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Vaporeon Appointed as Japanese Water Ambassador

The Pokemon franchise emerged out of Japan in 1996, and since its release on Game Freak's Pocket Monsters: Red Version and Green Version for the Game Boy, has remained to be cherished by generation after generation. The Japanese Government has chosen an Eveelution to play a role in its upcoming Water Day.

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism has selected the Pokemon Vaporeon as a figurehead supporting Water Day, an event promoting awareness around water conservation and resourcefulness. Vapereon is the latest Pokemon creature to support the cause as fellow Pokemon species Lapras represents Miyagi's public transportation system, while the city of Yokohama and The Pokemon Company join forces to host the annual Pikachu Festival to generate tourism.

Water Day is different than Japan's Marine Day, as Marine Day is another aquatic-based holiday that celebrates the ocean and how it provides for both Japan and the island's people. The marine-inspired Evee variant has been officially been given the title of Water Ambassador through a Tweet by Mondo Mascots.

Vaporeon is one of the first 151 Pokemon characters featured in the game's original release. Pokemon became an international entity in 1998 as an abbreviation of Pocket Monsters. Pokemon quickly dominated the video game, trading card, and anime industries. Pokemon United, the company's most recent video game installment, conjoins the brand's iconic Pokemon with MOBA-style competitive gameplay and became available on the Nintendo Switch on July 21, 2021. Andriod and iOS variations of the game will arrive in September. The next season of the anime will stream as a Netflix exclusive in the Fall.

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