The Pokemon Company and Nintendo have released a new video, information, and a trailer for Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! introducing secret techniques, partner-exclusive moves, partner interaction, Celadon City, and special Switch bundle.
Get the details below.
On any journey, you’re sure to run into obstacles. Maybe your path will be blocked, or maybe you’ll have to cross the sea to get where you need to go.
Thankfully, your partner can learn handy Secret Techniques to help you!
Your partner can learn some exclusive moves that no other Pokemon can learn. Because it’s going to be by your side throughout your journey, your partner needs some reliable moves to make sure you’re ready to face any challenge!
As you shower your partner with love, it’ll sometimes send you a sign during battle. Wave your detached Joy-Con when the partner sign appears to have your partner use its special partner power.
Your partner may even send you a sign when it’s not the one battling. If you respond, it’ll cheer on the Pokemon in battle by boosting its stats!
When you see the partner sign in battle, your partner Pikachu will be able to use Pika Papow. The power of this move will increase based on how good of friends you and your Pikachu are.
Pikachu can also learn the Water-type move Splishy Splash. This move has a chance to paralyze opponents!
When you see the partner sign in battle, your partner Eevee will be able to use Veevee Volley. The power of this move will increase based on how good of friends you and your Eevee are.
Your Eevee also has a Water-type move it can learn—Bouncy Bubble. This move will heal Eevee for half the damage it deals to the opponent.
The Electric-type move Buzzy Buzz will leave the opponent paralyzed after the move hits.
Make good use of the Fire-type move Sizzly Slide. This move will always leave the opponent with the burned status condition!
Play with Your Partner
In between exploring and battling, it’s a good idea to relax with your Pokemon buddies. Enjoy a little playtime with Pikachu or Eevee in order to strengthen your bond with it. It will sit on your arm, allowing you to pet, feed, and even tickle it. Good things might happen as the two of you become closer.
You can play with your partner Pikachu or Eevee when you’re not in battle by selecting the Pikachu or Eevee icon on your main menu. The more time you spend with your partner, the more it’ll grow to love you! As you become closer, it’ll give you high fives or even find gifts for you as you travel. Lots of good things can happen if you’re friends with your partner!
Interact with your partner Pokemon by controlling the cursor with a detached Joy-Con. You can pet and play with your partner, and it may even grow closer to you as you become friendlier with it. In handheld mode, you’ll be able to play with your partner directly by using the touch screen.
Dress Up Your Partner Pokemon
You can feel closer to your partner Pokemon by dressing alike! Yes, you can dress up your partner Pokemon in various outfits, give it accessories, and change its hairstyle. Coordinate your wardrobes by matching their outfit to yours, or mix and match different items to give your partner its own style.
While playing with your partner, you can give it a quick makeover by ruffling its hair using the touch screen. Its hairstyle will change depending on your actions. Try out different things until you get a hairstyle you like. Find a good outfit to go with your favorite hairstyle to make your partner truly your own!
There’s a lot to see and do in Celadon City! This large city, known as the “City of Rainbow Dreams,” has loads of places to explore, including an arcade and a department store. Just watch out—Team Rocket seems to have a presence here. What could they be up to?
Erika, sometimes called the Nature-Loving Princess, is the Gym Leader of the Celadon City Gym. She specializes in Grass-type Pokemon, so make sure your team is ready to counter her Pokemon’s attacks.
Special Nintendo Switch Bundle
A special bundle that includes a Nintendo Switch system will be released on Friday, November 16, 2018, complete with Pikachu- and Eevee-themed Joy-Con controllers, a digital copy of Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, and a Poké Ball Plus!
The front of the Nintendo Switch dock features Pikachu and Eevee gazing at you in a most adorable fashion.
As for the system itself, it includes Pikachu- and Eevee-themed Joy-Con controllers.
The back side of the console has Pikachu and Eevee silhouettes drawn on it!
Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! are due out for Switch on November 16. View the screenshots at the gallery.
Watch the trailers below.