7 Things We Now Know About Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! And Let’s Go, Eevee!

Pokémon: Let's Go Charizard Artwork

The Pokémon Company International and Game Freak have shared new details about Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, which are months away from release on Nintendo Switch.

We have broken this down into seven topics, which you can pore over below:

1. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! Exclusive Pokémon

In Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! Trainers will be able to capture Pokémon including Oddish, Sandshrew and Growlithe.

2. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Exclusive Pokémon

In Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Trainers will be able to capture Pokémon such as Bellsprout, Vulpix and Meowth.

3. Your Partner Pokémon Cannot Evolve

At the start of your adventure, you will receive your first partner Pokémon – Pikachu or Eevee. But, unlike normal Pokémon, your partner Pokémon is not interested in involving and prefers to stay outside of its Poké Ball.

It will travel with you on your journey by hanging on your shoulder or riding on your head, and you can become best friends with them – having the chance to pet, feed or tickle them.

4. You Can Give Your Partner Pokémon A Haircut

You can dress up your Trainer and partner Pokémon with cut outfits, accessories and hairstyles. The haircuts, for the Pokémon at least, are slightly strange… as you’ll see in the trailer below.

5. You Will Battle Familiar Faces At Pokémon Gyms

As you travel across the Kanto region, you will meet some familiar faces as well as a few new ones. Professor Oak returns, alongside a new Rival, to present the Pokédex – a high-tech encyclopedia that records data on any new species of Pokémon that you catch in the games.

You will be able to battle Gym leaders across Kanto, including fan favourites Brock, the Gym Leader of Pewter City, and Misty, the Gym Leader of Cerulean City, as they strive to become the Pokémon League champion.

6. You Can Battle Other Players Locally And Online

In-game Pokémon Trainers aren’t the only ones who can be battled. You will be able to connect with other players online or via local wireless communication between Nintendo Switch consoles to take part in intense Pokémon battles.

You will also be able to trade Pokémon with other players using these communication features to help complete your Pokédex.

7. Shake A Second Joy-Con To Team Up With Another Player

When you shake a second Joy-Con, another player can join your adventures. There are some real benefits to adventuring together as well, including making it easier to catch Pokémon and even battling against tough Trainers as a tag team in Pokémon battles.

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! and the Poké Ball Plus will release worldwide on November 16th.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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