The Pokemon Company and Nintendo officially revealed Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee for the Nintendo Switch. These two Pokemon titles are going to be released on November 16, and they shouldn’t be mistaken with the core Pokemon series trailer revealed at last year’s E3, which is planned to be released late 2019.
Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee sets out to be different
This new adventure takes avid fans back to the Kanto region where players come across the original 151 Pokemon and will include some of their Alolan forms. Contrary to popular belief, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee are not remakes of Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow versions, but instead gather inspiration from 1998’s Pokemon Yellow version. The newest features are exciting to say the least; the game is confirmed to have local co-op, no more annoying wild encounters (meaning you can only battle other Pokemon trainers), and one brand new mystery Pokemon to catch (possibly from Generation 8?).
Pocket Monsters in your plastic controller Pokeball!
As if that wasn’t enough good news for die-hard Pokemon fans, players can also purchase a $50 Pokemon Plus device with motion controls, sounds, and light up colors–that’s right, you can legitimately catch Pokemon like a true master with your own hand-held Pokeball! The Pokemon Plus attaches easily around the wrist and can be used compatibly with Pokemon GO to play with your favorite Pokemon virtually anywhere in style.
Pokemon GO Connection
Unlike previous games where players constantly run into wild Pokemon and must engage in battle, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee implement Pokemon GO’s playful style of capturing Pokemon. Some of the Pokemon from Pokemon GO will even be transferable via Bluetooth to Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee. Depending on which version of the game Pokemon lovers buy, they are sure to get a kick out of the super adorable Pikachu and Eevee outfit customization.
Regardless of whether you decide to choose Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu or Let’s Go Eevee, don’t be “that one guy” who misses out on this unbelievable opportunity to experience Pokemon like never before. Elevate your Pokemon experience when these two games come out on November 16 for the Nintendo Switch.
Side note: Make sure to download Pokemon GO to assemble your dream party before November, and look out for Pokemon Quest (free minecraft-style RPG), now available on the eShop (Switch) and coming to mobile in June.