Percentile Rank

Pokémon: Let's Go is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 124 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

82%

Critics Recommend

Based on 124 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Nov 13, 2018

Pok'mon's Switch debut deftly toes the line between returning fans and all-new ones, with a few small wobbles along the way.

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GameXplain
Liked
GameXplain

Top Critic

Liked
Nov 13, 2018
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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 13, 2018

Pokémon: Let’s Go! is a charming, imperfect transition to the big screen

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Kotaku
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 13, 2018

Let’s Go tugged at my heartstrings all the more because of my nostalgia, of course. I found myself awash with memories of my childhood as I played.

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Stevivor
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 14, 2018

Those who’ve played Nintendo’s original Pokémon game(s) will find Let’s Go very familiar, from maps, to the original 151 Kanto Pokémon and even story beats.

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GamesBeat
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 13, 2018

Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu is another good example of Nintendo doing what it both excels and fails at: pairing fun gameplay while introducing a new mechanic.

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VG247
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 16, 2018

What’s surprised me most about reviewing it is that I hadn’t fully made peace with that fact and yet I loved this game anyway – something that’s arguably a testament to how well it executes on its vision.

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The Jimquisition
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 18, 2018
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Fanatix Four
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 20, 2018
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Nintendojo
A-
A-
Dec 4, 2018

As a longtime fan of the franchise, I couldn’t help but find myself grinning from ear-to-ear. Whether you’re a longtimer like myself, a lapsed fan that came back with Pokémon Go or a newcomer, there’s something for everyone in Pokémon: Let’s Go.

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GameCloud
Yes
Yes
Nov 23, 2018

Pokémon Let’s Go has been designed with some clear key phrases in mind: “streamlined gameplay,” “capture focused,” and “primarily TV-based.” It nails these points precisely but takes little time to consider any needs outside of them. What this has resulted in is a game that I feel would be an excellent point for a casual gamer to enter into the series and have a blast, or to introduce a young gamer into the world of Pokémon. However, it offers the more experienced gamer little more than some nostalgia, and such gamers may be better off holding on for a hopefully more challenging experience with the new core game next year.

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neXGam
Unscored
Unscored
Dec 18, 2018

Despite skepticism, fans of the first hour should take a look at the spin-off, because the world of Kanto is and still is the best Pokemon world!

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Ars Technica
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 16, 2018

Anybody who's tired of the games' ancient Kanto region may struggle to feel the same jolt I did, and that's fair. But PLG's brilliant tweaks on the age-old formula are so good that I hope they find their way to the next "true" generation release—and I might be sweet enough on Pokémon by then to play that game, too.

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GameByte
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 27, 2018

Pokémon Let’s Go is a fun game that paves the way for a more complex main series Pokémon title in the future.

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Unboxholics
Worth your time
Worth your time
Dec 3, 2018

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! bring a lot of fresh ideas to the table, showing that Game Freak dosent intend to stay stand still once again on a product that by its very nature will always have a very big and fanatical audience.

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Scored Reviews

SwitchRPG
Nov 27, 2018

Game Freak and Nintendo have made it clear that Pokémon: Let’s Go is not a replacement for the core RPG experience coming in 2019, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t appeal to series veterans at the same time. It is true that the exclusion of random encounters and wild Pokémon battles (among other things) is weird and makes the game a whole lot easier. However, Let’s Go still manages to exude that Pokémon essence we all know and love despite the changes. Being able to experience the wilderness of Kanto on a TV for the first time is wonderful, and the option to play with even the least experienced player out there definitely has its perks. Pokémon: Let’s Go has the potential to scratch that catch-em-all itch for a while, although hardcore challenge seekers will really have to get creative with self-limitations in order to maintain any true level of difficulty before reaching post-game. But if we’re being honest, isn’t the most difficult part of any Generation I-esque game getting Mew out from under that blasted truck near the S.S. Anne?

