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With the announcement of Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Pokémon Let's Go Eevee, it's becoming more apparent the direction Nintendo and The Pokémon Company are taking with the series. They want to appease the Generation 1 crowd, and give the Pokémon Go users a reason to want a Nintendo Switch. The Pokémon franchise is already so big, this latest move can only lead to astronomical numbers. 🔔GET NOTIFIED: SUB! http://www.youtube.com/user/WulffDen?sub_confirmation=1 Thanks to VanilluxePavilion for the tunes! ➤➤➤ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc3r8OvpITM5N-8l4W-9XUgBTGzSnCCsE ▶️New Videos Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday! 🔴Wulff Den Live Every Wednesday at 9PM EST ➤➤➤Support the channel! Become a sponsor: https://gaming.youtube.com/user/wulffden#action=sponsor • Access to Sponsor only Discord chat • Chat badge & Emotes • Watch new videos WHOLE HOURS EARLY (via discord) • Priority game time for monthly multiplayer streams 🛍Support the channel! Use these links to buy stuff: eCash - Nintendo eShop Gift Card http://amzn.to/2l1EkYz Nintendo Switch http://amzn.to/2AJRFXr Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! https://amzn.to/2JhH3UX Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! https://amzn.to/2xPgs02 Nintendo Pokemon Go Plus https://amzn.to/2HlqQwa 🎮Twitch: http://twitch.tv/wulffden 🐦Twitter [Bob]: http://twitter.com/bobwulff 🐦Twitter [Will]: http://twitter.com/WillWulffDamnIt 🐦Twitter [WulffDen]: http://twitter.com/thewulffden 📸Instagram: http://instagram.com/thewulffden 🔷Facebook: http://facebook.com/wulffden 💬Our Discord Server: https://discord.gg/3aVYkhR 🎧Rate us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wulff-den-live/id1072626893?mt=2 🎧Or listen to this on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/wulffden butt touch (づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ (___)___)
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XYoshi 10 (1 day ago)
Although I’m an avid Nintendo fan, I’ve never really been big on Pokémon. The only one I bothered to finish was Pokémon Y, and even then I wasn’t big on it
This video made me want to buy let’s go pikachu... I honestly didn’t before, I was confused but now I’m excited about it lol
Stephen Decker (5 days ago)
I'm a Pokémon playing adult. I knew how big it is. Buy Nintendo stock
AidanbTV (11 days ago)
I was just surprised that it's the #1 media
Jim Taylor (11 days ago)
Then why is it 60$ and btw I'm not getting it.lol
Hippo Pilot (11 days ago)
Bro just give me Pokémon stars while you develop a Pokémon game that’s name is like insomnia or something
Marcixchu Marcixchu (12 days ago)
U will get used to all the new things next year's Pokemon core game (; trust me I played every generation I literally own every Pokemon core game it's not that hard (: maybe u need a few months but trust me it's worth it all couse u will see so much cool new stuff where u will gonna think damn that's heavy
Professor Fanwalker (12 days ago)
It converts folks from PS and X Box only, to Nintendo :D
T C S Tube (13 days ago)
Do you think gen 8 will be on 3ds or switch?
FlaShadow X (15 days ago)
in my country few people died in traffic while playing pokemon go but before lets go come out i will catch pokemon on go so will be tranfering pokemon to lets go
CapCrumbs The Mighty (17 days ago)
Excadrill, a badass mole thing with drills on its head and arms, is only 2'11 "bigger" my ass.
Godminnette2 (17 days ago)
I'm skeptical. There's a middle ground of buyers here, tons of young teenagers or even older fans who don't follow this sort of news daily, they just get the occasional word. My brother played ORAS and skipped S/M, though he considered getting it. The negative press from the core base, even if a lot of them still might get it, will influence the many on the fringe who aren't hardcore fans, but still have a good interest. I also don't think these games will succeed in pulling in a huge casual audience. Most of those 60 million active users aren't crazy about Pokemon Go, it's just something to do, and the ones who are crazy about it are crazy about the specific mechanics that won't apply to the Switch game. Casual Pokemon Go players aren't going to drop 360 bucks for a Switch and the new game, the whales care about the dominating other players IRL aspect.
