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Discussion in 'Pokémon Trading Card Game' started by MrSquarepants, Dec 27, 2012.
Mother Gardevoir has blessed me on this day with good fortune:
You got the Zard!! Nice! And the rest of it (especially that Zoroark box, holy hell) is amazing too. Couldn't find any of those boxes myself (as usual, lol) but I'm glad to see someone getting some really solid pulls on them.
Bought a random Pokeball tin (Premiere ball) and pulled the rainbow rare Charizard GX from Burning Shadows. Makes up for the fact that nothing else in there was good lol. At least the premiere ball more than paid for itself.
There are 82 shinies excluding the gold cards. I have opened 6 Japanese boxes (usually 2-3 shinies per box), 4 tins, 1 3-pack blister and an Elite trainer box.
I have 23 shinies in total. But 5 of them twice and Xurkitree I actually have 6 times... So 15/82 only, from 6 Japanese boxes and 29 English boosters. I will never even complete half of it.
The Elite Trainer Box has a good ratio, but if it has 4 shinies, but two of them are the same and 2 I already had, then it really was just one new shiny.
And I'm not a person who can just buy 10 of those boxes.
Cracked open 3 booster boxes and 2 ETB of CE and the character rares were coming down better than the pull rate for Prism Stars. Got all but 3 and had 4 duplicates.
Sooo... what about the Cosmic Eclipse pull rates?
Four booster packs and 2 secret rares, whut? xD Is this normal?
The character full art cards like Weavile come in the reverse slot and are about 4 in a booster box, yeah.
Work randomly got in a set of the Pokeball Collections today so I grabbed them up.
Me: "I probably shouldn't have bought these, only one of these weren't dupes... should I open the second one? Ehh, why not."
Ah, I see. Thanks for the info!
Apologies for garbo picture quality, lmao. But I found me a Shiny Zoroark box and snatched it right up. Second best one of these Hidden Fates openings I've done. I've bought 6 tins over the last week too so once I get the chance to post my pulls from those I'll put them up. (Also good god that's my third rainbow bird trio. Why do I need three rainbow bird trios)
Y'know, it's funny. I thought this was the previous post you made about your HF collections. And then I realized this was different. And then it hit me. You're now TWICE as lucky as I am, lol. Nice job.
Okay, little (Well, it's more huge but...) follow-up to my previous post. I got back to my home, and I'm pretty bored, so here's a huge wall of stuff analyzing my Hidden Fates pulls. Apologies for talking WAY too much, but hey, it's fun. These pulls were out of three pin blisters, six tins, and one Zoroark-GX box.
Spoiler: Regular Set GXs
(7/9 GX's pulled, missing Zard and Gyarados).
Spoiler: Regular Set FA/SR
(3/4 pulled, missing Giovanni's Exile).
Spoiler: SV Regular cards
(7/45 SV Regular Cards)
Spoiler: SV GXs/Full Art/Gold Cards
(6/49 SV Full Arts)
Spoiler: Holos and Reverses
(23/56 unique Reverses, 2/6 Holo Rares, 4/9 Energy reverses)
33 Packs, and 26 of them had an Ultra Rare. My hit ratio is just about 0.78:1, and about 0.36:1 for SV cards. For 33 packs, I've been pretty impressed with my pull rates. Not sure what the consensus is on what the rates *actually* are, but I'd say I'm doing quite solid.
I'm also doing really good in terms of not getting dupes, both on the reverses side and in the ultra rares side (besides THREE Rainbow Birds, lmao. Good lord). In terms of the duplicates I am getting, I'm pretty happy that the reverse I have the most of is one of my favorite Pokemon. I'm sure I'm going to end up getting more duplicates in time, ESPECIALLY of the main-set GXs, but I hope I can knock out Charizard, Gyarados, and Giovanni before then. And then just... Keep getting Zard GXs, lol. If there's ANY double I want it's that, certainly not a fOURTH RAINBOW BIRD, good lord.
The shinies have ramped up more in my recent openings, the first two bouts of this set I did yielded a lot more of the main set, whereas the latter two were much more SV-oriented. I'm hoping that rhythm continues, but mainly I'm just hoping to keep up the good rates, get more unique reverses, and to keep getting unique SV cards (or another SV Charizard, that'd be lovely).
I'm probably going to open up a few more things I can find, like the Ultra Premium I preordered, so hopefully this keeps up. After that, I'll probably complete this set by getting singles. Lucky I already got the Charizard so I don't have to worry about that, but I'm hoping to pull the Cynthia so I have the second hardest card to get out of the way. After that, it should be smooth-sailing from there.
I'm gonna complete this set if it's the last thing I do-even if the start was rocky, I've got some good momentum going. It feels really good to be collecting again.
This made me count up where I'm at and it's 35/102 for Shiny Vault hits. On one hand three of those are Rockruff... but on the other, two of them were Charizard (and one of those was sold), so....
I still have the Ultra Premium collection coming next week and then I'm just going to buy the rest as singles. As it is I've kind of been doing that anyway, I only have 36 cards left to complete the set.
Honestly, getting a triple of anything is maddening (I have a history of this in the XY and BW days, ESPECIALLY with the BCR Kyurems), especially in a special set like this, lol. At least we both got Zards, so it could be a lot worse. That was my number-one goal of the set, and I got it in my, what, third pack of the set? All things considered it hasn't been too bad.
I'm personally not sure how much more of the set I'm gonna open, apart from my Ultra Premium collection. Maybe a few more tins or boxes (or an ETB please) if I can get my hands on them. Anything I haven't opened or just stuff if I want to have some fun. But I'm likely going to move to singles by the end of the year. I've got quite a long way to go myself, lmao, but hey, like I said, at least I got the hard part out of the way.
Got my Shiny 'Zard! WOOT!