Big news, Pokémon Trainers: Today marks the release of two brand new games and a Poké Ball accessory for Nintendo Switch! Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, and the Poké Ball Plus accessory are now available on Nintendo.com and the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch as well as in stores. The exciting news was celebrated by a midnight launch party at Nintendo NY in Rockefeller Plaza, where Pikachu and Eevee themselves came out to greet fans!
In both Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, you’ll immerse yourself in the Kanto region as a Pokémon Trainer going on an epic adventure with either Eevee or Pikachu, depending which game you play. Catch and train Pokémon and battle other Pokémon Trainers, Gym Leaders and Team Rocket as you go on your epic journey with Pikachu or Eevee. You’ll encounter classic characters and many types of Pokémon, with the impressive true-to-size versions of these Pokémon roaming the in-game world.
Make your adventure even more fun with the Poké Ball Plus, an awesome new accessory for Nintendo Switch that allows you to have your own real-life Poké Ball! You can control the entire game with just the Poké Ball, capturing Pokémon by making a gentle throwing motion with the Poké Ball Plus. Every Poké Ball Plus contains the Mythical Pokémon Mew, and things get even more interactive when you put any Pokémon inside your Poké Ball Plus to take it outside for a walk in the real world so that you can level it up and snag in-game rewards!
And because both the Poké Ball Plus and both Let’s Go games are are compatible with Pokémon GO, you can also use your Poké Ball to catch Pokémon and items from Poké Stops in Pokémon GO without having to use your smartphone. You can also transfer Pokémon captured in the Kanto region into Pokémon GO, including the newly discovered Mythical Pokémon, Meltan and Melmetal, as well as the Alolan and Shiny forms. And if your friends and family also have one of the games on Nintendo Switch, you’ll be able to battle and trade Pokémon with them too! (Or, share the game with them on your own system by playing the game in TV or Tabletop mode using two controllers!)
For newer Pokémon fans, these games offer a great entry point to the Kanto region with a rich story full of memorable characters and RPG gameplay, while longtime fans can revisit the place where it all began to compete in tough new challenges and earn the title of Pokémon Master,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With the ability to play the games anytime, anywhere on Nintendo Switch, Pikachu and Eevee are the perfect travel companions this holiday season.”
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! are available for $59.99 each or in a bundle with the Poké Ball Plus for $99.99. If you haven’t gotten a Nintendo Switch system yet, you can purchase a special, extremely limited edition Let’s Go bundle with themed controllers, the Poké Ball Plus and a download code for one of the games for $399.99. Be sure to read our post on why you should get a Nintendo Switch if you haven’t made the leap yet!
So tell me, Pokémon Trainers: Are you Team Pikachu or Team Eevee?