Leaked promotional images apparently confirmed the return of Pokemon McDonald’s Happy Meals cards. After reports of Pokemon-themed Happy Meal toys returning to UK McDonald’s, additional promotional images have leaked onto the internet revealing more details about the promotion, which is also believed to be taking place in Canada. As previously suspected, Happy Meals will come with a Pokemon trading card game booster pack containing four cards, plus a new “Match Battle” spinner toy and a coin featuring one of many Pokémon. There are several spinners of different colors and coin types featuring different Pokémon, with two different Pokémon featured each week. In something of a surprise, Rowlet will be joining Pikachu in appearing as the Featured Pokémon three times, with Victini, Growlithe, Gossifleur, and Smeargle also receiving coins during the promotion. The promotion will run in Canada from August 9 through September 22.
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Last year’s Pokemon-themed Happy Meals were a hit, though the promotion took place amid a major Pokemon card shortage. Scalpers raided McDonald’s for promotional Pokémon card packs, leading some McDonald’s to impose limits on the number of Happy Meals people could purchase at one time.
The new promotion comes at an interesting time, as The Pokemon Company is gearing up to launch a new pair of Pokemon games – Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. The new games will introduce both new Pokémon and an all-new region, as well as several “firsts” for the game franchise. Pokemon scarlet and violet will be the first truly open Pokemon games and will also be the first to feature multiplayer features beyond trading and battling Pokemon. However, Pokemon scarlet and violet won’t be released until November, which means the games won’t get the extra attention that comes with getting toys in Happy Meals.