Wednesday, November 14, 2018

How Eevee Evolved Into a Pokemon Sensation

Pikachu is the mascot for the Pokemon franchise, so there’s little wonder why the electric mouse is featured on one version of the upcoming Pokemon: Let’s Go games for Nintendo Switch. The other version features Eevee, a Pokemon that has never been used as a selling point for an entire game, but that’s no reason to think Eevee doesn’t belong on the cover. Eevee has been a fan-favorite since its inception and has gone on to become one of the most beloved Pokemon in the series.

Pokemon: Let’s Go is modeled after 1998’s Pokémon Yellow Version for GameBoy, where the player starts off with a Pikachu while the player’s rival gets an Eevee. That’s one reason Pokemon: Let’s Go game director Junichi Masuda said he chose Eevee for this starring role – there’s a precedent for these two going head-to-head early on in the franchise.

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