Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee! are based on Pokemon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition, which first launched in Japan in 1998. These updated versions have been reimagined to make the most of the unique capabilities of the Nintendo Switch. The games also capture the fun of Pokemon GO and its intuitive Pokemon-catching mechanic.
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 Pokemon, there will be some differences in the species of Pokemon that you encounter and the rate at which you encounter them based on whether you choose Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee!
The games utilize the abilities of the Nintendo Switch to add new and more accessible ways to experience Pokemon and play in the Pokemon universe. Even those who have never played the Pokemon series before will be able to dive right in--Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: 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 Pokemon has been changed dramatically from previous titles. Now you can use your Nintendo Switch's Joy-Con to toss a Poke 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.
Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: 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 Poke Balls together when you encounter Pokemon 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.