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Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! - Nintendo Switch-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1540 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excited for this new addition!

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    BoxOWorms
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    To start off, I've been a fan of Pokémon literally my entire life. I grew up playing it and would buy Nintendo platforms only when a Pokémon game would be released, but I felt like the magic had been lost a bit once I hit Pokemon X/Y, and I didn't even bother to pick up Sun/Moon. As innovative and unique as the series was, I felt like the 'traditional model' of the series had just worn itself a bit thin after so many games. I was hesitant to pick up Let's Go, but I'm so, SO glad I took the risk. With all that being said, here are my pros and cons (spoiler free as far as the plot goes): PROS A. The Gameplay - I honestly loved the fact that you can see the actual Pokémon walking around in the tall grass. No more running into Zubat after Zubat after Zubat... The battle animation (and the visuals overall) are gorgeous, and I love the concept of a 'companion Pokémon' (although I wish they could evolve). B. The Pokéball Accessory - This is definitley a gimmick and not necessary to the gameplay at all, but using the Pokéball was SO fun to me and I stuck with it for about 80% of the game - the only time I didn't use it was if it was charging or if I was away from home. I did notice that it was easier to catch Pokémon without it since the Switch makes it much easier to aim, but for most Pokémon it worked really well. It was also super easy to set up and would connect to the Switch pretty much instantly each time I began playing. Besides the initial charge, I only needed to charge it once so the battery life on it was much better than I had expected it to be. C. Everything Feels New - Though this is a rehash of Pokémon Yellow, between the totally updated graphics and new style of play it felt like a new game with familiar faces. It was really nostalgic seeing some of the same enemies and the original 151 Pokémon, and refreshing to see the series stripped back to a certain degree. CONS - A. Too Easy - I feel like this is the most common complaint I've seen and I'd definitley have to agree. I'm by no means a battle expert... But I literally didn't lose a single battle. Not even to any Gym Leaders or the Elite Four. There's a thing that your pokemon will do where every so often they'll "tough it out" and retain 1 HP after being dealt a hit that would've otherwise made them faint and while it's nice in theory I felt that it happened WAY too often and swayed some battles in my favor when I should've lost. For most gyms and the E4 my Pokémon were consistently 5-10 levels below my challenger, it doesn't make sense to me that I won some of the battles I did. B. Too Short - I realize there are Master Trainers left to take on once you beat the main storyline, but I beat the main part of the game in around 25 hours. At the pricepoint I just wish that I was getting more playtime out of the main game. C. Pokémon GO Experience - Based on the title alone it's known that PLG ties in with PG, but I really wish they'd include more of a tutorial/explanation of how leveling up Pokémon works. In the typical games it's via battle and you can't have more than six Pokémon in your party, but in PLG it's totally different and relies heavily on the PG aspect of quantity over quality and sending the Pokémon you don't want/need to the professor. Your Pokémon gain experience with each wild Pokémon you catch, but the fact that you can send your spares to Oak in exchange for candy is never really explained. I haven't played PG in quite a while and was totally confused at first so I feel like for the few out there who never played PG period it'll be extremely confusing. An optional tutorial would've been a nice addition, but you kinda just have to fumble around in the beginning for a bit before the concept makes sense. Overall, I feel like this is such a great game and I can't wait to see where Pokémon goes from here. I'd say if you're on the fence about it to go ahead and go for it because it's honestly so much fun. There's enough of a plot/story to keep you invested, and it's relaxed enough that you can have a show going in the background while you grind through leveling up your Pokémon. I've been really happy with it overall!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If you liked Pokémon: Soulsilver...

