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Adorable New Pokémon Collectibles Coming To KFC Japan

by Andrew Reiner on Mar 14, 2016 at 12:16 PM

Anyone up for fried Torchic? Rocket News 24 has learned that Pokémon Company and Kentucky Fried Chicken are teaming up to bring Pokémon-themed meals and collectibles to fast-food goers in Japan beginning March 17.

The straw figures of Froakie, Chespin, Pikachu, Pancham, Sylveon, and Fennekin can be obtained with any drink for an additional $1.67 (190 yen). KFC is also offering a board game in which players throw a ball at Pokémon to catch them.

Given how often Pokémon has been associated with American fast food establishments since the games first launched in 1998, there's a chance we may see this promotion come stateside. Kentucky Fried Chicken was the first U.S. restaurant to latch onto Pokemon, offering collectible stuffed animals (including a Zubat) in 1998. In the years that followed, Burger King and McDonald's offered Pokemon toys four different times, and Wendy's and Subway joined in the fun once.

[via Rocket News 24 and Destructoid]