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See Tons of 20th Anniversary Pokémon Plush!

Alongside the Monthly Mythical Pokémon distributions and the Mythical Pokémon Collection TCG box sets, these popular legendary Pokémon are getting some serious love in the form of 20th Anniversary Pokémon plush dolls coming to stores all across North America.

In addition to at least three different dolls of Pikachu, there’s plush versions of all the Mythical Pokémon that are releasing each month starting this February and ending in December, 2016.  Standing at roughly 8″ high (except for the “Poké Puff Pattern” Pikachu standing at 10″) and made with crushed velvet, these limited-edition plush have one caveat: they’re only available at certain stores.

Here’s the list of each 20th Anniversary Pokémon plush that’s coming and what stores have them:


  • Mew (February)
  • Darkrai (May)
  • Arceus (August)
  • Genesect (November)
  • “Standing” Pikachu (Later this Year)


  • Celebi (March)
  • Jirachi (April)
  • Manaphy (June)
  • Shaymin (July)
  • Victini (September)
  • Keldeo (October)
  • Meloetta (December)
  • “Winking” Pikachu (Later this Year)



  • “Poké Puff Pattern” Pikachu (Later this Year)

Target, Walgreens, Etc.

  • “Sitting” Pikachu (Later this Year)

Coincidentally, a series of toys called “Clip ‘n’ Carry Poké Ball” that contain 2″ figurines of Pokémon are also releasing at the same time in the same stores that are selling the above plush dolls.  You can see these figures for yourself at the official Pokémon 20th Anniversary site.

They are really going all out on marketing those Mythical Pokémon, eh? Well, given it’s the 20th Anniversary, it’s definitely one way to celebrate all these years of great Pokémon than simply focusing on Generation I.

Sources: Official Pokémon 20th Anniversary Site, Pokéshopper

  • Will

    Pikachu sitting was at game stop at the beginning of the year and everything seems to be coming out a month earlyer than said.

  • From what I understand, some retailers are releasing them for each month like they’re “supposed” to, and some retailers are just putting them on the shelf early/late. I’ve been seeing/hearing different reports.

    Regardless, if you see something you like and it’s out early, grab it! 😀

  • Nick

    So when will the pilachu at walgreens/target/walmart be avaliable?

    What is the difference between it and the other 2 pikachus?

  • Alright, so I ended up digging up some info with regards to the “Sitting” Pikachu plush from Walgreens/Target that’s slated for later this year. Here’s what I know so far:

    The image that the official Pokemon20 site used for “Sitting” Pikachu is actually the package image for “Standing” Pikachu (aka the one that GameStop got). The only Pikachu plush dolls that both Target and Walgreens have ATM are from the X/Y series plush and not from the 20th Anniversary series of plush.

    From checking Reddit to even GameFAQs forums, nobody’s seen the “Sitting” Pikachu plush, and that Pokemon20 site (which was my main source for this article) has not updated that particular page since February.

    So, we have one of the following:

    1) The “Sitting” Pikachu plush used a placeholder image from another plush and it’s still slated to come later this year, or
    2) The Pokemon20 site made an error and there is no “Sitting” Pikachu plush (at least, not one that’s different from “Winking” Pikachu plush seen above, which is also sitting down for its pose).

    That’s all the info I’ve got on it. Until we get total confirmation otherwise, this “Sitting” Pikachu is still set to release in the incredibly vague “later this year,” which could be anywhere between now and December.

    Hopefully this helps!

  • Arm

    I have 4 different pikachu plushes

  • Awesome! Do you have pictures of them to show?

  • Will

    Arceus has to have a bigger box, can’t wait to see what they’ll do to fit him in one.

  • George F Wible, Jr

    Sitting Pikachu is real

  • Does it look any different from the “Standing” Pikachu or the “Winking” Pikachu plush?

    If you’ve got pictures to compare between these plushes, I’d greatly appreciate it. Otherwise, a simple description would do.

  • Andrew Jackson

    the Arceus is now in stores, n online, its probably 2nd rarest next to Genesect

  • Andrew Jackson

    i got the sitting n seen the blinking in different shapes, i want those they have them at walmart right now!

  • George F Wible, Jr

    here ya’ go

    from left to right: GameStop, TRU, Target (I think that’s right)

  • George F Wible, Jr

    second rarest? How so?

  • BRILLIANT! Thank you so much for posting this!

  • Billy Teeples

    So has anyone confirmed how many different styles of Pikachu there are? I found one at Barnes and Noble that was different from the two I had.

  • S Wesley

    There are at least four (Gamestop, Target, Toys R Us & Barnes N Noble) I have these ones but I heard there is a fifth one at Walgreens though I wish I knew what it looked like.

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