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Postgame content in Pokemon hasn’t always been great. The series has ranged from having some titles with rich, explorative postgames, where others present virtually nothing new for the player. We’re still not sure where Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee stands in this regard, though Game Freak did reveal a bit of new information recently.

In a conversation with Eurogamer, Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda and Kensaku Nabana talked about the content available after beating the Elite 4 and Champion.

Kensaku Nabana: “And also the postgame content as well, in particular the master trainers – so these are trainers who are kind of the ultimate trainers of a specific Pokémon, so you will challenge them. So you will challenge them, and then get their title for that Pokémon, so you become the master of that Pokémon if you manage to beat them in battle.”

Junichi Masude: “So for me, my favourite Pokémon is Psyduck, so I’d be training my Psyduck amazingly and then would challenge the Psyduck Master, and then gain the Psyduck Master title, and that’s something you can put a lot of effort and a lot of time into, if I really wanted to create a challenge for myself – and these Master Trainers exist for all of the 151 Pokémon in the game, so you know, if you want to collect all of the titles then that’s something you can really challenge yourself with.”

Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu gameplay

Masuda then encouraged veteran players to look at completing the Pokedex as a challenge. This requires trading for version exclusive Pokemon.

So you know this is obviously based on the Yellow version, so in addition to the Master Trainers in the postgame there’s always the challenge of completing the Pokédex, Masuda said. And not just the in-game contents, but we’d like players to also challenge themselves with meeting up with friends and just trading Pokémon from both versions to complete that Pokédex,” he added.

The introduction of Master Trainers look to be an interesting new series addition. I hope the trainers present an adequate challenge, especially for players will extremely high level pocket monsters.  Given the track record, though, I expect these trainers to lean on the easy side.

What do you make of the postgame content confirmed for the Let’s Go titles? Be sure to comment below and let us know.


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Aric Sweeny
Former Editor-in-Chief, now staff writer here at NE. I'm an English student in California. Let's talk Pokémon.

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