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Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! - Fact sheet
DEVELOPER: GAME FREAK inc.
PLATFORM: Nintendo Switch
GENRE: Action RPG
PLAYERS: Single Player / Two Player (Local Multiplayer)
RELEASE DATE: November 16, 2018
RATING: E for Everyone
Official site of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
- Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! are the newest titles in the Pokémon series coming this fall to Nintendo Switch. Inspired by Pokémon Yellow, which was originally released on Nintendo's Game Boy in 1999, these two titles are designed for players taking their first steps into the Pokémon video game world.
- Featuring an innovative connection to the popular Pokémon GO mobile game, Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! promise plenty of enjoyment for both newcomers to the franchise and experienced players.
- Pikachu and Eevee — Explore the iconic Kanto region like never before. You can embark on your adventure together with Pikachu as your partner in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or choose Eevee as your partner when you play Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!
Befriend your partner — At the start of your tale, you will encounter either Pikachu or Eevee, depending on which game version you choose. This Pikachu or Eevee will join you as your partner in your adventures, growing together with you on your journey. Pikachu or Eevee will be with you wherever you go, either hanging on your shoulder or riding on your head. Don't let their adorable expressions fool you into thinking that cuteness is all they offer, though. Your partner will be a dependable ally in battle, too!
In addition to determining your first partner Pokémon, there will be some differences in the species of Pokémon that you encounter and the rate at which you encounter them based on whether you choose Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!
- Play in a whole new way — Experience intuitive controls by using your Joy-Con to throw Poké Balls at wild Pokémon you encounter. Need some help? Your friend can grab a second Joy-Con to join in on the fun and even boost the chances of catching Pokémon for the first-ever collaborative gameplay in a Pokémon RPG.
Catching made easy — The games utilize the abilities of the Nintendo Switch to add new and more accessible ways to experience Pokémon and play in the Pokémon universe. Even those who have never played the Pokémon series before will be able to dive right in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! are easily approachable for newcomers to the series, but also have enough depth to keep veteran Trainers on their toes.
The practice of catching Pokémon has been changed dramatically from previous titles. Now you can use your Nintendo Switch's Joy-Con to toss a Poké Ball at your target with one hand, either by pressing a button or flicking your wrist. With fewer buttons and intuitive action, it's never been simpler.
- Play Pokémon together — Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! also feature two-player simultaneous play. By sharing one of the Joy-Con controllers with a partner, two players can adventure at the same time. Throw Poké Balls together when you encounter Pokémon to boost your chances of successfully catching them, or have a friend lend a hand by joining you in battles against Trainers in your game.
- Play even when on the GO — Connect your game for Nintendo Switch with the mobile game sensation Pokémon GO. Players can capture a Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region in Pokémon GO and transfer it into their Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! adventure.
- Have a ball — Take your Pokémon journey to a whole new level with the Poké Ball Plus. More than just a controller, the Poké Ball Plus features motion controls, lights up with a variety of colors, vibrates, and plays sounds. When catching a Pokémon in the game, you will be able to feel it moving within the Poké Ball Plus.
- The Poké Ball Plus also works as a Pokémon GO Plus for those playing Pokémon GO. Using the Poké Ball Plus, you can bring one of your Pokémon from Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! with you as you explore the real world, even when you're not playing the game. Additionally, you can receive a variety of rewards once Pokémon are returned to the Nintendo Switch games.
Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! - Q&A
After the announcement of Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee! at the Pokémon press conference in Japan, a Q&A was held with the developers and other representatives. Here's a summary of what was shared:
- wild Pokémon battles do not exist in the Let's Go games, but you can battle other trainers;
- on choosing Eevee - one reason was that your rival in Yellow used Eevee; character has become massively popular over the years as well, and they've decided to start using him as a partner to Pikachu;
- there was a special Pokémon mentioned in the trailer Go players would meet if they linked it with Let's Go; it's an all-new Pokemon we've never seen before;
- speaking with Masuda, IGN reports that battling and trading online are both available online and locally. Online ranked battles will not be available, however;
- no plans for the games to use online service;
- The Pokémon Company views Switch as a combo home/handheld, so they wanted to take the good parts of the handheld versions and expand on them with the Switch;
- the Let's Go games are designed primarily as home console games, while the 2019 games will have more of an emphasis on the handheld experience;
- they didn't elaborate on what this might mean;
- they have other gameplay ideas they haven't announced regarding how Go and Let's Go will interface;
- those who play both will be rewarded;
- they see the Let's Go games as the next step for players brought in by Pokémon Go to continue with the series, which is why the catching interface/models are the same;
- the 2019 games, meanwhile, is what they see as their way to move the handheld experience forward, and they've been working on it since before the Switch released, which is why the won't be as influenced by Go;
- there are plans for the Poké Ball Plus beyond the Let's Go games/Go;
- they see the device as the next iteration of the Go Plus;
- Nintendo engineers helped make the Poké Ball;
- the idea was to create the closest thing possible to an actual Poké Ball that really felt like it has a Pokémon inside;
- what technology is used to connect Let's Go game and Pokémon GO? Bluetooth.
In any case, on with the latest details:
- you will not be able to evolve your partner Pokémon;
- however, can catch other Eevee/Pikachus you find in the wild;
- your partner Pokémon will take up one of your six party slots, and you will be able to box it;
- boxes work differently in that you now have a box in your bag;
- the ability to transfer from Go/Let's Go opens up about halfway through the game;
- after that, you'll be able to do it freely;
- there are also minigames you can do when transferring lots of Pokémon over;
- candy from Go will not do anything in Let's Go;
- won't say whether you'll be able to transfer Pokémon from Let’s Go and turn them into Candy;
- any Pokémon that's large enough in Let's Go you will automatically ride;
- they had the idea to let you ride Pokémon of any size, but decided against it;
- no HMs;
- although the interface is different, you will still earn EXP from catching Pokémon, as well as trainer battles;
- event Pokémon in Go (Ash hat Pikachu, etc), cannot be transferred to Let's Go;
- the controls for catching Pokémon in handheld mode will have you moving the console around and pressing a button to throw; no touch screen, and the gyro part is required;
- no additional details about Z-mode/Mega Evolutions in Let's Go;
- they haven't locked down how experience from capturing Pokémon/trainer battles will be distributed (evenly, per Pokémon etc.);
- trading and battling online between Switches will be available through online and local play;
- as of right now, Masuda is saying that in general, only the original 151 Pokémon will be available in Let's Go;
- no news on player customization (at least for now);
- the plot of Let's Go will not take you to Johto;
- the map of Kanto, however, will be very similar to the original landmass, but there will be graphical differences;
- although there are some Alolan forms of Pokémon in Let's Go, there are otherwise no connections between it and Sun/Moon;
- there are once again two versions, which means all the usual Pokémon differences apply (individual Pokémon);
- no plot differences between the two games.
IGN has shared a few new comments from Game Freak's Junichi Masuda about the new titles Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
On wanting to simplify things:
- "For our first entry on the Nintendo Switch, I really wanted to do something more kind of simplified, something that really anyone could enjoy. I think the reason for this is to get more Switches into the hands of younger kids and more casual players, not just players who are really interested in hardcore games or are really gamers first and foremost."
- When asked if effort values and individual values will return in Let's Go, Masuda said "We wanted to make it more simplified," and to "Please wait for more details."
- There will be some differences in how you level up, raise, and train your Pokémon;
- no comment on Pokémon Bank compatibility;
- no word on whether Pokémon from Let's Go will be transferable to the 2019 games;
- Masuda said he and his team worked very hard to make Pikachu and Eevee as cute and expressive as possible, and are still working on this now.
On how co-op works:
- "The bottom line... is that it really is to make the second player a support role. So the idea is that it's the first player's adventure. If you only have one Switch in the house and there are siblings, each sibling can start their own game. This may not be a super great answer, but I don't want to go into the exact mechanics of what happens if someone joins in mid-way."
