New plush are now available to buy on the Pokémon Center site, and boy, are they adorable. The toys range from themed Pokémon, like Intern Pikachu who’s dressed in a very charismatic business suit, to various sizes of Whimsicott’s Substitute Poké Plush.

The new additions I’m particularly excited about, however, are the smaller Kuttari plush toys! Popular characters like Jolteon, Flareon, Eevee, Pikachu and Raichu were created in beanbag-style form and are small enough to have fun with both at home and while out and about in the world. To make collecting Kuttari even more fun (and desirable), two design options are available per Pokémon: a sleeping version and a regular (awake) version!

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Could they be any cuter? I think not! The fact that each Kuttari is priced at only $9.99– a very fair price– makes my need to own them all build more and more every time I browse over to the Kuttari shop page.

The Nintendo Inquirer team got its paws on one of the Raichu Kuttaris a few days before the new plush toys hit the U.S. store since Japan’s Pokémon Center released them at an earlier date. Our expectations were met, to say the least, and we’ve all been having fun taking Raichu on small adventures with us ever since his arrival.

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The Pokémon Company really outdid itself this time. Raichu is adorable, well made and just plain fun. He’s easy to pack away in a bag and take out for photos wherever I go. Simply having him sit in the palm of my hand or on my shoulder (a very fitting place for him to rest) has given me a sense of happiness that few other plush toys have the power to deliver these days. Purely charming, Kuttari Pokémon rule all when it comes to plush in my book!

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Written by Lauren Ganos
Creative Director, Managing Editor

Designer and writer by day, gamer by night, Lauren dreams big when it comes to creative endeavors. Perhaps that's why she's taken on the roles of creative director and managing editor for Nintendo Wire. If she had a video game superhero alias, it might just be The Visionary, a true keeper of imaginative order.

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