‘Let’s Go! Pikachu & Eevee’ Demos at E3!

Nintendo is currently holding a livestream from E3 where Junichi Masuda is exhibiting the demos for Let’s Go! Pikachu and Let’s Go! Eevee!

Keep refreshing this page for updates! Here’s what’s been revealed so far…

  • It just started, Masuda is explaining how Pokemon GO inspired these games.
  • The demo has begun in Viridian Forest. They encounter a wild Kakuna. Like Pokemon GO, you no longer weaken a Pokemon, you just throw a Poke Ball. You’re given an option to throw a Berry at the Pokemon as well.
  • You gain EXP. Points from capturing a wild Pokemon which are shared among all Pokemon in your party. The EXP. Points depend on the size of the Pokemon.
  • You can do different throwing motions to capture a Pokemon. Later on in the games, Pokemon will be moving around, so you have to try different throwing techniques to catch them.
  • You can also get Items from Trainers you defeat, like 3 Poke Balls.
  • A red aura around a wild Pokemon indicates it’s a big Pokemon whereas a blue aura indicates it’s small. They want you to capture multiple Pokemon of the same species so you gain EXP. Points for your party.
  • A Pokemon still has all its usual stats (image above).
  • A second player can jump in at any time, like during a wild Pokemon encounter or in a Trainer battle. If you and a friend join a Trainer battle, it can be you and your Pokemon vs. that Trainer’s one Pokemon (2-vs-1).
  • Like in GO, the higher a Pokemon’s CP is, the higher its overall stats are.
  • The rival in the games is named Trace. He’s kind and gets scared easily. Not like Gary!
  • To enter Pewter Gym you have to have a Water or Grass Pokemon.

I’m currently first in line at E3 to play the demos myself and will report any additional news in a later news story on the site. Stay tuned!

 


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  1. Check Definatly Baby Giratina
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    Yeah I hate pokemon go so looks like I'm passing this game
     
  2. Animegamer420 Aspiring Trainer
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    Did you wait a long time or get vip?
     
  3. Professor_jplap Aspiring Trainer
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    It's cool how Bill knows Japanese.
     
  4. Skylite Aspiring Trainer
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    Sounds more like Pokemon Ranger.

    Idk, still don't buy Switch lol
     
  5. Gruffling Aspiring Trainer
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    So do you not gain EXP through Trainer battles? This game is sounding like it'll be an even less fun experience than Black and White 1.
     
  6. arulz THE SEEKER
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    It has much more in common with Yellow than

    You do get exp from trainer battles - in addition you get exp from catching Pokémon (just like you do in Sun and Moon)
     
  7. The Last Shaymin Only $9.99!
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    well rip im not buying this
     
  8. Gruffling Aspiring Trainer
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    Oh then that's fine then.
     
  9. arulz THE SEEKER
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    Why is everyone freaking out

    Literally EVERYTHING is the same as a normal Pokémon game, except catching Pokémon

    Which, if you use quick balls as much as you can like I do, even THAT isn’t really any different

    Hopefully people are actually watching the gameplay video and not just making assumptions..:
     
  10. The Last Shaymin Only $9.99!
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    yeah, but catching pokemon is one of the best parts.

    how are we going to shiny hunt?

    can we still chain call for help?

    the catching changes a lot about pokemon
     
  11. Gruffling Aspiring Trainer
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    "You gain EXP. Points from capturing a wild Pokemon which are shared among all Pokemon in your party. The EXP. Points depend on the size of the Pokemon."

    This is a very definitively-worded statement that required clarification
     
  12. The Last Shaymin Only $9.99!
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    yes, but how do you EV train then???
     
  13. Zielo Caught 'em all.
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    I feel like some people are really missing the point with this game. It's designed to be a super casual introductory level Pokemon game for next-generation fans, it' not meant for us veterans. Id be surprised if there was any amount if competitiveness to it other than basic battling, so I wouldnt expect EV training to even really be a thing, but maybe it could, who knows. I essentially think of it as "Pokemon Go 2". The point is, don't judge it like you would a main series game, because that's not at all what it is. That title will be coming out next year.
    They will likely make it to where there will be integration with the new core games/Pokebank, so that if people want to play it competitively with stats/natures/IVs/EVs, they can.
    I know when I get it im just going to sit down and enjoy it and not worry about the chores of competitive training.
    Edit: whoops I initially typed this with my phone and the font size was giant for some reason. Fixed....
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2018 at 6:47 PM
  14. The Red Genesect A gender fluid robot
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    Represent this website!!
     
  15. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  16. xTITAN Training Aspirer
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    Do you think the Joycon will solve some of the problems of the PokéBall Plus?
     
  17. Gruffling Aspiring Trainer
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    This sounds like the main problem is the pokeball accessory and not the game itself. Your first 3 paragraphs are entirely impressions of that and not the game (I say that on the basis that this accessory is an optional additional purchase - but it is important people make an informed decision before they spend more money)
     
  18. Dragon Bug Aspiring Trainer
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    The Pokeball plus = $70 New...
     
  19. The Last Shaymin Only $9.99!
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    like i said, Go catching is stupid
     
  20. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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    I don’t know why everybody hates the Pokémon GO throwing. Seems fine to me. It’s supposed to “immerse” you, and I think that’s great and does a fine job of it.

    Stop hating a game you haven’t played!