Browsing the web for Pokemon updates and news I found some articles really interesting regarding what’s been happening lately in the Pokemon community.
Many articles debate the upcoming two games for Nintendo Switch – Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!. The games are currently being polished – I think they are in some advanced beta stage and the release date will be November 16. Just as we were used for Pokemon games to be released – with multiple versions of the same game but with little differences between them – these two will not stray from the rule.
Logically – you can choose either Pikachu or Eevee and the battling system and the encounters will differ. Also some of the creatures can be captured in one game, others only in the second version. For example, Oddish, Sandshrew, and Growlithe only appear in the wild in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, while it is known that Bellsprout, Vulpix, and Meowth are only found in the wild in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!.
The game will include known rules for Pokemon games as battling and catching creatures. I think that the games will feature only first generation of Pokemon – from what I’ve seen in the revealed screenshots. Also the wild Pokemon can be seen in the grass – so you will know what you are up to catch.
Another interesting thing is the upcoming movie – Pokemon the Movie: The Power of Us. With only a limited theatrical release – also in November and December – the story of Ash and Pikachu will once again will capture the attention of the audience.
Merchandise seems to continually hit the market – from new figures, to clothing articles, books and food – retailer BoxLunch just released some Pokemon themed ice cream cones – for the days left of this summer.
Online tournaments and real-life events as the Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago are still bringing fans together. I’ve seen also updates in the podcast area and people are still getting involved in various activities regarding Pokemon. And as for me I started playing Pokemon Duel today – which can be downloaded from the Google Play Pokemon Duel Page. I plan a separate article regarding the game – for now I’ve collected a few figures and starting playing against online players. And since I left my phone to recharge I am listening the the mix below.