Gotta trade ’em all.
Version-exclusive Pokemon for Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! have been announced.
Both games will feature various Pokemon that can’t be found in the other version, and a handful of those have been announced today. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! will feature Oddish, Sandshrew and Growlithe. Likewise, Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee will receive Bellsprout, Meowth and Vulpix.
In order to catch all 151 Pokemon in either game, players must trade between the versions to complete the set – just like in past Pokemon titles. However, if you want to get Mew, you’ll need to purchase a Poke Ball Plus accessory, which comes loaded with the mythical Pokemon.
Interestingly, these were all version exclusive Pokemon in the original Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue versions released for the original GameBoy. Red had Oddish, Growlithe, Ekans, Mankey, Scyther and Electabuzz while Blue housed Sandshrew, Vulpix, Meowth, Magmar and Pinsir. No word on if these other former-exclusives will be separated in Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Let’s Go, Eevee!
The Let’s Go games are largely modeled after Pokemon Yellow, in which most version exclusive Pokemon were present. Unlike in Yellow, however, the original starter Pokemon Charmander, Squirtle and Bulbasaur can all be found in the wild in the Let’s Go games.
For more on the highly anticipated Let’s Go games, check out some of the new customization options available for the games, and take a look at our impressions of the games from this year’s E3.
Colin Stevens is a freelance writer for IGN, and he’s mildly upset Growlithe won’t be on Let’s Go, Eevee!. Follow him on Twitter.