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DVS Gaming
10 / 10
10 / 10
Nov 23, 2018

I personally feel like Let’s Go Eevee is the best Pokemon game I’ve played. I really do. There are so many little fixes, such as being able to see wild Pokemon, that I hope to continue into future games. As for me, I give this game a solid nine and a half Pikachus out of ten. Seriously, why haven’t you bought it yet? Go, now!

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GameSpace
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jun 13, 2018

Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee are the newest things to hit the Switch, and just in time for the holidays. A lot of people theorized that it would be a terrible cash grab similar to Pokemon Go, but I have found my childhood again. Pikachu Yellow was my favorite version of the games and Let's Go Pikachu is one game I will be playing for hours on end. It is a great installment into the Pokemon World, and makes me excited for the Switch's next big installment of the series.

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NintendoWorldReport
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2018

I'm the guy who complained that Final Fantasy Origins went too far by showing the equipment strength values. Even an old guy like me who was the target age demographic when Pokémon made its debut can admit that Let's Go does an exemplary job of implementing modern improvements while still maintaining its strong sense of nostalgia. Up until this point, Pokémon Yellow has perhaps been my favorite of the franchise, but now I'm not sure I'll need to search my house for batteries anymore.

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Echo Boomer
9 / 10
9 / 10
Nov 28, 2018

Pokémon: Let’s Go is an absolute delight. It may not be the next big step in the franchise, but it’s the perfect remake that the fans would hope for, with easy to play mechanics, a charming aesthetic and all the nostalgia. A surprisingly solid game that can be played by everyone until we catch them all.

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Niche Gamer
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2018

I may have tiny gripes here and there, but all in all, I really enjoyed my time with Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! and was pleasantly surprised by how well this re-imagined vision of the Kanto works. I can’t wait to see how the next main games in the franchise come out.

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Press Start
9 / 10
9 / 10
Nov 14, 2018

Pokemon Let's GO ushers in a brand new era for the Pokemon brand and I couldn't think of a better way for the core franchise to makes its debut on the Nintendo Switch. The game's mechanics perfectly rides the wave of success of the Pokemon GO phenomenon. Some core fans will be disappointed and that's completely fine, but the direction of Let's GO Pokemon is clear and it succeeds in its mission to provide a simple, yet addictive Pokemon game that can be enjoyable for all gamers. It's Pokemon at its addictive best and the only option is to set out and Catch 'Em All.

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GamesRadar+
Nov 13, 2018

Pokemon Let's Go is a superb surprise, a fully-fledged Pokemon RPG with interactivity that brings the series to life in a way that's never been done before.

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Paste Magazine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2018

The game has completely taken over my life the past few weeks and, honestly, I'm fine with that.

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Cultured Vultures
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2018

For veteran players, just experiencing the original games one more time in a brand new way is enough to put a smile on your face and reawakening that inner child. Playing along with a newcomer or first-timer makes it even more inviting and enjoyable, reminding you why you fell with love with Pocket Monsters in the first place.

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Digitally Downloaded
Nov 15, 2018

Nintendo and Game Freak have managed something quite special with Pokémon: Let's Go.

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The Digital Fix
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2018

A refreshing new entry in the Pokémon series that serves as an entry point for new players, and offers up some interesting new challenges for veterans. Don't sleep on this just because it is different.

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Cheat Code Central
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Nov 21, 2018

Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! is a powerful example of what Pokemon can and should be like on a console, and I’d love to see the best elements of this title get rolled into the next evolution of the series.

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The Outerhaven Productions
Dec 10, 2018

For a proof of concept title, Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee execute wonderfully.

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Digital Trends
Nov 19, 2018

Pokémon: Let's Go is a streamlined, marvelous reimagining of Pokémon Yellow with mostly welcome improvements.

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2018

This may not be the brand new adventure we’re all waiting for, but it’s a nice stopgap for those wanting to scratch that itch.

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Screen Rant
Nov 18, 2018

Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! are triumphs of the modern age of Pokemon.

