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Finally, Pokemon will help with dental hygiene in Pokémon Smile

The Pokémon Company has had enough of your cavities

A child brushes his teeth while using the front-facing camera of a phone to play Pokémon Smile Image: The Pokémon Company

Pokémon Smile is a cute mobile game that ... promotes dental hygiene?

Using the front-facing camera on your mobile device, you can watch yourself brush your teeth with the support of some of the most beloved Pokémon. The Pokémon will sit on your head to make sure you do a good job, and you’ll even have a chance to catch one if you brush well.

This app is obviously aimed at children who need to learn how to brush their teeth properly, but that won’t stop us, a group of adults, from downloading. Not to be dramatic, but I would die to see a cute Eevee sitting on my head while I brush my teeth in the morning.

The cute and squishy-looking art is done by kanahei, an artist who often collaborates on some really great Line stickers and other Pokémon merch.

The game is available to download now for Android and Apple devices.

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