When Pokémon: Let’s Go! Pikachu and Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee were announced this spring, the pair of games — the first RPGs in the series to land on home consoles — was met with mostly favorable reactions. Taking a modernized approach to Pokémon Yellow, the last game in the first Pokémon generation, Pokémon: Let’s Go! promises to bring a new crop of first time players to Kanto while bring some old favorites (Red, Blue, Green and Team Rocket) into the fold.

With the duo of games releasing in a few short days, what can we expect from Pikachu, Eevee and the rest of our favorite pocket monsters?

A Slimmed Down, More Casual Experience

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Causing some backlash from hardcore fans, Pokémon: Let’s Go! Pikachu and Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee takes more than a few cues from the über-successful Pokémon GO. This streamlined approach is aimed at newcomers to the series as well as more casual players. 

A *Real* Pokéball To Catch Your Favorite ‘Mon

The Pokéball Plus gives players the chance to capture their favorite Pokémon with the most realistic Nintendo Switch peripheral yet. Not only does the Pokéball Plus let you use motion control to catch Pikachu and friends, it utilizes HD rumble, sound and lights to provide a truly wonderful experience

Post-Game Content, Natures And More

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For hardcore fans who are in the competitive spirit, Nintendo has offered a glimpse of what to expect. Not only will you be able to view your Pokemon’s IVs, but you will also be able to speak to a fortune teller to snoop out the nature you need in order to remain competitive. What’s more, Nintendo promises some seriously tough master trainer challenges after the credits roll on the main storyline. 

The Legendary Meltan

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When the announcement trailer for Pokémon: Let’s Go! Pikachu and Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee showcased a tease of how the game will interact with your smartphone. As more and more information was released, we learned that said interaction allows the player to receive the legendary Meltan; new to the game and to the series. 

Pokémon: Let’s Go! Pikachu and Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee arrives on the Nintendo Switch on Friday, November 16, 2018. Are you ready to step into Kanto once more?