Nintendo has brought several goodies for Pokemon fans waiting for a new game on the Switch, including confirmation of a new core game in 2019. The Pokemon Company announced the arrival of Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee for release on Nintendo Switch on November 16th, 2018, drawing upon Pokemon Go for a co-op experience on the new console. While it isn’t the main series installment that was made official in 2017, the games will feature the battles with trainers that we’ve come to expect and borrow the capture mechanics from Go to replace the random encounters from the main series.
What this results in is a combination of a Pokemon adventure inspired by the classic Yellow version of the game and Pokemon Go on mobile, complete with some special treats for those who played the mobile sensation including transfers for Pokemon you captured from the Kanto Region into the Switch game. It also seems that the game will introduce a new Pokemon that hasn’t been seen in the games to this point — and might even hint at the new creatures in the main series in 2019.
Pokemon Let’s Go was not the only game announced for the Switch at the 2018 press conference. Pokemon Quest was also introduced, taking players to a cube world version of Pokemon that focuses on the creatures featured in the original game.
The game is a freemium title that you can download right now on your Switch and will soon be able to play a mobile version on Android and iOS, mixing elements of Minecraft with the exploration and battling of your typical Pokemon game.
And while we didn’t get a look at the new main Pokemon game that is coming to the platform, we did get confirmation that the game will drop in the back half of 2019.
Considering how smooth and impressive Pokemon Let’s Go looks on Switch, the next main game could blow fans away and give them the experience they’ve wanted for a long time.