Pokemon Let’s Go, Pikachu/Eevee Showcases Combat, Gym Leaders And More

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Oct 15, 2018
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A new trailer has been released today for Pokemon Let’s Go, Pikachu/Eevee, the new entries in the Pokemon series launching next month on Nintendo Switch in all regions.

The new trailer, which can be watched below, gives an overview of the game, showcasing exploration, combat and characters like the members of Team Rocket and Gym Leaders, among which are some very familiar faces.

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Exciting adventures filled with Pokémon to catch, train and battle are fast approaching. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu & Let’s Go, Eevee! arrive November 16th for Nintendo Switch.

During E3 2018, Nathan had the chance to try out Pokemon Let’s Go, Pikachu/Eevee. Outside of the Poke Ball Plus features, the game didn’t really impress him.

Ultimately, what really set the Pokémon: Let’s Go experience apart was the new Poké Ball Plus accessory. No doubt, it’s a novel little item – it’s adorable, is made of super nice textured plastic, and being able to feel the pokémon you just caught move around via HD rumble is undeniably cool. That said, it isn’t much of a controller. The Poké Ball Plus only has one button and an itty-bitty, clickable analog stick, which can easily become misaligned if you don’t keep the ball oriented properly in your hand. The motion controls work fine, but I have a feeling a few Poké Balls are going to be accidentally sent sailing at TV screens later this year. Controlling an RPG single-handed with a tiny one-button ball just isn’t that comfortable – my hand was starting to cramp a bit by the end of my demo.

I’m left wondering what kind of staying power the Let’s Go games will have. They aren’t without their charms – it’s certainly nice to see Pikachu and pals in crisp HD — but I’m not sure I see myself sitting down for long play sessions with these games or devoting dozens of hours to filling out my Pokedex. But, I concede, these games probably aren’t being made with me in mind.

Pokemon Let’s Go, Pikachu/Eevee launch on November 16th exclusively on Nintendo Switch.

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