KFC Partners With Pokemon For Upcoming Pokemon Legends: Arceus

KFC is no stranger to pop culture collaborations, so it should come as no surprise that the fried chicken chain has partnered with Pokemon.

Previously, Pokemon has had a highly successful collaboration with the other big fast-food chain, McDonald’s. The collaboration saw rare Pokemon cards and even action figures bundled in with Happy Meals.

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Credit: KFC

As reported by Nintendo Life, now it’s the turn of KFC in Taiwan. The collaboration between KFC and Pokemon is to promote the upcoming release of Pokemon Legends Arceus for the Nintendo Switch later this month.

I hope we’re not eating Torchic!

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So, what do you get in the Pokemon-themed KFC meals? Well for starters you get a meal box and bucket featuring Pokemon artwork. Furthermore, you will also receive cards based upon the Pokemon Legends: Arceus starters. Those Pokemon starters include Cyndaquil, Oshawatt as well as Rowlet.

Additionally, you’ll also receive a red envelope to celebrate Lunar New Year featuring artwork of Pikachu and Eevee. According to the promotional material, the cards will be available from January 11th to February 28th. While the Lunar New Year envelopes will be available from January 24th to January 30th.

Courtesy of Bulbanews via the Bulbagarden forum, here’s a translation of the Pokemon-themed KFC menu:

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Credit: The Pokemon Company/Nintendo

“The “Golden Healthy and Wealthy Cheese Chicken” (金海派富貴起司雞) features chicken marinated in a golden seafood sauce made from a variety of seafood ingredients, salted egg yolk, onion, chilli, garlic, and topped with shredded parmesan cheese. It will be available for purchase as part of the following six set meals:

  • Chicken à la carte (NT$66)
  • Single meal (NT$165)
  • XL meal (NT$195)
  • Couples meal (NT$320)
  • Family meal (NT$668)
  • New Year lucky meal (NT$798)

It will be interesting to see how many of these KFC Pokemon Cards will appear on various auction websites. Though if you live outside Taiwan and you want to add these cards to your collection, you might have very little choice then to pay over the odds.

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Pokemon Legends: Arceus will release for Nintendo Switch on January 28th.

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