Pokémon and Squishmallows - both are beloved by millions of fans around the world.
The Pokemon Collection from Pokemon Center
The Pokeman Company (Pokemon Center) is a franchise of video games, anime, and merchandise that first made its appearance in the mid-90s.
On the other hand, the Squishmallow brand of adorable and squishy plush toys that have been making waves in the toy world since 2017.
Both of these products have captured the hearts of audiences of all ages and are now becoming increasingly popular.
Let's take a closer look at both of these products, starting with Pokémon.
The Pokémon Company franchise centers around various species of creatures with unique abilities and personalities that can be captured and trained by human characters known as trainers. The Pokémon Company franchise (Pokemon Center) has spawned numerous video games, anime shows, movies, trading cards, and merchandise, making it a global phenomenon.
Squishmallows, on the other hand, are squishy, huggable plush toys available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and characters. They are known for their marshmallow-like texture and their ability to bring comfort and joy to people of all ages. Squishmallows are often collected and traded among fans, making them a fun and exciting addition to any toy collection.
So, what makes these two products so appealing to audiences?
The Pokemon Company - its appeal lies in its vast roster of unique and lovable creatures, each with their own distinct personalities and capabilities. The franchise's nostalgic value, coupled with the constant introduction of new creatures and merchandise, has kept fans old and new engaged for over two decades.
Squishmallows, on the other hand, offer a unique and adorable way to bring joy and comfort to people of all ages. With their soft textures and cute characters, they have become a staple in many households as a source of snuggly comfort and even as a trendy decorative item.
Both Pokemon Center products and Squishmallows are now becoming increasingly popular, with fans finding exciting ways to merge the two products together.
One example came from Pokémon fans creating their own Squishmallows-style plushies in the likeness of their favorite Pokémon characters. They even went one step further by creating fan-made merchandise, such as phone cases and stickers, featuring these cute crossover creations.
The fandom surrounding both of these beloved products has grown immensely over time, with fans becoming more creative in their expression of fandom.
Collaborations between the two products have also brought some exciting crossovers, with Squishmallows releasing a series of plush toys featuring some of the most beloved Pokémon characters, including Pikachu and Gengar.
Pokémon and Squishmallows may seem like two wildly different products, but they both offer unique and exciting experiences that captivate audiences of all ages. Their appeal lies in their ability to bring joy and comfort, and their potential for crossover collaborations has created some exciting new opportunities for fans to express their love for both products in creative ways.
It will be interesting to see how the two products will continue to evolve and delight their fans in the years to come.
The First Two Best Pokemon Squishmallow
The first two in the Pokemon Squishmallow Collection (aka Pokemon Squad) to be released was announced on social media on July 20, 2022. The announcement did not confirm any characters but included a video showing the silhouette of a Pikachu Squishmallow.
Shortly after, Pikachu and Gengar were displayed at the Jazwares booth at San Diego Comic-Con. The collection launched online at the Pokémon Center during the fall and immediately sold out!
Same with the ones listed below - stock is running low. If you want one - act now!
On November 22, 2022, the Pokémon Center website released the first wave of its Squishmallow collection, which only included Pikachu and Gengar in size 12". They were released with the Pokemon Center Poke Ball logo on the backside of the Squishmallow which was embroidered.
The website promised that more Squishmallow designs would be available in 2023. The Pikachu Squishmallow and Gengar Squishmallow also had a release date to physical stores in late January/early February 2023 in sizes 10", 14", and 20". However, the in-store Squishmallow releases won't have the special Pokémon Center patch stitched onto their backsides.
Enjoy Pokemon Squishmallows Available NOW!
Pikachu Pokemon Squishmallows
Quantities are limited, so if you'd like a Pikachu - act quickly!
Squishmallow Pokemon Pikachu Squishmallow Stuffed Plush Toy, Pikachu for Pokemon Fans, 10 Inch
10 inches of squishable fun for any die-hard Pokémon fan!
The Squishmallow Pikachu counterpart is an adorable yellow and surely will bring lots of playful fun to any kid or adult - or collectors too!
Squishmallow Pokemon Pikachu Squishmallow Plush - Add Pikachu to Your Squad, Ultrasoft Stuffed Animal Medium Plush, Official Kelly Toy Plush, 14 Inch
Cuddly Squishmallow plushies have tons of charm and make a great pillow or gift! Add this soft Squishmallow pillow to your squad today!
Pokémon Squishmallows - the Pokémon Company and Squishmallow collaboration got bigger!
