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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: 65 out of 84
  2. Negative: 0 out of 84
  1. Nov 19, 2018
    100
    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
    The game's mechanics perfectly ride the wave of success of the Pokemon GO phenomenon. Some core fans will be disappointed and that's completely fine, but the direction of Let's GO Pokemon is clear and it succeeds in its mission to provide a simple, yet addictive Pokemon game that can be enjoyable for all gamers. It's Pokemon at its addictive best and the only option is to set out and Catch 'Em All.
  3. Nov 13, 2018
    85
    Pokémon Let's Go is a true and respectful remake. This game goes back in a time machine to the root of the Pokémon series, with Game Freak doing a beautiful job to adapt the traditional mechanics to the modern age.
  4. Nov 13, 2018
    80
    Pokémon: Let’s Go’s nostalgic charm and interactive gameplay will have both newcomers and returning trainers hooked as they explore the beloved Kanto region. Let’s Go mashes together these two different styles of Pokémon game into one streamlined format, and despite some slight annoyances, these remakes provide an intimate take on the classic Pokémon journey, especially when played with the Poké Ball Plus accessory. If you’re looking for a refreshing take on the Pokémon RPG, then this one may keep you invested until you catch ’em all. It probably won’t take long though.
  5. Nov 15, 2018
    80
    Pokemon Let's Go is engineered to let youngsters play along with their parents, but there's a lot here for veterans to enjoy, too. It's relentlessly cute and colorful, and while the challenge level won't blister your skin, the new Coach Trainers will keep you hopping. We're still not sure about the Go-style method of catching wild Pokemon, but Pokemon Let's Go's ability to link-up to Niantic's app offers a quick and easy way to fill out your PokeDex. Game Freak is clearly getting the hang of the Switch, so bring on Gen VIII!
  6. Nov 13, 2018
    75
    Reconciling the classic Pokémon games with brand-new elements, Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Evoli is the perfect fit for newcomers and old-school players wishing to to play the very first games in a new manner.
  7. Dec 4, 2018
    50
    For what is supposed to be the next step forward for Pokémon, Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu! feels like it has taken a few steps back. While there are aspects of the game I do enjoy, there are also glaring issues that I cannot just ignore. Ultimately, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! needlessly simplifies core mechanics in a series that does not require such streamlining.

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  1. Jan 9, 2019
    10
    Please don't believe all the 0s on this page. This game is a gem. It's bright, fun, exciting, and has replay value if you're a pokemon fan,Please don't believe all the 0s on this page. This game is a gem. It's bright, fun, exciting, and has replay value if you're a pokemon fan, shiny hunter, or competitive battler. Having pokemon walk with you is very cute, and the attention to detail they've put in the games is crazy. If you're a pokemon fan, you owe it to yourself to play this. It IS better in handheld mode in my opinion, but it certainly is still playable in docked mode. Don't believe the negative hype. It's a great game! Expand
  2. Nov 23, 2018
    10
    Beautiful, marvellous and nostalgic. I´m very happy and proudly with Game Freak and The Pokemon Company. All days I go out my home and catchBeautiful, marvellous and nostalgic. I´m very happy and proudly with Game Freak and The Pokemon Company. All days I go out my home and catch pokemon on GO and then ,in my home,transfer my new pokemon to switch. Its so perfect.And the new level up mechanic catching is more logic (not to kill every wild pokemon).I love shiny hunting and the chain to find good ivs. Expand
  3. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    This is the BEST Pokemon game in years. It looks super clean, is a nice throwback to the old days and has plenty to do for the avid pokemonThis is the BEST Pokemon game in years. It looks super clean, is a nice throwback to the old days and has plenty to do for the avid pokemon fan. Ofcourse smogon players aren't real pokemon fans so they'll just bash this game, while its actually one of the best iterations in the franchise! I can recommend it to anyone who loves pokemon:) Expand
  4. Nov 20, 2018
    6
    It's pokemon so I was always going to play and spend time with it, but I am disappointed in the game as a whole. Catering too much to kids andIt's pokemon so I was always going to play and spend time with it, but I am disappointed in the game as a whole. Catering too much to kids and people looking for nostalgia has really taken away from everything I have loved about the franchise in recent years. I get that they wanted to simplify, but too much has been stripped, such as breeding, held items, abilities, GTS, etc. This game should have been half the price for what it provides compared to previous titles. Expand
  5. Jan 22, 2019
    3
    Love that this is 1st Gen only.
    HATE that that you cant play with a controller on TV !? (1-hand nunchuk only)
    HATE that you dont battle wild
    Love that this is 1st Gen only.
    HATE that that you cant play with a controller on TV !? (1-hand nunchuk only)
    HATE that you dont battle wild pokemon and this is a piece of crap Pokemon Go clone
    HATEFULY DISPISE the catch rate of pokemon past lvl 20 (Cant catch ANYTHING ! Ruins the game entirely)
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  6. May 13, 2019
    0
    Que mal refrito, literal es lo mismo que la entrega pasada, ¿que paso con nintendo? ¿Porque no hubo majia ni innovavion?, menudo juego masQue mal refrito, literal es lo mismo que la entrega pasada, ¿que paso con nintendo? ¿Porque no hubo majia ni innovavion?, menudo juego mas cutre 0/10 Expand
  7. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Baby mode difficulty, you can solo the entire game in under 15 hours with your starter pokemon.
    No held items, No abilities, no wild battles.
    Baby mode difficulty, you can solo the entire game in under 15 hours with your starter pokemon.
    No held items, No abilities, no wild battles.
    New moves for Eevee and Pikachu sound like a toddler came up with them, I mean **** Baddy bad REALLY?

    Literally babies first pokemon game, but with zero depth.

    ALSO LOL AT THESE TEN SCORE REVIEWS, HAHAHAHAHAHA.
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