Two games launch today – Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. Both are coming for the Nintendo Switch. And starting today both games also get real plush toys.
They will debut in Europe first. There are plush versions of the new Pokemons Grookey, Scorbunny and Sobble. Of course Pikachu and other popular Pokemons also join the new toy line.
All of the new plushies are about 8-inches (20cm) tall. They will debut in Smyths Toys and other select retailers in the UK, Germany and France. Wicked Cool Toys makes the new plush animals.
“We know fans cannot wait for the plush of their new favourite Pokémon characters,” said Mathieu Galante, licensing director (EMEA) for The Pokémon Company International. “This year, they will be able to pick up plush of the curious Chimp Pokémon Grookey, energetic Rabbit Pokémon Scorbunny and timid Water Lizard Pokémon Sobble at the same time as purchasing the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games, providing inspiration to players as they begin their new adventure.”
Also joining the toys is a new Pokemon Trading Card Game: Galar Collection. It’s coming along with the new games and plushies. It will feature three new foil promo cards and one of three glossy pins.