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Need your Pokémon fix? Three new entries have been announced, with one available now

There will also be a new entry to the “core” series in late 2019.

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When you think Nintendo, you think Pokémon, and that is something that has desperately been missing from the Nintendo Switch since release. Rejoice, for today there are now three more Pokémon titles to add to the stable, with one available now.

Let’s start with the now. Pokémon Quest is a “free to start” game available on the Switch that takes the traditional Pokémon formula and flips it around. In this game, you actually control the Pokémon in an action RPG style game.

Using the (in my opinion) overused blocky, pixelated art style, players take control of various fighters and brawl through dungeon-type scenarios collecting powerups that can be equipped to your fighters. You’ll also learn recipes that can be used to attract new characters. The concept is simple, but hey, it’s Pokémon.

Pokémon Quest will also find its way onto mobile, with Android and iOS releases coming “late June.”

The other two games announced were Pokémon Let’s Go! Pikachu and Let’s Go! Eevee. Like past titles, these will most likely be very, very similar to each other and feature mechanics more in line with traditional Pokémon games. You’ll be catching them all, participating in trainer battles, exploring Kanto, and so forth. You can also use a Switch controller to “throw” your Pokéballs. Check out the video below.

It looks to have very similar mechanics to the mobile Pokémon GO and will feature co-op, which is much welcome.

In the last bit of news in the world of Pikachu and friends, we finally have a somewhat solid timeframe for the next entry in the “core” series, with Nintendo staying “late 2019.” Not extremely helpful, but better than nothing.

What do you think? Will these entries be enough while we wait for “late 2019?” Let us know in the comments below.

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