Shiny Inkay and Malamar, Holofoil Look of Shiny Pokemon Revealed!

Shiny Inkay and Malamar have been revealed from GX Ultra Shiny! They are reprints of Inkay from Forbidden Light and Malamar from Forbidden Light.

 

The set will release in Japan on November 2nd. Each 10 card booster pack will come with four holos, including one Pokemon-GX. We don’t know the full breakdown of the booster packs yet, though they will probably contain at least one reverse holo.

All of the set’s normal cards were revealed yesterday. The set will have at least 90 secret rares, which is the largest for any English or Japanese set in the game’s history. Only 14 of them have been revealed so far.

It is currently unknown how we’ll get the set’s shiny cards outside of Japan.

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  1. Vivek M Aspiring Trainer
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    They look amazing.

    I am pretty sure what they are doing is to print every Shiny pokemon that is relevant to meta right now.

    Because, why not. It's good money for them.
     
  2. Ecko9i6 Aspiring Trainer
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    Holy crap those are beautiful!

    Shiny cards will be the end of me lol
     
  3. CynderDarkov Aspiring Trainer
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    Oh my gosh...not all of them are GX Pokemon. This is amazing. I would love a full playset of shiny Inkay and Malamar yes please. Please Japan please release these over here.
     
  4. AshCo I gotta spruce this place up for the GAAAEEEEMS
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    Oh my god those are gorgeous. I really want these in the West now... (Shiny baby Buzzwole and Sudowoodo for my BuzzLyc please? ♡)

    I adore the way these look, I really do. Although yeah it's a massive set and it's kinda unnecessary these cards are really nice to look at and the inner collector in me adores it. I swear this era just gets better and better...
     
  5. Chrswrites Aspiring Trainer
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    Rowlet, Inkay and the other regular Shiny's have an S-symbol instead of the SSR symbol. Does that make them maybe available one every booster pack (maybe the four holo's are: 1 holo, 1 reverse, 1 S-shiny, 1 GX)
     
  6. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
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    After years of experimenting with holofoil textures, it has all led up to this. They look beautiful!

    And I guess since the Rowlett evolution line is shiny, that means there will be shiny Ralts and Kirlia cards. As if just wanting the shiny Gardevoir GX wasn't expensive enough. My poor wallet...
     
  7. SquirtleRules Aspiring Trainer
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    I can't see them going through the printing and manufacturing headaches for those foil cards and then not printing them in the US given the demand.

    The question becomes: how much for a booster? Still $4? Or $6?
     
  8. GoldenHoopa Aspiring Trainer
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    HOLY HECK
     
  9. That background is soooo heavenly, omygawd...
     
  10. The Almighty Bidoof Aspiring Trainer
    The Almighty Bidoof

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    Calling it right now, Shiny Garb is in the set
     
  11. Duo Dreaming of a Milotic GX
    Duo

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    I'm expecting a safety notice printed on the back of every GX Ultra Shiny booster box.

    *Sunglasses are highly advised when handling Shiny cards. Please do not point directly at sunlight.
     
  12. MasterGallade ThePokemonRhombus @ YouTube
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    I have a bad feeling we won't be getting all these Shiny cards until next year's subset (Generations, Shining Legends, Dragon Majesty), but I guess it'll be worth the wait lol
     
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  13. Wechselbalg Mr. Ros
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    Now *these* actually look pretty cool. The Rowlet in the previous news article was also very nice. I'd rather have such reprints with alternate artwork either as promos or as secret rares in future sets than a full set dedicated to reprints that are just recolored versions of previous cards.
     
  14. GamePhoenix Fellow Mortal
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    THIS is how secret rares should be. However, I still think they are releasing too many of these at once.
     
  15. Serperior 553/550
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    After years without galaxy foil holographics in main sets, I can forgive TPCi if these are available worldwide.
     
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  16. Dar Ksereth Aspiring Trainer
    Dar Ksereth

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    please no. maybe promos but having basics and such as secrets is awful and brings back terrible memories.
     
  17. RiverShock Aspiring Trainer
    RiverShock

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    I actually liked how the Platinum-era Secrets were done. That being said, it was only 3 per set, not the 10 billion we see here.

    Given the sheer volume of secret rares here, I'm not expecting a lot of them to appear outside Japan. We might get some as promos, but I can't see them bending over backwards to give us so many. (Unless we actually get a set based on this one, but that doesn't seem terribly likely.)
     
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  18. KentGardner Aspiring Trainer
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    It’s too much
     
  19. MasterGallade ThePokemonRhombus @ YouTube
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    I'm gonna guess each pack is gonna come with 1 GX, 1 regular Shiny, 1 Holo, and 1 Reverse - then of course the 1 Shiny Full Art GX per box would replace 1 of the regular GX's
     
  20. Chrswrites Aspiring Trainer
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    That was my thought too earlier