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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: 62 out of 81
  2. Negative: 0 out of 81
  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
    The game's mechanics perfectly ride the wave of success of the Pokemon GO phenomenon. Some core fans will be disappointed and that's completely fine, but the direction of Let's GO Pokemon is clear and it succeeds in its mission to provide a simple, yet addictive Pokemon game that can be enjoyable for all gamers. It's Pokemon at its addictive best and the only option is to set out and Catch 'Em All.
  3. Nov 19, 2018
    84
    Although there was fear of how Pokémon Go mechanics could fit in the gameplay scheme of both titles, Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! are two fantastic remakes that show how even a well consolidated formula can still adapt to new ideas. Also its a guaranteed travel through time, specially for those who enjoyed Pokémon Red, Blue or Yellow versions when kids (or teens).
  4. 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.
  5. Nov 15, 2018
    80
    Pokemon Let's Go is engineered to let youngsters play along with their parents, but there's a lot here for veterans to enjoy, too. It's relentlessly cute and colorful, and while the challenge level won't blister your skin, the new Coach Trainers will keep you hopping. We're still not sure about the Go-style method of catching wild Pokemon, but Pokemon Let's Go's ability to link-up to Niantic's app offers a quick and easy way to fill out your PokeDex. Game Freak is clearly getting the hang of the Switch, so bring on Gen VIII!
  6. Nov 13, 2018
    75
    A good Pokémon debut on Nintendo Switch. However, the casual mechanics to attract users of Pokémon Go seems to us to play against being valiant and take a leap of quality according to the possibilities of the new machine.
  7. Dec 4, 2018
    50
    For what is supposed to be the next step forward for Pokémon, Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu! feels like it has taken a few steps back. While there are aspects of the game I do enjoy, there are also glaring issues that I cannot just ignore. Ultimately, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! needlessly simplifies core mechanics in a series that does not require such streamlining.

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  1. Nov 28, 2018
    10
    Fantastic game which is unfortunately being slammed by trolls...
    Highly recommend this game!
  2. Nov 20, 2018
    10
    Mejor juego para empezar.
    El Remake del mejor juego de la historia en Pokemon :)
  3. 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
  4. Nov 22, 2018
    7
    Have not finished the game, but here's my review. I personally don't think its a terrible Pokemon game at all, however it does have quite aHave not finished the game, but here's my review. I personally don't think its a terrible Pokemon game at all, however it does have quite a bit of flaws in it. It would be great if Game Freak were to fix frame rate issues first off, but also please stop with the loading scenes into every little building, its getting old now. They clearly did not push this game to its limits which is fine if the 2019 game does.

    However aside from those issues, the game is quite fun. I love the overall art style of this game. It really suits Pokemon quite well. The battling can be challenging if you let it, by not capturing many Pokemon, but if you do then its a piece of cake thus far. I think that this game is still Pokemon though where it's not over the top fantastic but its still an enjoyable game to play here and there.
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  5. Nov 16, 2018
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Very weak graphics, monotonous gameplay, bad design of the world, not an interesting story, very overpriced. It is a shame that Nintendo releases such weak and cheap games. Expand
  6. lop
    Dec 14, 2018
    0
    They should not have replaced the battling wild Pokemon /lvl up with catching Pokemon. I like how every Pokemon in the group gets exp though.They should not have replaced the battling wild Pokemon /lvl up with catching Pokemon. I like how every Pokemon in the group gets exp though. Nice graphic. Expected a bit more of the game. Maybe a bit more story and a bit more little side challenges. Not asking for a lot. If I had got the game for $10, I would have gave it a 8. At premium price, this game is garbage. 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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