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New Information Dropped in Latest Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee Announcement

With the launch of Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee and Let’s Go Pikachu quickly approaching – November 16th cannot arrive soon enough – the Pokémon company in conjunction with Nintendo released more details around the game, including new exclusive moves, techniques, and even a brand new bundle to celebrate the launch of the game! Here are the details from the press release, courtesy of our friends at The Pokémon Company International!

Clear the Way – Secret Techniques

Gone are HMs from Pokémon – at least for now – and instead, Pikachu and Eevee can learn special technique’s that will help trainers outside of battle, such as for cutting down trees!

Powerful Partner-Exclusive Moves

Brand new moves are always a good thing because it signals two things. First, Game Freak is always trying new things and making changes to the old. Second, it just means more amazing animations to enjoy while playing through the latest Pokémon adventure! Developing a close bond with your Pokémon will be very important, as it will result in your Pokémon giving you queues during battle allowing you to unleash powerful exclusive moves! Check out the trailer below for more on these moves!

Two of Pikachu’s exclusive moves are Pika Papow and Splishy Splash. Pika Papow is also a partner power, so it’s performed when the partner sign appears during battle. The power of Pika Papow can increase depending on how strong the player’s bond is with their partner Pikachu. The Water-type move Splishy Splash can paralyze opponents.

Eevee’s exclusive moves include the partner power Veevee Volley as well as Bouncy Bubble, Buzzy Buzz, and Sizzly Slide. When Eevee uses Veevee Volley, its power can increase depending on Eevee’s relationship with the player. Bouncy Bubble, a Water-type move, will heal Eevee for half the damage dealt to the opponent. The Electric-type move Buzzy Buzz paralyzes the opponent. An opponent will always be left with the burned status condition if it is hit with Eevee’s Fire-type move, Sizzly Slide.

A Brand New Bundle!

Here is a bit more from our friends regarding a brand new Pokémon themed Switch bundle!

A special bundle that includes a Nintendo Switch system, Pikachu- and Eevee-themed Joy-Con™ controllers, a digital copy of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, and a Poké Ball Plus will be released on November 16. The front of the dock features Eevee and Pikachu, while the back of the console has silhouettes of both partner Pokémon.

Will you be getting the game on November 16th? We hope to have a review for you around that date, so stay tuned!


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