Masuda on Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee being based on Pokemon Yellow, synergy with Pokemon GO
A few outlets were able to participate in a conference call around the reveal of Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee. Director Junichi Masuda commented on the games further during the conversation.
Speaking about being based around Pokemon Yellow as well as synergy with Pokemon GO, Masuda said:
“Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! are kind of inspired and based on Pokémon Yellow version. They had added elements from the animated series, like Team Rocket and the characters that appeared in the animated series. It’s one of those things that made it resonate more with young kids at the time. When we were thinking of a game to go back to … we thought that this would be the next version.”
“I think one thing that’s gonna make it appealing to the Pokémon Go audience is that you have the intuitive swiping mechanic. With the Switch version, you can throw the remote to make you feel like you’re throwing the Poké Ball.”
“What I can say is that Pokemon Go will continue to evolve, and I work on those games as well in terms of the game design. We’re gonna find a good way so that both series will find the strengths of each other and apply them going forward.”
Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee are launching November 16 for Switch.