Manga, Manga Reviews, Reviews

Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu & Let’s Go! Eevee: Adventure Start Comic Review

It’s time to look at another quick Pokemon manga. This one is about the Let’s Go game and decides to frame the one shot as being about the kids playing it as opposed to taking place in the game. It’s a tactic that Nintendo used earlier with another Pokemon manga so I guess they thought it went well. I do like this approach. I probably wouldn’t want it to happen too often but it’s a good change of pace once in a while to keep us guessing. This is a nice one shot to quickly check out before you play the game.

It starts with two brothers getting their copies of Pokemon Let’s Go. The main character is a longtime Pokemon fan so he’s been waiting for this one while the other admits that he has never played the Pokemon games before. Naturally the lead decides that this won’t do and so he lets the brother play first. As he is playing, the main character shows his bro the ropes. How to land a good catch and stuff like that. As this game takes mechanics from Pokemon Go it is a very different experience compared to most of the classic Pokemon games. A tutorial like this makes sense for newcomers although Nintendo’s always done a great job of making their games pretty self explanatory so I don’t think it would confuse you for long. As they play the two main characters quickly realize that this may be the best Pokemon game yet.

At the end of the day this is basically a glorified advertisement for the Pokemon Let’s Go game. I think it’s a pretty effective one though. The artwork looks nice and it is a very realistic showing of what the game looks like. The screens on the TV in the manga look accurate and all of the advice is quite sound. I never ended up getting the game myself so I had to forego my chance at getting all of those crispy Meltan gifts, but it’s definitely a title I could see myself getting one day once it has been long forgotten by the masses.

Overall, This is another good one shot. It helps that I am just a Pokemon fan in general. I don’t expect you will learn anything new here unless you somehow missed the Pokemon Go boom. Still, it’s a nice enough story to remind you that for some people, Pokemon Let’s Go will be their first big Poke experience. It’s definitely something to keep in mind when playing. It may not be the best installment yet, but if you hadn’t played the others then I think it would rank even higher. I’ll definitely be ready for when the next big Pokemon game comes out.

Overall 7/10

Battles, Eevee Battles, Lucy Heartfilia Battles

Eevee vs Lucy Heartfilia

Lucy Heartfilia is a skilled magician, but she is up to a Pokemon who has many different forms. Eevee likely holds the record when it comes to his overwhelming array of options. Glaceon is one of his more recent forms and the ice abilities that comes with the form can prove to be very helpful. Lucy Heartfilia won’t be able to keep up with Glaceon’s speed and a few good hits will take Lucy out. After all, Lucy has a good amount of durability, but she won’t be able to stand up to an ice combo with a hyper beam to finish the job. Eevee wins.

Battles, Eevee Battles, Pikachu Battles

Eevee vs Pikachu

Pikachu has his Volt Tackle technique and it has served him well. Eevee has many different evolutions and he’s definitely one of the most well rounded fighters out there. Pikachu may be faster than Eevee, but it will still be a decent fight. Eevee isn’t the type to give up so easily! Pikachu takes another victory with this round. Pikachu wins.

Battles, Eely Mouth Battles, Eevee Battles

Eely Mouth vs Eevee

Eely Mouth is back to try and score a win, but it won’t be so easy! Eevee is a lot faster and he has a large array of attacks that he can use to take Eely Mouth down. Eely Mouth just doesn’t have enough defense to try and tank all of the attacks. Eevee rises up the blog ranks with this win. Eevee wins.