I’m not sure what is crazier – the fact that my sister started collecting Pokémon cards about 25 years ago, or that my kids are collecting Pokémon cards 25 years later! If you want to talk about a TV series that has firmly entrenched itself into modern day culture – Pokémon has to be at the top of that list!
And because of that popularity, we find ourselves buying a lot of Pokémon toys – and Pokémon is grateful enough to keep producing large amounts of Pokémon merchandize! To try and make your life a little easier, we have compiled a list of The Best Pokémon Toys!
This list is going to continually be added to and changed just because of the nature of Pokémon toys, so check back often and read more reviews on the Best Pokémon Toys!
Quick List of the Best Pokémon Toys
Here is a quick list of the Best Pokémon Toys in our opinion. Underneath this list is a much more detailed review of each Pokémon Toy! Enjoy.
- Pokémon Carry Case Playsets (Original & Volcano)
- Pokémon Suprise Attack Sets
- Pokémon Clip ‘N’ Go Poké Ball Belt Set
- Pokémon Battle Figure Sets
- Pokémon Themed Mega Construx Sets
- Pokémon Electronic & Interactive My Partner Pickachu
- Pokémon Electric Charge Pickachu
- Pokémon Plush Toys
- Pokémon Snooze Action Snorlax Plush
- Pokémon Select Figure Sets
- Pokémon Trainer Trivia Game
Detailed Review of Each Pokémon Toy Listed
1.) Pokémon Carry Case Playsets – Right now there are two different Pokémon Carry Case Playsets that you can pick from: The Original Pokémon Carry Case & The Volcano Pokémon Carry Case Toy. Both playsets have some similarities – but are designed very differently.
The original Pokémon Carry Case has a “battle arena,” tree, cave, bridge, water area, and a punch of hidden features that will make it really popular with kids. This is the version that we have in our home, and the version that my kids really enjoy playing! You can read the full review about this toy here: The Pokémon Carry Case Playset Reviewed.
The Volcano Pokémon Carry Case is – you guessed it – in the shape of a Volcano. It has some other cool land features and both sets include a 2-inch Pickachu Battle figure. As you probably guessed by the name, each playset can be folded up into a carry case you can carry around. The original carry case folds into a backpack shape, and the volcano set folds into more of a rectangular case you can carry around.
Both playsets are a lot of fun and should bring lots of enjoyment into your home – I know they have for us!
2.) Pokémon Suprise Attack Game – The Pokémon Suprise Attack Game is another Pokémon Toy that we have enjoyed in our home. This game includes two Poké balls that are attached to a black base, two 2-inch figures (the characters will vary depending on which set you buy – for example we bought the Pickachu & Jigglypuff set, but there are other options), and six “battle” discs.
Here are a few different sets currently available.
- Squirtle vs. Jigglypuff Suprise Attack Set
- Charmander vs. Riolu Suprise Attack Set
- Pickachu vs. Bulbasaur Suprise Attack Set
The game is simple to play, you place your figure and battle disc inside the Poké Ball and close it. Once closed, you twist the Poké Ball until it locks into place. Once ready, both you and your opponent hit the red button attached to the black base the Poké ball is on – causing the Poké Ball to spin around and open up – revealing your figure and your attack.
Depending on which attack disc you picked, you can beat your opponent. There are different rules you can play by, but that is the basics of the game! ***Important Note*** Any 2-inch Pokémon figure will work with this game; it doesn’t have to be just the ones included!
3. Pokemon Clip ‘N’ Go Poké Ball Belt Set – This is a fun set that has a lot of slightly different variations to it, mostly in which type of balls come with the belt, and which 2-inch battle figures come with the Poké Ball variations!
For example, the Pokémon Clip ‘N’ Go Poké Ball Belt Set that is pictured comes with 2 different Poké Balls – a Ultra Ball and a Quick Ball. It also comes with a 2-inch Pickachu figure. There are a bunch of different types of balls and figure combinations so pick one that you think would be a good fit- although I think the Quick Ball looks really cool!
With this set you will also get the Clip “N” Go Belt – which is an adjustable belt that holds up to 6 Poké Balls. Once you have the belt, there are separate Poké Balls that can be bought, so you don’t need to keep buying sets that include the belt.
Kids will really enjoy carrying around six different Poké Balls loaded with figures that are ready to do battle! And yes, the Poké Balls will open up.
Here are some other Poké Ball Sets that are available – not all of them include the belt.
