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Pokemon Let’s Go: How to Turn Off Motion Controls

You can't fully kill the feature, but you can tone it down.

by Kyle Hanson


Everybody loves motion controls! Right? Right?! OK, since the Wii made them go mainstream motion controls have been a bit of a controversial topic. Some love them, some hate them, some love to hate them. It’s the usual roundup of gamer types. But with Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee Nintendo has made them a hot topic once again, as the game relies very heavily on them. While there’s no real way to do it, here’s our best answer for how to turn off motion controls in Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee.

As I said, there’s no real way to turn off motion controls in the game. If you are docked, you will have to use them to their fullest. That means tossing Poke Balls with either the Joy-Con or the Poke Ball Plus. There’s unfortunately no way to get around this, as the game has no option to turn off motion controls as of yet. Still, that doesn’t mean you have to use full motion the entire time you play Pokemon Let’s Go.

The easiest and best way to basically turn off motion controls is to play the game in handheld mode. Motion will still be on and a part of the experience, as you aim your throw using it, or the analog stick. But this is by far the least amount of motion required for the game. You don’t even have to use it, but it will stay on by default, with no way to totally disable it.

So the best answer to how to turn off motion controls in Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee is simply to disconnect from the TV. Take your Switch out of the dock and use it as a handheld. It’s by far the best way to play the game, especially if you don’t like motion controls.

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