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Best Buy offering free steelbook with purchase of Pokemon: Let's GO starting Feb. 17th, 2019

Who doesn't like a good steelbook? If you like the one you see above, you might want to make your way to a Best Buy starting Feb. 17th, 2019. The retailer has announced that they'll be throwing in the above steelbook for free with a purchase of Pokemon: Let's GO.

For those who've already purchased the game, it might not hurt to take your Best Buy receipt in to argue your case. You might be able to convince them to let you walk away with the case. Best of luck to anyone who tries!

Pokemon: Let's Go - demo trailer

To download the demo:

Select Nintendo eShop from the HOME Menu on your Nintendo Switch.

Search for either Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!

Tap the Download Demo button to start the download!

Pokemon: Let's Go - demo footage

Pokemon: Let's Go got a demo last night, giving you a taste of what the game has to offer. If playing a demo is too much for you, you can just watch footage of the demo above!

A few more details on the newly-released Pokemon: Let's Go demo

As we posted about a few hours back, Nintendo released a demo for Pokemon: Let's Go on the Switch eShop. Here's a handful of details about the demo you might not know.

- this is the same demo that was playable at various events around the world last year, which starts in Viridian Forest
- catch wild Pokémon, battle other trainers, and play with your partner Pokémo
- choose whether you get Pikachu or Eevee as partner Pokémon
- the placement of items in the demo is different from the full game
- you cannot transfer save data from the demo to the full game
- you cannot trade or battle against other players

Pokemon: Let's Go demo available in Japan (UPDATE)

UPDATE - The demo is now available worldwide. The demo takes up roughly 2.2GB of space.

Nintendo has released a demo for Pokemon: Let's Go in Japan. There are both Pikachu and Eevee versions available to download. No word on a similar demo in North America or Europe at this time.

Pokemon GO players gather to run Mystery Box charity event

If you want to get Meltan in Pokemon GO, you need to have a copy of Pokemon Let's Go and a Switch, or you need access to a Mystery Box. This is why Pokemon GO players without the necessary software/hardware have been working with Let's Go players to receive Mystery Boxes that grant Meltan. It's always nice to see the community working together, but a group of players in Singapore took their collaboration got a completely new level.

An event in Singapore aimed to give Pokemon GO players without a Switch/Let's Go access to Meltan. Those players could get a Mystery Box if they brought food to donate to a charity. Believe it or not, 118 different players gathered and donated food in order to get Meltan. This is such a fantastic idea that I wouldn't be surprised to see other places hopping on it soon!

Fan creates Version 2.0 of his Pokemon Let's Go Shiny Hunting Machine

You guys liked my last one, so here is the shiny hunter V2.0! from r/pokemon

Reddit user Anyu2x is back with yet another machine that catches Shiny Pokemon for him in Pokemon: Let's Go. It might not be the most elegant creation with all that black tape, but God damnit, it gets the job done! When you don't feel like Shiny hunting yourself, this'll do the trick!

Pokemon GO having trouble connecting to Pokemon: Let's GO, Niantic offers a quick fix

Pokemon GO players have noticed that they're having trouble connecting to Pokemon: Let's GO on Switch, and it seems the reason is the most recent Switch firmware update. For whatever reason, Version 7.0.0 of the Switch firmware is causing problems for connecting to Pokemon GO. While a fix is being worked on, Niantic has offered a simple solution.

Trainers, we have confirmed that the latest update to the Nintendo Switch is affecting the ability to connect to Pokémon GO. Disconnecting Pokémon GO and restarting your Switch by holding the power button for 3 seconds should allow you to reconnect.

New Pokemon: Let's Go billboard spotted in Taiwan


Nintendo and Pokemon Co. are still out to spread the word on Pokemon: Let's GO. We've seen plenty of print ads and promo videos in recent weeks, but it looks like Nintendo is still papering the streets as well. This Pokemon: Let's Go billboard was spotted at a Kaohsiung MRT station in Taiwan.

Pokemon: Let's GO official strategy guide launches in South Korea

The first ever official Korean Pokemon Let’s GO Pikachu/Eevee strategy guide is now available in South Korea. This book includes 165 pages of tips for beginners, PokeDex entries, maps of all the routes and locations, a special manga, and other details. This beast of a book costs just 9,800 won (USD8.75), and is available through multiple retailers.