- Pokémon Clip ‘N’ Go Multi-Pack featuring – Ultra Ball, Poké Ball, and Luxury Ball + Eevee, Pickachu, Machop, & Vulpix (Belt Optional)
- Pokemon Clip ‘N’ Go Set Featuring Pickachu & Cubone – plus Poke Ball, Premier Ball, and Timer Ball (plus belt)
- Pokemon Clip ‘N’ Go Belt Featuring Pickachu & Nest Ball/Poke Ball
And I can basically go on for another few hours just listing different sets that are available – that might be something I do in the future! But for now, just keep your eyes out for new releases. There are a bunch of individual Pokémon released with just one ball too!
4.) Pokémon Battle Figure Sets – There is a bunch of different Pokémon Battle Figure Sets that come with different Pokémon characters, so you are going to have the opportunity to form a huge collection!
Most of the figures in these sets are going to be 2-inches in size so they can fit in other toys like the Carry Case Sets and Suprise Attack game listed above. There are going to be the occasional figure that is 3-inches in size are bigger, so those are a little more difficult to use in some of the other toys. Most 2-inch battle figures are locked into place, some of the 3-inch options have some type of articulation.
And again, you are going to have so much fun picking a set you like. For example, the one pictured to the right has a 2-inch Pickachu, Squirtle, Charmander, Bulbasaur, Jigglypuff, and Meowth – plus a 3-inch Loudred and Psyduck.
There are 8, 10, 2, and even single figure packs, so you won’t be disappointed in the selection you have. Here are some popular examples of sets that are avaliable.
- Pokémon Battle Figure 8-Pack – Features Charmander, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Mimikyu, Pikachu, Eevee, Umbreon, Espeon
- Pokémon Battle Figure 8 Pack – Features 2-Inch Pikachu, Eevee, Appletun, Growlithe, Mimikyu, Togepi, 3-Inch Raichu & Hawlucha
- PoKéMoN Ultimate Battle Multi 10 Pack Action Figures – Gengar, Pikachu, Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Eevee, Sobble, Grookey, Scorbunny & Munchlax
- Pokémon Official Ultimate Battle Figure 10-Pack – 2″ Pikachu, 2″ Charmander, 2″ Squirtle, 2″ Bulbasaur, 2″ Eevee, 2″ Jigglypuff, 3″ Magikarp, 3″ Haunter, 3″ Jolteon, 4.5” Charizard
And this another set of toys I could spend all day just listing out the different set options – so we may come back to that in the future.
5.) Pokémon Themed Mega Construx Sets – Pokémon Themed Mega Construx Sets are the go-to toy I purchase when we are invited to a birthday party for a kid that likes LEGO blocks. And the nice thing is, there are a bunch of different sets from Mega Construx – so you should be able to find something new and unique for any child that loves Pokémon or LEGO.
For those that are unaware, Mega Construx is basically a LEGO like building set. There are a bunch of different sets, but most of them will include at least one Poke Ball that gets built with a Pokémon character inside. They will come with easy-to-follow instructions, and you are normally going to be able to put the ball and character together pretty quickly.
The set we have pictured here is cool because it actually includes five different Poke Balls that you get to build – and includes a Cubone, Magikarp, Caterpie, Pickachu, and Zubat. What a great variety of balls and characters!
There are a bunch of single character sets, blind bag sets, and other multi-ball sets available to purchase – and you can combine all of the sets into one Poke Ball collection if you desire! There are also sets that have a bigger character and no Poke Ball, so look around and see what you like!
6.) Pokémon Electronic & Interactive My Partner Pickachu – Pickachu has become the fan favorite Pokémon for a reason, and this Pokémon Electronic & Interactive My Partner Pickachu toy should be enjoyed by any young Pickachu fan.
This smaller Pickachu figure is about 4-inches tall and weighs about 1/2 a pound. Children will like it because it makes lots of noises and lights up – plus the ears and arms will move! There are actually about 100 different interactions that can happen between all the noises and lights it makes.
There are also three different sensors that you can touch to start all of those interactions – plus the tail and cheeks will light up. This toy also has two different modes – discovery & train. Overall, it should be fun for youngsters.
You can check out the full review we did on this toy here: Pokémon My Partner Pickachu Toy Review.
This toy has become so popular they did make a Pokémon Electronic & Interactive My Partner Charmander and a Pokémon Electronic & Interactive My Partner Eevee.
7.) Pokémon Electric Charge Pickachu Plush Toy – Released in 2022, the Pokémon Electric Charge Pickachu Plush Toy is our newest addition to this list of the best Pokémon toys! This toy reminds me a lot of the My Partner Pickachu Toy listed above, but instead of being made out of hard plastic, it is made from a soft plush material!
