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  • Summary: Catch Pokémon Like Never Before. The Poké Ball Plus is a Poké Ball-shaped device that can be used to play Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! in place of your Joy-Con. You'll be able to throw Poké Balls in-game with a flick of your wrist! In addition to motion controls,Catch Pokémon Like Never Before. The Poké Ball Plus is a Poké Ball-shaped device that can be used to play Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! in place of your Joy-Con. You'll be able to throw Poké Balls in-game with a flick of your wrist! In addition to motion controls, the device lights up with a variety of colors, vibrates, and plays sounds. With the Poké Ball Plus, you can also take one of your favorite Pokémon from these games for a stroll as you go about your daily life in the real world. The Poké Ball Plus even works as a Pokémon GO Plus when playing Pokémon GO.

    Pikachu or Eevee:
    Which Will You Choose?

    Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! bring the experience of a classic Pokémon RPG to Nintendo Switch with gameplay that is easily approachable for newcomers to the series, but is also deep enough to keep veteran Trainers on their toes.

    The games also have two-player simultaneous play, so you can take the journey with a friend! And there's a deep connection between Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! and Pokémon GO, so fans of the hit mobile game will find even more to enjoy.
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  1. Positive: 62 out of 78
  2. Negative: 1 out of 78
  1. Nov 19, 2018
    Whether it's your Pokémon entry point or you're returning to Kanto yet again, Pokémon Let's Go is for everyone. The lame motion controls aside, this is adventure perfection, not once feeling jaded after dozens of hours' play.
  2. 90
    Nintendo and Game Freak have managed something quite special with Pokémon: Let's Go. It's a game that is so clean and streamlined that it is a near-perfect entry-level Pokémon experience for people new to the series. At the same time, it so perfectly taps into nostalgia that the oldest of old fans - people who really should have moved on, but can't because Pokémon is so damn charming - can find new ways to appreciate their hobby all over again.
  3. Nov 25, 2018
    Even with all its changes, Pokemon Let's Go still feels very much like core Pokemon Games. The games are fun, unique and serve as both a good entry point to the series for newcomers and a basis for the next Pokemon games on the Switch.
  4. Nov 13, 2018
    Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee! is a simple game with a deep combat system which everyone can enjoy.
  5. Nov 19, 2018
    Pokémon: Let’s Go is definitely something fans of Pokémon will have fun with and will also be familiar to newer players who have enjoyed Pokémon GO. However, don’t be fooled by the sweet looking presentation, as there is a solid challenge to be had here.
  6. Aug 27, 2019
    Overall, I did have a blast playing Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee. I did like visiting all the cities of the original Pokémon games again and seeing all the original Pokémon. However, I really did not like how they changed how you capture Pokémon and I did not like the setup of the Pokémon boxes. For those who want to play this game for nostalgia reasons, I would recommend waiting until a sale comes out before purchasing. For newcomers to Pokémon, this is a really good introduction into the world of Kanto.
  7. Dec 27, 2018
    While it’s nearly impossible to hate a Pokémon game, Let’s Go Eevee doesn’t rank with the greats. Rather than forging a new path in the current generation, this quasi-remake relies too heavily on the weak gameplay of the mobile hit and lacks both the strategy and motivation to succeed. Eevee is cute and innocent, but this particular entry has not reached its fully-evolved form.

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  1. Nov 23, 2018
    A faithful retelling of Yellow, with plenty of extra content. The lack of random encounters and battling wild pokémon is jarring for some,A faithful retelling of Yellow, with plenty of extra content. The lack of random encounters and battling wild pokémon is jarring for some, but for myself others it is a nice change. No endless Zubats in Mt. Moon, plenty of trainers to battle for experience (as well as getting experience for catching pokémon), and accurate sizes for all pokémon in and out of battle. As a long time fan of the games, I do not see the reason for hate. Next year we will get Generation VIII games, and hopefully that will silence some of the naysayers. Expand
  2. Nov 21, 2018
    Una maravilla! Entretenido y que cumple con la función para la que fué diseñado: como plataforma de entrada de nuevos jugadores y una visita aUna maravilla! Entretenido y que cumple con la función para la que fué diseñado: como plataforma de entrada de nuevos jugadores y una visita a Kanto para los más nostálgicos. introduce de forma experimental muchos cambios, posiblemente para sondear cuales son más interesantes de introducir en nuevas entregas y cuales son mejorables.

