Pokemon GO Connects to Pokemon Lets Go on Nintendo Switch

pokemon let's go connects with pokemon go

This has been a big week for Pokemon fans, as a lot of unexpected Pokemon news rolled out yesterday. It has been announced that a new Pokemon game called Pokemon Quest has been released for Nintendo Switch, that a big Pokemon game for Nintendo Switch is in development to be released in 2019, and that two other new Pokemon games called Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee has also been announced for Nintendo Switch.

In addition to all of these announcements, Pokemon has recently indicated on Twitter that Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee will also be able to connect to the augmented reality Pokemon game, Pokemon GO. This feature will allow Pokemon GO fans to import all the Pokemon that they caught in Pokemon GO on their mobile devices into Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee on their Nintendo Switch consoles.

Junichi Masuda, director at Game Freak Inc., commented that "With the launch of Pokemon GO in 2016 and the global sensation that ensued, millions of new players were introduced to the world of Pokemon, [but] for many people, Pokemon GO was their first experience with the Pokemon brand, so we have crafted these two new titles to be an accessible entry point to our core RPG series while giving our longtime fans a new way to play Pokemon".

In order to bridge the gap between Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee and Pokemon GO, the games allow players to use the Joy-Con controller to physically throw Pokeballs in the same way as one would do in the original Pokemon GO for mobile. The recently announced Poke Ball Plus accessory will also allow players to throw Pokeballs in-game as a motion controller for Nintendo Switch and it works as a Pokemon GO Plus accessory when players are away from home.

The overwhelming amount of Pokemon-related news lately has gotten many fans very excited. The integration of the revolutionary augmented reality game, Pokemon GO, and the new Pokemon titles for the Nintendo Switch provides an even wider range of possibilities for fans to explore the vast Pokemon world, and we are looking forward to seeing how Pokemon games will continue to evolve, especially on the Nintendo Switch platform.

Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee both release on November 16, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

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