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    Nico
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    ...you’re going to love Let’s Go. When they first announced Pokemon: Let’s Go, I was initially turned off as it was presented with the idea that leveling up would be fashioned after Pokémon GO; you capture Pokémon without actually fighting them. That said, I gave it a chance, and I’m very VERY glad I did. First, yes, capturing Pokémon a la Pokémon GO is a pretty good way to level your Pokémon as your team levels up together with every one that you catch. However, you find yourself battling other trainers in the in-game world more often than catching Pokémon; there’s just so many of them to fight. The feel of the game’s story seems a reboot of an earlier game, taking advantage of the modern gaming technology; a good move. I’m a little disappointed with the Team Rocket story arc, though. I felt like it could have been more involved. Overall, what sold this game to me was its personality, i.e. Eevee. your starter Pokémon who travels with you is a blessing and a curse as it is a perfect Pokémon; its stats are best in everything. This is great for helping you through the occasional tough battle, but I learned that Eevee is pretty much stronger than anything in the game as I was able to more or less solo every Gym leader, the Elite Four, and most of the legendary Pokémon with just Eevee herself. She also got access to moves that seemed far overpowered and felt as if they made Eevee just shy of invincible. That said, the game is not without its challenges. I suspect my experience was an exception and very much not the rule. My wife is playing and she tends to use a variety of Pokémon in her fights. Overall, Pokémon: Let’s GO is arguably one of the better, if not best, iterations of the franchise and definitely a solid RPG. I’d argue the game’s difficulty could be upped a notch or two and still be equally as fun and challenging.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly Great

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    EvD1
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    I've always been a fan of Pokemon, but lost a little interest when some of the Pokemon started to look a little less like Pokemon at about generation 5 and up minus a few from Pokemon X and Y. This game takes you back to the beginning when we all played Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow. This game has great 3D animation that shows the familiar Kanto Region in a new light which I think is pretty cool. I was skeptical about this game because of the leveling up system where only Trainer battles and catching Pokemon levels up your party, but it works and you get used to it. Catching Pokemon in the game is really fun. Battling is fun too, but the battles don't feel crazy accomplishing because you can really overpower your Eevee in this game. You can't evolve your Eevee into any of it's evolution forms, but if you want to have one of the Eevee-lutions, you can find some in the wild, and it will take some time. This game overall is purely fun and not much of a challenge like the first few Pokemon games, so if you're looking for a challenging Pokemon game I would recommend re-playing Gen 1 to Gen 4 over again if you need a fix. Would highly recommend getting this game if you have a Switch, or if you know someone that has one close to you this would be a great gift. I give it 5 stars because although it was easy, it was still a fun game and didn't disappoint.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for newcomers. Hit or miss for long fans

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    PigeonPalFury
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    This is a very simple introduction to the core Pokemon series. For beginners/new comers, the series' simplified mechanics for battling keeps the gameplay fast and straightforward. However, for long time fans this may be boring at time. Example: ground moves like dig can effect Pidgeots or Gengars again. This is due to lack of abilities like Levitate, protecting them from such physical moves. Traversing the world is a fun experience all around. It's even more enjoyable when you have Pokemon to ride. Leveling up is also a hit or miss experience. For the core story, there are plenty of trainers for you to get your team to level 60 to easily conquer the pokemon league. Once that is done: Catch. Catch. Catch. Trick here is stacking as many multipliers as possible when catching. This awards you with a lot of exp. The part of the game that suffers the most from this grind are the master trainers. You need Pokemon # level 70 and up from what I have encountered and there's a master trainer for most of the 150. I didn't find much of an incentive to take on that challenge Overall most of the game is fun and exceeded my expectations. I originally thought balancing would be a huge issue for the game but it's well rounded

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really content with the quality!

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    HBFG
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    Die-hard Pokemon fan, I grew up with the games and have always had a special place in my heart and life for the franchise. After seeing this release, but having not played any Pokemon games since Poke Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire for the 3DS (due to income and not having the systems) I was genuinely excited about this title release. Went into it with no real idea what the experience of the game was going to end up like, only knowing that the catching method was similar to Pokemon Go... I was lightly hesitant that since it was a Switch release it would be toned down quite a bit from the regular release titles... That wasn't ENTIRELY the case and I was pretty happy with how the game wound up playing. The experience is every so lightly toned down from the 3DS games- with catching being non-battle induced, catching being more in-line with Pokemon Go, Pokemon having not abilities, and the presence of HMs having been removed. But, the game was still really enjoyable. And as someone who didn't play Red/Blue/etc on the GBA it was really neat to get to experience the general story outline on the Switch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pokemon Yellow + Pokemon GO

