A Proper Pokémon RPG Is Coming To Switch In 2019

Aside from showing off two all-new Pokémon games for the Switch, Nintendo also dropped news fans have been waiting years for: a full, core and proper Pokémon RPG is coming to consoles.

Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee, Pokemon Quest Coming To The Switch This Year

The Switch will get two Pokemon games this year, including Pokemon. Let's Go, Pikachu!, Pokemon. Let's Go. Eevee! and Pokemon Quest, it was revealed today.

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There's not much more to go on other than this tweet:

But that's enough to get people excited. After all, Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee look really cool, but they're not traditional Pokemon experiences. Having one of those on the Switch, with all the graphical improvements that will surely bring vs the handheld games, is something else entirely.

Nintendo say the "all-new core series Pokemon RPG title" will be out in the "second half of 2019".


    Since they haven't specified which console, I'm calling it as being both for the 3/2DS and Switch... and chances are, aside from some 'late translation ports to the west' style games, that'll be it for the ol' 3DS.

    Sad, but looking forward to the full transition of Ninty to Switch for the portable gaming experience.

    EDIT: As mentioned below, I'm wrong, which is a big fat yay for this game, and a big ol' boo for the 3ds. Vale good friend, I literally played two of you to breaking and the third is dying anyway...

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      a guy on twitter who is at the even said they confirmed that the game next year is for the Switch, didn't mention the 3DS.

      They've said before that they believe they've reached the full potential for Pokemon on 3DS with USUM. I assure you, the mainline games will not be released on 3DS anymore.

    Seems like Lets Go is a test of their new engine, and some changes in mechanics.

    unlike some, i really liked what i saw of Lets Go but knowing that it's only a year wait until a new region helps out a lot.

    Is the Switch the successor to both 3DS and the Wii U?

      Looks like it, the 3DS is just going to survive (and get support) a lot longer than the Wii U due to the massive playerbase it has.

    Well let's hope that Pokemon on the Nintendo Switch will get the name for an RPG game when it comes out in the second half of 2019. Nintendo and Game Freak I'm really looking forward to playing Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu on the Nintendo Switch when it comes out on November 16th later this year along with the Pokeball Plus that I am so wanting to get my hands on when it comes out on the same day later this year.

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