Junichi Masuda: Tell Nintendo you want more Pokémon: Let’s Go

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Last year, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company released a new hybrid Pokémon experience. Pokémon: Let’s Go was a re-imaging of Yellow, but it also featured mechanics from the popular mobile game Pokémon GO. Fans were initially quite divided on these changes, but the game launched to solid reviews and quickly sold over 10 million copies. Game Freak has hinted in the past that success could lead to more games in this style. We’ve heard nothing since then, but I’d certainly call 10 million sales a success! Speaking with Eurogamer, Junichi Masuda shed some light on the situation.

Will Pokémon: Let’s Go return?

Eurogamer: You mentioned Let’s Go and a few comments about difficulty, but you also mentioned a while back that if it was really popular, you’d consider doing other Let’s Go-style games based on others in the series. It seemed like it went down pretty well to me, in the end, so are you planning on doing more like that, carrying on a Let’s Go series alongside a main one?

Junichi Masuda: So, at the moment there’s no particular plans, but if the fans really like it then definitely keep those voices coming out to the Pokémon Company and Nintendo, and make sure we hear them! [Laughs] We wanna hear those comments!

Junichi Masuda: Ask Nintendo

According to Junichi Masuda, there aren’t any plans in motion at the moment. However, that could easily change. Pokémon GO is still very popular, and Pokémon: Let’s Go is a great way to introduce those players to a more “core” experience. It makes perfect sense for Game Freak to continue the series. If you’d like to see that happen, make your voice heard! Let Nintendo and The Pokémon Company know you want to see more. Personally, I’d love to see Gold and Silver recreated in that style.


Ben Lamoreux
Nintendo Enthusiast's Managing Editor. I grew up on Super Nintendo and never stopped playing. Been writing video game news, opinions, reviews, and interviews professionally for over a decade. Favorite franchises include Zelda, Metroid, and Mother.