Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! News
News A New Set Of Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee Videos Showcase Different Pokémon Battle Animations
And even a double battle
Earlier this month, we shared a set of videos from the Official Japanese Pokémon YouTube channel which showed how different types of Pokémon follow the trainer in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. Now, the channel has uploaded another set of videos showing off various monsters taking part in battles, with...
News Japanese Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee Pre-Orders Include Figures And Exclusive Art Book
No such luck in the west
With Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!'s release date coming ever closer, the official Japanese Pokémon Twitter account has shared information on the pre-order bonuses available in the region. Needless to say, they happen to be much more extravagant than the western counterparts. As you can see,...
Feature Let's Go On A Parade With Pikachu And Eevee In Yokohama, Japan
Spectacular summer festival of Pokémon
The annual Pikachu Outbreak event held in Yokohama, a Japanese city south of Tokyo, had extra significance this year with the release of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! coming up on Nintendo Switch in November. It should come as no surprise then, that the games' mascots Pikachu and Eevee were...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (August 11th)
Here are our picks, but what are yours?
It's Saturday once again, so a whole bunch of team Nintendo Life have joined forces to bring you a detailed account of the games we'll be playing - or hope to play - over the next couple of days. There's quite a range of titles discussed this time around - although that pesky Square Enix RPG has cropped...
News New Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee Trailer Shows Mega Evolutions, Vermilion City And More
Lots to see!
The Pokémon Company International has released a brand new trailer today, alongside a new batch of information for Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. Yesterday, we had our first glimpse of Mega Evolutions appearing in the game thanks to an early scan of Japanese magazine CoroCoro, but this trailer sh
News CoroCoro Confirms That Mega Evolutions Will Return In Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee
Mega Charizard X in HD!
Mega Evolutions are set to appear in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, making this the first time that these specific Pokémon evolution stages will make an appearance in a Kanto region game. The news comes from early CoroCoro magazine scans shared by Serebii.net; as you can see below, images of...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (August 4th)
Here are our picks, but what are yours?
Another Saturday is upon us, and so is another weekend full of opportunities to play our favourite games. As always, members of team Nintendo Life have gathered together to discuss their gaming plans, and this weekend sees a lot of Octopath Traveler, some other stuff, Octopath Traveler, some very...
News Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee Videos Show How Different Pokémon Types Will Follow The Trainer
Poor, poor Caterpie
Continuing the steady drip feed of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! footage and information, a set of short videos have been shared on YouTube demonstrating how a range of different Pokémon will follow your trainer. We already know that Pikachu or Eevee will accompany you, sitting on your head or shoulders, and...
Random Protect Your Poké Ball Plus With These Specially Designed Covers
Available in yellow and brown
The Poké Ball Plus promises to give aspiring trainers an unprecedented level of interaction with their Pokémon companions in the upcoming release Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! and Let’s Go, Pikachu! You’ll be able to catch Pokémon with the new ball and even take them with you when you're out and...
Video Japanese YouTuber Goes Behind The Scenes Of Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee
And plays the game, too
With just over three months to go until Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! are released into the world, we're getting increasingly desperate to get our hands on the final product. Luckily, for now at least, we can live through the eyes of a YouTube personality who managed to go behind-the-scenes at Game Freak...
News Pokémon RPG Release Date Has Changed From "Second Half" Of 2019 To "Late 2019"
A smaller window
We've known that the upcoming core RPG Pokémon entry for Switch is expected to arrive in 2019 for some time now, but the official release window has now been given a slight tweak. Since the game(s) was first detailed back in May, the release window has been described as "second half" of 2019; new information from Nintendo's...
News Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee Demo Reveals How Shiny Pokémon Will Be Found
Rare and pretty
A demo for Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! has revealed how players will be able to spot and catch shiny Pokémon in the wild. During the NintendoUKVS Live event that took place over the weekend, media personnel were invited to go hands-on with a small demo of the new Pokémon titles. The folks over at
News Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee Will Have Extra Requirements To Take On Gyms
"You shall not pass!"
It's pretty safe to say that Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! are shaking up the core franchise in ways that we've never seen before. From the way you catch your favourite critters to the way you travel around the lovable Kanto region, things are playing out a little differently this time around - and Gyms...
