Tamagotchi fans rejoice – you could soon be carrying your very own Eevee around in your pocket. I have delved into the darkest depths of the internet (Twitter) and discovered some Pokémon news that will send shockwaves through the streets of Celadon City…
Basically, it would appear that Tamagotchi is teaming up with the Pokéverse to bring a special retro-inspired ‘cyber pet’ for portable nurturing. Tamagotchis – for the unfamiliar – are key chain-sized devices which house special virtual pets, which the owners are required to feed, clean and generally maintain, much like a real animal. They were all the rage back in the late 90s and were resurrected in 2017 for Tamagotchi’s 20th anniversary.
And if this ‘leak’ turns out to be true, it could mean that a special Pokémon version is on its way soon. Now my Japanese is a little rusty, but judging by the image it seems that the special devices would house their very own Eevees – Eevee being the star of the upcoming Nintendo Switch title Pokémon: Let’s go, Eevee! which is due to launch on November 16th. And in true Pokémon form, the graphic also shows some intriguing evolutionary possibilities for Eevee’s character, so you could find yourself with a pocket Vaporeon or Flareon before too long. Or, at the very least, a Jodie Whittaker.
I guess we’ll have to see if this product turns out to be legit, but I think it could be; it would certainly make a nice tie-in with the launch of the Let’s go! titles on the Nintendo Switch in November.
What do you think? Would you like to raise your own Eevee in Tamagotchi form? Or will you be getting your Pokémon fix on console only? Let me know in the comments below.