Alert: Two New Pokemon Games Are Coming To The Switch This Year [Updated]

The Switch will get two Pokemon games this year, including Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu!, Pokemon: Let's Go: Eevee! and Pokemon Quest, it was revealed today.

Pokemon: Let's Go Eevee and Let's Go Pikachu! were announced, showcasing features like throwing the Pokeball Pokemon Go-style with Joycons. It's principally based on Pokemon Yellow but it's inspired by the classic RPG, rather than being a remake according to reporters at the conference. Both versions will launch internationally on November 16.

The game will support drop-in and drop-out co-op for two players, and can connect to Pokemon GO so you can bring your Pokemon Go team into Pokemon Let's Go. There'll also be a Pokeball controller, the PokeBall Plus:

Pokemon: Let's Go will feature the original 151 Pokemon from the Kanto region, plus a few from Alola. Exeggutor has already been announced, with the Alolan variation appearing in Pokemon GO from today.

It was also revealed in the Q&A after that separate Switch accounts would have their own saves, meaning that you wouldn't need to buy separate copies of Let's Go to share it with a partner/family member. Let's Go, however, will only have local multiplayer.

The announcement was made at a press conference today, which featured speakers from Game Freak, Nintendo, Niantic and the Pokemon Company. It began with the reveal of Pokemon Quest, which is being released on smartphones as well as the Switch.

It'll be free-to-start, according to the official Pokemon account. Pokemon Quest will let trainers explore Tumblecube Island with "a team of up to three Pokemon". And as an added bonus, it's available on the Switch now.

An "all-new core series" Pokemon RPG is also in development, due out in the second half of next year.

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