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Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee, Worth Buying?

game Pokemon first for Nintendo Switch, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee finally released on November 16 last. Like a new game Pokemon in general, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee highly anticipated by Nintendo Switch owners or fans Pokemon.

The question is, is this game worth buying? With a fairly expensive price (around IDR 720,000), will you get a satisfying and worth playing experience?

To answer that question, let’s peel what you can find on Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee.


Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee is a combination of Pokemon Go in smartphone with game series Pokemon which has been around since the 90’s. Specifically, the game brings back Pokemon Yellow which was released in 1998.

Together partner your favorite, you will explore the Kanto region to collect eight Gym Badges. After that defeat the Elite Four and become Pokemon Champion. To be the very best like no one ever was.

Almost everything in Pokemon Yellow It is in Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee, ranging from stories, maps, to NPC dialogue. Just all aspects gameplay and the stories you know become easier and streamlined.

Separate Random Encounter and Combat

You can still find wild Pokemon in tall grass and areas such as caves or the sea. The difference is, there’s no more random encounter JRPG style. You can clearly see every wild Pokemon that appears. That way you can avoid these wild Pokemon if you really don’t want to level up.

When you meet a wild Pokemon, you also no longer fight to get experience and level up. You just catch it immediately with the Pokeball you have just like when you play Pokemon Go in smartphone.

How to catch Pokemon in this game is also quite simple. Simply throw the Pokeball into the circle area by pressing A or swinging the JoyCon, depending on how you play.

Your chances of success depend on the color of the circle you see, your accuracy and timing throws, as well as the Pokeballs you use. Don’t worry because usually you can try many times until the Pokemon runs away.

Combat or the Pokemon battles are still on. It’s just that new battles occur when you face other Trainers. Nothing has changed from this fight with the Trainers.

Experience for Everyone!

You don’t like catching too many Pokemon? Wellin Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee you have to learn to like it. Otherwise, you will have a hard time leveling up your team.

Every time you catch a Pokemon, you will get experience, not just for one, but all Pokemon in the team. Not only that, the amount experience what you get is also quite a lot, especially plus various bonuses. This means that from the start you are encouraged to catch as many Pokemon as you can.

Every time you win a battle, your team will also get experience although it doesn’t show up at all. This is valid from the start and no longer requires items specifically Exp. Share like in the game Pokemon previous version.

Worried about not having enough space to store your Pokemon? Don’t worry, because you can send the Pokemon you caught to Professor Oak. In return he will then give you candy which makes your Pokemon stronger.

The Pokemon you sent to Professor Oak cannot be retrieved. So make sure you don’t send it wrong.

Easy Grinding

From all the points above, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee much easier and friendlier in terms of grinding.

The loss of the battle system when encountering wild Pokemon is a pretty good change. Players have the freedom when they want to fight and when they want to hunt wild Pokemon. Not only that, the process of catching wild Pokemon which is simpler also makes the process grinding or level up Pokemon so much easier.

With process grinding which is easier, so you have the opportunity to experiment with other Pokemon that you have. In other words, you have the opportunity to browse all the content available in the game.

I think this is a good change especially for casual players. I remember playing Pokemon Fire RedI’m even reluctant to catch and raise Magikarp because of the difficulty grinding in the game.

In Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee, I simply put him in the team. After several battles and catching Pokemon, the Magikarp is ready to transform into Gyarados.


All story elements in Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee exactly the same as other Kanto area games. Even all puzzle or dungeons and the position of each enemy is also exactly the same.

There are only a few minor changes to each piece of the story. Interestingly, almost all of these minor changes are aimed at showing players where you need to go.

As an example (spoiler alert), to gain access to a city, you used to have to find a grandmother in a building in another city and get tea from her. After that, you have to think for yourself where to use the tea.

In Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee, you get this tea directly from Brock who intercepts you in front of the same building. Not only that, he also has a dialogue that tells you that you have to give the tea to the guard in the city we mentioned earlier.

One even more bizarre example was when I was in an old mansion called Pokemon Mansion. In the deepest part of the house there is a room containing a portal that will take you out of the house.

Interestingly, in the room there is a child who will tell the function of the portal. The goal is clear so that you don’t step on the portal and get out of the house before completing your objective. But I also couldn’t understand how there could be a small child in the deepest part of an empty big house.

There are a few more instances where you are shown where to go to get the story in the game moving. In essence, just like gameplayinside story Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee also made to be easier than its predecessor version.

Presentation (Graphics, music and sound)

One thing that is 100 percent positive about Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee compared to its predecessors is the presentation.

The latest games on modern platforms definitely have better graphics, especially if their predecessors were born 20 years ago. Although not the best, graphics Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee enough to bring the Pokemon world and Kanto region to life.

Each Pokemon is assigned a size that corresponds to their Pokedex. Onyx, for example, will look huge, while Blastoise is only slightly taller than your character, and smaller than Charizard. Except for Pikachu and Eevee, all Pokemon have a sound similar to the old version.

Some moments in the game also have cut-scene cool short. My favorite is when I meet the three legendary birds as you can see above.

Don’t forget other features that are quite cute and adorable. For example, you can FINALLY get one Pokemon on your team out and walk after you. Some of them you can even ride. partners You can also be pampered by being petted, fed, and given clothes.


If simplified, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee is Pokemon Yellow with much better presentation and gameplay which is easier. This is not surprising considering that the game from the start was a mix of Pokemon Go in smartphone with the actual Pokemon series.

Because it is more aimed at a wider audience who may not be familiar with the world of Pokemon, of course there must be some elements gameplay which is made easier. But that doesn’t mean old players can’t enjoy the game. Just lower your expectations and don’t expect anything revolutionary.

So, is Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee worth buying? If you are a lay player who wants to know more about the Pokemon game series, you are worth trying this. There are many interesting things that you can find in this game together with partner which is very funny.

If you are fans heavy Pokemon, you also deserve to buy this game, but more as a nostalgia for the past. Don’t set too many expectations, and play while reminiscing about Kanto, where Alakazam and Gengar are attacker very strong.