Ichimar486 (19 days ago)
I love Gen 1, I just overplayed it probably beat Red x3, Blue x2, Yellow x3, Fire Redx1, Leaf Green x2. Gen 2 was the ultimate. Basically I get gen 2 + a gen 1 map experience. Probably beat Silver x4 😂, Gold x2 Platinum x1. Soul Silver x2, I think I played Heart Gold x1. Sapphire x1, Ruby x1, Emerald x3or4 at least. I know my bag got stolen so I had to replace my original GBA with Leaf Green and Emerald and my GB SP at some point. Gen 3 was cool especially Emerald. I heard good things about the Diamond version, didnt like the original Black and White stopped half way, I heard Black and White2 was better. Got bored of X and Y I stopped near the end and then beat it as the S and M hype came in. Fell in love with Sun and Moons fresh take on pokemon. The Gym badge chase got boring although I love training Pokemon and exp EVs move strategies. Not hardcore hardcore combos but enough to make me a decent online competitor around gen 3 to 5.
Star Wolf (19 days ago)
I don't see why pokemon fans keep buying remakes, much less how the series retains fans. Can someone enlighten me?
DarkKingYianni (22 days ago)
My main gripe with the games-and this should be OBVIOUS-is pretty much the good old "IT'S THE SAME GAME EVERY TIME!" - i'm sorry, but wtf do you want me to say? IT'S TOO REPETITIVE. You could say all gens are "remakes" in a sense, because of sluggish/stale/repetitive gameplay. Get over it!
supersonicultra (24 days ago)
David Duke on Fox news lol.
pokemastersteven (24 days ago)
There should be a purge of genwunners. I personally hate them in the gaming community. They act like there so much better than real Pokemon fans
heidi garavalia (26 days ago)
Let's hope we see a pokemon snap switch game
Joysticknerd (27 days ago)
I'm looking forward to seeing how successful these new games will be, due to the main issue for the player base of Pokemon go of whom are thinking of progressing to this game: Accessibility. The Pokemon go player base (in my opinion) was formed upon the platform it was released - smartphones. According to statistica, 2.5 billion people own a smartphone and with a freemium app such as pokemon go consequently having a potential player to everyone that has an internet connection or mobile data, it is easy to see just why it became so popular. However, the blockade of many is the requirement to spend just over 280 quid (I'm British) just for the console alone. This locks out a large portion of the playerbase who played it just because it was convenient and requirement (theoretically) no investment. This will likely cause a 'filtering' effect onto the target audience and will likely bring through normal fans of the core rpg series and a slight increment through new dedicated fans directly migrating from pokemon go. Overall I believe that this game will sell significant number but I do have my doubts about the 'mindblowingly high' number of sales a lot of people are proposing, similar to those suggesting the series will see a falter in its numbers. (I thought I was just going to write a sentence lmao)
Jason Cheladyn (27 days ago)
Im never buying a pokemon game again after sun/moon. gl gamefreak honestly.
Jay 3747 (28 days ago)
I guess my parents didn’t love me... Oh wait, I didn’t exist then.
Hillum123 (29 days ago)
Can't you just import your Pokemon Go Pokemon to some Park in Let's Go? I don't think you can take the imported Pokemon with you.
Nicci (1 month ago)
I`m a hardcore fan and i`m far from upset
Robert Whitted (1 month ago)
Pokemon on Switch should be only ONE "Pokemon Let's Go" less the Eevee and Pikachu. Then another ONE game in 2019. I don't like Pokemon Go integration or the Pokemon Go game in general, but do see the merits of the integration.
Daniel (1 month ago)
The reason you're a genwunner is because you done fucked up your ordering. Gen1 was great but so was gen2-4 (and even 5)... You just skipped all that good stuff and dived in to the point in Pokemon where things started to really get fucked up (megas, Z moves, hand holding etc).
omgstoptakingnames (1 month ago)
try going out on community days. you'll see everyone playing pogo
OmegaChase1002 (1 month ago)
Its not a remake, it's a spinoff with gen 1 inspiration.
Darien Hendrix (1 month ago)
😝👍
orange duck (1 month ago)
I see Detective Pikachu amiibo in thumbnail, I click and sub
ang sleeper (1 month ago)
Tbh as a somewhat hardcore pokemon gamer, im more worried about how pokebank will be integrated into lets go than whether pokemon go is popular or whatever... also worried about how cp in pokemon go will be integrated into lets go
Anime Banz (1 month ago)
You should have also mentioned the Pokémon main series games in the last 4-5 years. Pokémon has been a huge success on the 3DS (after relatively underperforming on the DS). Pokémon Go was launched just a few months before Pokémon Sun and Moon. The extreme popularity of the app pushed the game sales even further. 10 million game copies were shipped worldwide for the launch. PS: Another fun fact - the total game sales of Pokémon for the 3DS is over 50 million. That's a large number in an era when handhelds are supposedly dying. To make a comparison total PS Vita game sales (all their games) is 68 million.
taylor Gropp (1 month ago)
Unpopular opinion: black and white are both underrated pokemon games (especially with the music)
taylor Gropp (1 month ago)
In my opinion XYZ was the best pokemon anime.
