"Whose that Pokemon?" template with Teddiursa shadow. Image: The Pokemon Company & Alyssa Shotwell.

Things We Saw Today: Build-A-Bear Finally Gets a Pokémon Plush Based on an Actual Bear

For the hardcore Build-A-Bear fans who also love Pokémon, they were recently awarded for their loyal by being the first to learn of the newest slew of Pokémon plushies added to the Build-a-Bear collection. Most of the Pokémon added up until this point were mostly based on popularity and recognition. While the newest entry to the club may be just that, it’s cool to see the crossover merch actually include a bear pokémon.

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The 13-inch plush comes with 5 sounds and is only available online. Teddiursa costs $40, but if you want the sleeper and hoodie, the total reaches $65 before shipping. They are honestly losing out on selling the hoodie in child and adult sizes because outfit coordination is always in. Other Pokémon in the collection include Pikachu, Eevee, Scorbunny, Grookey, Gengar, Squirtle, and Charmander—all with a clothing, accessories, and sound.

I’ve seen conflicting reports on whether or not Snorlax is a bear. While he has bear-like (“ursid-like”) qualities, there’s a severe lack of evidence. Teddiursa also has the evolution to Ursaring (also introduced in Generation II), further cementing its place as a bear. Snorlax just has Munchlax, who was added three generations later. I’m convinced that Munchlax’s more bear-like qualities sort of retconned the acceptance of Snorlax as a bear because people already assumed it was. Snorlax remains massively popular. Don’t worry because they are releasing Snorlax with an adorable pajama set, too!

(via Nintendo Soup, featured image: Rainbow)

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(she/her) Award-winning artist and writer with professional experience and education in graphic design, art history, and museum studies. She began her career in journalism in October 2017 when she joined her student newspaper as the Online Editor. This resident of the yeeHaw land spends most of her time drawing, reading and playing the same handful of video games—even as the playtime on Steam reaches the quadruple digits. Currently playing: Baldur's Gate 3 & Oxygen Not Included.