The fifth generation of Pokémon plush Sitting Cuties is finally available at Pokémon Centers, and as usual the set has plenty of hits and misses. This is the largest roster of any generation. Today we take a look at the selection and see which ones stand out (or sit) and which fall flat.
In case you’re unfamiliar, Sitting Cuties, also known as Pokemon Fit, is a line of miniature plushies designed to do exactly what you’re thinking of doing. They are posed so they can sit and are weighted with microbeads to help maintain their position. has released additional generations. Assuming this line continues, you’ll eventually be able to own all 1,015 Pokémon of all forms, including 28 Unown.
The Unova set has some of the best little sitters ever. Most of his four-legged Pokémon look great sitting up. Liepard, Stoutland, Blitzle, Deerling, Landorus, Virizion, and Keldeo are all in the sitting dog position and are not only adorable but very stable. I especially like Samlot’s wide-open grumpy face, which makes him look like a puppy that has just fallen.
For my money, the bird Pokémon are the real stars of this set. planted. I’m not a big fan of bird Pokémon, but these are great and sit perfectly.
There are many Pokemon that can’t sit down easily, so the sitting cutie looks like an ordinary stuffed animal. They’re standing upright as they’re still waiting, so it’s not a complete loss. It doesn’t give much of a sitting effect, but it’s still a nice plush toy.
Then there’s a group of ill-fated Unova Pokémon. Not only can you not sit down, you can’t even stand. Pokémon that have particular trouble staying upright include Alomomola, Vanillish, Vanillaxe, Ferroseed, Accelgor, Basculin, Elektrik, Cryogonal, Yamask, Siglyph, Klink, Klang, and Klinglang. If you get any of these, they’ll probably sit sideways on your shelf, giving people the impression they’re dead. and an ice cream cone. And whatever the sigilif is.
Some Unova Sitting Cuties are already sold out, but not the first one I thought was going. Venipede, Larvesta, Dwebble and Joltik are not currently available. I don’t know if this is a supply issue or a demand issue, but I had no idea these would be a popular choice in this generation.None of them are even good sitters! If asked, I would say Embore, Serperior, Victini, Zekrom, and Genesect. Deerling and Ducklett are also personal favourites, and Cuties tops the list.
Don’t worry if you’re a giant Joltik stun, it’s likely to be restocked. Unfortunately, old Sitting Cuties can be hard to come by. There are still plenty of them at Pokemon Center, but the most popular Pokemon like Pikachu, Mew, Snorlax, Charizard, and Eevee Illusions have long sold out. If there’s a physical Pokémon Center nearby, you might be able to find it there.
If I had to pick the worst Pokemon in Unova’s Sitting Cuties, I’d have to single out Yamask, a strangely obnoxious Pokemon that is biologically incapable of sitting. We must yield to the underdog: Gork. The loose, carefree pose is the epitome of a sitting cutie.
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