Appendix:Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! walkthrough/Section 1

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This is the Bulbapedia walkthrough for Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.
These pages follow the remade Nintendo Switch iteration, not Pokémon Yellow. The guide for that game can be found here.


After a brief cutscene, the player is given a choice of several languages—English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese—in which to play. Once this is complete, the resident researcher of the Kanto region, Professor Oak, appears and introduces new Trainers to the Pokémon world. The player is presented with eight photos and asked to select a gender and skin tone combination for their character. Next, the player is asked to enter their name, which can be up to twelve characters long. Finally, the professor asks for the name of your friend and rival. With that done, the player is transported into the world of Pokémon to begin their adventure!

Pallet Town

Pallet Town

The journey begins in Pallet Town, in the southwest part of the Kanto region. It is a rather small, sleepy town with only three buildings. The western house belongs to you and Mom, while the eastern one is home to your rival and his sister. The large building to the south is Professor Oak's Laboratory. The north part of town leads to the tall grasses of Route 1, and the waters to the south open up to Route 21.



The journey begins in your bedroom, with you standing in front of your Nintendo Switch. When you try to go down the stairs, Trace comes running up to your room. Today is the day that you are each supposed to receive your first partner Pokémon from Professor Oak! He reminds you to read the email that he sent you, which includes some basic adventure tips, before excitedly running off.


Mom is standing in the kitchen, and reminds you to go and meet with Professor Oak. It is best not to keep him waiting, so leave the house to track him down.

A Wild Pokémon Appears!

Pallet Town has only a few places to explore, and Professor Oak is nowhere to be found. There is nothing else to do around here right now, so head for the tall grass on the north side of town. A flock of Pidgey was helping the professor with his research and he lost track of time. The two of you are about to head for the lab when suddenly, a wild PikachuP / EeveeE appears! Oak uses the battle to teach you how to catch a wild Pokémon.

Poké Ball Catching a Pokémon
The catching mechanics are very different from those in other core series games, and differ based on the desired control scheme.
TV Mode When using a single Joy-Con, aim it horizontally at the TV screen. To ready a Poké Ball, press the A (or ZR) Button, raise the Joy-Con so it is held vertically, then lower it back down horizontally to throw it. If using the Left Joy-Con, press ▶︎ (or the ZL Button) instead.
Handheld Mode When playing with both Joy-Cons attached to the Nintendo Switch, press the A (or ZL, or ZR) Button to ready the Poké Ball. Move the Switch around to aim, then press the button again to toss the Poké Ball toward the center of the screen.
Poké Ball Plus When using the Poké Ball Plus, press the center button to ready the Poké Ball, raise it up, and then lower the accessory to toss a Poké Ball.

After the battle, the professor intends to let you nickname the newly-caught Pokémon, until its Poké Ball starts bouncing around wildly. The lively Pokémon dashes off to the lab with you and Oak in hot pursuit!

Professor Oak's Lab

Trace is already waiting here for the professor, and says that the third Poké Ball on the table just appeared a second ago. Oak explains what had happened, then invites you to take the Poké Ball to receive your partner Pokémon. He offers you the chance to give it a nickname, which may be up to twelve characters long. Trace then chooses a second Poké Ball from the table, which contains an EeveeP / a PikachuE. Although Pikachu and Eevee are normally capable of evolving, this particular individual will always refuse to do so.

Electric Normal

When you turn to leave, you are stopped by Professor Oak. Now that you and Trace are starting out as Pokémon Trainers, he has a request for each of you: take the Pokédex he invented and use it to gather information on all the Pokémon in the world. This handheld device is a high-tech encyclopedia that records data on every Pokémon you encounter, and will be complete when you catch a member of every species. It was Oak's dream to do this himself, but his advanced age means that he must rely on the two of you instead.

Roadmap to Adventure

Outside the lab, you find Mom waiting for you. She and your new Pokémon take a moment to get acquainted. Realizing that you are about to go on an adventure, she brought along a Town Map of the Kanto region for you. To view it, open the menu and select it from the Bag. She wishes the two of you safe travels before heading home, leaving you to begin your journey. Leave Pallet Town behind and head north to Route 1.

Main Menu
Accessed by pressing X, ▲, or shaking the Poké Ball Plus
Pokédex Displays data on every Pokémon seen or caught. An entry is complete when at least one member of that species has been caught.
Bag The Bag stores all items and Pokémon, and includes several sub-menus.
Pokémon Box Pokémon Box: Stores all Pokémon on hand. Pokémon can be swapped between the party and storage from this menu.
Medicine Pocket Medicine Pocket: Healing items, like Potions and Antidotes.
TM Case PE TM Case: Technical Machines, which are used to teach new moves to compatible Pokémon.
Power-Up Pocket Power-Up Pocket: Vitamins like PP Up, and evolution-inducing items like Water Stones.
Candy Jar Candy Jar: Holds Candy, a type of item used to raise a Pokémon's stats.
Clothing Trunk Clothing Trunk: Clothes to dress up your character and your partner Pokémon.
Catching Pocket Catching Pocket: Various types of Poké Ball, and Berries to make capture easier or more rewarding.
Battle Pocket Battle Pocket: Items like X Attack to boost a Pokémon's stats during battle. Mega Stones are also stored here.
Party All Pokémon currently available to fight in battle. May include up to six Pokémon at a time.
Communicate Allows for trading and battling with other players. Initially disabled; unlocked after delivering Oak's Parcel.
Save Records any new progress made. The game is suspended in the Nintendo Switch's Sleep Mode, but it is still a good idea to save manually.
Options Accessed by pressing Y or ◀︎ from the Main Menu. Includes settings like text speed and linking with Pokémon GO.

Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Route 1, Viridian City, Oak's Lab, Route 2 Part 2 →

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