Pokémon are fictional creatures of all shapes and sizes that live in the wild or alongside humans. Most of the time, Pokémon do not speak, except to pronounce their names. Pokémon are caught, raised and trained by their owners (called "trainers"), to battle each other for sport. As the Pokémon grow and gain experience, they occasionally evolve into stronger Pokémon. There are currently over 700 creatures in the Pokémon universe.
Pokémon (Japanese: ポケモン) is a media franchise created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1995. The franchise is run by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese consortium between Nintendo, Game Freak and Creatures. The copyright of the franchise is shared by the three companies, but Nintendo is the sole owner of the trademark.
Pokémon began with two Game Boy (the original) video games, developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo. It now extends to video games, trading card games, television shows and animated films, comic books and toys like Pokémon Figures and Pokémon Plush.
A word from the Pokémon team
“Products based on Pokémon characters made popular through our games, movies, and TV shows are released nearly every day. At the Pokémon Company, we review, supervise, and grant permission for Pokémon product, service, and event concepts and designs on a weekly basis. Over the years we have received hundreds of thousands of proposals, and we carefully review each one. In our licensing and product development business, we consider our licensees to be important business partners. We require that licensees perform end-to-end quality control, and support them in creating products that are more unique and fun. Pokémon Centers, the official Pokémon outlets, sell a wide range of original merchandise available only at those locations, which we vary by season. Our imaginative Original Product Development Team is constantly coming up with out-of-the-box ideas to find new angles for each and every Pokémon character and develop products to delight our fans.” - The Pokémon Company.
About Pokémon plush
The Pokémon Company produces several styles of plush toys, each offering a distinctive look to the Pokémon they feature. Official Pokémon stuffed toys can be divided into three broad categories:
Pokémon Plush features "realistic" styles and proportions based on official Pokémon artwork. Available in a variety of sizes, they are accurate representations of a wide variety of Pokémon. Some even match the Pokédex measurements found in the Pokémon video games.
You can identify them on our website with a name like: [Name of Pokémon] [Style: Life-size, Fluffy, Motchiri] Plush
Pokémon Dolls (formerly known as Poké Dolls) feature cute, rounded designs inspired by decors and other objects found in the Pokémon world.
You can identify them on our website with a name like: [Name of Pokémon] Plush Pokémon Dolls
In addition to Poké plush and Pokémon dolls, you'll find a variety of themed plush. Some feature special fabrics or unique materials, while others celebrate holidays or cultural events.
You can identify them on our website with a name like: [Name of Pokémon] Plush [Name of merch line]
Pay attention to plush sizes
Whatever you fall for, be sure to check the weight and dimensions listed on each product page. Pokémon plush toys come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and sometimes they can be really bigger than expected.
Spotting fake Pokémon plush
Official Pokémon plush will always come with tags from their respective authorized manufacturer, although counterfeits can make decent replications of these. It is highly recommended that you inspect the quality of the stitching, the thickness of the fabric, the materials used, even the smelt can give you a good idea of how the plush was treated. If you have a doubt then it is best not to purchase without 100% assurance, as those people who sell fakes will most probably don’t bother to accept a return.
Official Pokémon plush tend to be very high-end, and if properly taken care of, they last for many many (many!) years. This is obviously important if you’re a serious collector, but also if you’re considering putting the plush in the hands of a furious child. Also, poorly made fake plush toys pose many potential risks to young children, especially when it comes to small parts.
Where to buy your Pokémon Plush
Although there are many fakes on the internet, if you don’t live in Japan, this is probably your best chance to get these adorable Pokémon stuffed animals. If you choose to buy from online marketplaces such as Amazon or eBay, it is advisable to buy listings with actual photos of the plush toy, as opposed to a production photo that gives no indication of how the advertised item actually looks. Also, absolutely avoid buying Pokémon plush toys shipped from Hong Kong or China, as the vast majority of counterfeits come from these regions. In fact, when it comes to Pokémon stuffed toys, you should only buy products shipped from Japan, which almost guarantees that the product was purchased in there and that it is most likely an official Pokémon product.
Get your Authentic Japanese Pokémon Plush online
Whether you’re a casual buyer of Pokémon Merch, looking for the perfect gift for the Pokémon fan in your life, or just want to add something new to your collection of anime plush, you’ve come to the right place.
At Ichiba Japan, we offer a wide variety of Pokémon plush toys and Pokémon dolls, including some very rare ones that you won’t find easily anywhere else.
We buy from authorized manufacturer like Nintendo, Bandai, Pokémon Center, Banpresto, Takara Tomy, and more. You’ll find a wide assortment of official items featuring some of the most popular Pokémon, including Oikawa plush, Pikachu plush, all Gigantamax Pokémon plush, shiny Pokémon plush, giant Pokémon plush, and even Life-size Pokémon plush. You can buy every Pokémon center plush and many more. Actually, Whether you are looking for something from Red and Yellow, featured from Sun and Moon, coming from Alola or Galar, even a Pokémon trainer plush or just about anything related to Pokémon Japanese plushies, chances are that we have it.
Ichiba Japan, real experts in anime merchandise
A large part of our team is made up of what we like to call “Ninja Shoppers”. They are Japanese anime fans, who have dedicated their lives, both personally and professionally, to their love of Japanese anime. Collectors themselves, they are true experts in Japanese anime merchandise. As such, they will make sure to collect the best items for you. You won’t find a better selection of official Pokémon plush, directly shipped from Japan to allover the world, especially not at these extremely competitive prices.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach to our friendly and helpful support staff by email at email@example.com.
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