This week is shaping out to be a whirlwind of new information coming to the fans in the Pokémon community. Today we will be talking all about the recent trailers for Pokémon Let’s Go and Let’s Go Eevee. We’ll also go into more detail about the new free Pokémon Quest game and some sneaky tactics that Niantic has set in place to ensure that players will not get their Pokémons through illicit ways. Tune in to find out all of the details about these games.
April Fool’s reality
Usually, the 1st of April is a day dedicated to making pranks on people, as loud and as outrageous as possible. When big brands join into this fun celebration or when people post some news regarding a recent release on this day, it is only natural that it would be taken as a hoax. Except that this time the fake leak turned out to be the truth after all.
For a long time, fans have been teased that a new Pokémon RPG game will be released in 2019. The game is said to stay close to the classic gaming experience. Let’s Go, Pikachu! And Let’s Go, Eevee!, on the other hand, are games that will be released this year, so it is natural that the spotlight is on them.
The April fool’s post was initially uploaded on 4chan, and people naturally thought that it was a hoax. When the same post surfaced sometime later and only then did people start to collect the dots. It is being said that the person who made this leak was close to the project since it released some information that even Niantic did not officially announce as of yet. For instance, we now know that there will be two editions of the RPG game which will be integrated with Pokémon Go. We will also get a new Pokéball Plus controller which is said to look very flashy.
Pokémon Let’s Go and Pokémon Yellow Side
Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee are both going to be released on the 16th of November exclusively on Nintendo Switch. The game is going to focus on allowing fans to revisit some favorite locations in the game. Yes, their design has been a bit revamped, but they are still recognizable.
The first trailer showed some iconic spots that are said to be part of the game. For those of you that did not immediately recognize them, a fan of the series decided to spend some time and create a collage which shows the classic spots and the trailer revamped versions.
Yes, Nintendo Switch is not as flashy and as powerful graphics wise as the PS4 or the Xbox One but these two games have graphics tame enough to look good on the small portable console.
Pokémon Quest is one of the best
If you are a fan of the series, but you do not have the money to spend on some of the more important game installments, then we recommend that you give Pokémon Quest a try. The game is set on the Tumblecube island, and it seems to follow the boxy trend set it stone (pun not intended) by Minecraft. At the start of the game, you make a friend of choice (Squirttle, Bulbasaur or Charmander) after which you start the journey of going through level after level. What makes the game fun is that you can equip three Pokémons which each have two moves to choose in a battle situation.
During the battle, you can pick up two stones: the red one which helps boost your attack and the blue one which gives you some HP. If you want to have a smoother gaming experience, Niantic is there for you, by giving you an auto option during fights. However, there is a battery in the game which slowly gets depleted after a certain number of battles, and it needs time to recharge. Yes, there are in-tickets available to fix that problem paid with real cash, but the problem is not that noticeable to need this.
No more cheating
Niantic just made a Twitter announcement that will probably anger some players. The studio just announced that, if one user decides to employ some third-party location services to get a rare Pokémon that is not found in their location, that Pokémon becomes useless. By useless they mean that the player cannot upgrade it, sell it or even use it in battles.
It will just be a gray part of his or her collection. This move comes at the right time since some player has made a habit out of using these third-party apps to build an astonishing Pokémon collection and become strong in a matter of days. This practice takes away from the fun of going out and exploring, trying to find a Pokémon on your own.
Henry Lares is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Huffington Post. In regards to academics, Henry earned an engineering degree from Apex Technical School. Henry has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.