The upcoming Pokemon RPGs for Nintendo Switch, Let’s Go, Pikachu and Let’s Go, Eevee, are set to launch this November, and The Pokemon Company has shared a few new details about the new games. Along with a new trailer, the company revealed that some monsters will only be available in each version.
As in previous Pokemon RPGs, Let’s Go, Pikachu and Let’s Go, Eevee will each feature a handful of exclusive Pokemon that cannot normally be obtained in the other game. Oddish, Sandshrew, and Growlithe have been confirmed to only appear in Let’s Go, Pikachu, while Bellsprout, Vulpix, and Meowth will only be available in Let’s Go, Eevee.
It remains to be seen if there will be any other version-exclusive monsters in each game beyond the aforementioned Pokemon; the original Red and Blue versions, for instance, each had six exclusive species (excluding evolutions), so it seems likely that there will be a few other Pokemon that can only be captured in each game. However, even if you only pick up one version, you will still be able to obtain the missing Pokemon by trading with a player who has the opposite version–although you’ll need to have a Nintendo Switch Online subscription in order to trade with others online.
The Pokemon Company also showcased some of the new customization options available in Let’s Go, Pikachu and Let’s Go, Eevee. In addition to being able to dress Pikachu and Eevee up in accessories and outfits, players will be able give their partner different hairstyles, as well as feed and pet them. The new trailer also showed off more of the world and the characters you will encounter on your adventure, including the games’ new rival and the popular Gym leader Misty.
Let’s Go, Pikachu and Let’s Go, Eevee launch for Switch on November 16. The games are based on the classic Pokemon Yellow version and take place in the Kanto region. They also feature integration with Pokemon Go; players can catch wild Pokemon in the Switch games by simulating throwing a Poke Ball, as well as transfer monsters they’ve captured in the mobile game over to the Let’s Go titles. You can read more about the upcoming RPGs in our roundup of everything we know about Pokemon Let’s Go.
Let’s Go, Pikachu
Let’s Go, Eevee