You gotta catch them all! This is something of an odd one for Utterly Home, but if you have little ones that love the long-running iconic Nintendo game franchise, they’ll love this fine selection of the 20 best Pokémon stuffed animals.
Okay, so it’s unlikely to be just the kids that are interested in these cute things, given the game was released all the way back in 1996 when many of this generation’s kids were not even born yet.
With the release of the big screen adaption of Detective Pikachu with Ryan Reynolds as everyone’s yellow Pokémon and the forthcoming release of Sword and Shield in November, there is clearly a lot of love for that universe.
Top 20 Best Pokémon Stuffed Animals
This is why, although it may seem a little strange for us to be covering Pokémon, with Christmas just around the corner almost, this handy guide might just be the key to filling in the gaps in your gift buying plans.
So, without further ado, there’s not much else to say – they’re Pokémon, there’s 20 and they are all waiting for brand-new homes and brand-new Pokémon masters. How many will you be trying to catch? (We do know that as soon as we typed that any kid looking at this guide will utter “all 20”.
First up we have the utterly delightful Eevee plush toy. Measuring at just 8-inches and suitable for 2 years and plus, this is a lovely and soft little thing.
With its big ears and eyes, and those lovely pink paw pads, we dare you not to coo at it. We especially love the detail in its mane and its endearing smile.
Get ready to say pika to Pikachu, in this very authentic 12-inch plush animal. Incredibly bright yellow with that look in his eyes of bountiful energy and positivity, Pikachu is the heart and soul of the Pokémon universe. Standing taller than Eevee, this is one for kids who like to cuddle a bigger Pokémon.
Made from high-quality polyester, this toy is also designed for 2 years and older. Why wouldn’t you want Pikachu in your collection? It was faithful to Ash and is sure to be faithful to you too!
You can’t have a Pokémon plush party without the turtle-like Squirtle. The adorable big eyes and that smart blue coloring make this a charming cot or even pram companion for any little guy or gal with discerning taste.
Made, as the others, from high-end polyester, even you adults will want to give lil’ Squirtle a cuddle. Go on, just admit it!
Uh-oh, who let Gengar loose? The Ghost/Poison class Pokémon is on the lookout for trouble. It’s a good job he’s only 12-inches and made of soft, high-quality polyester and stuffed.
Best not let him know that though! It can be our little secret. Just look at its wicked red eyes and toothy grin. Need to keep a close eye on him.
Captured here in its pre-Arcanine stage, Growlithe is a proud and almost regal Fire-type Pokémon. This soft and cuddly version of one of the original Pokémon characters has a beautiful and very dashing mane, a tufty, almost-mohawk-style section of hair on his head and a very tiger-like frame with tiger-Esque stripes on his legs.
Even made from polyester, Growlithe means business.
Whether you think Jigglypuff is odd-looking or cute, is a matter of taste. This is undoubtedly one of the most iconic characters from the entire Pokémon universe and at just 8-inches, the perfect gift for any small Pokémon master.
With the cute pastel-pale pink coloring, the bright blue eyes and that delightful little horn, this just looks like the real thing.
Another of the original Pokémon from Generation 1, Vulpix Alola is a Fire-type creature, here captured in its cute and less dangerous form before it encounters one of the Fire Stones and evolves into the majestic Ninetales.
Although it is a Fire-type, there is an Ice-type variant too, with Ice Stone exposure turning it into Alolan Ninetales.
A Psychic-type Pokémon, Mewtwo is one of the oldest in the Pokémon universe, originating in Generation 1. A grey and violet-colored cat-like creature, it’s hard not to see it as incredibly cool.
This plush toy, from the Detective Pikachu movie, stands at an impressive 14-inches. Although it may kick your butt, it’s still delicately soft and cuddle worthy.
How are you going to catch any, let alone, them all without a Pokéball? You can’t! which is why you, or the little one you are treating, deserves and need this authentic plush stuffed Pokéball.
It has been specially weighted so that it always lands perfectly with the right side up, to help make catching those pesky Pokémon much easier.
An all-time classic member of the original collection of Pokémon in Generation 1, the dragon-like Fire-type Charizard has been a firm fan favorite since the 90s.
Now you don’t need to fight tooth and nail to catch him with this 8-inch and highly cuddlable plush toy. We love his cute, yes, we said cute, but tough little face and the design of his wings is sublime.
Mimikyu is without a shadow of a doubt one of the oddest little Pokémon. Jealous of all the merchandise and fandom that Pikachu inspires, this little guy just wants friends. But, goes about it in the wrong way, but trying to mimic (see how they came up with his name?) Lil’ Pikachu.
He looks like something from a Tim Burton gothic horror animation, but in plush form and just 8-inches high, how could you resist not giving him a bit of a squeeze.
