If you are curious about trying Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee but aren't sure if the changes to aesthetic and gameplay will be to your liking, then you are in luck, as Nintendo has released a demo for Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Eeevee that is available on the eShop right now.
The demo of Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee is exactly the same as the one that has been available at different Nintendo events since the game was announced, except that you don't get to choose which Pokémon you start out with; that's randomly determined every time you start game. The demo takes place in Viridian Forest, where you are given a full party of Pokémon and can explore the area while battling other trainers. Once you reach Professor Oak at the end of the forest, the demo will end and you will be prompted to return to the Home screen. There are no items that can be transferred over to the main version of the game, which is a feature that other Pokémon demos have included in the past.
It's strange that Nintendo has waited so long to release the demo of Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee as the games have been out since November. The demo was already ready before the game was released, as it was playable at trade shows, which makes it odd for Nintendo to wait so long to make it available. It would have made a lot more sense to release the demo in the run-up to the initial release of Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.
There is also a Nintendo Direct due as of the time of writing, which could have been used to announce the release of the demo. Nintendo decided to just shadow drop it without any kind of fanfare, in the same way that they did with Pirahna Plant in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
The timing of the demo's release might be strange, but at least it's finally here and the players who have been on the fence about picking up one of the Pokémon: Let's Go games can now try them.
Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee are available now for the Nintendo Switch.