More details about the upcoming Pokemon RPG, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee, have been revealed. The game is coming out in mid-November on the Nintendo Switch. It will be a mix between Pokemon GO and the classic mechanics that Pokemon RPG games are famous for.
First off, it’s important to note that the two versions of Pokemon Let’s Go aren’t going to be the same. They’ll play the same, and they will be similar in most ways, but not exact copies. The most obvious being the first partner Pokemon you’ll get, which will be either Pikachu or Eevee. There will be other differences, too. Annoyingly, some Pokemon will only appear in one edition or the other. For example, Sandshrew, Growlithe and Oddish will only be in Pikachu, while Meowth, Bellsprout, and Vulpix will appear just in the Eevee edition.
As far as catching Pokemon goes, it will be a lot like the system from Pokemon GO. A lot of hardcore Pokemon gamers are not gonna like this, but it makes sense to try and bring in fans of PoGo. You’ll throw Poke Balls by swinging the Joy Con, and there’ll also be a separate system for handheld mode. Basically, if you’ve played Pokemon GO, you’ll know how this works. Duelling against other trainers, on the other hand, will work pretty much exactly like in previous Pokemon RPGs. You’ll be exploring the Kanto region, with it’s different cities, gyms, etc. You can expect to meet some classic, beloved characters, such as Professor Oak, Brock, and Misty.
In Pokemon Let’s Go, you’ll be able to interact with your buddy Pokemon. They will stand on your arm, and you can pet and feed them to strengthen your bond, and also dress them into different outfits. One more important aspect is the ability to play with a friend using the second controller. You can catch Pokemon together, as well as battle other trainers. Those are the basics of what you can expect from Pokemon Let’s Go when it comes out on November 16th. If you want even more details, you can check out the announcement on the Pokemon website.