Along with a new English trailer, The Pokemon Company has shared a Japanese theatrical trailer for Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Let’s Go, Eevee. The ad showcases some more footage of the upcoming Nintendo Switch RPGs, but most notably, it gives fans their first look at a pair of familiar faces who will be returning in the games: Jessie and James of Team Rocket.
Just as in the classic Pokemon Yellow version–which served as the inspiration for the upcoming titles–it appears Jessie and James will play a recurring role in Let’s Go, Pikachu and Let’s Go, Eevee. In the theatrical trailer, which you can watch below, the villainous duo (along with Meowth) can be briefly seen confronting the protagonist in Mt. Moon.
The theatrical trailer also shows off some brief footage of Pikachu battling Zapdos and Moltres, two of the Legendary birds from Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow. This is particularly notable because players cannot typically battle wild Pokemon in Let’s Go, Pikachu and Let’s Go, Eevee, suggesting that Legendaries may be the exception to this rule.
On top of those new details, we’ve recently learned that players will be able to give their partner Pikachu and Eevee different hairstyles and accessories in Let’s Go, Pikachu and Let’s Go, Eevee. The Pokemon Company also confirmed that each version will feature its own exclusive Pokemon, just as previous installments in the series have.
Let’s Go, Pikachu and Let’s Go, Eevee release exclusively for Nintendo Switch on November 16. In addition to couch co-op using a second Switch Joy-Con, the games support local and online trading and battling, although players will need to have a subscription to the Nintendo Switch Online service to use the online features. The pair will launch alongside the Poke Ball Plus, a Poke Ball-shaped controller that can store a Pokemon and also interact with Pokemon Go.