Today, The Pokémon Company shared the latest batch of details for Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!, alongside new trailers, screenshots, and more. Two Nintendo Switch bundles have also been announced!
Let’s start with the two new trailers (English and Japanese):
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! – Nintendo Switch bundles
Today, not one but two new bundles were announced. As expected, they’re for Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!, with one bundle for each game (the contents are the same for the two bundles, it’s just the packed-in game that changes).
Here’s all you need to know about it:
- Release date: November 16th 2018
- Availability: limited
- Countries: worldwide
- Nintendo Switch console (Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee! special design)
- Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! OR Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (download code in North America and Japan, pre-installed in Europe)
- Poké Ball Plus accessory
- Nintendo Switch Online 3 Months Subscription (Japan-only)
- Right and Left Joy-Cons (Yellow and Light Brown)
- Strap for the Joy-Cons (Beige and Dark Brown)
- HDMI cable
- AC Adapter
- Price: $399.99
You can find the complete list of Nintendo Switch models and bundles on this page!
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! – Secret Techniques
Today’s update introduce something called “Secret Techniques”, and it’s the equivalent of the HM of old. They’re special techniques that your Partner Pokémon can learn, in order to help you outside battle.
Here’s some examples:
- Chop Down: allwos you to chop down trees
- Sea Skim: allows you to navigate on waters
- Sky Dash: allows you to fly to town and cities you’ve been to before
Unlike the HM, they don’t take a move slot, and you don’t need to have a specific Pokémon for them either: your Partner Pokémon is the one learning those.
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! – Exclusive Moves
Your Partner Pokémon is a rather ressourceful fellow, who can learn exclusive moves that no other Pokémon can. If you keep increasing your bond with your Partner Pokémon, it will sometimes send you a sign during battle. If you respond (by waving your Joy-Con), then your Partner Pokémon can use its special Partner Power.
- Pika Papow: the power of this move increased based on the strength of your bond with Pikachu;
- Splishy Splash: a Water-type move that can paralyze opponents.
- Veevee Volley: the power of this move increased based on the strength of your bond with Eevee;
- Bouncy Bubble: heals Eevee for half the damage it deals to the opponent;
- Buzzy Buzz: paralyzes your opponents;
- Sizzly Slide: burns your opponents.
But that’s not all! Your Partner Pokémon may send you a signal even if a different Pokémon is currently in battle. If you respond, it will cheer the Pokémon in battle, who will then get a stats boost!
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! – Celadon City
During your adventure, you will get to visit Celadon City, a large city also known as the city of rainbow dreams. There’s even an arcade and a department store… but also the infamous Team Rocket, who seems to have a presence there. Who knows what they may be up to…
The Gym Leader of the Celadon City Gym is Erika, a young woman known as the Nature-Loving Princess. Her specialty is Grass-type Pokémon!
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! (Switch) comes out on November 16th worldwide. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!