Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

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Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! (Japanese: ポケットモンスター Let's Go! ピカチュウ Pocket Monsters: Let's Go! Pikachu) and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! (Japanese: ポケットモンスター Let's Go! イーブイ Pocket Monsters: Let's Go! Eievui) are the third and final pair of core series games[1][2] of Generation VII. They are remakes of the 1998 Generation I game Pokémon Yellow. The games were released on the Nintendo Switch. The games take place in the Kanto region, and are the second of two remakes taking place in Kanto, following Generation III games Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen in 2004.

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!
ポケットモンスター Let's Go! ピカチュウ
Lets Go Pikachu EN boxart.png
English boxart of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!
Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!
ポケットモンスター Let's Go! イーブイ
Lets Go Eevee EN boxart.png
English boxart of Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!
Basic info
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Category: RPG
Players: 1-2 players
Connectivity: Wireless, Bluetooth, Nintendo Switch Online
Developer: Game Freak
Publisher: Nintendo/The Pokémon Company
Part of: Generation VII core series
GSRR: 6+
Release dates
Japan: November 16, 2018
North America: November 16, 2018
Australia: November 16, 2018
Europe: November 16, 2018
South Korea: November 16, 2018
Mainland China: TBA
Hong Kong: November 16, 2018
Taiwan: November 16, 2018
Japanese: Pokémon.co.jp
English: Official site
Japanese boxart
Lets Go Pikachu JP boxart.png
Japanese boxart of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!
Lets Go Eevee JP boxart.png
Japanese boxart of Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!

The games were announced worldwide on May 30, 2018, at the Pokémon 2018 Video Game Press Conference in Tokyo, Japan.[3][4] The paired versions were released worldwide on November 16, 2018. All copies of the game are playable in nine languages: Japanese, English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Korean, and Simplified and Traditional Chinese.


Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

The player and their friend Trace are citizens of Pallet Town, a small town in southwestern Kanto. One day, the famous researcher Professor Oak offers to give each of them a Pokémon so they can set off on a Pokémon journey. While looking for Oak, the player finds him at the entrance to Route 1, where they also encounter a peculiar PikachuP/EeveeE and catch it, making it their partner Pokémon, while Trace receives an EeveeP/a PikachuE from Professor Oak, who also gives each of the two young Trainers a Pokédex and asks them to complete them.

After delivering Professor Oak's Parcel to him from Viridian City, the player's journey begins in earnest. Making it through Viridian Forest, they arrive in Pewter City and defeat Brock, the first one of Kanto's eight Gym Leaders, as well as encounter Blue, another Pallet Town Trainer, who had set off on his own journey years earlier. In Mt. Moon, the player has their first encounter with Team Rocket, an evil organization bent on using Pokémon for their own benefit and gain. They also obtain a Fossil and have their first confrontation with the bumbling Team Rocket trio of Jessie, James, and Meowth. Past Mt. Moon, the player arrives in Cerulean City, where they defeat Gym Leader Misty, thwart Team Rocket's plan of recruiting new members at the Nugget Bridge, and encounter the famous Pokémon fanatic Bill, who gives them a pair of S.S. Tickets for the S.S. Anne luxury liner, which is currently docked at Vermilion City. Along the way there, the player meets up with Trace once more and shares one of the tickets with him. Aboard the S.S. Anne, the player meets up with Blue again and their partner Pokémon learns the Secret Technique Chop Down, which grants the player access to the Vermilion Gym while the S.S. Anne sails away.

