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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
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  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. Sep 3, 2019
    10
    Nice to have a Kanto remake with these graphics. I love overworld pokemon. Hope they keep remaking main games in this style.
  2. Nov 22, 2018
    10
    An excellent remake of the original Pokemon games. Exactly what I hoped for. This game is just as addictive as the games I played as a kid.An excellent remake of the original Pokemon games. Exactly what I hoped for. This game is just as addictive as the games I played as a kid. The feeling of collecting Pokemon and developing my team is as thrilling and rewarding as ever. I also appreciate the added emotional touches for bonding with my pokemon. Eight hours in, and, yes, I'm going to collect them all. To respond to the many negative reviews, I'll just say that if you're looking for anything besides a heartwarming remake of the original games, then you are looking in the wrong place. 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. Jul 1, 2020
    7
    A competent reconstruction of a 25 year-old game that, while vastly superior to GameFreak's other modern offerings, is still just a 25A competent reconstruction of a 25 year-old game that, while vastly superior to GameFreak's other modern offerings, is still just a 25 year-old game with a new coat of paint. Expand
  5. Feb 27, 2019
    4
    Take the old original games on gameboy and overlay the good graphics and bad mechanics of the mobile game and overcharge it for what it is.Take the old original games on gameboy and overlay the good graphics and bad mechanics of the mobile game and overcharge it for what it is.

    Still a good game, got a solid 30 hours out of it and had fun while playing.
    Bad things except for the catastrophically mechanics was bad performance and loading times was a joke.

    would recommend to buy this if you find it on a sale but not otherwise
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  6. Nov 16, 2018
    1
    Pokemon Let's Go is a lazy, soulless cashgrab designed to make money off nostalgiabait and people who will buy anything with Pokemon on thePokemon Let's Go is a lazy, soulless cashgrab designed to make money off nostalgiabait and people who will buy anything with Pokemon on the box. The game itself is a barebones remake of Pokemon Yellow, with almost no additional content over those games. The remake of this game that was made before 15 years ago on the GBA has more content that this game.
    First off, there's only 153 Pokemon in the game, leaving a good 80% of the Pokemon being missing. That lower number of Pokemon doesn't result in more quality animations though, as an example Blastoise only shoots water moves out of its head, while even Pokemon Stadium on the N64 was able to get 2 shots of water moves to come out of its cannons. The models are all reused from the 3DS games too, however one of the few redeeming features is that following Pokemon in the overworld are back, even if it's a cut asset from Pokemon Sun and Moon.
    The overworld though is a mess, the maps are just 1:1 recreations of the old Gameboy maps in a similar engine to the 3DS games with an jarring blocky artstyle, it's basically the 3DS games with a HD filter, phone games can put out better worlds than this. This puts shame to other flagship titles on the Switch like Mario Odyssey, Zelda BotW and Xenoblade 2. The world itself does not translate into the game at all. The new wild Pokemon mechanics just make the world feel very cramped on unoptimised maps.
    As for wild Pokemon battles, they're gone. You're now thrown into a minigame where all you can do is throw Pokeballs or berries like in Pokemon GO, along with forced motion controls in docked mode, with no option to use the pro controller. Trainer battles still exist, but they're removed a lot of core mechanics such as held items, abilities and most of the old moves to reduce strategy in the game.
    The difficulty is far too easy, most trainers now only have 1 or 2 underleveled Pokemon, sometimes not even with four moves, while you have a team of 6 who all gain experience after catching and battling to steamroll the opponent. You can't even turn off all 6 getting experience like in the older games for a bit of a challenge. Bosses in the gyms also have requirements such as grind up to a certain level to challenge the gym, while you easily win with overleveled Pokemon. The game always holds your hand, the starter Pokemon even learns broken moves that trivialise the game. Even the half baked 2 player option makes every fight in the game a 2 on 1 fight to make battling even more mindless.
    The above feature also tanks the framerate in playing the game. GameFreak may not be the best programmers ever going off the original Red and Blue's glitches, but this is unacceptable with effectively a 3DS game on vastly superior hardware when far more complex games like the upcoming Smash Ultimate will have 60 FPS at all times.
    The game barely adds any new features either while cutting out a load of others. For example in the Game Corner, due to gambling laws this was removed, however in older remakes like Pokemon Heartgold and Soulsilver, GameFreak added in a minigame outside of Japan to replace them, however here the player is just told "We're out of coins", as there's no game. Other features like Secret Bases, Pokeathlon or new areas to explore are completely absent, even the Sevii Islands which were in the Fire Red and Leaf Green remakes of Red and Blue are gone.
    Online features are almost nonexistent compared to previous games, here you have to jump through a bunch of hoops to trade and battle with people not on your friend list, and it costs 20 quid a year now to play online, the player is paying for a worse experience. You can't even use the cloud save feature for these games.
    The price of the games is not worth your money either, this game is 60 quid, a good 20 over what the handheld games were in the past. A Pokeball joycon costs another 50 quid and is the only way to get Mew, this is pure greed for something which was included with Heartgold and Soulsilver in the past. There's far better value for money in buying a used copy of the originals or remakes or for 10 quid on the 3DS.
    After you're done with the bare bones campaign which holds your hand, there's almost no significant post game content which fans have been looking for since the DS games bar a couple of battles with previous characters. The postgame consists of fighting master trainers in 1 on 1 battles with the same Pokemon, this boils down to tediously grinding up every Pokemon in the game to challenge them, and to throw excess Pokemon into the mixer for candy to buff them.
    Overall, these games just aren't worth it, and no excuses like it's for kids or it's a spinoff excuse this dumpster fire. This is GameFreak doing as little as possible to make as most money as possible from people buying this for nostalgia or for people who will eat up any rubbish as long as it has Pokemon on the box. If GameFreak gets away with all these problems this is the future of the series.
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  7. 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

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