Combining classic gameplay, the iconic original 151 Pokemon and all new mechanics pioneered in the mobile game Pokemon Go, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu! is certain to delight gamers old and new.
Featuring an all-new gaming engine as well as tweaked mechanics, Pikachu! (and companion game Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee!) is a fresh new take on the beloved Pokemon formula. You’ll no longer have to endure random wild encounters – instead, you’ll be able to see wild Pokemon in the long grass and pick which you fight.
Motion controls have been introduced to help you catch your favourite monsters in style. It’s as simple as using your Joy-Con or official Nintendo Poke Ball plus controller to gesture your arm with a well-aimed throw. Land the poke ball in the circle and you’re sure to collect whatever creature you see – well on your way to become Kanto’s next Pokemon master.
Meanwhile, you can still battle other players – both in-game and online – and make a point of trading with them in order to help catch ‘em all and complete your collection!
Everything you need to know about what’s new in Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu
In case you hadn’t already noticed, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu isn’t your typical Pokemon game. Not only is this new Nintendo Switch iteration has gone full 3D thanks to the upgrade in hardware, but it also seeks to be the perfect entry point for those wanting to try the series for the very first time. To highlight the ways how, here’s everything you need to know about what’s new in the game: