Three New Pokemon Titles Announced, Releasing This Year for Nintendo Switch and Mobile

It's time to get excited, Trainers. 


Today, during a special press conference held in Tokyo, Japan, Game Freak's Junichi Masuda and Tsunekazu Ishihara of The Pokemon Company were on hand to announce not one, but three new Pokemon titles across Nintendo Switch and smartphones.

One of them in particular was Pokemon Quest, which is coming to Nintendo Switch and smartphones. This free-to-start adventure will find you scouring the island for different Pokemon to capture, and customizing them to your liking as you make your way through the world. Surprise! It's also availalble to download on Nintendo Switch right now and will be coming to mobile devices at a later date. 

Additionally, a new 3D Pokemon title with some truly adorable graphics was announced as Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! on the Nintendo Switch, poised for a November 16 release. There's also a special Poke Ball peripheral in use in tandem with the game that lets you throw and capture Pokemon with, which admittedly looks pretty awesome. 

Interestingly, the new Poke Ball peripheral Poke Ball Plus, will let you control the game in place of a Joy-Con if you're so inclined, which is certainly a cool development.

But that wasn't all, as a new core RPG was announced that should be setting down in the second half of 2019. It wasn't given much time during the presentation, but it's coming down the pipeline to please Pokemon fans who have been waiting around for this very announcement for some time. 

It's certainly a fantastic day for eager Pokemon fans, that's for sure. We'll be sure to keep you updated as more information ekes out about the newest entries in the series, because, look -- we're just as excited as you are. 

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From The Chatty
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      May 29, 2018 6:20 PM

      I am excite!

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      May 29, 2018 6:20 PM

      damn we need someone to stream this from japan

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      May 29, 2018 6:38 PM

      2 player coop seems cool. that $50 pokeball controller tho

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      May 29, 2018 6:54 PM

      ok im assuming the 3rd pokemon game for 2h 2019 is generation8

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      May 29, 2018 7:00 PM

      I guess Pokemon Quest is available now on Switch eShop? Looks like a mobile game.

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        May 29, 2018 7:40 PM

        It is a mobile game, it's launching on phones later on.

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      May 29, 2018 7:58 PM

      Slightly confused. Will the new core rpg one have like the same engine and stuff? Or is it totally different.

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      May 29, 2018 8:17 PM

      Shockingly, I've never played a Pokemon game. I didn't get in on Go either. I figure the time has come so... which of these do I want?

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        May 29, 2018 8:32 PM

        Pikachu or Eevee?

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          May 29, 2018 8:37 PM

          Those are The Pokemon JRPG Experience? What this thing coming out next year then?

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            May 29, 2018 9:30 PM

            Next year is a brand new JRPG, Pikachu/Eevee seems to be a remake of Pokemon Yellow

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              May 29, 2018 9:36 PM

              How does that compare? I'm really kind of ignorant on Pokestuff beyond the larger overtures. Shame and all that.

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                May 30, 2018 6:42 AM

                Pikachu eevee will be a good starting point. It’s a remake of yellow, which was an updated blue / red (the first games in the series) and has the original gen 1 Pokémon. Gen 1 Pokémon were some of the best ones

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      May 29, 2018 8:18 PM

      That new game looks pretty neat. Only reason I stopped playing Go in the first place was because there were hardly any stops near me. I actually considered playing a hacked version of the game at one point lol.

      I'm probably gonna get the Eevee version; I heard there's supposed to be a new eeveelution in this game too.

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        May 30, 2018 6:49 AM

        PM me some pictures of stuff (churches, post office, public art, etc) with GPS coordinates of where they are, near you, and I'll submit them as Ingress portals, which are still making it through as pokestops.

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        May 30, 2018 7:31 AM

        The starter Pokémon can’t evolve, but you can catch more pikachus and eevees to evolve later.

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          May 30, 2018 7:33 AM

          Aw man, I was hoping to put hats on an Espeon.

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            May 30, 2018 11:11 AM

            I don’t think espeon was gen 1? Just jolteon, vaporeon and flareon.

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              May 30, 2018 11:31 AM

              Oh shit I didn't even think of that. I'd have been okay with dressing up a vaporeon though.

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