With some new information recently of Let’s Go, Pikachu and Let’s Go, Eevee, it’s gotten me excited for the games all over again. Especially for the Pokeball Plus.
Honestly, I think the Pokeball Plus is what I’m looking forward to the most for the Let’s Go games. I love the idea of carrying my Pokemon around with me and being able to interact with them in some sort of way while they’re in the Pokeball.
It’s the closest thing I can get to having Pokemon be real, okay?
This brought me right back to the Pokewalker from Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Johto remakes for the Nintendo DS.
The Pokewalker was a flat Pokeball that you could clip onto your jeans. You could take one Pokemon for a “walk” at a time. It counted your steps which allowed your Pokemon to gain a level when they got put back into the game. You could also catch wild Pokemon and even find items to transfer over to your game.
That was definitely a feature I loved and missed when the next Pokemon games came out. I used to bring my Pokewalker with me to work. I kept it in my pocket and leveled up my Pokemon. On my break, I’d catch wild Pokemon and find items. It was nice to feel like I could still play video games even when I couldn’t. Plus, I enjoyed seeing how many steps I took during the day.
I’m looking forward to getting my hands on the Pokeball Plus and carrying my Pokemon with me everywhere I go… which isn’t far, but the illusion is there.