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All the Pokémon Trading Cards You Can Get in the McDonald’s Happy Meals

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Pokemon-themed Happy Meals have always sold like hotcakes, so Pokemon fans will have to be fast if they wish to take benefit of the promotional offer.

The Happy Meal includes four Pokemon cards and all the items fans need to play Match Battles with friends. One of the four cards is also holographic, which should make the offer attractive to collectors, as some holographic cards can be quite valuable. Scalpers will likely also have their eyes on the cards, but the fast food outlet has put regulations in place to try and guarantee that all the cards are not nabbed before fans get to enjoy them. The promotional offer comes just in time for the release of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, which fans eagerly await.

All the Cards Available in the Pokemon Happy Meal

Each Happy Meal comes with four Pokemon cards, an instruction sheet, a Coin, a Spinner, and a card box. With these items, one can play Match Battles, a game where the last player with a Pokemon in play is the winner. For many fans of the franchise, however, the main appeal is the cards, and there are fifteen Pokemon cards to collect. Holographic versions of these cards are also available, so collectors should look out for them for the period of the promotional offer, which runs until September 6. The fifteen Pokemon cards are:

  • Bewear
  • Chinchou
  • Cutiefly
  • Drampa
  • Flaaffy
  • Gossifleur
  • Growlithe
  • Lapras
  • Ledyba
  • Pangoro
  • Pikachu
  • Rowlett
  • Smeargle
  • Tynamo
  • Victini

Fans looking to buy a Pokemon Happy Meal will have to be quick, as they tend to sell out fast, sometimes due to scalpers grasping the sought-after cards and reselling them on eBay for absurd prices. This happened in early 2021 when a Pikachu card from a McDonald’s Happy Meal sold for $500. McDonald’s has taken steps to mitigate scalping by demanding customers to buy a Happy Meal before buying an additional toy, and only one extra toy can be bought per transaction, regardless of how many Happy Meals are bought.

A Pokemon Year

It has been a fine year for Pokemon fans, and it resumes to get better. Early 2022 brought with it Pokemon Legends: Arceus, which took players back in time to the Hisui area where they could learn more about the spooky history of Pokemon. Players can also look forward to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet in November, which will serve as the latest mainline entry in the series. In the Paldea region, players will find a new phenomenon called Terastallization, which lets Pokemon change their form and sometimes even their Type. The effect this will have on battles will be fascinating to see.

The restrictions McDonald’s put in place will guarantee fans can get their hands on a few of their favorite cards before they are all grabbed. Fans of Pokemon cards can also look forward to the Halloween-themed Trick or Trade BOOster Bundle, which will be available from September and will come with many Ghost-Type Pokemon such as Gengar, Mimikyu, and Polteageist.

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