Gigamax Games

Video Gaming Is What We Do! Let's Plays, Streaming, Podcast and Industry News

Tag: pokemon lets go

The New Things We Love In Pokemon Let’s Go

With the Pokemon Let’s Go games releasing about a month ago, we have had time to analyze the changes to the series. While the changes for these titles are pretty massive, the core gameplay of the Pokemon series still shines through. To celebrate the massive success of these titles we have made up a list of changes that we fell in love with. With beautiful graphics and redesigned assets, these games pull in fans both new and old. These changes help make Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee the Kanto remakes we have been desperately hoping for.

Chaining Pokémon Gets Insane

A totally new feature to the series is chaining catches. Once you catch a Pokemon it starts a chain. The more you catch of the same Pokemon the higher the chain gets. Chains make rarer Pokemon show up, including evolutions you wouldn’t normally see wandering around.

pokemon lets go, pokemon let's go, pokemon lets go pikachu, pokemon lets go eevee, pokemon go changes, pokemon lets go shiny, pokemon lets go shiny hunting, pokemon lets go catching shinies, gigamax, gigamax games, video game news

You can also use chains for mass leveling. The experience you can get from a chain can even rival that of what you would get running through the Elite Four with your team multiple times. Things get even crazier if you use lures to make Pokemon pop up faster. The only way to break a chain once it starts is by catching another Pokemon or having a Pokemon run away.

Catching Shinies is Easier

Catching shinies is one of the most tedious parts of the video game. To get a shiny it takes hours of searching, resetting your game, and hatching eggs. Let’s Go has made this easier by adding in the shiny charm and making chains raise the chance of encountering a shiny.

pokemon lets go, pokemon let's go, pokemon lets go pikachu, pokemon lets go eevee, pokemon go changes, pokemon lets go shiny, pokemon lets go shiny hunting, pokemon lets go catching shinies, gigamax, gigamax games, video game news

You can also see the Pokemon walking around the environment, this saves you time by letting you only willingly encounter the Pokemon you are interested in. The Shiny charm makes your odds go from 1 in 4,096 to 1 in 1,365 and chaining makes the odds go up to 1 in 315. Combining the methods makes your chance go up to 1 in 273 with the odds capping when you chain exactly 31 Pokemon. While this won't make catching a shiny a breeze, Let’s Go gives you a far better chance than any other title in the past.

They Kept Away From HM Slaves

If you have played the original Blue, Yellow, or Red versions of Pokemon, then you had an HM slave. HM slaves are a Pokemon you select to put a permanent terrible move set on just to progress through the game.

pokemon lets go, pokemon let's go, pokemon lets go pikachu, pokemon lets go eevee, pokemon go changes, pokemon lets go shiny, pokemon lets go shiny hunting, pokemon lets go catching shinies, gigamax, gigamax games, video game news

In the first Pokemon games this included moves such as rock smash, flash, and cut. These moves were weak in attack power and made you have a near useless Pokemon taking up one of your six slots. Let’s Go teaches HM’s to your Pikachu who is permanently with you. HM’s are no longer count as Pokemon moves, but instead, they are used only outside of battle and happen automatically when you press A on an area where a special move is needed to progress.

Realistic Proportions

While Pokemon is a fantasy game, the fans are hardcore about the portrayal of the in-game monsters they love. These games do a perfect job at realistically portraying the size of your Pokemon partners.

pokemon lets go, pokemon let's go, pokemon lets go pikachu, pokemon lets go eevee, pokemon go changes, pokemon lets go shiny, pokemon lets go shiny hunting, pokemon lets go catching shinies, gigamax, gigamax games, video game news

Even going so far as to have Onix’s head cut off inside of some homes you visit. Bigger Pokemon such as Persian are also rideable. Each individual Pokemon is size-adjusted when out of the Pokeball to give you a better feel for the proportions of each different monster in the game. This makes us curious to see how the team would handle the portraying the massive Pokemon Wailord.

