Pokémon stats and attributes work differently in the newest offering from Game Freak, Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee. Here’s a quick summary of how to check those stats and control Natures of your Pokémon!
There’s no such thing as Abilities in Pokémon Let’s Go, but there is a way to influence Natures outside of the Synchronize trick! To the left side of the Celadon City Pokémon Center, Madam Celadon will charge you 10,000 dollars, and ask you two questions involving picking a colour of flower. Which colours you pick determine which stat is boosted (first question) and which is diminished (second question) – and the combination hence corresponds to a Nature. The corresponding Nature will be forced onto every Pokémon you encounter for the rest of the day.
The colours respond to the following stats as follows:
- Red: Attack
- Yellow: Defense
- Blue: Special Attack
- Green: Special Defense
- Pink: Speed
The ability to view the Individual Values (IVs) of your Pokémon returns, but getting it can be easy to miss! You can actually obtain this feature before fighting Lt. Surge, the third Gym Leader.
Head to the gatehouse on Route 11, to the east near where a Snorlax is waiting. Talk to the Professor’s Aide upstairs and make sure you have 30 species or more recorded in your Pokédex. He’ll grant you the Judge feature. To access it, check the summary screen of a Pokémon by shaking the controller or pressing Y.
Hyper Training also returns! Mr. Hyper resides in the Day Care Center on Route 5. When you have become the Champion, have a level 100 Pokémon and present Mr. Hyper with a Bottle Cap item, he will raise all IVs to perfect (values of 31).
Are you planning to make use of these features in Pokémon Let’s Go?
Edited by Jake and Janna.