Nintendo Switch Gets a New Pokemon Pikachu Controller


Peripheral manufacturer PowerA has many Pokemon designs to choose from in their Enhanced Wireless Controller lineup for the Nintendo Switch, but this new Pikachu 025 version is one of the better looking ones. It features Pikachu art on a matte black background with yellow accents and the "025" Pokedex number.

Indeed, if you're a Pokemon fan that's interested in a more affordable alternative to Nintendo's Pro Controller for the Nintendo Switch, this would be a good option at $49.99 in pre-order here on Amazon (you won't be charged until it ships around the March 15th release date / UPDATE: Amazon took the link down for some reason, but it may return soon). You can find additional Pokemon designs for this controller on Amazon as well - some of them are even on sale. The full range of designs can be found right here.

If you're unfamiliar, PowerA's Enhanced Wireless Controller offers a similar experience to Nintendo's Pro Controller, though it lacks NFC and rumble capabilities. A full list of features can be found below:

  • Wireless freedom using Bluetooth 5.0
  • Features motion controls and mappable advanced gaming Buttons
  • Ergonomic design with standard button layout
  • LEDs for player number, button mapping, and low battery warning
  • Internal rechargeable battery for up to 30 hours of gameplay

On a related note, Hori's Split Pad Pro controller for the Nintendo Switch offers an ergonomic, full-size controller experience when using the console in handheld mode. The buttons and sticks are larger for one thing, and it throws in features like programmable triggers, assignable buttons and turbo functionality. Recently Translucent Black, Volcanic Red, and Midnight Blue colors were added, and you can get them on Amazon with prices as low as $40.49 (19% off) for the Translucent Black option. That's just a shade off an all-time low for the range. The Blue version is available here for $49.45 and the Red version here for $44.93 (10% off).


However, the Split Pad Pro for the Nintendo Switch is also available with Pokemon themes like Black and Gold Pikachu ($59.18 on Amazon) and Pikachu and Eevee ($59.99 on Amazon).

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