When I set out
to collect "just the PokeDolls of the electric rodents", I had no idea
what an arduous quest it would turn out to be. Now, I have almost forty
rodent PokeDolls, and they just seem to keep multiplying, as rodents
are known to do, after all! Here is my Rodent
PokeDoll Report! Starring Tomy MC Figure Tufty Pichu for a
consistant size reference in each photo. Enjoy!
and cute, mini PokeDolls, usually called "PokeDoll Mascots" in Japan,
come in a range of sizes from tiny to super tiny. Many are so tiny,
they need a bigger grown up Pokemon to hold onto them so they don't get
lost. Tiny little dolls in a big old world.
Mini PokeDoll Mascots: Pikachu, Emolga, Pachirisu
4/28/2012 (Pikachu, Emolga) 9/14/2012 (Pachirisu)
adorable mini mascots are some of the latest uniquely-sized PokeDolls
to be made. Each comes in its own little bubble pack with a backing
cleverly designed after a PokeDoll's modern tag with colors altered to
match. Together, Pikachu, Emolga and Pachirisu's colors look stunningly
beautiful, if I do say so myself!
Will they ever complete the Electric Rodent set in this tiny size? How
adorable it would be!! Sunyshore is rooting for Raichu!
PC "Moving Commemoration" Mini Pikachu PokeDolls
Both of these mini Pikachu dolls were (originally) limited to their
respective Pokemon Centers (Tokyo and Osaka) in commemoration of a move
to a new location. In these cases, PC Tokyo moved from Tokyo Station to
Hamamatsucho Station, and PC Osaka moved to the Daimaru building inside
of Osaka Station. While the Tokyo version (part of a set with Piplup
and Charmander) was released the day of the move, the Osaka version
(part of a set with a matching 12 Inch Doll as
well) was in celebration of the move's one year anniversary.
Includes (from left to right):
Tokyo Ver. Mini Plush Set Pikachu Doll (ミニぬいぐるみセット ポケモンセンタートウキョーver.)
PC Osaka Ver.
"Renewal 1st Anniversary" Mascot Keychain Doll (ポケモンセンターオーサカver
|「マスリーピカチュウ２００５ ３月」 ひな祭りプラ
March Monthly Pikachu w/ "Hina Matsuri" Plusle and Minun PokeDolls
6 cm (Plusle and Minun)
Pikachu Plush were a popular series in the mid 2000's, each month
featuring Pikachu holding something that was usually adorable.
For March 2005's plush, Pikachu was given some of the best things to
hold -- Electric Rodent PokeDolls! These Plusle and Minun are amongst
the tiniest PokeDolls ever released to this day, and are dressed as an
Emperor and Empress, hina matsuri style. Not only did they get this
adorable plush, but the 2005 March Monthly Pikachu and his dolls were
featured on matching pillow, mug and pouches as well. Click the image
to see more!
Though I usually might stick to just the Plush and not all the etxra
matching goodies -- in this case, I could not help it. A Monthly
Pikachu with little electric PokeDolls being too adorable an idea to
resist aside, somehow they chose the month of my birthday to do it, and
that seals the deal.
2013 Movie Lotto Prize D "Plush with PokeDoll"
10 cm (Pichu)
IT'S PICHU'S FIRST NOT-NORMAL-SIZED POKEDOLL! :D
Pichu was not even in this movie! I think it's the only Pokemon from
this promo not in the movie at all and yet got one of the major prizes
dedicated to it. Just...what!
So baffled and pleased I cannot even write this description up with
dignity as the others are!
Plush w/ "Held" Mini Pikachu PokeDolls
6-10 cm (the mini doll)
far, three mini Pikachu dolls have been so made tiny enough to
represent other Pokemon plush owning their own Pikachu PokeDoll.
The regular colored Pikachu with a party hat (photo coming soon) is
celebrating the PC's 10th Anniversary with his own mini version of the regular sized doll. Shiny Pikachu with a mini
doll in a shopping bag was a plush collaboration with the company
BEAMS35 for Pokemon's 15th Anniversary. Finally, here is Meowth with a
little Doll, to match the Pikachu holding a little Meowth doll that
also came out for 2012's summer movie lottery.
Inlcudes (from left to right):
PC 10th Anniversary
Pikachu Plush (ポケセン10周年記念ピカチュウのぬいぐるみ)
Movie Lotto Prize E "Plush with PokeDoll" (ポケモンわくわくゲットくじ2012 E賞
Shiny Pikachu by
BEAMS35 (BEAMSÎポケモン 色違いピカチュウぬいぐるみ) (2011)
|ポケモンセンターオリジナル マスコット ピカチュウドールOA|
Pokemon Center Original "Secret Base" Pikachu Doll Mascot
Size: 10 cm
the mini mascot version of the special redesigned Secret Base Pikachu
Doll from Alpha Ruby, Omega Sapphire. So cute and so tiny, with a
matching tag and noseless little button of a face!!
|ポケモンセンターオリジナル ぬいぐるみペン ピカチュウドール|
Pokemon Center Original "Secret Base" Pikachu Doll Pen
Size: 19 cm
...and the same thing, smaller, as a pen!!!