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GameSkinny
Nov 19, 2018

Pokemon Let's GO, Pikachu and Eevee might not be what fans were waiting for, but it's an excellent, well-balanced Pokemon adventure nontheless.

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Twinfinite
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Nov 20, 2018

Even now, looking at the Kanto region on Switch still leaves me in awe at how far the series has come. We'd always known that Game Freak had created a world that was truly special when the original games first released on the Game Boy, and that vision's finally been brought to life with Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee.

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GamingBolt
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2018

Pokemon weaponizes nostalgia and embraces change in one potent package that delivers the series' best outing in years.

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CGMagazine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2018

Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee is the genesis of a new beginning for the Pokémon series, giving players of both the traditional handheld games and newcomers alike, or fans of Niantic’s Pokémon Go, the best of both worlds.

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Hobby Consolas
89 / 100
89 / 100
Nov 13, 2018

Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! are a clear example that it's possible to reinvent yourself modifying the essence with novelties such as the direct capture of wild Pokémon, even improve it, offering a much more accessible game experience capable of satisfying new and veterans players.

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Wccftech
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2018

My nostalgia for this series is strong and could've destroyed the fun I had with Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee, but instead galvanised it. This is the classic original generation of Pokémon, but it looks better, plays better, and feels incredibly refreshing. Pokémon on Nintendo Switch isn't just a Pokémon GO companion piece, it's a fantastic RPG in its own right, and with any luck, will spawn its own series of Pokémon games for the future. A great Pokémon game for veterans and newcomers. Now if you'll excuse me, I have a Pokédex to complete.

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Areajugones
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2018

In spite of the fact that the expectations weren't high after the first trailers, Pokémon: Let's Go is able to result, not only a really good remake of Pokémon Red/Green, but the biggest step forward in the franchise. Definitely one of the biggest and greatest surprises of 2018!

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Electric Bento
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Dec 19, 2018

Pokemon Let’s Go is a classic Pokemon experience with a good influx of modern mechanics.

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GotGame
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2018

Hardcore fans might feel that this game is too casual, but the general audience will be floored by the revamping of the Kanto region and the inclusion of new mechanics.

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Hynerd.it
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2018

Even if this Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee doesn’t introduce anything new (like a new storyline and pokémons), there are few improvements (especially in the gameplay) that shows the potential of a great future for the new Pokemon, coming in 2019. Hopefully we’ll see a new monster generation this time! So, I suggest you this game for Nintendo Switch, both if you’re experienced Pokemon trainers (you’ll enjoy all the easter eggs related to old Pokemon games and to the Anime) and if you’re gonna play a Pokemon game for the first time.

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Critical Hit
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2018

For over twenty years, Pokémon has been a source of joy and adoration. If Pokémon Let's Go is an indication of where the franchise is headed in the future, it's easily going to enjoy another two decades of love from a whole new generation of fans.

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EGM
8.5 / 10.0
Emma Schaefer

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2018

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! may be a remake of the oldest Pokémon games in the series, but it shakes up the standard Pokémon formula more than any of the main games since. With a catching system reminiscent of Pokémon Go, an adorable Eevee or Pikachu partner, multiplayer, and gorgeous graphics, the Let’s Go games have something to offer for every Pokémon fan, though the game’s changes may be just different enough to throw off the nostalgia for returning players.

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Expansive
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2018

Pokemon Let’s Go is enchanting, refreshing and delightful. A few design choices and slight concerns aside, this is one of the easiest recommendations I’ve made this year.

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GamePro
85 / 100
85 / 100
Nov 13, 2018

Pokémon: Let's Go is a game for the heart, not for the head. However, the Pokémon feeling is transported unbeatably well.

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GameLuster
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2019

Despite the game’s flaws, I had a great time with Pokémon Let’s Go. The atmosphere was charming and inviting, and the details created a fun visual experience. The new capture method was engaging, and made no two encounters the same. This game is the perfect way to ease Pokémon GO players into the console Pokémon games, and offers challenges to old and new players alike.

