If you are a fan of video games and have never played a Pokémon title before, it is possible that you have spent the last twenty-two years in solitary confinement. Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee are the latest games in the long running franchise, and the first titles to be developed exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. Defying all expectations, Game Freak have opted to use a Celebi powered time machine to take us back to the earliest days of the Pokémon series, to keep us in suspense for the next mainline titles arriving sometime in 2019.
At their core, Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee are current generation remakes of Pokémon Yellow, which was released for the Game Boy back in 1998 in Japan, and in the year 2000 in Europe. The main aim of the game is to travel across the game world capturing animal like creatures named Pokémon, after being given one by the local researcher named Professor Oak. The primary goal of the game is to train your creatures to fight for you against other Pokémon owners, that are referred to as trainers. Along your journey to become the most powerful Pokémon trainer in the Kanto region, you must defeat boss characters known as Gym Leaders, take down the criminal organisation known as Team Rocket and face off against your rival whenever he shows his overly friendly face.
Fans of the anime will be pleased to learn that Jessie, James and Meowth, the bumbling Team Rocket antagonists that seem to blast off more times than a NASA space shuttle have returned, and we get to see more of them than ever before. Throughout the narrative, each character is vibrant and expressive, showcasing their unique personalities in various ways, such as the smirk inducing expressions after defeating certain types of trainer.