Always count on McDonald’s to roll out the collaborations. Despite having an ongoing Happy Meal promotion with Pokémon featuring toys originally only available in Japan, the stores in Singapore have something more up their sleeves.
From the branding on the stores, it would seem that the next Pokémon tie-up would feature the ever-popular trading card game. Earlier in 2022, we had a similar tie-up happening to feature McDonald’s happy meals and the Pokémon TCG: Match Battle. And it might be the same for Singapore.
If you’re hoping to score big and expensive cards to flip, you might be out of luck, as these are not the same set of cards that were released to celebrate the 25th anniversary for Pokémon.
Within each pack, there are 4 cards with a guaranteed foil if the promo remains the same. There are 15 different possible Pokémon to pull from each booster, including Growlithe, Gossifuer, Rowlet, and Pikachu. And naturally, the electric rat is the most popular of the lot with it going the highest on eBay.
Based on the exterior advertising, folks in Singapore would be getting:
- An Eevee branded Pulut Hitam (black glutinous rice) Pie.
- Two Frappe drinks featuring Pikachu and Scorbunny.
- A Charizard pillow (or maybe it’s just the packaging for the McPepper Burger, not made from LeChonk)
We checked in with the outlet and were told that the promotion starts from 1 September 2022 onwards.
Based on official info, here’s the general gist of Trading Card Game with Match Battle to “find Pokémon friends like Pikachu, Rowlet, Gossifleur, and more, and send them into a match of coin flipping, spinning, and fun with numbers. The last Trainer with a Pokémon in play gets to claim victory.”
Each battle box should come with –
- 4-Card Booster (each booster pack contains 1 foil card)
- 1 Instruction Sheet
- 1 Coin
- 1 Spinner
- 1 Card Box
If history plays itself out the same way, it could be profitable to have a meal at McDonald’s if you’re able to pull and flip a foil Pikachu successfully. When a similar promo ran last year for Pokémon’s 25th anniversary it was promptly sold out. Bring on the scalpers!
Gerald currently straddles between his love of video games and board gaming. There’s nothing that interests him more than trying out the newest and fanciest gadget in town as well. He dreams of publishing a board game sometime in the future!