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Game Informer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2018

A fun stroll down memory lane for hardcore fans, and a strong entry point to the series for newcomers

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Oyungezer Online
8.5 / 10.0
Oyungezer Online
Ege Sağın

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2018

A simple but amazing experience. Hard to describe the joy of catching a shiny pokemon.

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SwitchWatch
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2018
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Pure Nintendo
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 1, 2019

Overall, Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee achieve what they set out to in the beginning. They bring series' veterans back into the fold while also making it easy for newcomers to see what the ‘core' RPG games have been about all these years. The catching mechanic turned out to be a welcome change and it turns out I actually want more to change with the formula as a result. Here's to more Pokémon in 2019 and hopefully there's some fresh new ideas in store.

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Atomix
84 / 100
84 / 100
Nov 19, 2018

Although there was fear of how Pokémon Go mechanics could fit in the gameplay scheme of both títles, Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! are two fantastic remakes that show how even a well consilidated formula can still adapt to new ideas. Also its a guaranteed travel through time, specially for those who enjoyed Pokémon Red, Blue or Yellow versions when kids (or teens).

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IGN
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2018

Powerful friends and new mechanics make for a delightful return to the Kanto region in Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Eevee.

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COGconnected
83 / 100
83 / 100
Nov 13, 2018

Whether it’s your first time or fortieth, Pokemon Let’s Go, Pikachu and Eevee are a trip to Kanto you won’t want to miss.

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GBAtemp
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2018

Pokemon Let's Go Eevee and Pikachu are fine additions to the series, albeit different to what we're used to seeing. Presenting a more casual and relaxed environment to stroll through and appreciate, it offer a new Kanto. One of exploration, one of cooperation, and one of catching them all. It isn't without its faults, but as a way to bridge the gap between mobile and main series, it succeeds brilliantly.

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Gamersky
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2018

Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu/Let's Go, Eevee is fun to play. It has much new design comes from Pokemon Go, which is quite suitable to traditional Pokemon series. The partner pokemon system is adorable, and can attract many casual gamers. However, comparing to the prequels, LGPE lacks many basic functions such as new pokemons and new moves. The complete version of Pokemon on NS still needs to be waited until next year.

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PowerUp!
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2018

Pokémon Let’s GO is a modernised version of the original Pokémon we know and love.

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Merlin'in Kazanı
81 / 100
Merlin'in Kazanı

Top Critic

81 / 100
Nov 21, 2018

Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu! is a great remake of Pokemon Yellow. All Pokemon lovers or new starters must give a chance this game of Game Freak.

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Cerealkillerz
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2018

Pokèmon Let`s Go is a well-made offspring to the series and stays most of his time true tot he core-mechanics, but also reduces them with a very low difficulty and limited possibilities. Fans of the series, little and young players but also families should definitely give the trip to the Kanto Region a try.

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Video Chums
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2018

Pokemon: Let's Go offers a new and exciting adventure while the Poke Ball Plus controller is one of the coolest devices that I've played with in a long time.

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Daily Star
Nov 16, 2018

A stripped back hit of nostalgia ideal for Pokemon Go aficionados

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 13, 2018

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! are beautiful reimaginings of a video game classic, updating a 20-year-old game in ways which make it infinitely more accessible and user-friendly for a modern audience, while keeping the magic first discovered all those years ago. On the downside, the newly-introduced motion control mechanic is fun but flawed, forcing us to shift from one play style to another to get the best experience, and while efforts have been made to bring the game up to the standard of more recent entries when it comes to depth and complexity, hardcore fans may consider the whole experience too much of a cakewalk. Still, the game does a superb job of striking a balance between being an easy route of entry for newcomers to the series and offering just enough post-game challenge and competitive play elements (and nostalgia, of course) to please series veterans; as a result, these new titles really do offer something for everyone, which can't always be said of the mainline Pokémon entries. They might not be an absolute masterpiece, but we'd urge any Poké-fans out there to give these ones a go – if a Let's Go Johto sequel is on the cards, we'll happily be there waiting in line.

