Since 1998, when the original Pokémon games were released in North America, fans wanted nothing more than a main console Pokémon game. Core Pokémon games are usually released on Nintendo’s handheld systems. Then came Pokémon Go. This game brought pokémon into the real world with your smartphone. Catching pokémon while walking on your phone was something all Pokémon fans wanted. The next change in the world of Pokémon, Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee.
What is Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee? The game combines elements of Pokémon Yellow and Pokémon Go. This will allow players to control their character in the Kanto region, while catching pokémon the same way as Pokémon Go. The Nintendo Switch is unique that grasps both these elements and it’s pretty exciting. While you don’t battle wild pokémon, you do throw pokéball at them like you do in Pokémon Go. Obviously, you use the Joy-Con rather than a touchscreen as you do with your phone.
Based on which game you purchase, Pikachu and Eevee will be on your shoulder rather than be in a pokéball. This follows the Pokémon Yellow tradition. If you haven’t played Pokémon Yellow, the game was more like the anime cartoon as Pikachu would follow you rather than be inside the pokéball. Gary would have an Eevee. Anyone who battled Gary’s Eevee knows how tough it was.
Another element to the new Pokémon game is the Pokéball Plus. The Pokéball Plus allows players to use it as a Joy-Con or a peripheral for the Pokémon Go series. It will feel like an actual pokéball to the players. This is a new experience for older players. The last experience fans had like this was the Pokéwalker that was introduced with SoulSilver and HeartGold.
Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu, Let’s Go Eevee and Pokéball Plus will be released on November 16th 2018. Watch the trailer below!