How To Play Pokémon Let’s Go in Two Player Couch Co-op

Out now on Nintendo Switch, Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee and Pikachu is a largely single-player game, but there are a few multiplayer options.

One option allows you to play in local co-op. So if you have a friend, partner, sibling or family member who wants to join in your quest to catch ’em all, you can have them grab a second Joy-Con and join in the fun. Here’s how.

Make sure a second controller – either a Joy-Con or Pokéball is awake and synced to your Nintendo Switch console. Then, when you’re in your game of Pokémon Let’s Go, simply shake the second controller. A second player will magically appear in the game!

Player two, however, has very limited control in the game. They can walk around the environment, but they can’t interact with objects nor can they walk through doors or trigger events. What they can help with, though, are battles and Pokémon-catching.

When in a battle, player two will take control of your second Pokémon, allowing you to attack simultaneously with a party of two. It means that a second Pokémon gets extra XP, as well as making battles much easier with two combatants at your side!

When catching Pokémon, player two will have access to your stash of Pokéballs, with the ability to throw them out to try and capture the creatures that you come across.

It’s a fun way to get a second person involved, but it’s a shame that player two doesn’t become more a part of the game outside of battles.

If you want to drop player two out of the game, simply shake the second controller again, and their avatar will disappear. Simple! Have fun playing Pokémon Let’s Go with a friend.