Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee, are like all main series games in that they have multiplayer features. These have, however, been scaled back to match the introduction nature of the games.

Multiplayer

The multiplayer features are accessed at any time in the game. You can bring up the connection menu and select the multiplayer feature. Here, you can connect to other players using either local wireless or online

Local just requires you to be in the proximity of the other player while Faraway requires a Nintendo Online Subscription

Link Codes

Link Codes are a new way to guarantee connection to a specific trainer. You put in a code of 3 of 10 different Pokémon. If both players enter the same code, then they are connected.

There are 1,000 different combinations, but because of this it is possible to connect to players you're not friends with who just happened to use the same code, so be careful as you may end up connected with a player you do not wish to connect with.

Trades

Trading is once again possible locally and online, allowing for players to send Pokémon to eachother in order to fill up their Pokédex or just to share. This feature works similar to before, allowing you to select the Pokémon and see what Pokémon the other player is selecting in real time

When both players have selected, then they have the ability to check the opponent's Pokémon. This includes checking its IVs and AVs to see if they are any good.

Battles

Battles are in the game but only in two formats: Single and Double Battle. These are fairly standard. Once the players have connected them you get to choose between two rulesets

  • No Restrictions - No changes are made to the Pokémon
  • Normal Rules - All AVs are removed from the Pokémon. Pokémon's Happiness set to 70. Pokémon are reduced to Level 50.

When the rules are set, you can then select the team. It offers the choice of your Party or the first 6 Pokémon in your box. Then, when selected, you have the option to look at what Pokémon the opponents are bringing.

 
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