News Game Freak Says Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee May Be Forward Compatible
Also comments on 2019 RPG
With Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! still a handful of months away, there's still an awful lot that we don't know about the latest pocket monster-catching titles. One of these unknown areas is how the games will connect to other titles; we know that there will be interaction with mobile sensation Pokémon...
News Japan Will Get Physical Boxes Of Smash Bros. Ultimate And Pokémon Let's Go With Digital Codes Inside
If you like having physical boxes of games to add to your ever-growing, beautiful collection of joy, but also like the convenience of having your games stored within your Switch's internal memory for quick and easy access, you'll likely be pretty jealous of Nintendo's latest offerings in Japan. On the official Japanese Nintendo...
Video Jessie And James Are Confirmed For Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee
Prepare for trouble...
Another brand new trailer has arrived for Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, this time revealing that fan-favourite antagonists Jessie and James will appear in the game. Yesterday we shared a video that showed off an utterly gorgeous new rendition of the Kanto region map, alongside other feat
Video New Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee Trailer Reveals Gorgeous Region Map And More
And a funky Pikachu haircut
A brand new trailer has been released for Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, giving players an extended look at certain areas of the game. The opening second of the trailer gives us a detailed look at the game's updated map for the Kanto region. The map unsurprisingly follows the exact same structure...
News GameStop Reveals That Switch Sales Doubled In The Week After E3
GameStop, the North American video game retailer giant, has revealed that Nintendo Switch sales doubled in the week following E3. With Nintendo's share prices taking multiple hits after the E3 presentation, and after a rather mixed reaction from fans watching the show from around the world, it would be easy to assume that the last...
Deals Get An Amazing Bonus With Your Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee Pre-Order
Thanks, Nintendo UK Store!
It's a while until Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! land on the Switch (16th November, to be precise), but eager monster hunters won't want to miss out on this lovely pre-order bonus. If you pick up the game from the Official Nintendo UK Store you can get a rather fetching Pikachu or Eevee keychain...
News Pokémon GO Had The Most Active Users In May Since Summer 2016
Niantic used second wind!
A couple years ago, Pokémon GO took the world by storm when it launched in the summer, shattering records left and right and becoming that game that everyone was playing. In the months and years since, player engagement has understandably gone down to much more usual levels, but Niantic has been working tirelessly all that...
Talking Point What Were The Biggest Highs And Lows From E3 2018?
What kind of impact did Nintendo have on this year's show?
E3 is finally over for another year, bringing to a close the biggest event yet. From surprise promotional crossovers on the Ubisoft conference to a certain game pretty much taking over Nintendo's big summer Direct, there's been plenty of topics to talk about now the dust is beginning to...
News Reggie Reflects On E3 2018 In The Latest Episode Of The Nintendo Power Podcast
Now you’re playing with power
The legacy of Nintendo Power lives on with the latest episode of the podcast – named after the famous publication – now available to listen to on YouTube, Soundcloud, iTunes and
News Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee Director Explains Why Motion Controls Are Mandatory
But still doesn't address the real issue
It's pretty safe to say that the recent confirmation that Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go Eevee! will require motion controls didn't go down too well with fans. While it's certainly a welcome addition, and one that does look like it could be a lot of fun, we immediately had some concerns about the...
News Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aimé Talks About His Feelings On Leaks In Gaming
"It's really disappointing"
While we did see a handful of surprises during Nintendo's 2018 E3 period, some of the bigger news and reveals were leaked early through the likes of photographs and datamine efforts, damaging the shock factor that the presentations should have had. Fortnite is one obvious example of this; the E3 Direct was clearly...
News Nintendo Accidentally Shows Switch Icons For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate And Pokémon Let’s Go
The Nintendo Treehouse: Live Day 2 is well underway, and while playing through a segment of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Nintendo accidentally showed off the icons for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's
Feature The Big Nintendo Summary From E3 2018 - Day One
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Fortnite and more
E3 2018 is well under way, and that means Nintendo has arrived and unleashed all manner of updates, reveals and extended demos through a Nintendo Direct and a Treehouse broadcast. As you can imagine, there's been a lot of things to talk about, so to make your life a lot easier we've gathered together all...
