Trailers reveal details on fighting Legendaries in Let’s Go

You have to fight the Legendaries before trying to catch them!

A new trailer for Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu and Eevee has given us fresh details on how encountering – and catching – Legendary Pokémon works. This was followed by updates to the official website. The GO Park, used for transferring Pokémon from Pokémon GO, was also showcased. Check the trailer – and its Japanese counterpart – below!

In summary:

  • The GO Park contains 20 parks, each holding 50 Pokémon – meaning you can store a total of 1,000 Pokémon.
  • There’s no limit to the number of Pokémon GO accounts that can be tied to a single save file in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
  • A minigame can be played in the area, which involves leading Pokémon to a goal area within 3 minutes while avoiding obstacles. You are rewarded with Candy for powering up your Pokémon. To play the game you need 25 of the same species of Pokémon.
  • With Legendary Pokémon, you have to defeat them in a battle before having a chance to catch them. There is a time limit to the battle!
  • There are in-game Trainers who will trade their Alolan form Pokémon with you.

Several images and some cute artwork has been uploaded; check out a selection below!

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How do you feel about this implementation of catching Legendary Pokémon requiring a battle first?