Catching 'em all is no small feat for any aspiring Pokemon Master. Since there are now well over 700 Pocket Monsters in existence, the premise of capturing each and every creature found within the Pokemon games is certainly a daunting one. Fortunately, Pokemon Let's Go Eevee and Pikachu have toned down the number of creatures to catch to a modest 153, two of which are brand new, but there is one more obstacle that may impact completionists...
The latest Pokemon games – much like past iterations of the series that have released side-by-side – feature Pokemon exclusive to each version of the game. Don't worry, mainstays like Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle can all be found in both versions of Let's Go, but the fact that there are exclusives at all can certainly put a damper on whether players planned to go with Team Pikachu or Team Eevee. Keeping that in mind, consumers are going to want to know which creatures they'll have to trade for in order to complete their Pokedex.
Favorites like Growlithe and Vulpix are separated by software, much like the original Red and Blue games, and there are a few more that join them as well. Those who are wondering if some their beloved Pokes made it into their preferred iteration don't need to look any further than the below lists.
Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu Exclusives
Pokemon Let's Go Eevee Exclusives
There are a number of creatures remaining exclusive to either Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu or Pokemon Let's Go Eevee. Fortunately, there's a way to get the above critters for those unwilling to buy both versions of the game. That's because the ability to transfer them in from the incredibly popular mobile game, Pokemon GO, is one of the main selling points behind these new Switch titles.
While that's a nice way to go about changing up the method of delivery for Pokemon fans, there's nothing quite like meeting up with a friend in real life in order to to exchange recent catches for other characters that can't be found roaming the confines of your cartridge. Still, Pokemon GO is free to anyone with a mobile phone, so the odds of rounding out the Pokedex increase astronomically for anyone willing to move Pokes form that game to Let's Go Eevee or Let's Go Pikachu.
Pokemon Let's Go Eevee and Pikachu released exclusively for Nintendo Switch on November 16, 2018.