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Nintendo just announced three new Pokémon games for the Switch — and one is out right now for free

‘Pokémon Quest’ is a ‘free-to-start’ game that’s available now on the Switch — it’s a spin-off of the standard Pokémon games

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 30 May, 2018, 12:46pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 30 May, 2018, 12:47pm

By Ben Gilbert
Excited for a new entry in the Pokémon series, on a main Nintendo console for the first time ever? How does four sound to you?

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That’s exactly what Nintendo’s doing. As of now, you can download and play the “free-to-start” game “Pokémon Quest” on the Switch. It’s available for download on the Nintendo eShop digital storefront.

“Pokémon Quest” isn’t a standard Pokémon game. Instead, Nintendo describes it as a, “rambunctious action RPG.” Instead of playing as a trainer, collecting Pokémon and taking on rival trainers, you play as a gaggle of pixelated Pokémon. The game is also heading to iOS and Android in “late June.”

Later this year, in November, Nintendo plans to release two other Pokémon games: “Pokémon Let’s Go! Pikachu” and “Pokémon Let’s Go! Eevee.” They’re seemingly sister games, along the sames lines of previous Pokémon games released as a pair. Perhaps one has some Pokémon that the other doesn’t, but it’s likely that they’re very similar games.

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These two are much more standard fare — as rumored, “Pokémon Let’s Go! Pikachu” and “Pokémon Let’s Go! Eevee” are based on the original “Pokémon Yellow” from the Nintendo Game Boy.

The pair of games clearly boasts a major graphical update over the original, and incorporates a number of features from the insanely popular “Pokémon Go.”

Catching Pokémon, for instance, can be done by using one of the Nintendo Switch’s controllers with a throwing motion — similar to the way you throw Pokéballs in “Pokémon Go.”

The two games are said to inte-roperate, with players of both able to swap Pokémon on-the-fly. Both “Pokémon Let’s Go! Pikachu” and “Pokémon Let’s Go! Eevee” are scheduled to launch on November 16.

And finally, Nintendo gave a firm release window to its next major entry in the “core” Pokémon series: “Late 2019.” Well! That’s quite a a ways off! The good news is there are three other new Pokémon games for your Switch in the meantime.

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