Nintendo & The Pokémon Company posted a new trailer today revealing 3 more big details about their upcoming Pokémon: Let’s Go games. In the video, we get a sneak peek of Vermilion City, experience a brief encounter with Team Rocket, and learn about a Mega Evolution that could be a big advantage for players when battling in a gym.
One of the many Kanto region locations that can be explored is the Vermilion City. Here, players can peruse the town, go aboard a luxury cruise liner called the S. S. Anne and battle against the city’s Gym Leader, Lt. Surge (aka The Lightning Lieutenant), who’s an expert with electric Pokémon.
The game wouldn’t be the same without an appearance from the “nefarious” Team Rocket. Although players will go against “Team Rocket Grunts” a good deal of the time, they’ll also have the occasional run-in with the infamous Jessie and James.
A strategic move that players will be able to use once during each battle is the Mega Evolve. This is a temporary unleashing of energy that can only be achieved if the Trainer possesses a Key Stone, a Mega Stone specific to that Pokémon, and has a strong bond with that monster.
The first 3 Pokémon that will be available to Mega Evolve will be Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise.
When a Venusaur becomes a Mega Venusaur, its flower will grow bigger and its legs thicker. Its defense and Sp. Def will greatly increase allowing it to combat virtually any attack thrown its way.
The Charizard Mega Evolve will have 2 possibilities.
Mega Charizard X will have a black body and spew blue flames. His type will also change from Fire/Flying to Fire/Dragon.
Mega Charizard Y will retain his orange coloring and have sharper horns, a longer tail, and larger wings. He’ll be able to fly extremely fast.
The Mega Evolve Blastoise will go from two water canons to one big one, which will allow for extra powerful blasts. Its Sp. Atk will also increase giving him the ability to be more aggressive in battle.
These are exciting reveals coming a whole 3 months prior to the release of the Pokémon: Let’s Go games. Previously, the companies let fans know that bonding between a Trainer and his buddy will be a part of the games along with customization of hairstyles and clothing so that Trainers and their buddies can match.
If you’re wondering about the differences in the Pikachu and Eevee iterations (besides having a different buddy), both will have the same storyline but will vary in which Pokémon players will find in the wild.
You can watch today’s reveal trailer on the official Pokemon YouTube channel.
Want even more insight into Pokémon: Let’s Go? Check out our “close-up look” article where we cover the basic features, functions, and showcase in-game screenshots.
Source: Nintendo, The Pokémon Company