Following the recent leaks and rumors, the Pokemon Company has announced Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee for Nintendo Switch. Inspired by Pokemon Yellow, the new Pokémon role-playing games are located in the Kanto region and also connect to Pokémon Go. Here is everything we know about the new Pokémon games, including the rumors and how Pokémon Go fits into the picture
What are they?
Let's go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee are not the core Pokémon RPGs for Switch during Nintendo's E3 2017 press conference; This game, often referred to as the "Pokemon Switch," is scheduled for release in late 201
So is this Pokémon On Switch?
no. Let's go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee share a lot with Pokemon Go, as it was called; They use Go's Pokémon Capture mechanics, which means you throw Poké balls at wild Pokémon to catch them instead of fighting them. You can also connect the Let's Go games to Go via a Bluetooth connection and you can transfer Pokemon from Go to Let's Go (though not vice versa). Pokemon will appear in the Overworld before you can catch them, and you can also send gifts to Pokemon Go from Let's Go.
The Let's Go games, however, are Pokémon RPGs, and you're exploring the Kanto region just as you would in red and blue. While you can not fight against wild Pokémon, you can fight against NPCs and other players, and these battles use the turn-based system of the main Pokemon games. Masuda said that the Let's Go games have a "simplified approach" to the stats compared to the core games, and we do not know how Pokémon rise, but your player has no level as in Go. Joining with Pokemon Go is also not required to play the game.
Are these Pokemon Yellow Remakes?
This was a prominent rumor, but it is not exactly accurate. However, the Let & # 39; s Go games are heavily inspired by yellow, and Pikachu or Eevee (depending on your version) will stay by your side the whole game instead of going into a pokeball while exploring. These games are in Kanto, but we do not know yet whether you will stay in Kanto or how the story will be.
How does Pokémon transfer from Go?
The Let's Go games connect to Pokemon Go Bluetooth. Once you transfer a Pokémon, it is sent to a specific area where you must catch it. We still do not know how the stats will be transferred (or randomly generated, as they are in Pokemon Bank when saving Pokemon from first or second generation games on the virtual console), but Masuda has confirmed the Pokemon, that is shiny in Go will stay shiny in Let's Go. This is a big deal, as certain Pokémon Go events make shiny Pokémon much more common than they ever were in the main Pokémon games.
Is there trade and do you associate with Pokémon Bank?
Masuda has confirmed that it will be able to trade Pokemon between the Let's Go games. Transferring Pokémon from Go only works in one direction. When asked about Pokemon Bank, he said he could not speak; He also did not say if the Let's Go games would be compatible with current or future Pokémon games.
What Pokémon are going on in Los's?
Masuda has confirmed that the first 151 Pokémon as well as their alolan forms of Sun and Moon would appear in Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Evee. We do not know yet if you will unlock an extended Pokedex if you beat the game, as in the remakes of previous generations.
Eevee & # 39; s prominence in these games is no surprise; Eevee has been strongly represented in several recent Pokemon Center merchandise series with Pikachu. The most recent of them, Salko Soda, is currently only available in Japan. Eevee was also the Starter Pokémon of your rival in Pokemon Yellow, making it the natural counterpart of Pikachu for the two Let's Go versions.
Can you breed Pokemon? What about competition bouts?
In Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee, there is no Pokemon breed (and therefore no eggs). Although battles against NPCs and other players follow the turn-based format of Pokemon games, it is not yet clear how the stats work. This means that competing Pokemon players who breed Pokémon for good IVs (individual scores or starting scores) and train on the right EVs (Expense Values or Fought Stats) do not have that much to do with it Games
The official Pokémon series, the VGC, is currently played with Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. Asked what game players will play next year, representatives of the Pokemon Company have not commented.
Let's go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee have a co-op with two players. If you play with a Joy-Con, another player may shake the second Joy-Con and sign up as a Supporter if you are in open areas or in combat. This player can help you catch Pokémon and can fight you (though he does not seem to initiate a double battle).
Pokémon Let's go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee Release on Nintendo Switch on November 16. Next to them (but sold separately) is the Poke Ball Plus Controller, a Joy-Con-like peripheral device that you can use when you catch Pokémon.