×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Adorable Switch Bundle and New Moves Revealed for ‘Pokemon: Let’s Go’

This fall’s “Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee” has a brand new Switch console bundle and some added in-game moves and interactions for Pokemon fans to enjoy, as revealed by Nintendo in a press release Monday.

The new Nintendo Switch bundle includes a digital copy of one of the games and a special edition console with a yellow and tan joy-con controller on each side and Eevee and Pikachu on the front dock. The two Pokemon appear on the back of the dock as silhouettes.

Pikachu and Eevee are getting some new moves called partner powers, according to the new trailer posted on the official Pokémon YouTube channel. These moves are exclusive to Pikachu and Eevee, and no other Pokemon will have them, according to a press release. The moves are available in battle once the player’s relationship with the Pokemon “reaches a certain level.” Use of the partner powers boosts the Pokemon’s stats, so players should keep an eye out for a signal from the Pokemon that it’s ready for use.

The partner powers all have alliteratively adorable names— Pikachu with the Pika Papow and Splishy Splash (you guessed it— a water-type move) and Eevee with Veevee Volley, Bouncy Bubble, Buzzy Buzz, and Sizzly Slide.

Familiar environmental moves from the classic Pokemon games, like surf to travel across water and chop to take down trees, will return, now called “Chop Down” and “Sea Skim.”

New details on how players can improve their relationship with Pokemon were also revealed. Petting or playing with Pokemon by selecting either the Eevee or Pikachu icon boosts their relationship and can give the player in-game rewards as well.

The trailer also shows off the beautiful Celadon City and its gym-leader, Grass-type Pokemon enthusiast Erika.

“Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee” releases Nov. 16 exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

Popular on Variety

More Gaming

  • Venn co-founders

    VENN Raises $17 Million to Launch a Cheddar-like TV Network for Gaming

    Video game industry veterans Ariel Horn and Ben Kusin have raised a massive $17 million seed funding round to launch a new gaming-focused TV network called VENN. Short for Video Game Entertainment and News Network, VENN wants to mix esports with Twitch-style video game streaming and other gaming-related entertainment content when it launches in 2020. [...]

  • JoJo Siwa'The Angry Birds Movie 2'

    Nickelodeon Star JoJo Siwa Gets Her Own Dance-Tour Mobile Game (EXCLUSIVE)

    Fans of JoJo Siwa will be able to join the teen influencer’s dance squad on stage — virtually — in a new mobile game. In “JoJo Siwa — Live to Dance,” players will become part of the Nickelodon and YouTube star’s worldwide tour on her professional dance team and experience what it’s like to be [...]

  • Game Awards OrchestraThe Game Awards, Show,

    The Game Awards 2019 Sets December Date, Will Live-Stream Across 45 Platforms

    The Game Awards 2019, the fifth annual video game industry kudosfest, will be held Dec. 12 in Los Angeles and will be live-streamed for free again on more than 45 different platforms worldwide. The Game Awards is an annual celebration of video games and the people who make them, created and executive produced by Geoff [...]

  • HTC Vive Cosmos

    HTC Replaces HTC Vive With New $699 Vive Comos VR Headset

    HTC is getting ready to retire the headset that was central to its expansion into the virtual reality market 3 years ago: The company announced on Thursday that its new Vive Comos headset will effectively replace the original HTC Vive, which was first released in April of 2016. “It was time to upgrade our consumer [...]

  • Sohu logo

    China's Sohu Seeks Games Consolidation With $500 Million Bid for Changyou

    Sohu, one of China’s Internet pioneers, is offering to buy out its games subsidiary Changyou in a deal that values Changyou at $532 million. Both companies currently have their shares listed on NASDAQ, but if the deal goes ahead Changyou would lose its separate stock listing. Sohu, which has interests covering search, digital advertising and [...]

  • marvel lenovo ar

    Lenovo, Disney Launch Marvel AR Headset

    Lenovo has once again teamed up with Disney to bring one of the studio’s iconic franchises to augmented reality (AR). After first launching the “Star Wars: Jedi Challenges” AR headset in 2017, the two companies are back with a new “Marvel Dimension of Heroes” experience running on slightly revamped hardware. News of Lenovo and Disney [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content