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How to Pair with Pokémon GO (Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!/Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!)

Instructions on pairing the Pokémon GO smart device app to Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!.

Additional Information:

  • Pokémon GO connects to the Nintendo Switch console via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology. The Poké Ball Plus is not needed to connect them.
  • Once paired, Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region – including their Alolan and shiny variants – can be moved from the Pokémon GO app into Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! on your Nintendo Switch console.
  • Pokémon cannot be moved from Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! to the Pokémon GO app.
  • There is no limit to the number of Pokémon GO accounts that can be tied to a single save file in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!.

Complete These Steps:

  1. First, set up your Nintendo Switch game to connect to a Pokémon GO account:
    1. Launch Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! from the HOME Menu.
    2. At any time during gameplay, press the X Button to access the in-game menu, then the Y Button to open the Options menu.
    3. Select “Open Pokémon GO Settings”.
    4. Select “Yes” when prompted. The game will begin searching for a Pokémon GO account to pair with.
  2. Next, set up your Pokémon GO account to pair with the Nintendo Switch game:
    1. On Pokémon GO, tap the Poké Ball icon, then select “Settings”.
    2. Scroll down to “Nintendo Switch” and select it.
    3. Select “Connect to Nintendo Switch”.
    4. The Pokémon GO app will search for a Nintendo Switch game to connect with.
  3. When the Nintendo Switch console locates the Pokémon GO account, select “Yes” on the console to pair them.
  4. Once they’re paired, you can transfer Pokémon from Pokémon GO by visiting the GO Park complex in Fuchsia City.
    • For assistance with transferring Pokémon from Pokémon GO, click here.