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14 Best Pokemon Plush Toys

Best Pokemon Plush Toys
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As a father of two boys with (identical) Pikachu plush toys, I can testify to the importance of Pokemon, even if I would struggle to explain what any of it means. While there are many different Pokemon toys and games out there, its vast number of cute little creatures means they’re perfectly suited to plush toys.

From Bulbasaur to Squirtle to Charizard and the awesomely huge jumbo Snorlax plush – and, of course, a few Pikachus, too – we’ve picked out the 14 best and most adorable soft Pokemon toys to accompany kids on their adventures.

We’ve employed Detective Pikachu to investigate the online reviews for these toys and eliminate the fake ones, so you can trust that we’ve only recommended Pokemon Plushes that real kids and their families have loved.

We all have our favorite Pokemon characters, but does your opinion match the rest of the world? Find out with our awesome map of The Most Popular Pokemon Around the World.

1 . Pokéball (Best Budget Option)

Pokémon 4' Pokéball Plush - Officially Licensed - Quality & Soft Stuffed Pokeball Toy with Weighted Bottom - Gotta Catch 'Em All! Great Gift for Kids

If you are looking for a budget option gift for a Pokémon fan, this is a great choice. It’s firm enough to play catch but doesn’t hurt when it hits you in a game of ball tag, or I Choose You. When kids throw it around the house, it won’t break TVs, windows, or glass cupboards. The small bean-like weight ensures it always lands with the red side up. With a diameter of about 4 inches, it is suitable for Pokémon lovers of any age.

What we love:

  • You can play catching Pokemon by throwing the plush around the room!
  • You can get it in several other colors and designs, such as black, pink, blue and yellow.

We don’t like this as much:

  • It would be nice if the shape were a little more spherical.

2. Bulbasaur (High Quality)

Pokemon Bulbasaur Giant Plush, 24-Inch - Adorable, Ultra-Soft, Life Size Plush Toy, Perfect for Playing & Displaying - Gotta Catch ‘Em All

Here is a huge, 24-inch replica of Bulbasaur with the original seed on its back. It doesn’t need to eat for days because the bulb on its back collects energy that keeps it going through any battle. It’s the perfect gift for anyone still mesmerized by the original Pokémon characters. Kids love Bulbasaur because it is valuable for trading, especially in Gotta Catch ‘Em All. Displaying all the minute details of the original character, this ultra-soft plush makes for a wonderful pillow set to be appreciated by any Pokémon fan.

What we love:

  • The stuffing doesn’t flatten or squish out of shape
  • It’s a unique Pokémon

We don’t like this as much:

  • It would be nice if the hands and tail stayed in the original position

3. Detective Pikachu

Pokémon Detective Pikachu Movie Interactive Talking Plush - 2 Voice Modes - 12' - Ages 2+

Here is Pikachu, the favorite species and brand ambassador for Pokémon, posing as the great detective Sherlock Holmes. Based on the Detective Pikachu movie, it is a soft, interactive toy with a signature tail. Pressing the button on its chest causes it to produce two voices. One is Detective Pikachu, and the other is your friend and ally, Pikachu. However, the fun doesn’t stop there, as the Detective pronounces 12 phrases and his ears move. Drop it? No problem; it won’t damage its voice mechanism. If you like this plush, check out our list of Pikachu coloring pages, as one is a detective.

What we love:

  • At 12-inches, it’s the ideal size for cuddling
  • We like the fact that this plush focuses on the specific Pikachu movie character

We don’t like this as much:

  • The voice could be a little softer.

4. Eevee

Pokémon 8' Eevee Plush Stuffed Animal Toy - Officially Licensed - Great Gift for Kids

This character is famous as the mascot for “Let’s Go” and several other game series. Eevee evolves into seven more characters, which is a good start for a collection. The 10-inch-tall toy is so soft and cute that even young children who aren’t yet familiar with the Pokémon universe will love it when they see it. The detailed, happy expression will always lift your spirits. It’s big and soft enough to be cuddly but a good size for a child.

What we love:

  • It balances well on all four legs
  • The fat tail and neck ruff is very endearing

We don’t like this as much:

  • It would be nice if it were a little bigger.

5. Mew

Card Game Mew 5 Inch Sitting Cuties Plush

Mew is a small, pink Pokémon character with psychic powers that was surrounded by myths and rumors because it was not originally available as an in-game encounter. With DNA from every Pokémon, Mew is considered the original ancestor of Pokémon creatures. It appeared in The First Movie as one of the main characters and is held in high regard by fans because it can learn any attack. This cute and cuddly plush toy perfectly represents the enigmatic character with its long thin tail. With a height of only 6.5 inches, it makes an excellent collectible.

What we love:

  • This is a favorite for many Pokémon lovers because it is considered an original character
  • The bottom contains a small bean-like substance that helps the soft upper part sit up

We don’t like this as much:

  • Some might have preferred a larger version

6. Squirtle

Pokemon Squirtle Plush Carapuce Stuffed Animal Toy - 8 inches

This is a beloved plush toy of Squirtle, part squirt and part turtle. It has a long, curly tail can walk on two feet or four. When it withdraws into its shell, it can defeat or confuse enemies with a powerful squirt from its mouth. The toy is 8 inches high and perfectly represents the popular character. Squirtle appears in many Pokémon games, which is why it is such a popular plush toy.

What we love:

  • Children use it to play with other plush toys or action figures
  • It’s easy for young children to hold when they carry it around

We don’t like this as much:

  • It would be awesome if it had a small squirt gun in its mouth.

7. Charizard

Pokémon Charizard Plush Stuffed Animal Toy - Large 12' - Officially Licensed - Great Gift for Kids

The Flame Pokémon Charizard character evolves many times in battle but always returns to its original, popular form. The plush toy features incredible detail, from the tips of the wings to the flame at the end of the tail. Kids love to throw it around as it flies into battle, but it does not get damaged. Since it is a flying Pokémon and is designed to adapt accordingly readily, it looks fantastic hanging from a light fixture or the ceiling.

What we love:

  • Its tail is alight with a huge flame
  • Impressive wingspan

We don’t like this as much:

  • Some dragon sounds would have combined perfectly with the toy

8. Blastoise

Pokémon 12' Blastoise Large Plush - Officially Licensed - Quality & Soft Stuffed Animal Toy - Generation One - Great Gift for Kids & Fans of Pokemon

This is the Shellfish Pokémon that is the final evolution of the Squirtle mentioned above. The blast refers to its two water cannons, and its other features, such as a modified head and segmented, stout legs, make for an amazingly detailed plush toy. At 12 inches tall, it is big enough to hug but small enough to carry around.

What we love:

  • While anyone can enjoy this softy, it is a real catch for collectors
  • It’s just big enough to be used as a pillow

We don’t like this as much:

  • It would be awesome if there were small squirt guns inside the water cannons.

9. Greninja

Pokémon 12' Large Greninja Plush - Officially Licensed Stuffed Animal Toy - Ages 2+

This water-type Pokémon is part frog and part weird. It’s fast, stealthy, and one of the favorite evolutions, including Frogadier. This is a sought-after collectible with incredible detail, ranging from sucker hands and feet to tiny nostrils. It is 12 inches of soft plush and is an ideal child companion when traveling.

What we love:

  • The amazing detail of the authentic Pokémon character in this plush toy
  • One of the most popular Pokémon selections because of its strength in the game

We don’t like this as much:

  • The nose could be a little rounder.

10. Lucario

Pokémon 12' Lucario Large Plush - Officially Licensed - Quality & Soft Stuffed Animal Toy - Great Gift for Kids & Fans of Pokemon

Known as the Aura Pokémon, the Lucario plush makes a great friend for young children and a sought-after addition for Pokémon collectors. Every detail of this 11-inch cuddly toy is accurate, including the snout, which is as full as it should be. The forepaws have digits, and each wrist has one white spike. This plush features Lucario’s signature powerful expression and four dreadlock-like appendages on the back of its head that it uses to sense aura, the special energy emitted by all living beings.

What we love:

  • The detail of the features of this Pokémon is exceptional
  • Hugely popular with young children as well as collectors

We don’t like this as much:

  • The tail could be a bit fuller for such a fine plush toy.

11. Pikachu Pillow

Pokemon Pikachu Anime Kids Bedding Super Soft Plush Cuddle Pillow Buddy, One Size, By Franco

Here is Pikachu as a super-soft pillow that even non-Pokémon fans won’t be able to resist. This cute Pikachu could easily become a favorite bedtime companion for infants three months old. Have the cute electric Pikachu live on your bed.

What we love:

  • It readily converts into a soft pillow
  • Children will love how it can be used on a couch, the floor or taken to bed

We don’t like this as much:

  • It would be great if it had a little more stuffing.