After earning the Thunder Badge from Lt. Surge, the player has an encounter with Lorelei of the Pokémon League's Elite Four on Route 10 and makes their way through Rock Tunnel to Lavender Town, where an orphan Cubone is kidnapped by the Team Rocket trio and taken to Celadon City. Following them, the player discovers the secret entrance to the Team Rocket Hideout at the Rocket Game Corner. The player infiltrates the hideout, where they defeat the Team Rocket trio once more; have their first confrontations with Team Rocket Admin Archer and the organization's leader, Giovanni; and learn of the team's plan to take over Silph Co. in Saffron City. Returning to Lavender Town with Cubone, the player uses the Silph Scope to identify the ghost blocking the entrance to the highest floor of the Pokémon Tower as Cubone's deceased mother, Marowak, which is calmed down after reuniting with her child and departs to the afterlife. The player stops the Team Rocket trio from kidnapping Mr. Fuji at the top floor and makes their way to Saffron City, where they and Trace encounter Blue once more and storm the Silph Co. office building, taking down the members of Team Rocket in their way, including Archer and the Team Rocket trio, until the player discovers Giovanni at the top floor. After being defeated, Giovanni has Team Rocket withdraw from Silph Co., and the company's president rewards the player with the Master Ball, a prototype Poké Ball that can catch any Pokémon without fail.

Following Team Rocket's defeat at Silph, the player starts gathering the remaining Badges, until only the one from the closed Viridian Gym remains. While returning to Professor Oak's Laboratory for advice regarding the closed Gym, the player and Trace meet Blue once more and receive a Key Stone each from him, enabling them to use Mega Evolution. During this visit, the Viridian Gym is reopened. Challenging it, the player discovers that Giovanni is actually the final Gym Leader. Being defeated at his strongest, Giovanni rewards the player with an Earth Badge and disbands Team Rocket in order to focus on bettering himself as a Trainer. Blue, having been asked to take over the Viridian Gym, now finally takes up the offer, with Trace earning his final Badge from him soon after. The player then makes their way through Victory Road and reaches the Pokémon League at Indigo Plateau, where the Elite Four awaits their challenge. After defeating the final Elite Four member, Lance, the player learns that Trace defeated the Elite Four first and is now serving as the Champion they must defeat in order to claim the position for themselves. The player and Trace clash one more time, with the player eventually emerging victorious, becoming the new Champion and entering the Hall of Fame.

Following the player's ascension to Championship, they learn that elite Trainers known as Master Trainers, each of them a master of a certain species of Pokémon, have appeared throughout Kanto. The player also travels to Cerulean Cave and catches the Legendary Genetic Pokémon, Mewtwo, as well as battles Green, an enigmatic girl who wants Mewtwo for herself. In Team Rocket's hideout in Celadon City, the player meets Archer one last time and learns of his plan to leave Kanto and resurrect Team Rocket someday. The player can also return to the Pokémon League, where Trace will rematch them in an attempt to reclaim his Champion title. Once the player has beaten at least six Master Trainers, they find a silent Trainer named Red at Indigo Plateau and challenge him to a battle between Pallet Town Champions.

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An Electrifying Adventure with Pikachu!P / An Exciting Adventure with Eevee!E
A first Pokémon adventure for everyone!

Swing the Joy-Con to catch Pokémon!

Let's Go Together!
Share your adventure with a second player!

Connect for More Fun!
This game connects to Pokémon GO and Poké Ball Plus.


  • The partner Pikachu or partner Eevee that serves as the player's first Pokémon has higher base stats than regular Pikachu or Eevee, in addition of having perfect (31) IVs in all of its stats.
    • Unlike the regular Eevee these games (which do not have gender differences), the female partner Eevee has a unique heart-shaped pattern around the tip of their tail. In subsequent games, this gender difference is applied to all Eevee.
      • The partner Pokémon's gender is visible on the title screen during the start of the game.
  • Pikachu, like in all core series games since Pokémon X and Y, is voiced by Ikue Otani, while Eevee is voiced by Aoi Yūki.[5]
  • The Joy-Con is used to catch Pokémon by flicking one's wrist in a throwing motion, similar to the method in Pokémon GO. While in handheld mode, wild Pokémon are caught by aiming the Poké Ball with motion controls. Wild Pokémon, except for interactive Pokémon, can no longer be battled in a traditional sense, but NPC Trainers can be battled as normal.
  • Two-player simultaneous play feature, which can be done by sharing one of the Joy-Con controllers. Both players can adventure at the same time and one of them may lend a hand by joining in battles against NPC Trainers. This feature also increases the chances of catching Pokémon successfully by throwing Poké Balls together at the wild Pokémon.
  • An accessory called the Poké Ball Plus can be used to catch Pokémon in place of a Joy-Con. Like the Pokéwalker, a Pokémon can be taken on the go and be interacted with for rewards when returned to the game. It also contains the Mythical Pokémon Mew, a special Pokémon that cannot be obtained by normal gameplay.
  • The introduction of two new Mythical Pokémon: Meltan and its evolved form, Melmetal.
  • Once the player has become the Champion, Master Trainers will appear and can be found scattered throughout the Kanto region. They are considered the strongest Trainers for every Pokémon species in Generation I and can be spotted by the icon of the Pokémon they favor above their heads. In these battles, the player is allowed to use only a single Pokémon, of the trainer's preferred species; and any medicines are prohibited.