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Gameplanet
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2018

Pokémon: Let's Go is a fun, light nostalgia trip for long time players, and an easy on-ramp into the Pokémon console games for new players. Its greatest feat is presenting a stunning graphical style and approach which wonderfully blends players desire for 3D Pokémon games with the core tenets of the franchise – setting high expectations for the Generation Eight debut on the Switch next year.

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Saudi Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Nov 22, 2018

Pokemon: Let's Go stands out by mixing traditional Pokemon elements with modern touches that made it accessible for everyone to venture into the magical world of Pokemon.

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PCMag
Nov 13, 2018

Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Let's Go, Eevee finally bring full, main-series Pokemon titles to Nintendo Switch in the form of modernized and fairly simple remakes of Pokemon Yellow.

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Everyeye.it
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2018

It should not be denied that the diptych can be a very good entry point for novices, a modern bridge that allows it to move from Pokémon GO to a "more videogame" experience without getting lost in the network of technicalities proposed by the recent RPG episodes

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Daily Mirror
Daily Mirror
Matthew Osborn

Top Critic

Nov 13, 2018

There is a lot to do in the game even when you beat all the gyms and will take you by surprise if you expected it to be a watered down version of the Pokemon Games, but they have really created a game for all players. The Gen 1 only thing is a slight niggle in the side, but is easily let it go considering how well the game performs overall.

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Pause Resume
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nov 19, 2018

Pokemon Let’s Go is a fun, relaxing RPG dripping with nostalgia. It’s perfect to drop in and out of and a great entry point for both new and old players, providing a well-balanced and enjoyable Pokemon game.

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TrustedReviews
Nov 13, 2018

Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee and Let's Go, Pikachu are a great duo of titles that blend the iconic pocket monster RPG with ample innovations from its mobile counterpart.

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SmashPad
Nov 16, 2018

Pokémon Let’s Go is as deep as Pokémon games come.

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Daily Dot
Nov 21, 2018

The first Pokémon RPG to hit Nintendo’s latest console might not be everything that fans want, but it still delights.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Nov 19, 2018

While it may not be the newest interpretation of Pokémon for longtime fans, Let's Go offers a unique and welcome experience as the first console title for the main series.

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GamingTrend
80 / 100
80 / 100
Nov 26, 2018

Pokémon Let's Go is a curious game which bucks the established trends of mainline Pokémon titles. The series' signature, turn-based combat takes a backseat to the experience of simply existing in the world of Pokémon, capturing Kanto's ‘mons with brand-new, well-executed capturing mechanics. This game lacks many of the “hardcore” features that scores of fans, myself included, have come to expect from a new title. However, in the wake of these features is a Pokémon experience that engaged me in a manner unlike any title in the series' past.

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LevelUp
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2018

After Pokémon GO massive success, Game Freak tried to bring some of its core mechanics to the mainline series with Pokémon: Let's Go! As a result, we have a new fresh take on the series that does a lot of things right, but also lacks in others, especially the postgame.

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 13, 2018

Far from a simple 3D "remodelization" for a more powerful, yet still portable home system, Pok'mon : Let's Go not only refreshes the series' very first adventure, but also reflects the long journey since then, by wisely integrating evolutions such as Pokemon Go's capture system or partners in order to improve the modernity, accessibility and conviviality of the formula. A fantastic way to (re)start Pok'mon, and a glorious conclusion for Junichi Masuda as director.

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Guardian
Nov 20, 2018

With the gameplay of Pokémon Go, this bright and beautiful update welcomes a new generation of trainers to a world of wholesome fun

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Forbes
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2018

Overall, Pokémon: Let’s Go is definitely something fans of Pokémon will have fun with and will also be familiar to newer players who have enjoyed Pokémon GO. However, don’t be fooled by the sweet looking presentation, as there is a solid challenge to be had here.

