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  • Summary: Catch Pokémon Like Never Before. The Poké Ball Plus is a Poké Ball-shaped device that can be used to play Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! in place of your Joy-Con. You'll be able to throw Poké Balls in-game with a flick of your wrist! In addition to motion controls,Catch Pokémon Like Never Before. The Poké Ball Plus is a Poké Ball-shaped device that can be used to play Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! in place of your Joy-Con. You'll be able to throw Poké Balls in-game with a flick of your wrist! In addition to motion controls, the device lights up with a variety of colors, vibrates, and plays sounds. With the Poké Ball Plus, you can also take one of your favorite Pokémon from these games for a stroll as you go about your daily life in the real world. The Poké Ball Plus even works as a Pokémon GO Plus when playing Pokémon GO.

    Pikachu or Eevee:
    Which Will You Choose?

    Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! bring the experience of a classic Pokémon RPG to Nintendo Switch with gameplay that is easily approachable for newcomers to the series, but is also deep enough to keep veteran Trainers on their toes.

    The games also have two-player simultaneous play, so you can take the journey with a friend! And there's a deep connection between Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! and Pokémon GO, so fans of the hit mobile game will find even more to enjoy.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 77
  2. Negative: 1 out of 77
  1. Nov 19, 2018
    100
    Whether it's your Pokémon entry point or you're returning to Kanto yet again, Pokémon Let's Go is for everyone. The lame motion controls aside, this is adventure perfection, not once feeling jaded after dozens of hours' play.
  2. 90
    Nintendo and Game Freak have managed something quite special with Pokémon: Let's Go. It's a game that is so clean and streamlined that it is a near-perfect entry-level Pokémon experience for people new to the series. At the same time, it so perfectly taps into nostalgia that the oldest of old fans - people who really should have moved on, but can't because Pokémon is so damn charming - can find new ways to appreciate their hobby all over again.
  3. Nov 25, 2018
    85
    Even with all its changes, Pokemon Let's Go still feels very much like core Pokemon Games. The games are fun, unique and serve as both a good entry point to the series for newcomers and a basis for the next Pokemon games on the Switch.
  4. Nov 13, 2018
    80
    Game Freak has pulled a Hannah Montana and found the best of both worlds here, solidifiying an experience that embraces newcomers without forgetting the hardcore that will be itching to dive in. Acting as what is essentially a remake of Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow prevents this from being truly groundbreaking, but the foundations established here spell an exciting future for Pokémon on Switch.
  5. Nov 20, 2018
    80
    It’s the perfect title for longtime fans who want a relaxed experience, anyone who wants to try a Pokémon title for the first time or is just looking for something on the easier side to try with a younger relative. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Eevee! might not be a look at what to entirely expect for Pokémon’s future on console, but does a wonderful job as a first step moving forward from traditional handhelds.
  6. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Feb 8, 2019
    78
    It’s hard to make sense of the game that’s basically a Switch port of iOS/Android remake of Pokemon Red/Green. Is it a step forward, step backward – or maybe just a shameless cash-in? Turns out, it’s a great remake – the world looks exactly as we imagined it back when we were staring at black and white pixels of original Red/Green. [Issue#235, p.44]
  7. Dec 27, 2018
    40
    While it’s nearly impossible to hate a Pokémon game, Let’s Go Eevee doesn’t rank with the greats. Rather than forging a new path in the current generation, this quasi-remake relies too heavily on the weak gameplay of the mobile hit and lacks both the strategy and motivation to succeed. Eevee is cute and innocent, but this particular entry has not reached its fully-evolved form.

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  1. Nov 28, 2018
    10
    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
  2. Nov 23, 2018
    10
    Beautiful, marvellous and nostalgic. I´m very happy and proudly with Game Freak and The Pokemon Company. All days I go out my home and catchBeautiful, marvellous and nostalgic. I´m very happy and proudly with Game Freak and The Pokemon Company. All days I go out my home and catch pokemon on GO and then ,in my home,transfer my new pokemon to switch. Its so perfect.And the new level up mechanic catching is more logic (not to kill every wild pokemon).I love shiny hunting and the chain to find good ivs.

