Best Funko POP! Pokemon toys

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Which Funko POP! Pokémon figurines are the best?

If you love Pokémon or know someone who loves Pokémon, Funko POP! has an impressive selection of licensed three-dimensional vinyl figurines that replicate some of the most popular and beloved Pokémon characters out there today. Keep them in their boxes and become a collector or stand them up in your room, office or living space to show off your favorites.

Specialty Funko POP! toys and how to spot them 

Often Funko POP! will release a figurine, like Pikachu, and then additional versions with special labeling you’ll want to know before buying. 

  • Flocked: All flocked figurines are a little fuzzy on the outside and are sometimes released as special editions.
  • Diamond Collection: The Diamond Collection is a line of toys with sparkles infused in the design, covering an entire figurine or certain elements for a more dramatic look.
  • Exclusive/Limited Edition: If an item is labeled as exclusive or limited edition, the figurine was originally released at a convention, festival or in partnership with a specific retailer. Any limited editions sold from a different retailer were acquired initially through the convention or limited release seller and are now being re-sold. As a result, prices tend to get higher because they are being resold.

What is a Generation I Pokémon?

Generation I refers to the original Pokémon introduced in the playing card game from which the fandom has since developed. If you’re a long-time Pokémon fan, you might appreciate the nostalgia of Generation I characters.

Classic Funko POP! Pokémon toys

Funko POP! Games: Pokemon - Ponyta

Funko POP! Games: Pokemon – Ponyta

Ponyta is a Fire-type Generation I Pokémon and is featured here in POP! form. This little yellow horse-like figurine has a flaming mane, tail and legs. 

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Funko POP! Games: Pokémon - Psyduck

Funko POP! Games: Pokémon – Psyduck

Psyduck is a Water-type who has gone on to become something of a fan-favorite in television adaptations. This duck-like figurine is yellow with a sweet face.

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Funko POP! Games: Pokémon - Charizard

Funko POP! Games: Pokémon – Charizard

Charizard is a very popular Fire-type evolved from Charmander and Charmeleon, who was introduced in Generation I. This figurine has an intimidating face, formidable wings and a flaming tail.

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Funko POP! Games: Pokémon - Meowth

Funko POP! Games: Pokémon – Meowth

Meowth is a Generation I Pokémon best known as a member of Team Rocket in the animated television series. This figurine stands with paws raised and ears alert.

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Funko POP! Games: Pokémon - Growlithe

Funko POP! Games: Pokémon – Growlithe

Growlithe is a Fire-type Pokémon from Generation I and looks like a cross between a tiger and a puppy. This figurine has an adorable face with formidable stripes and a sweet mane.

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Funko POP! Games: Pokémon - Eevee

Funko POP! Games: Pokémon – Eevee

Eevee is a fan favorite “mammalian” creature resembling a fox with rabbit ears and tufts of fur around the neck. This seated figurine has an adorable face and recognizably big ears. 

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Funko POP! Games: Pokémon - Cubone

Funko POP! Games: Pokémon – Cubone

Cubone is a Ground-type known as the “Lonely Pokémon” since it wears its mother’s skull as a helmet. This figurine stands wearing the skull and holding a loose bone in its right hand.

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Funko POP! Games: Pokémon - Squirtle

Funko POP! Games: Pokémon – Squirtle

Squirtle is an adorable Water-type Generation I Pokémon with a blue body and turtle-like shell. This figurine stands with arms outstretched, the belly of its shell exposed.

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Funko POP! Games: Pokémon - Mew

Funko POP! Games: Pokémon – Mew

Mew is a Psychic-type from Generation I and is unique among Pokémon because it is not known to evolve from anything or into anything. This figurine is on a clear stand to look like it’s floating, pink tail raised.

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Funko POP! Games: Pokémon - Bulbasaur

Funko POP! Games: Pokémon – Bulbasaur

Bulbasaur is a dual-type Grass/Poison Pokémon from Generation I. This figurine stands on all four feet with lips parted to expose two pointed teeth.

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Funko POP! Games: Pokémon S1- Pikachu

Funko POP! Games: Pokémon S1- Pikachu

Easily the most recognizable Pokémon out there, Pikachu is an Electric-type from Generation I. There are a few POP! Pikachu figurines, but this one shows a standing, friendly Pikachu with a bright face and open mouth.

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Specialty Funko POP! Pokémon toys 

Funko POP! Games:  Pokémon - Pikachu [Flocked]

Funko POP! Games:  Pokémon – Pikachu [Flocked]

This Pikachu figurine is in the exact same pose as the standard POP! version, and even has the same facial expression. The only difference is that this one is flocked and a Gamestop Exclusive.

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Funko POP! Games: Pokémon: Flareon [Diamond]

Funko POP! Games: Pokémon: Flareon [Diamond]

Flareon is a Fire-type evolution of Evee introduced in Generation I. This figure is part of the Diamond Collection and is a 2021 Wondrous Convention Limited Edition.

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Funko POP! Games: Pokémon - Squirtle [Diamond]

Funko POP! Games: Pokémon – Squirtle [Diamond]

This Squirtle figurine shares the same pose and expression as the regular POP! version, but this one sparkles. It is part of the Diamond Collection and a 2021 Summer Convention Limited Edition.

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Funko POP! Games: Pokémon - Charmander [Flocked]

Funko POP! Games: Pokémon – Charmander [Flocked]

This little Charmander stands on its back legs, mouth open with four pointy teeth exposed and a flaming tail. The figurine is flocked and a 2020 Spring Convention Limited Edition Exclusive.

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Funko POP! Games: Pokémon - Vulpix [10-inch]

Funko POP! Games: Pokémon – Vulpix [10-inch]

Vulpix is a Fire-type from Generation I and looks like a fox with a luxurious tail. This figurine is a Target Exclusive and stands 10 inches tall, making it significantly bigger than the usual POP! vinyl toys.

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Funko POP! Games: Pokémon Growlithe [Flocked]

Funko POP! Games: Pokémon Growlithe [Flocked]

Here Growlithe is posed with the same expression as the standard POP! figurine, only this one has a furry body. The figurine is flocked and a 2020 Fall Convention Limited Edition.

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Funko POP! Games: Pokémon Vaporeon [Diamond Collection]

Funko POP! Games: Pokémon Vaporeon [Diamond Collection]

Vaporeon is a Water-type Pokémon from Generation I and is the Water-type evolution of Evee. This figurine is part of the  Diamond Collection and is a 2021 Spring Convention Limited Edition Exclusive.

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