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RPG Site
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 27, 2018

While I definitely don't want to see everything it changes brought over to Generation VIII, Let's Go acts as a refreshing change of pace for bother newcomers and longtime fans of the series.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

8 / 10
Nov 13, 2018

The perfect introduction to ‘proper' Pokémon games for GO players but also an enjoyably nostalgic remake for existing pokéfans.

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Tech Advisor
Nov 19, 2018

Pokémon veterans will find a slighter, shallower experience than they're used to, and for them Let's Go will mostly be a curio and a tease of the franchise's future. But for the rest of us this is a friendly way to return to Kanto, stripping away the layers of fuss and features that have calcified over years of sequels to get back to the core of the Pokémon experience: exploring, battling, and catching 'em all.

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Just Push Start
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Nov 29, 2018

Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Let's Go, Eevee is the console game Pokemon fans have been asking for. While it might have limited hardcore appeal, it's still a great experience for anyone looking to experience some of the first great moments in the series.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2018

Pokemon: Lets Go! Pikachu and Lets Go! Eevee represents a yummy appetizer for one of the Nintendo Switch's reasons for existing — a full-fledged Pokemon game with console quality graphics that can be played on the go to boot. It's not quite the mainline game fans have been waiting for and is lacking features that hardcore purists expect from a Pokemon game. Its newcomer-friendly features, however, potentially expand the Pokemon audience while also adds some quality-of-life changes to boot. All in all, Pokemon: Lets Go! kicks off the franchise on the Switch in style while making you hungry for the next full-fledged installment.

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG
dummy

Top Critic

8 / 10
Nov 30, 2018

Even with its technical flaws, certain balance problems and reduced functionality, LGP manages to convince us that trying to combine the big Pokemon games and Pokemon Go in one project is not an unnatural experiment, but the best from both worlds.

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GearNuke
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 28, 2018

Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee is the perfect nostalgia fix for the veteran Pokemon fan and an excellent gateway for players wanting to get into the series.

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The Games Machine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2018

Pokémon Let's Go is an exquisite and adorable game that will surely attract many new recruits to Nintendo's cause. Sadly it isn't the much-desired herald of a new generation of games for this brand. It's a rather easy title, but this also makes it very suitable for a young audience.

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Rice Digital
Dec 5, 2018

Pokémon Let's Go, Eevee! and Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! are out now for Nintendo Switch. Did you pick this game up on release? Did you go with Eevee or Pikachu? Is this your first time in Kanto, if so how are you finding it? Let us know in the comments, or on Twitter, and check back for more coverage of Nintendo games and other Japanese titles.

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RPG Fan
80%
80%
Dec 2, 2018

I'll always want the mainline games, and I don't see myself continually coming back to Let's Go like I have done the standard entries, but as a gateway for newer, younger players, I can't think of anything more perfect that Let's Go. I can't wait to see the smiles on kids' faces as they start up their first ever Pokémon adventure.

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SA Gamer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2018

A nostalgic blast from the past that pays homage to a classic, Pokémon Yellow, and adds to the experience of becoming a Pokémon trainer for the first time once again.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 15, 2018

A beautiful reimagining of one of the series' most beloved adventures.

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Impulsegamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Dec 8, 2018

f you’re a fan of Pokémon, Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! creates a decent experience on the Nintendo Switch that takes the series back to basics which makes for an enjoyable game as you attempt to catch all these little critters.

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Telegraph
Nov 13, 2018

Hot off the rip-roaring success of Pokémon Go, the mobile app that had kids of all ages prowling the streets in search of the cutesy pocket monsters, here is the Switch console's Pokémon Let's Go.

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pressakey.com
Dec 11, 2018

This trip to Kanto is more than just a return: Game Freak and the Pokémon Company are finally taking their first small steps into the future and making Pokémon more open, lively and modern. This is the way to go!

