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Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee makes a notable change to Gyms

Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee is going to make a change to how gyms work. If you want to take on a gym leader, you’ll need to clear requirements detailed at the entrance. This includes Pokemon types, levels, and more. For example, if you want to face Brock, you'll need to have a water or grass type Pokemon in your party to even get the chance.

Categories: Consoles
Tags: eshop, pokemon, switch

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Isn’t the fun of Pokémon the amount of variety there is in characters, moves and strategy? Even to a newcomer, I’d imagine that to be a highlight.

They’re effectively stifling everything about its variety for this game and this is just more proof.

sgtfly
Fri Jul 20 18 11:45pm
Rating: 2

This is some next-level handholding

Hopefully it's a feature that can be turned off. Classic Mode...

Geez, every time I get excited by something ridiculous but enticing like haircuts, I get turned off by something absolutely stupid like this.

But this is a remake of Yellow, where you used a Mankey with Low Kick or Nidoran with Double Kick if you wanted a super effective move. And this kills just brute forcing with Butterfree with Confusion like I did as a kid!

thedreaminghawk
Sat Jul 21 18 01:08am
Rating: 1 (Updated 2 times)

This is just fucking horrid and clearly a way to both dumb down the game like ORAS (which I consider to be the Sonic 06 of Pokemon due to how much it butchered RSE and treated the player like an idiot the entire time with the low difficulty) and to try and hopelessly pad out the game considering that Kanto doesn't usually take longer than 15 hours to clear and for $60 with only 152 Pokes that's a horrible value. Of course they couldn't bother to include Johto and the mons over there... Pokemon GO shows that you can make a more simple pokemon game without stripping it of all challenge or engagement, since Raids and Gym battles can still be tough if you tap wildly and use bad Pokemon types, and catching Pokemon is still a risk, but this game just makes me lose faith in Game Freak with every bit of info.

I hoped we finally left the dark age with Sun/Moon (removed National Dex excluded) having a great difficulty curve but I guess not. Don't have any faith in the 2019 game and expect it to be lacking on post-game content like with Gen VI and they'll skip the national dex for no reason at all yet will have dozens of catchable pokemon that are pointless to go after as they have no dex entries. At least in Let's Go every Pokemon in the game is in the Dex but that isn't saying much with the puny amount...

nurio
Sat Jul 21 18 06:01pm
(Updated 1 time)

Wait, 152 Pokémon? I must've missed some news. Who's the mystery extra Pokémon?

For the rest, I completely agree with you. This sounds absolutely horrible

It was revealed that by connecting Pokemon GO to Lets Go you’ll get a brand new Pokemon.

People calm down. This game isn’t the next main Pokemon game.

This is a game to get primarily Pokemon Go players into the series and teach them the concepts of a mainline Pokemon, in this case mostly about type weaknesses.

Sure it’s a bit hand-holdy but honestly as a veteran Pokemon player I’m probably not going to challenge any gym without at least one Pokemon that is strong against the Gym Theme.
Hopefully it doesn’t require you to be at a higher level than the gym, maybe just not less than 3-4 levels so you have a fighting chance.

honestly as a veteran Pokemon player I’m probably not going to challenge any gym without at least one Pokemon that is strong against the Gym Theme
Yeah, like Fighting or Steel or even Ground against Brock. But you are required to have Grass or Water against Brock

Gen 1 doesn’t have steel ;) Unless Alolan Sandshew or Diglet are in the game.

Yeah there are more types that would be effective against Rock. They’re just trying to keep it simple. Hopefully the requirement becomes more lax in later gyms and it isn’t always two or three specific types.

I also wonder what about having a Pokemon with a strong move type but it’s not necessarily of that type itself. Like Pikachu knowing Low Kick for example. Electric is weak against Rock but Fighting is strong.

If the requirement looked at your Pokemon’s moves I think that would be better and be less restrictive.

This isn't exactly Gen 1. It's Kanto, but I don't think it has just the Gen 1 mechanics. Expect stuff like Clefairy and Jigglypuff being Fairy type and Magnemite being a Steel type, and Pikachu being able to learn Iron Tai

Doh! How could I forget Magnemite Smile

Does GameFreak really think we're so stupid that we need to be told how to beat a gym?

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