The next batch of Pokémon Squishmallows has been announced, making for an even more perfect partnership between the two brands.
Squishmallows are a type of plush toy that has recently gained popularity, and their collaboration with the Pokémon Company franchise has brought even more attention to the brand.
As we know, the initial two Squishmallows of Pokémon were Pikachu Squishmallow, which is the mascot of the franchise, and Gengar Squishmallows, which is a well-liked Ghost-type Pokémon from the first generation.
Squishmallows are continuing to add classic Pokémon to its collection in its second release. Interestingly, one of the new additions is a Gen 1 Pokémon, while the other is a remarkable Gen 2 creature.
Any Pokemon fan may already know which in the Pokémon collection will be the next Pokemon Squishmallows!
Gengar Pokemon Squishmallows
Quantities are limited! If you want a Gengar Squishmallow - act quickly!
Squishmallow Pokemon Gengar Plush - Add Gengar Squishmallow to Your Squad, Ultrasoft Stuffed Animal Large Plush, Official Kelly Toy Plush, 14 Inch
14 inches of Gengar Squishmallow love! Perfect for collectors, kids, and adults. Get this Gengar Squishmallow today!
Squishmallow Gengar Plush - Add Gengar Squishmallow to Your Squad, Ultrasoft Stuffed Animal Medium-Sized Plush Toy, Official Kellytoy Plush, 20 Inch
A 20-inch Gengar Squishmallow for your cuddly plushies collection!
Two new Squishmallows, featuring the Pokémon Togepi and Snorlax, were announced for a release date on February 20, 2023. Wave 2 is released in Spring 2023.
Togepi Pokemon Squishmallows
Squishmallows 10" Pokemon Togepi
Warm cuddly, soft, and plushy fun!
Squishmallows Pokemon Center Exclusive 14-Inch Togepi Plush
Has the embroidered Pokémon Center Poké Ball logo on its soft backside!
Snorlax Pokemon Squishmallows
Squishmallow Pokemon Snorlax Plush - Add Snorlax to Your Squad, Ultrasoft Stuffed Animals Plush, Official Jazwares Plush, 10 Inch
10 inches of the cutest Snorlax squishable Squishmallow fun gift for any die-hard Pokémon fan!
Squishmallows Stores Pokemon Center Exclusive 12-Inch Snorlax Plush - Add Snorlax to Your Squad, Ultrasoft Stuffed Animal Plush, Official Jazwares Plush
Cutest and super soft cuddle bug!
Future Releases of Other Pokémon Squishmallows - Can you Wait?
The collaboration between Squishmallows and the Pokémon Company is just going to get better and better.
As found on Squish Wiki (current as of January 30, 2023)
In the 3rd release, the collection will be expanded to include the addition of Piplup to the Pokémon lineup. Also, a new version of Pikachu that winks will be introduced.
The upcoming fourth wave will have Squishmallows featuring Teddiursa and Clefairy from the Pokémon Company franchise.
Which Pokeman Character Would You Like to See in the next generation of Pokemon Squishmallows?
Let's see - how about a Pokemon character with an adorable, rounded design - like:
- Togedemaru - is an obvious choice and would be a cuddly and adorable collection addition.
- Jigglypuff Pokemon- this Pokemon already has an adorable design and sort of looks like a cute plushie Squishmallow. It's easy to visualize its cute Jigglypuff Squishmallow counterpart.
- Eevee Pokemon - is a perfect Pokémon to be a Squishmallow because it's one of the cutest and a Pokemon fan favorite. But what about all the eeveelutions?
- Chansey Pokemon - also would be a great addition to Pokemon Squishmallows every kid will love!
- Bulbasaur Pokemon - this would be like having two Squishmallows in one!
- Charmander Pokemon - though this is a reptile, we think it would be a cuddly Squishmallow.
- Squirtle Pokemon - this Pokemon would make a comfy Pokemon Squishmallows pillow you can surely hug all night long!
- Mewtwo Pokemon - another Pokemon Squishmallow to wait for! Mewtwo is larger than Mew and will be a very interesting-looking Squishmallow!
And That's It
The best part about Pokemon Squishmallows is that no Pokemon Trainer (a Trainer is a person who catches, trains, cares for, and battle with Pokémon) is needed!
Well, I guess you can always get two Pokemon Squishmallows and do your own anime battle with them and hit them in a sort of pillow fight, yes?
If you were not able to get your hands on one of the Pokemon Squishmallows (Pokemallow?) check out our other Squishmallow listicles 👇