Nintendo recently unveiled its newest gaming device—the Nintendo Switch Lite! Even better, if your kiddos can wait a few extra weeks (after the Switch Lite’s Sep. 20 debut) they can get a special Pokémon edition.

So what exactly is a Switch Lite? Like the name says, it’s a Nintendo Switch. But like the name says, it’s the “lite” version. That means it plays your child’s fave Switch games (that support handheld mode) but is smaller and doesn’t have the detachable controllers or the ability to connect to your TV. In other words, it’s a handheld gaming device.

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Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser, said in a press release, “Adding Nintendo Switch Lite to the lineup gives gamers more color and price point options.” Bowser also added, “Now consumers can choose the system that best suits how they like to play their favorite Nintendo Switch games.”

The Switch Lite will come in three color options—yellow, gray and turquoise. The device, which retails for $199.99, launches Sep. 20. The special Pokémon-themed version (the Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition) will also sell for $199.99, but isn’t available until Nov. 8.

—Erica Loop

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