Pokemon May Disappear "While Transferring From Pokemon Go To Pokemon Let's Go," Warns Nintendo

Fairly easy to avoid though.

21 Comments

When transferring your Pokemon from Pokemon Go to Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu / Let's Go Eevee, make sure you don't do anything to interrupt the process, says Nintendo. Interrupting the transfer could result in you losing some of your Pokemon from Pokemon Go.

To make sure the process isn't interrupted, Nintendo highlighted some best practices on its support site. When you decide to start moving your Pokemon from Go over into Let's Go, make sure to avoid clicking the home or power button on your Switch. You also don't want to press the home button, turn off Bluetooth, or suspend the Pokemon Go app on your mobile device. Nintendo also advises keeping your mobile device and Switch console close together during the process to ensure a smooth transition.

Following this advice should prevent any problems when you transfer your Pokemon. If you notice that your transfer has somehow paused itself or did not completely move all your Pokemon over, Nintendo advises you turn off the Pokemon Go app and uninstall it. After reinstalling the game, you should be able to resume the transfer again. However, any Pokemon that were in between your mobile device and Switch may be lost for good, "as uninstalling and reinstalling the app would cause the transfer process to be stuck in limbo."

If you're having trouble transferring any of your Pokemon from Go to Let's Go--including the Pokemon Go exclusive Meltan--check out our guide. For even more Let's Go tips, check out our list of 9 things you should know before starting and our guide to getting Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle.

In our Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu / Let's Go, Eevee review, Jake Dekker gave the two games an 8/10, writing, "...Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee are delightful reimaginings of the series' origins and a deep RPG in their own right. It makes a lot of smart improvements on the original Red, Blue, and Yellow while holding on to what made them so special in the first place."

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
00:00:00
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Now Playing: Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee Gameplay Livestream

GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are 21 comments about this story