Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

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Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!
ポケットモンスター Let's Go! ピカチュウ
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English boxart of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!
Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!
ポケットモンスター Let's Go! イーブイ
Lets Go Eevee EN boxart.png
English boxart of Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!
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Basic info
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Category: RPG
Players: 1-2 players
Connectivity: Wireless, Nintendo Switch Online
Developer: Game Freak
Publisher: Nintendo/The Pokémon Company
Part of: Generation VII core series
Ratings
CERO: A
ESRB: E
ACB: PG
OFLC: PG
PEGI: 7
GRAC: ALL
GSRR: 6+
Release dates
Japan: November 16, 2018
North America: November 16, 2018
Australia: November 16, 2018
Europe: November 16, 2018
South Korea: November 16, 2018
Mainland China: N/A
Hong Kong: November 16, 2018
Taiwan: November 16, 2018
Websites
Japanese: Pokémon.co.jp
English: Official site
Pokémon.com
Lets Go Pikachu JP boxart.png
Japanese boxart of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!
Lets Go Eevee JP boxart.png
Japanese boxart of Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! (Japanese: ポケットモンスター Let's Go! ピカチュウ Pocket Monsters: Let's Go! Pikachu) and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! (Japanese: ポケットモンスター Let's Go! イーブイ Pocket Monsters: Let's Go! Eievui) are the third and final paired versions of Generation VII. The games will be released on the Nintendo Switch.

The games were announced worldwide on May 30, 2018, at a Pokémon press conference in Tokyo, Japan.[1][2] The paired versions will be released worldwide on November 16, 2018. All copies of the game are playable in nine languages: Japanese, English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Korean, and Simplified and Traditional Chinese.

The games are inspired by Pokémon Yellow.

Plot

The games are set in the region of Kanto, with Pikachu available in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Eevee available in Let's Go, Eevee! as a starter Pokémon. The player will encounter Team Rocket, as well as have the opportunity to meet two all-new Pokémon.

Features

  • Pikachu, like in all core series games since Pokémon X and Y, is voiced by Ikue Ohtani, while Eevee is voiced by Aoi Yūki for the first time.[3] In this game, the female starter Eevee will have a unique heart-shaped pattern around the tip of their tail.
  • In addition to customizing the player's clothing, the starter Pokémon can also be dressed in different outfits and be given different hair styles.
  • An accessory called the Poké Ball Plus can be used to catch Pokémon in place of a Joy-Con. Like the Pokéwalker, a Pokémon can be taken on the go and be interacted with.
  • If the player has gathered 25 of the same species of Pokémon in the GO Park, they can play a minigame in the Park's Play Yard for Candy.
  • The introduction of two new Mythical Pokémon: Meltan and its evolved form, Melmetal.
  • Once the player has become the Champion, Master Trainers will appear and can be found scattered throughout the Kanto region. They are considered the strongest Trainers for each Pokémon species in Generation I and can be spotted by the icon of the Pokémon they favor above their heads.

Alterations from other core series games

  • The game focuses on the 151 Pokémon of Generation I. Players can also import the Alolan forms of these Pokémon from Pokémon GO, or receive them from in-game trades.
  • Wild Pokémon appear on the overworld. Coming into contact with one will engage them. They may appear with either a red or blue aura, which indicates their size, either being larger or smaller than their own standard size. Similar to the previous games, there is a chance to encounter Shiny Pokémon in the wild.
  • The Nintendo Switch Joy-Con is used to catch Pokémon by flicking one's wrist in a throwing motion, similar to the method in Pokémon GO. While in handheld mode, wild Pokémon are caught by moving a reticle with motion controls. Wild Pokémon, except for Legendary Pokémon, can no longer be battled in a traditional sense, but NPC Trainers can be battled as normal.
    • Legendary Pokémon can only be caught after defeating them in a battle.
  • A unique training system called the Candy Jar will be used for training and increasing the stats of Pokémon by giving them various types of candy, similar to the candy from Pokémon GO.
  • Exclusive new moves will be available for the starter Pikachu and Eevee. Pikachu will be able to learn Splishy Splash and Floaty Fall, while Eevee can learn Bouncy Bubble, Buzzy Buzz, Sizzly Slide, Glitzy Glow, and Baddy Bad. These moves can be learned from a Move Tutor in Celadon City's Pokémon Center.
  • The starter Pikachu and Eevee can activate partner powers in battle once they have high enough friendship. If activated while they are in battle, they use an exclusive move—Pika Papow or Veevee Volley—which increases in damage based on friendship. If activated while they are not in battle, they boost the stats of the current Pokémon.
  • HM moves have been replaced by Secret Techniques that the starter Pikachu and Eevee can use in the overworld, but do not take up move slots. These include Chop Down for Cut, Sea Skim for Surf, and Sky Dash for Fly.

