Pokemon Squishmallows are real and they are here to take all your money. Yesterday official Pokemon Twitter account teased an upcoming collaboration with plush toy makers Squishmallows. And this morning, the toy company’s brand manager posted photos of the Pikachu and Gengar plushies currently on display at San Diego Comic Con.
I’m just thrilled that the collaboration is allowing Pikachu to get fat again. Formerly Pokemon Mascot used to be much rounder both video games and anime. Over time, the design began to decrease significantly. Fat Pikachu is back in Gigantamax form Pokemon Sword as well as Shieldbut the cost of plush $400. Fat Pikachu connoisseurs who didn’t want to fork out that kind of money were left in the dust. Until now. According to brand manager Aaron Margolin, these Squishmallows not exclusive to San Diego Comic Con.
Squish Alert is an app that monitors the availability of Squishmallow. claims that Togepi and Snorlax Squishmallows will also be coming to Target. When asked about the source by Instagram commenters, the account replied that these Squishmallows were found in Target’s inventory system. There has been no official confirmation of the authenticity of these leaks. Kotaku reached out to both Squish Alerts and Target but received no response as of press time.
Squishmallows is a popular line of plush toys. first debuted in 2017, but gained popularity in the midst of a pandemic. Collectors own dozens and hundreds of Squishmallows and their obsession has faded. compared to Beanie Baby boom. Rare Squishmallows are already hard to find in stores, and it’s likely that these toys will be even harder to acquire when paired with a popular gaming IP. Now fans extremely bloated to buy those cute squishables.
Margolin told Kotaku what more news about these Pokemon Squishmallows will be announced at 9:00 AM PT.