Kit and Krysta from Nintendo Minute were in New York last week and had the best time hanging out with some fans at Nintendo NY while getting a chance to play Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! with Mr. Junichi Masuda and Mr. Nabana.
Pikachu has been you know one of the most prominent Pokémon out there, how did you decide on Eevee being the other side of these two games?
Masuda: So we knew we wanted to do two games when we first set out on the development and I also knew that I wanted to have the Pikachu version as kind of the base. In the original Pikachu, Pokémon Yellow Version, Eevee was actually the Pokémon that your rival used, so that was one of the reasons that I wanted to have Eevee as the kind of the featured Pokémon of the second game and another big reason of that is that I know, I kind of realized that a lot of fans really do love Eevee as well. Over the years I've received tons of just like fan art and comments on Twitter, from fans that just love Eevee and I learned at one point that in Japan at least they had come up with a kind of fan determined special Eevee Day on November 21st because you can read out November 21st one one two one as Eiuvui which is the Japanese name for Eevee, so over the years I realized just how popular that Eevee had become in you know the furriness and fluffiness of it's, it's, its tail and everything and just kind of how cute and attractive as a Pokémon it is, so that was the reason I ultimately determined that Eevee would be the second version.