‘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. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
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    Please TPCi make shinies common, and also make shiny Charizard GX a promo because I'd like to have a set where I don't have to spend a fortune.
     
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  2. The Almighty Bidoof Just your everyday MtF trans Bidoof worshipper
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    Charizard is confirmed in the set
     
  3. NaganadelIsBeast Pun Intended
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    Not to mention the 10million boxes that will have it as well.
     
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  4. LeeYR Aspiring Trainer
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    Or maybe eevee family
     
  5. The Almighty Bidoof Just your everyday MtF trans Bidoof worshipper
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    They never release same-art reprints in promo boxes anymore
     
  6. NaganadelIsBeast Pun Intended
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    Yeah I know, I was joking.
     
  7. Christopher Shehan Aspiring Trainer
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    I would gladly pay 80 bucks for an Etb if it meant we got a gx shiny and two regular shiny like the Japanese Ultra Shiny box
     
  8. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
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    We better get way better pull rates than that, gross.
     
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  9. AshCo "An Excellent Profile Picture"
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    Yeah, I'm with you on that. Pull rates need to be decently high with the sheer size of the set. I don't care how common the regular non-GX ones are as long as they keep that texturing.
     
  10. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
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    To expand on my last post: if there's a holo in every pack they're going to have to make some/all of the non-GX shinies "holo" rarity based on what we know about the contents of the set. Because all that's left from Ultra Shiny are the shiny cards, and the Family Card Game cards are all super dumbed down to appeal to beginners so nothing there (except the six GX cards) is worthy of being bumped up to holo-rarity either.
     
  11. Ian Hatcher Aspiring Trainer
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    I'm fairly new to collecting but are these sets typically only available as ETB or collector pin/gx boxes? Seems crazy to do that with a set with 38 RR compared to SL and DM that both had 4 unless each box had a guaranteed Shiny GX like Ultra Shiny GX has.
     
  12. Matthew the Fairy Lover The Lover of everything Fairy
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    I hope the reprinted cards will be alternative art prints as I don't want Zoroark-GX back into Standard for another 2 years. That card is so dumb.
     
  13. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
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    Yeah, this is typical for the "mini" sets. Going back to Generations at least. I don't know if mini sets were a thing before that. Generally the pull rates are better though. We'll see...
     
  14. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  15. Rcxd9999 Aspiring Trainer
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    Wow, nice art. If these boxes came by themselves, I'd buy them just to decorate my shelf and store things in lol.
     
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  16. AshCo "An Excellent Profile Picture"
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    Well now. That's the best Elite Trainer Box art ever.
     
  17. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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    Ho
    Ly
    Guacamole.

    It’s beautiful. It is literally the best art I’ve ever seen on any product ever. (Though the Giratina pack art from ULP was pretty cool.)
     
  18. Primal Latios Aspiring Trainer
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    cant wait for that set, I will be gunning for That Mosaic Zapmolcuno GX
     
  19. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    I'm sure I'll be picking up one or two of these.
     
  20. Tytus Expanded Best Format
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    Are they finally taking pride in their expensive products?:eek::eek:
     
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