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Three new Pokémon games have been announced!

Three new Pokémon games have been announced!

At a special press conference in Tokyo today, three new Pokémon games were announced for the Nintendo Switch - Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, and (the free-to-start) Pokémon Quest.
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! are based on the original Game Boy game, Pokémon Yellow, and will feature "brand new gameplay to make the most of the unique capabilities of Nintendo Switch, such as throwing Poké Balls to catch Pokémon by swinging Joy-Con controllers, as well as the opportunity for family and friends to battle and explore together in a new two-player mode."

You'll also be able to connect your Pokémon GO game to your Nintendo Switch, to transfer in caught Pokémon.

There's also a special device on the way called a Poké Ball Plus, which you'll be able to use (instead of a controller) to play the Pikachu and Eevee games on your Switch:

"The Poké Ball Plus features motion controls, lights up with a variety of colors, vibrates, and plays sounds. When catching a Pokémon in the Nintendo Switch games, players will be able to feel it moving within the device. It also does more than function as a controller—using the Poké Ball Plus, players can bring one of their Pokémon from Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! with them as they explore the real world, giving Trainers the opportunity to spend time with favorite Pokémon even when they’re not playing the game. Additionally, Trainers can receive a variety of rewards once Pokémon are returned to the Nintendo Switch games."

The Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! games will launch on November 16th, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch. The Poké Ball Plus will be available at participating retailers on the same day.

Watch a trailer for the games below:

The third new game Pokémon Quest takes players across Tumblecube Island, where everything’s a cube—including the Pokémon.

"Travel the length and breadth of the island hunting for treasure, battling with wild Pokémon, discovering unexplored territories, and even cooking tasty treats to tempt new Pokémon to join your party. Gameplay features of Pokémon Quest include:
- Battle by tapping—Pokémon Quest uses simple touch controls that can be enjoyed by everyone.
- Befriend many Pokémon—Use items collected throughout expeditions to befriend a wide array of Pokémon.
- Create your Pokémon dream team—Partner with three of your Pokémon friends to battle through diverse environments.
- Pokémon unique to you—Use different Power Stones to personalize your Pokémon friends however you want and give them unique stats.
- Customize your base camp—Decorate your home with cute and fun collectibles that not only look good, but can provide in-game benefits."

Watch a trailer for Pokémon Quest below:

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