The popularity of Jazwares’ Squishmallows plushies was already high before they teamed up with Pokemon and things really took off. It has proven extremely difficult to get your hands on wave 1 Pikachu and Gengar Pokemon Squishmallows, with sales happening at lightning speed when they become available. That said, they have been replenished here at GameStop / Pikachu 10 and 14-inch and here at GameStop / Gengar 10 and 14-inch ($19.99 – $29.99) in pre-order while they last.
If you miss this drop, don’t be discouraged. Additions will happen, and it is very likely that a new Pokemon Squshmallows will be released in 2023. If you can’t wait, you can always find Pokemon Squismallows here on eBay if you are willing to pay the premium. Please note that these plushies come in a variety of sizes, often as exclusives to a particular retailer. For example, the 12-inch Squishmallows Pikachu and Gengar were plush exclusive to Pokemon Center while 20-inch versions were exclusive to Target. You can check out more Squishmallows releases here at Walmart and here on Amazon.
Of course, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that one of the two pocket monsters to get their own Squishmallow was Pikachu, with the yellow electric rodent long regarded by fans as the de facto mascot of the wildly popular franchise. Things are about to change in the anime adaptation, as Pikachu will be saying goodbye as the series’ “main mon” along with Ash Ketchum as the two retire as the series’ stars.
After a run of more than two decades as the most featured Pokemon, it’ll be interesting to see how Pikachu will return in the anime adaptation’s future and whether new trainers, Liko or Roy, can add their own electric rodent to their rosters. add. Another big question now arises with Pikachu’s imminent departure, if the shocking mouse isn’t the star of the show, what pocket monster will take his place?