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
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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
China: N/A
Hong Kong: November 16, 2018
Taiwan: November 16, 2018
Websites
Japanese: Pokémon.co.jp
English: Official site
Pokémon.com
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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 an all-new Pokémon.

Features

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, and Sizzly Slide.
  • 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

  • The game features entirely new protagonists, and the role of Blue is replaced with a new, friendly rival.

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]

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!" may be a reference to Pokémon GO and the end phrase of Professor Oak's introduction (Japanese: レッツ ゴー!) in the Japanese version 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.

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
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