With Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee set to arrive on Nintendo Switch in a little over a week, The Pokemon Company is ramping up excitement for their release with another new trailer. While the last one gave us our first glimpse at Lavender Town, this video showcases some of the challenging trainers who stand in your way of becoming a Pokemon Master. Mild spoilers follow.
The trailer begins with a look at Sabrina, the Psychic-type Gym Leader of Saffron City. We also get a glimpse of the leader of the villainous Team Rocket, Giovanni, as well as a quick look at the Elite Four–the four powerful trainers who await you at the Pokemon League. You’ll only be able to challenge the Elite Four after you’ve collected all eight Gym badges in the Kanto region, and you’ll need to defeat them in succession in order to become the champion.
Most notably, the new trailer also reveals that Red and Blue–the protagonist and rival of the original Red, Blue, and Yellow versions–will appear in Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee. From the looks of it, you’ll be able to battle them during your adventure, though whether they use their original Pokemon lineup remains to be seen. Red and Blue aren’t the only callbacks to the original Gen 1 games, either; at the end of the trailer, you can see a brief glimpse of the female trainer who appeared alongside them in the titles’ original artwork.
As The Pokemon Company recently revealed, your adventure doesn’t end once you’ve defeated the Elite Four. After you’ve become the Pokemon League Champion, powerful new Master Trainers will appear around the region. Each one specializes in one particular Pokemon, and you’ll need to battle them using that same Pokemon in order to claim their title.
Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee launch for Nintendo Switch on November 16. You can read more about the games in our latest hands-on impressions. We also got to speak with Let’s Go director Junichi Masuda recently about the challenges of updating Pokemon Yellow for a new generation and why Pokemon rivals aren’t jerks anymore, among other things.