Magical Girl Pokemon
When I first saw Sylveon, it reminded me of something out of a magical girl anime. Not just as a mascot - although I certainly don't think it would look out of place - but as an actual magical girl.
The motifs are all there:
- Sylveon evolves from Eevee - perfect for a transformation scene.
- Sylveon is cute.
- Sylveon is pink.
- Sylveon has bows (made of flesh but we'll just skip right by that unsettling thought).
- Sylveon has ribbony feelers that aren't dissimilar to the ribbons/flowing hair magical girls often have, like Eternal Sailor Moon in the image above. (of course, these too are also made of flesh and can move independently and can stretch and that are actually a little bit creepy when you think about them too much. What would it feel like to be touched by one of them?!)
- And, of course, like all magical girls, Sylveon is powerful and will destroy you and look fabulous doing it.
(Once quick google search also confirms that I was far from the only person who thought this.)
And as a mascot
If you bred an Eevee and a Kyubey (above, from Puella Magi Madoka Magica), would you get something resembling a Sylveon?