Pikachu, I choose you! All four of my kids grew up interested in Pokémon to some extent or another, but none as much as my younger daughter. She was a Pokémon fan of the biggest sort, to the point where now as a young adult, she has a poke ball tattoo on her leg. (I get it, I have a Marvel character tattoo on my arm!) We’re super-excited now to hear that the Pokémon games, “Let’s Go, Eevee!” and “Let’s Go, Pikachu!” are now available for play on the Nintendo Switch, allowing both new trainers and old pros to play the classic RPG game on another device.
All the latest info is available over here on the Pokémon website, including videos and details about each version of the game. It’s just in time for meeting Christmas wish list additions! I know it’s going to be on Devon’s “must get” list, so the only question is this:
Which Pokémon do YOU choose?
For me, that answer is easy.
Pikachu, I choose you!
Whichever version you do choose, you’ll travel through the colorful region of Kanto, catching and training Pokemon, battling gym leaders, other Pokémon trainers and Team Rocket, all with your partner, Pikachu or Eevee by your side.
Feel like a true Pokémon Trainer when playing with the Poké Ball Plus accessory – also available today – which replicates the look and feel of a real-life Poké Ball. Control your entire adventure using just Poké Ball Plus and make a gentle throwing motion to capture Pokémon. You can even put a Pokémon from Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! into the Poké Ball Plus accessory and take it on a stroll in the real world to level it up and receive in-game rewards. In addition, every Poké Ball Plus contains the Mythical Pokémon Mew.
I think there will be a lot of letters to Santa out there mentioning one or both of these games. The lure of Pokémon hasn’t waned in the 20 years since it began to be a fixture in our home, and I don’t see it waning any time soon. The games are fun, easy to start even if you’re new to Pokemon, and the characters are always cute.
Starting today, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! can each be purchased in a bundle with the Poké Ball Plus accessory at a suggested retail price of $99.99, or separately at a suggested retail price of $59.99 each. For those who don’t yet have a Nintendo Switch, there’s also a special-edition bundlefeaturing a Nintendo Switch system with themed Joy-Con controllers, a download code for either Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, and the Poké Ball Plus accessory, available at a suggested retail price of $399.99. Quantities of this adorable hardware bundle are extremely limited, so make sure you shop early. For more information about Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, visit https://www.pokemon.com/
Let me know which you choose, and have fun with Pikachu, Eevee and all the other poke monsters!