Pokémon TCG: Shining Fates Expansion Launches February 19, 2021

Over 100 shiny Pokémon will be available next spring, with a split release that won't be offering any booster packs. It's Trainer Boxes and Collection Tins for those of us that want to get our hands on Shiny Crobat V or the biggest get of all: Shiny Gigantamax Charizard.

Pokémon TCG: Shining Fates Expansion Launches February 19, 2021The Pokémon Company announced today that the next expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Shining Fates, would be beginning its launch on February 19th, 2021. Based on last year’s Hidden Fates expansion, this new release will feature over 100 Shiny Pokémon, including nine Shiny Pokémon V and seven Shiny Pokémon VMAX.

The set is described as a celebration of the Galar region, so expect a bunch of Pokémon from Sword and Shield. Three more Amazing Pokémon will debut, continuing the new style of card that started in the last expansion, Vivid Voltage. What might be most interesting, or frustrating depending on your outlook, is that there won’t be any individual booster packs sold during this run. If you want to get in on the new cards, you’ll need to get a collector’s pack.

Pokémon TCG: Shining Fates will be available beginning February 19, 2021, at participating retailers.

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A brief reminder, a “shiny” Pokémon has an alternative color scheme. In the games, these are incredibly rare and hunting shinies has become its own sub-genre of play. Shining Fates seems to be hoping to bring some of that excitement to the card game.

Here is the list of SKUs that will be available, as well as release dates:

  • Shining Fates Elite Trainer Box (available February 19, 2021): Includes 10 Shining Fates booster packs, one foil promo card featuring Eevee VMAX, and various gameplay accessories
  • Shining Fates Tins (available February 19, 2021): Includes six Shining Fates booster packs and one foil promo card featuring Eldegoss V, Boltund V, or Cramorant V
  • Shining Fates Collection—Pikachu V (available February 19, 2021): Includes four Shining Fates booster packs, as well as one foil promo card and one foil oversize promo card featuring Pikachu V
  • Shining Fates Mad Party Pin Collections (available February 19, 2021): Includes three Shining Fates booster packs; one foil promo card featuring Bunnelby, Dedenne, Galarian Mr. Rime, or Polteageist; and one corresponding pin
  • Shining Fates Mini Tins (available March 5, 2021): Includes two Shining Fates booster packs and one metallic coin
  • Shining Fates Premium Collections (available March 5, 2021): Includes seven Shining Fates booster packs; one foil promo card featuring either Shiny Crobat V or Shiny Dragapult V; one foil promo card and one foil oversize promo card featuring either Shiny Crobat VMAX or Shiny Dragapult VMAX; and one corresponding metallic coin

While you wait for this exciting drop, be sure to check out our lists of the best cards in Vivid Voltage and Champion’s Path, the last two expansions.

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