As director Junichi Masuda teased us last week about the release of Pokémon: Let’s Go! on the Switch, he let us know we'll finally be seeing the game’s Master Trainers.
The release of Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee is just around the corner and we are learning more details about what awaits the player once the story is complete.
The past few Pokémon games have been a bit lacking in post-game content for those who don't put as much importance on competitive battles, so it comes as a surprise to learn that Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee has a huge task in the form of conquering the Master Trainers.
Once the player has conquered the Elite Four and Champion, they will be given the chance to battle 151 different Master Trainers that are spread across the region.
The Master Trainers all specialize in one of the 151 different Kanto Pokémon and will only use a single version of that Pokémon in battle. This means that there are Master Trainers for the likes of Charizard, Mewtwo... and Magikarp.
There are certain rules in place for a battle against a Master Trainer, with the player being restricted to using the same Pokémon as the Master Trainer. This means that you will need to use a Charizard in order to fight the Charizard Master Trainer.
The player is also forbidden from using items during the Master Trainer battle, which means that you can't use Hyper Potions to secure your victory.
The Pokémon used by the Master Trainer will also possess unique moves, which means that they may have moves that give them a type of advantage against your Pokémon.
The reward for defeating a Master Trainer is that you will steal their title from them and other characters in the game will refer to you by that title.
The existence of the Master Trainers means that a player will have a ton of grinding to do in order to beat them. One can only imagine the amount of time it's going to take to defeat the Ditto Master Trainer and the Metapod Master Trainer.
It remains to be seen whether there will be a Master Trainer for Meltan, due to the fact that there are 151 of them suggests that the final Master Trainer will possess a Mew.
Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee will be released for the Nintendo Switch on November 16th.