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Pokemon and Bandai Namco Reveals an Unlikely Collaboration With Eevee x Tamagotchi

The Pokemon Company and Bandai Namco recently collaborated to release an adorable Eevee-themed Tamagotchi pet, exclusive to Japan.

A while back a collaboration between Pokemon Company and Bandai Namco was leaked, which resulted in an extremely cute Eevee Tamagotchi eventually being released in Japan. This special edition Tamagotchi is similar to the model Bandai released for the pocket pet’s 20th anniversary:

Pokemon and Bandai Namco Reveals an Unlikely Collaboration With Eevee x Tamagotchi

The size, weight, and design are comparable to the classic version and it even sports the same monochrome LCD screen. As with the old pets, you are responsible for feeding Eevee, as well as play with it (there are two minigames reserved for this) and clean up its hairballs (which is clearly a kid-friendly version of poop cleaning from the original).

As this is an Eevee, you have the chance to evolve it into one of its many forms. Depending on which form you want — Flareon, Jolteon, Vaporeon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Espeon, Umbreon or Sylveon — you have to perform certain actions. The nice part is that these conditions are fufilled through the minigames mentioned earlier, allowing the Eevee owner to control its evolution.

Unfortunately for hardcore fans, this product hasn’t been released outside of Japan and several online exporters have already sold out.

This is hardly the most surprising product Pokemon has come out with. An even more unique toy, a PokeBall shaped-toy sported a built-in guessing game.

Pokemon Sword and Shield was recently announced for Nintendo Switch during a Nintendo Direct in February. You can check out the extensive amount of screenshots, artwork, and the trailer featuring the new region and starter Pokemon.

Meanwhile a contest was held for fans to name the strongest steel-type move. The move is described as a special attack, with 140 attack power. It deals heavy damage to the enemy but also cuts in half the current HP of the one using it.

Pokemon Sword and Shield are slated to release later this year. You can preorder the games here and here.


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