Nintendo Switch Lite Pokemon Edition Coming After Regular Colors

Gotta Switch 'em all.

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Nintendo is well-known for releasing not just different models of its gaming hardware, but also special, game-themed versions of those systems, often sporting unique colors and decals. In a series of announcements, the company revealed plans to release both types of new hardware variations of its Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Switch Lite is a new handheld-only model of the Switch, with a release date set for this September. Three different color options will be available, but those who are patient will get a fourth option in November, and it might be the best-looking one of the punch. To coincide with the release of Switch's Pokemon Sword and Shield, Nintendo will release a special edition, Pokemon-themed version of the Switch Lite.

The "Zacian and Zamazenta Edition" is named after the two Legendary Pokemon that represent the titular Sword and Shield aspects of each game. It's a light gray tone with blue and magenta face buttons, and artwork of the two creatures gracing the back. It will release on November 8 for $200, the same price as the other Nintendo Switch Lite models. Sword and Shield are not included; you'll have to buy those games separately when they arrive on November 15. (You might actually want both versions, based on the differences we know about so far.)

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The other three Switch Lite models, in yellow, gray, and turquoise, are coming on September 20. That means if you want the Pokemon version you'll have to wait a little while. It launches just a week before Pokemon Sword and Shield, but the games will have to be purchased separately.

The Nintendo Switch Lite is a new model of Nintendo Switch with a lighter body and some removed features, along with the budget price. It can't use docked mode to attach to a TV, and this model no longer has detachable Joy-Con controllers. That also means the rumble and IR camera have both been removed. It does replace the face buttons on the left side with a proper D-pad, however. It also packs in Amiibo functionality.

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I'll wait for the Switch XL Pro instead thanks.

Avatar image for dr_vancouver

Damn, it's pretty. If regular Switch came out in that style I'd be tempted to "switch", even though I know I'll eventually have to switch again when a Switch Pro comes out. Alas, I use mine on my LR TV prob 95% of the time so no dice!

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I imagine this model will sell well.