As part of the previously announced collaborations to celebrate Pokémon’s 25th anniversary, McDonald’s will be distributing items and cards in their Happy Meals. We’re breaking down what fans can expect and when to help you collect everything you want.
Pokémon Happy Meal contents (toys and cards)
With each Happy Meal, you will receive one of four envelopes. Each envelope contains a four-card booster pack of promotional Pokémon cards and one of the following:
- Cardboard sheets that can be folded to create deck boxes
- Sticker sheet with 25 stickers of various starting Pokémon
- Plastic frame that a card can be placed in
- Larger stickers featuring Pikachu, Grookey, Scorbunny and Sobble
As for the promotional cards, there are 25 in total. Each booster comes with one holographic and three non-holographic cards. List of Pokémon on the cards: Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Mudkip, Torchic, Treecko, Chimchar, Piplup, Turtwig, Oshawott, Snivy, Tepig, Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie, Litten, Popplio, Rowlet, Grookey, Scorbunny and Sobble.
For more pictures of the Happy Meal toys, check out the post by our friends at PokéBeach.
Can the Pokémon envelopes be purchased separately?
Understandably, not all fans are going to want to order Happy Meals just to complete their collection. Some McDonald’s locations will be selling these separately for $2, but it is up to the individual restaurant.
Promotion schedule and when it begins
Some participating McDonald’s locations have already started, but it seems like Tuesday, February 9, will be the most likely start. If you’re really worried about whether or not your local restaurant is giving away the Pokémon toys and cards, our recommendation is to call ahead.
NEW! Will McDonald’s in Canada, UK or other countries have the Pokémon promotion?
Currently, no international release for the Pokémon 25th anniversary promotion at McDonald’s has been announced. Only McDonald’s Canada has hinted at a possible release, but nothing has been confirmed.
Already went to McDonald’s? Share what you pulled from your booster pack(s) in the comments below! You’ll need to be off of the AMP version of the site, however. You can also join the 25th anniversary discussion on our Discord chat server!