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    ThatGuySaid
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    If I had to explain to previous Pokemon fans what this game is like in one sentence, it'd be this; "This is Pokemon Yellow with Pokemon GO catch mechanics and a lot less grinding." While that sums up majority of the game, there are also new mechanics they've added and changed around. There's a 2-player mode, which means you have a 2v1 pokemon battle in your adventures. And additionally, you're allowed to have multiple saves, since it's bound logged in Nintendo Switch user, rather than saved on cartridge. Smaller things that core pokemon players might be concerned about; HMs are no longer in game, and TMs are infinite use. Encounters are no longer random, and you can see whether or not if a wild pokemon is Shiny before engaging. EV training is replaced with PoGO candy mechanics. Additionally you'll see some minor additions from more recent Pokemon games as well in this. Such as alolan pokemons from Gen7, and mega stones from Gen6. But there is no pokemon breeding at the daycare center, and it does not allow you to trade into the core series nor pokemon bank.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Remaster

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    Alex
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    I told myself I wasn't going to get this game, but once it came out, I immediately drove to the store to pick it up. I, like many others, have a soft spot for Gen 1, so I had to see the graphical changes made from handheld to console and it is absolutely wonderful. 3D models of all original 151 Pokemon look great. The Pokemon GO mechanic is a nice add to Let's Go. Basically safari zone, chucking balls at Mon's trying to capture them. Sure, battles with wild Pokemon are stripped, but it seems less time consuming now. Also, there were plenty of trainer battles along the journey. Seeing Pokemon in the overworld instead of random encounters is fantastic. I can finally breeze through a cave without Zubats all up in my face. YMMV of course, since there are times where they can clutter and trap players. CGI scenes and some bonus content added to the story are nice surprises. Pikachu and Eevee couldn't be any cuter. I really hope we get Gold/Silver/Crystal Let's Go versions in the future!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pokemon let's go

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    Gintoki
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    The game is okay. It is basically a remake from Pokemon yellow version. I am currently about to fight the last gym leader. I just wish the game had an option to turn on wild battles and to turn off the experience gain for my team. I know I am nagging abit, but when every Pokemon is at the same level it makes the game be on super easy mode. When I played Pokemon yellow a long time ago, my team was different levels. Lol. Usually for me the lowest Pokemon was the one I had to count on for my league battles. It was a little stressful/exhilarating, but when I won the battle it felt like I overcame a mountain. It is a little strange that my rival gives me items to help me. :/ But overall don't let this old timer ruin your fun. The game is a good game especially if you played Pokemon Go one your phone. I didn't really play it, but I may play it to see the different ways the Pokemon follow behind me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I enjoy Pokemon, but I hate the gameplay style

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    Shiboxull
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    I am not an avid game player, but I am trying to get into video games, given that I've graduated from college and I have "more" time to spare than I would like. I usually would occupy my time with books and academic research, but I decided to take up video games, given that I've saturated and exhausted all the films that I'm favorable of. As for the video game style, I would say that there is astronomical potential for the Pokemon series, given that the Pokemon franchise is one of the most popular and iconic of all cartoon franchises. I hope that they can surpass the generic gameplay style that has been standard for God knows how long... beginning of video games. There definitely needs to be something else. At least a better experience, because this style of video gameplay, is completely slavery.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Basically a remake of Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow

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    whatyouwere
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    So this game is essentially a 3-D remake of Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow from the Gameboy, but in a good way! You can choose which Pokémon you want to follow your character (all Pokémon have their own sprites in game), there are no more random battles (you see all Pokémon in the field and when you run into one you just throw a pokeball at it to catch it. All of the combat is only against other trainers), and all of the old routes and tricks you remember from the old game are still viable! One star removed because I honestly wish they advertised this game as a remake of Red/Blue/Yellow instead of trying to capitalize on the “Pokémon Go” craze (there is transfer functionality from this game to Pokémon Go if you so choose, by the way.) If you love the old games but want them in a new coat of paint and maybe a tad easier to explore the world with, don’t miss this!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I LOVE THIS GAME! My fav Pokémon Series Redone...

