The annual frenzy over Pokémon TCG available at McDonald’s Happy Meals is about to kick off again. Pokémon enthusiasts from around the world eagerly await this promotion, which offers exclusive cards along with the delightful Happy Meal experience. This year’s release is already underway in some European countries, but fans in the UK will need to exercise a bit more patience. In this article, we’ll cover all the details, including the release dates, featured cards, and the thrill of collecting these special Pokémon goodies.
As of July 27th, Pokémon TCG has already made its appearance in some European countries through McDonald’s Happy Meals. The allure of these limited-edition cards draws both seasoned collectors and enthusiastic newcomers to the promotion. However, for fans in the UK, the countdown has begun, as the release is scheduled for August 23rd. Mark your calendars and get ready to embrace the excitement.
The 2023 Pokémon McDonald’s Happy Meal promotion features 15 reprinted cards, each holding a unique appeal for collectors. While most of these cards belong to the Scarlet & Violet series, one beloved card stands out: Pikachu, which comes from the Paldea Evolved series.
As per Pokebeach, six will be holographic (holo) versions, further elevating their desirability. The holo cards include Sprigatito, Fuecoco, Quaxly, Cetitan, Pikachu, and Klawf. What makes these holo cards even more special is that they are the first McDonald’s promos to showcase foil borders, adding a touch of elegance to the Pokémon TCG experience. To achieve this captivating effect, confetti holofoil, a favorite among collectors, is used, making these cards even more enticing.
When purchasing a Happy Meal during the promotion, eager Trainers will receive a booster pack and a delightful toy in addition to their scrumptious meal. Each booster pack contains four promotional cards, and of those, one will be the coveted holo card. The element of surprise as you open the booster pack, hoping to find a holo card within, adds an element of excitement to the experience.
As for the toy, this year’s “Match & Battle” toy follows in the footsteps of last year’s popular toy. However, it boasts an updated design that is sure to captivate young Pokémon fans and collectors alike.
For those seeking to collect the entire set, here’s the full list of cards featured in this year’s Pokémon McDonald’s Happy Meal promotion:
The Pokémon TCG promotion at McDonald’s Happy Meals is a joyous occasion for collectors and fans alike. As the excitement builds, Trainers in European countries are already enjoying the thrill of obtaining these limited-edition cards, while those in the UK eagerly await the release on August 23rd. With holo cards featuring foil borders and a range of beloved Pokémon characters, this year’s collection promises to be as captivating as ever.