After the presentation of Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee last week, one question remained, namely, how will the online part of the title work, which is expected two months after the implementation of the Nintendo Switch Online. After the misunderstanding about this, Famitsu magazine cleared things up by questioning The Pokemon Company.
Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee – “We do not plan to use this online service for the moment” (The Pokemon Company)
In the Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee presentation video, the game’s new features are widely highlighted. Among these, the most important ones are the compatibility with Pokemon Go and the possibility to play with another player, locally, and share the same adventure.
However, nothing has been said regarding the online dimension of these games and we had to wait for the Pokemon Company’s Q&A session before the Famitsu editors for the first details.
Unfortunately, the officials said they “do not plan to use this online service for the moment.”
Gamers will have to wait for the Nintendo Switch Online to play the new Pokemon games online
Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee will allow you to fight other trainers online or locally but this will logically require a subscription to Nintendo Switch Online.
Note that some of the features found in the latest Pokemon games, such as the Coin Combats, the Global Trade System and the features found in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, will not be integrated, leaving room for more straightforward things.
Remember that, while it is currently possible to play online on the Nintendo Switch system free of charge, this will be changed starting next September when Nintendo Switch Online will become a reality.
You will then have to pay a Nintendo Switch Online subscription starting from $3.99 per month, $19.99 per year, or $34.99 for a family subscription (at least eight accounts).