Update: Thank you so much for your support everyone! We have yet to find Squishy, but have been overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity shown so far!
Some communities however, have started sending out fake Squishy over Wonder Trade – however, there’s some info we haven’t released that can identify fake Squishy. So, if you think you may have found a Squishy – please get in touch so we can verify!
Original Article: Last year Natasha Stevens, my sister-in-law, was reintroduced to her childhood love with the release of Pokémon GO – the first game in the franchise she played since Red/Blue. She started watching the anime again and at Christmas, my older brother handed down his old Nintendo 3DS to her and we pooled money together, to buy her Pokémon X and Moon. Since then, she has joined my older brother in his obsessive, daily Pokémon playing, but while he’s deeply entrenched with the competitive scene, she still just mostly plays for fun.
Natasha also adores Dedenne. When I was staying over theirs earlier this week, she was ecstatic when giving me a demonstration of her new talking Dedenne plush, that responded to our words in its cute, squeaky voice.
As a token of this love, my older brother gifted her an in-game Dedenne of her name – nicknamed Squishy. However, due to an unfortunate calibration error on the 3DS’ touch screen, Squishy was accidentally sent out over Wonder Trade. Natasha is distraught – while holding no collector or competitive value, Squishy more than makes up for that in sentimentality; a gift from her husband, to celebrate a hobby they can now enjoy together.
So my older brother, Aidan, took to Reddit in an attempt to locate the trainer Squishy was traded to. It was a stab in the dark and we have yet to return Squishy to Natasha, but we have found the trainer it was traded to – who has unfortunately since traded it on.
To identify a potential Squishy, it will have the OT (Original Trainer) Aidy and ID number 26666. Additionally, Natasha is fairly confident that Squishy is female and is in a Dusk Ball. She couldn’t accurately recall the level, but is possibly between 50-70.
If you have received a Dedenne called “Squishy” over Wonder Trade from a trainer called SvesYves, or anyone else, please get in touch! We have had offers from people willing to create a replacement via unauthorised means, but we really want a Squishy as legitimate as Natasha’s love for it!