Pokemon Surfing Pikachu Battle

As the release of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! draws closer, more and more information about the Switch entries are slowly being revealed by Nintendo, Game Freak and The Pokémon Company.

According to Serebii.net, during this week's episode of the Japanese variety show Pokénchi, the game director of the upcoming release - Junichi Masuda - showcased brand new footage. Most interestingly was a clip of Pikachu on a surfboard.

In battle, Pikachu uses a water-type move called Splash Surf. Outside of battle, his board doubles as the surf move, Water Walk. It was also confirmed during the segment these special field moves (like HMs) will not take up move slots.  

Pokemon Surfing Pikachu

Surfing Pikachu started out as a mini-game exclusive to Pokémon Yellow Version, which was released on the Game Boy in 1998. The game required a special Pikachu - obtainable through the Nintendo 64 title Pokémon Stadium or at distribution events. This also allowed players to use Pikachu's surf move outside of the mini-game.

Surfing Pikachu IMG

During this same segment, Eevee was shown using a new fire-type move called Flare Burn:

Pokemon Eevee

Are you excited to see the return of surfing Pikachu? What Pokémon game will you be picking up on release? Tell us below. 

[source serebii.net]