Pokémon Lets Go Demoed at E3 2018 – New Details and Pricing
Pokémon Go has been a game I’ve come back to every once in a while, but since the announcement of Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee, I’ve been playing almost every day, attempting to catch as many of the original 151 Pokémon as possible. Today, Nintendo demoed the game more extensively during the Nintendo Treehouse Live, and we have the details from that stream here!
During the event, Nintendo demoed some important features of the Pokeball Plus accessory, and announced a special bundle that includes a copy of the game with the device itself. Here is a bit from The Pokémon Company,
Nintendo’s E3 2018 digital presentation included additional details about the Mythical Pokémon Mew, an incredibly rare Pokémon that cannot be encountered in regular gameplay in any of the Pokémon main series games. For Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, Mew will be available in the Poké Ball Plus, and players will be able to transfer it to their version of the new game. Each individually sold Poké Ball Plus will contain Mew, as will all the Poké Ball Plus accessories sold in special packs. Mew caught while playing Pokémon GO cannot be brought into Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
For 129.99 Canadian, fans will be able to buy a copy of Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu / Eevee and the Pokeball Plus accessory with included Mew. Here are a few of our other details that haven’t been shown before, and will make Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu / Eevee a truly unique experience, but one that works well with Pokémon Go!
- GO Park—GO Park is enabled as a player progresses further in the game and will help players befriend Pokémon from Pokémon GO in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! This feature allows for Pokémon from Pokémon GO originally discovered in the Kanto region to be transferred to Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! These Pokémon will then need to be caught with a Poké Ball. The player can interact with them in a whole new way in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
- Candy Jar—Players can use a variety of Candies to strengthen their Pokémon in a training system introduced in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Later in the game, players will be able to send their Pokémon to Professor Oak to receive these Candies.
- Link Trading and Battles—Players will be able to trade and engage in Single and Double Battles with other players online and via local wireless communication. Trading and battling online will require an active Nintendo Switch Online membership, a paid service launching this September.
We will have more on this title as the game continues to be shown at E3 2018, and will hopefully have access to the full version a bit ahead of launch!