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New Information Revealed For Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! And Eevee!

The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo provided further details on the highly anticipated Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! andPokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! games, releasing later this year on Nintendo Switch system.

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! will both feature a variety of exclusive Pokémon which are unique to each game. In Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! Trainers will be able to capture Pokémon including Oddish, Sandshrew and Growlithe; while players of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! will be able to capture Pokémon such as Bellsprout, Vulpix and Meowth.

At the start of players’ adventures, they will receive their first partner Pokémon, either Pikachu or Eevee. Unlike regular Pokémon, their first partner Pokémon is not interested in evolving and instead prefers to stay out of its Poké Ball. It will travel with players throughout their journey by hanging on their shoulder or riding on their head. Players can become best friends with their Pikachu or Eevee and can pet, feed and even tickle them. Not only that, but players can dress up their Trainer and partner Pokémon in a wide variety of cool and cute outfits, accessories and even hairstyles to become the perfect style duo with their new best friend.

As players travel throughout the Kanto region, they will meet some familiar faces as well as a few new ones. Professor Oak returns, alongside a new Rival, to present the Pokédex—a high-tech encyclopedia that records data on any new species of Pokémon that players catch in the games. Players will be able to battle Gym leaders across Kanto, including fan favorites Brock, the Gym Leader of Pewter City, and Misty, the Gym Leader of Cerulean City, as they strive to become the Pokémon League champion. In-game Pokémon Trainers aren’t the only ones who can be battled. Players will be able to connect with other players online* or via local wireless communication between Nintendo Switch systems to enjoy intense Pokémon battles. They will also be able to trade Pokémon with each other using these communication features to help complete their Pokédex.

For the first time in a mainline Pokémon game, two people can now play together on one system! By gently shaking a second Joy-Con controller, another player can join the fray. There are some real benefits to adventuring together as well, including making it easier to catch Pokémon and even battling against tough Trainers as a tag team in Pokémon battles. Grab a friend, explore Kanto and experience an adventure like no other.

The Poké Ball Plus device can be used to play Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! in place of a Joy-Con or alongside the Pokémon GO app instead of the Pokémon GO Plus accessory**. Poké Ball Plus also allows players to bring one of their Pokémon from Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! with them as they explore the real world. The Mythical Pokémon Mew will be available in the Poké Ball Plus, and players will be able to transfer it to their version of these new games.*** Poké Ball Plus will be available to purchase separately at retail alongside Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! on November 16.

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! will release exclusively on Nintendo Switch on November 16, 2018. For all information, please visit:

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14 thoughts on “New Information Revealed For Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! And Eevee!”

    1. I’ll probably get it, but that doesn’t change the fact that I’m still not a fan of some of the changes they’ve made. They’ve drastically scaled down the difficulty level, especially with that requirement at Brock’s gym where you need a grass or water-type on your team just to be able to challenge the gym in the first place. Couple that with removing the Safari Zone and also the way they changed wild encounters to remove the battle element (which doesn’t make sense since the whole point of catching a Pokémon, even in the anime, is to weaken it first by attacking it), and it just doesn’t feel right to me. In fact, I bet they probably even removed the Game Corner in Celadon, because of the political correctness around gambling and slot machines, just like they did starting with Black/White onwards. And again, just like removing the Safari Zone in Fuchsia, making changes like these ends up removing portions of authenticity in terms of these being actual remakes. So in a sense, the Let’s Go games are a cross between a Yellow remake aimed at the older fans for nostalgia purposes, but at the same time serving as a low-difficulty reboot aimed at the younger fans under 10 to attract new players. That’s why I think it was important for Ishihara to reiterate that the core game that the hardcore fans have been waiting for launches next year, because otherwise there would’ve been riots all over the place, if this was the new direction they were taking the core franchise in.

      1. Lmao cut down the difficulty? None of the pokemon games were ever difficult. Just level up before Brocks gym. This whole comment is obsessively stupid

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