Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! release mid-November, and there's plenty to learn about the newest Pokémon games for the Nintendo Switch. Here's everything you need to know about Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

Release Date

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! is ​set to release on Nov. 16.


Pikachu or Eevee

Just like almost every other version of Pokémon, the first choice that comes with the game is which iteration players should buy. Players can either choose to have Pikachu or Eevee as their starter and partner Pokémon, depending on which version of the game they buy.


Exclusive Moves

There's a few exclusive moves that both Pikachu and Eevee have in their respective games. First, if they're showered with enough love, they will sometimes send a message during battle; when responded to, they will either power themselves up or a Pokémon on your team. The strength of the power up and power is dependent on how good of friends the player is with their partner Pokémon.


Pikachu has an exclusive water-type move called Splishy Splash, and Eevee has three unique moves called Bouncy Bubble, Buzzy Buzz, and Sizzly Slide.


Play With Your Partner

To strengthen their bond with their partner Pokémon, players can play with either Pikachu or Eevee by petting it, feeding it, and tickling it. Certain things might happen as the player and Pokémon become closer.


Players can also dress up there Pokémon and have their outfits match.


How to Catch Pokémon

In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, catching Pokémon is a little different than traditional Pokémon games, and more similar to Pokémon GO. Players will have to waive their Joy-Con controllers with the proper timing to throw a Poké Ball. Before a player has the opportunity to catch a legendary Pokémon, they will have to defeat it first.


Players will also have the option to purchase the new Poké Ball Plus which functions as replacement to the Joy-Con while throwing Poké Balls. The Poké Ball Plus also works as a Pokémon GO Plus.


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