Pokémon: Let’s Go Shows Off Mega Evolutions, Jesse and James, and Classic Kanto Locations

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The latest Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee trailer is a nice mix of old and new. We get a glimpse of classic Kanto locations like Vermillion City and the S.S. Anne, as well as Team Rocket (represented by the anime’s Jesse and James), but we also get a look at new features, like powerful Mega Evolutions for Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise. You can check it all out, below.

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Here’s the official rundown on Mega Evolutions:

In Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee, you can Mega Evolve certain Pokémon once per battle if you have a Key Stone and a Mega Stone that corresponds to that specific Pokémon. Deciding which Pokémon to Mega Evolve — and when — will be a critical factor in deciding who wins a battle.

  • Mega Venusaur – When Venusaur Mega Evolves into Mega Venusaur, the flower on its back grows larger and its legs become thicker and stronger to support its extra weight. Its Defense and Sp. Def greatly increase, allowing it to withstand just about any attack thrown at it.
  • Mega Charizard X / Mega Charizard Y – Mega Charizard X’s body color changes to black, and its flames turn blue because they burn so much hotter. It also changes types from a Fire-and-Flying-type Pokémon to a Fire-and-Dragon-type Pokémon. Mega Charizard Y retains its orange coloring, but it gains sharp horns, a longer tail, and larger wings. It can fly faster than a jet plane!
  • Mega Blastoise – Blastoise normally has two water cannons on its shell, but when it Mega Evolves, the two cannons merge into a single large cannon that uses the power of Mega Evolution to launch super powerful blasts. Its Sp. Atk greatly increases as well, allowing for aggressive tactics in battle.

I got a chance to go hands-on with Pokémon: Let’s Go at E3, and came away with mixed feelings. The games are certainly charming, but the simplified mechanics and new Poke Ball Plus controller might not be for everyone. Check out my full thoughts, right here.

Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee scamper onto Nintendo Switch on November 16.

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