After current leaks and rumors, The Pokemon Company has introduced Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee for Nintendo Switch. Inspired by Pokemon Yellow, the brand new Pokemon RPGs are set within the Kanto area and in addition hook up with Pokemon Go. Here’s all the things we all know concerning the new Pokemon video games to this point, together with what rumors had been right and the way Pokemon Go suits into the image.
What Are They?
Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee are usually not the core Pokemon RPG introduced for Switch throughout Nintendo’s E3 2017 press convention; that recreation, usually referred to as “Pokemon Switch,” is ready to launch in late 2019. The Let’s Go video games are Pokemon RPGs, nevertheless, and are developed by Game Freak. Director and producer Junichi Masuda mentioned that the Let’s Go video games are particularly designed for newcomers to the Pokemon collection, particularly those that are accustomed to Pokemon Go, and that they’ve been in growth for round two years.
So Is This Pokemon Go On Switch?
No. Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee do share so much with Pokemon Go, as was rumored; they make the most of Go’s Pokemon seize mechanics, that means you throw Poke Balls at wild Pokemon to catch them slightly than battling them. You may join the Let’s Go video games to Go through a Bluetooth connection, and you’ll switch Pokemon from Go into Let’s Go (although not the opposite approach round). Pokemon seem within the overworld earlier than you’ll be able to provoke capturing them, and you’ll ship items to Pokemon Go from Let’s Go as effectively.
However, the Let’s Go video games are Pokemon RPGs, and also you discover the Kanto area simply as you’ll in Red and Blue. While you’ll be able to’t battle wild Pokemon, you’ll be able to battle NPCs and different gamers, and people battles use the turn-based system of the principle Pokemon video games. You get expertise factors each from catching Pokemon in addition to battling different trainers, although Masuda mentioned the leveling system hasn’t been finalized but.
Is Pokemon Go Required? What About Motion Controls?
Pokemon Go shouldn’t be required to play the Let’s Go video games. When catching Pokemon in docked mode, you do have to make use of movement controls to throw Poke Balls. In handheld mode, motion-control aiming (utilizing the gyroscope) is required, however you utilize the Joy-Con’s buttons to truly throw the ball.
Are These Pokemon Yellow Remakes?
This was a outstanding rumor, nevertheless it’s not precisely correct. The Let’s Go video games are closely impressed by Yellow, although, and Pikachu or Eevee (relying in your model) stays by your aspect the entire recreation slightly than moving into a Poke Ball whilst you discover. These video games are set in Kanto, however we do not know what the story might be like.
Can Pikachu And Eevee Evolve?
Your starter Pikachu or Eevee can not evolve within the Let’s Go video games. However, different Pikachu or Eevee you catch or switch will be advanced. Only Jolteon, Flareon, and Vaporeon can be found out of Eevee’s eight present evolutions.
Though the starter Pokemon are “special,” in keeping with Masuda, you’ll be able to put them within the Box as you’ll different Pokemon–but in these video games, the Box is in your bag. We aren’t certain precisely what this implies but.
How Does Transferring Pokemon From Go Work?
The Let’s Go video games hook up with Pokemon Go through Bluetooth, and the flexibility to switch Pokemon from Go is unlocked as you progress by means of Let’s Go. Once you switch a Pokemon, it’s despatched to a selected space the place you then must catch it. We do not but understand how stats will switch (or if they’re going to be randomly generated, as they’re in Pokemon Bank while you’re storing Pokemon from the primary or second era video games on Virtual Console).
Masuda did verify that Pokemon which might be shiny in Go will stay shiny in Let’s Go. That’s an enormous dealsince sure Pokemon Go occasions make shiny Pokemon much more frequent than they ever can be in the principle Pokemon video games. However, any Pichu, Pikachu, or Raichu with particular hats in Go can’t be transferred to Let’s Go.
Is There Trading, And Do They Connect To Pokemon Bank?
Masuda confirmed that it is possible for you to to commerce Pokemon between the Let’s Go video games. Transferring Pokemon from Go solely works within the one route. When requested about Pokemon Bank, he mentioned he couldn’t remark; he additionally didn’t touch upon whether or not the Let’s Go video games can be appropriate with current or future Pokemon video games.
What Pokemon Are In Let’s Go?
Masuda confirmed that the primary 150 Pokemon in addition to their Alolan kinds from Sun and Moon would seem in Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee. We do not know but should you’ll unlock an expanded Pokedex when beating the sport, like within the remakes of earlier generations. Additionally, every model has barely totally different Pokemon obtainable (like all the time).
Eevee’s prominence in these video games does not come as a shock; Eevee has been closely featured with Pikachu in a number of current Pokemon Center merchandise collection, the newest of which, Salko Soda, is presently solely obtainable in Japan. Eevee was additionally your rival’s starter Pokemon in Pokemon Yellow, which makes it the pure “opposite” of Pikachu for the 2 Let’s Go variations.
You Can Ride Pokemon?!
As proven within the trailer, you’ll be able to experience sure Pokemon in Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee. The Pokemon needs to be giant sufficient to experience, although how that is outlined is not clear. Riding a Pokemon does not require HMs, as a result of there are not any HMs in these video games.
Can You Breed Pokemon? What About Competitive Battles?
There is not any Pokemon breeding (and due to this fact no eggs) in Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee. Though battles towards NPCs and different gamers comply with the identical turn-based format because the core Pokemon video games, it isn’t but clear how stats work. That implies that aggressive Pokemon gamers, who depend on breeding Pokemon for good IVs (particular person values, or beginning stats) and coaching for the right EVs (effort values, or stats earned by means of battles), could not have as a lot to work with within the Let’s Go video games. That mentioned, Masuda did point out throughout our Q&A session that the Let’s Go video games are like every other predominant Pokemon RPGs in that they are each “accessible” however with “depth” for many who need it.
The official aggressive Pokemon collection, the VGC, is presently performed utilizing Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. When requested what recreation gamers might be competing in subsequent yr, representatives of The Pokemon Company didn’t remark.
Can You Trade And Battle Online?
Yes! You can join with different individuals in Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee through each native wi-fi and Wi-Fi. Though you’ll be able to battle on-line, there are not any ranked battles within the Let’s Go video games.
Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee function two-player co-op. While taking part in utilizing one Joy-Con, one other participant can shake the second Joy-Con and be part of as a help character when in open areas or battle. This participant might help you catch Pokemon and may battle alongside you (although it does not seem to provoke a double battle).
Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee launch on Nintendo Switch on November 16. Releasing alongside them (however offered individually) is the Poke Ball Plus controllerwhich is a Joy-Con-like peripheral you should utilize when catching Pokemon.