Eager fans will be able to get their hands on Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! for the Nintendo Switch prior to their launch on November 16, 2018. Dubbed the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Road Trip! this pop-up tour started in Los Angeles today. Joining the event was musical artist, acres, and self-proclaimed Pokémon fan Jordin Sparks (winner of American Idol season 6).
For the next two months these trucks, themed after Pikachu and Eevee will visit various cities across the United States, offering photo opportunities, special giveaways, and demos of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! These demos will include the Poké-Ball Plus accessory, a new controller made specifically for the game. Stops on the tour also include a special Snapchat filter that can only be used at the location and Pokémon GO players will have access to a higher rate of Pikachu and Eevee spawns near the events.
“Pokémon games have always inspired a sense of adventure and community, and we’re excited to bring that to life with the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Road Trip!” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Whether someone is a longtime Pokémon fan or a budding Trainer, this new pair of games offers a vibrant region to explore, Trainers to battle and, of course, tons of Pokémon to catch.”
The tour will end with a midnight launch event at Nintendo NY on November 15th. A special visit will be made to Topeka, Kansas, home of the launch event for the original Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue when they first released in North America on September 12, 1998.
This pop-up tour was first teased last Friday by the Nintendo of America Twitter account which posted pictures of the Pikachu and Eevee-themed trucks. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! will release on Nintendo Switch on November 16, 2018 for the Nintendo Switch and you can pre-order it on Amazon here.
The full tour schedule is listed below, as well as an image gallery of the LA event. All times are local to their city:
Los Angeles, California
Sep. 29, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
San Francisco, California
Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Oct. 27, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
New York, New York