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USgamer
Nov 15, 2018

Pokemon Let's Go is engineered to let youngsters play along with their parents, but there's a lot here for veterans to enjoy, too. It's relentlessly cute and colorful, and while the challenge level won't blister your skin, the new Coach Trainers will keep you hopping. We're still not sure about the Go-style method of catching wild Pokemon, but Pokemon Let's Go's ability to link-up to Niantic's app offers a quick and easy way to fill out your PokeDex. Game Freak is clearly getting the hang of the Switch, so bring on Gen VIII!

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DualShockers
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2018

While Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! starts slow and is quite different than usual, it's still a very enjoyable and accessible RPG.

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The Escapist
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 14, 2018

While driven by nostalgia, the visuals make it feel new.

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VGChartz
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 17, 2018

Despite notionally being a remake of Yellow, Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! is actually packed full of new features and quality of life improvements.

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Goomba Stomp
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2018

The new catching mechanics have brought an important aspect of the Pokémon series to life, and by keeping the game generation one specific, it'll help to ease the more stubborn fans into a change that could be beneficial to future games. While apprehension is understandable, the changes are enjoyable, and the nostalgia Kanto induces ensures the games are one of the best adventures on the Nintendo Switch this year.

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Fandom
4 / 5.0
Fandom

Top Critic

4 / 5.0
Nov 13, 2018

While it may not push the franchise in a bold new direction, Let’s Go feels like the perfect stopgap before next year’s brand new Pokémon Switch outing. And with a whole new generation of kids now discovering Pokémon for the first time too, we can’t think of a better way to introduce them to the wonders of Kanto.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 13, 2018

Pokémon: Let's Go's nostalgic charm and interactive gameplay will have both newcomers and returning trainers hooked as they explore the beloved Kanto region. Let's Go mashes together these two different styles of Pokémon game into one streamlined format, and despite some slight annoyances, these remakes provide an intimate take on the classic Pokémon journey, especially when played with the Poké Ball Plus accessory. If you're looking for a refreshing take on the Pokémon RPG, then this one may keep you invested until you catch 'em all. It probably won't take long though.

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SECTOR.sk
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 27, 2018

Fair trading Pokemon game with approved combat system and beautiful world, but weak post-game content and story.

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Nintendo Insider
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 13, 2018

With more than 800 Pokémon scurrying around in tall grass and hundreds of moves to consider in battle, it’s easy to forget how daunting the Pokémon series can be for newcomers. That makes Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee! the perfect adventure for those that want to explore the Kanto region for the first time, resulting in a game that’s for everyone – whatever your age.

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Daily Nintendo
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2018

Pokémon Let's Go is a fun game for experienced Pokémon players and new players alike.

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GameGrin
7.5 / 10.0
GameGrin
Joshua (Shnook)

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Aug 27, 2019

Pokémon Let's Go Eevee holds true to the original Pokémon games but suffers from changes that would turn off hardcore Pokémon fans.

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IGN Spain
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2018

Good Pokémon debut on Nintendo Switch. However, the casual mechanics to attract users of Pokémon Go seems to us to play against being valiant and take a leap of quality according to the possibilities of the new machine.

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NoesPaisparaFrikis
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2018

Pokémon Let's Go is a good proposal for both the veterans and the novice: the combats are fun and the capture gives variety to their mechanics. It is possible that it does not dazzle all of us, but we will feel the need to do with everyone once we have started this adventure.

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Easy Allies
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2018
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Destructoid
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2018

I can't believe it took Game Freak over 20 years to give us an RPG-oriented console Pokémon game, but with the ever-changing mobile landscape and the success of the Switch, the opportunity finally presented itself. No, Let's Go is not the mainline entry that EV/IV min-maxers hoped for, but that's still on the way. If you happen to miss this return to Kanto, that's perfectly fine, but I was mostly delighted to go back.

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Nintendo Times
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2018

Both fans and newcomers should find something to like with Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu/Eevee! This remake of Yellow brings the nostalgia for longtime players, and the game looks great. A lackluster challenge, forced motion controls, and neutered combat system all detract from what could have been an amazing experience.

