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Pokémon Canvas (ポケモンキャンバス) are a range of plush that were released in Japan by The Pokémon Company and are designed to resemble a drawing of that Pokémon. This plush line appears to have first come out in 2006, which saw the releases of non-Sinnoh Pokémon such as Eevee and Aipom and also the Sinnoh starters. Then in 2007, the other Sinnoh canvas plush were released.

In September 2009, to promote the release of HeartGold and SoulSilver, canvas plush of the Johto starters: Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile were released. Then, in December 2009, a set of canvas Eeveelutions were released, during the Pokémon Center's Eevee Collection promotion. This also included a new re-designed Eevee canvas plush.

In January 2010, canvas plush of Pichu, Raichu and a re-released Pikachu were released. In June 2010 more were released. This set consists of: Vulpix, Growlithe, Lapras, Dragonite, Ampharos, Jirachi, Riolu, and Shaymin Land Forme.


General Appearance

Canvas plush are small sized plush (usually a little smaller than a Pokédoll) that all have a very soft pile. Their colour is often more pastel-like compared to other ranges of plush to give them a more "drawn" feel. Most of these plush also have brown coloured eyes where black is usually more commonly used. The hang tag that comes attached to the plush always shows a picture, to the left of the tag, of an artist and a Smeargle who are painting/drawing on a canvas together. To the right of the tag is a picture featuring a drawing of the actual plush.


Canvas Plush List

Example of the Pokémon Canvas tag.

Icon English Name Japanese Name
S025.png Pikachu ピカチュウ
S026.png Raichu ライチュウ
S037.png Vulpix ロコン
S058.png Growlithe ガーディ
S131.png Lapras ラプラス
S133.png Eevee (2006) イーブイ
S133.png Eevee (2009) イーブイ
S134.png Vaporeon シャワーズ
S135.png Jolteon サンダース
S136.png Flareon ブースター
S149.png Dragonite カイリュー
S152.png Chikorita チコリータ
S155.png Cyndaquil ヒノアラシ
S158.png Totodile ワニノコ
S172.png Pichu ピチュー
S181.png Ampharos デンリュウ
S190.png Aipom エイパム
S196.png Espeon エーフィ
S197.png Umbreon ブラッキー
S311.png Plusle プラスル
S312.png Minun マイナン
S385.png Jirachi ジラーチ
S387.png Turtwig ナエトル
S390.png Chimchar ヒコザル
S393.png Piplup ポッチャマ
S396.png Starly ムックル
S403.png Shinx コリンク
S417.png Pachirisu パチリス
S418.png Buizel ブイゼル
S421.png Cherrim チェリム
S425.png Drifloon フワンテ
S427.png Buneary ミミロル
S440.png Happiny ピンプク
S447.png Riolu リオル
S470.png Leafeon リーフィア
S471.png Glaceon グレイシア
S480.png Uxie ユクシー
S481.png Mesprit エムリット
S482.png Azelf アグノム
S492.png Land Forme シェイミ (ランドフォルム)

Trivia

  • Due to the overwhelming popularity of some canvas plush, combined with limited availability for some, the prices of the plush can be quite high in the collecting community or in auctions.