Game Freak director Junichi Masuda appeared on the Nintendo Treehouse: Live E3 2018 presentation to talk more about Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!.
With the chance to see the game in action, the gameplay demonstration explored instantly recognisable places in the Kanto region, such as Viridian Forest and Pewter City, and eventually saw them challenge Pewter Gym to meet a familiar face in Gym Leader, Brock.
Masuda also took the opportunity to reveal more on GO Park, the Candy Jar, Link Trading and Battles, with the last two requiring an active Nintendo Switch Online membership. The information that was shared about these features is as follows:
GO Park: GO Park is enabled as a player progresses further in the game and will help players befriend Pokémon from Pokémon GO in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! This feature allows for Pokémon from Pokémon GO originally discovered in the Kanto region to be transferred to Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! These Pokémon will then need to be caught with a Poké Ball. The player can interact with them in a whole new way in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
Candy Jar: Players can use a variety of Candies to strengthen their Pokémon in a training system introduced in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Later in the game, players will be able to send their Pokémon to Professor Oak to receive these Candies.
Link Trading and Battles:Players will be able to trade and engage in Single and Double Battles with other players online and via local wireless communication. Trading and battling online will require an active Nintendo Switch Online membership, a paid service launching this September.
Pokémon Let’s GO, Pikachu! and Pokémon Let’s GO, Eevee! will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide on November 16th.