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Spaziogames
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2018

Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee are pokemon titles made with love but without a clear idea of ​​the goal to be achieved.

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GameCrate
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2018

Pokémon Let's Go has a lot of great innovations that would be welcome in other Pokémon games, but the experience is just too simplified to hold my interest. I'd wager that most long-time Pokémon fans will feel the same.

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We Got This Covered
Nov 19, 2018

Pokemon Let's Go is the perfect game for families, casual fans, and those looking to ride a wave of nostalgia. Those looking for a complex and competitive Pokemon experience should temper their expectations, or look elsewhere.

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Geeks Under Grace
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 7, 2019

While the two Pokémon Let's Go versions look and play great, the games are too easy, the battles are too numerous, and some changes to the game have taken away some of the fun. It's good for the nostalgia, but not much else. Nevertheless, it is a decent game to hold us over until the next Pokémon game.

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Fintendo
Jan 14, 2019

"Recommended for Pokémon newcomers."

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 23, 2018

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!, as well as its almost identical counterpart, succeeds brilliantly at bridging the worlds of Pokémon Go and the mainline entries, combining evolved, simplified or even revised mechanics from both worlds into what is, make no mistake, a spin-off from the main franchise and not an actual new mainline game. Changes may not be to every old time fan's taste but diving in with expectations kept in check, everyone may find in there a lot to be enjoyed, both for fans of Pokémon Go or the modern games... or even fans of both who will best be able to appreciate it. Controls are, however, a real issue and make things more frustrating than they need to be, holding back what is otherwise a truly brilliant package. A patch to make handheld controls available in docked mode would go a long way to alleviate much of that frustration...

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TrueGaming
7 / 10.0
TrueGaming

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2018

Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee!/Pikachu! presents a mix between the old and enjoyable formula with the new which is not that interesting, it's a good game that became repetitive over time and we can't wait to see what the next instalment will do to freshen the experience.

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Game Rant
Dec 25, 2018

Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee streamline some of the franchise's more annoying elements, but the games are too easy and the co-op implementation is weak.

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TechRaptor
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2018

I may no longer be the target audience with Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu! and Eevee!, but I am glad that future children will be, so I can share in their experience in a way that creates new adventures for us both.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2018

The Pokemon die-hards, especially those infatuated with generation one, will find a lot to love in Pokemon: Let’s Go Eevee.

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FNintendo
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 13, 2018

Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! bring a new approach to the Pokémon series that makes these twin games more accessible to a broader audience, as well as a series of new and welcome features to the gameplay, including an interesting cooperative mode. All aspirations are not satisfied, however, as online gameplay is too limited, the motion controls included lose interest fast and the challenge is overall below that of other Pokémon games, but that does not mean these are not two well-executed works that will certainly bring some hours of fun and involvement to players new and old.

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New Game Network
68 / 100
68 / 100
Nov 26, 2018

Pokémon: Let's Go should satisfy younger players, and those entering this virtual world for the first time after having fun with the GO app. And while some of the changes in this remake are welcome, the core fans will find this title to be a somewhat shallow and easy JRPG that's a bit overpriced.

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NintendoWorldReport
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2018

Let’s Go’s fresh ideas have me excited for the future of Pokémon, but these changes now mar the very experience that had me fall in love with this world.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Nov 19, 2018

Let’s Go is surprisingly shallow when compared to just about any Pokemon game, despite an appealing presentation that returns players to a popular location

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Game Revolution
Nov 24, 2018

Pokemon Let’s Go is best approached exactly like Nintendo described it. It’s an experimental side game and in no way a substitute for a main series title. Luckily, we should get a chance to experience a new core title for the Switch next year. As it stands, Pokemon Let’s Go is a decent morsel which will help pass the time until then.

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RPGamer
2.5 / 5.0
2.5 / 5.0
Dec 4, 2018

For what is supposed to be the next step forward for Pokémon, Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu! feels like it has taken a few steps back.

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