Matthew St. Onge (1 month ago)
I felt like I was the only one that loved the first gen but didnt like the rest. I felt like they nailed the first gen characters and only really needed to slowly add a couple new evolutions and maybe some new faces from time to time. I never felt the same connection with all the new lists every year, it seemed like that characters became very childish. I never played the new pokemon games but would replay red, blue, green, yellow etc over and over. Im hoping the next gen version will have more mature looking pokemon.
Luca Doncic (1 month ago)
GENWUNNER REEEEEE
420Yugituber (1 month ago)
Dude you are the first englishspeaking person ,who actually knows how to pronounce Poké(!)mon. I get so triggered everytime I hear someone saying "Pokimon". I'm so very proud of you! :)
Tasty Does Games (1 month ago)
If GO came out this year, with all it's current features, then the strategy of using Let's Go to drag in a bunch of old fans would throw switch sales up the roof, and make the fanbase implode with people not knowing the difference between a pokemon and digimon because 6 OTHER GENERATIONS CAME OUT IN THE PAST 20 YEARS BRUH. Also Let's go would probably be sold out.
Undergod 666 (2 months ago)
I recently started pokemon go again with my brother and its realy fun... again
Dave FX (2 months ago)
I'm buying a switch. But I will never upgrade my phone. Too many distractions in my life already. So fuck Pokemon Go! And fuck these games they're bringing out where you have to use Pokemon Go with it!
dakota hoffman (2 months ago)
I'm just pissed that there probably won't be a gen 4 remake
Doge gamer (2 months ago)
someone plz tell me where I can buy that Charmander at 1:39 EDIT: i found it heres the link https://www.pokemoncenter.com/ditto-as-charmander-pok%C3%A9-plush-%28standard-size%29---6-701-00074
Angelina Mora (2 months ago)
I play Pokémon go but since I have to have someone drive me around #blindgirlproblems so I play it in the car the other day I caught over 20 Pokémon
Korg (2 months ago)
you deserve more subs man
Zaldi Pascua (2 months ago)
Thanks for igniting my motivation to play the pkmn game again. #gen1er pokemon is always a big game no matter what gen :)
Silver Box (2 months ago)
9:25 same with me
Andrew Allen (2 months ago)
I didn't realize it was still so big until last year my 7 year old cousin got into pokemon like I did when I was a kid.
smb85 dkc94 (2 months ago)
What would've happened if in an alternate timeline, the Pokemon franchise have been around since Feb. 27, 1986, if "Red & Green Versions(1996)" first came out 10 years earlier worldwide as launched titles for the original Game Boy(Apr. 21, 1989, if it came out 3 years earlier)? And if the GameBoy was horizontal, had a gender-neutral name(and aimed towards both genders), was as advanced as the NES, had fewer limitations, a backlight, full-colored screen, if the screen was wider, and uses rechargeable batteries?
Miguel Schäfer (2 months ago)
Isn't that bitch at the beginning Ruffledrowlit?
Funtime Zane296 (2 months ago)
7:59 look at the girl with the girl shirt dang! Jiggle jiggle
WanderingHobbit (2 months ago)
I never stopped playing pokemon go or never stopped watching pokemon
Baltoen (2 months ago)
I think you are really hitting some good points. I plan on getting a Switch next month and the fact that they are releasing Let’s Go got me to open up Pokemon Go again. I was surprised to see people are actually still playing in my area.
Wector CZE 2.0 (2 months ago)
do you have Pikachu with a Santa cap
Lidor Berkovich (2 months ago)
9:16 "that will be meee" If that's not all of us....
Ben Kolowitz (2 months ago)
You should get to choose between traditional wild battles and motion control ball throwing
Pkrazy_ (2 months ago)
holy shit this makes so much sense. this has enlightened the shizz outta me
GrazzCity (2 months ago)
Show this video to all your Pokémon go dropout friends
Rudy Adame (2 months ago)
I hate the title let's go pikachu/eevee. Still getting the game
Edward Garza (2 months ago)
Who knew Jesus was on jewtube?!
