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New 'Pokémon: Let's Go' Has Kids Back Inside, Not Roaming The Neighborhood

Pokémon fans have even more reason to celebrate as Nintendo has recently announced there will be two new role playing games available for fans to play on the Nintendo Switch. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee will be available in November, 2018 and they are definitely going to be a game changer for the Pokémon Go fans in your house.

Pokémon Go has been hugely popular since it debuted in 2016. The mobile game which saw players use their smartphones to explore the real world while searching for Pokémon was a huge hit for gamers of all ages. With the release of Pokémon: Let’s Go players will be able to stay put while playing, using the Nintendo Switch gaming console instead of their smartphone. This may be good news for many parents who didn't love the idea of their kids roaming the neighborhood looking for Pokémon while using up a month's worth of data.

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Players can use their Switch to play alone or with another person as long as you have a second controller or Poké Ball Plus, which has to be purchased separately. Players will be able to choose Pikachu or Eevee as their companion through the game as they travel through the region of Kanto, home of the original 151 Pokémon. Different characters and in-game options are available depending on whether the player chooses Pikachu or Eevee as their game companion.

These games, Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!, we took inspiration from and used Pokémon Yellow version, Special Pikachu Edition, as the base for these,” Game Freak director Junichi Masuda to The Verge. The game is said to be more user friendly for new and younger players and will allow other players to jump in to a scene and help with the capture of Pokémon.

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"With these games specifically, we’re trying to introduce an all-new playstyle,” Masuda said. “It’s really a much more simplified experience compared to the traditional series.” Players can also connect their Switch to their Pokémon Go game on their smartphone through the app to transfer Pokémon captured through the mobile game to the Switch.

Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! will be available on the Nintendo Switch on November 16 and will cost $59.99.

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