‘Hidden Fates,’ Special Set Releasing in America This August!

It seems our “special yearly set” will be named Hidden Fates!

We can now reveal that two “Hidden Fates Pin Collections” featuring Mew or Mewtwo will release in America on August 23rd!

Each will come with a Mew or Mewtwo foil promo, a pin featuring one of them, a PTCGO code card, and… three Hidden Fates booster packs?! This is the first we’ve heard of that set name!

Is Hidden Fates America’s August set? Well, no, America’s August set is Unified Minds. August sets always release in the first week of August and this product is releasing at the end of August. Furthermore, if this product was associated with Unified Minds, it would release at the same time as the rest of its products and also would have been announced alongside them a while ago.

In two different internal distributor databases we use, the product descriptions for the pin collections uses placeholders from Dragon Majesty and Shining Legends. This suggests the distributors are treating Hidden Fates like the yearly “special set.”

The contents of the two collections exactly match what we got in our two Dragon Majesty Latios and Latias pin collections, which was the first product released to promote Dragon Majesty last year. So it seems pretty obvious Hidden Fates is our special yearly set!

However, the special yearly set always releases a bit later in the fall. Perhaps Hidden Fates is releasing a little earlier than usual because the franchise will be focusing on Sword and Shield‘s release later in the fall?

So what could Hidden Fates be? So far, we haven’t received the Shiny Pokemon from Japan’s GX Ultra Shiny, which released last November. We also know that there’s an upcoming “reprint” set in Japan called Remix Bout that is releasing in July. Perhaps this set will be a combination of all those cards, plus cards we haven’t received yet like the full art version of Lady and the full art Stadium cards?

We’ll find out what’s going on soon, so stay tuned!

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  1. AshCo Payne-ful
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    Please be ultra shiny. Give me something to want to collect again, Pokemon. It's been almost two years.
     
  2. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer
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    The set will be remix plus odds n eendd of cards we dont have. It wont have the shiny gx set. It would bring back cards that have rotated. And i dont think they would put a stamps on cards from packs
     
  3. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
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    Can't wait for the fisticuffs that ensue when the shiny full art Charizard is confirmed and every collector hoping to flip them is sending them in to try for PSA 10s.
     
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  4. Braiden1235 Aspiring Trainer
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    Reprint ultra ball choice band rescue stretcher dce nest ball plz and ty
     
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  5. ICEdaddy Aspiring Trainer
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    Those shinies are nice. I wish this type of shiny is used in the future instead of the relatively bland monochrome ultra secret rares that have been used for a while.
     
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  6. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
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    Also we still don't have any idea what Remix Bout entails (and it's mini-set sized), and based on the last 15 years of tradition it's unlikely we're getting Swish base set in November. So I choose to believe this will be Ultra Shiny until the crushing disappointment is confirmed.
     
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  7. KazamEsper Aspiring Trainer
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    This yearly set may have a section similar to the Radiant Collections in Legendary Treasures and Generations; if the Ultra Shiny and Remix Bout sets were to be integrated into Hidden Fates. With the shiny GXs and shiny pokemon being there. Which the set will probably be a combination of both of those special Japanese sets in my opinion.
     
  8. MarshalBry Shaym' on you
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    If it includes shiny pokemon, I'd honestly anticipate: in-set shinies are ones that don't rotate (B [and new C?] block shinies) and alternate art promos of A block shinies to keep them rotating in boxes like we got with Shining Legends and Dragon Majesty.
     
  9. du_megaman Aspiring Trainer
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    man the next few sets coming out are super exciting!
     
  10. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    Now I want a Shiny Pidgey
     
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  11. Snowy Lilacs Aspiring Trainer
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    Crossing fingers for Ultra Shiny to be in Hidden Fates....Also hopefully the Mew and Mewtwo pins will be different from the ones from the Shining Legends sets, they will go great on my work vest
     
  12. Team Rocket Agent Aspiring Trainer
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    Guys guys GUYS. THIS is how we get the special case team rocket cards!

    GX Team Rocket Returns!!!!
     
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  13. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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    HM. I like where this is going.
     
  14. Vaskemaskinen Henlo ^^
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    Maybe we get secret rare stadiums in this set!?

    Like seriously, why are they hiding it for us in the west :<
     
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  15. RisingRaichuu Aspiring Trainer
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    Just don't reprint Zoroark. Plz
     
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  16. TheRealBro.. Venusaur used FlowerPower; his chillness rose 300%
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    This. By the way, I like the non GX shiny cards best. That Charmander.
     
  17. NaganadelIsBeast Pun Intended
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    I seriously doubt it. Putting the SR stadiums in the pack would leave them in the format way longer than they’re supposed to remain, unless TPCi wants to do that. Also, there not gonna put Yellow A’s in packs, so they’ll probably come in a separate problem if we do get them.
     
  18. Trey Hooper Aspiring Trainer
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    Can't we all be excited to have another mew box?
     
  19. Oddish22 Aspiring Trainer
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    83 shiny Pokémon, 7 gold cards from GX Ultra Shiny.
    Several full art supporters and stadiums from various sets.
    Some promos.
    Some cards from "Remix Bout"

    You already mentioned some advantages and disadvantages about having that in "Hidden Fates".
    It's still not the best, but I would go for putting the shiny Pokémon, gold cards, "Remix Bout" cards and promos in "Hidden Fates", and the FAs in a collection box for collectors as A cards.

    But if you make 10 collection boxes with 2-4 boosters and have that many secret rare cards to collect, at normal ratios, you'd need to buy 100s of boxes, that's not only a lot of money, but also so much waste (plastic, cardboard, packaging, extra fuel spent on shipping etc.). When the Generations boxes came out the trend started and people bought stacks of boxes just to complete the set and it has not become much better since then. Even the card stores throw away the boxes to sell booster individually.

    It might not be the best way to make money for the Pokémon company, but the best would be to just make a booster box (can be less than 36 packs, less than 10 cards per booster and more expensive) with a shiny card in every pack.
     
  20. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
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    This turns out to be GX-Ultra Shiny, I'm not even going to touch this set save for actual playable cards. It's going to be way too expensive to collect.