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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. 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. Jun 21, 2020
    7
    These games weren't a step in the right direction for Pokemon, as it fell onto remaking a region that has been remade countless times, and cutThese games weren't a step in the right direction for Pokemon, as it fell onto remaking a region that has been remade countless times, and cut a lot of features and Pokemon. However, this game wasn't trying to be a game for long-term hardcore fans - it was made as a stepping stone for newer Pokemon Go players to start playing the mainline games.

    The game was a very relaxing game to play, albeit a little bit too easy for my liking. Regardless of the issues previously stated, it was still an enjoyable game that I do not regret buying. If Let's Go games don't detriment production of main series games, then I would be happy to see this series continue. Additionally, it introduced wild Pokemon in the overworld, and brought back following Pokemon for the first time since HGSS, which are two of my favourite features in the whole series.
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  5. Dec 24, 2018
    4
    I've constantly been a supporter of Game Freak's endeavors into new consoles for my whole life, and there hasn't been one game that stuck outI've constantly been a supporter of Game Freak's endeavors into new consoles for my whole life, and there hasn't been one game that stuck out negatively to me once until the release of Let's Go. I have over 40 hours into this game. I've beaten it, nearly completed the 'dex, and even caught a shiny Pokemon! But I would call this more of a port from the Game Boy Color's Pokemon Yellow than anything even comparable to FireRed or LeafGreen. $60 for a game that we'll all forget about in months to come. Expand
  6. Nov 16, 2018
    1
    This game get's a 1/10 because it is hideous, bland, boring, ugly, and has terrible graphics. I'm only giving it a 1/10 because all the 0This game get's a 1/10 because it is hideous, bland, boring, ugly, and has terrible graphics. I'm only giving it a 1/10 because all the 0 reviews will probably be taken down by Nintendo. Expand
  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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