Trainers get ready to Go! Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee have officially been announced for the Nintendo Switch. The two games will be released on the 16th of November and will allow players to explore the Kanto region. According to reports players will have access to the first 150 Pokémon from the Pokédex as well as their Alolan forms. Unfortunately, we’re not sure as yet how the stats of the Pokémon will work as you won’t actually battle Pokémon in the game but rather catch them as you do in the mobile game Pokémon GO. Which brings us to the next point of interest: Pokémon GO’s connection to the two new Switch titles. Trainers will be able to transfer Pokémon that they’ve caught in Pokémon GO to Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee. And although you cannot battle Pokémon in the Switch titles when capturing them you’ll still be able to battle other trainers and explore Kanto which looks stunning! Trading has also been confirmed for the titles.
What’s more is that these new titles also offer a co-op mode that allows a second player to jump into the game with you and not only assist you in capturing Pokémon or battling other trainers but also exploring Kanto. Keep in mind though that these two games are in fact not the Pokémon Switch game that’s being worked on. That game is reported to be released in the second half of 2019 so we still have that to look forward to as well. Also announced in the reveal trailer below is the addition of a new Pokéball peripheral the Pokéball Plus, which works as a Joycon would but can also be used to store Pokémon within. Although this may not be the core title from the main line series that’s being worked on, I am still quite excited for this especially since we’ll be able to transfer Pokémon from Pokémon GO.