Other Mini Pikachu PokeDolls (Various)
little Pikachus, and two are mysteries! Despite knowing exactly where
one came from -- the Doll House Mini Pikachu Doll from New Year's 2013
-- the other two are so old and mysterious I have been so far unable to
find out how they were packaged and sold, or even in what year, for the
fellow in the middle. Any information from anyone would be MUCH
appreciated! Until then, mystery on my brothers!
Includes (from left to
Pokemon Doll House Mini Pikachu (ポケモンセンターのポケモンドールハウス) (1/1/2013)
Pikachu Mini Pokedoll
Pikachu Mini PokeDoll (2005)
dependable, loyal. Man's best friend. Of couse I am talking about the
regular sized lined of PokeDolls, which have been consistantly produced
since the style began in 2001. They come in velvet, velboa, minky, even
amigurumi. Despite every single one being about 14-15 centimeters tall
there is quite a nice variety!
Pichu, Pikachu, Raichu, Plusle, Minun, Pachirisu, Emolga, Dedenne PokeDolls
With each new Generation of Pokemon comes a new Electric Rodent, and
with each new rodent comes a PokeDoll for that rodent. Here is the
current collection of regular sized PokeDolls for each rodent, finally
including Raichu as of 2013. NEW! Dedenne joins the ranks in Febuary 2014!
Pichu and Pikachu "Plush Plush"
Plush Plush are the forefathers of PokeDolls -- PokeDolls in a unique
velvety soft fabric, with a different name, but the same pattern and
artwork. As the years go by these PokeDoll ancestors become harder and
harder to find, especially with their fragile fabric and tags in tact.
Plush Plush was released as a normal doll, but the Pichu
Plush Plush was given away in a
special promotion (the New Year Pika Pika Bag) handed out New Year's
Day, 2002. According to a blogger, the bag also contained the Larvitar
Plush Plush ("「ピチューぬいぐるみのぬいぐるみ」は単独で買ったわけではなく、実は2002年正
「ポケモンドール」 ピチュー その他の２種
Alt. Pichu PokeDolls
Brother Pichu PokeDoll (often called "Tufty Pichu") is arguably the
rarest, hardest to find PokeDoll of all time. His very existance was
unknown to non-Japanese collectors until PokeDoll enthusiast Kate discovered her own. The
image to the right, from nintendo.co.jp, is the announcement of
"PokeDolls Wave 3" coming in Spring of 2002. Click to see who else was
in the third ever set of PokeDolls along with Big Brother Pichu! (PS:
You can see here
who was in Wave 1 and Wave 2 as well! Just some PokeDoll history!).
Tufty was also released as a set with regular Pichu, AKA his younger
Pichu PokeDoll was the fourth ever Pichu Doll released in this size,
after the plush plush, regular doll, and tufty. Interestingly enough,
you look upon a male and female pair -- Tufty is obviously a boy and
Notch-ear is confirmed to be a girl!
Inlcudes (from left to right):
Big Brother "Tufty"
Pichu PokeDoll (ピチュー兄ポケドール) (2002)
"Gizamimi" Pichu PokeDoll (ギザみみピチュードール) (2009)
ケモンドール」 ピカチュウ その他の２種
anniversary Pikachu PokeDoll was, as his title suggests, made for the
Pokemon Center's ten year anniversary since the first one was opened.
Starter PokeDolls were also re-released in minky fabric at this time
with special 10th anniversary tags. Amigurumi Pikachu Doll was a
special release sold at Pokemon Festivals in spring and summer of 2007,
called "Pokemon Pal City" (ポケモンフェスタ2007 "ポケモンパルシティ").
Inlcudes (from left to right):
PC 10th Anniversary
ver. Pikachu PokeDoll (ピカチュウドールポケモンセンター 10th Anniversary ver.) (2008)
Pal City Amigurumi Pikachu (ポ
ケモンパルシティ あみぐるみドール ピカチュウ）
are the awkward middle children of the PokeDoll family, varying in size
someplace between the regular dolls and the 12 Inch giants. No PokeDoll
has been made in this size since Generation 4, making them unique
Pokemon Center Original "Secret Base" Pikachu Doll
The newly redesigned Pikachu Secret Base PokeDoll! The new design is
based on how the plush looks in secret bases in Omega Ruby/Alpha
Sapphire. It's so amazingly cute, even if it lost its nose in a tragic
game of got-your-nose.
||「NEW YEAR ピカピカバッグ 2003」 ピカチュウドール
Year PikaPika Bag 2003" Soft Fabric Pikachu
we continue and expand upon the theme of New Year PikaPika Bag
PokeDolls! We have already seen above we have seen a mini Pikachu sold on New Year's, and read that Pichu plush plush was also a special New
Year's doll in the PikaPika Bag for 2002. But these Medium Sized dolls
take the "New Year's Exclusives" cake, as all of them but one could be
bought no where and no time except a PikaPika Bag during the New Year
This soft towel-like fabric Pikachu is from the 2003 New Year's Bag
and, according to a blogger, came with a "mug, lap blanket and tape" ("
マグとぬいぐるみとひざ掛けとガムテープはもうひとつの福袋にも入っていました。"). I am positively dying to get
my hands on images of the entire PikaPika bag's contents, but for now,
at least we know!
|「NEW YEAR ピカピカバッグ2005」 プラスルとマイナンドール
Year PikaPika Bag 2005"
Plusle and Minun Minky Dolls
to the Pikachu above, these guys came along two years later. We do not
know what else was in their PikaPika Bag, only that they were a part of
年のNew Yearピカピカバックに入っていたものです。"). Again, this is info, and images, I am
dying to find!
