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
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. They are remakes of the Generation I game Pokémon Yellow Version. The games were 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 were 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.

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 through the use of Pokémon GO.

Features

  • The starter Pokémon in this game, Pikachu and Eevee, have higher base stats compared to the regular ones, in addition of having all-perfect 31 IVs. Their gender can be determined by the title screen during the start of game. Unlike the regular Eevee, which does not have any gender differences, the female starter Eevee will have a unique heart-shaped pattern around the tip of their tail.
  • In addition to customizing the player's color skin and clothing, the starter Pokémon can also be dressed in different outfits and be given different accessories and hair styles.
  • Pikachu, like in all core series games since Pokémon X and Y, is voiced by Ikue Ohtani, while Eevee is voiced by Aoi Yūki.[3]
  • 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 for rewards when returned to the game. It also contains the Mythical Pokémon Mew, a special Pokémon that cannot be obtained by normal gameplay.
  • 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 every 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 games only feature the 151 Pokémon of Generation I, the new Mythical Pokémon Meltan and its evolution Melmetal. Players can also import the Alolan forms of these Pokémon from Pokémon GO or receive them from in-game trades.
  • The games are not backwards compatible with any other main series games, unlike every other main series game released since Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
  • 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.
    • A feature called the Catch Combo tracks how many of the same species of Pokémon is caught in a row without the Pokémon running away or the game turning off. The higher the combo, the stronger and rarer wild Pokémon become, and Shiny Pokémon become more common.
  • The 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 aiming the Poké Ball with motion controls. Wild Pokémon, except for Legendary Pokémon and other story 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.
  • The day and night cycle, several moves (including all Z-Moves), Abilities, held items, breeding, and Eggs have been removed from the game.
    • Moves that were introduced in Generation I are all available in the games.
    • While Abilities are programmed into the games, they are unused.
  • Calculations for stats have been changed, allowing for Pokémon to reach much higher stat ceilings than in previous core games
  • A unique section of the Bag called the Candy Jar is used for increasing the stats of Pokémon by giving them various types of Candy obtained from transferring Pokémon to Professor Oak, similar to the Candy from Pokémon GO.
  • A section in the bag called the Pokémon Box replaces PCs, allowing players to switch the Pokémon in their party at any point in the game.
  • The Safari Zone in Fuchsia City replaces the zoo, and has added the GO Park, where the player is able to interact with their caught Pokémon. Similar to the Box system in the Pokémon Storage System, the GO Park complex has a total of 20 GO Parks, with each capable of holding 50 Pokémon. Thus, the player can transfer up to 1,000 Pokémon into the games.
    • If the player has gathered 25 of the same species of Pokémon, they can play a minigame in the Park's Play Yard for Candy. Alolan forms are counted as a separate species, listed in red.
  • Exclusive new moves are available for the starter Pikachu and Eevee. Pikachu can to learn Zippy Zap, Splishy Splash and Floaty Fall, while Eevee can learn Bouncy Bubble, Buzzy Buzz, Sizzly Slide, Glitzy Glow, Baddy Bad, Sappy Seed, Freezy Frost and Sparkly Swirl. These moves can be learned from a Move Tutor in the Pokémon Centers of Cerulean City, Celadon City, and Fuchsia City.
    • The starter Pikachu and Eevee can activate their own 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.
  • TMs have been reordered and readded with some moves that previously available as Move Tutor. The amount of TM moves available also have been decreased compared to previous core series games.
    • TMs no longer look like yellow Pokéballs.
  • 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.
  • Interactive Pokémon such as Electrode, Snorlax, and Legendary Pokémon can be battled, but they must be defeated to be captured. A five-minute time limit is in effect for the battle. If the timer hits 0, the battle ends abruptly. Hitting the Home button or putting the console in sleep mode does not pause the timer.
    • Both Snorlax are battled with either an Attack or Defense boost, while all the Legendary Pokémon have all their stats increased, similar to Totem Pokémon.
  • Electrode disguised as items are now white on top and red at the bottom, just like real Electrode.
  • Teleport has been changed to do something in all battles, as opposed to just battles with wild Pokémon.
  • Legendary Pokémon are no longer guaranteed to have 3 perfect IVs.

Returning features

Storyline changes from Generations I and III

Pokémon

See Category:Generation I Pokémon

Game-exclusive Pokémon

The game-exclusive Partner the player starts with cannot be traded to other games. While a single Persian is obtainable in Let's Go, Pikachu!, and a single Arcanine is obtainable in Let's Go, Eevee! through an NPC, they are not obtainable as wild Pokémon in those respective games.

Let's Go, Pikachu!
025 025Pa Pikachu
Partner
Electric
027 027 Sandshrew Ground
027 027A Sandshrew
Alola Form
Ice Steel
028 028 Sandslash Ground
028 028A Sandslash
Alola Form
Ice Steel
043 043 Oddish Grass Poison
044 044 Gloom Grass Poison
045 045 Vileplume Grass Poison
056 056 Mankey Fighting
057 057 Primeape Fighting
058 058 Growlithe Fire
088 088 Grimer Poison
088 088A Grimer
Alola Form
Poison Dark
089 089 Muk Poison
089 089A Muk
Alola Form
Poison Dark
123 123 Scyther Bug Flying
Let's Go, Eevee!
023 023 Ekans Poison
024 024 Arbok Poison
037 037 Vulpix Fire
037 037A Vulpix
Alola Form
Ice
038 038 Ninetales Fire
038 038A Ninetales
Alola Form
Ice Fairy
052 052 Meowth Normal
052 052A Meowth
Alola Form
Dark
053 053A Persian
Alola Form
Dark
069 069 Bellsprout Grass Poison
070 070 Weepinbell Grass Poison
071 071 Victreebel Grass Poison
109 109 Koffing Poison
110 110 Weezing Poison
127 127 Pinsir Bug
133 133Pa Eevee
Partner
Normal

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, as well as Meltan and Melmetal from their phone to the games where they will appear in GO Park. The games can give Pokémon GO accounts various rewards in exchange. Mew can't be transferred.

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.[4]

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

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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:
  • Let's Go, Pikachu! has the longest name of all core series titles, including symbols and spaces, with 18.
  • These games mark the first time that a third 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.[6]
    • 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 remakes to introduce brand-new Pokémon.
  • Like in Pokémon Yellow, Ekans, Koffing, and Meowth and their evolutionary relatives are not found in the wild in Let's Go, Pikachu!. These three Pokémon are commonly associated with Team Rocket in the original series. To compensate, Mankey, Grimer, and their relatives are exclusive to Let's Go, Pikachu!, a reference to two Pokémon Ash caught in the original series, Primeape and Muk.
  • These are the only core series games in Generation VII to give the player a diploma upon completing the Pokédex.
    • Of the core series games that give out diplomas, these are the only ones in which the design of the diploma differs between the two games.
  • Of all of the core series games where Red appears as a non-player character, this is the first in which he does not have all three Kanto starter Pokémon on his team.

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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