Full Details: McDonald’s 25th Anniversary Pokemon TCG Promotion!

The McDonald’s Pokemon promotion has started at some locations! Depending on your store, it will start between today and next Friday.

You will receive a Pikachu envelope numbered one through four. Each envelope contains one of four “toys” and a 4-card booster pack.

Envelope #1 comes with a cardboard deck box. There is a deck box for each generation of Starter Pokemon:

 

Envelope #2 comes with a set of 25 stickers for each Starter Pokemon:

Envelope #3 comes with a cardboard and plastic card holder featuring Pikachu:

 

And envelope #4 comes with four larger stickers of one generation of Starter Pokemon plus Pikachu.

The 4-card booster packs feature artwork of Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, and Pikachu on the cover. Each booster pack contains one holo card and three non-holo cards.

As posted before, there are 25 cards in the set — one for each Starter Pokemon plus Pikachu. Each card is available in both holo and non-holo versions. They are all reprinted cards but with a special 25th anniversary stamp.

Out of 20 booster packs, my friend Christian A. pulled the following cards. Pikachu was the rarest to pull from his packs, though this is a relatively small sample size.

 

Out of ten McDonald’s I called or visited in Los Angeles today, two are starting their promotion tomorrow morning, most are starting Tuesday, and some are starting Friday. It depends on each restaurant. There doesn’t seem to be a hard start date.

Each Pokemon envelope costs $2. Some restaurants will allow you to purchase them separately while others will require you to purchase a Happy Meal to get them. Some will also have restrictions on how many you can purchase.

You should call your McDonald’s ahead of time to check when they’re starting their promotion and if you can purchase the envelopes separately. It’s likely many locations will start to implement restrictions once they’re inundated by fans.

Oddly, TPCi has not yet acknowledged or advertised this promotion. Most stores have been advertising it for over a week:


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  1. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    I hope the UK gets this at the same time as the US
     
  2. A Dilophosaurus If it's not Cosmic Eclipse then I don't care.
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    Gimme the Turtwig.
     
  3. Wyvu Aspiring Trainer
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    Disappointed that they aren't releasing actual toys this time around
     
  4. Asrialys Aspiring Trainer
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    Did you ask for a manager or just asked whomever answered the call? lol Three locations told me they don't know...
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2021
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  5. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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    I just asked whoever answered the phone. Maybe it varies by state!
     
  6. The Binder Guy Aspiring Trainer
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    And I called it, although as I mentioned earlier this largely varies depending on the management and promotions.
     
  7. Snowy Lilacs Aspiring Trainer
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    kinda glad they didn't they where so lame last year
     
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  8. Hydroi-gon Casual Player
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    Agreed, but I wish they had prepared a few more toys like figures n' stuff. More McDonald's Promo cards and stickers are starting to get boring...
    Although I have to admit the envelopes look cool
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2021
  9. LePerchant Youtubehh: LePerchant
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    I dont know why but I love the envelope stuff. It makes the items more special.

    Any info for Germany?
     
  10. Hongo Aspiring Trainer
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    So glad these are in packs and not glorified penny sleeves with a cardboard layer that moves around.

    And if you’re watching your caloric intake, just get a plain cheeseburger, sub fries for apple slices x2 and get an unsweetened tea or water. Comes out to 270-ish cal.
     
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  11. JayMankey Optimistic Trainer/Collector
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    The penny sleeve + cardboard combo packs VS the CHAD 25th anniversary mini booster packs!

    Very pleased to see McDonald's treating the promo cards with care this time around!
     
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  12. Victorsaurus Aspiring Trainer
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    I miss when new promotions started on Thursdays it was easier to plan things.
     
  13. Wyvu Aspiring Trainer
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    I didn't mean like those - those "toys" were only a tiny step above these ones. The last time we got substantial Pokémon toys in Happy Meals was 2018 (with the legendaries) and they seemed to be the best ones yet in terms of sculpting and detail
     
  14. Wyvu Aspiring Trainer
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    We still haven't gotten a proper Charizard promo figure in North America. They had one in Asia and one in France and all NA got was that spinner/launcher Zard as part of the XY promotion
     
  15. HangTenPikachu Aspiring Trainer
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    I called some McDs this morning, I was 0 for 10.

    Any Orange County locations known to have cards today?

    I'm chomping at the bit to crack me some packs!
     
  16. The-Kaiser Starfleet Captain and Pokemon Trainer
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    how much would all 4 cost with food included?
     
  17. Asrialys Aspiring Trainer
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    @Water Pokémon Master Unless there's a "second wave" there seem to be only the first four generations covered by the mini deck boxes.
     
  18. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
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    I got some today. The stores I went to had the deck boxes and the sticker beach scene (toys 1 and 2). I got holo and non-holo cards widely distributed across all 8 generations.

    Also all of the store I went to today were requiring meals be purchased. One store was limiting that to 5 per purchase. If you like the chicken nuggets, I would suggest getting those, the apple slices, and milk as the drink. I think the nuggets will freeze ok and you can re-heat them in a toaster oven. Probably wouldn't be too bad.
     
  19. PurgeEmoji123 Aspiring Trainer
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    Just wanted give some feedback: here in Arizona (tucson to pheonix) you have to buy a happy meal for each toy. I'm not sure if it's national. And no I'm not traveling just for pokemon lol. Edit; and when we asked an employee how many the max we can get depending each happy meal or what and he said he could get fired for selling them individually.
     
  20. Charmaster:) The Cube Master, Charmander fan, & Lapras rider.
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    I can't find TCGPLAYER pages for any of these cards! Why aren't there any TCGPLAYER pages for these cards! How much will they be as singles? Trying to decide if it's worth paying $3 (give or take about $0.50) to get one holo and three normals.
    Also, I'll probably want to try and complete the set.