And it is bigger! Electric Charge Pickachu is about 10-inches in size, and has cheeks that light up, a tail that lights up, arms that move, and a head that moves (see why it reminds me of the My Partner Pickachu toy). This toy also has 30+ reactions that it makes.
One of the cool features it has is you can press down on its stomach to charge up a thunder attack, that sounds really neat. If you rub its head, you are going to hear Pikachu talk and see his cheeks light up. All of these neat little features should make it a fun toy for children to play with, and the soft plush materials should make it a fun toy to cuddle with at night.
If your child is a Pikachu fan, or in need of a new cuddle buddy that makes a bunch of cool sounds and could accidently keep your child awake at night…this is the perfect choice for you!
8.) Pokémon Plush Toys – The good news is (or maybe it is bad news depending on what level of Pokémon fandom your child has) is that you should be able to buy a Pokémon Plush Toy of whatever Pokémon your child is currently obsessed with! There is no shortage of Pokémon Plush Options!
Believe it or not, I think we only have two different Pokémon Plush Toys in our household, a Cubone and a Wobbuffet. I would say we have done pretty good considering how much our children love Pokémon and how many stuffed animals and plush toys we ended up owning!
Like we said before, there is a bunch of different Pokémon Plush Stuffed animals you can purchase with some of my favorite being these:
- Pickachu 8-inch Plush
- Pokémon Plush Starter Pack (Charmander, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur)
- Grookey 8-inch Plush
- Munchlax 8-inch Plush Toy
- 8-Inch Litten Plush Stuffed Animal
- Gengar 12-inch Plush
And about a hundred more fun options to pick from!
9.) Pokémon Snooze Action Snorlax Plush – This Pokémon Snooze Action Snorlax plush could probably be included with the list of plush toys above, but it has a bunch of extra features that make it extra special.
This 10-inch plush toy actually has two different modes – asleep and awake. It makes over 20 different sounds including snoring, munching, belly rumbling, and speaking. It has a light-up mouth and tail – and one of the really cool features is it comes with a Pecha Berry that you can feed it to make it go to sleep or wake up depending on the mode it is in!
Because of the awesome looking design, cool interactive features, and soft plush, you can see why children will love this toy!
Plus, Snorlax has always been a fan favorite – so we can see this toy would make a great addition to the toy collection of any young Pokémon fan!
10.) Pokémon Select Figures – There are some really cool Pokémon figures that are actually part of the Pokémon Select Figures sets. These Pokémon are individual Pokémon that you can buy that also come with a display that attaches to the figure. They would be higher on the list, but they are almost a display type toy vs. a play with type toy like the battle figure sets that were listed above.
These Pokémon Select figures are about 6-inches in size and have different articulation points based on the option you pick. The display is easy to put together and attach to the Pokémon, so they do look really good when displayed on a shelf or bookcase.
Here are some of the popular options in Series 1- they will probably continue to release these sets in different series.
- Pokémon Select Charizard Figure
- Pokémon Select Rayquaza Figure
- Pokémon Select Articuno
- Pokemon Select Greninja Figure
You can read a little bit more about these figure sets here: Pokémon Select Figure Sets List and Review.
11.) Pokémon Trainer Trivia Game – I wasn’t sure If I wanted to add the Pokémon Trainer Trivia Game or not, since it not actually a toy – it’s a game that kid’s play – but if you read our Pokémon Trainer Trivia Game review, you will see just home much enjoyment it has brought to our household, so I want you to know about it if you weren’t aware of its existence.
This trivia game is for 1 – 4 players, the average game lasts about 15 minutes, and it has a beginner; advanced; and expert mode. This is nice because it gives different modes to play depending on the knowledge level and age of the participants. It also has over 1,000 questions, so you shouldn’t be running out of content anytime soon.
I was actually amazed at how difficult some of the questions were, so I would tell you it should be a little challenging to most kids. We would strongly recommend this game, and if you want even more details about, we encourage you to read the review we previously did that is linked above!
Other Links of Interest
Hopefully this list of the best Pokémon toys gave you some great gift ideas for the Pokémon fanatics in your life. If not, we have done a number of different best of lists that might be of interest to you, including:
- The Best Mario Brothers Toys
- The Best Bluey Toys
- The Best Pirate Toys
- The Best PJ Masks Toys
- The Best Hot Wheel City Tracks
- The Best T.O.T.S. Toys
- The Best Muppet Babies Toys
- The Best Bluey Boardgames
- The Best Little People Collector Sets
- The Best Little People Toys
Hopefully between all of these lists of toy reviews we have done, you are able to find something that will interest you!