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    BestGuy
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    My favorite pokemon Series were the original games (Blue, Red, & Yellow version) Resurected via the Pokemon Let’s Go series, Enhancing the picture quality and adding a more 3D approach gaming expierience! JUST ENOUGH to please the NEW crowd, BUT old school enough to please THE FAITHFUL OLDER FANS (Like me)! PS: NINTENDO, please DON’T CUT BATTLES MORE THAN YOU HAVE ALREADY WITH THE WILD POKEMON. I UNDERSTAND THAT IT WAS TO SAVE THE HASSLE OF CATCHING POKEMON, BUT THAT WAS ACTUALLY HALF THE CHALLENGE, AND A PRETTY FUN EXPERIENCE IN MY OPINION! Now it’s a little TOO EASY... Yes even for the younger fans... Anyways, Thanks. And instead of teaching the SECRET TECHNIQUES TO THE TRAINER TEACH THEM STRAIGHT TO THE POKEMON, otherwise that brings up a whole unexplored realm of questions such as... WHEN HAVE THE HUMANS EVER HAD SUPER POWERS or SUPER ABILITIES IN THE POKEMON WORLD??? Lol

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    great place for newcomers; Vets not so much

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    Bryan
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    This game ha great for those who have never played a pokemon game. It's easy to get into. It's kinda a remake of pokemon yellow but with changes. For long time players, this is most likely a skip. Pros Graphics look amazing Music is great The ability to have a pokemon follow you at all times is awesome No more HMs Can connect with pokemon go Co op mode Cons Game is too easy. Don't have to switch pokemon, mostly rely in ur starter No abilities Capture mechanic is just throwing pokeballs, no battling wild pokemon Set up for double battles that is almost never used. For kids and newcomers this a good start to get into the pokemon world. For long time players, this won't satisfied you unless you're feeling nostalgic. it's an ok hold up until pokemon sword and shield.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun game for new players

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    Lilo
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    I played Pokémon Yellow when I was a kid and I’ve been playing Pokémon ever since. This game took me back, but isn’t quite what I was expecting. Let’s Go Eevee is too easy for someone like me (a 20 year old adult, haha). I think that the younger generation or newcomers to the Pokémon franchise might have a more fun time with this game than I’m having. That being said, I’ve only invested 20 hours and received only 3 of the 8 gym badges so I still have a long ways to go before fully deciding if it was a ‘worth it’ purchase or not. Overall, if you’re an avid Pokémon fan and looking for a game to unwind and relax with, this is it; you won’t get frustrated like other games from the series. If you’re looking for a challenge, wait until next year for the next “real” Pokémon installment. If you’re a kid or you’re planning on buying this game for someone under the age of 15 they’ll probably enjoy it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy-going, yet enjoyable, Pokemon game

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    Cedric
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    I had my doubts about this game, because going into it, I knew it wasn’t going to keep a lot of the same aspects of a typical Pokémon game. It will feel very different from what day-one Pokemon gamers are used to because of the catching and training mechanism, but it’s similar enough that you will still grow attached to your team, if you actually take the time to build it. That said, there are no caps/limits to your Pokemon’s stats, so you can get away with having oddball picks—I beat the game with a Farfetch’d! Kanto looks beautiful on the Switch’s graphics capabilities and this made me that much more excited for what’s to come for the next generation of Pokémon games. I am only giving it 4 stars because your Pokémon’s moves are very very limited in comparison to classic Pokémon games as of late and abilities don’t exist.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nostalgic fun for old and new fans alike!