Returning features

Changes from Generations I and III


  • The games are no longer backwards compatible with any other main series games, unlike every other main series game released since Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
  • In addition to customizing the player's skin color and clothing, the partner Pokémon can also be dressed in different outfits and be given different accessories and hairstyles.
  • Wild Pokémon now appear on the overworld. Coming into contact with one will engage them. They may appear with either a red or blue aura, which indicates their size, either being larger or smaller, respectively, than their own standard size.
    • Shiny Pokémon in the wild will also appear so in the overworld.
    • A feature called the Catch Combo tracks how many of the same species of Pokémon is caught in a row without the Pokémon running away or the game turning off. The higher the combo, the stronger and rarer wild Pokémon become, and Shiny Pokémon become more common.
  • Several features from past core games have been removed, including: the day and night cycle, several moves (including all Z-Moves and weather), Abilities, several items, held items, breeding, and Eggs.
  • Many moves have had their stats and capabilities reworked. For example, Teleport has been given a different effect; Mega Drain, Giga Drain, Solar Beam, and Sky Attack also had their powers significantly increased.
  • Calculations for stats have been changed, allowing for Pokémon to reach much higher stat ceilings than in previous core games.
  • The Bicycle has been removed; the Miracle Cycle shop in Cerulean City is replaced with the home of a Bike Maniac who collects many kinds of bikes.
    • Cycling Road is redesigned as the "Pokémon Road"; some of the Bikers (now Punk Guys) and Roughnecks that used to challenge the player there have been moved to near the Secret House instead.
  • Candy can be used to increase the AVs of Pokémon, and is obtained from capturing or transferring Pokémon to Professor Oak, similar to the Candy from Pokémon GO.
  • The Pokémon Box, accessible from the Bag, replaces PCs, allowing players to switch the Pokémon in their party at any point in the game.
  • The player can no longer play mini-games on the machines in the Celadon Game Corner because the service desk has run out of Coins. However, there are certain spots where the hidden items such as Bottle Caps are recurring once per day in the Game Corner.
  • The player controls the Partner PikachuP or EeveeE for a short time in order to enter the vents and walk over the walls at the Team Rocket Hideout for the purpose of obtaining the Lift Key.
  • The Safari Zone in Fuchsia City is replaced by GO Park, where the player is able to interact with their caught Pokémon. Similar to the Box system in the Pokémon Storage System, the GO Park complex has a total of 20 GO Parks, with each capable of holding 50 Pokémon. Thus, the player can transfer up to 1,000 Pokémon into the games.
    • If the player has gathered 25 of the same species of Pokémon, they can play a minigame in the Park's Play Yard for Candy. Alolan forms are counted as a separate species, listed in red.
    • The zoo in front of GO Park is now referred to as the "Safari Zone".
  • Exclusive new moves are available for the partner Pikachu and Eevee. Pikachu can learn Zippy Zap, Splishy Splash and Floaty Fall, while Eevee can learn Bouncy Bubble, Buzzy Buzz, Sizzly Slide, Glitzy Glow, Baddy Bad, Sappy Seed, Freezy Frost and Sparkly Swirl. These moves can be learned from a Move Tutor in the Pokémon Centers of Cerulean City, Celadon City, and Fuchsia City.
    • The partner Pikachu and Eevee can activate their own partner powers in battle once they have high enough friendship. If activated while they are in battle, they use an exclusive move—Pika Papow or Veevee Volley—which increases in damage based on friendship. If activated while they are not in battle, they boost the stats of the current Pokémon.
  • TMs have been reordered and readded with some moves previously available via Move Tutor. The amount of TM moves available also have been decreased compared to previous core series games.
  • HM moves have been replaced by Secret Techniques, which the partner Pikachu and Eevee can use in the overworld, but which do not take up move slots. These include Chop Down for Cut, Sea Skim for Surf, and Sky Dash for Fly.
  • Interactive Pokémon such as Electrode, Snorlax, and Legendary Pokémon can be battled, but they must be defeated to be captured. A five-minute time limit is in effect for the battle. If the timer hits 0, the battle ends abruptly. Hitting the Home button or putting the console in sleep mode does not pause the timer.
    • Electrode disguised as items are now white on top and red at the bottom, just like real Electrode.
    • Both Snorlax are battled with either an Attack or Defense stat boost, while all the Legendary Pokémon have all their stats increased, similar to Totem Pokémon.
    • All the interactive Pokémon are guaranteed at least 3 perfect IVs.
  • The legendary birds (Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres) can be encountered as the wild Pokémon in the sky after beating the Champion for the first time.
    • Legendary Pokémon encountered this way are treated as regular wild Pokémon, so they do not have to be battled before being caught, can flee, and are not guaranteed to have any perfect IVs.


Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.


  • Like in Generation III, all Elite Four members share the Gym battle music instead of the Trainer battle music.


Version-exclusive Pokémon

The Version-exclusive Partner the player starts with cannot be traded to other games or stored in Pokémon HOME. While a single Persian is obtainable in Let's Go, Pikachu!, and a single Arcanine is obtainable in Let's Go, Eevee! through an NPC, they are not obtainable as wild Pokémon in those respective games.

Let's Go, Pikachu!
0025   Pikachu
Partner Pikachu
0027   Sandshrew
0027   Sandshrew
Alolan form
Ice Steel
0028   Sandslash
0028   Sandslash
Alolan form
Ice Steel
0043   Oddish
Grass Poison
0044   Gloom
Grass Poison
0045   Vileplume
Grass Poison
0056   Mankey
0057   Primeape
0058   Growlithe
0088   Grimer
0088   Grimer
Alolan form
Poison Dark
0089   Muk
0089   Muk
Alolan form
Poison Dark
0123   Scyther
Bug Flying
Let's Go, Eevee!
0133   Eevee
Partner Eevee
0023   Ekans
0024   Arbok
0037   Vulpix
0037   Vulpix
Alolan form
0038   Ninetales
0038   Ninetales
Alolan form
Ice Fairy
0052   Meowth
0052   Meowth
Alolan form
0053   Persian
Alolan form
0069   Bellsprout
Grass Poison
0070   Weepinbell
Grass Poison
0071   Victreebel
Grass Poison
0109   Koffing
0110   Weezing
0127   Pinsir


The games are not compatible with other core series games outside of its pairing. The games are compatible with Pokémon GO through Bluetooth LE. Players can send Generation I Pokémon and their Alolan forms, as well as Meltan and Melmetal, from their phone to the games where they will appear in GO Park. Pokémon that are one-time or event-only in GO cannot be transferred, such as Mew, Pikachu with various event hats, and Squirtle with sunglasses.

Each time a Pokémon is transferred from Pokémon GO to the Nintendo Switch, the Pokémon GO account will be awarded 100 experience and one candy corresponding to each Pokémon transferred. Transferring a Pokémon from Pokémon GO to the Switch for the first time also gives the GO account a Mystery Box, which can be opened once every three (originally seven) days to spawn wild Meltan. Each time before the box can be opened, a Pokémon transfer must be made from Pokémon GO to the Nintendo Switch.

