Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee - E3 2018

Announced only a few short weeks ago, Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee sure it's time in the limelight at Nintendo's E3 Treehouse demonstration, and it certainly gave us a lot more details about the game. Joined by Bill Trinen and Junichi Masuda, a short 40 minute demonstration of the game took place, and with it, we were given a look into a few more details.

But first, let's quickly go over what was announced in the Direct. As already announced, the Pokeball Plus would be releasing alongside the game, and it's now been announced that each Pokeball Plus will contain a Mew players can add to their game. This will be the only way players can obtain the Mythical Pokemon, as Mew can not be transferred out of Pokemon GO. A special bundle that contains the game as well as the Pokeball Plus accessory was also announced. Currently the bundles can be pre-ordered at JB Hi-Fi for $129, or EB Games for $129.95. The bundles will launch alongside the games on November 16th.

As for the demonstration, we were shown through Viridian Forest, Pewter City as well as the Pewter Gym. We were also shown the newly placed GO Park, where transferred Pokemon from Pokemon GO can be caught, which replaced the Safari Zone.

You can watch the full presentation above, but for those that don't have time to watch, Serebii has provided us with a quick summary of all the new additions to the game so far:
  • Size of Pokémon you capture alters the amount of experience you earn in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee. Bigger Pokémon get more experience. Like in Pokémon GO, you can use a Razz Berry to make Pokémon easier to capture.
  • All of your Party Pokémon gain experience from capture. You get bonuses for the quality of your capture
  • The aura around Pokémon in the wild indicated Pokémon size. Red: Bigger than normal | Blue: Smaller than normal
  • The stat screen when you level up shows the stats and nature are still in place and that Pikachu learns Double Kick
  • CP is confirmed to work the same way as in Pokémon GO as an overall indicator of the combined stats of the Pokémon. You can also swap out the Pokémon you have following you at will
  • The new rival is a character called Trace. He is less adverserial than the original rival
  • In order to access Pewter Gym, you need to have a Water or Grass Pokémon on your team
  • To connect to other players over wireless or Internet, you need to share a Link Code. This is a code made out of various Pokémon akin to Pokémon GO's Raid Battle lobby system
  • GO Park replaces the Safari Zone in Fuchsia City. Multiple GO Parks can be saved. Pokémon in GO Park can then be captured by talking to the Pokémon. It can't be sent back to GO
  • The higher the CP of a Pokémon in Pokémon GO, the higher level it will be in Pokémon Let's Go through Pokémon GO Park
  • Candy exists in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee. Boosts a Pokémon's stats. Quick Candy for example boosts Speed.
That just about wraps up what's new so far in Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Tumblr to keep up to date with the latest Nintendo news!


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