While Pokémon fans in Europe have had the opportunity to pick up Hoopa for Pokémon X & Y and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, some other territories have had to wait a little longer. The good news for 'mon fans in the US is that the powerful pocket monster now has confirmed distribution details for the country.

As reported by Serebii, Hoopa will be distributed in McDonald's branches in the US between 27th November and 23rd December, so you'll need to grab your game copies and 3DS and head out for some fast food. It provides a useful excuse, anyway.

Beyond that the first episode of the Pokémon XY & Z anime has now aired in Japan, and some uploads of the rather dramatic opening sequence have popped up on the web. You can cast your eyeballs over this below.

So, will you be scoffing a Big Mac while picking up Hoopa, or doing a stealth visit to McDonald's? Let us know.

[source serebii.net, via neogaf.com]