- Masuda wanted to add an option to make it playable with parents, siblings, or friends. If a Pokémon has been sent to Pokémon Let's Go, it will be unable to return to Pokémon GO;
- Niantic's John Hanke says when trainers connect their GO and Switch accounts, you can do more than just transfer Pokémon, but they want to save some surprises;
- Masuda confirmed that if a Pokémon is Shiny in Pokémon GO, it will still be Shiny in Pokémon Let's Go;
- unknown how a Pokémon's stats from Pokémon GO are treated when transferred, and awaiting for information on if they will remain the same, or alter, when recaptured in Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
- With the Poké Ball Plus, when carrying a Pokémon, it will light up, make noise, and move;
- Masuda also said some other things will happen when carrying Pokémon, but he didn't want to get into the details;
- Masuda said his team worked especially hard on making use of the Joy-Con's six gyro sensors to ensure it felt right when a Pokémon is caught, and this technology was transferred to the Poké Ball Plus;
- you should be able to feel the Pokémon rock 'realistically' in the Poké Ball Plus when it's caught.
Lastly, we have one more report on online usage:
- there unfortunately was a high degree of confusion here to due conflicted reports coming out of last night's event in Tokyo, particular from the Q&A session. But after speaking with Masuda, IGN reports that battling and trading online are both available online and locally. Online ranked battles will not be available, however. There are also no plans to use Nintendo Switch Online. GameSpot is reporting similar information, so we're hoping that this has been settled once and for all.
Following the big press conference in Tokyo, where The Pokémon Company unveiled exciting news about upcoming games, the press got a chance to ask questions of Pokémon president Tsunekazu Ishihara and Game Freak directors Junichi Masuda and Shigeru Ohmori. The Q&A provided some juicy new details, including the existence of an all-new Pokémon in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! as well insights on the development of these new titles and the transition to Nintendo Switch. Read on for the full transcript.
- Mr. Masuda: "In general, it's the original 151, but as we just showed with Alolan Exeggutor, some of the Alolan variants will also appear."
- Mr. Masuda: "With these games, we're really focused on clicking the Joy-Con to throw the Poké Balls to catch Pokémon. We decided to get rid of the wild Pokémon battles to catch them, but we still have Trainer battles with a variety of difficulty where you use your Pokémon in battle."
- Mr. Masuda: "One of the reasons for that is that in Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition, you start with Pikachu, and your rival begins with Eevee. So there's that element. But really, over the years, I've been overwhelmed by the passion that fans have had for the character, including tons of fan art. I've always really loved the cuteness of Eevee.
- And one thing that I didn't know until recently is that fans have unofficially dedicated November 21 as Eevee's special day. There's a way to pronounce that date in Japanese that sounds like 'Eevee.' It just seems like over the years, fans' reaction and passion for Eevee really made me think that it was a popular enough Pokémon to serve as a counterpart to Pikachu."
- Mr. Ohmori: "The games use Bluetooth LE to connect directly to each other."
- Mr. Ishihara: "You were really paying attention to the details! I can say that the video is referring to an all-new Pokémon that will be appearing in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!"
- Mr. Masuda: "These games will definitely have the wireless trading and battle features that have existed in Pokémon games up to now. You will, of course, need two Nintendo Switch consoles to do that kind of gameplay."
- Mr. Ohmori: "You can have multiple accounts on the Nintendo Switch, so each account can have its own save file. For example, if you have siblings they can play on their own accounts."
- Mr. Ishihara: "We don't have any plans to use this online service right now."
- Mr. Ishihara: "They'll actually be different games as all-new Pokémon series entries, kind of like how Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, and then Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, were new games within the main series."
- Mr. Ishihara: "At Pokémon, we really view Nintendo Switch as more of a combination of a handheld and home console system. It has the features of both, and we hope to take what was good with the handheld system and expand on it. That's why we're excited to bring the games to Nintendo Switch."
- Mr. Ishihara: "I can't really say much more than what we've already talked about today, but what I can say is that Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! focus on the home console gameplay experience, but the games next year will focus more on handheld features and gameplay experience."
- Mr. Masuda: "I think one of things that will be a lot of fun is for kids who might not be able to play Pokémon GO on their own. Maybe they don't have their own smartphone they can play with their parents or older sibling, but they're not able to play on their own. So perhaps players who are playing Pokémon GO can catch Pokémon and send them over to Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! The kids can then raise those Pokémon on their own and get a variety of Pokémon that way.
