Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!

Pokémon moves into uncharted territory with Nintendo discontinuing its handheld consoles in favor of the hybrid console, Nintendo Switch. Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon Let's Go, Eevee! are inspired by Pokémon Yellow and include some features from mobile game Pokémon GO.

It's unclear at this point whether they are straight remakes of Yellow, or something different. Pokémon Company CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara stated they were main series games though the gameplay appears distinct from previous core games.

Details

Release date 16th November 2018 (Worldwide)
Platform Switch
Director Junichi Masuda
New Pokémon 1 confirmed
Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu box art Pokemon Let's Go Eevee box art
Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon Let's Go, Eevee! box art

New features

As the names may suggest, the adventure starts with either Pikachu or Eevee as the starter Pokémon.

Catching Pokémon works as in Pokémon GO: the trainer can throw the Poké Ball using the Nintendo Switch Joycon controller. Players can also team up with a friend using a Joycon controller each to increase the chances.

The games have connectivity with Pokémon GO, so Kanto Pokémon can be sent from GO to Let's Go.

There is a new peripheral, the Poké Ball Plus (sold separately) which can be used to catch Pokémon in the games, and allows trainers to take a Pokémon from Let's Go out on the road with them.

There is at least 1 brand new Pokémon in the game.

Image gallery


Logos for Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Pokémon Let's Go Eevee

The Kanto region map (click to enlarge). Can you spot every Gen 1 Pokémon?