Update: 3DS XL Evolves Into Limited Eevee Edition In Japan

Update: 3DS XL Evolves Into Limited Eevee Edition In Japan

Eevee limited edition 3ds XL

The official Pokémon Center store will offer the Eevee edition 3DS XL via reservations held by a lottery.

Like Eevee? Live in Japan? Have 18,900 yen lying around? Then good news! The official Pokémon Center store, with 7 locations across Japan, will soon be offering a limited edition Eevee-themed 3DS XL. The Eevee edition 3DS XL will be tough to get, as reservations will be decided via a lottery held from May 15th until June 3rd.

Earlier this month, visitors to Pokémon centers were greeted with a mysterious sign. It read "What? Nintendo 3DS XL is evolving!" and featured a picture of Eevee with the words "Coming Soon" printed behind him. Now, the Eevee edition 3DS XL has been official unveiled, and features a brown-striped color scheme on the front, with a print of Eevee on the back, and a white interior.

This announcement comes almost parallel to Nintendo's announcement of a Metallic Red 3DS, due for release in Japan next month. The new red 3DS will be released on June 13th for 15,000 yen and will come with a 4GB SD card. There's currently no release date for a North American model, but we can assume it will come in due course.

The lottery-style reservations were the same way that sales of the previous Charizard 3DS XL were held. A previous Pokémon Center exclusive, the Pikachu-themed 3DS XL, was actually made avaliable in North America on March 24. Still no news on when (or if) the Charizard and Eevee 3DS XL's will come stateside, but fingers crossed!

Source & Image: Siliconera

Update: The Pokémon company has released some high res screenshots of the limited edition 3DS XL.

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Meh.... To be honest, I think I'd be content with a blue one or a red one.... Evee, Pickachu, Charizard? don't really need them. I didn't even chose charmander for my original run through Red Version back in the day ( I actually chose squirtle) Good old Red vs Blue for me.

MorganL4:
Meh.... To be honest, I think I'd be content with a blue one or a red one.... Evee, Pickachu, Charizard? don't really need them. I didn't even chose charmander for my original run through Red Version back in the day ( I actually chose squirtle) Good old Red vs Blue for me.

I chose Bulbasaur as my starting back in the good ol' days of 1998, somewhere he's now a level 100 Venusaur on a 2nd generation Gold cartridge (if the battery hasn't already died).

I was going to say that Eevee is a first stage Pokemon that can't be evolved into, though I'm sure a new generation fan will prove me wrong. I think 250 was more than enough to remember after 2nd gen.

Talaris:

MorganL4:
Meh.... To be honest, I think I'd be content with a blue one or a red one.... Evee, Pickachu, Charizard? don't really need them. I didn't even chose charmander for my original run through Red Version back in the day ( I actually chose squirtle) Good old Red vs Blue for me.

I chose Bulbasaur as my starting back in the good ol' days of 1998, somewhere he's now a level 100 Venusaur on a 2nd generation Gold cartridge (if the battery hasn't already died).

I was going to say that Eevee is a first stage Pokemon that can't be evolved into, though I'm sure a new generation fan will prove me wrong. I think 250 was more than enough to remember after 2nd gen.

Yeah, with 650+ pokemon at this point, they need to change the tagline from "gotta catch em all" to "gotta catch the 50 you actually like"

I'd love it if they made a transparent purple version, maybe make it Gastly themed.

*clicked link to see if actually Eevee on the 3DS XL*

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*sees reminder of a POSSIBLE Charizard 3DS XL*

OK, now that's just putting salt in the wound. I might have to send out an e-mail to Nintendo asking if they can make a Kirby Pink 3DS XL if none of these make it stateside. When, or if, I get enough ambition.

That 3DS reminds me of cake. Now I'm hungry.

Also, I should really get back into pokemon. Hell, I may even try emulating a good old game of Crystal on my phone. Oh the memories of Pokemon Crystal. It was the first game that I had sunken over 100 hours into (at least, that I know of). I had a lv. 100 Typhlosion on that save, had captured Suicune, beaten Red, and had done it all not even knowing the basics about stats, status effect attacks, or even what types of pokemon were good against others. Good times, good times.

If Nintendo made a Mewtwo themed one or something they can shut up and take my Poké Dollars

Or maybe Houndoom? Or Scizor. Or Umbreon. Feraligatr maybe?

Hey did I mention Gen 2 is my favourite? :P

Eh, when I saw the stripes I thought they might be better suited to colours for each of the Eeveelutions. I'd be interested in that.

Now I couldn't really care.

MorganL4:

Yeah, with 650+ pokemon at this point, they need to change the tagline from "gotta catch em all" to "gotta catch the 50 you actually like"

At this point they could go with "Pokemon buffet", "Catch what you can", "try n# catch em all".

Throughout most of the Pokemon games I've played I never did try to catch them all because by the time I attempted to in the first game I had already completed the story and had no use for all the others I'd caught so I can't see myself or friends wanting to catch 650+.

Nevermind, forget I even mentioned anything.

Personally, I'm going to take this as a sign that we'll be getting some new Eeveelutions this gen. Why the hell else would we be getting an Eevee 3DS?

I'm a HUGE EEVEE fan, but that...thing...is UGLY.

They should have skipped the weird stripes of color and moved the back image to the front.

It is rather ugly. If they did a Bulbasaur or Turtwig 3DS, I might have to get one. Charizard and Eevee aren't really doing anything for me.

Or Ponyta. I'd totally take a My Little Ponyta 3DS.

Shadow-Phoenix:

MorganL4:

Yeah, with 650+ pokemon at this point, they need to change the tagline from "gotta catch em all" to "gotta catch the 50 you actually like"

At this point they could go with "Pokemon buffet", "Catch what you can", "try n# catch em all".

Throughout most of the Pokemon games I've played I never did try to catch them all because by the time I attempted to in the first game I had already completed the story and had no use for all the others I'd caught so I can't see myself or friends wanting to catch 650+.

To be honest, it really isn't all that hard to "Catch Them All". The only hard ones would be the event only pokemon (mew/Arceus are the two most prominent).

However, if you go back to Red/blue you can catch all 151, then you can move through the games, trading your pokemon to the other versions to have 100% completion.

I would never try to capture all pokemon over again in each version. That is just suicide.

Also, Pokemon hasn't had the tagline "Gotta Catch 'Em All!" in quite a while.

Haha, this is never coming state side. This thing's gone to only come here from some person with a lot of money and no common sense importing it.

That thing is resoundingly meh in comparison to the Charzard one...

Then again, I am still holding out hope for the SMT IV 3DS...
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LOOK AT IT!! I want it!

They should've put all Eevee's evolutions on the cover...

Leemaster777:
Personally, I'm going to take this as a sign that we'll be getting some new Eeveelutions this gen. Why the hell else would we be getting an Eevee 3DS?

One has already been confirmed.
Say hello to Sylveon.
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Nobody know the type yet but the big guess has been flying. I say ghost. The ribbons seem... Mystical.

My daughter just won the lotto for this and picked it up today from the Tokyo Pokemon Center. It's her first 3ds and Eevee is her favorite Pokemon. Since she is 9 I expect its targeting her age group and not older players. Also, Pokemon Centre on a weekend is a MAD HOUSE.

 

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