As soon as it was announced that Pokemon Let's Go players would be able to take monsters from Pokemon GO and transfer them into the Switch game, there have been tons of questions. Nintendo shed some light on the situation this afternoon with some extended gameplay footage that showed the feature in action.
As expected, the Kanto region pokemon who are transferred from PoGO to Pokemon Let's Go are not automatically added to the Let's Play collection. Instead, they go to a new zone called the Go Park. This is similar to the Safari Zone from earlier games in the franchise.
Players are able to visit the Park, where they will find all of their Pokemon GO transfers wandering around. At this point, the player is able to enter an encounter and capture the pokemon for use in the rest of the game. One interesting point is that high CP PoGO monsters will also be extra tough in Let's Go. That means they may be harder to catch, but will be useful in battle.
Here's a look at the feature in action...
This transfer mechanic seems like it should give Pokemon GO players a huge advantage in Let's Go. In addition to bringing Pokemon over to Let's Go just for fun, it sounds like PoGO players will also be rewarded with candy for the transfer. At this point, it hasn't been confirmed if the amount of candy is equal to the usual amount for transferring a pokemon to the professor. If so, there's no added benefit for the PoGO player.
Good luck out there, trainers!
Pokemon GO is available now on Android and iOS devices. Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee release on November 16 exclusively on the Nintendo Switch.