Pokémon and Tamagotchi will team up in 2019 to bring fans an Eevee version of a toy that took the world by storm during the late '90s.
For those of you reading this that have been Pokémon fans since its inception, it's incredible to think that the franchise is still around. Not only is it still around, but it is positively thriving. Despite all of the kids Pokémon reeled in during the 1990s and early 2000s via its movies, games, and trading cards now being adults, the hundreds of creatures it has created are still as popular today, if not more so.
That lingering popularity can be attributed to a number of things. For starters, Pokémon knows exactly how to entice those who loved it 20 years ago as well as introducing a whole new generation to the phenomenon. Take Pokémon Go, for instance. A brand new mobile game where you can go out into the world and find Pokémon, what kid wouldn't want to play that? And since it started with the original 151 Pokémon, what self-respecting adult wouldn't want to live out their childhood dream of being a real-life Pokémon master?
As the Pokémon Go machine rolls on, and Pokémon Let's Go! dominates the video game charts, a whole new way in which the franchise is going to hit us right in the nostalgia has been revealed. As reported by Polygon, in 2019, Pokémon is teaming up with Tamagotchi. That's right, the digital pet you could carry around in your pocket that we got our parents to spend any money they had left from buying us Pokémon cards on.
Via the new and unique Tamagotchi, you will be able to care for your very own cyber Eevee. It will also feature all eight of Eevee's Eeveelutions. You won't need stones to evolve your Eevee into a Vaporeon, Umbreon, or any of its other evolved forms. No, the form your Eevee takes once it evolves will apparently hinge on how you choose to take care of it. What exactly you'll need to do and not do to get the evolved form you desire is currently unclear.
The Eevee Tamagotchis will be released on January 26th, 2019, but here's the bad news. As far as we can tell, they will only be released in Japan. They will cost 2300 ¥ (a little more than $20) but you can find out more about them on Tamagotchi's website. However, if you want to know more, you'll need to be able to read Japanese. Fingers crossed we'll be able to order them to anywhere in the world once they've been released.