I honestly never thought I’d see the day. A Pokémon game, akin to the original Gameboy Pokémon games, is coming to the Nintendo Switch.
Late last month, Nintendo announced two new games for the Switch, Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!
The games are set in the Kanto region, specifically the one in Pokémon Yellow. Apart from a Kanto region game FINALLY being on a console, these games are chock full of mind-blowing innovations.
They’ll support both single and local co-op play. Both games work with only one Joy-Con controller.
But honestly, I’m going for the special Pokéball Plus controller, a special controller made just for this game which allows you to practice your Pokéball arm motions to capture Pokémon.
The Pokéball controller can also hold one Pokémon, transferable to your Pokémon Go account!
To be completely honest, I don’t know the difference between the Pikachu and Eevee edition. There were 13 Pokémon that were unavailable in the Yellow edition, so maybe that’s the difference. Then again, they could always separate the Pokémon into two games like they do in every Generation.
Akin to Pokémon Stadium, you can transfer Pokémon from your Pokémon Go account to your Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! game. This could be a solution to Pokémon being split between the two games (if that happens). This leads to another question. We are nearly into the 4th Generation for Pokémon Go—they released Alolan Exeggutor just last month as well. If these games are in Kanto, can we transfer Pokémon beyond Gen 1? God knows I’d love to see all my Pokémon Go Pokémon be transferable.
The Japanese Pokemon account lists the games for ¥5,980 or $55 each and the Pokéball Plus controller for ¥4,980 or $46.
The release date for both games is November 29th.