Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee and Pikachu review


Gwendolyn Doherty, Staff Writer

Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee and Pikachu is a game that came out in 2018. It’s been reported to be one of the worst Pokémon games, but what do the people who have played it think?

From my perspective, it does have many strange concepts like you can no longer battle wild Pokémon unless they’re strong. It’s a lot like Pokémon GO which is the purpose. The only thing you can do with a wild Pokémon is catch them or run. Wild Pokémon will spawn in the grass or around you instead of sudden encounters in grass. Other’s may have been confused that they couldn’t choose a starter like in the past games.

Many people were upset by the change like Amazon user J. S., who rated one star. “This is not what Pokémon was. [The] only battles you can have are with trainers, limiting your exp gain and forcing you to catch literal mountains of Pokémon in order to gain a minimal amount of exp.”

The game was changed to support this style, however. You gain just as much exp as you would in battle. It does get annoying that you have to waste resources on Pokéballs that the Pokémon would just break out depending on the difficulty of the catch. At the same time, what about a few of the new features?

Some of the new features are wonderful. All Pokémon now follow behind the avatar and size difference between Pokémon are clear and detailed. You can play with Eevee or Pikachu anytime you wish, sometimes giving gifts. Outfits can be found to make you and your Pokémon match as well as accessories just for your Pokémon which include flowers, bows, and glasses. You could even give them a haircut. For a few of the larger Pokémon, you’re able to ride them.

This includes Arcanine and Onix. People like Amazon user Earl who rated five stars. ”This is an excellent game overall. Great graphics, sound, and gameplay. Easy to pick up and play for kids and casual gamers.”

Many of the people who bought the game expected the same, classic games they had experienced when they were younger. They also happen to be the ones that dislike any recent games, but the games are no longer targeted at them but the newer generation.

With the combination of riding Pokémon, having them follow you, and the design makes the game exciting. There may be some differences between the past games, but there always are. Many people see it differently in this game.