E3 2018 – Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee News


Playing Pokemon with my friends was basically my childhood. I was ten years old when I first played Pokemon Red, and I was immediately hooked. I loved traveling around Kanto, the original region of Pokemon. Battling gym leaders, trading with friends, and capturing the legendary Pokemon was really exciting. So, the announcement of Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee being back in that region really got me excited. And now, we have more information about the game. Let’s check it out!

Classic Adventure Remixed

Let's Go is a classic game that has been remixed.

Reunite with your old friends in a new adventure!

These two new games take the classic Pokemon gameplay and remixes it. Fans of Pokemon Go! on mobile will really enjoy this new game. The Kanto Region, which features familiar gym leaders like Brock and Misty, will be easily accessible for older fans and newer fans alike. Though a few things have changed, the same pillars are still present. Capturing Pokemon, battling Pokemon, and trading Pokemon are all present.

Let's Go influenced by Pokemon Go!

Pokemon Go has influenced the entire Pokemon Series

No More Wild Pokemon Battles

Let's Go features a throwing mechanic with the Joy-Con.

It feels like throwing a real Pokeball! Just don’t hit your TV…

That’s right, you won’t be battling Pokemon in the wild anymore. Instead, you will just be capturing them by throwing Pokeballs at them. You’ll use berries to make them more friendly towards you, and then you will try and capture them. During the E3 Gameplay Stream, the developers stated that they wanted it to feel more like the anime, where you can befriend Pokemon instead of just battling. But, you will still battle trainers and gym leaders. And, of course, you can still battle your friends.

Cooperative Gameplay

Let's Go Cooperative Gameplay!

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!

Did someone say couch co-op? Simply shaking the second Joy-Con controller will allow a second player to appear on screen. They can help you capture wild Pokemon, but only if you two can sync your throws perfectly. During battles, they will assist you. Being able to play through an entire game of Pokemon with a friend is a dream come true! Let’s hope they remember this when the next core Pokemon game comes out!

The Pokeball Plus

Let's Go Pokeball Plus!

Introducing the Pokeball Plus!

The Pokeball Plus is a new accessory to play Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee. It functions as a Joy-Con, but allows you to do a little more. You can carry your Pokemon with you on the go! Plus, it will also work with Pokemon Go on mobile! There are plenty of ways to use this interesting version of the Joy-Con. If you buy the Pokeball Plus, you will also receive the mythical Pokemon Mew! It is exclusive to this accessory, so definitely keep your eye out for it.

Let's Go Pokeball Plus Details

It’s all about the details!

Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee, plus the Pokeball Plus accessory will launch on November 16, 2018! Are you excited for this game, or have your expectations been tempered? Personally, I am going back and forth on this one. On the one hand, new Pokemon is always cool. But, this isn’t exactly what I wanted. We shall see soon. Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Weston, aka Houndstooth, has been a gamer since he played the NES at two years old. He is now married to his best friend who is not only a great wife but an avid gamer as well. He loves all games and will keep playing until it isn't fun anymore.

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