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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: 35 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Nov 13, 2018
    90
    Pokemon Let's Go is a superb surprise, a fully-fledged Pokemon RPG with interactivity that brings the series to life in a way that's never been done before.
  2. Nov 13, 2018
    87
    In spite of the fact that the expectations weren’t high after the first trailers, Pokémon: Let’s Go is able to result, not only in a really good remake of Pokémon Red/Green, but in the biggest step forward in the franchise. Definitely one of the biggest and greatest surprises of 2018.
  3. Nov 13, 2018
    85
    And for serial veterans? For the first time, they get a really lively Pokémon world, where it crawls and crawls everywhere, and where every detail hides a detail that warms the heart.
  4. Nov 13, 2018
    80
    Somewhere in the middle between a regular Pokémon episode and an entry-level spin-off, Pokémon Let’s Go manages to entertain both the seasoned player and the newcomer. It’s easy, OK, but not less fun, and returning to Kanto is a treat.
  5. 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.
  6. Nov 13, 2018
    80
    Pokémon: Let’s Go’s nostalgic charm and interactive gameplay will have both newcomers and returning trainers hooked as they explore the beloved Kanto region. Let’s Go mashes together these two different styles of Pokémon game into one streamlined format, and despite some slight annoyances, these remakes provide an intimate take on the classic Pokémon journey, especially when played with the Poké Ball Plus accessory. If you’re looking for a refreshing take on the Pokémon RPG, then this one may keep you invested until you catch ’em all. It probably won’t take long though.
  7. Nov 13, 2018
    70
    Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! represent a different line in the Pokémon series. Reflecting a more accessible take, these two games make the experience more open to new players, while keeping several nostalgic and legacy factors intact for seasoned veterans. While not all is a resounding success, namely when it comes to its limited online component, uninteresting motion controls and an overall level of challenge that is below expectations, some of the games' new elements are more than likely to bring a fun, enjoyable time to players of all backgrounds.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 233
  1. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    This is the BEST Pokemon game in years. It looks super clean, is a nice throwback to the old days and has plenty to do for the avid pokemonThis is the BEST Pokemon game in years. It looks super clean, is a nice throwback to the old days and has plenty to do for the avid pokemon fan. Ofcourse smogon players aren't real pokemon fans so they'll just bash this game, while its actually one of the best iterations in the franchise! I can recommend it to anyone who loves pokemon:) Expand
  2. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    After playing it, something is clear: the press is right about the gmae being fun and good. Really a game you should buy, it was so good thatAfter playing it, something is clear: the press is right about the gmae being fun and good. Really a game you should buy, it was so good that I bought 3 copies for my family because I want to share the joy! :) Expand
  3. Nov 16, 2018
    8
    The game is very good looking, graphics and animation wise. If you rush through it you might not get more than 15-20 hours out of the game,The game is very good looking, graphics and animation wise. If you rush through it you might not get more than 15-20 hours out of the game, but if you catch pokemons, try to fill out the pokedex and explore a bit more, you could easily get more hours out of the game. The fighting system is easier than earlier pokemon games, but that doesnt make the game bad. Look away from all the fans that just miss the old pokemon games, there are so many pokemon games that fit their criteria, so it is also nice to try a new kind of pokemon game. Motion controls can vary on how accurate they are. Overall a really fun game to play when you are on the run or just want to relax. Expand
  4. Nov 16, 2018
    1
    No, no, NO, NO, NO!!! THIS IS TERRIBLE!!!

    Where do I even begin with this? Well lets start with the biggest problem with this game, it is a
    No, no, NO, NO, NO!!! THIS IS TERRIBLE!!!

    Where do I even begin with this? Well lets start with the biggest problem with this game, it is a full priced Switch game, for how little content there is. A Kanto rehash for $60 USD? I might as well just replay Fire Red and Leaf Green, or Heartgold and SoulSilver.
    Now as for the game itself, oh god almighty... It carries the flaws that Game Freak never bothered to fix (thanks Masuda) while TAKING OUT features.
    This game keeps the nature system while it retcons abilities, and hold items, and takes out a lot of attacks notably Dragon Dance, Giga Drain which is merged with mega drain, and rapid spin, and defog, btw for competitive players Stealth Rocks is still in the game so have fun. Oh and the EV system changed from being maxed out at 252, I can't necessarily explain it's like 200 in every stat if possible. YET THEY LEAVE IN THE IV SYSTEM, THANKS GAME FREAK.

