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

Your Partner Pokémon

By
Vincent Lau

Your partner Pokémon is basically your best friend. We are of course referring to Pikachu, if you’re playing Let’s Go Pikachu, or Eevee, if you’re playing Let’s Go Eevee. They will stick with you for the entire game, riding on your shoulder or hat.

About Your Partner

Your partner’s exclusive moves can be extremely useful.

You can identify your partner from the love heart icon next to their sprite when in menus. They’ll also be the first Pokémon you obtain.

First of all, your partner can not evolve–well, it is “Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee”, and not “Let’s Go Raichu or Jolteon” etc. But to compensate, they have enhanced stats compared to other Pikachu or Eevee found the wild.

In addition, they have access to a variety of exclusive moves that wild ones cannot learn. These moves aren’t learned naturally, but must be taught via certain Move Tutors found in specific Pokémon Centers. Once a move has been unlocked, it will be available to all Move Tutors.

Pikachu

Move Type Tutor Location
Zippy Zap Cerulean City
Floaty Fall Celadon City
Splishy Splash Fuchsia City

Eevee

Move Type Tutor Location
Bouncy Bubble Cerulean City
Buzzy Buzz Cerulean City
Sizzly Slide Cerulean City
Baddy Bad Celadon City
Glitzy Glow Celadon City
Sappy Seed Fuchsia City
Freezy Frost Fuchsia City
Sparkly Swirl Fuchsia City

By the way, if you want, you can send your partner to your Box. They will still travel with you, but will not participate during battles. However, you cannot trade them.

Playing With Your Partner

Aww, who’s a good Eevee? You’re a good Eevee.

When traveling, you can play with your partner by opening the menu and selecting the big Play with Pikachu/Eevee option along the top. You can also shake your Joy-Con or Poké Ball Plus instead. Then go to Partner Play.

If you’ve played Pokémon-Amie or Pokémon Refresh, then you’ve seen this all before. If using the Joy-Con or Poké Ball Plus, you can use the motion controls to move your cursor. Then you can pet your partner by moving the cursor on them and pressing the interact button. You can also select a berry from the bottom-right corner and feed your partner.

Otherwise, if you’re in Handheld Mode, you can tap the Nintendo Switch’s touch screen to do everything. In fact, that’s probably the best way, unless you’re afraid of getting your screen dirty!

Playing Dress Up

You can change your partner’s outfit (hat, glasses, clothes and accessories) by going to the Clothing Trunk in the Bag menu. You can get a lot of clothing items for free if you poke your nose around. Additionally, you can buy exclusive clothing items from the Celadon City Department Store. Finally, you can change their hairstyle during Partner Play.

Personal Item Finder

Outside of battles, your partner can help you by identifying hidden items. If you notice your partner’s tail starting to move faster than normal, that means an item is nearby. Keep moving around until your partner’s tail moves super fast (you’ll know it when you see it) and then press the interact button to search that spot.

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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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