News Nintendo's Share Price Plummets In Response To E3 Direct
Ups and downs
Nintendo's share value has been all over the place just recently; a large jump in price was seen after the Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! reveals, followed by an equally large drop after rep
Hands On Catching A Curveball With The Poké Ball Plus, The Switch's Latest Must-Have Accessory
I Choose You!
Since my first playthrough of Pokémon Blue back in 1998, I’ve had a bit of an on-again, off-again relationship with Game Freak’s monster-collecting magnum opus. I certainly consider myself to be a fan, but I haven’t finished a main game since SoulSilver, and a 2016 summer spent scouring the countryside for Kanto critters in...
Hands On Revisiting Kanto With Pokémon: Let’s Go! Pikachu And Let’s Go! Eevee On Switch
Blending the new with the old in fresh ways
Suffice to say, fans were suitably surprised when Nintendo lifted the lid on Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!; instead of the follow-up generation to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon that many expected, Nintendo teased a reimagining of one of the first games, with some Pokémon GO...
News You'll Be Able To Buy Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee With A Poké Ball Plus Included
Alongside the recently revealed images of fan-favourite locations in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, bundles for both games have now been announced that include the new Poké Ball Plus controller. Yes, buy purchasing one of the bundles shown in the lovely image above, you'll be able to buy your pick of the...
News New Screenshots Show Fan-Favourite Locations In Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu And Eevee
First look at Brock, Rival and more
The Nintendo Treehouse: Live coverage has begun on Nintendo's official video sharing platforms, and brand new footage of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! has already been beamed into the eager eyes of fans around the world. The images below, captured by Serebii, give us a first look at some key...
News Get Your Very Own Mew When You Purchase A Poké Ball Plus
A legendary Pokemon, as standard
We’ve already learned that Nintendo is planning to release a special Poke Ball-shaped controller for use with Pokémon GO and the upcoming Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee and at the E3 2018 Nintendo Direct, Ninty unveiled a special gift waiting for you inside every new Poke Ball Plu
Guide Pokémon Switch: Rumours, 2019 Release Date News, And Everything Else We Know So Far
Switching how we play
Update: Updated with The Pokémon Company's President Tsunekazu Ishihara's recent reveals in Famitsu magazine. If there's one thing we know for sure about Pokémon on the Switch, it's that it's definitely happening. In fact, The Pokémon Company already announced it back in 2017, during the E3...
News Motion Controls Will Be Compulsory To Catch Pokémon In Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee
Secure those wrist straps
Adding to the ever-flowing avalanche of information being revealed for Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, it has now been confirmed that motion controls will be a mandatory requirement for catching your beautiful collection of Pokémon. The news comes from Eurogamer, who claim to have received a statement...
News Pre-Orders Are Now Live For The Pokémon Let's Go Poké Ball Plus Controller
Cheapest available pre-order
Pre-orders have now gone live for the Poké Ball Plus controller designed to be used with Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! In case you're unaware, the Poké Ball Plus is a Poké Ball-shaped device that can be used to play the new Pokémon titles in place of your Joy-Con. You’ll be able to...
News Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee Need A Switch Online Sub For Core Gameplay Features
Trading and online battles need the online service, of course
Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee will require a Nintendo Switch Online subscription to access key gameplay features, it has been revealed. You'll need a paid-for sub - which arrives in September - to access online battles and trade monsters with other players. Speaking to...
Poll Who Would You Rather Have By Your Side In Pokémon Let's Go? Pikachu Or Eevee?
The ultimate showdown
Hello there, lovely readers! Unless you've been living under a particularly large Geodude for the past week or so, you'll no doubt be aware that Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! are headed to the Switch this November. While having new Pokémon adventures on Switch is obviously great news, one very...
News Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu! And Let's Go Eevee! Will Be Playable At E3 Next Week
Alongside the new Super Smash Bros.
You may well be aware that a little thing called 'E3' is happening next week - a premier trading event where the biggest names in the video game world host presentations of the biggest titles we can expect to see in the coming months. Alongside Nintendo's main presentation, the Nintendo Direct: E3 2018,...
