Hey guys! Welcome back to Top 10 Gaming, I’m Ron McKenzie-Lefurgey. We just had Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee and Let’s Go Pikachu announced, and I’m psyched. They’re set to be released on November 16th, 2018, and I’m probably gonna have to get a switch just for these games. So let’s go over everything we know about these bad boys. Let me know in the comments if you want to play the Eevee or Pikachu version! I’m leaning towards Pikachu, but let’s be real, my girlfriend will probably have the final say. And of course, if you enjoy, thumbs up, subscribe, share, do all those lovely things that make me smile. But for now, get ready, it’s time for the Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Pokemon Switch! Number 10: There are still other games planned for the switch.
One thing that I want to get out of the way early is that these aren’t the only Pokemon games planned for the switch. There are other games set to be released in 2019, which will be part of the core games, but this is a nice little addition to the franchise. So if this announcement had you worried, worry not. These are just bonus games. But personally, I’m all about branching out. Now all we need is for them to make an open world Pokemon game like Skyrim, get good VR, and I’ll never be seen in public again.
Number 9: Pokemon GO Style Catching. This is the thing that has caught the attention of most people, myself included. If you played Pokemon Go, or you’re one of the people who still play, you’ll know that to catch a pokemon, you need to try to throw the ball into a circle that changes size. Well, they’ve used this in the switch game, where you actually swing the controller to throw the ball. You can aim it, and throw it in different directions, making it kind of like playing Pokemon Go, without the need to like… get fresh air and exercise. Score! All jokes aside, though, I’m really excited for this aspect. And it would be made even better with… Number 8: Pokeball Plus. Of course, this is 2018, so every game needs to have additional ways to get money.
But honestly, I’m not too mad about this one. The Pokeball Plus is an additional accessory that lets you play the game with a Pokeball. Which is really neat. You can actually throw a Pokeball in order to catch a Pokemon, something we’ve all dreamed of. You can also take the ball with you when walking around, and apparently some fun things can happen… but they were super vague about that.
Plus, pun not intended, you can use it with Pokemon Go! If only my stupid account wasn’t all glitched out, I’d be all over that. Number 7: You can transfer Pokemon from GO. This is a really big one, especially for avid GO players. In the Let’s Go games, you’ll be able to transfer Pokemon from Pokemon Go to your game through bluetooth. This won’t all be available from the get-go; you need to progress through the game to unlock more transfers.
But eventually you’ll be able to send a Pokemon in, it will appear in-game, and you can try to catch it. The kicker? Shiny Pokemon from GO will remain shiny when transferred. It should be noted, however, that this only works one way. You can go from GO to switch, but not from switch to GO. Number 6: They’re inspired by Pokemon Yellow. As you may have guessed if you’ve seen other announcements, these games will be largely based on Pokemon Yellow. Your starter Pokemon, either Eevee or Pikachu, will remain outside of its Pokeball throughout the game, just like Pikachu did in Yellow. Plus, they’ll be including aspects from the show, just like they did in Yellow. I’m really happy about this, the show tie-ins definitely helped to give games like Yellow and Crystal more personality. But that’s not the only similarity to Pokemon Yellow, because… Number 5: We’re heading back to Kanto.
Fans of the original games will be pleased to know that these games will be taking us back to the Kanto region, starting in good old Pallet Town. It’s unclear just how closely the games will follow yellow, whether it was just inspiration or it will actually follow the same story. Personally I’m hoping it’s a new story, but I wouldn’t mind if it was a copy. But Ron, you may ask, What about the Pokemon? Well… Number 4: Back to basics.
Yep, since these games will largely be based on Yellow version, we’ll pretty much only be seeing the original 151 Pokemon. Which, for someone like me who’s a few games behind, is kind of a welcome break. (Old) There are too many damn Pokemon now, dag nabbit! I can never tell what type they are. But I know my 151, I’ve listened to the Pokerap. However, one neat thing is that apparently the Alolan variants will be included, which makes me so happy, because Alolan Dugtrio is the best thing that has ever come out of Pokemon. Number 3: You can ride Pokemon. One thing that has been pretty popular in recent games is the ability to ride various pokemon, with a number of abilities. Of course, this has always been a thing when using HMs, but it’s seen even more use recently. But in this game, there will be no HMs, however you CAN ride a variety of Pokemon, assuming they’re large enough.
This is really cool for me, it’s one of the reasons I’m so in love with Ark: Survival Evolved, and the only thing cooler than riding on top of awesome dinosaurs, is riding on top of awesome Pokemon. Can’t wait. Number 2: There’s a two-player mode. This is definitely the biggest reason I really want this game. Most Pokemon games are single player, with the exception of things like Pokemon Stadium, or even Pokemon World Online. But this game has a two player mode, which will let you join in to help out your friend. You can’t do everything together, but the second player is able to help as a support character. They can help you catch Pokemon, and even battle alongside you. There’s also online multiplayer, where you can play against other people online, and even trade with them.
Awesome. Number 1: There are no Pokemon Boxes. Kinda. If you’re a Pokemon veteran, you’ll be well aware of the Pokemon Box. Normally, you can only have 6 Pokemon with you, and the rest are sent to a box. This was even worse in the 1st generation, because if the box was full, and you tried to catch something, it would go “Oops hahaha you’re an idiot the box is full you can’t catch anything nerd”. So annoying. It got a bit better in later games, but the Let’s Go games are making it even simpler. You carry the box with you at all times, so you can swap Pokemon in and out of your party whenever you want. Which is SOOOOO much better. That’s it for today! Hope you guys enjoyed, if you did please smack that thumbs up button and subscribe to Top 10 Gaming for more videos! Let me know if you’re gonna get one of these in the comments down below, and if so, which one! Or both! Both works too! Also, check out our Top 10 Sonic playlist for more videos like this one! Until next time, I’m Ron McKenzie-Lefurgey with Top 10 Gaming.
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