Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Eevee! takes the franchise in a new direction. Playing a lot more like Pokemon GO and focusing more on catching Pokemon than battling and training. This is one of the most casual main-title Pokemon games to date.

First off, unlike past games, players can see the Pokemon in the grass and won’t be battling to weaken and catch Pokemon. Instead, the system will follow a similar mechanic found in Pokemon GO where players throw the Pokeballs at specific times to catch the creature. In addition, this will grant player’s experience and level up; encouraging catching above everything else.

Players will have the ability to have Pokemon follow them, a popular returning feature. Players can have their original Pokemon, Eevee or Pikachu, and another partner Pokemon follow them. If they’re big enough players can ride them. It’s definitely interesting to see the scale of the Pokemon compared to everything else and how they walk.

Wild Pokemon will appear in the environment, a first in the series for ordinary Pokemon. This will allow you to quickly find and catch what you want. Auras have also been added to the Pokemon to showcase their size, to encourage players to catch different variants of the same Pokemon.

Battling is still available when fighting trainers, featuring a full 3D turn-based battling system. You’ll still be able to battle other trainers. Another player can also join in at any time by shaking a second Joy Con, to catch and battle together. Both players share the same pool of items and Pokemon. During battles, both players will send out a Pokemon whereas the opponent will still use only 1 Pokemon which seems unfair.

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Eevee! attempts to mix together the casual catching experience and the battling mechanics together. While it attempts to blend the 2 styles together as someone who’ve played a lot of the mainline games this one felt a little too easy. In addition, the new capturing mechanic is hit or miss. Relying more on luck than strategy.

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Eevee! launches on November 16th for Nintendo Switch.