It’s getting increasingly apparent, if not outright in our face at this point, that Nintendo wants Eevee to be up there right next to Pikachu as a fan-favorite Pokémon, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. For one, we’re seeing some pretty cool collaborations come to light as a result of this, one of which is the most recently announced “Eevee x Tamagotchi” collaboration device, which sees Eevee find a home on a Tamagotchi device modeled after some of the earlier units.
Set to be released in Japan on January 26, 2019, the device is going to set you back a surprisingly low amount, coming in at a cool 2,300 yen. Offered in two different models, the “I love Eevee” version, as well as the “Colorful Friends” version, it’s actually proving surprisingly difficult to choose between the two, especially with the accenting on the “Colorful Friends” version proving especially appealing. Apart from the differing shells, however, both models share the same functionality.
The devices will function similar to original iterations of Tamagotchi, in which owners are required to take care of these precious friends like they were a real pet. Through positive caretaking, the pets will eventually evolve — or in this case, the Eevee will become one of its eight different Eeveelutions. Oh, and there’s also going to be an additional ninth Eeveelution being introduced for the first time via the Tamagotchi collaboration, so there’s that to be excited about too.
While I’m not sure how willing I am to become a full-time caretaker for another creature, chances are I’ll probably act on impulse and pick up one of the Eevee Tamagotchi anyway. Though with that being said, we’ll probably be finding out pretty quick if the Eevee can die just like in the original devices if I do get one.
Those interested in checking out further information on the Eevee Tamagotchi devices can head over to the official website.