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! can connect with Pokémon HOME. Users of HOME can transfer Pokémon freely between other Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! savefiles on the console, even if the files belong to different profiles. Through HOME they can also take those stored Pokémon through a one-way transfer to Generation VIII and IX games, provided the Pokémon is available to play in the target game. The player cannot store their Partner Pokémon or Pokémon in their party.

Save data bonuses

Save data for Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! unlocks bonuses in later Nintendo Switch games. These are the only Pokémon games for which certain games (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Pokémon Sword and Shield) have received separate bonuses from the two versions. Both games have since effectively removed the need to have both Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! to obtain all of the bonus content, as they have been updated with other means to obtain the content.

Localization changes

  • In the player's house, the film on TV depends on the game language and player's gender. The Stand by Me reference originated in Generation I, the reference to The Wizard of Oz originated in FireRed and LeafGreen, while the other references were introduced in Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.
    • In all languages except French, if the player is male, a movie involving four boys walking on railroad tracks, a reference to Stand by Me.[6]
    • In all languages except French, if the player is female, a movie featuring a girl in pigtails walking down a brick road, possibly a reference to The Wizard of Oz.
    • In French, if the player is male, a movie featuring a "brown-haired boy brandishing a magic wand" (French: "Un garçon aux cheveux brun brandit une baguette magique."), possibly a reference to Harry Potter.
    • In French, if the player is female, a movie featuring a "young woman fighting with a blue saber" (French: "Une jeune femme se bat avec un sabre bleu."), possibly a reference to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • The characters Erik and Sara still have a different dialogue between Japanese and English as in previous games. However, in the German version of Let's Go, Pikachu! and Eevee!, Erik asks Sara on a date and she refuses, but he mistakenly believes she accepted due to some wordplay in their dialogue.

Localization changes shared by Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow, FireRed, LeafGreen, Let's Go, Pikachu!, and Let's Go, Eevee!

Main article: Pokémon Red and Blue Versions → Localization changes shared by Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow, FireRed, LeafGreen, Let's Go, Pikachu!, and Let's Go, Eevee!

Localization changes inherited from other games

  • In the Japanese version, the old man outside the Celadon Gym still says the same as in previous generations, except text with kanji is now available:「 にひひ! この ジムは ええ! (おんな)() ばっかし じゃ!」 (Nihihi! This Gym is good! Nothing but girls!)
    • This has been translated in previous games as "Heheh! This Gym is great! It's full of women!"RBYFRLG or "Nihihi! This Gym is great! Only girls are allowed here!"GSC
    • In the English version of Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, he says that the Gym is great because it is full of "strong Trainers" instead of mentioning women. In the German version, he says that he feels weak compared to those strong Trainers. In the Spanish version, he says that it is full of female Trainers (Entrenadoras).


Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! hold a rating of 79%[7] and 80%,[8] respectively, on Metacritic. IGN rated the games a "Great" 8.3/10.[9] Gaming magazine Famitsu gave Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! a score of 37 out of 40.[10] Nintendo Life gave the games a score of 8/10 noting that "They might not be an absolute masterpiece, but we’d urge any Poké-fans out there to give these ones a go".[11] And Game Informer gave the games a 8.5 out of 10 calling them "strong remakes of the original games".[12]


The games sold 3 million units in their launch weekend.[13] In the fiscal year of their release, they sold 10.63 million units.[14] As of December 31, 2022, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! have sold 15.07 million copies worldwide, making these the first remakes that have outsold the game they were based on and the best selling remakes.[15]

Japanese sales

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! sold 661,240 units on their first week on the Japanese market, being 364,105 from Let's Go, Pikachu! and 297,135 from Let's Go, Eevee!, with a sell-through of 62.96% and 51.80% respectively.[16] By January 3, 2021, the end of their 112th week, they had sold 1,811,431 copies, being 1,021,041 from Let's Go, Pikachu! and 790,390 from Let's Go, Eevee!.[17]

