Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! Receives New Screenshots and Art Showcasing Mega Evolution and More

Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go Eevee!'s newest screenshots highlight Mega Evolutions, Vermilion City, and Team Rocket.

on August 9, 2018 12:32 PM

Yesterday, a CoroCoro leak confirmed that Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee! would feature Mega Evolution, and gave us a better glimpse at Vermilion City and Team Rocket. Today, The Pokémon Company officially followed that leak up with a new trailer and some new screenshots and more information on how these things are implemented in-game.

It has been confirmed that Mega Evolution, which is called “the Evolution that transcends Evolution” by the developers, will work the same as in previous Pokémon titles. Players will come across the Key Stone and some Mega Stones during the course of their journey, and can use these to activate Mega Evolution and make their Pokémon much more powerful. It has also been confirmed that Mega Blastoise, Venasaur, Charizard X, and Charizard Y are only the first Mega Evolutions players will run into, so other ones will be obtainable in the Pokémon: Let’s Go titles.

Vermilion City is present again in its tried and true form, sporting gym leader Lt. Surge and famous S.S. Anne. The new screenshots and art that you can see at the end of the article give us our first great look at Vermilion City, as well as Team Rocket. Like in the original Generation I Pokémon titles, players will consistently be encountering Team Rocket along their journey. That being said, players will mainly run into Jesse, James, and Meowth, classic members from the anime.

If you want to see what DualShockers thought of the game at E3, you can check out our preview. Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee! are currently set to launch on November 16 for Nintendo Switch, and can be pre-ordered on Amazon.

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Tomas Franzese is a Staff Writer at DualShockers, writing a variety of reviews and shedding light on upcoming games for both PC and consoles. While he has been a gamer most of his life, he began writing for DualShockers in 2016 and has almost never put his computer or a controller down since.