Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee has received some negative attention online because of its more casual gameplay when compared to other games in the series. This includes its attempt to replicate Pokemon GO with its catching mechanic, with players swinging Joy-Cons to throw Pokeballs at Pokemon instead of battling them and simply pressing a button. Unfortunately for anyone turned off by motion controls, though, it's been confirmed that motion controls will be required in Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee.
As seen in the games' announcement trailer, players will have to swing Joy-Cons towards the screen to throw Pokeballs when the Switch is docked, but motion controls will also be required when playing in handheld mode. In handheld mode, players can press a button to throw the Pokeball, but aiming the Pokeball is handled with motion controls through the console's gyroscope.
Some fans may be disappointed to learn that motion controls are required in Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee, but others may not mind them. Some may find the novelty of "throwing" a Pokeball at a Pokemon rather amusing, and as long as the motion controls are responsive, there's no reason to think they'll have a negative impact on the overall gameplay experience.
Luckily, we may learn sooner rather than later just how responsive the motion controls are in Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee. Nintendo has confirmed that the games will be playable at E3, so those in attendance will have a chance to try them out and determine exactly how well the motion controls work. Depending on how things go, this should either alleviate some fears about the games or confirm them.
In the meantime, Pokemon fans who are turned off by the forced motion controls in Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee still have something to look forward to, as core Pokemon RPGs are coming to the Switch in late 2019. These core Pokemon RPGs are set to introduce the eighth generation of Pokemon creatures to the franchise, which should give fans even more reason to be excited.