Week Week ending Ranking Units sold Total units sold
1 November 18, 2018 1st 661,240 661,240
2 November 25, 2018 1st 162,467 823,707
3 December 2, 2018 1st 94,753 918,459
4 December 9, 2018 2nd 93,787 1,012,247
5 December 16, 2018 4th 108,773 1,121,020
6 December 23, 2018 3rd 144,770 1,265,790
7 December 30, 2018 3rd 65,497 1,331,287
8 January 6, 2019 3rd 68,308 1,399,595
9 January 13, 2019 8th 15,353 1,414,948
10 January 20, 2019 7th 12,351 1,427,298
11 January 27, 2019 8th 9,334 1,436,633
12 February 3, 2019 5th 21,274 1,457,907
13 February 10, 2019 5th 17,596 1,475,502
14 February 17, 2019 8th 15,287 1,490,789
15 February 24, 2019 8th 11,057 1,501,846
16 March 3, 2019 6th 12,864 1,514,711
17 March 10, 2019 5th 11,394 1,526,105
18 March 17, 2019 7th 10,112 1,536,216
19 March 24, 2019 14th 10,727 1,546,944
20 March 31, 2019 9th 10,006 1,556,950
59 December 29, 2019 - - 1,753,673
112 January 3, 2021 - - 1,811,431


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Main article: Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! & Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! Super Music Collection

The game's music was arranged by Shota Kageyama[18] and composed by Junichi Masuda for Pokémon Red and Green, with a handful of exceptions. It should be noted that many of his rearrangements are clearly based on the existing arrangements by Go Ichinose for Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

Version history

Version[19][20] Release date Game file size Official note More information
1.0.0 November 16, 2018 4.1 GB N/A Initial release. This version is officially playable using a physical Game Card in a Switch whose internet connection remains off.
1.0.1[21] January 22, 2019 4.2 GB
  • The issue where the Pokémon received through Mystery Gift does not get registered in the Pokédex when exiting the game without saving has been resolved.
    • If you have already received the Pokémon through Mystery Gift, put the Pokémon that is not registered in the Pokédex in the Pokémon Box and download the update data. Once this is done, the Pokémon should be reflected in the Pokédex.
  • Other Update Information
    • The Pokémon's Markings and Judge function's □ and ☆ orders were reversed. It has now been changed to match.
    • Various gameplay fixes.
1.0.2[22] July 24, 2019 4.2 GB
  • Fixed the issue where you could not Link Trade after being disconnected during Link Trade (Local wireless connection or Internet) when the number of hours played is “999:59”.
  • Fixed the issue where if you entered the wrong code/password 10 times for the Mystery Gift, you could not enter the code/password even after a set amount of time had passed.
  • For customers who have already experienced the issues, the issues will be resolved after downloading Update data (Ver. 1.0.2).


The demo version of Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! were playable at several events worldwide prior to the games' release.

A demo version of the games is also available on Nintendo eShop.



