Products (Search Only) = Soft 404?

So i have a few products that are marked as SEARCH only. They’re not visible in the catalog but only by search. The product pages themselves are meta index,follow and the urls are in the sitemap yet Google lists many of these as soft 404 errors.

From what I understand Soft 404 means the page is seen as 200 status but Google expects it to be 404 and it’s not. Why would it expect it to be 404?

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