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
Lets Go Pikachu EN boxart.png
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!
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
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
Japanese: Pokémon.co.jp
English: Official site
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 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. 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.


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 an unannounced all-new Pokémon.


  • The game focuses on the 151 Pokémon of Generation I as well as some Pokémon from Generation VII such as Alola forms.
  • The Nintendo Switch Joy-Con can be used to catch Pokémon by flicking one's wrist in a throwing motion, similar to the method in Pokémon GO. Wild Pokémon cannot be battled in a traditional sense, but NPC Trainers can be battled as normal.
  • The player can dress up their starter Pokémon in different outfits.
  • A local two-player feature has been added. Two Joy-Con can be used to throw two Poké Balls at once at the Pokémon in order to catch it. Battles against Trainers become two against one, similar to SOS Battles.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Returning features


The games will be compatible with Pokémon GO 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 also send an all-new Pokémon to Pokémon GO as a present.




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  • These games are the first core series titles in which:
    • They will be released exclusively on a home console.
    • They are playable exclusively on a system different from other core titles in their generation.
  • These games have the longest and second longest names of all core series titles, including symbols and spaces.
    • Let's Go, Pikachu! has 18 characters in its name.
    • Let's Go, Eevee! has 16 characters in its name.

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!

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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