Return to the Kanto region with Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu/Eevee!

Today, Nintendo and Gamefreak announced the newest edition and spin-off of the Pokémonseries, Lets Go Pikachu! and Lets Go Eevee!

Lets Go Pikachu!
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go,  Eevee! will take place in the familiar Kanto region. P:LGP and P:LGE are based on Pokemon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition, which first launched in Japan in 1988.  The games will have a touch of the augmented reality game, Pokémon Go and its unique Pokémon-catching mechanic.

Release Information!

Release Date: November 16, 2018
Genre: RPG
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Players: 1-2

Befriend Your Partner!

At the start of each game, you will counter either Pikachu or Eevee, depending on your game version. The Pokémon will join you as your partners in your adventure throughout the game.
Pikachu or Eevee will be with you throughout the whole game depending on the version you chose. In addition to determining your first Pokémon, there will be a few differences in species of Pokémon that you encounter and the rate you encounter them.

Catching Your Pokémon!

As Pokémon: Let’s go Eevee and Pokémon: Let’s go Pikachu are going to be played on the switch, they will utilise the Nintendo Switch’s  Joy-Con controllers to toss a Poké Ball at Pokémon with one hand, either by pressing a button or flicking your wrist.

Play With Friends!

Pokémon: Let’s go Eevee and Pokémon: Let’s go Pikachu will feature two-player simultaneous play. You will be able to share one of the Joy-Con controllers with a friend, letting them adventure with you throughout the game. Not only will they be able to adventure through the game with you, but throwing Poké Balls together will increase your chances of success or have them lend you a hand and join you in battle!

Poké Ball Plus

Much like the Pokémon Go! accessory, the Poké Ball Plus will act as an optional accessory to interact with the game. You will be able to use the device to play Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu instead of your Joy-Con. The Poké Ball Plus will light up a variety of colours, vibrates and plays sound. Adding to the immersion of the game, you will be able to feel the Pokémon moving inside the ball, and if your catch is successful, you’ll hear the cry of the Pokémon you just caught. The Poké Ball Plus can also act as a Poké Walker from Heart Gold and Soul Silver, making you able to take your Pokémon for a stroll, rewarding you with in-game items.
Poke Ball Plus
 play Pokemon: Go? Well, this Poké Ball Plus can also be used as a Pokémon Go Plus!

Pokémon GO Connection!

Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region that you have caught in Pokémon GO can be transferred into these two new Nintendo Switch games. That’s not all, though. Look forward to more details at a later date.