[UPDATE: November 21, 2 p.m. EDT]: In response to this story, Pokémon dedicated forum Serebii, has confirmed a forthcoming Pokémon x Tamagotchi collaboration, slated to debut in Japan on January 26, 2019. Suggested to be a Japan-exclusive, an Eevee Tamagotchi will be offered first, and available in two different shells; the standard brown and “colorful friends” version in pink. Retail price is listed at around $20.
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Two of the biggest Nintendo Switch titles this year with Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee are releasing on November 16, and both titles will be available in exclusive $400 hardware bundles. Now, according to Pokémon dedicated forum Serebii, the website says that there might be a potential collaboration brewing between Pokémon and Tamagotchi for a new “Eevee x Tamagotchi” handheld digital pet.
A leaked promotional sheet from Japanese forums and Twitter highlight the collaboration between both brands, as the purported Eevee Tamagotchi Nano comes in two different shells, one in a standard brown Eevee edition and a “colorful friends” version in pink. Depending on how you take care of the nano pet, Eevee evolves into one of its eight evolutionary forms. It also comes in two different outfits like Team Rocket and Ditto Eevee.
Nintendo has not issued an official announcement regarding these details, as news of a Pikachu version has not been revealed either, as it’s suggested that the Pokémon x Tamagotchi collaboration would coincide with the release of both Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! on the Nintendo Switch. For more, head on over to Serebii.
Also, in case you missed it, a Pokémon train has surfaced in Japan ahead of the launch of ‘Pokémon: Let’s Go.’