- McDonald’s has partnered with the Pokémon Trading Card Game for their new Happy Meal promotion.
- Each Happy Meal purchased until Sept. 6 comes with a four-card booster pack, a Pokémon-themed coin, spinner and an instruction sheet on how to play a “Match Battle,” which aims to teach kids more about the trading card game.
- There are 15 cards to collect in total, six of which are holographic rares.
- To combat scalpers, McDonald’s has limited the number of toys that can be received to one additional toy per Happy Meal purchase.
McDonald’s and the Pokémon Trading Card Game are tag teaming once more for a Happy Meal promotion that includes new trading cards to collect.
Starting on Tuesday and ending on Sept. 6, Pokémon fans can go to McDonald’s and pick up a Happy Meal that comes with a four-card booster pack, a Pokémon-themed coin, spinner and an instruction sheet on how to play a “Match Battle,” which aims to teach kids more about the trading card game.
Trainers who purchase a Happy Meal through September 6 will receive everything they need to stage a Match Battle with friends.
— Pokémon TCG (@PokemonTCG) August 16, 2022
The toys are designed to teach kids how to play the Pokémon trading card game. There are 15 cards to collect: Ledyba, Rowlet, Gossifleur, Growlithe, Victini, Lapras, Chinchou, Flaaffy, Tynamo, Cutiefly, Bewear, Pangoro, Drampa and Smeargle.
Six of the cards — Rowlet, Gossifleur, Growlithe, Victini, Pikachu and Smeargle — will be holographic rare, while the rest will be non-holographic.
1. Yes, McDonalds has Pokémon today!
2. Yes, you can buy just the toy, no meal, for like $1.50 each.
3. Comes w/ new game + instructions based on height/weight of each pkmn- there’s a little spinner thing that picks stats
4. The coin is cardboard
5. There’s 15 cards in the set pic.twitter.com/XzdpwxWQxQ
— Shinxcess (@shinxcess) August 16, 2022
McDonald’s has issued a policy in an effort to combat scalpers like those that plagued their previous Pokémon collaboration: “Any customer must purchase one or more Happy Meals before becoming entitled to purchase an additional toy in the same transaction and only 1 additional toy is allowed per transaction regardless of the number of Happy Meals bought.”
The Pokémon brand seems to have ramped up their collaborations recently. Earlier this month, they partnered with Clarks Originals on some custom Wallabee shoes. At this year’s San Diego Comic Con, they unveiled the first Pokémon Squishmallows. They have also developed t-shirts with Amazon and Original Stitch.
In other McDonald’s-related news, South Korean singer BIBI collaborated with the food brand in July.
Feature Image via: The Pokémon Company