They’re far more full featured than you would think.
Later this year, Nintendo, The Pokemon Company, and Game Freak will release the very first Pokemon RPGs to have launched on a home console- Pokemon Let’s GO Pikachu and Let’s GO Eevee will be remakes of Pokemon Yellow, and revisit the Kanto region in full HD ahead of next year’s Gen 8 Pokemon game. They will also be compatible with Pokemon GO, having been made specifically to appeal to a more expanded audience than Pokemon already does.
Now, we know more about what to expect from the games, courtesy of the Nintendo Treehouse stream at E3, information from which was collated and collected on ResetEra. Apparently, the game will still have full fledged Pokemon battles with trainers, gyms have returned, all your Pokemon automatically follow you (and you ride them automatically where necessary), your Pokemon still have four moves, Eevee and Pikachu always stay out of their Pokeballs, perched on you, catching Pokemon is slightly more elaborate than in Pokemon GO, and grants experience to every Pokemon in your party, wild Pokemon show up in the overworld, your Pokemon wag their tails when they find hidden items, and they have all the regular six stats that they have in a normal Pokemon game- which is added together to calculate their CP, a stat that is used in Pokemon GO.
All said and done, it sounds like these games, while more streamlined, will still be the core Pokemon game that fans have come to know and love. Pokemon Let’s GO Pikachu and Eevee launch on the Nintendo Switch exclusively on November 16.