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 The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced that there will be three new ways to play Pokémon for Nintendo Switch, today at a press conference in Tokoyo. They are: Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, and the free-to-start Pokémon Quest, which is available right now.

Pokémon Quest, developed by GAME FREAK, takes players across Tumblecube Island, where everything’s a cube—including the Pokémon. Gameplay features of Pokémon Quest include the ability to battle by tapping, creating a Pokémon dream team, befriending many Pokémon, and customizing your base camp.

Pokémon Quest is free-to-start and available to download today on Nintendo eShop, and will be available on mobile devices via the App Store and Google Play in late June.

Coming on November 16, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! are games designed for newbie players. Trainers will embark on an epic adventure set in the iconic Kanto region joined by our fave yellow friend. The games feature brand new gameplay to make the most of the unique capabilities of Nintendo Switch, such as throwing Poké Balls to catch Pokémon by swinging Joy-Con controllers, as well as a new two-player mode. The games were unveiled in partnership with GAME FREAK, the original creators of the Pokémon video game franchise.

Nintendo also introduced the Poké Ball Plus*, a device that can be used in place of a Joy-Con or alongside Pokémon GO instead of the Pokémon GO Plus. It features motion controls, lights up with a variety of colors, vibrates, and plays sounds. When catching a Pokémon in the Nintendo Switch games, players will be able to feel it moving within the device. ? #shook

 Watch the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! announcement trailer here.

*The Poké Ball Plus will be sold separately and is not included with Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!.