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Pokemon Lets Go Pikachu & Lets Go Eevee

Title: Pokemon Let's Go Eevee and Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu 

Developer: Game Freak
Publisher: The Pokemon Company, Nintendo 

Platforms: Nintendo Switch 

Release date: November 16, 2018
Game rating: E for Everyone

IGN Gmae Score: 8.3/10
  • Partner Pokemon: Players have a partner Pokemon that follows them around, and they can choose between Eevee or Pikachu. The partner Pokemon can learn exclusive moves, and players can dress them up in different outfits.
  • Motion Controls: Players can use the Nintendo Switch’s motion controls to throw Poke Balls and catch Pokemon, mimicking the experience of Pokemon Go.
  • Co-Op Play: Players can play with a friend in local co-op mode, allowing them to battle and catch Pokemon together.
  • Gym Battles: Players must defeat Gym Leaders and earn badges to progress through the game and become the Pokemon League Champion.
  • Mega Evolutions: Certain Pokemon can Mega Evolve during battle, temporarily gaining a boost in power and new abilities.
  • Master Trainers: After becoming the Pokemon League Champion, players can take on Master Trainers who specialize in one specific Pokemon species.
  • Kanto Region: The game is set in the Kanto region from the original Pokemon games, allowing players to revisit classic locations and encounter fan-favorite Pokemon.


In Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee and Let’s Go Pikachu, players revisit the Kanto region from the original Pokemon games in a fresh new way. The games feature updated graphics and gameplay mechanics that cater to both new and old fans of the franchise. Players get to experience a more immersive journey with their Pokemon companions, thanks to the games’ focus on bonding with and customizing their partner Pokemon.

The games also incorporate elements from the popular mobile game Pokemon Go, allowing players to capture Pokemon using motion controls and take their Pokemon out of their Poke Balls to follow them around in the game world. This creates a more dynamic and realistic relationship between the player and their Pokemon, as they explore Kanto together.

Fans of the original games will appreciate the nostalgic journey through Kanto, complete with updated versions of iconic locations and characters. However, the games also introduce new elements, such as the ability to ride certain Pokemon and take part in Master Trainer battles after becoming the Pokemon League Champion.

Overall, Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee and Let’s Go Pikachu are well-executed remakes that blend old and new elements of the franchise to create an enjoyable experience for both newcomers and veteran Pokemon trainers.