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Will There be Mcdonald’s Pokemon Cards in 2024?

Remember the thrill of finding Pokemon cards in your Happy Meal? McDonald’s & Pokémon have been teaming up for years, creating collectible treasures for fans of all ages. Will we see a new promotion in 2024? Let’s dive into the history of McDonald’s Pokemon cards and find out what the future holds!

Do you miss the thrill of finding Pikachu in your Happy Meal box? I miss it too.

McDonald’s and Pokémon have been working together for years to bring us special editions that make both our taste buds and our collector’s hearts happy.

These promotions have been a staple of the program since the early 2000s, creating excitement for fans and collectors alike. 

Remember the hype in 2021 when adults bought Happy Meals in droves? Yeah, that happened.

As of June 2024, we’re all eagerly awaiting the next big announcement. 

The last promotion ended in October 2023 and we wonder: will we see Pokémon cards from McDonald’s again in 2024? There’s no official announcement yet, but the popularity of these promotions suggests we won’t have to wait too long.

So let’s dive into the world of McDonald’s Pokémon cards and see what awaits us. Who knows? Maybe you’ll find your next rare catch!

Recent McDonald’s Pokemon Promotion

Let’s take a trip down memory lane to the most recent McDonald’s Pokémon promotions. Trust me, they’re worth remembering!

October 2023: The Last Global Card Release

Fall 2023 saw Pokémon fans flocking to McDonald’s for their latest card release. 

This promotion featured a mix of classic and newer Pokémon, with holographic versions of fan favorites causing quite a stir. The set included 15 cards in total, with each Happy Meal coming with a 4-card booster pack.

What made this release special? 

Well, aside from the adorable Pikachu-themed Happy Meal boxes, each card featured unique artwork showcasing Pokémon in playful, everyday scenarios. It was like seeing our pocket monster pals on a day off!

February 2024: Japan’s MEZASTAR Surprise

While the rest of the world was still recovering from the October madness, Japan decided to shake things up in February 2024. Instead of the traditional cards, Pokémon MEZASTAR tags were introduced.

These tags weren’t your average collectibles. They had augmented reality features and allowed children (and let’s face it, adults too) to interact with their favorite Pokémon in new, exciting ways. 

A particular hit was the “Miracle Go First Chance” feature, which gave players special advantages in the MEZASTAR game.

Even though we didn’t see this promotion worldwide, it certainly got collectors talking. Could this be a glimpse into the future of McDonald’s Pokémon promotions worldwide? Well, only time will tell.

Collecting McDonald’s Pokemon Cards

Alright, let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of collecting these McDonald’s treasures. Trust me, it’s more than just ordering a Happy Meal and hoping for the best!

Availability and Distribution

McDonald’s Pokémon promotions typically run for 4-6 weeks, but don’t wait too long – popular cards can vanish fast! These promos are usually available with every Happy Meal purchase, but some locations might sell the toys separately (if you’re not in the mood for fries).

Pro tip: Call your local McDonald’s before making the trip. Some stores run out quicker than others, and you don’t want to be left empty-handed!

What’s in the Box?

While the contents can vary between promotions, you can generally expect:

  • 4-card booster pack: The main attraction! These packs often include a mix of common and rarer cards.
  • Pokémon-themed toy: Sometimes it’s a figure, sometimes it’s a game. Always fun!
  • Collector’s items: Think card holders, stickers, or even mini game boards.

The cards themselves are usually reprints of existing cards with special McDonald’s branding. However, they often feature unique artwork or holofoil patterns that make them stand out from their regular counterparts.

Remember, these aren’t just ordinary trading cards. They’re a slice of Pokémon history, served up with a side of fries.

McDonald’s Pokemon Cards Over the Years (From 2002-2023)…

Below, you’ll find links to every McDonald’s Pokemon card set from 2002 to 2023. 

Whether you’re feeling nostalgic for sets you remember from your childhood, or you’re curious about what you might have missed, this list has got you covered.

Let’s take a walk down memory lane:

Each link will take you to a page where you can see all the cards from that year’s set.

Frequently Asked Questions About Mcdonald’s Pokemon Cards

Will McDonald’s do Pokémon cards again?

While there’s no official announcement yet, history suggests it’s likely. McDonald’s has consistently released Pokémon promotions over the years (especially in the past decade), and given their popularity, it would be surprising if they stopped now. Keep your eyes peeled for news though, especially around major Pokémon anniversaries or game releases. Announcements for new Mcdonald’s Pokemon cards can just come out of the blue. We’ll keep you updated!

What is the rarest McDonald’s Pokémon card?

Rarity can vary by year and region, but generally, holographic versions of popular Pokémon are considered the rarest. The 2021 25th Anniversary holographic Pikachu, for instance, was highly sought after. Always check for misprints or errors too – these can be unexpectedly valuable!

Are McDonald’s Pokémon cards limited edition?

Yes, they are! Each promotion runs for a limited time, usually 4-6 weeks, and once they’re gone, they’re gone. Poof! This limited availability is part of what makes them so collectible.

Are McDonald’s Pokémon cards legit?

Absolutely! These cards are officially licensed by The Pokémon Company and produced to the same quality standards as regular Pokémon cards. They’re just as “real” as any other Pokémon card you might pull from a booster pack.

Gotta Catch ‘Em All… With Fries on the Side!

Well, trainers, we’ve journeyed through the world of McDonald’s Pokémon cards, from their humble beginnings to the latest AR-powered tags in Japan. Let’s wrap this up with a quick recap and some sage advice.

Remember, these promotions are typically limited-time events, offering unique, officially licensed cards that can become true collector’s items. While we can’t predict the future, the popularity of these promotions suggests they’re likely to continue.

For all my fellow collectors out there, here’s my advice: Stay informed and act fast. Follow Pokémon and McDonald’s on social media for the latest news. When a promotion hits, don’t wait – those cards can disappear quick!

Most importantly, enjoy the hunt. 

Whether you’re in it for the nostalgia, the thrill of collecting, or just love combining Pokémon with your Big Mac, these promotions are all about having fun. So get out there and catch ’em all – Happy Meal style!

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