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How to connect your Pokémon Go account to Pokémon Let’s Go: Pikachu and Eevee

Pokémon Let's Go

With the recent release of Pokémon Let’s Go: Pikachu and Let’s Go: Eevee, fans of the popular mobile app Pokémon Go have been excited to connect their account to the new game. You can receive a variety of perks by doing this, which are invaluable for both games. However, you may find it a bit complicated to connect the games and transfer Pokémon, even after the Go Park employee’s explanation in Fuschia City. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to connect the two games, and how to transfer Pokémon once you’ve done so.

How to connect your Pokémon Go account to Pokémon Let’s Go: Pikachu and Eevee

How to connect your accounts

Step 1: On Pokémon Go, click the Poké Ball in the center of the screen, then press settings in the upper right corner and scroll down until you see where it says “Nintendo Switch”.

Pokemon Go

Step 2: From this menu, simply press “connect to Nintendo Switch”

Pokemon Go

Step 3: On Pokémon Let’s Go, from the main menu (that you get to from pressing X), press Y. This should open up the options tab. Then press “Open Pokémon Go Settings”

Pokemon Go Settings

Step 4: From here you simply have to press “yes” when the game prompts to connect to your Go account.

How to transfer Pokémon

Once you’ve connected your devices, you may find it a little confusing as to how you can actually transfer your Pokémon.

Step 1: On Pokémon Go, you’ll need to press the main menu Poké Ball, then press “Pokémon”.

Pokemon Go

Step 2: From here, you should see a Nintendo Switch icon in the top right corner next to the search bar. If you press this, you’ll be able to select the Pokémon you want to transfer over.

Pokemon Go

Step 3: On Pokémon Let’s Go, you’ll have to go to the Go Park in Fuschia City, and select “Bring Pokémon” when talking to the desk attendant.

Pokemon Let's Go

Step 4: Once you’ve selected a place for the Pokémon to go to, you just have to press “yes” to continue the communication.

Pokemon Let's Go

Note: Transferring is one-way from Go to Let’s Go. Once a Pokémon is transferred to Let’s Go, there is no way for it to return to Go.

What is the Pokémon GO Park Play Yard

Pokemon Go Park Yard

You’ll notice another option in the Pokémon Go Park, then just transferring and catching Pokémon, called the Play Yard. In case you’re curious as to how this works, if you have 25 of the same species of Pokémon in the Go Park, then you can play a minigame with them. This minigame is one of the only ways to get unique Pokémon candy, so it’s worth doing if you want to make a particular Pokémon more powerful.

While this is the main connectivity between Pokémon Go and Let’s Go, you may also want to note that transferring Pokémon lets you use a Mystery Box once a week. Since this is the only way to get Meltan and Melmetal, it’s worth transferring Pokémon to Let’s Go at least once a week.

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