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    Rick
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    I grew up with Pokemon, and being able to revisit Pokemon Yellow with such fun graphics and gameplay made this a must-buy for me. The catching mechanic is styled after the massively popular Pokemon Go mobile game and "simplified", which means this game will attract a lot of newcomers to the Pokemon franchise. But there is sufficient depth in terms of IVs (individual values) and the new AV mechanic (awakening values) that will give advanced gamers a lot of gameplay value. Not to mention you can get shiny pokemon, Alolan pokemon, and even shiny Alolan pokemon! Oh, and don't forget about the mega evolutions as well. Game Freak (the developer; this is technically a third-party game) did a great job with linking the Pokemon GO mobile game to the Pokemon Let's Go Nintendo Switch game. Now excuse me as I *SIT ON TOP OF* my Charizard and fly it into the Kanto sunset!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product; great service

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    ckfk
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    The product: I got what I was looking for. I read through reviews, user feedback, watched youtube videos of gameplay. It all matched up. The mechanics of the game and updated visuals (from the Nintendo Game Boy days) are legit. A review summed it up best: if you're looking for a nostalgic walk down Pokemon lane with less grinding (continuous, monotonous in-game tasks to move the story forward), this is it. The service: I bought this for an in-store pick-up. It was ready within 5-10 minutes. Notifications are sent by email and SMS (which you can opt out of). In and out - and the service was awesome (the folks who worked the desk are super friendly and sport relevant knowledge about the product you're buying vs. standard customer service greetings). Great job, BB. Keep it up and I'll keep coming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great reminisca-package

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    Alucard
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    I love pokemon, and this is very similar to Pokemon Yellow I think, so one of the original ones on the gameboy. The adventure is great, I enjoy the characters, I love capturing pokemon, and my little eevee companion is absolutely adorable. You even get to dress Eevee and pet him/her! The only thing about the game that I would change is you only battle trainers, so when you find other pokemon in the wild, you just capture them using pokeballs for experience, rather than battle them for experience. So I like the idea of not attacking random pokemon to make your's stronger, but it also feels less authentic in a way to just go about capturing 100 pidgeys to level up! Of course, the game isn't too challenging, so I don't have many areas where I really need to level up. So overall, great game, I'm very happy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I love pokemon

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    Tricky
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    Before I start the review I have a couple of points to make. One im a beginner in terms of pokemon adventure games. Two, this game was stated at the start to be for beginners and introduce new people to pokemon. That said, this game is fantastic, a dream come true for me. I have a bad neck so handhelds were out. So I always wish that a pokemon adventure game would come out on a console. Finally its here. So this game is a re-imagining of pokemon yellow. I love the fact that you start out with eevee which was one of my favorite pokemon. Two things that I dont like which made me deduct a star are 1) You cant battle wild pokemon, you can only try to capture it and hope for the best. 2) you have to use a joy con, cant use the pro controller. Cant wait to built my collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cute and Fun!

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    Techy
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    This game hits the nostalgia buttons for me but adds new story segments and paths as you traverse Kanto in a beautiful HD look! There's callbacks to the original RBY and the anime for the fans of who started out in that generation so be on the lookout! Eevee is just teeth-rotting cute, it should be crime! Even though it has the Pokemon GO mechanics of flinging the Pokeball with motion controls, you don't really need to use them. I play the game in Handheld Mode and for me, it's better and still captures the portability Pokemon maintained throughout the 20 years. This is definitely an awesome game for those who want to get into the series and those who got into the series back then! Would most definitely recommend for upcoming Pokemon Masters!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Pokémon game!

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    Greg
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    Love the new HD Pokémon game! Has great new features like interacting with Eevee and maintaining a relationship with Eevee. Graphics are great. I know it’s a re-work of the first one so I know they can’t change the kind of outdated setting too much, but it could have used a little more of a creative touch with environments. Areas can appear a bit bland compared to past Pokémon games on 3Ds. Also trading menu at Pokecenter isn’t in this one. Almost seems like a downer because it makes trading random instead. Other than that, the game is super fun and a great first HD edition of a Pokémon game to the switch. Eevee is the best and I’m glad they chose it as one of the main companions other than Pikachu.

    I would recommend this to a friend