The Pokémon Company and toymaker Jazwares have announced the second wave of Pokémon Squishmallows, joining the Pikachu and Gengar plushies. Generation one Pokémon Snorlax and Togepi are the next two pocket monsters to get turned into Squishmallows. They were both introduced in a cute Instagram video published Monday: Pikachu FaceTiming Gengar, each of them introducing the new crew.
A Jazwares representative told Polygon that both Snorlax and Togepi will be available at both the Pokémon Center website and at mass retailers in spring 2023. Pikachu and Gengar are both available at Target, Walmart, and at other retailers, and it’s likely the new Squishmallows will be found at those places, too.
For Pikachu and Gengar, a limited run at the Pokémon Center came first before a wider retail release a few months later, in early February. Because of high demand, though, it’s hard to buy these online — they sell out instantly. The 10-inch Pikachu and Gengar Squishmallows can be found in Walmart stores, however, where they’re more readily available than the 20-inch Pikachu and Gengar Squishmallows at Target. For Target, your best bet is to search for availability in your area and head in immediately, or purchase for pick-up.
Prices range from around $15 for the 10-inch Squishmallows up to $45 for the 20-inch ones. There are a few sizes available in between, including the 12-inch Squishmallows from The Pokémon Center.
The big problem seems to be scalpers, who snatch these toys up to resell at high prices.
Update (Feb. 22): This story has been updated with new photos and availability information.