Pikachu Happy Meals with 15 new cards are coming to McDonald’s soon.

Pikachu Happy Meals with 15 new cards are coming to McDonald's soon.

McDonald’s Pikachu Happy Meal from 2022

Buckle up trainers, because Pikachu is back in town! McDonald’s is teaming up with Pokémon once again, and it’s sure to set off a frenzy! Get ready to catch ’em all, not in Pokéballs, but inside those iconic Pikachu Happy Meal boxes!

Remember the excitement last year when McDonald’s released Pokemon cards with their Happy Meals? Well, hold onto your Pokeballs because they’re making a comeback! According to leaked cards published on PokéBeach, the promotion is set to start on July 27th in Germany and Austria, and on August 23rd in the U.K. While there’s no confirmed date for the U.S. launch, it’s highly unlikely that McDonald’s would leave out the American trainers. We’ve reached out to McDonald’s for more information, and we’ll keep you updated!

Based on the leaked information, the Happy Meal promotion will include 15 cards, all reprinted from the popular Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet’s trading card game. However, there’s one special Pikachu card from the Paldea Evolved expansion! Six of these cards will be holographic: Sprigatito, Quaxly, Fuecoco, Pikachu, Cetitan, and Klawf. Each Happy Meal will contain a booster pack with four cards, one of which is holographic. Exciting, right? But hang on, there’s more! If you’re hungry for extra cards, the Scarlet and Violet — 151 card set will be released on September 22nd. However, please note that these cards are not part of the McDonald’s promotion.

To give you a taste of what to expect, here’s the full list of cards available in the Happy Meals, according to PokéBeach:

  • Sprigatito
  • Fuecoco
  • Quaxly
  • Cetoddle
  • Cetitan
  • Pikachu
  • Pawmi
  • Kilowattrel
  • Flittle
  • Sandacondo
  • Klawf
  • Blissey
  • Tandemaus
  • Cyclizar
  • Kirlia

Last year’s collaboration between McDonald’s and Pokémon was a massive hit, and we have a feeling this year will be even bigger! With the pandemic sparking a renewed interest in Pokémon, the Pokémon Happy Meals flew off the shelves like a Zapdos in a thunderstorm. Some trainers went all out, buying Happy Meals in bulk just to collect those precious cards. Others couldn’t even get their hands on a single pack! The demand was so crazy that McDonald’s had to step in and suggest limiting the number of Happy Meals each customer could buy.

So, mark the dates on your trainer calendar and get ready for a Pokémon-filled summer! Keep an eye out for those Pikachu Happy Meals because they’ll be disappearing faster than a Jolteon using Thunderbolt. Stay tuned for more updates, and may your journey to be the very best, like no one ever was, be filled with laughter, great battles, and of course, lots of Charmander cards!