KarstDeViz (2 months ago)
I don't think Pokemon Let's Go is going to be as big as Pokemon Go because not everyone has a swich.
Life is Sour (1 month ago)
KarstDeViz the switch was the number 1 home console for the year lol
Stuart Ashton (2 months ago)
I really don't know about this one. It could in fact be the perfect storm, as you say, but I think it could also easily flop. A lot of pokemon go players aren't invested enough in video games to put money into a switch. On the other hand, many main series fans are complaining about all the new changes that were made to make the game similar to go, and I imagine many won't pick this one up because of that. Personally, my prediction is that it will do well in sales simply thanks to nostalgia, but only time will tell.
Jon Idoncair (2 months ago)
6:41 those "hardcore fans" thinking this are fucking idiots. a new gen of pokemon main title games come out every 3 years, at least. i don't how the hell they thought 8th gen would be coming after barely two years in 2018. 2019 obviously this will happen even before it was announced via PKMN twitter to quell the rage of those fools. 1996 - red/green/blue (1st gen) 1999 - gold/silver (2nd gen) 2002 - ruby/sapphire (3rd gen) 2006 - diamond/pearl (4th gen) 2010 - black/white (5th gen) 2013 - X&Y (6th gen) 2016 - sun/moon (7th gen) I won't be getting PKMN Let's Go simply because its another kanto remake but for Yellow Version this time. We've already visited Kanto in four generations with it being remade three times, I'm beyond sick of it by now after two decades with franchise. if you'd wonder four times, when did that happen? well... red/blue/green/yellow 1st time gold/silver/crystal 2nd time (first kanto remake) firered/leafgreen 3rd time (second kanto remake) heartgold/soulsilver 4th time (third kanto remake) let's go pikachu/eevee will be the 5th time (fourth kanto remake) I'm all kanto'd out so yeah, hard pass on Let's Go switch games, but have fun genwunners and those getting back into the franchise
Karen Tan (2 months ago)
“The Pokemon fans complaining about Let’s Go are going to get the game anyway. Who are you kidding?” This made me chuckle so hard. I’m complaining about how easy Let’s Go is but know that I will get it anyway when it comes out. Nostalgia is a heavy hitter
Isai Saucedo (2 months ago)
Here in Chicago you can see groups of around 10 people playing all the time
Irvin Cruz (2 months ago)
Wait until PvP for Pokemon Go. waiting ... waiting ... waiting
SMD Productions (2 months ago)
Pokemon go is free I think they overthink this
Jacob Montoya (2 months ago)
I'm way more excited about this Gen 1 remake, than I am of next years next gen release.
Richard Ransier (2 months ago)
"grown ass men running around parks with a belt full of poke balls. That'll be me" LMFAO
La'Trinda H (2 months ago)
I just love the idea of our "Grown Asses" walking around with poke balls 🤣🤣🤣😍😍😍 it can't come any sooner!
EnderMon (2 months ago)
Just sayin but Pokémon go’s popularity is very noticeable on community days lol... all my nearby cities are filled
Jammo (3 months ago)
I am a DIE HARD Pokemon fan. Have been for the past 8 years. Why do I feel guilty for liking Lets GO
Khonsu Bast (3 months ago)
Due to chronic illness I missed the big Pokemon Go phase. Later when my illness went into remission, I started playing Pokemon Go. After spending 4+ years stuck in the house, this game was exactly what I needed. It got me outside again and I met new people. I have found more parks in may are in the past year than the entire time I lived here prior. The game is for sure not dead. I have a group of 40+ people that I see regularly, some of them I see daily for raids. Pokemon Go is alive and well I can assure you. I already own a Switch, I can tell you that many people in my raid group will be buying a Switch and both Pokemon Let's Go games. I also have some friends that haven't played Pokemon Go since launch who are now going back to Pokemon Go to try and catch some good Gen 1 Pokemon for Let's Go. This shit is working out exactly like Nintendo and associates have planned.
Khonsu Bast (20 days ago)
Thanks!