The Gyms Are Redone

Let’s face it, the gyms in Gen. 1 were pretty limited thanks to both developer budget and the graphical limitations of the original Gameboy. While some gyms like Vermillion cities trash can puzzle where a little bit more interesting, by today's standards things were bland.

pokemon lets go, pokemon let's go, pokemon lets go pikachu, pokemon lets go eevee, pokemon go changes, pokemon lets go shiny, pokemon lets go shiny hunting, pokemon lets go catching shinies, gigamax, gigamax games, video game news

To spice things up, the gyms have been completely re-dun and the puzzles you face to get to the gym leaders have been touched up. This gives the game a fresh twist for those who have played the originals or the remakes for the Game Boy Advance.

Trading Is More Prominent

To be honest, trading with NPC’s in most Pokemon games was a joke, unless you really are into getting common Pokemon you could catch elsewhere.

pokemon lets go, pokemon let's go, pokemon lets go pikachu, pokemon lets go eevee, pokemon go changes, pokemon lets go shiny, pokemon lets go shiny hunting, pokemon lets go catching shinies, gigamax, gigamax games, video game news

Let’s Go actually breathes more life into trading by placing trainers around the map that have hordes of Alola Pokemon. Best of all, no matter how many times you trade them, they never seem to run out. If you prefer nostalgia though don't worry, there are still some pretty horrible “trades” left in the game that can score you a Magikarp for just 500 pokedollars.

Gym Leaders Aren’t Cardboard

Outside of the comics and anime series gym leaders are pretty flat characters. While this was worked on after the first games, even the Fire Red and Leaf Green reboots didn’t breathe too much life into the characters.

pokemon lets go, pokemon let's go, pokemon lets go pikachu, pokemon lets go eevee, pokemon go changes, pokemon lets go shiny, pokemon lets go shiny hunting, pokemon lets go catching shinies, gigamax, gigamax games, video game news

While the leaders don’t have their own story arcs, you can now find them wandering around areas of the map. Gym leaders now pop-up in other towns and have pre-recorded events. You even encounter Brock later in the game who is sad that leader Erika turned him down. These little interactions just give a little bit more life to the world and are a delight for old time fans.

Pikachu and Eevee Aren’t Required

Both Pikachu and Eevee can’t be evolved and that’s completely fine since they don’t need to stay in my party. In fact, removing these Pokemon from the party doesn’t really affect much.

pokemon lets go, pokemon let's go, pokemon lets go pikachu, pokemon lets go eevee, pokemon go changes, pokemon lets go shiny, pokemon lets go shiny hunting, pokemon lets go catching shinies, gigamax, gigamax games, video game news

They still hang out on your shoulder/hat and anytime an obstacle pop-ups they will happily remove it. Unlike in Pokemon Yellow though you can’t trade off or get rid of your starter. This means that no matter what you do neither Pikachu or Eevee will ever leave your side or free up space in your box. On the bright side, they are made to be stronger than a normal Pikachu or Eevee making them pretty useful in battle if trained up.

Special thanks to OffGamers for the guest blog submission! Read more by OffGamers!

Home

Articles

Videos

Streaming

Community

Pokemon Go Winter Event Begins Soon

Niantic officially revealed their plans for Pokemon Go's seasonal winter event. The celebration begins this Tuesday (12/18/18) and will run into 2019. While the event is active players will be able to earn special bonuses, hatch eggs faster, and encounter Sinnoh based Pokemon more often.

pokemon go winter event, pokemon go, pokemon go event, pokemon go news, mobile gaming, mobile games, video game news, mobile game news

Pokemon Go Does It Again!

