‘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.

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  1. DMYSYS DUMMY SYSTEM
    DMYSYS

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    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

    this will sell really well.
     
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  2. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
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    I guess I'm happy we're getting more cards that never made it over from Japan yet.

    The existence of GX Ultra Shiny in general still gives me a headache though. And even with every Hidden Fates pack having a holo, this set could have Legendary Treasure-esque pull rates and it'd still be a headache to complete, even by Gen 7's standards.
     
  3. The Almighty Bidoof Just your everyday MtF trans Bidoof worshipper
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    So there are 82 Shinies. At least 3 will be cut. We know Glaceon will get cut for a Winter tin. So maybe they'll cut Articuno and Ninetales as well
     
  4. Winkachu Aspiring Trainer
    Winkachu

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    My only wish is that Pokemon company release all the products of the same set at the same time. As for international fan from Europe, I have to order products from the UK and then ship to Latvia. It becomes so much more unreasonable expensive to buy 1-3 products every 2-3 weeks. Not everyone has Walmart or target nearby within daily reach.
     
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  5. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    Even with the cards from the family box set, this will be the biggest mini set of the sm era
     
  6. BluishJellie Aspiring Trainer
    BluishJellie

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    Does this mean that Trainers such as Guzma and Acerola will still be viable post-rotation?
     
  7. snoopy369 Aspiring Trainer
    snoopy369

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    We don't know yet. They definitely won't be until this releases in the fall, unless Unified Minds adds them in a surprising move. How they'll be handled here is unclear - they might be just treated like alternate arts, or they might be newly viable.

    Normally, all of the cards in the fall mini-set are included in Standard, but this set is potentially different (both because they've sort of changed how rotations work a bit, with the letters on the cards denoting set rotation, and because this is an unusual set with a bunch of GXs etc.
     
  8. Gwen Aspiring Trainer
    Gwen

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    I think they'll combine the next Japanese set, Remix bout, with this.
     
  9. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
    Frost

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    Remix Bout, Dream League and SM12 JP will probably be our SM12 in the west. They've been following the same pattern for a couple of years now.
     
  10. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
    Swampert Full Art

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    My wallet just passed out.
     
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  11. Snowy Lilacs Aspiring Trainer
    Snowy Lilacs

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    That would be the understatement of the year
     
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  12. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

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    Family box set? Do we have to have THOSE hogging the secret rare slot?
     
  13. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
    Poke_collector

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    I’ve thought about it and this is basically shining legends version 2.0
     
  14. Elliottkoby923 Aspiring Trainer
    Elliottkoby923

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    By "It’s possible they’ll print them as “A” alternate art cards, within a shiny sub-set that’s not legal for Standard" could it end up being like Radiant Collection was a sub-set of Generations and Legendary Treasures?
     
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  15. AshCo Payne-ful
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    Finally, a set I actually want to open up packs for! It's been too long. I think since Shining Legends.

    (And I'll finally be able to play shiny expanded BuzzLyc on PTCGO, I've been waiting since GX ultra shiny came out for this)
     
  16. NaganadelIsBeast Pun Intended
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    Do I hear a SHINY NAGANADEL GX?!?!?!
     
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  17. Refrigerated Elements Aspiring Trainer
    Refrigerated Elements

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    Shining Legends 2, Electric Boogaloo.

    I cant wait for this set to come out. There are so many shiny cards I want in this set. Hopefully I wont be broke when this set comes out.
     
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  18. Wechselbalg *****
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    Uhhh, btw what happened to Onix and Starmie-GX? I'd rather be getting those than this family filler stuff.
     
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  19. AshCo Payne-ful
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    Why not all of it? I honestly want the family box cards for my collection on top of Onix and Starmie. Just because they're not competitively viable doesn't really take away collectible appeal.
     
  20. The Almighty Bidoof Just your everyday MtF trans Bidoof worshipper
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    Please TPCi don't make Shinies common. Don't pull an SLG where the shtick lost it's appeal because it was too easy to obtain everything