Pokemon Let's Go Will Require Nintendo Online Subscription For Online Features

Pokemon: Let’s Go online features clarified, couple 2019 Pokemon RPG details reiterated

Pokemon: Let’s Go online features clarified, couple 2019 Pokemon RPG details reiterated

We knew from the start that the new Pokemon games Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee will have online play but what we did not know was whether the online feature is free or not. Nintendo has announced that Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu! and Pokemon Let's Go Eevee! will both require a premium subscription to the online service for some of their features.

The Pokemon Company has now confirmed that will indeed be the case.

Switch Online is essentially Nintendo's version of Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus.

Statements were made that intimated that there wouldn't be any real online functionality at all, and after a few full days of waiting, Pokemon Company designer Junichi Masuda has since clarified how Let's Go will function online. "Battling and trading with other players over the internet or locally will be available in these games", a Pokémon Company spokesperson said. Further details will be revealed at a later date. While the games will still largely be playable without one, there's reason for Pokemon fanatics to consider paying Nintendo's $20 asking price for Switch Online.

Obviously, in order to play online, a Nintendo Switch Online subscription will be required.

The service is set to launch sometime in September with several pricing plans including one ($3.99), three ($7.99), and 12-month ($19.99) memberships for individual accounts as well as a 12-month family membership ($34.99) for a group of up to seven accounts.