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caption=Black and White logo |
weekday=Thursday |
day=26 |
month=5 |
year=2011 |
time=20:05:38 |
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tagline=McDonalds and Pokémon to team up starting June 17th |
blurb=McDonalds and TPCi team up to release figurines of several well known Pokémon, as well as 12 exclusive trading cards. }}

The Pokémon Company International and McDonalds, a popular fast food restaurant are teaming up to release eight exclusive figurines, and 12 Trading Cards, across North America starting June 17, 2011. Fans can visit North American McDonald’s locations between June 17 through July 7 to purchase a Happy Meal featuring one of eight McDonald’s exclusive Pokémon figures: {{p|Pikachu}}, {{p|Reshiram}}, {{p|Zekrom}}, {{p|Snivy}}, {{p|Tepig}}, {{p|Oshawott}}, {{p|Zorua}}, and {{p|Zoroark}}, as well as one of twelve Pokémon Trading Card Game card. Fans in other parts of the world have no need to be jealous as TPCi will continue the partnership around the world later in 2011 and into 2012.

The Pokémon Happy Meal promotion will be supported by McDonald’s through a marketing campaign of television advertising and online activities at and

The Pokémon franchise continues to be one of the most popular children's brands in the world, with the {{bp|Pokémon Black and White Versions|latest games}} selling more than 11 million copies, as well as a {{bp|Best Wishes series|new season}} of Pokémon anime on Cartoon Network, and also a new Black and White TCG expansion pack being released in late April.