Release date English: June 17, 2011 | Japanese: Sept. 18, 2010
The McDonald's Collection (Japanese: Collection Sheet Journey Partners) are a collection of cards released in North American McDonald's Happy Meals for a limited time in 2011, from June 17 to July 7. In Japan, the collection was the first BW era release of Pokémon trading cards.
Originally, the Journey Partners Collection Sheets were themed around the three starters of the fifth generation: Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott; and each contained three cards. The nine total cards featured one from each type, and all the cards were holographic with artwork done by Ken Sugimori. However, when they were released in English, the collection added in three additional cards: Maractus, Alomomola, and Audino, for a total of twelve cards. There were also eight toys that came with one card each, based on Pikachu, Oshawott, Tepig, Snivy, Zorua, Zoroark, Zekrom, and Reshiram.