On an interesting side note, these are the first ever PokeDolls made in
minky fabric! Every PokeDoll being made in minky did not begin until
after Diamond and Pearl was released in late 2006.
Year PikaPika Bag 2008" Shimmery Pikachu and
the dolls above, these are PikaPika Bag PokeDolls; unlike the dolls
above, I know all about them, because I was able to buy this bag on my
own! Each bag came with one random medium sized PokeDoll, a blanket, a
photo album, and other random PC goods, all in a giant plastic bag
(with Dialga and Palkia on the other side).
You know it's a good year when the first goods are dominated by
exclusive and limited Electric Rodent PokeDolls!
24 cm (without hat)
soft fabric Santa Pikachu is the "biggest" of the medium sized dolls.
He is also one of the most elusive, despite having been sold regularly
and not in a special New Year's promotion! It is not, however, unheard
of for the Christmas Pikachu of the year to go quickly, and while there
has been a Christmas Pikachu plush every single year, only once has it
ever been a PokeDoll. And here he is!
was available by himself for 1500 yen, or in a "Christmas Special Set"
for 3880 yen ("ポケモンセン
「クリスマススペシャルセット」3880円"). The special set was six goods (a small pouch,
memo pad, sticker sheet, postcard, and plush tree, along with Santachu)
inside of a very large pouch exclusive to that set, to hold it all
Hopefully, one day, there will be another Christmas plush in the
referred to by English-speaking collectors as "DX PokeDolls", but
properly named "12 Inch PokeDolls", these are, to date, the largest
sized PokeDolls made! Like the medium dolls, no new 12 Inch
PokeDolls have been produced since the end of Gen 4. Will
we ever see a new one? UPDATE: DEDENNE?!!
12 Inch Pikachu PokeDolls
30 cm (12 inches)
regular 12 inch Pikachu PokeDoll has been released in Japan's Pokemon
Centers, New York's Pokemon Center/Nintendo World, Florida Disney
World's Epcot, and Japan's 2005 Pokemon theme park, "PokÚPark".
Despite having different tags and some minor sewing variations, the
regular 12 inch Pikachu has remained the same throughout all of these
releases, with the same size, pattern and velboa fabric.
One year after Pokemon Center Osaka moved locations, they released a PC
Osaka limited 12 inch Pikachu Doll with matching mini keychain mascot,
to "Celebrate! One year since PC Osaka's Renewal!"
("祝！ポケモンセンターオーサカリニューアル１周年！"). Some time later this previously Osaka
limited doll set was also sold throughout Pokemon Centers in other
locations. This doll, like its mini keychain seen above, is made in
minky fabric with a big blue polka-dotted bow!
Inlcudes (from left to right):
PC Osaka Ver.
"Renewal 1st Anniversary" Doll (ポケモンセンターオーサカver) (11/26/2011)
Inch Plusle and Minun PokeDolls
are what they are! In velboa fabric and standard 12 inch size. Their
gigantic ears have some supports inside of them to keep them up so well!
Inch Dedenne PokeDoll
Since the end of Diamond and Pearl, with the 12 Inch Arceus and Sky
Shaymin dolls (both limited to 100 Daisuki Club prizes) released in
2009, 12 Inch dolls were done. As far as we knew, another would never
be made, and a long five years of Black and White passed, with no
Generation 5 PokeDolls getting made into the big size.
And suddenly.......with very little warning, they decided to go for it
again. Not only did they decide to suddenly make one again, but they
started with Dedenne, the electric rodent hamster gerbil of Generation
6, and the best possible 12 Inch PokeDoll for them to make....... in my
opinion anyway!!!!!!! Although now Emonga is feeling a little put out
(at least one Gen 1 rodent got a big doll, nobody in Gen 5 did at all),
Dedenne now joins the ranks of the other few and far in between 12 Inch
Electric mice dolls!!!
Inch Pachirisu PokeDoll
"DX PokeDoll" is one of the biggest plush I own, and easily the biggest
of the electric rodent PokeDolls, if not the biggest PokeDoll ever
made. The reason is that his tail is as big as another 12 inch doll
stuck onto his back, doubling him in size. Despite being just as tall
as the rest he is twice as heavy and twice as difficult to fine a place
At least he is not difficult to get to sit upright.
Pikachu PokeDoll Cushion
flattest kind of PokeDoll still in plush form, this is also one of the
rarer items on a page full of extremely rare items. It was released
around the time of the Lucario movie, and thus Lucario and Bonsly
PokeDolls also have flat cushion versions of themselves. Adorable.