The Pokemon Center has a ½ scale Arcanine plush available for pre-order from the official website. Its official name is “Bedmate Doll Arcanine” and it will cost 49,500 JPY, which is approximately $448.50. Those who wish to spoon with an Arcanine will have until October 31, 2021 to pre-order it, though this is only while supplies last. It will ship out in mid-March 2022. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]
The Arcanine plush is 150 x 60 x 70 centimeters and weighs about 5250 grams. You can hug it while you sleep, or you can rest your head on it while lounging about. It has a smart and calm look on its face, which gives the impression that it is watching over its trainer while they sleep. Unfortunately, the item is only available from the Japanese Pokemon Center shop.
You can see more pictures of the ½ scale Arcanine plush doll here:
Arcanine is far from the first Pokemon to appear as a large doll or plush. A 3-foot-tall Piplup plush was available for pre-order in August 2021, and it ships out in February 2022. While not as large as Arcanine or Piplup, Build-a-Bear is also offering a Gengar bundle that will allow you to make your own Gengar doll.
Several Pokemon games are releasing soon on the Nintendo Switch. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl will come out on November 19, 2021, whereas Pokemon Legends: Arceus will come out on January 28, 2022.