Nintendo’s infamous Reggie showed off some more Pokemon goodness during Nintendo’s E3 Direct. Not much new news was given about Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee, other than the fact that if you buy the Pokeball plus controller; you unlock and get mew on your team.
Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee will be a spin-off title that is related to Pokemon Go, the mobile game. It will be a remake of the first generation of Pokemon, the Kanto region. There are a few changes to the regular Pokemon formula, like that there will be no wild Pokemon battles, Pokemon will just be caught like in Pokemon Go. Thus it is just throwing Poke-balls at them and hoping you catch them. There will be no random encounter battles, as Pokemon can be seen in the field. A first for the Pokemon series is that you can play with a friend on the same system! Yes, a friend can follow you around and catch Pokemon with you!
The director of Pokemon Lets Go, Junichi Masuda, had this to say about the Pokemon franchise “”What would make me happiest would be if Pokémon Go players and traditional Pokémon RPG players actually come together and are throwing out Pokéballs together, either with the Joy-Con or using their smartphones, and really enjoying Pokémon together,”
We can’t wait to get our hands on Pokemon Let’s Go, and for all your Pikachu news, stay savvy!