The Eevee and Pikachu sized cat are out of the bag. The heavily rumoured Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee!, turned out to be gospel and that the two games would release this year, worldwide on November 16 with a core RPG Pokémon game, coming to Switch next year.

Now, during a few of the things that were revealed for the title (simultaneous co-op play,) connectivity to Pokémon GO and customisations for your partnered Pokémon, there was plenty of things that were left out. But that’s okay, today the Switch has updated with a new news post and although the Let’s Go games are being said to be a core title in their own right, it does seem that these Switch developed Pokémon GO RPG titles, are in fact for the players who are new to the world of Pokémon, as the games “are designed for players taking their first steps into the Pokémon video game world.” The full post can be seen here:


 With Pokėmon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, Pokémon is inviting fans on a new journey by taking them back to a familiar setting.

Inspired by Pokémon Yellow, which was originally released in Japan on Nintendo’s Game Boy in 1998, these two new titles feature many of the intuitive gameplay functions offered to players in the hugely popular Pokémon GO and are designed for players taking their first steps into the Pokémon video game world.

Trainers will embark on an epic adventure set in the iconic Kanto region joined by their trusty Pikachu in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Eevee in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! They feature brand new gameplay to make the most of the unique capabilities of Nintendo Switch, such as throwing Poké Balls to catch Pokémon by swinging Joy-Con controllers, as well as the opportunity for family and friends to battle and explore together in a new two -player mode.

The literal connection between these two new titles and Pokémon GO does not end there. GAME FREAK and The Pokémon Company teamed up with Niantic to bring next-level innovation by offering players the ability to connect their Pokémon Go to their Pokémon: Let’s Go, Plkachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! game. Players can catch Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region in Pokémon GO and then transfer them to their Nintendo Switch adventure.

The Poké Ball Plus * a device that can be used to play Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! In place of a Joy-Con or alongside Pokémon GO instead of the Pokémon GO Plus, it was also unveiled, continuing the innovative ways to connect the games.

The Poké Ball Plus features motion controls, lights up with a variety of colors, vibrates, and plays sounds. When catching Pokémon in the Nintendo Switch games, players will be able to feel it moving within the device. It also does more than function as a controller-using the Poké Ball Plus, players can bring one of their Pokémon from Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go. Eevee! with them as they explore the real world, giving Trainers the opportunity to spend time with favorite Pokémon even when they’re not playing the game. Additionally, Trainers can receive a variety of rewards once Pokémon are returned to the Nintendo Switch games.

Let’s Go. Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! will launch on 16 November 2018, exclusively on Nintendo Switch. The Poké Ball Plus will be available at participating retailers on the same day.


*The Poké Ball Plus will be sold separately and will not be included with Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! Or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eeveel At the time of release, the Poké Ball Plus will only be compatible with Pokémon Go, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! and will not be compatible with any other Nintendo Switch software.

 Let’s Go, Pikachu!

            Source: Nintendo Switch News

By Jack Longman

In 2015, when rumours of the NX and Zelda U were everywhere, my brother and I started Miketendo64 and we've been running it ever since. As the Editor-in-Chief, I have attended video gaming events in three different countries, been to preview events, and penned more than 4,000 articles to date, ranging from news, to features, reviews, interviews and guides. I love gaming and I love all things Nintendo. I also love Networking, so don't be afaid to reach out. Email: / Website: YouTube channel:

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