After months of anticipation, The Pokemon Company has finally revealed the new Pokemon Game for the Nintendo Switch. And it won’t just be one game, but two! Their official titles are Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee, which confirm the previously-leaked titles. The announcement includes a new video, which also confirms the games’ leaked ties to Pokemon GO. Nintendo has also announced that these new games will be part of the core Pokemon games.
The games themselves take us back to the original region of Kanto, and will feature the original 150 Pokemon. However, they will be slightly different to the traditional mainline games.
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The two games get their inspiration from Pokemon Yellow Version, the Gameboy Color game which featured Pikachu as the starter. The Pikachu version of the game will feature Pikachu as your starter Pokemon, while the Eevee version will feature… well… Eevee as the starter.
And as the video reveals, Pokemon GO also inspires some of the game’s features. You can even transport some Gen-1 Pokemon from Pokemon GO into the game itself. And to do this, they must use a Bluetooth connection to make the trade possible. Players can use one of the Joy Con’s motion controls to catch Pokemon as well. As for its map, much like Pokemon GO, it will display which Pokemon are near you in an area. This makes it easier for players to choose their wild Pokemon battles. And yes, this makes avoiding Zubats in the Dark Cave much easier as well.
Another big addition in the game is the Co-op play. This is the first time the Pokemon games are doing something like this, and players can now finally play side-by-side each other in their journey.
Nintendo will also be releasing a special Pokeball accessory called the Pokeball Plus. Players can use them to catch Pokemon, as well as bring Pikachu with you wherever you go.
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As for the game itself, Nintendo will be releasing them along with the Pokeball Plus by 16 November 2019. They will reveal more details in the days to come, so stay tuned.