Gotta catch ’em all: New Pokémon games and a Poké Ball controller coming to Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch and the Poké Ball Plus controller. (Nintendo Photo)

The Pokémon Co. and Nintendo showed a new slate of Pokémon products for the smash hit Nintendo Switch console, including several new games and a Poké Ball Plus controller to help aspiring trainers round up their favorite Pokémon.

The controller includes motion controls, joy stick, top button, lights and sounds. It works with new games Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, where players team up with flagship characters Pikachu or Eevee to catch and battle Pokémon and meet other trainers.

The Poké Ball controller and the Let’s Go games will be released Nov. 16. When it’s out, the controller will also work with the Pokémon Go app, serving the same functions as the Pokémon Go Plus wearable device.

Pokémon and Nintendo are throwing a bone to those who don’t want to wait until November, with the new Pokémon Quest game, available today. The spin-off game sends players to the new world of Tumblecube Island, where players can collect a crew of blocky Pokémon to go on adventures.

The Pokémon universe is a big one, with a huge variety of games, and next year, a new entry into the series of Pokémon RPG series is under development now. The title, developed by Game Freak, is scheduled for release late next year.

Here is the full press conference announcing the new lineup of Pokémon products on Nintendo Switch:

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