    Algunos cambios son muy interesantes, otros necesitan una vueltita de tuerca para terminar de cuajar, algunos son prescindibles. Sin embargo es un título interesante. Es deplorable el comportamiento que ha habido con esta entrega. La "fanbase" se queja que desde las primeras generaciones no se ha innovado lo suficiente, pero en cuanto una entrega se sale un poco del "stardard" se la vilipendia y machaca hasta la saciedad. ES ridículo.

    El mejor consejo, si puedes encuentra alguien que lo tenga y juega un poco. No hay mejor crítica que la que puedes hacer tu mismo. Mi opinión: yo lo recomiendo (y llevo con pokemon desde sus inicios).

    No es perfecto, y tiene su carencias (hubiera dejado los objetos y las habilidades, al igual que la cría pokemon). ¿Porqué le dejo un 10? Porque ya que la "comunidad" deja su voto de castigo por aquí en contra del juego, yo dejo esta nota cómo castigo a dicha "comunidad".

    Realmente el juego merece como mínimo un 7 u 8. Para mí es una brisa de aire fresco en una saga que empieza a agusanarse, en gran parte por su "comunidad" competitiva.
  3. Nov 21, 2018
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! is an absolute delight of a game to play. It breathes fresh life into an otherwise relatively consistent franchise, in terms of mechanics. As someone who's played Pokémon as a child and was getting tired with newer iterations, such as Sun and Moon, this game gives new ideas a chance like other games haven't.

    While some would argue that they dislike the changes made to the game, compared to previous Pokémon titles, I feel as if most of the changes, that aren't simply just dropped content add simplicity and fun to the game. Reinvented Pokémon catching, while lacking battling, allows for much more fun, laid back catching of Pokémon. Personally, I've spent hours just catching Pokémon because of how much the more Pokémon GO like wild encounter system simplifies and takes tediousness out of the process. Battling wild Pokémon, while seemingly integral to a Pokémon game, now feels as if it was never needed. Battling trainers fills the void of wanting to battle, where wild Pokémon previously would just be used as a way to level up your current party. As well, the motion controls when catching wild Pokémon add a bit of goofy fun, where you'd think you'd be annoyed. On top of all this, the new way wild Pokémon are shown actively on the map, instead of randomly spawning battles in tall grass adds a sense of wonder to a Pokémon game that I feel everyone who's played these games since childhood would love.

    The only place I take issue with Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! is where there's a lack of content. While this game is meant to play off of the original generation of Pokémon games, where not all features or Pokémon were around, the game has a very odd pick and choose mindset about what is or isn't in the game. A few examples of things from newer generations that are left in would be riding Pokémon, newer types and moves from current generations, or mega evolutions. But some things that just seem odd are confusingly not in the game. Pokémon can no longer hold items, similar to generation one, there's some missing online features such as wonder trade, only Pokémon from generation 1 can be caught in this game (excluding Alolan forms and a Pokémon GO specific Pokémon). I assume the lack of Pokémon is due to time constraints and working on the next years Pokémon game, but it would've been nice to at least have been able to transfer Pokémon from previous generations to this game.

    Overall, Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! is a great game to play, and anyone who's a fan of the series should be able to appreciate what it has to offer, even if it may be missing some things you would have enjoyed. Regardless of the games shortcomings, the way the game adds a freshness to long-standing mechanics makes it more enjoyable to me, than it has been in a while.
  4. Jan 30, 2019
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Since I didn’t play Pokémon FireRed / LeafGreen that often, I was quite excited to give this one a try. I have to admit, that I was a bit sceptical at the beginning, because of the changes which were made. Nevertheless, I still wanted to travel through Kanto once again.

