Moltres & Zapdos & Articuno-GX, Zoroark-GX, and Others in ‘Hidden Fates!’

Some PokeBeach members already suspected this in their SM11 speculative lists, but now it’s confirmed!

Moltres & Zapdos & Articuno-GX will be released in our Hidden Fates set — and not in Unified Minds!

The promotional sheet for Hidden Fates shows Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres in the background. While Articuno and Zapdos both have promo cards that haven’t released in America yet, Moltres doesn’t, so this means their combined presence is referring to their Tag Team card. (Unified Minds will still feature the rest of the cards from Sky Legend.)

Their Tag Team card also wasn’t mentioned in the set description for Unified Minds, which was our initial hint that it wouldn’t be in the set. A Tag Team card featuring three Pokemon would be something the set description would have highlighted, as they always talk about new mechanics or features.

The Pokemon on the product sheet also reference Zoroark-GX, Metagross-GX, Charizard-GX, Rayquaza-GX, and Mewtwo-GX (and by extension Articuno-GX). All of these cards were reprinted in Japan’s GX Ultra Shiny with shiny-colored artwork.

You can see the rest of the secret rares from GX Ultra Shiny here. They will theoretically be featured in our Hidden Fates set or in its associated products as promo cards.

Special products featuring Hidden Fates booster packs will begin releasing August 23rd, starting with the Mew and Mewtwo Pin Collections. This is two weeks after Unified Minds‘s August 2nd release. So even though we won’t get the Legendary Trio in SM11, we’ll still get their cards a few weeks later.

There’s still a lot we don’t know about Hidden Fates, like how TPCi will handle the legality of the reprinted Pokemon-GX or how they’ll include all of the set’s Shiny Pokemon. It’s quite the mystery — and they’re having fun keeping it that way — but we’ll find out soon!

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  1. Tytus Expanded Legend
    Tytus

    Member

    Is it just me or does the Zapdos in the regular artwork look paranoid for some reason.
     
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  2. The Revolutionaire N Aspiring Trainer
    The Revolutionaire N

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    YESSSS MY BOI ZOROARK IS BACK?!
     
  3. iGeek256 I only use Electric types
    iGeek256

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    Hopefully not as a reprint
     
  4. RoboSensei I hate Greninja
    RoboSensei

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    It will be a Yellow A if anything
     
  5. Tytus Expanded Legend
    Tytus

    Member

    The yellow A's are so ugly though.
     
  6. SquirtleRules Aspiring Trainer
    SquirtleRules

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    Is this 'Hidden Fates' branding some sort of trick to sneak old 'Fates Collide' boosters into new promo boxes?

    Or a least a test of this? If so, December's new set called 'Hidden Evolutions' coming soon...
     
  7. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
    Swampert Full Art

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    I'm really interested to see how the pull rates will be... I personally think that they will probably put a Shiny card or ultra rare in every 2 or 3 packs. Even then, you would have to buy 200-300 packs to get the full set if you didn't get any duplicates which I know is pretty impossible.
     
  8. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
    Frost

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    If I had to guess I'd say they'll do the "every pack has a holo" setup of Shining Legends and Dragon Majesty, with shiny non-GX cards like Rowlet, Riolu, etc used as the padding holos.
     
  9. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
    Poke_collector

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    It seems that zapmolcuno will be the only Tag team card in this set then, unless they exclude more of them from unified minds
     
  10. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

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    Please, oh please don’t reprint Zoroark.
    Don’t do it.
    You made the yellow A for a reason! Use it!
     
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  11. Wechselbalg *****
    Wechselbalg

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    Don't freak out people, none of these are going to be reprints, just like N&friends from the best of XY collection weren't reprints either.

    Anyway, I'm actually looking forward to some of those commons/uncommons as shinies.
     
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  12. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
    crystal_pidgeot

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    I want the birds
     
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  13. Winkachu Aspiring Trainer
    Winkachu

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    Ok time to start saving money for this and skip other booster boxes I wanted to buy. Knowing the pull rates there is no way we can finish the set by buying every product once.
     
  14. Chimecho3000 Aspiring Trainer
    Chimecho3000

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    "The promotional sheet for Hidden Fates shows Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres in the background. While Articuno and Zapdos both have promo cards that haven’t released in America yet, Moltres doesn’t, so this means their combined presence is referring to their Tag Team card. (Unified Minds will still feature the rest of the cards from Sky Legend.)"

    What Articuno promo? Only Zapdos has a promo that is currently unreleased internationally as far as I know.
     
  15. PokeDan23 Pokemon Fan Since 1999
    PokeDan23

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    Unless Pokemon is going to change their minds/rules about how alternate cards are done, I'm almost thinking that the shiny Pokemon WON'T be alternate art cards.

    Hear me out: every alternate art card released so far had the original set symbol and number (albeit with a lower case "a" or "b"). I find it weird, especially from a marketing standpoint, to create a brand new set and then fill it with cards that have different set symbols and numbers. The only way they can be alternate art cards is for Pokemon to break/change the rule they have established already of what makes a card an alternate art card.

    But then again, it's Pokemon and they change/break their "established" rules all the time anyway lol.

    Also, I've said it before, but I think the secret rare stadiums will be on this set too.
     
  16. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    I knew it. I was right
     
  17. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
    steffenka

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    He's probably mentioning the Shiny Articuno, even though it isn't a promo card :p
     
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  18. PokemonMasterNate Braizard let's go!!!
    PokemonMasterNate

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    Oh wow. That's pretty awesome.

    Don't let the Charizard be alternate art. I would be mad. A little. okay maybe not really mad.
     
  19. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
    Frost

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    So then it's.... just like every other set ever? lol
     
  20. PokemonMasterNate Braizard let's go!!!
    PokemonMasterNate

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    I'm just wondering, are we getting any FA Trainers in this set or no? Since it's based on Shiny Pokémon.