This is the third year in a row Niantic is holding this snowy event and like the years before, it will feature a special Pikachu wearing a unique hat. Along with the unique electric type, Niantic says more ice types and generation 4 Pokemon will appear. The promotional art for the event includes some Pokemon like Snover, Abomasnow, Muchlax, Chingling, and Croagunk.

pokemon go winter event, pokemon go, pokemon go event, pokemon go news, mobile gaming, mobile games, video game news, mobile game news

The image also features three legendary monsters from the Sinnoh region Azelf, Uxie, and Mesprit, suggesting that the trio will also enter the mobile hit during the event. Finally, Niantic has also announced that Delibird will be available along with its shiny form.

pokemon go winter event, pokemon go, pokemon go event, pokemon go news, mobile gaming, mobile games, video game news, mobile game news

On top of all the new Pokemon making their way into the game, the app will feature a bunch of new bonuses for players to achieve. Each of these will be distributed every couple of days, from December 18th-22nd, trainers will earn twice as much candy for catching and transferring Pokemon; from the 22nd-26th, they'll receive double the amount of stardust for catching monsters; from the 26th-30th, players will receive double the experience for catching Pokemon; lastly from the 30th to the last day of the event January 2nd, incubators will hatch eggs twice as fast.

Pokemon Go Winer Event Keeps On Giving!

The final bonus Niantic is offering during the event is a guaranteed incubator for a trainer's first photo-disk spin of the day. The mobile game developer also said that an increased amount of Pokemon that will hatch from 7km eggs and trainers have an increased chance of hatching the monsters Smoochum or Azurill.

Those interested in learning more about the Pokemon Go Winter Event can read more about it on the official Pokemon website. For all the latest updates on all things Pokemon be sure to keep checking back here at GigamaxGames.com!

Source: news.blizzard.com/en-us/blizzard/22833558/heroes-of-the-storm-news

Home

Articles

Videos

Streaming

Community

Pokemon Let’s Go – Mewtwo and Legendary Bird Locations

Pokemon Let's Go - Mewtwo and Legendary Bird Locations

Pokemon Let’s Go is now available on the Nintendo Switch. It takes players back in time, giving them a look at the origins of this massively popular franchise. With updated graphics and brand-new mechanics, Pokemon Let’s Go was made for both Pokemon 90’s kids and new fans.

Pokemon Let’s Go - YouTube Playlist

Following the story of Pokemon Yellow, anyone that played the old game will have a clear advantage in the 2018 version. The secrets are the same but the way Pokemon Let's Go is played is completely different. The playlist above will guide you to the locations of all three legendary birds as well as the location of Mewtwo. These may be the same Pokemon you remember, but they’re showcased in a completely new light.

pokemon let's go, pokemon let's go mewtwo, pokemon let's go legendary birds, pokemon let's go secrets, pokemon let's go guide, pokemon let's go walkthrough, pokemon let's go switch, gigamax, gigamax games youtube

Discover where the legendary birds are hidden and take the path to uncover Mewtwo in Pokemon Let’s Go!

Even More with Gigamax Games

Thank you for taking the time to watch! It means the world to everyone here at Gigamax Games.

Are you looking for more tips and tricks videos? Come check out the Red Dead Redemption 2 playlist for secret weapons and guides!

For lets plays, walkthroughs, and game guides every week, don’t forget to Subscribe to Gigamax Games on YouTube! New articles release every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday on GigamaxGames.com and visit the Stream Page for the latest stream schedule every week!

Home
Articles
Videos
Streaming

Community

 

Pokemon: Let’s Go Brand New Trailer With Plenty of Details

Pokemon: Let's Go Brand New Trailer With Plenty of Details

Nintendo released a brand new trailer for their upcoming title Pokemon: Let's Go. It showed off an impressive amount of new details for trainers to get excited about. The trailer, which those interested can watch below, bears the slogan "explore the Kanto region in a whole new way" and based on that short video, Nintendo certainly isn't lying.

