"Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu" and "Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee" have been confirmed to be the next generation of Pokemon games on the Nintendo Switch. The official Pokemon Twitter account released a trailer for the two games that will become available November 16, 2018. In addition, Nintendo and Niantic are teaming up so that people with "Let's Go, Pikachu;" "Let's Go, Eevee;" and "Pokemon GO" can have benefits from both games.

What to expect from the new games

Players get to rediscover the Kanto region in these new games, but from the looks of the trailer, it seems like there are new additions to make the game exciting. Firstly, instead of just pressing a button and having the game throw a Pokeball, players use a Joy-Con to throw the Pokeball themselves. In what looks like a similar matter to how it works in "Pokemon GO," players attempt to throw the Pokeball and land inside a colored circle.

The better the throw, the better the bonus, and possibly, the higher the chance to catch the Pokemon.

Another surprising addition is the ability to play with another person using the other Joy-Con. The other player gets their own avatar in the overworld, but it is unknown if they receive their own Pokemon or if they share with the first player. Together, they can battle side-by-side and catch Pokemon, but there may be limitations that have not been revealed yet.

The controller is not limited to the Joy-Con, but there is a new accessory: the Pokeball Plus. Much like the Pokemon GO Plus, it is an attachment that supplements the game, but this allows players to take their Pokemon with them. So far, the only Pokemon shown doing this is Pikachu, but players can probably take their favorites around with them. They'll probably receive benefits similar to the Adventure Week that is going on in "Pokemon GO."

Connecting with 'Pokemon GO'

One of the most exciting aspects of the new games is the ability to transfer Pokemon back and forth between "Let's Go, Pikachu" and "Let's Go, Eevee" and "Pokemon GO." Players can transfer rare Pokemon they catch in "Pokemon GO," such as Dratini, to their Switch games.

It doesn't seem like they're available to catch immediately, but rather go to a place called GO Park. Presumably, from there, players can then catch the Pokemon they've transferred over.

Of course, the handheld games are not the only ones that receive benefits. "Pokemon GO" players can also receive presents from "Let's Go, Pikachu" and "Let's Go, Eevee." It is unknown what exactly can be sent as a gift.

More than likely, it's going to be rare items such as Dragon Scales, Revives, or Potions. At the very least, "Pokemon GO" players can expect to "meet A Special Pokemon," whose identity has not yet been revealed.

Don't miss our page on Facebook!
Click to read more