    This game also LAGS when there are too many pokemon on the screen, ya you noticed in the trailers when they showed Co-op the FPS dropped? Well you weren't crazy, this game is HORRIBLY OPTIMIZED, while looking like the ORAS chibi models, but somehow being even **** It was bad enough when they removed Triple, and Rotation battles in Generation 7. But dear god Lets Go makes those games look like solid Pokemon games... Seriously, how many generations of taking out features, yet they can't even fix the goddamn FPS? AND implement multiple save features. No wonder why Game Freak had to go to HAL for help back in the day. ABSOLUTE INCOMPETENCE, and it really shows with this game.

    Main story is just Kanto... Again, and again... except with no Game Corner, with another friendly rival, with worse graphics than the 3ds games. Gym leaders don't even have full movesets sometimes. Seriously? An Alakazam with just Psychic and Nightshade? Wheres Shadow Ball, and Focus Blast, and some other coverage attack!??!? Also the Elite Four first match got deleveled slightly.

    Rivalwise, HE'S ANOTHER FRIEND YET AGAIN, ya know for a company that really loves Kanto so much, you would think they would actually implement a proper rival like Blue, or Silver. But no of course not just like in Generation 5-7 seriously Game Freak piss off with this trend. He heals you up, and gives you items. Oh and btw Cerulean Cave is really disappointing.

    Now a lot of people already went off on the stupid GO style of capturing, which is just stupid since it's taking out a core aspect of Pokemon since GEN 1, the capturing mechanics in GO weren't even the liked aspects of it. It was the exploration and going to different real life locations to get a rare mon. Anyhow it's braindead as hell, and there is almost no challenge with the actual capturing. Seriously Mewtwo should be kicking your ass, not a wrist-flicker fest.

    Endgame is extremely barebones, even more so than X/Y, and Sun and Moon. You rematch the gym leaders, fight the e4 again, and capture Mewtwo, and fight more elite trainers, the fight Green, and Red? Blue is already a new gym leader so I didn't count him, but that's it for content? And again this is being charged as a full priced triple-a Nintendo game???

    The animations are lazy. Look at any kick related attacks in Pokemon Stadium 1, and 2. Both games that were made during the N64 days, and compare it to say... Double Kick in Let's Go. Also Blastoise still doesn't use his cannons. Come on Game Freak you retcon the other gens and left it as strictly Gen Wun, yet you don't take the time to make the animations less **** This is even worse than in Gen 6, and 7.

    No Switch Pro Controller support, are you serious Game Freak? Just why... WHY WHY WHY.
    On a side note I forgot to mention that if you want Melmetal, have fun getting it since you have to feed Meltan 400 candies in GO. Also the Mew unlock, don't even bother spending $50 on that... Also paid online is a thing. just in other words, if you want Kanto skip these games entirely and just play Fire Red/Leaf Green, or Heartgold/Soulsilver.

    Overall the excuse "for casual players" is a stupid excuse that just doesn't work. The original Gen 1, and 2. Were for kids but they still had some degree of freedom and didn't hold your hand every step of the way. Of course Masuda is a senile out of touch incompetent idiot, and clearly doesn't see this. (Look at the guys director track record) This game is somehow more dumbed down than Sun and Moon was. That's an impressive feat. Plus they continued to take out features, yet for some reason they kept in Mega evolutions??? While taking out held items, and abilities? Again as I stated repeatedly, Generation 3, and 4, are more worth your time if you want Kanto. This is a shameless disgusting rip off of a "game" I honestly would go as far as to calling it **** Save your money for Smash Ultimate, don't blow it on this. Hell I would say this isn't even worth pirating it's just that ****
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  5. Nov 18, 2018
    0
    Instead of improving A.I. and creating interesting story we receive less content and simplified mechanics.
  6. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    After 17 years uninterruptedly buying every single Pokémon mainline game and lving every "hype season", excited to see the new features, newAfter 17 years uninterruptedly buying every single Pokémon mainline game and lving every "hype season", excited to see the new features, new designs and new ideas, this is the first time that I'm going to skip it, looking forward to the 2019 games. I can understand Game Freak trying to simplify the things or whatever, but come on, removing over 600 creatures, more than two thirds of the moves, abilities, held items and making it one of the games with less post game content since GB era, lacking features than a 2004 GBA release had like Sevii Islands, using the same engine from ORAS, not reaching even S/M level and going back to the grid system, when the game has been on developement for years... that's not casualization, that's pure laziness, and as a lifelong fan, I'm sad to see the direction Pokémon is talking and I hope next year's games to have a serious graphic update and a lot of content, because I guess these pair of games have been very dissapointing for many of us. Expand
  7. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    They've totally sacrificed the appeal of Pokemon. It's obvious that they pandered to one market while sacrificing another.

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