Another plush stuffed toy from Detective Pikachu, well he’s not just from Detective Pikachu, but that’s what this is marketing, is Psyduck.
Much like the others in our guide, Psyduck is extremely soft and cuddly, but has the bonus of uttering his iconic sound if you give him a little thump! As a Water-Type Pokémon, if you are trying to collect one from each class, this is the perfect addition.
It does look like a blob, but we love Ditto all the same. A Transform-Type Pokémon, Ditto can turn into any other Pokémon species and has a real weakness for fighting in its traditional form.
There is something so random about a Pokémon that is just a jolly-looking purple blob when you consider how much detail goes into the design of the others. Freaky and cool, it fits the mold of a plush toy perfectly though!
Now we’re talking some serious business Pokémon -wise with Greninja. This Pokémon, which is also known as Ninja Pokémon evolved from Frogadier and is a ferocious Water/Dark-type species.
We love how its long pink tongue wraps around its neck like a living scarf and can be used to whip his opponents if necessary. Built like a ninja, this is one of the coolest in the whole universe. There is no point in arguing on this one – a ninja that’s a Pokémon or Pokémon that’s a ninja, Greninja is one cool character.
It doesn’t seem entirely fair that we’ve reached this far down the list and only just got to the delightful and kinda-tough little Bulbasaur. One of the iconic Pokémon species from Generation 1, this little critter is a fan favorite and if you are indeed trying to catch them all, how could you not have him in your collection?
It can overgrow, meaning that the often picked on small and diminutive Pokémon turns into a ferocious-looking thing. Eventually, from this form it evolved into Ivysaur.
When you talk about fan favorites, how could you fail to mention Snorlax? The larger than life Pokémon, here represented in soft and cuddly plush form and measuring at 12-inches tall, is a must-have for the collection.
One of its major abilities is its thick fat and immunity, so always good to have on your side when you are battling some of the mightiest in the universe.
Next in our guide, Mew, that made its first appearance back in Pokémon: The First Movie is a Psychic-type Mythical Pokémon. It has a massively long tail, perfect for attacking foes. Don’t be fooled by its cat-like features and almost-cute smile, as this is a tricky little customer.
We love the amount of detail in this 7-inches plush toy. Are you reaching out to the screen to give it a cuddle yet or what? You might want to hold on tightly to it though, as most cat-like Pokémon are not to be trusted if Meowth is anything to go by. At least this one doesn’t talk incessantly and plot against poor Ash and Pika.
As a nice connector back to Vulpix comes Alolan Ninetales, the evolved variant that was created after the original Pokémon was exposed to the Ice Stone. Ninetales as a name is self-explanatory if you just look to its back.
The detail on this toy is spellbinding. We love its mane, that very light and pale blue coloring, and pony/horse-style shaping. We want to hug it and we’re sure you and your little Pokémon masters will too.
It’s often, in the Pokémon universe, the milder looking ones that are rewarded with the bolder and more explosive evolutionary abilities and features. Alolan Ninetales is a great example of this.
Remember the incredibly cute little Pokémon we kicked our guide off with, Eevee? Well, Jolteon is what happens to Eevee when it evolves. This is an Electabuzz-type Pokémon and if that’s not warning enough, then consider the fact it is from the lightning category of Pokémon and has an ability known as Volt Absorb.
Lightning is a definite theme with this bad boy. Don’t worry though, if it’s on your side, this is a ferocious and defensive friend. We love the winged ears, the lightening-style mane and tail.
Did someone say Team Rocket is underrepresented in our guide? Well, how about a Meowth plush toy? Disarmingly cute, the little conniving scratch cat-type Pokémon is one of the very few that can speak. Many older fans will remember how Meowth was always causing problems for Ash on his quest and absolutely hated Pikachu.
Although we wouldn’t recommend trusting the real one as far as you could throw it, you are probably going to be able to throw this little guy very easily. The detail, as is the case with all of these, is staggering. His little horns, and his cute little smile that hides deviousness and mischief.
There we have it folks, our guide to the best 20 Pokémon plush toys we were able to find online. What you do with them is up to you. However, with Pokémon remaining very popular, if you buy any of these to join your collection, it may be worth keeping the tag intact.
Obviously the better you look after your Pokémon cuddly toys, the better the price you are likely to get for them, if that is, you ever decide to cash in on your prize catches. If they are played with, it is best to look after them and clean them properly, even if not for investment’s sake but to get the most life out of them.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our look through the best of the best Pokémon toys in what is one of the oddest posts we’ve ever had to put together here on Utterly Home. We don’t regret it and if it helps you like a Pokémon master to get closer to the goal of “catching them all” then we’re delighted.