Today we have tons of new information on Pokemon Let’s GO Pikachu/Eevee, provided by the people behind Serebii that were given the opportunity to play the first 2 hours of the game.
First, we’ve received confirmation that IVs are indeed in the game, but due to the limited amount of time it’s impossible to determine whether the IV spreads are identical to other mainline Pokemon games since Ruby and Sapphire.
Next, it is currently difficult to determine what is actually going on with EVs in Pokemon Let’s GO Pikachu/Eevee. After your Pokemon completes some battles, it’ll receive an additional point in a stat such as Attack or Speed. The same additional point can be received by using Candy obtained from transferring Pokemon.
Now here are some of the things that aren’t going to appear in Pokemon Let’s GO Pikachu/Eevee. There are no held items in the game and you cannot make a Pokemon hold an item. Abilities are not in the game either.
Battles in Pokemon Let’s GO Pikachu/Eevee work almost exactly as previous mainline games, along with the physical and special split. More experience points are gained when catching Pokemon rather than battling Pokemon, especially when capturing a new Pokemon. You can receive bonus experience points by synchronizing capture with a second player or by making a high quality capture.
Similar to Pokemon GO, you can use Lure items to increase wild Pokemon spawns and Pinap Berries to increase the chances of finding an item after catching a Pokemon. Depending on the Pokemon you encounter in the wild, they’ll react differently to you. Some are docile, some are aggressive, and some will try to teleport away. Poke Balls are also given after the end of every trainer battle.
The partner Pokemon that you start with (Pikachu/Eevee) will have larger base stats than ones that appear in the wild. Combat Points from Pokemon GO are in the game as we’ve reported earlier.
Items are grouped into the following categories: Capture Items (berries and Balls), Healing Items, Battle Items (Guard Spec, Mega Stones, Candy), and Miscellaneous Items (Lures, Town Map, Fossils, Key Items).
Finally, we’ve learned how the Support Player function works. The second player’s following Pokemon is the second Pokemon in your party, and the same 6 Pokemon are used in battle. Support Players aren’t allowed to interact with items, wild Pokemon, or trainers.
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