    First of all, I really liked the idea of having to choose between only two pokémon: Evee and Pikachu. It just felt refreshing to have a normal / electric type pokémon at the beginning, instead of the usual fire, water and grass types. What’s maybe a bit too exaggerated is the fact that your starter pokémon has the best possible IV stats. I get, that they wanted to make it a bit stronger, so that the players wouldn’t have troubles at the beginning, but they didn’t need to make the starter absolutely perfect. Usually, if you want a pokémon with better stats you have to build up a chain, by catching the same pokémon over and over again. That doesn’t only increase the chance of catching a pokémon with better stats; it also increases the chance of encountering a shiny pokémon, which is a fairly cool system in my opinion. Sure, shinies aren’t that rare anymore because of that, but I still think it’s better to be able to hunt them properly.

    Another good thing about this game is, that you can finally see the Pokémon running around in the overworld, so you can avoid encounters more easily. Sadly the fights themselves aren’t that great. The traditional round-based combat system was changed to Pokemon Go’s catching system. The encounters aren’t that time-consuming anymore, but it just isn’t as exciting and sometimes really annoying. Especially the fights with legendaries totally lost their charm. At first, you have 5 minutes to defeat the legendary pokémon and after that you can throw pokéballs at it. I also don’t like, that you can now catch more than one of each legendary bird and that you can only get Mew if you buy the pokéball plus.

    The graphics and soundtrack are really good, even though some of the animations could have been a bit better. It’s cool, that you can ride or fly with pokémon in the overworld, which makes travelling much faster. I also like, that you can now use all the VMs without being forced to let a pokemon learn it.

    Sadly, the game isn’t as challenging as the older games, because every time you catch or defeat a pokémon the whole team gets exp, which makes training much easier. In this game the pokémon don’t have any abilities and you also can’t give them items, which limits your strategies.

    To conclude, Pokemon LGP and LGE are games whose target audience are newcomers and fans of gen 1. Even though it wasn’t the best pokémon game, it still had its exciting moments.
  5. Nov 19, 2018
    First off, these negative reviews are not "review bombing", they are just honest expressions of how some people felt about the game. StopFirst off, these negative reviews are not "review bombing", they are just honest expressions of how some people felt about the game. Stop being so dismissive of people who you disagree with. It makes you look bad, not them. Also, yes. Pokemon veterans and core fans know that this wasn't supposed to be a mainline game. Yes, they know what Nintendo said about the game not being exactly like the others and, yes, they know about the mechanics that Nintendo said would not be in the game. With that said, that does not invalidate their entire review because, like everyone else, they had their own experience with the game and just want to share their thoughts. So, don't be so quick to down-vote. This is what reviews are for, to show an overall reception of a piece of media. So take in all of these reviews and form your own opinion about the game.

    I beat Pokemon Emerald in 3 days when I was 5 years old. That being said, Pokemon Let's Go Eevee (and Pikachu. They're the same game. Don't be a sucker and buy both) are dumbed down to the bear minimum.
    - Always on exp share (not a big issue though)
    - Pokemon GO wild battles
    - constant hand holding
    - friendly rival (because children are sensitive and words hurt I guess)
    - No abilities
    - No held items
    - Only first 151 Pokemon (plus Meltan and Melmetal)
    - No working game corner (because I guess that counts as gambling and we must shield the children)
    It's almost as if Game Freak assumes that kids these days are getting dumber every year. The games were already easy and, now, they're just lifeless.

    I don't have a problem with going back to Kanto because I really like Kanto. The issue lies in that there are no new places to go. In fact, places like the Sevii Islands have been taken out. Personally, I would have really like to visit Johto afterwards but I guess that was too much to ask for.

    I also don't have a problem with wild pokemon appearing outside of battle rather than being randomly selected when running through tall grass. The issue with this, though, is that there are so many of them and, a lot of times, you will have your path blocked by randomly wandering wild pokemon whom you can't touch because then you'll be forced to play carnival ring toss with them.

