The chubby Pikachu and long Meowth variants were introduced as Gigantamax forms in Pokemon Sword and Shield. The plushies represent the original fatter Pikachu from the early versions of the series and Meowth as a longer version of itself, like the longcat meme. While the Sword and Shield games released back in November of last year, Japan has just released large plush forms of these big Pokemon to take home.
They’re making jumbo Gigantamax plush in Japan. Gigantamax Pikachu costs $412 and Meowth costs $309.
Bed shown for scale apparently. pic.twitter.com/cgdSpH4Pxb
— Joe Merrick (@JoeMerrick) April 30, 2020
Both plushies are available for pre-order from the Japanese Pokemon Center’s online store. These plushies are made to order and will only be manufactured in limited supply. Pre-ordered plushies are estimated to be shipped by October 2020. A worldwide release in other region Pokemon centers has not been announced as of yet.