Fans of the Pokémon gaming franchiseare eagerly counting down the days to 16 November when Pokémon: Let’s Go! launches on Nintendo Switch. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! aim to bring all the experience of a timeless Pokémon RPG to the Switch, incorporating gameplay that is essentially easy to approach by series noobs while still providing expert Trainers with a big enough challenge to continuously keep them on their toes. Both games were announced on 30 May this year at a Pokémon press conference in Tokyo, Japan and users will be able to play them in 9 languages: Japanese, English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Korean, as well as Simplified and Traditional Chinese.
Team Pikachu VS Team Eevee
When you start your adventure you will team up with either Pikachu or Eevee, who will be your loyal companion throughout the game (in a similar fashion to how Pikachu is Ash’s in the animated TV series). You will commence your journey as a novice trainer, striving to become the best Trainer you could possibly be. Along the way, Trainers will encounter numerous villains who try to exploit the Pokémon for their own personal gain.
Embrace unique battle moves
Due to the fact that your Pokémon partner will be fighting by your side, it will be able to learn unique moves that will help you through your hardest battles. For Trainers who value the visual appeal of their ’mon, the game also features a dress-up option where you can ruffle your partner’s hair and dress him up in various hats, glasses and other accessories.
Nintendo to launch Poké Ball Plus
While the game can be effectually played with your Joy-Con, Nintendo is releasing their highly-anticipated Poké Ball Plus controller for both the Switch and mobile devices on the same day as the game. The ball functions as a controller to help you navigate your way through the game as well as enabling you to catch Pokémon with a similar motion as to what is used with the Joy-Con. If you are a Pokemon Go player you can also use it to catch ‘mons and even hatch eggs and earn candies while walking your buddies. If you can’t wait to get your hands on the games, don’t despair, both (together with the controller) can be pre-ordered online from Amazon. If you have any discount vouchers to reduce the cost, now would be a good time as the two games plus a Poké Ball Plus will set you back in the region of £150.
The game will initially focus on the 151 Gen I Pokemon with players also being able to import various Alolan forms from Pokemon Go or via in-game trades. With less than 2 months to go till the release date of Pokémon: Let’s Go now is as good a time as ever to dust off your Pokemon gear, brush up on your throws and start deciding whether you will be Team Pikachu or Team Eevee.
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