News You Can Pre-Order Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu! and Let's Go Eevee! for Switch Already
Go! Go! Go!
Updated: Pre-orders in the UK are now open for both games and Poke Ball Plus. If you've so much as touched a computer or smart phone today, you'll likely be aware of the official announcement for Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! that took place just a few hours ago. These new games will be the first RPG Pokémon...
News Former Nintendo Of Europe Pres Satoru Shibata Has Joined The Pokémon Company
He's the new Outside Director
Former Nintendo of Europe president Satoru Shibata has now joined The Pokémon Company, according to a post on the official Nintendo of Japan website. He's now serving as the firm's Outside Director, a position he officially began in May. Shibata-san joined Nintendo in 1985 before working his way up to the position of...
News Pokémon Director Junichi Masuda Talks Uniting All Fans, Future Of The Core Series
"All the fans are extremely important to me"
With the reveal of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! still fresh in the minds of fans around the world, many are left wondering what the games might mean for the future of the series. These first Pokémon RPG titles for Switch are set to take the franchise in a slightly new direction,...
News Your New Pokéball Plus Will Take Three Hours To Charge
Gotta charge 'em all
Last week we got a peek at the Pokéball Plus - the new peripheral that will bring Pokémon Let's Go Eevee and Let's Go Pikachu (as well as Pokémon GO) to life in new and exciting ways - and now we've learned a little more details about the controller's specifications. The official Nintendo UK website confirms the Pokéball...
News Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee Creators Share All The Details You Need In New Q & A
Update: The games will need online subscription for some features
Update: After the initial confusion mentioned in this article below, with The Pokémon Company's president mentioning that they "don't have any plans" to use the Nintendo Switch online service despite contradicting reports, a new statement has now confirmed that the...
Video Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu And Pokémon Yellow Side-By-Side Comparison
How times have changed
For anyone of a certain age, everything about the original Pokémon games ooze with a level of nostalgia that is surely dangerous to the human mind. As if to have a poke at this, Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! have been confirmed to take place in the same region as the original titles, and this video shows...
Soapbox Pokémon GO’s ‘Casual’ Influence On The Mainline Series Is A Good Thing, At Least For Now
A chance to rediscover the magic?
Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In today's article, staff writer Ryan explores the new approach to gameplay found in the upcoming Pokémon games and why they might just be the moment of relief the...
News Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee Launch Shipments Will Be Larger Than Any Switch Game To Date
Things are gonna get crazy!
If one thing in this world is certain, it's that Pokémon games sell by the bucketload. If you can slap a Pikachu face on something, chances are it will sell quicker than a Rapidash running away from a water gun. As if to prove this point, data showing the initial shipment numbers for Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and...
Talking Point What Do You Make Of The Three Big Pokémon Games Coming To Nintendo Switch?
Team Nintendo Life has its say
The Pokémon Company almost broke the internet earlier today when it unveiled three - yes, count them three - new games for Nintendo Switch and smartphones. Pokémon Quest (which is out right now) brings a cute, cuboid take on the franchise; Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu! and Let's Go Eevee! and its motion-control wonder...
Guide Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu And Let's Go Eevee: Everything We Know
Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have finally revealed more of their plans for the future of Pokémon at the Pokémon 2018 Video Game Press Conference, and it looks very bright indeed. While we were all speculating about the announced Pokémon on Switch, Nintendo hoodwinked us and announced a whopping three titles for the hot new...
News Nintendo's Share Price Sees Dramatic Rise After Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee Reveals
Up by over 4%
The Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! game reveals have obviously had quite the effect on fans of the series across the globe, but it seems that investors are thoroughly behind the games, too. Since the reveal, which happened just as we reached the 30th May in the image below, Nintendo's share price spent the...
News Pokémon Core Series RPG Will Arrive In The Second Half Of 2019
Even more Pokémon!
Following the announcements of Pokémon Quest, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! at the 2018 Pokémon Video Game Press Conference, The Pokémon Company has revealed the beloved core series will make its grand return in the second half of 2019.