Pokémon Go has steadily improved over the previous two years, however it’s nonetheless lacking a serious pillar of the franchise — buying and selling. Pokémon: Let’s Go!out there Nov. 16 for Nintendo Switch, will deliver us a step nearer to buying and selling monsters inside the cellular sport, permitting for gamers to switch their first-gen Pokémon Go assortment over to the Switch video games.
This sounds nice to me, however there’s one evident difficulty. The commerce function solely works a technique; we nonetheless don’t have any approach of buying and selling Pokémon again over to Pokémon Go.
Instead, appropriate Pokémon from the cellular sport might be despatched to an space referred to as the Go Park within the Switch video games, which sounds lots like transferring processes in just a few of the current mainline Pokémon video games. Dump a Pokémon in there, then go to the Park; you’ll have the ability to seize it throughout a battle, which, if you happen to win, you’ll have the ability to add it to your assortment.
The entire one-way commerce course of is just about a simplified model of the same cross-generation buying and selling within the handheld Pokémon video games. Pokémon: Let’s Go! solely permitting for buying and selling in a single course — from Pokémon Go to Let‘s Go!however not again to Pokémon Go — is par for the course in that sense.
Nonetheless, this hammers dwelling the truth that two years out, we nonetheless don’t have a technique to commerce Pokémon between our pals within the cellular sport. Seeing how painless it’s to get your Pokémon Go monsters into the Switch video games is sort of a merciless reminder of how cellular customers are lacking out. Niantic has repeatedly mentioned that buying and selling is on the best way for the sport … finally. Let’s Go!’s Go Park function simply isn’t fairly it.