Today morning was very exciting! Since yesterday, when I heard of today’s Pokémon Direct, I said myself that we would get either a core Pokémon game for the Nintendo Switch or the next iteration of the new Pokémon Let’s Go series. Today, we got a whole new generation of Pokémon.
What I saw in the trailer is really good. The starter Pokémon looks really nice! It will be a difficult decision to choose one of them. Also, the Galar region looks nice but I have my questions. It may have been just me, but I feel like there’s not enough cities. Maybe we just got a teaser map and they are still working on arranging the cities and other routes.
What’s most interesting to me is the game names. Why is it called Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield? Will we see some medieval-themed rival in this game? Fighting with swords? We’ll just have to see.
We should be hearing more about these games during the year until it is released (Maybe at E3?). In the meantime, you can preorder the games on Amazon at the following links:
In this post, I’ll be showing you the content of the Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! Nintendo Switch game with the Pokeball Plus adapter. Let’s Start!
Here’s the game in the box I received from Amazon:
And here’s the game box outside of the Amazon box:
Let’s take a look at the sides:
And the back:
Here’s the contents once we open the box:
Let’s start showing you the game. Here’s the actual game box:
And the back:
Once we open it, we can see the Kanto map. It simply looks beautiful and amazing! We can also see the game cart.
A closer look at the game cart:
Now, let’s take a look at the Pokeball Plus accessory. It’s the only thing left in the
The front of the box:
When we open the box, we will first see a USB-A to USB-C cable to charge our Pokeball
Followed by the user manual:
Next we have the Pokeball adapter in a nice bubble wrap:
After taking the bubble wrap off, we can see the Pokeball. It looks and I suppose, feels like a real Pokeball. After all, The Pokémon Company knows how a real Pokeball feels:
We see the analog stick which is also a button (A) when it’s pressed. The Button B is at the top:
We have a solid white color at the bottom:
At the back, we have a cover which covers the USB-C port that allows us to charge it:
Here, I have unwrapped the USB-C cable:
And now, some catching fun! The Pokémon catching mechanism actually works really nice. You select the “Get ready” option and then you throw the Pokeball gently. This is what makes the Pokeball so special. It adds a lot of value to the gameplay. Catching Pokémon with it, feeling the rumbles and hearing the Pokémon cries makes this a great catching experience.
Here, I’ve thrown the Pokeball to catch a wild Pokémon:
It has a nice LED that glows different colors. When we are catching a Pokémon, it glows yellow while the Pokéball rumbles:
When we catch the Pokémon, it glows green, followed by the Pokémon cry:
If we fail to catch a Pokémon, it will turn red. However, in this case I caught it so it turned green.
The game is really nice in my opinion. I like the graphics and the orchestrated music. Also, as I mentioned, the Pokéball Plus controller adds a sense of realism to the game. I’m still playing it and I’ll share with you my gameplay videos which I’m streaming on YouTube soon.
Yesterday I received my copy of Pokémon Y. I already own Pokémon X digitally, so I needed to get Y to finish this generation before jumping into the Omega Ruby./Alpha Sapphire and the Sun and Moon series.
Here’s the box:
I’ll be doing live streams of this game soon, as I’m currently playing Pokémon Red from the 3DS Virtual Console.
You can see the Pokémon Red streams that I’ve done so far below: