America needs these McDonald’s Poké Ball Happy Meal boxes

McDonald's Poké Ball Happy Meal pokeball

Even though I hate clowns, I have loved McDonald’s for my entire life. The Chicken McNuggets are a revelation of flavor that surely even Gordon Ramsay would struggle to match. And if you tossed a small container of McDonald’s French fries into a freshwater lake, it would instantly become a saltwater lake. I devour that food on the rare times that I go. And right now, I am envying Japanese children because they will get to eat McDonald’s out of a rad Poké Ball Happy Meal box.

Yes, McDonald’s and Pokémon have crossed over to promote the digitally animated remake of the first Pokémon film. Pokémon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution releases in Japanese theaters on July 12.

Little kid me would be very reluctant to throw away a Happy Meal box that looked as cool as this one. It’s mostly a Poké Ball, yet it also has Pikachu, Mewtwo, and Mew dynamically springing out at you. Additionally, it has a Pokémon quiz to work through, and Pikachu can be attached to a straw. This thing is quality, people.

IMDB is claiming Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution will arrive in the U.S., U.K., and Australia on Nov. 17, but I cannot find confirmation for this. Regardless, I’ll take any reason I can get for children internationally to get their hands on this Happy Meal box while they eat the perfect food, Chicken McNuggets.

Oh, and of course, the Happy Meal comes with a toy:


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!