Pokemon Let's Go: What Do Auras Mean?


Game Freak and Nintendo have put Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let's Go Eevee on full display during the publisher's E3 press conference where more details concerning the upcoming role-playing game were revealed. Afterward, during Nintendo's Treehouse event, producer Junichi Masuda revealed even more about the game and introduced and the concept of auras.

Although some may think that a Pokemon's aura is a minor detail, it could very well prove to be the difference between an amateur and a professional in Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee. Essentially, an aura indicates the size of a pokemon, with a red aura indicating a pokemon is larger than normal and a blue aura indicated that it is smaller than normal.

Like Pokemon GO, catching Pokemon in this game also rewards experience, with the quality of the throw providing bonus experience, but the size of the Pokemon also indicates experience. The larger a Pokemon is, the more experience it rewards upon capture, so trainers definitely want to keep their eye on Pokemon with a red aura.

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Speaking of Pokemon GO, the relationship between it and Pokemon Let's GO was also explored a little today, with it being revealed that Pokemon transferred from Pokemon GO to the Switch title are replaced with candy. While this may not exactly be what was expected when transferring between the two was first addressed, it makes sense given that Pokemon transferred to the professor are turned into candy.

It remains to be seen if aura or size of a Pokemon affects the amount of candy gained upon transfer, but considering it doesn't in Pokemon GO, it doesn't seem likely. Also, many soon-to-be Let's GO trainers may want to look into the Pokeball Plus edition, as Mew will be available at launch exclusively with the Pokeball Plus. Until more information is available about this latest Pokemon title, stay tuned, Trainers!

Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee release on November 16, 2018, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch.

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