As a fan of the Pokémon series, you’re probably asking yourself whether you should buy Pokémon: Let’s go, and if you do, which version should you get? Well, the answer to this is that both versions of the game are basically the same, though there are a few key differences that you’ll want to be aware of. We’ve done all the footwork, and we’ve even outlined those differences below, so you can easily see side by side which version you should choose between Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee and Pikachu.

Which Version Should You Choose?

Choosing a version in Pokémon: Let’s Go is all about personal preference as the biggest difference is going to be some of the Pokémon available in the game. Because of this, you’ll want to compare the version exclusive Pokémon in each version before choosing whether you want to purchase Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee.

Pokémon Exclusive to Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!

  • Ekans
  • Arbok
  • Vulpix
  • Ninetales
  • Meowth
  • Koffing
  • Weezing
  • Pinsir
  • Bellsprout
  • Weepinbell
  • Victreebell

Pokémon Exclusive to Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!

  • Sandshrew
  • Sandslash
  • Mankey
  • Primeape
  • Growlithe
  • Oddish
  • Gloom
  • Vileplume
  • Grimer
  • Muk
  • Scyther

Some other differences between the Pikachu and Eevee versions of Pokémon: Let’s Go include some special moves as well. These are moves that can be taught to the respective Pokémon of each version—Pikachu or Eevee depending on the version you buy—and thus will differ drastically per version.

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu Special Moves

Pikachu can learn a total of three exclusive moves from the tutor in the various Pokemon Centers around Kanto.

  • Splishy Splash (Water)
  • Floaty Fall (Flying)
  • Zippy Zap (Electric)

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee Special Moves

Unlike the Pikachu version of the game, player who pick up the Eevee version will have a few more moves to unlock thanks to Eevee’s various evolutions.

  • Bouncy Bubble (Water)
  • Sparkly Swirl (Fairy)
  • Buzzy Buzz (Electric)
  • Sappy Seed (Grass)
  • Glitzy Glow (Psychic)
  • Baddy Bad (Dark)
  • Sizzly Slide (Fire)
  • Freezy Frost (Ice)

Of course, you can also get both Pikachu and Eevee in both versions of the game, so you won’t have any issues getting your hands on these two iconic Pokémon. Now that you know the differences between the two versions of Pokémon: Let’s Go, make sure you return to our Pokémon: Let’s Go guide for more helpful information, tips and other guides to help you become the best Pokémon trainer around.