McDonald's Pokémon Happy Meals Return: Catch 'Em All!

Get ready for a nostalgic adventure as McDonald's brings back Pokémon Happy Meals. Discover the Pikachu-themed boxes, Pokémon cards, and more. Hurry, they won't last long.

With the return of the cherished Pokémon Happy Meals, McDonald's is ready to surprise Pokémon enthusiasts once more. This once-in-a-lifetime chance is a pleasure for both seasoned enthusiasts who have treasured this experience in the past and brand-new participants eager to take part in the excitement.

There has been a long history of partnerships between the Pokémon franchise and businesses like McDonald's and Burger King. Before the Pokémon video game era on the Nintendo Switch, fans would swarm to their neighbourhood McDonald's to get the newest free Pokémon. Connecting to McDonald's Wi-Fi and downloading the Pokémon onto their Nintendo 2DS/3DS systems were prerequisites for these infrequent freebies. Since then, online distribution methods have made it easier to get free Pokémon, but Pokémon and McDonald's have maintained their collaboration in a number of ways.


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One of the most successful partnerships is the Pokémon Happy Meal, which has made many comebacks with new toy collections. This time, fans may anticipate the iconic Pikachu Happy Meal box, which takes the place of the regular box and features a design reminiscent to Pikachu, complete with its recognisable ears sticking out of the top of the box. Inside the Happy Meal, customers will find the usual menu items, along with a randomly selected Pokémon card. The Pikachu, Sprigatito, Quaxly, Fuecoco, Klawf, and Cetitan starters from Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are all included in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Giveaway. Currently available in all 50 states, Pokémon Happy Meals will be available through October 3 or while supplies last.

Even if the official release date is still a little off, keen customers might not want to wait too long to visit McDonald's. Pokémon Happy Meals have often sold out quickly, but this time, McDonald's is taking precautions to avoid scalping. Customers can add one more toy to their Happy Meal order, but they are only allowed to purchase one toy each meal. Although this strategy is anticipated to aid in demand management, devoted followers would be well advised to visit the restaurant as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.

Year after year, Pokémon manages to keep people interested with fresh releases and collaborations. This collaboration coincides with a particularly thrilling period for Pokémon enthusiasts, as The Teal Mask DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet has recently launched, and the release of Detective Pikachu Returns is just around the corner. The Pokémon universe is still as compelling and exciting as ever, giving fans constant reasons to be excited.