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Pokémon Trading Card Game: Hidden Fates Expansion Merchandise | Rare Secret Shiny Vault Cards


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The Pokémon Company International has announced some new TCG merchandise for the upcoming Hidden Fates expansion. They have also announced that the upcoming expansion contains golden rare Secret cards called Shiny Vault cards.

Pokémon Trading Card Game: Hidden Fates Expansion

Fans of the Pokémon Trading Card Game can look forward to collecting a variety of new and unique cards in the upcoming Hidden Fates expansion, including the first TAG TEAM trio featuring Moltres & Zapdos & Articuno-GX, as well as cards depicting Pokémon in their Shiny forms, like Mewtwo-GX and Charizard-GX. The first wave of Hidden Fates products will be available starting August 23. Highlights include:

• Hidden Fates Pin Collection - Available August 23, this collection includes one of two foil promo cards featuring the Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo or the Mythical Pokémon Mew, one of two collector’s pins featuring Mewtwo or Mew, and three Hidden Fates booster packs.

• Hidden Fates Tin - On September 6, players can choose from three special tins that spotlight Charizard-GX, Gyarados-GX, or Raichu-GX. Each tin includes a foil Pokémon-GX card showcasing one of these three Pokémon, as well as four Hidden Fates booster packs.

• Hidden Fates Elite Trainer Box - Releasing on September 20, the Hidden Fates Elite Trainer Box includes one full-art foil promo card featuring Moltres & Zapdos & Articuno-GX and 10 Hidden Fates booster packs. It also includes Pokémon TCG accessories like card sleeves, dice, a player’s guide, and more.

Furthermore, fans can look forward to additional items from the expansion coming this fall, such as the Hidden Fates Poké Ball Collection and Hidden Fates Premium Powers Collection.

Once available, Hidden Fates will be supported in the Pokémon TCG Card Dex app, which offers an easy way to digitally browse and discover cards from the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon Series.

Pokémon TCG: Hidden Fates Pin Collection - Mewtwo | Mew

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Show your Pokémon pride with a collector's pin featuring the Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo or the Mythical Pokémon Mew! You'll also expand your Pokémon TCG roster with awesome foil promo cards featuring one of these amazing Psychic-type Pokémon. Plus, each collection includes three booster packs from the special Pokémon TCG: Hidden Fates expansion!

Each Pokémon TCG: Hidden Fates Pin Collection—Mewtwo/Mew includes:

• 1 of 2 foil promo cards featuring Mewtwo or Mew
• 1 of 2 collector's pins featuring Mewtwo or Mew
• 3 Pokémon TCG: Hidden Fates booster packs
• A code card for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online

The Pokémon TCG: Hidden Fates Pin Collection—Mewtwo/Mew will be available on August 23, 2019, in the Pokémon Center and where Pokémon TCG products are sold.

Shiny Pokémon and Rare Secret Cards from Pokémon TCG: Hidden Fates

The upcoming Pokémon TCG expansion contains over 90 special cards, including Shiny Pokémon and golden rare Secret cards.

The upcoming Pokémon TCG: Hidden Fates expansion is unlike most Pokémon TCG expansions that you might be used to. In addition to the 68 cards in the main set, this expansion also features a Shiny Vault filled with Shiny Pokémon, full-art Trainer cards, and rare Secret cards that sport a golden hue. This 94-card subset features cards from previous Sun & Moon expansions, which range from powerful tournament cards to fun fan favorites. All 94 cards have amazing etched artwork for fans to collect.

Because the Shiny Vault cards are all from previous expansions, they are specially marked to indicate whether they're legal for tournament play in the Standard format. As an example, let's take a look at the Charizard-GX from Hidden Fates.

All cards in the Shiny Vault are marked with the Yellow A Alternate symbol (see callout A in the above diagram), meaning that each one is an existing card reprinted with a new illustration. Instead of the Hidden Fates expansion symbol, each card carries the symbol of its original expansion (callout B). This Charizard-GX has the expansion symbol from Sun & Moon—Burning Shadows, which signifies that it's an alternate illustration of the Charizard-GX from that expansion.

Shiny Vault card icon

Unlike regular Yellow A Alternate cards, the Shiny Vault cards have their own collector card numbers in order to denote that these cards are from Hidden Fates (callout C). When considering tournament legality, the important thing to look at is the expansion symbol. If the Sun & Moon—Burning Shadows expansion isn't legal in the Standard format, then this Charizard-GX isn't either.

By the time Hidden Fates is released, many of the Shiny Vault cards won't be legal in the Standard format, but they can still be used in the Expanded format. And of course, they will still be awesome additions to your Pokémon TCG collection!

With 94 cards in the Shiny Vault, the Pokémon TCG: Hidden Fates expansion has more etched cards than any other expansion in the history of the Pokémon TCG. Remember that Hidden Fates booster packs will not be sold separately. Instead, look for these incredible cards in special collections beginning August 23, 2019, at the Pokémon Center and where Pokémon TCG products are sold.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/shiny-pokemon-and-rare-secret-cards-from-pokemon-tcg-hidden-fates/
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