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Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu

The Japanese and Korean Nintendo eShops confirm that the upcoming Pokémon Let’s Go games will not support the Switch Pro Controller. This shouldn’t be a huge surprise given the Poké Ball throwing mechanic (and the lack of a Pokemon themed Pro Controller), but is sure to be sad news to many who were still hopeful.

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Following up on tonight’s trailer, The Pokemon Company published a set of Japanese commercials for Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee. See the adverts below.

The Pokemon Company just published a six-minute Japanese trailer for Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee. You can watch it below.

The Pokemon Company published a lengthy interview with Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda and Kensaku Nabana today. In it, the two developers discussed Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee in-depth. One of the more notable things we hear is that Masuda believes this will likely be his last time working as director on a mainline Pokemon RPG.

Here’s the full interview:

Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee had a spotlight during today’s Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation. Check out the full recording below.

Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee were featured during today’s Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation. During the segment, a few new details were revealed.

Here’s what was shared:

The pre-load option for Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee has started to go live on some regions. Thanks to that, we have the file sizes for the two games. Both weigh in at just 4.1GB.

Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee can currently be pre-loaded in Australia and Japan. Other regions should follow soon.

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This information comes from Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa…

Global release of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, the latest installments of the Pokémon series, will take place in November. Their release finally brings the Pokémon series to Nintendo Switch.

This title is designed to be enjoyed by everyone. It is easy to play for people new to the Pokémon series, and endearing to fans of the Pokémon games. The title is based on Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition, which was released for Game Boy in 1998, but this title offers completely new experiences. For example, the gameplay reflects Pokémon Go, and to catch a Pokémon the player swings the Joy-Con in an action similar to throwing a Poké Ball. In addition, by sharing the Joy-Con, two people can play at the same time in the same game, which is a first for the series.

The Poké Ball Plus will be released at the same time as a play accessory for this title. This Poké Ball Plus can be used instead of the Joy-Con as a game controller and “thrown,” so to speak, to capture Pokémon as a trainer. Further enhancing the realism of the experience, the player hears a sound and feels something in the palm of their hand when they succeed in capturing a Pokémon. In addition, players can take their favorite Pokémon from Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! out into the world outside of the game and, as they walk around, it feels like the Pokémon is actually inside the Poké Ball Plus. More than half of all consumers who have pre-ordered this title chose the software bundled with Poké Ball Plus. Poké Ball Plus can also connect to Pokémon GO so that users can
continue playing without continuously looking at their smartphones.

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! can be linked with Pokémon Go so they can carry around the Pokémon captured with Pokémon Go. Also, the Pokémon Go application can get special items that can lead to the acquisition of new kinds of Pokémon. It would be wonderful if this fun kind of linkage piqued the interest of Pokémon Go users all around the world.

We have created various special bundles for those consumers looking to purchase a system together with software.

To coincide with the November release of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, we have prepared a package set that bundles the game with a Poké Ball Plus and a specially designed Nintendo Switch system.

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Nintendo has gone live with the latest trailer for Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee. It’s more of a lifestyle video, showing players interacting with the games in real life, moving creatures over from Pokemon GO, and more. Check it out below.

Amazon has provided a look at the full contents of the Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee guide. We have a promo image attached above.

Aside from a look at the guide itself, we also have an updated breakdown of what’s actually included. Amazon provides the following information: