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14 Best Pokemon Plush Toys

Updated 6 July 2022

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Author avatar James Ellaby

James is a content writer and a father of two young boys, which is helping him to relive his childhood and play with his old toys as well as lots of awesome new toys

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 actually means. While there are lots of different Pokemon toys and games out there, its vast number of cute little creatures means that 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 our own 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 have been loved by real kids and their families.

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.

1Pokéball (Best Budget Option)

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 start throwing it around the house, it won’t break TVs, windows, or glass cupboards. The small bean-like weight makes sure 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

  • Wouldn’t hurt if you find yourself being captured...or being hit in the head
  • You can get it in several other colors and designs such as black, pink, blue and yellow

What We Don't Like That Much

  • It would be nice if the shape was a little more spherical
Pokéball (Best Budget Option)

2Bulbasaur (High Quality)

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 super valuable for trading, especially in Gotta Catch ‘Em All. Displaying all the minute details of the original character, this plush is ultra-soft, making for a wonderful pillow and definitely 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

What We Don't Like That Much

  • It would be nice if the hands and tail stayed in the original position
Bulbasaur (High Quality)

3Detective Pikachu

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 as well. Drop it? No problem, it won’t damage its voice mechanism.

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

What We Don't Like That Much

  • The voice could be a little softer
Detective Pikachu

4 Eevee

This character is famous as the mascot for “Let’s Go” and several other game series. Eevee evolves into seven more characters, so this is a good start for a collection. The 10-inch-tall toy is so soft and cute even young children who aren’t yet familiar with the Pokémon universe will love it when they set their eyes on 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 to carry around.

What we love

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

What We Don't Like That Much

  • It would be nice if it were a little bigger


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

What We Don't Like That Much

  • Mew doesn't seem to have that many features



This is a beloved plush toy of Squirtle, part squirt and part turtle. It has a long, curly tail and 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 a large selection of Pokémon games, which is one reason 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

What We Don't Like That Much

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


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 readily adapt accordingly, it looks fantastic hanging from a light fixture or the ceiling.

What we love

  • It’s tail is alight with a huge flame
  • Impressive wingspan

What We Don't Like That Much

  • Some dragon sounds would have combined perfectly with the toy


This is the Shellfish Pokémon that is the final evolution of the above-mentioned Squirtle. The blast refers to its two water cannons, and with its other features, such as a modified head and segmented, stout legs, it makes 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

What We Don't Like That Much

  • The claws are a little flimsy


This water-type Pokémon is part frog and part weird. It’s fast and 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 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

What We Don't Like That Much

  • It's nose is quite pointy


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

What We Don't Like That Much

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

11Pikachu Pillow

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 3 months old and up. It is collapsible and folds to about half its size, with a Velcro tag that turns it into a plush toy that will stand upright.

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

What We Don't Like That Much

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


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 angry mouth, sleepy mouth, and big mouth in three sizes, the largest being about 20 inches. The body is big and round without much detail and perfect for using 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

What We Don't Like That Much

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


This 6-inch plush is the bipedal Lizard Pokémon with the 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

What We Don't Like That Much

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

14Power Action Interactive Pikachu

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. When it is not needed to light up or generate sounds, it can simply be a soft and cuddly toy.

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 children will enjoy

What We Don't Like That Much

  • The internal wiring could be strengthened
Power Action Interactive Pikachu

In Conclusion

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

If you’re a Pokemon fan of old and all of these plushes are making 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.