Returning features

Storyline changes from Generations I and III

Pokémon

See Category:Generation I Pokémon

Game-exclusive Pokémon

Let's Go, Pikachu!
027 027 Sandshrew Ground
028 028 Sandslash Ground
043 043 Oddish Grass Poison
044 044 Gloom Grass Poison
045 045 Vileplume Grass Poison
058 058 Growlithe Fire
059 059 Arcanine Fire
Let's Go, Eevee!
037 037 Vulpix Fire
038 038 Ninetales Fire
052 052 Meowth Normal
053 053 Persian Normal
069 069 Bellsprout Grass Poison
070 070 Weepinbell Grass Poison
071 071 Victreebel Grass Poison

Compatibility

The games will be compatible with any number of Pokémon GO accounts through Bluetooth LE. Players can send Generation I Pokémon and their Alola Forms from their phone to the games where they will appear in GO Park. The games can give Pokémon GO accounts various rewards in exchange.

Music

Main article: Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! & Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! Super Music Collection

The game's music was arranged and composed by Shota Kageyama.[5]

Demonstration

The demo version of Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! were playable at several events worldwide prior to the games' release.

Gallery

Trailer

Japanese

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English

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Trivia

Professor Oak's introduction in Japanese Pokémon Yellow
  • The term "Let's Go!" (Japanese: レッツ ゴー!) may be a reference to Pokémon GO and the end phrase of Professor Oak's introduction in the Japanese and English versions of the Generation I core series games.
  • These are the first core series games to be released exclusively on a home console.
  • These are the only core series games to be playable exclusively on a system different from other core series games in their generation.
  • Let's Go, Pikachu! has the longest name of all core series titles, including symbols and spaces, with 18.
  • These mark the first time that an upper version has been remade.
  • As revealed in an interview with Junichi Masuda, the reason Eevee was chosen as a game mascot alongside Pikachu was because of all of the fanart Eevee has gotten.[7]
    • Masuda also revealed that Psyduck was considered for the role instead of Eevee, but was not chosen because it was the same color as Pikachu.
  • These are the first core series games where not every Pokémon revealed at the time is programmed into the games.
  • These are the first core series games since Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire to not be compatible with previous core series titles in any way.

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ポケットモンスター Let's Go! ピカチュウ・Let's Go! イーブイ
Chinese Cantonese 精靈寶可夢 Let's Go!皮卡丘/Let's Go!伊布
Mandarin 精靈寶可夢 Let's Go!皮卡丘/Let's Go!伊布
精灵宝可梦 Let's Go! 皮卡丘/Let's Go! 伊布
France Flag.png French Pokémon : Let's Go, Pikachu et Let's Go, Évoli
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! und Let's Go, Evoli!
Italy Flag.png Italian ​​​​​​​Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! e Let's Go, Eevee!
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓몬스터 레츠고! 피카츄・레츠고! 이브이
Spain Flag.png Spanish ​​​​​​​Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! y Let's Go, Eevee!

References



Generation I: Red & GreenBlue (JP)Red & BlueYellow
Generation II: Gold & SilverCrystal
Generation III: Ruby & SapphireFireRed & LeafGreenEmerald
Generation IV: Diamond & PearlPlatinumHeartGold & SoulSilver
Generation V: Black & WhiteBlack 2 & White 2
Generation VI: X & YOmega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII: Sun & MoonUltra Sun & Ultra Moon
Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!‎
Generation VIII: Sword & Shield
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