In the mid-to-late 1990s, Tamagotchi and Pokémon were undeniably two of the biggest pop-culture juggernauts going around. If you didn’t have either a Tamagotchi in your pocket or something Pokémon-related, you just weren’t cool.
But what if the two of them were combined? Nintendo tried it with the Pokémon Pikachu in 1998, the cute little Gameboy-esque device that allowed you to carry Pikachu around and count your steps (without the problem of feeding or cleaning up its mess). This trend continued with the Pokémon Breeder Mini game for the Pokémon Mini, and then into the Pokéwalker device that was included with Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver for the Nintendo DS.
First reported by by Serebii, unconfirmed images of an Eevee Tamagotchi have surfaced through Japanese imageboards from a ‘sell-sheet’. The image suggests that two variants of the Tamagotchi will be available, which allows you to care for and play with an Eevee in the same way you would a standard virtual pet. Your Eevee has the potential to evolve into one of eight Eeveelutions depending on the care you provide, and also has the ability to be dressed up in outfits as well.
It should be noted that this is the Nano version of the Tamagotchi – a more compact version of the virtual pet toy released by Bandai Namco for their 20th Anniversary celebration last year.