McDonald’s 25th Anniversary Set Will Actually Contain 50 Cards! Ahh!!!

Prepare for blood!

We previously reported McDonald’s 25th anniversary set will contain 25 cards. The cards will feature all 24 Starter Pokemon plus Pikachu. All the cards are reprints, but with a special 25th anniversary stamp over the artwork.

Thanks to Mjisaacs, a McDonald’s manager, we’ve now learned each Happy Meal will come with 4-card booster packs. Each pack will contain four different Starter Pokemon: one as a holo and three as non-holos. Each of the 25 cards will thus be available as both holo and non-holo versions — for a total of 50 cards!

Making this even worse, the cards will be inside actual booster packs! You won’t be able to see what’s inside, unlike previous promotions.

The Happy Meal promotion will take place from February 9th through March 8th. TPCi has yet to officially reveal it, but some McDonald’s are already advertising it.

You may be able to purchase the booster packs on their own for $1.99 plus tax. This depends on the policy of your local McDonald’s. You’ll have to buy more than 25 packs to get all the holos, so you can either purchase a ton of packs or trade your extra holos for the ones you’re missing!

The holos will be printed on a special holofoil paper exclusive to McDonald’s sets.

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  1. Jean Luc Aspiring Trainer
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    So the Pokemon Company decided to earn tons of money together with McDonalds and in the process make children and adults more fat. If these packs will not be available separatedly, it's a win win situation. Including also non-holo versions is the most idiotic thing Pokemon has done recently, pure cash-grab If you ask me.
     
  2. Squidmoto Aspiring Trainer
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    You've literally always been able to buy the toys from McDonalds separately - so nothing would be different about this. And of course it's a cash-grab... that's how businesses work... literally every business is a cash-grab, otherwise they wouldn't exist.
     
  3. LePerchant Youtubehh: LePerchant
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    The only thing that scares me is that scalpers gonna raid Mc Donalds and ask for all booster packs.
     
  4. klonoahype Aspiring Trainer
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    Nothing like grabbing a large fries, Large Drink, and 50+ Mc'donalds "Toys". Can't wait.
     
  5. FireLizard Dragon shipper
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    I hope Italian McDonald's will do this thing too
     
  6. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    I hope the UK gets this at the same time
     
  7. srsrox Aspiring Trainer
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    Can't wait to see the card list :)
     
  8. Matteo Scagliola Aspiring Trainer
    Matteo Scagliola

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    I have already asked 6 different McDonald's in Italy and nobody sells the "games" separately from Happy Meals. Do I really have to spend more than 100 euros on Happy Meal to complete the series?
     
  9. Winkachu Aspiring Trainer
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    Yea imagine Logan Paul with his goons raid McDonald's and say: " Give me 100k Happy Meal". Pretty sure if that happen they would put it on youtube and ask their advisors how much that card is worth, hmmm 10/50/100$, I don't know xD.

    But yea Pokemon company wants to make a new generation of Sophocles a real-life version xD.
     
  10. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
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    Please tell me the non-holo cards aren't part of the Mcdonalds set numbering.
     
  11. or nahh Aspiring Trainer
    or nahh

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    this is pointless for people who play competitively because you would get more and better cards for your money if you order the cards online.
     
  12. Victorsaurus Aspiring Trainer
    Victorsaurus

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    I'm more interested in the other stuff (non TCG cards) , I'm guessing each will come with a booster pack.
     
  13. Raven Zombie Dark/Ghost Trainer
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    i was going to say they could put a limit on them, but more than likely they would end up doing something like, per child, and nothing for adults... then id be like, mother Mcfucker, who is the one paying for this? lol
     
  14. ShaQuL @KabutoKingTCG
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    These cards are literally made for collecting, not competitive playing. The only time McDonald's had a "competitive" card in recent memory was Energy Evo Eevee.
     
    AshCo and Number51x like this.
  15. Alex C Aspiring Trainer
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    I absolutely agree! Scalpers will do anything to take the fun out of it for everyone. So sad never thought it would plague pokemon this bad but with Covid it's the perfect storm.
     
  16. treeckonation Treecko is a good pokemon
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    all the pokemon cards anywhere is gone from scalpers in my area just imagine shining fates and (ebay scares me because of the stupid scalpers)
     
  17. Timmony_tcg Aspiring Trainer
    Timmony_tcg

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    The leaked Chimchar from last year showed a set total of 25, so no.
     
  18. Animegamer420 Aspiring Trainer
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    I wish these came with online code cards
     
  19. RHowford Aspiring Trainer
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    If you're an adult eating Happy Meals there's something going wrong
     
  20. Halcyonseer Aspiring Trainer
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    These will be almost impossible to get and scalpers will be selling them for so much.