Your adventure in Kanto in Pokémon Let's Go! Pikachu or Eevee is bound to be full of memorable moments. Naturally, you're going to want to take a lot of screenshots. But if you're using a Poké Ball Plus controller, you may have found some difficulty in doing so.
Never fear. Despite weird controller snafus, there's a way to do this. Here is how to take screenshots with a Poké Ball Plus controller in Pokémon Let's Go! Pikachu and Eevee.
Is there a screenshot button on the Poké Ball Plus controller?
There isn't! The Poké Ball Plus controller only has a stick, an A button, a B button, and an "everything else" button activated by shaking the controller. It cannot be used to exit to the Home menu or take screenshots while playing the game.
Fortunately, there's still a solution.
How do I take screenshots while using the Poké Ball Plus?
Pokémon Let's Go! will register up to two individual Joy-Cons at a time as "active" while playing. So to take screenshots, all you need to do is have a second Joy-Con activate alongside the Poké Ball Plus controller and use it to take screenshots.
Simply activate the Joy-Con, and press the screenshot button. If you expect to take a lot of screenshots, you should keep this Joy-Con near you at all times!
Help! My Joy-Cons aren't connecting!
The Poké Ball Plus controller works a little bit differently than other controllers and can make it difficult to get other controllers to connect while playing Pokémon Let's Go! This is because it essentially registers you as playing with a single Joy-Con controller while using it, and only allows for two single Joy-Cons to be hooked up at a time.
The best solution to ensure you can take screenshots while playing Pokémon Let's Go! is to take the left Joy-Con out and keep it on hand near you while playing the game, or even better, have your co-op player use the left Joy-Con. Press any button on the Joy-Con to activate it and keep an eye on the lights on the side to ensure they are lit, indicating it is registering as the second controller. As long as the controller is active, you can push the screenshot button to take screenshots at any time.
Trouble may arise if you already have other Joy-Cons hooked up, such as the right Joy-Con, which does not have a screenshot button. You may find that if you already have a Joy-Con hooked up to the Nintendo Switch, the left Joy-Con won't register when you push buttons. If this occurs, exit to the Home Menu using the right Joy-Con, then go to the controller settings option on the menu and activate your other Joy-Con that way. You can then re-enter the game and use the left Joy-Con instead.
It is also worth noting that the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller will not work with Pokémon Let's Go! and cannot be used for screenshots.
Still struggling to take screenshots while using the Poké Ball Plus controller? Let me know in the comments and I'll try to help out!
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