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We were ecstatic when Build-A-Bear’s newest Pokémon plush addition, Piplup, arrived on our doorstep recently, courtesy of the BAB headquarters. There’s nothing quite as exciting and special than opening that front door and seeing the famous and very recognizable Build-A-Bear box, especially when knowing that a Pokémon is hidden inside!

Piplup, the unspeakably adorable Water-type ‘mon, easily rose in rank as one of our very favorite Pokémon releases from BAB. And when you think about it, that’s pretty incredible, considering it rests alongside famous pocket monsters like Pikachu and Bulbasaur! So what makes this swimmer such a standout newcomer? Let me tell you now: It’s just about everything. The Gen IV penguin-like Pokémon plush is decked out in primarily shades of blue and white throughout, with its markings making it look like a cute little crown sits atop its nose. Just as charming is that its lush and plush feather design down its back make it look like it’s wearing a cape. Could this little cutie melt your heart any more? I think not!

If you’re interested in picking up a Piplup for yourself or a loved one, you can do so at your nearest Build-A-Bear location, or you can purchase the Online-Exclusive Piplup Bundle for $60.



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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.