Are you Team Pikachu or Team Eevee? That’s the question you and your kids will be asking as you decide whether to get Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! games for the Nintendo Switch this holiday season!
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
No matter which version of the game you choose, you will embark on a fun journey through the vibrant Kanto region, catching and training Pokémon and battling Pokémon Trainers, Gym Leaders and the sinister Team Rocket – all with your partner Pikachu or Eevee by your side.
In Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, you take on the role of a female or male Pokémon Trainer as you set off on an adventure with Pikachu or Eevee, depending on which version you play. On your journey to become the best Pokémon Trainer, you will visit multiple areas throughout the Kanto region, meet up with iconic characters and encounter various types of Pokémon – the true-to-size versions of these Pokémon even roam around the world. Seeing some of the larger Pokémon, like Onix, is quite the sight!
You can even share your journey with a friend as you capture Pokémon and battle Pokémon Trainers together on one Nintendo Switch system in TV mode or Tabletop mode using two Joy-Con controllers or two Poké Ball Plus accessories – or one of each! If your friends or family members also own one of the games and a Nintendo Switch system, you can battle and trade Pokémon directly with them via local wireless or online*.
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! and Poké Ball Plus are also compatible with the Pokémon GO app**. By connecting with Pokémon GO, you can transfer Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region into the game, including Alolan and Shiny forms, as well as the newly discovered Mythical Pokémon, Meltan and Melmetal. You can also use the Poké Ball Plus accessory with Pokémon GO to catch Pokémon and gather items from Poké Stops without looking at your smartphone.
Team Pikachu or Team Eevee?
In our house, we are pretty divided! My husband and Hayden are Team Pikachu and want that for Christmas while Olivia and Evie are all about being Team Eevee! I can break the tie but I just don’t want to pick. It looks like Santa may have to bring both games to our house this year!