While the gameplay may be familiar to fans of the series, there is more visual detail packed into the world and sprites than players have ever seen before. It shows off trainers, both male and female, riding on the backs of select Pokemon such as Charizard, Onix, and Arcanine. There are short clips of battles and a look at how players will be able to customize and bond with both Pikachu and Eevee, the starters fans choose between depending on which version they buy. Much like in the more recent Pokemon titles, trainers will be able to pet and feed their monsters to keep their morale up.

Matching Pokemon Outfits? Yes, Please!

Players will have a variety of cosmetic choices to experiment with when customizing Pikachu or Eevee. Fans can choose between different hairstyles and clothing to personalize their Pokemon. The new trailer shows off Eevee in a charming blue hat and red bowtie combo, while Pikachu is looking sporty in a nice safari outfit. If trainers are feeling super close to their Pokemon, they can even wear matching costumes.

Pokemon: Let's Go, pokemon let's go trailer, pokemon lets go new details, pokemon lets go leaks, pokemon lets go news, pokemon news, gigamax games, gigamax video game news, video game news, nintendo news, pokemon news

Along with basic trainer battles, players will be able to take on the original gym leaders. The trailer gave a brief look at both Brock and Misty, who fans of the original games should remember very well. Gamers will also be able to experience the game together.  Co-op battling and trading with friends both online and locally will be available as well.

Pokemon: Let's Go is meant to be friendly toward newcomers and fans of the long running series. Both those that started playing with the mobile game Pokemon Go or gamers that have been playing since Pokemon Red and Blue will all feel at home. The game features all of the original 150 Pokemon as well as their Alolan forms from Sun and Moon. However, instead of taking the traditional approach to capturing monsters, you simply acquire them by throwing stacks of Pokeballs at them just like in Pokemon Go.

Pokemon: Let's Go is set to release on November 16th, 2018 and we'll be sure to keep you up to date on all the information Nintendo puts out here at GigamaxGames.com!

Home
Articles
Videos
Streaming

Community

Pokemon Go Gets Some New Legendary Pokemon

Pokemon Go Gets Some New Legendary Pokemon

A brand new Legendary pocket monster has made its way to Pokemon Go. Regice, the ice version of the three legendary titans from the third generation of Pokemon games, can now be found at gyms around the world in the form of a raid battle. This beast will be available until July 19th where it will then most likely be replaced by the other two Legendaries.

Pokemon Go, pokemon go update, pokemon go game, pokemon go app, pokemon go news, gaming news, video game news, gigamax, gigamax games, pokemon

As usual, dedicated players will have to team up with other trainers and take on Regice before they get a chance to capture it. It is important to remember when going into the battle that ice-type Pokemon are weak against fire, rock, steel, and fighting types. Although, despite the monsters many weaknesses it has a particularly high defense stat, adding to the formidability of the latest Legendary opponent.

Two More Legendary Titans

The other two Legendary Titans, Regirock and Registeel, are expected to appear on Pokemon Go soon. Niantic has yet to confirm when fans can face the next two beasts but they'll follow the introduction of Regice late this summer.

Pokemon Go, pokemon go update, pokemon go game, pokemon go app, pokemon go news, gaming news, video game news, gigamax, gigamax games, pokemon

Regice arrives on the heels of Pokemon Go's latest in-game event, the Water Festival. Part of this event included trainers having the chance to catch another generation 3 Legendary, Kyogre, which returned to raid battles for a limited time. While Kyogre may no longer be available, trainers still have the opportunity to complete the latest set of Field Research Quests, which will lead to another chance to take on the Legendary bird Articuno.

Alongside the recently announced Legendaries, Niantic began rolling out the recently announced friends and trading features for Pokemon Go. Although, as of now, only players that have reached between levels 33 and 40 are able to take advantage of the long-awaited features. Niantic claims that these systems will eventually make their way to other players, but hasn't given a specific timeframe.

Pokemon Go continues to evolve and the Gigamax Games crew will continue watching out the mobile game progresses. Stop by again soon to keep up with the latest video game news and announcements.

Home
Articles
Videos
Streaming

Community

© 2019 Gigamax Games

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