Corrupt ‘ (21 days ago)
Khonsu Bast this was really heartwarming to read, I’m glad you could get through it and get out again
Relyks (3 months ago)
It's the same thing when people try to say that World of Warcraft is dead. I giggle at them every time.
jameskii is better (3 months ago)
I almost cried when you said i have to wait a year for gen 8
Wolf Namina (3 months ago)
There was a creative opening
Reikenor The Grimhailer (3 months ago)
I just wanna see lavender town in hd!! Havent played pokemon since pearl i may have to buy a 2ds xl and catch up before next year 😂
TheMadChallenger (3 months ago)
You made my First E3 Amazing man! Sorry i got nervous for words snd forgot everything lol
Cornish Drone Scapes (3 months ago)
So glad i found this channel, really like this guy, hats off 👍🏻
Squidward's Testicles (3 months ago)
8:22 why my peepee hard
s01o (3 months ago)
Thank you, i came to the same conclusion
Robert Simons (3 months ago)
Never new that John wick had a YouTube channel
epy0nkaru (3 months ago)
Just like you mentioned: I'm a hardcore player that's slightly bummed about the roster, but who am i kidding, I'm going to play it anyway. But seriously, at the very least allow the Pokemon that come from Gen I that evolve in other games to evolve! Why would you let Golbat stay a Golbat and not achieve it's full potential? Genwunner is a derogatory term because they prefer nostalgia over thinking about new things. Generation 1 and the remakes are so janky but ya'll still prefer to play those. again: I'm buying these games, but there's something off when one of the mascots can evolve into one of eight pokemon but you can only get the original 3. You're missing out on over half its potential!
toast99bubbles (3 months ago)
A few days ago, I saw a woman in her 50s playing Pokémon Go on the bus. That's in the South Wapes Valleys too, which is really quite surprising. I started playing again about a week before the Let's Go announcement, and I've been enjoying it all over again.
Shadow Racer (3 months ago)
I was 6 in 1998, but had no idea the games existed until a year later when I discovered the anime lol
Shadow Racer (3 months ago)
You know, you sort of look like Jesus :)
Life is Sour (1 month ago)
Shadow Racer jesus wasn't white lol
Schmids Gamebox (3 months ago)
I really hope that in future GameFreak will release Main-Pokemon-Games not every year - it's too damn often! >.< Maybe the Let's Go series will become a serie and we have all 2 years Let's Go and in the other years main pokemon games? that would be fine I think
Chris R (3 months ago)
I’m a gen one guy too!
Thomas Bridges (3 months ago)
I hate Pokémon I’m not going to get the lets go games. Instead, I’ll probably get better games like Mario tennis aces donkey Kong country and super smash switch
Flare78x (3 months ago)
For me it peaked at gen 2. I absolutely loved gold and silver. Suicune and Typhlosion are two of my favorite pokemon.
KSK HaLlOwEeN (3 months ago)
I was 6 when i started playing Pokemon in 1999 and for that reason Gen 1 is and will always be the very best and keep a special place in my heart that will never die, and for this reason im super excited for Pokemon Lets Go
GalacCee (3 months ago)
Welp. I'm certainly waiting for Gen 8 in 2019
GalacCee (3 months ago)
Though, Lets Go P/E will most likely be a nice break from the main series.
Robert (3 months ago)
I actually started playing Pokemon Go again recently (stoped because I found entire Gen 1). Weather is perfect for it and it have happened a ton of new stuff and pokemons in the game which made me really glad.
Teranti (3 months ago)
Not to be that guy, but why is David Duke in this? Isn't that dude a grand wizard in the KKK?
Joel Aversten (3 months ago)
Grown ass man
Evan Mitchell (3 months ago)
Is it confirmed that the pokemon go "integration" allows for simply transferring pokemon into your PC / Party? I saw something about a GO park?
logicalfundy (3 months ago)
The announcements re-ignited my community. Saw a few people in the parks playing it again.
The Sibearian Bearserker (3 months ago)
Normies addicted to their phones aren't gonna pay for a switch and a whole game
Michael Logan (3 months ago)
Didnt know it was bigger than Star Wars! I am just like you though with Pokemon
Honestly, I just want an old school pokemon game with pixels and 2D, not like sun and moon
hikikomori kid (3 months ago)
How much people that download Pokemon GO for free are willing to spend 299 dollars on a Switch then 60 dollars on a console game that AT BEST expands the experience of Pokemon GO? Pokemon Company has been trying to make nostalgic people buy their games again since Pokemon XY and that never worked.
Third Place Magazine (3 months ago)
I was in Bryant Park that day and I WAS playing Pokemon Go!

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