- I can also say that we have some ideas that will benefit Pokémon GO players who are interested in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! and vice versa. So if you're playing both, there will be good things that happen in both games."
- Mr. Ishihara: "It's kind of an open secret from talks with games media, and I have to apologize to Nintendo, but at the time I was definitely skeptical about whether Nintendo Switch would be successful. But really thanks to amazing games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of Wild that drove hardware sales, I really felt Nintendo Switch was a good platform.
- But of course, since Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! are coming out this year, that means we've been working on them for a little while now. So we definitely had this feeling that we would be able to help drive this platform and increase its sales. So there's that aspect that made us work harder to succeed. We also saw this as an opportunity to make a Pokémon RPG for everyone, and provide another Pokémon game for those who started with Pokémon GO looking for somewhere to continue their adventure. We looked at this as a really interesting challenge to put Pokémon on a home console and see what we could do with the experience.
- Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! represent our take on what the home console experience will be. I think you'll see with games coming out in 2019, we've seen how people use Nintendo Switch as a handheld device and we want to see what our take on the Pokémon handheld experience on Nintendo Switch will be."
- Mr. Ishihara: "Yes, of course. Game development does take quite while!"
- Mr. Masuda: "The Poké Ball Plus development really started after the Pokémon GO Plus came out. We started thinking about what the best Pokémon accessory would look like and feel like. We began talking with Nintendo's hardware team, and they came up with the idea of creating the ultimate Poké Ball for players to have, and then we started talking about what that actually means. Of course, in the ultimate Poké Ball you would have to have Pokémon that go inside it. That's kind of how we got started.
- Being the ultimate device for Pokémon games, I do think we've shown some of the versatility of it in that you can use it with both Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! as a controller, and also as a Pokémon GO Plus with Pokémon GO.
- And, of course, we've mentioned that you can put a Pokémon from your game into the Poké Ball Plus and walk around with it. There are some cool things that will happen, but I can't say more about them today."
Poké Ball Plus - Fact sheet
Every great Trainer needs a Poké Ball to catch and store their Pokémon. With Poké Ball Plus, you can bring your Pokémon adventure into the real world with an accessory that fits in the palm of your hand.
Poké Ball Plus works like a Joy-Con controller with the Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! games for Nintendo Switch. Move, battle, navigate menus, you can do it all with your Poké Ball Plus.
- Poké Ball Plus has motion control capability, so when a wild Pokémon appears, ready a Poké Ball and try to catch the Pokémon by moving your Poké Ball Plus like you're throwing it.
Lights, sounds, action!
- When you catch a Pokémon, your Poké Ball Plus will light up and vibrate in your hand, and you’ll hear the Pokémon let out its unique cry, you'll think there's really a Pokémon inside!
Take your Pokémon wherever you go
- Take your Pokémon for a stroll in your Poké Ball Plus out in the real world. When you're out and about, you can gently shake your Poké Ball Plus and the Pokémon inside will make a sound* and the Poké Ball Plus will vibrate.
- Just like with Pokémon GO Plus, you can use your Poké Ball Plus when playing Pokémon GO** on a compatible smartphone to help you search for Pokémon.
Search for Pokémon without looking at your smartphone
- Play Pokémon GO without checking your smartphone screen. When a Pokémon appears nearby, Poké Ball Plus will light up and vibrate. A simple button press lets you throw a virtual Poké Ball, and different LED light patterns will let you know if you've caught the Pokémon.
- As long as your Poké Ball Plus is connected to your smartphone and the Pokémon GO app, it will also count your steps so you can hatch Eggs and get Candy for your Buddy Pokémon.
Famitsu has finally received clarification straight from The Pokémon Company: both titles will indeed allow for online battling and trading. However, in order to use the functionality, you will need to be a Nintendo Switch Online member. Online won't be overly similar to more recent Pokémon games since features like the GTS, Battle Spot and Wonder Trade aren't included. Expect a simpler online experience overall!
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