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Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu

Nintendo NY held a special event last night to celebrate the launch of Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee. We have a few photos straight from Nintendo below.

Today’s finally the day: Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee are out on Nintendo Switch. To celebrate the occasion, Nintendo put together a launch trailer for the games:

Ahead of Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee’s launch, Bahamut spoke with director Junichi Masuda. Siliconera translated the discussion points.

You can find a summary of what was shared below. Topics include the game’s visual style, changes that were made, and more.

Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are undoubtedly Nintendo’s biggest games of the year. Sometime after their release, Nintendo could be inclined to share sales figures directly. But early reports indicate that both will be lighting the sales charts on fire.

Speaking with The Verge, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said that the pre-sale trends for Pokemon and Smash Bros. “are tracking to the best we’ve ever seen on Nintendo Switch.” He added, “The consumer engagement through all of our digital activity has been exceptionally strong.”

Ever since Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee were announced, there’s been one uncertainty surrounding the game. Will motion controls be required? Now that people are starting to get their hands on copies, we finally have a concrete answer once and for all.

When playing in portable mode, you’ll be happy to hear that motion controls aren’t required. Both titles are fully playable without needing to use motion controls when catching Pokemon. You can simply press the A button at the right time to have a better chance of success at catching.

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Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee continue the trend of Nintendo featuring art and other material inside Switch cases. Many publishers opt to include nothing inside, but that isn’t the case with the Big N. As seen above, buyers are treated to a look at a map of the Kanto region.

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Reviews for Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee are starting to go live. We’ve rounded up a few of the early verdicts below.

The Pokemon Company has shared several new gameplay videos for Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee featuring Melmetal and more. We have the full set below.

Two new trailers are live for Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee. As usual, we have videos in English in Japanese, and both are attached below. The clips show battling against Team Rocket, the Elite Four, and more.

The new Poke Ball Plus device has a couple of different functions. Not only can it work as a controller for Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee, but it also acts as a Pokemon GO Plus. Players can use it to send Pokemon to the Let’s Go games and collect rewards.

Nintendo has since provided new information on how Poke Ball Plus works if set to Pokemon GO Plus mode while having a Pokemon inside. When this happens and the device is acting like a Pokemon GO Plus, it will spin all PokeStops automatically without prompting you and providing the items. If there isn’t a Pokemon inside, it’ll vibrate similar to the Pokemon GO Plus.

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