    The story is fairly the same as pokemon yellow with little to no change. You start out as a trainer in pallet town and end after beating the pokemon league. Simple. There is also no post game unless you think that "Master Trainers" actually qualifies for being post-game content. I don't see why Nintendo made a big fuss over master trainers. They're just 1v1 battles of the same pokemon and you get a title of that specific pokemon when you beat them but, those titles don't make sense in any context if you use more than one species of pokemon.

    You can also try to complete the pokedex but that only works if you get mew who is locked behind a paywall. That's right! You have to buy the pokeball plus to acquire mew which is another $50 ($40 dollars if you buy the bundle pack) because, I guess, EA must've taken Nintendo aside and told them that consumers love getting screwed over at every turn.

    Also, half the animations were quite literally ripped from SM/USUM so expect a lot of things to look familiar. ALSO, the graphics look sub-par. The switch is definitely capable of more than just SM/USUM graphics without the black outlines. So, that was unimpressive.

    Character customization is pretty shallow despite being much better in previous titles on an inferior console. Once you pick your character appearance, you are not able to change anything about it from then on (hair style, color, eye color, etc.) You can still customize your outfit but, that has been dumbed down to just a few sets (some of which are version exclusive) and any attempt to mix and match between the sets never looks right.

    The thing that I think this game does right is the music. The music is always top notch, largely because everything else is still conveyed through text. Taking the soundtrack up to orchestral level is always nice though.

    Overall, this game is just... okay. It plays fine. It looks fine. However, once you beat it, there is no reason to ever come back. The online sucks and, now you need to buy a Nintendo Switch Online Subscription to even do something simple like that.

    (TL;DR) Not worth $60. Designed to appeal to the very small brain stunted children. This game is Baddy Bad.
  6. Jun 15, 2019
    Juego que destruye la franquicia desde su base, tomando las mecánicas y bajandolas a niveles infantiles en extremo.

    Pokemon Let's Go como
    Juego que destruye la franquicia desde su base, tomando las mecánicas y bajandolas a niveles infantiles en extremo.

    Pokemon Let's Go como un juego de la saga principal apesta, no tanto por las mecánicas que pudieron estar y no están, no tanto por el hecho de no poder luchar contra pokemon salvajes, sino por ser una versión tan asquerosamente casualizada y sin ningún ápice de curva de dificultad comparado con el juego en el que se basa, cosas como que uno tiene un repatir. exp soldado con fuego desde el principio, incoherencias tales como que nada mas empezar tienes 50 pokeballs sin que nadie te las diera, cosas absurdas como que te obliguen a llevar a un Pokemon efectivo contra los dos primeros gimnasios, y la rotura anal de poder sacar de la caja a un pokemon donde quieras, cuando quieras, hacen a Pokemon Let's Go una basura como RPG, cuya dificultad solo depende de que el jugador se auto-limite a si mismo o juegue en formato nuzlocke. No hay mas.
    Los movepools de los pokemon y especialmente de Eevee y Pikachu iniciales estan rotos y demasiado casualizados, lo desafiante del Pokemon Amarillo original estaba en por ejemplo, vértelas con Brook con ningún Pokemon de tipo Agua/Planta y ver como derrotabas a sus Pokemon de Tipo Tierra con un Pikachu, como RPG le daba sabor al asunto, pero en Let's Go es completamente asesinado con la aparición de Psyducks y Oddishs en pleno Bosque Verde, lo cual es vergonzoso, así es todo el juego, un vórtice de condescendencia y facilidades sin fin.

    Mejor compren otro juego, lejos de la franquicia Pokémon.
  7. Nov 16, 2018
    A major step back for the franchise, with many features stripped away from the games fans overall love. This includes the removal of suchA major step back for the franchise, with many features stripped away from the games fans overall love. This includes the removal of such things as an actually functional Game Corner (could've at the least had voltorb flip man), and no Sevii Islands, which made FRLG beloved. This combined with somehow **** up multiplayer, and the greediness of making sure Mew is locked behind a paywall makes it without a doubt the worst Pokémon game since Dash Expand

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