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Title screens



Professor Oak's introduction in Japanese Pokémon Yellow
  • The term "Let's Go!" (Japanese: レッツ ゴー!) may be a reference to Pokémon GO and the end phrase of Professor Oak's introduction in the Japanese and English versions of the Generation I core series games.
  • The Japanese title of Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu (ポケットモンスター Let's Go! ピカチュウ Pocket Monsters: Let's Go! Pikachu) is formed by adding "Let's Go!" to the Japanese title of Pokémon Yellow (ポケットモンスター ピカチュウ Pocket Monsters: Pikachu).
    • Due to the change of Japanese "Pocket Monsters: Pikachu" to English "Pokémon Yellow", the game title "Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!" is not a longer version of any previous English game title. It shares this distinction with Pokémon LeafGreen (a remake of Pokémon Green, which is a game title used in Japanese but not in English).
    • Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! is the first game remake whose title is not a longer version of the remade game title in any language.
  • These are the first core series games:
  • These games mark the first time that an upper version has been remade.
  • As revealed in an interview with Junichi Masuda, the reason Eevee was chosen as a game mascot alongside Pikachu was because of all of the fanart Eevee has gotten.[24]
    • Masuda also revealed that Psyduck was considered for the role instead of Eevee, but was not chosen because it was the same color as Pikachu.
  • These are the first core series remakes to introduce brand-new Pokémon.
  • Like in Pokémon Yellow, Ekans, Koffing, and Meowth and their evolutionary relatives are not found in the wild in Let's Go, Pikachu!. These three Pokémon are commonly associated with Team Rocket in the original series. To compensate, Mankey, Grimer, and their relatives are exclusive to Let's Go, Pikachu!, a reference to two Pokémon Ash caught in the original series, Primeape and Muk.
  • The button prompts that appear in menus on the lower-right match colors with the buttons on a Super Nintendo's controller as they appear in the Japanese and PAL regions.
  • These are the only core series games in Generation VII to:
    • Not feature Z-Moves.
    • Be playable exclusively on a system different from other core series games.
    • Give the player a diploma upon completing the Pokédex.
      • Of the core series games that give out diplomas, these are the only ones in which the design of the diploma differs between the two games.
  • Of all of the core series games where Red appears as a non-player character, this is the first in which he does not have all three Kanto first partner Pokémon on his team.
  • These are the first Korean-language and Chinese-language core series games to start in Kanto.

In other languages

Language Title
  Japanese ポケットモンスター Let's Go! ピカチュウ・Let's Go! イーブイ
Chinese Cantonese 精靈寶可夢 Let's Go!皮卡丘/Let's Go!伊布
Mandarin 精靈寶可夢 Let's Go!皮卡丘/Let's Go!伊布
精灵宝可梦 Let's Go! 皮卡丘/Let's Go! 伊布
French   Canada Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! et Let's Go, Eevee!
  Europe Pokémon : Let's Go, Pikachu et Let's Go, Évoli
  German Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! und Let's Go, Evoli!
  Italian Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! e Let's Go, Eevee!
  Korean 포켓몬스터 레츠고! 피카츄・레츠고! 이브이
  Spanish Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! y Let's Go, Eevee!

See also


  1. Official Japanese Pokémon site: 『ポケットモンスター』シリーズのみ表示する filter
  2. Official Japanese Pokémon site (archive)
  3. Huge Pokémon News Revealed in Tokyo | Pokemon.com
  4. Pokémon Creators Share More Details on Upcoming Games | Pokemon.com
  5. @project_eevee (Twitter)
  6. (July 2000). 田尻智さん(ゲームフリーク)VS石原恒和さん(クリーチャーズ)対談 (ページd)Nintendo Online Magazine (N.O.M). No.23.
  7. Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! for Switch Reviews - Metacritic
  8. Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! for Switch Reviews - Metacritic
  9. Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Eevee Review - IGN
  10. Famitsu review scores (11/13/18) - Nintendo Everything
  11. Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Eevee Review - Nintendo Life
  12. Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Eevee Review - Game Informer
  13. Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee break first-week Switch sales record with 3m copies sold • Eurogamer.net
  14. Nintendo Co., Ltd. - Earnings Release for Fiscal Year Ended March 2019
  15. Top Selling Title Sales Units - Nintendo Switch Software
  16. Media Create Sales: CY 2018 (2018 Jan 01 - 2018 Dec 30) | ResetEra
  17. Media Create Sales: CY 2020 (2019 Dec 30 - 2021 Jan 03) Sales | ResetEra
  18. Shota Kageyama's Twitter
  19. Nintendo Support: How to Update Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!/Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
  20. How to Update Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! | Support | Nintendo
  21. 『ポケモン ピカ・ブイ』更新データ(Ver.1.0.1)配信のお知らせ|ポケットモンスターオフィシャルサイト
  22. 『ポケモン ピカ・ブイ』更新データ(Ver.1.0.2)配信のお知らせ|ポケットモンスターオフィシャルサイト
  23. Pikachu and Eevee embark on a road trip across the U.S. to demo new Pokémon games - Nintendo Official Site
  24. Eevee’s starring role in Pokémon: Let’s Go was inspired by fan art - The Verge

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