Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

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Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu![lower-alpha 1] and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee![lower-alpha 2] are 2018 remakes of the 1998 Game Boy role-playing video game Pokémon Yellow. They were developed by Game Freak and jointly published by The Pokémon Company and Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch.[2] Announced in May 2018, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! were released worldwide for the Nintendo Switch on 16 November 2018. The games are part of the seventh generation of the Pokémon video game series and are the first main series installments to be released for a home game console. They feature connectivity with the mobile game Pokémon Go and support an optional controller, the Poké Ball Plus.

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  • Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!
  • Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!
  • Left: Icon of Let's Go, Pikachu!, depicting the Pokémon Pikachu
  • Right: Icon of Let's Go, Eevee!, depicting the Pokémon Eevee
Developer(s)Game Freak
Director(s)Junichi Masuda
  • Shigeru Ohmori
  • Hitoshi Yamagami
  • Akira Kinashi
  • Mikiko Ohashi
  • Takanori Sowa
  • Shin Uwai
Artist(s)Takao Unno
  • Hitomi Sato
  • Ryota Muranaka
  • Shota Kageyama
Platform(s)Nintendo Switch
Release16 November 2018[1]
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! were first announced at a Japanese press conference in May 2018, with the intention for the games to bring in newcomers to the series as well as cater to old fans. They were also meant to appeal to a younger audience; for this reason, the games incorporate elements from the anime, similarly to Pokémon Yellow.[3][4][5] They received generally favorable reviews from critics, with praise directed to the accessibility and charm, while criticism was directed towards the motion controls. The games have combined worldwide sales of over 14 million as of December 2021, making them one of the best-selling games for the system.[6][2]