New details revealed at E3 for Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!

Bellevue, Washington—June 12, 2018—The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo today revealed new details about the recently announced Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! video games, including details about the Mythical Pokémon Mew, Pokémon GO connectivity, and much more. Developed by GAME FREAK inc., both games are designed for players taking their first steps into the Pokémon video game world, while giving longtime fans a new way to play Pokémon. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! will launch in North America on November 16, 2018, exclusively on Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo’s E3 2018 digital presentation included additional details about the Mythical Pokémon Mew, an incredibly rare Pokémon that cannot be encountered in regular gameplay in any of the Pokémon main series games. For Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, Mew will be available in the Poké Ball Plus, and players will be able to transfer it to their version of the new game. Each individually sold Poké Ball Plus will contain Mew, as will all the Poké Ball Plus accessories sold in special packs. Mew caught while playing Pokémon GO cannot be brought into Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!

Additional game information was unveiled via the Nintendo Treehouse Live presentation at E3 2018 in Los Angeles, where Game Director Junichi Masuda from GAME FREAK gave a demonstration of the game. Various gameplay elements were shown, including parts of Viridian Forest and Pewter City, and a familiar face to Pokémon fans—Brock!

Other features of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! that were revealed today include:

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.

Categories: Press Releases, Consoles
Tags: eshop, pokemon, switch


I was watching some gameplay and not fighting Pokemon just looks wrong. It remains to be seen how they’ll balance out levelling up and experience since you won’t be able to grind.

You’ll also be able to “cheat” and turn on player 2 and use both joy-cons to throw a double pokeball.

It still look nice but I would rather less “Go” and more a direct remake of Pokemon Yellow.
I assume you’ll only be able to import Gen 1 Pokemon from Go.

Yes, as of now, they did say you can only import Gen 1 (and their Alolan forms) from GO. Only the originals will be in the game even after the post-game (no Johto either).

Makes sense. I doubt they’ll expand this game for later Gens but I can see you being able to import more from Go into the Gen 8 game.

Poor Safari Zone got replaced (makes sense for this game tho). Not sure why the game forces you to have caught a Grass or Water Pokemon before being able to challenge the Pewter City Gym.....


Tue Jun 12 18 02:53pm
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Whaaaaaat?! That’s dumbing it down a little much by forcing you to have a Pokemon that’s strong against Rock type. It’s fine to advise, but not force. Back in my day we got no help at the first gym for choosing Charmander!

But Safari Zone is where the Go catching mechanic makes sense 😅

It is a bit ridiculous especially when they also gave Pikachu Double Kick for this game ( I assume Eevee will also get a move thats super effective against Rock pokemon). Apparently thats not enough. I really doubt kids have gotten dumber in 20 years lol.

I'll admit...I only paid half way attention during this part of the Treehouse. Although I must say, the games LOOK gorgeous. Bright...colorful...popping colors like I would expect from a Pokemon game. Still on the fence about the catching/getting exp to improve pokemon...and it looks like moves are automatically added to a pokemon when leveling? Other than that aspect of it, I rather liked what I saw.

Sorry. Random Pokemon battles and raising my Pokemon through battling are a must for me. This is going to sell with the Go crowd and the more hardcore players because that Poke Ball comes with Mew, so it's cool. I'll hold on until next year for the mainline game.

Thu Jun 14 18 09:24pm
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I'll buy them to play with my girlfriend and my stepdaughter. They are both delighted by the coop option, and my gf don't usually play games because she think she's bad at them. So the more games I can play with her, the happier I am. :3

Very good. I hope you all enjoy it.


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