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Nintendo Announces Switch Pikachu & Eevee Edition

Adding character to the Switch.


Nintendo has announced a new limited-edition version of its latest hardware. It's the Nintendo Switch Pikachu & Eevee edition, and it decks out the entire Switch, from Joy-Cons to dock, in imagery from Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee. The new edition is coming November 16 and will retail for $400.

The bundle includes a yellow Joy-Con and a brown one, matching the colors of the title characters. The rear of the Switch's screen is emblazoned with silhouettes of the characters as well as Poke Balls. Even the dock features color pictures of Pikachu and Eevee.

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Also included is a pre-installed copy of the game and the Poke Ball Plus accessory. The game is inspired largely by Pokemon Yellow, but it borrows some aspects of the popular mobile game Pokemon Go. In fact, you can even transfer Pokemon from Go to the upcoming Switch game. Let's Go also brings back Mega Evolutions. Curiously, it looks like Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee will not support cloud saves.

Poke Ball Plus is basically a non-standard Joy-Con for the Switch. It's a spherical device with a wrist strap on one side and an analog stick on the other. It has motion sensors, so you can "throw" it to catch Pokemon. It also vibrates, lights up, and emits sound effects. You can even "store" Pokemon in it, which will result in in-game rewards for your creatures. In addition to working with the Switch, it can also replace the Pokemon Go Plus accessory for Pokemon Go.

The Nintendo Switch Pikachu & Eevee Edition will be released in limited quantities, so it may be tough to find in-stock. Keep an eye on our Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee pre-order guide to see when it goes up for pre-order.

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