New trailers for the upcoming Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu & Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee give a more detailed look at Vermillion City and its Gym as well as Team Rocket’s Jessie & James. Much like Pokémon Yellow, Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu & Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee will feature the anime’s dastardly duo along with their companion Meowth. I love the attention to detail as James holds his signature rose during the battle. Meanwhile, Vermillion City’s Lt. Surge is shown with his iconic Raichu as well as his famous trash can security system!

Last but not least, Mega Evolutions for the 3 Kanto started Pokémon were shown, again confirming their inclusion in the upcoming games. The reveal fans the flames of speculation surrounding the possibility of new Mega Evolutions being added to the game.

Both the English and longer Japanese trailer are down below.

The Pokemon Company and Nintendo have put out an announcement covering today’s Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee news.

The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced new details about Mega Evolution and much more in the highly anticipated Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! games, releasing later this year on the Nintendo Switch system. Both games are designed for players taking their first steps into the Pokémon video game world as well as longtime fans wanting a new way to play Pokémon.

Don’t Just Evolve—Mega Evolve
In Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, players will be able to Mega Evolve a Pokémon once per battle if they have a Key Stone and the Mega Stone corresponding to that specific Pokémon. Mega Evolution, known as “the Evolution that transcends Evolution,” momentarily unleashes the energy within a Pokémon and can only be accomplished when a strong bond exists between the Pokémon and its Trainer. The first three Pokémon that fans will be able to Mega Evolve during their adventure will be Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise.

Explore Iconic Kanto Region Location Vermilion City
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! will bring players to a variety of interesting locations in the Kanto region, including Vermilion City, where the luxury cruise liner the S.S. Anne docks once a year. In the Vermilion City Pokémon Gym, players can battle Gym Leader Lt. Surge, who is also known as the Lightning Lieutenant.

Here Comes Team Rocket!
Team Rocket, a nefarious organization set on using the world’s Pokémon in despicable plots to make money, is another example of the diverse cast of characters that players will encounter in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! This includes the most famous members of Team Rocket—Jessie, James, and Meowth!