Cuddling up with Pokémon Sun and Moon’s Rowlet, Litten and Popplio

Pokémon Sun and Moon put us in an interesting position. This generation, we’re blessed with a group of starters that are equally endearing. Each one has its own fanbase, due to their adorable appearances. (We here at Michibiku, for example, are on Team Rowlet.) While this may cause some difficult decisions when people begin their journeys in the latest Nintendo 3DS game this weekend, there’s one instance in which everyone wins.

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When did Tamagotchi become all about the cutie-pies?

There tends to be a trend among Tamagotchi toys. Each one seems to have a different focus that shows the evolution of the product line. The original Tamagotchi was notable simply for existing. It was the first virtual pet. Tamagotchi Angel took place after a character had died, following them into the afterlife and reassuring younger players that it was okay if they “lost” the main game ten times in a row. Tamagotchi Connection allowed two users’ characters to interact and perhaps even breed. The newer models, after 4U, even have NFC technology for connections and additional content.

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The Kirby Nendoroid is certainly magnetic

Kirby is easily one of Nintendo’s most adorable icons. He’s our little, blobular buddy! Naturally, this means he’s extra adorable in Nendoroid form. The Good Smile Company figure is one of the most unique in the line. Since he’s a spherical sort of guy, the company couldn’t do the usual thing where arms, legs, heads, and waists have a hole-plug situation. Instead, the power of magnetism lets you customize this cutie pie.

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