The Pokémon Company has announced Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! for the Nintendo Switch. While it was revealed that there will be a “core” Pokemon game releasing in the near future, these two Pokémon RPG’s are designed to introduce new players into the wonderful world of Pokemon.
Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! are set in the Kanto region. Depending on the version of the game players own, you will be accompanied by, who else, Pikachu or Eevee who will stay by the player’s side throughout the game. As was rumoured, the two games will be able to connect to Pokémon Go via Bluetooth allowing players to utilize Go’s capture mechanics.
Similar to Pokémon Go, players will not be able to battle wild Pokémon but will instead have a chance to capture them using the various Poke Balls. While players will not be battling wild Pokemon, the game will allow them to battle NPC trainers or other players. The game is set to include the 151 original Pokemon as well as their Alolan forms as seen in Pokemon Sun and Moon. Naturally, players will be able to not only battle each other but also trade Pokémon.
For those that want to go Pokemon hunting with friends, the new Pokémon games will include a two-player co-op feature allowing another player to help you catch Pokemon or assist during battles. Nintendo has also revealed a new controller called the Poke Ball Plus, which will be sold separately from the games. Although the controller looks like a Poke Ball, it functions similar to a Joy-Con as it has an analogue stick in the centre. Using throwing gestures while holding the controller, players will be able to catch Pokémon in the game.