Masuda: So you know to those kinds of fans we’d mention the ‘catch combo’ mechanic, whereby you catch the same Pokémon multiple times in a row and get various rewards and benefits for that.

Kensaku Nabana: And also the postgame content as well, in particular the master trainiers – so these are trainers who are kind of the ultimate trainers of a specific Pokémon, so you will challenge them. So you will challenge them, and then get their title for that Pokémon, so you become the master of that Pokémon if you manage to beat them in battle.

Junichi Masude: So for me, my favourite Pokémon is Psyduck, so I’d be training my Psyduck amazingly and then would challenge the Psyduck Master, and then gain the Psyduck Master title, and that’s something you can put a lot of effort and a lot of time into, if I really wanted to create a challenge for myself – and these Master Trainers exist for all of the 151 Pokémon in the game, so you know, if you want to collect all of the titles then that’s something you can really challenge yourself with.

Does that cover all of the postgame content or is there more? Is there any story-based content after the main questline?

Junichi Masuda: So you know this is obviously based on the Yellow version, so in addition to the Master Trainers in the postgame there’s always the challenge of completing the Pokédex, and not just the in-game contents, but we’d like players to also challenge themselves with meeting up with friends and just trading Pokémon from both versions to complete that Pokédex.

Sure – and I know you haven’t talked much about this yet but is there any possibiltiy that there would be a National Pokédex beyond the 151 from Kanto? Or any plans to add Pokémon from other generations?

Junichi Masuda: So not right now – we’ll kind of, or what we’re looking forward to most right now is how the game is received. We’ll see it’s reception amongst all the players, and really we just… so right now players should become the trainer, throw their Pokéballs, and achieve that dream that everyone should be having including myself – you know it’s everyone’s dream to become a Pokémon trainer, and you know, take up your Pokéballs and get going.


Thanks to Infinite Ridley for the news tip!

16 thoughts on “Junichi Masuda And Kensaku Nabana Briefly Talk Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu And Eevee Post-Game Content”

      1. “Besides the fact that 3DS owners are getting left out completely / forced to buy into Switch if they want to continue.”

        Yeah I remember when people who didn’t want to buy a 3DS were making the same complaint about X and Y, which then went on to make record breaking sales and generate a massive push in the market towards the 3DS.

        3DS owners got their 4 pokemon games, if they want more, they have to move on and that’s just how it is. It’s not a matter of being left out or forced into it, it’s a matter of the 3DS gradually fading out as the switch rightfully becomes the main focus of the company.

      2. Truth Seeker ( u mad )

        @Sleepy, or maybe Pokemon Company can move on ? Release full game in iPhone ( yes it can run it, cpu is more powerful and you have better online and social accept of the game + Pokémon is full touch friendly )

        This whole Switch fanboying is sad, first and all It’s like Apple stops with iPhone 6 and now you can only buy iPads anymore with build in phone.

        We need a new mobile after 3DS, Switch isn’t mobile like a 3DS and a phone. I’m not a girl I don’t cary bags all day around.

        Just stop with these stupid excuses, you would talk otherwise if they never released Switch, so your opinion is biased.

      3. Once again Nintendo messed up

        Some of you people need to get a grip. I guess N64 owners are also still getting left out? Companies advance, especially those in technology. Get over it or get a job

  1. There won’t be any and the Pokémon Go mechanics you’re talking about only amount to catching Pokémon and the fact there are candies, so there’s hardly that much to worry about even if they did. But there won’t be any in next year’s game. Further in the future who knows.

  2. Pingback: Junichi Masuda Says That Another Pokemon Let’s Go Style Game Set In Johto Could Happen “If Everyone Enjoys Playing These Games” | My Nintendo News

  3. If there is a way to get 3 more Eevees in the game that don’t require Pokemon GO, I’m gonna be a master of each Eeveelution! I will be the Grand Eevee Master! I’M COMING FOR YOU 4 EEVEELUTION MASTERS!!! *evil laugh* (Of course, this plan is moot if grinding becomes too much of a chore. IN which case, I’ll just focus on the Eevee Master.)

  4. Oh and the fact he beat around the bush in regards to adding new Pokemon, it’s probably a hint that they won’t be adding new Pokemon and will simply just release more Let’s GO games with the same mechanics but set in the other regions for the other Pokegens.

    1. Once again Nintendo messed up

      You retards make things too difficult. There was no beating around the bush, there is no implications. It’s exactly as he said. Of cours a company will want to see how a game does because expanding

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