Official Pokemon Tamagotchi Have Just Been Announced

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Icons of the 90s are set to collide, as it’s been confirmed that the cutest critter in Pokemon, Eevee, is getting its very own official Tamagotchi. 

As announced via the Japanese Tamagotchi website, the new Eevee model can be raised into one of eight evolutions – Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Umbreon, Espeon, Leafeon, Glaceon, or Sylveon.

Back in my day there were only three Eeveelutions. How times have changed.

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The Tamagotchi will be available in two design options: “I love you, Eevee” and “Colorful friends.” How cute is that? It might even be too cute, if I’m being honest.

The devices will release in Japan on January 26, and will cost 2,300 yen, which is approximately £16.

Unfortunately, the Eevee Tamagotchis don’t yet have a release date for outside of Japan – but given the insane popularity of Pokemon in the west, it probably won’t be too long.

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For those of you who might not have been alive long enough to know, Tamagotchi’s were a virtual toy pet from the 90s. They recently made a big resurgence thanks to a new smaller line called Tamagotchi nano, which was released by Bandai Namco.

Pokemon, as I’m sure everyone knows, is a super popular game franchise that also originated in the 90s. Given that both centre around raising and caring for strange and adorable creatures, it’s mad that this is the first time the two have come together in an official capacity.

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The most recent Pokemon games to release were the excellent Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee. That little yellow butthead Pikachu has hogged the spotlight for years, so it’s nice to see Eevee finally get a turn.

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Ewan Moore

Ewan Moore

Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn't gotten out of his mid 00's emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.