Ways to Make Your Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee Playthrough More Difficult
Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee are great games. It’s the most beautiful Pokemon game to-date, and it’s pretty much everything we wanted Pokemon Yellow to be many years ago.
That said, the games are super easy. Anyone that has ever played a Pokemon game before will find its difficulty to be trivial. Even first time Pokemon fans shouldn’t have too much trouble with it.
If you’re a Pokemon master that has played the series for decades, you’ll be able to beat this game in your sleep.
In the past, what some fans have done to make Pokemon games harder is do something called a Nuzlocke run, which you can read about here.
However, due to various changes in Let’s Go’s gameplay (namely when it comes to gym requirements and the lack of random battles), a true Nuzlocke run isn’t possible. However, there are some elements of it you can borrow.
The best option is to embrace permanent deaths while playing. This makes Let’s Go way more interesting. Your Pikachu/Eevee can be the exception if you want.
When a Pokemon on your team faints, that’s it, they are gone forever; go ahead and send them over to the Professor. If it makes you feel any better, you can pretend that they are just “retiring” or “going on vacation.” You know, whatever helps you sleep at night.
Don’t use any revives either, because that defeats the purpose. If that’s really too much for you, come up with some rules for revives. Maybe you can use them in battle only, or are only allowed to use ones you find, to make them extra special.