McDonald's is coming back with new McDonald's promos this year to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Pokémon.
Before you read:
Due to the high popularity of this promotion, we would like to say to everyone:
Please ask your local McDonald's restaurant if this promotion will come to your country, because we don't know.
When we will see another country doing this Pokémon Happy Meal promotion, we will update this article. There are other Happy Meals still active in other countries. So please don't ask us if this promotion will come to your country. Thank you for understanding.
Update 07-02-2021: We can know confirm that we have the correct set list and this McDonalds set will contain 50 cards, 25 holo cards with the unique McDonalds holo pattern, and 25 non holo cards of the same artwork. There are 4 cards in each pack which consists of 3 non-holo and 1 holo card. We are still waiting on official information and official images from McDonalds / Pokémon on this promotion.
Update 09-02-2021: Official images added. Promotion has been officially revealed for the US and is live now at McDonald's US.
The toys are:
- A card deckbox
- A cardholder/frame for your card
- Sticker sheet
- Sticker sheet + sticker album
Countries confirmed so far:
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Germany (Starting from March 11 until April 7, 2021)
- Canada (Starting from April 27, 2021)
- France (Starting from April 14, 2021)
- United Kingdom (Starting from May 19, 2021)
- Switzerland (Starting from June 3, 2021 until June 23, 2021)
- Netherlands (Starting from June 9, 2021 until July 14, 2021)
- Belgium (Starting from June 9, 2021 until July 13, 2021)
- Sweden (Starting from June 3, 2021 until July 14, 2021)
- Australia (Has been officially teased. Could start from mid August (not confirmed). Their current Happy Meal promotion (Space Jam) has started on July 22, 2021.)
- Brazil - Starting from September 9, 2021
- Spain - Starting from October 15, 2021 to November 4, 2021 (thanks Pokexperto for informing)
Official Pokemon.com description:
Celebrate 25 years of Pokémon with a collection of Pokémon TCG cards featuring Pikachu and first partner Pokémon.
Just because it's mealtime, that doesn't mean you have to stop celebrating 25 years of Pokémon. Starting today, McDonald's Happy Meals will include a 25th Anniversary Special Edition McDonald's booster pack of Pokémon Trading Card Game cards.
Each of these packs includes four exclusive cards. You'll have the opportunity to collect cards featuring all 24 first partner Pokémon from the many regions in the Pokémon world, plus Pikachu. There are standard and foil versions of each card, and all the cards sport the Pokémon 25th logo. In total, there are 50 cards in this set, so have fun collecting and trading with your friends.
These cool Pokémon TCG cards will only be available in McDonald's Happy Meals for a limited time, so don't wait to start your collection.
All 50 cards, credits to Erik Osachuk for the images.
McDonald's is allegedly coming back with new McDonald's promos this year to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Pokémon.
These promo's were leaked before earlier last year and interestingly enough found in official Pokémon TCG Sword & Shield booster packs. You can even watch on YouTube on various channels where these promo's are pulled from a pack captured on video.
Miguel Lozada (@MLozada) has shared a poster on Twitter showcasing the McDonald's Pokémon 25th anniversary promo's. Alongside the promo cards, various toys/merchandise will also be given out if we may believe the poster.
According to the poster, 4 promo cards are included with every Happy Meal. This McDonald's Collection set will according to the poster, contain 25 promo's featuring Starters of their respective Generation including Pikachu.
Lastly Miguel Lozada mentioned a February 9, 2021 release. We can't confirm this date yet for ourselves. Please note that this date could not be the date for your specific region. Like previously released McDonald's Promo sets, these dates were different for each region. However expect them to release around the 25th Anniversary of Pokémon.
What is fully confirmed, is that The Pokémon Company International has officially confirmed on their pokemon.com website, that they are working together with McDonald's for the Pokémon 25th Anniversary. It is most likely about this specific promotion.
Here is a gallery of the promo's that will be included with a 25th Anniversary stamp. Please keep in mind that this is only a preliminary list based on what we have identified on this poster. The images are very blurry and this gallery is subject to change.
We will try to update this page when McDonald's has officially revealed this promotion alongside with release dates in various regions.
Pokémon 25th Anniversary promo booster packs are also coming to General Mills cereal boxes.