Raising your Pokemon to be the very best in Pokemon Let’s Go.
Pokemon Let’s Go is steeped in nostalgia. Going back to Kanto, remaking Pokemon Yellow, and only sticking to the original 151 Pokemon, while bringing it all to life in glorious HD, the game is undoubtedly meant simultaneously as a welcome to new players and a glorious homage to long time fans
One of the many ways the game pays tribute to the older games is by letting you take on Red, Blue, and Green from the original games and their remakes—battling them in all their glory. Another is by letting you Mega Evolve your favorite Pokemon in battle, giving them new life. This guide covers both of these things
RED, BLUE, AND GREEN BATTLES
Red was the hero of the original games while Blue was his cocky rival. Green is the official female character who was canonized in FireRed and LeafGreen. While Blue plays a role in the story of the game, and you even get to battle him, you won’t face him at full strength, nor face Red or Green at all, until you finish the main campaign and beat the Elite Four.
Once you do, you have to track these trainers down and challenge them to a battle. Be prepared—even in a game as easy as Let’s Go can otherwise be, these battles can be very difficult. The video below walks you through them all.
MEGA STONE LOCATIONS
Beating each of the three trainers, Red, Blue, and Yellow nets you a Mega Stone each, but there are further additional ones to be found in the game too. Below, you can see a full list of the ones you can find, and where to find them:
Pokemon Let’s Go does a major thing by de-obfuscating the stats and how they grow for your Pokemon. Each Pokemon has six major stats: Health, Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed. Each stat is further linked to a specific kind of candy, that you in turn get for catching Pokemon and sending them to Professor Oak.
These are six of these candies:
Each candy starts out by increasing the relevant stat by 1 each; however, as your Pokemon grow in level, you’ll need more candy to increase their stat by 1. Large and XL variants of candy will help counter this.
There are two other kinds of candy: species specific candy (such as Pikachu Candy), which you can get for sending the Professor a lot of specimens of that specific species (so, sending a lot of Pikachu to the Professor means that he will start sending you Pikachu candy). Species specific candy increases every stat of a Pokemon for that species by 1 (so, giving a Pikachu candy to Pikachu means that every stat will increase by 1 for that Pikachu).
Finally, there is Rare Candy. Rare Candy works exactly as it did in previous games, which is, it increases the Level of one Pokemon by one.