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Massive chonky Pikachu and longcat Meowth Pokémon plush toys coming to Japan’s Pokémon Center

Shhh... Gigantamax Meowth is sleeping

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A Gigantimax Meowth plush toy resting in bed Photo: The Pokémon Company
Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Very, very large versions of Pikachu and Meowth were introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield with new Gigantamax forms that evoke the original chubby version of Pikachu and Meowth as longcat. Soon, you can take very, very large versions of those big Pokémon home in plush form, thanks to Japan’s Pokémon Center. But these big boys come with an equally big price.

The Super Gigantamax Pikachu plush stands 80 cm tall (about 31 inches) and weighs nearly 10 pounds. This wide Pikachu is about 24 inches wide too, all of which helps explain the hefty price tag: 44,000 yen (about $411).

Here’s a size comparison of the new Super Gigantamax Pikachu next to the Pokémon Centre’s much more modestly sized standard Gigantamax Pikachu (which is about 21 inches tall and costs just 3,960 yen or about $37).

Super Gigantamax Pikachu plush next to the standard Gigantamax Pikachu plush Image: The Pokémon Company

For the Pokémon fan with a preference for length over girth, the Super Gigantamax Meowth plush stands an impressive 165 cm tall, or about five feet and five inches. Super Gigantamax Meowth costs just 33,000 yen (about $308) and seems perfect for sleeping next to (or for sleeping in between two long Pokémon, if you have the life-size Furret plush toy as well).

Here’s the Super Gigantamax Meowth next to the standard the Gigantamax Meowth plush toy.

The Super Gigantamax Meowth plush toy next to the standard Gigantamax Meowth plush toy Image: The Pokémon Company

Both the Super Gigantamax Meowth and the Super Gigantamax Pikachu are available for pre-order from the Japanese Pokémon Center’s online store. They’re both made to order and will be manufactured in limited supply. They’re supposed to ship by October 2020.

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