Adding to the ever-flowing avalanche of information being revealed for Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, it has now been confirmed that motion controls will be a mandatory requirement for catching your beautiful collection of Pokémon.
The news comes from Eurogamer, who claim to have received a statement confirming the actions required to capture Pokémon in the game. Of course, we've already seen that a throwing motion is used when playing the game in docked mode, but this information tells us that you'll also need to use some movement when playing in handheld.
"In handheld mode with both Joy-Con attached - you are still required to move around to aim, but you press a button to throw the Poké Ball."
"It is not touch screen like on a smartphone because the Switch is quite a bit heavier than your smart phone."
This means that if you're playing the new Pokémon Let's Go titles while on the go, even in awkward places like public transport and the like, you'll still be required to move the console around - even if only slightly to line up your throw. Hopefully the movement will be incredibly subtle, just being enough to perfect the aim rather than completely dictate it, but if no alternatives are available as this comment suggests that does raise several concerns.
Of course, some people like to play without motion controls as a preference, and you would usually expect to see the option to turn them off in a menu somewhere. More pressingly, though, any major motion requirements could result in people with limited movement capabilities not being able to enjoy the games. We're hopeful that the developers will have thought about this, and hopefully things will become clearer when we see the games in action at E3 next week.
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