Pokémon: Let’s go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s go, Eevee! : New Features at E3

Pokemon mesmerised the world for more than 2 decades now and this year, they did not fail to set their foot in the right shoe either. At E3, Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced the new Pokémon: Let’s go, Pikachu! & Pokémon: Let’s go, Eevee! Following this announcement, on 12th June, in London, they revealed several new features to the twin titles.

The game is a whole new experience, allowing for user unknown to the Pokémon world to understand adjust in it easily, while giving old veteran players a new perspective to their favourite childhood title. Being developed by GAMEFREAK, the games will incorporate Pokémon Go, the mobile platform AR game, as well. The announcement trailer can be viewed below

Additional game information was unveiled via the Nintendo Treehouse Live presentation at E3 2018 in Los Angeles, where Game Director Junichi Masuda from GAME FREAK gave a demonstration of the game. While the gameplay, for those enthusiastic and impatient enough, may be viewed here

The game is set to go back to its roots, restarting the journey in the Kanto region once again. The features that were announced were actually very exciting, especially for the existing fans. Pokémon games have hailed for a long time. The strongest and most mystical Pokémon to date is, without an ounce of doubt, Mew. This Pokémon has yet, never been introduced in the game, up till now. In London, they announced that this incredibly rare pokemon will be accessible via Poké Ball Plus and the players will be able to transfer it to their games. This has actually set a new precedent in the Pokémon game world. The Poké Ball Plus would be available for purchase and each will contain one Mew. Mew caught on Pokémon Go will not be transferable to the titles. Other features introduced included

  • GO Park—GO Park is enabled as a player progresses further in the game and will help players befriend Pokémon from Pokémon GO in Pokémon: Let’s go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s go, Eevee! This feature allows for Kanto region Pokémon from Pokémon GO to be transferred to Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! These Pokémon will then need to be captured with a Poké Ball again. The player can interact with them in a whole new way in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
  • Candy Jar—Players can use a variety of Candies to strengthen their Pokémon in a training system introduced in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Later in the game, players will be able to send their Pokémon to Professor Oak to receive these candies.
  • Link Trading and Battles—Players will be able to trade and engage in Single and Double Battles with other players online and via local wireless communication. Battling and trading online will require an active Nintendo Switch Online membership, a paid service launching this September.

These titles are exclusive to the Nintendo Switch and are set to hit the consumer market on November 16, 2018.

Sarmad Burki
Sarmad Burki is a Mathematician and a Economist with a passion for all things gaming and tech. His academics and professional experience combined with tech and gaming adds to his skills giving him a unique ability to observe the tech and gaming industry from various prespectives.

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