12. Snorlax 

Pokémon Snorlax Plush Stuffed Animal Toy - Large 12' - Officially Licensed - Great Gift for Kids

If you are looking for a plush Pokémon monster, look no further. Snorlax comes in several sizes, all of which are chubby and soft. You can choose from the angry mouth, sleepy mouth and big mouth in three dimensions, the largest about 20 inches. The body is big and round without much detail and perfect for use as a pillow, but the facial expressions are fine and very reminiscent of the authentic Snorlax.

What we love:

  • You can order the expression and size you prefer
  • Collectors can get one of each for the different expressions, even if in the smallest size

We don’t like this as much:

  • Make sure you order the largest size if you want to use it as a pillow

13. Charmander

Sanei Pokemon All Star Series PP18 Charmander Stuffed Plush, 6.5'

This 6-inch plush is the bipedal Lizard Pokémon with a flaming tail. It is undeniably one of the most popular Pokémon characters, and any true fan or collector would be overjoyed to own this plush. The face is perfectly depicted, and the flame at the tip of the tail is large enough to indicate a happy, healthy Charmander. It has three toes with claws and four fingers.

What we love:

  • The eyes are well-defined and give it a very vivid, life-like appearance.
  • Suitable even for non-Pokémon aficionados

We don’t like this as much:

  • It would be nice if the bottom had beads so it could be easily stood upright.

14. Power Action Interactive Pikachu

Pokemon Plush, Power Action Interactive Pikachu - , 36 months to 300 months, Comes with Movement Sensors, Lights and Sounds

Featuring Movement Sensors, Lights and Sounds, Pikachu is one of the most beloved Pokémon characters, and this soft plush toy will take your love for Pokémon to a whole new level. A light-up tail, cheeks that illuminate and the ability to speak make it an engaging companion. The more you interact with it, the more accurate the reactions become. It can simply be a soft and cuddly toy when it is unnecessary to light up or generate sounds.

What we love:

  • To get the best reactions from the lights and sounds, be sure to read the instructions carefully before you try turning it on
  • Along with being a cozy companion, this is a smart, interactive toy child will enjoy

We don’t like this as much:

  • The internal wiring could be strengthened.

What to consider when buying a Pokemon Plush:

When buying a Pokemon plush, consider the following:

  1. Favorite Pokemon: Choose a plush of a Pokemon you like.
  2. Quality: Look for well-sewn seams and durable fabric.
  3. Size: Decide on a preferable size, from handheld to giant.
  4. Authenticity: Ensure it’s an authentic product from a recognized manufacturer.
  5. Price: Keep your budget in mind.
  6. Safety: Avoid plush toys with small, detachable parts for a child.
  7. Seller: Buy from reputable stores or online marketplaces to ensure product quality.
  8. Rarity: If collecting, seek plush toys of rarer Pokemon.

What Pokemon Plush Should You Get:

  1. Fire-Type Pokemon: Plush toys of fiery Pokemon like Charizard and Vulpix exude passion and strength.
  2. Water-Type Pokemon: Squirtle and Mudkip toys might suit those preferring calmer, serene characters.
  3. Grass-Type Pokemon: Peaceful, nature-loving Pokemon like Bulbasaur and Chikorita make endearing plushies.
  4. Electric-Type Pokemon: Pikachu and Jolteon plush toys encapsulate energy and enthusiasm.
  5. Psychic-Type Pokemon: Mew and Espeon toys appeal to those drawn to the mystical, like magic and mystery.
  6. Dragon-Type Pokemon: Plush toys of Dragonite and Garchomp carry a sense of adventure and power.
  7. Fairy-Type Pokemon: Clefairy and Jigglypuff plushies are ideal for those who love cute, whimsical creatures.

Remember, choose based on personal preferences and always ensure quality and safety.

Whether the talking Detective Pikachu or the giant Bulbasaur catches your eye here, this list is full of cuddly treats for one Pokemon fan. Of course, you’ve Gotta Catch ‘Em All, but which one will you buy first?

If you’re a Pokemon fan of old and all of these plushes make you feel nostalgic, we’ve also found the perfect treat for yourself: this giant PampasSK Laughing Pikachu. No matter what your day brings, a cuddle with this will make it all better…
And if you’re buying for a Pokemon fan who isn’t a big fan of plush toys, check out our 12 Best Pokemon Toys For Kids list for some awesome alternatives.

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