Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee were released for the Nintendo Switch.  The games were developed by Game Freak Inc. and published by The Pokémon Company and Nintendo.  The games were released on November 16, 2018.

     The pair of game connect to Pokémon Go to transfer Pokémon from Pokémon Go to Pokémon Let’s Go.  A new Pokémon, Meltan, will be featured for the first time in the Kanto region.  Transferring Pokémon to Let’s Go will activate a Mystery Box in Pokémon Go that will act as incense to lure Meltan.

     The evolution mechanic returns from Pokémon Yellow however the trainer’s Pikachu or Eevee can’t evolve.  Breeding and HMs are absent from Let’s Go.

     A new Poké Ball Plus released alongside the games.  This acts as a controller for the Nintendo Switch as well a more advanced Poké Go Plus accessory.

     The game received favorable reviews.  The games were praised for their gameplay, accessibility, and charm.  Reviews criticized it for its motion controls.

 



Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu /
Pokémon Let's Go Eevee

Developer(s) Game Freak
The Pokémon Company
Nintendo
Publisher(s)   
Release Date June 16, 2011 (Japan)
June 17, 2011 (Europe)
June 19, 2011 (North America)
June 30, 2011 (Australia)