The Pokemon Eevee Dance Is the Perfect Balm for a Weary World

The Pokemon Eevee Dance Is the Perfect Balm for a Weary World

It's like the Hamster Dance, but cuter and with a different species of rodent.

In nature, animals challenge each other and the elements to determine who's the worthiest of surviving. On the streets of urban Japan, mascots perform elaborate songs and dances for a chance at earning a few sweet seconds of recognition over rivals. One of the latest displays to come out of the country is an adorable Eevee hustle.

The initial phase of the "Eevee Dance" was uploaded last month, but people are really starting to get into the swing of things, so to speak. People who jump and flail Eevee-style and record themselves doing so might win a chance to meet Eevee in the…flesh (thanks to Nintendolife for the contest translation).

I have just one question about all this cute noise: If this is supposed to be Eevee's dance, who gave the "OK" to add in a bunch of complicated hand-motions and kicks Eevee is clearly incapable of performing with its stubby little limbs? Do we have the right to toy with such a powerful means of non-verbal communication?

In all seriousness, the Eevee dance challenge was likely invented to drum up hype for Pokémon Let's Go Eevee and Let's Go Pikachu, both of which are coming to the Nintendo Switch on November 16. Don't forget to check out our Pokémon Let's Go guides for everything you need to know about the games.

"But wait! Doesn't Pikachu get his own dance, too?"

He got one about a year ago:

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve,, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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