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Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!

Going For a Stroll

By
Vincent Lau

You can literally take your favorite Pokémon to work, school, etc.

If you have a Poké Ball Plus, you can put one of your Pokémon from the game into the Poké Ball Plus, and take it for a walk. To do so, go to the Save menu and select “Take your Pokémon for a stroll”. The game will then prompt you to connect to your Poké Ball Plus.

When it’s connected, you can choose your partner Pokémon or another Pokémon from your box. Afterwards, that Pokémon will enter your Poké Ball Plus. However, the Pokémon will still remain in your game, so you can continue to battle with them etc. The one in your Poké Ball Plus is essentially a “shadow”.

While you’re out and about with your Poké Ball Plus, it will count the steps you’ve taken. You can also play with your Pokémon by holding the analogue stick inwards for 2 seconds, until the light turns on. You can then jiggle the Poké Ball Plus around, on a flat surface or just in the air. From time to time, your Pokémon may call out to you, which means it wants to play.

Later on, when you think you think you’re done, go to the Save menu again and select “Take your Pokémon for a stroll” like before. This time, the game will recognise that a Pokémon is in your Poké Ball Plus and will ask if you want to bring it back.

Once you bring back your Pokémon, your Pokémon will gain experience points depending on the number of steps you’ve walked, if you played with your Pokémon, etc. Depending on the experience points earned, you may also receive items such as berries and candies (if your Pokémon can’t gain experience, you’ll still get these items).

In addition, when you reach certain milestones for an activity (such as 10,000 steps walked), you may receive rarer items, including species candies and Rare Candies. These milestones will carry on to the next time you go on a stroll (so you don’t need to walk 10,000 steps in one go).

Activities

Activity Description Experience per Activity Milestone
Walked together Number of steps you walked. 0.5 10,000
Played You shook your Pokémon while playing with it. 5 1,000
Enjoyed playing Your Pokémon made a playful cry while playing. 10 100
Enjoyed playing very much You saw rainbow-colored lights while playing. 50 100
Called out to (your name) Your Pokémon tried to get your attention. 250 10
Replied to a callout You shook your Pokémon when it called out. 1500 50
Worked hard in Pokémon GO Used the Poké Ball Plus with Pokémon GO. 20 250
Helped in Pokémon GO Captured a Pokémon or spun a Poké Stop in Pokémon GO. 40 100

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    23 November 2018
  • Last Updated
    19 December 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau

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Welcome to our strategy guide for Pokemon: Let’s Go!

  • A complete walkthrough with strategies to defeat all the Kanto Gym Leaders and conquer the Pokémon League.
  • Encounter tables for all the wild Pokémon, including the rare Pokémon with undisclosed habitats in the Pokédex.
  • Explanations of all the gameplay mechanics for both beginner trainers and Pokémon Masters.
  • Where to find all the Master Trainers and hidden battles after beating the game.
  • A handy mini-Pokédex containing the key details for all 153 obtainable Pokémon and where to find them.

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