‘Hidden Fates’ Features Shiny Pokemon, ETB Comes with Bird Trio Promo!

The product description for the Hidden Fates Elite Trainer Box has just been released by distributors, confirming everything we’ve reported over the past few months!

Hidden Fates will feature over 75 shiny Pokemon! This means all 89 of the unreleased shiny Pokemon from Japan’s GX Ultra Shiny will make it into our English set, as expected, spare for a few that could be turned into promo cards for Hidden Fates‘s promo boxes.

As we reported a few days ago, the set will (at least) include the shiny versions of Zoroark-GX, Metagross-GX, Charizard-GX, Articuno-GX, Rayquaza-GX, and Mewtwo-GX.

Like the past few holiday sets, Hidden Fates‘s Elite Trainer Box will come with ten booster packs instead of the usual eight and a special promo card — this time of Moltres & Zapdos & Articuno-GX! The product description says it’ll be a “full art” promo card, which means the second one below. As we reported the other day, the Bird Trio has been removed from our Unified Minds set in favor of Hidden Fates.

The product description also mentions Gyarados-GX will be included in the set, which originates from Japan’s Pokemon TCG Family Box. This again confirms that Hidden Fates will be a mashup of cards from GX Ultra Shiny and that Family Box. Gyarados-GX will also be included in September’s Hidden Fates tins along with Charizard-GX and Raichu-GX.

We don’t know how our Hidden Fates booster packs will be configured yet. It’s safe to assume that each one will come with at least one holo card, like past holiday sets. Perhaps even one shiny Pokemon per pack? We also don’t know how TPCi will handle the legality of the reprinted Pokemon-GX, like Zoroark-GX. It’s possible they’ll print them as “A” alternate art cards, within a shiny sub-set that’s not legal for Standard, or they may just release them as normal. We’ll find out soon!

There may be other cards included in our English set, such as the unreleased full art Stadium cards and the full art Lady. Here’s the Japanese sets that will comprise our Hidden Fates set. It’s not yet guaranteed we’ll get the exact same reprints in Hidden Fates:

GX Ultra Shiny

In Japan, GX Ultra Shiny was released on November 2nd, 2018 in 10-card booster packs. Each pack came with one regular Pokemon-GX, one reverse holo, and two holo cards. The rest of the cards in a pack were made up of the set’s regular cards, including one to two Trainer cards. Each booster pack did not automatically come with a shiny Pokemon. In fact there were only one to two per booster box.

Family Box Set

The Pokemon TCG Family Box was released on March 15th, 2019. It’s comprised of “simple” cards. There are 51 cards in the set, including many reprinted Trainers (not pictured below).

Charizard-GX, Raichu-GX, and Gyarados-GX will also be available in September’s Hidden Fates tins.