Pokémon Go has steadily improved over the previous two years, but it surely’s nonetheless lacking a serious pillar of the franchise — buying and selling. Pokémon: Let’s Go!, out there Nov. 16 for Nintendo Swap, will deliver us a step nearer to buying and selling monsters inside the cell sport, permitting for gamers to switch their first-gen Pokémon Go assortment over to the Swap video games.
This sounds nice to me, however there’s one obvious subject. The commerce function solely works a method; we nonetheless don’t have any means of buying and selling Pokémon again over to Pokémon Go.
As a substitute, suitable Pokémon from the cell sport will be despatched to an space known as the Go Park within the Swap 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, should you 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 path — 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 option to commerce Pokémon between our pals within the cell sport. Seeing how painless it’s to get your Pokémon Go monsters into the Swap video games is sort of a merciless reminder of how cell customers are lacking out. Niantic has repeatedly mentioned that buying and selling is on the best way for the sport … ultimately. Let’s Go!’s Go Park function simply isn’t fairly it.