    Lovers of Pokehex cry :3
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  3. Nov 23, 2018
    10
    A faithful retelling of Yellow, with plenty of extra content. The lack of random encounters and battling wild pokémon is jarring for some,A faithful retelling of Yellow, with plenty of extra content. The lack of random encounters and battling wild pokémon is jarring for some, but for myself others it is a nice change. No endless Zubats in Mt. Moon, plenty of trainers to battle for experience (as well as getting experience for catching pokémon), and accurate sizes for all pokémon in and out of battle. As a long time fan of the games, I do not see the reason for hate. Next year we will get Generation VIII games, and hopefully that will silence some of the naysayers. Expand
  4. Feb 15, 2019
    8
    A pesar de no ser una aventura nueva de pokemon, si no que un remake, no es algo ignovador, sin embargo es un juego muy divertido con el queA pesar de no ser una aventura nueva de pokemon, si no que un remake, no es algo ignovador, sin embargo es un juego muy divertido con el que te puedes pasar horas jugando sin cansarte, muy buen juego. Expand
  5. Nov 17, 2018
    2
    I was kind of excited for the games when the first trailer dropped even though we were going back to Kanto for the millionth time, but I wasI was kind of excited for the games when the first trailer dropped even though we were going back to Kanto for the millionth time, but I was really excited to see a whole lot of the newer Pokemon running around in Kanto. I'm a veteran player, I've played all of the main games many times over and most of the side games as well. I've been playing since I was a toddler (I'm 20), so I've really matured with these games and have become familiar with all of the deeper mechanics as I've grown. Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee have cut out a lot of these mechanics, and I mean a lot. Anyone who has ever played a main game has experienced a wild Pokemon battle, which these games cut out. Of course, they're inspired by Pokemon Go, so I can respect that. I actually kind of enjoyed the wild Pokemon running around, and not having to use Repels anymore. However, the games also cut out abilities, held items, hundreds of moves, and every Pokemon after the original 151 except for Meltan and Melmetal. The thing I was looking forward to most, seeing new Pokemon in Kanto, was done..

    .There is also no post-game to make up for any of this, only to beat the Master Trainers, where you face off with the same Pokemon 1v1, and it's very tedious, I haven't even finished yet. They didn't even include the Sevii Islands from the first Kanto remakes, FireRed and LeafGreen. So FireRed and LeafGreen not only have hold items, abilities, all the moves, and all of the other Pokemon that were around at the time, they have a far more in-depth post-game than these games, and they were released 14 years ago! And even though you couldn't evolve some Kanto Pokemon until the post-game in FireRed and LeafGreen, they at least included every Pokemon. I'm sad that Let's Go Eevee didn't at least include the cross-generational evolutions to the Kanto Pokemon, like Golbat's evolution Crobat, Eevee's evolutions, like Espeon and Sylveon, or Electabuzz's evolution, Electivire. They also could've included some Baby Pokemon, like Pichu, Pikachu's pre-evolution, or Magby, Magmar's pre-evolution. Speaking of evolutions, your starter Eevee, classified as the "Evolution Pokemon" in the Pokedex, can't even evolve, you have to find another Eevee (it's the same Let's Go Pikachu). Only the original 151 and Meltan exist in the game, and to evolve Meltan you have to be an avid Go player too. Not to mention you have to spend, what, $50 on the Pokeball Plus to get Mew? It's really unfortunate that a Pokemon literally costs so much money, you also can't trade the one from Go or trade one from another game, you have to buy your own...I do, however, really like walking with your Pokemon, and riding them, even though there aren't as many rideable Pokemon as I thought there'd be. Mega Evolutions are really cool and I'm glad to see them back, even though some are useless or even worse because of the lack of abilities. Same for Alola Forms, Alolan Nintetales is one of my absolute favorites, and they add at least some variety to the original 151. It's also nice to see Kanto in 3D, but I feel like the graphics are subpar for the Nintendo Switch and the games are also still on the primitive grid system, like they were made for the 3DS or something.

    Overall, I think the negatives really outweigh the positives. The games are $60, they really should be just $40. FireRed and LeafGreen literally have more content and all of the Pokemon, and you could easily find a copy cheap on eBay or something, I think it's more worth it to invest in them if you want a more full Kanto experience. If you were planning on buying a Switch just for these games, don't. It's really, definitely not worth $360 for the system and the titles. If you want to play Pokemon on the Switch, wait until the 2019 new Pokemon game, no matter how bad it is, at least it'll have more content than these games. Sad to say this is the first Pokemon game I probably won't touch again.
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  6. Feb 12, 2019
    0
    I really tried to love the game since i am a sucker for pokemon in general and first gen in particular, but Pokemon lets go, really let meI really tried to love the game since i am a sucker for pokemon in general and first gen in particular, but Pokemon lets go, really let me down. Everything is dumbed down to the absolute minimum.
    I was in a fight with my bulbasaur against a random trainer, who was using diglette.
    His diglette was using Fissure, but my Bulbasaur lived with 1 HP with the caption "Bulbasaur toughened up, so you would be not sad".
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  7. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Ok, first off does anybody even new to the series actually think abilities and items are overwhelming for new players? A simple concept ofOk, first off does anybody even new to the series actually think abilities and items are overwhelming for new players? A simple concept of innate passives and equippable items present in most rpgs, something as basilar as that is somehow hard for people to grasp? When it worked just fine for over 20 years without seeing kids gouging their eyes out at how difficult the mechanics of baby's first jrpg are? Gamefreak apparently thinks they do. Terribly out of touch and having a track record for not listening to players and removing the features they like this time they're insulting the intelligence of kids and go players alike. Masuda is a delirious hack and should resign, I'm a passionate competitive player and I fear and I quote ''let's go will become the pillar of the franchise for the next 20 years''. that would ruin the competitive scene completely, please sends a message to gamefreak to remind them not only this is unneeded but there's a noticeable competitive fanbase that loves the game as it is. Expand

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