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Pokemon Let’s Go: What to do with Extra or Duplicate Pokemon

You'll have plenty, here's what to do with them

by Kyle Hanson


Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee are unique among the series. Bridging the very wide gap between the main series and the mobile title, Pokemon GO, this latest entry has some very different mechanics to it. One of these is the emphasis on catching Pokemon, as opposed to just battling them. Every encounter with a wild creature leads straight to the catch screen, and if you want to keep leveling up you’ll want to catch as many as possible. This new change may be confusing, so we’re here to help tell you what to do with extra or duplicate Pokemon in Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee.

Unless you’re collecting something unique or just like to have a ton of options, there’s not much point to keeping more than one or two of each species of Pokemon in Let’s Go. Check their IVs, make sure you have the gender and/or nature you want, then get rid of the rest. What is this and how do you do it though?

Easy, just head into your Pokemon Box from the main menu, select the character you want to get rid of, then choose “send to professor”. This actually doesn’t automatically send that particular character though. Instead it shifts to a new select menu where you can choose multiple Pokemon to send to the professor, all in one go. Choose anything you are ready to get rid of, making sure to save some for trades with friends.

For each Pokemon you send to the professor you will receive candy. This can then be used on whichever characters you keep, boosting some of their stats. And that’s what to do with extra or duplicate Pokemon in Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee. Another simple answer, but with tons of larger implications. Get out there and get catching, then start transferring.

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