Pokemon’s brand-new line of Squishmallow plushies will soon be available, set to feature two of the franchise’s most iconic creatures. Throughout the more than twenty-five years of the monster-catching franchise’s life, the series has seen a wide variety of merchandise. Beyond the franchise staples like video games and trading cards, Pikachu and friends have been featured on everything from toys to snack foods and even a line of “ugly Christmas sweaters.” Now, the newest merch sees some of the series’ most recognizable creatures turned into adorable plush toys.
What is the Pokemon Squishmallows release date?
According to Kotaku, Jazwares, the company that makes Squishmallows, said the Pokemon Squishmallows’ release date is sometime this fall. The Pikachu and Gengar Squishmallows will launch at the Pokemon Center store first. They will come to other retailers later in 2022.
The Squish Alert Instagram, which is known for leaking info on Squishmallows, also claims that they received information pointing to a late 2022/early 2023 release at general retailers.
So far, we know that the first wave consists of:
Squish Alert also stated the following two Pokemon would be debuting alongside them:
Where can I buy the Pokemon Squishmallows?
The Pokemon Squishmallows will debut at the Pokemon Center, and you should be able to buy them online sometime in Fall 2022. The collection should hit retailers like Target later on in the year or in early 2023. These aren’t being positioned as a limited edition items, and availability should be widespread.
In case you’re wondering what the big deal is, Squishmallows are like a less toxic Beany Baby. They’re made from soft spandex and filled with cushiony polyester fiber. They’re sold in several sizes, from small clip-on to large pillow-sized creations. The collaboration with Pokemon is one of its biggest yet and shows just how popular the toys have gotten since their launch in 2017. We can hardly wait to get our hands on fat Pikachu!