In many ways, Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee is taking things back to the basics for Pokemon. There's some new features and enhanced visuals over previous games, but it's very clear the dev team is aiming for a title that eases lapsed fans and newcomers into the world of Pokemon. In an interview with Verge, director Junichi Masuda explains his hopes for Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee, as far as the rest of the franchise goes.
“The biggest thing I feel with Let’s Go is really hoping that it’s going to serve as sort of a base or starting point for the next 20 years of Pokémon. I really think it’s important that Pokémon continues to be a positive force in the world — makes people happier, enriches their lives through a variety of ways. But I don’t think it needs to be a consistent, unchanging experience necessarily. I think there’s still a lot of room to explore variety, not only through the main series of games but also through the more spinoff titles.”