Motion Controls are not Required for Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee in Handheld Mode

There’s been a bit of mixed reception from fans about the seemingly constant requirement of motion controls when capturing Pokémon in the upcoming titles. Fortunately a recent statement from Nintendo let players know that this isn’t entirely the case, at least if they’re playing on the go. While in Handheld mode players will have the ability to aim with the analog stick and throw with the A button while trying to capture Pokémon. Based on their statement only mentioning handheld mode, it seems likely this won’t be an alternate option at all while docked and players will still need to resort to tightly wrapping a joy-con around their wrist and giving it a toss instead, but perhaps they’ll consider adding the option in the future.