The Pokémon Company has announced Pokémon Let’s GO, Pikachu! and Pokémon Let’s GO, Eevee! for Nintendo Switch, putting an end to weeks of leaks, rumours and speculation.
The games are based on Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition and, based on which game you choose, Pikachu or Eevee will hang on your shoulder or ride on your head.
You can swing your Joy-Con to throw a Poké Ball and catch the wild Pokémon that you encounter, a gameplay mechanic that will be familiar to those that have played Pokémon GO.
There is also the chance to share the Joy-Con between two players in local co-operative, letting you explore, catch Pokémon and battle together.
And, there’s a new Poké Ball-shaped accessory called Poké Ball Plus that will work in a similar way to the Pokéwalker.
This will let you place one of your favourite Pokémon into the device and walk around with it in the real world and it can connect to Pokémon GO. The Poké Ball will rumble and can make sound, and can work just like a Joy-Con in-game.
Lastly, any Pokémon that were first discovered in the Kanto region that you have caught in Pokémon GO can be brought into Pokémon Let’s GO, Pikachu! or Pokémon Let’s GO, Eevee!
Pokémon Let’s GO, Pikachu! and Pokémon Let’s GO, Eevee! will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide on November 16th.