Pokémon titles have always been about choice; from deciding which move-set to run to ensure your creatures are battle-ready to the iconic cry of the anime’s main character Ash Ketchum of “Pikachu, I choose you!” The choice of moves a particular pocket monster is capable of learning could be a deciding factor in whether to purchase Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! when the two games launch later this year.
Stepping up to the plate first is the franchise’s mascot Pikachu with a recently revealed exclusive move. A short video on Pokémon’s official Twitter page sees the trainer’s pint-sized yellow sidekick’s new attack in action.
The move, called Floaty Fall sees Pikachu lifted into the air by five colored balloons. It then uses the electric pouches on its cheeks to pop the balloons before coming plummeting earthwards to attack the opposing Pokémon with a body slam. Since the move is performed on a Metapod and labeled “super effective,” this means that the Floaty Fall is more than likely a flying type; taking into account that it activated in mid-air.
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pickachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! will be available on November 16 exclusively on Nintendo Switch featuring Pokémon Go integration and classic Kanto legendaries. There is also an adorable Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! themed Switch set to launch on the same day.
Hey you, #TeamPikachu! Check out this sneak peek at one of Pikachu’s exclusive moves: Floaty Fall! Don’t let the name confuse you—this attack packs a punch!
— Ghost-type Pokémon (@Pokemon) September 21, 2018