Pokemon TCG: Shining Fates Elite Trainer Box

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Shiny Pokemon are so extraordinary that they’re almost never seen, and Trainers who catch them are considered quite lucky… and yet they can be yours in the Pokemon TCG: Shining Fates expansion! More than 100 Shiny Pokemon appear on beautiful etched cards – alongside more than 30 Pokemon V and Pokemon VMAX, including the spectacular Shiny Charizard in its Gigantamax…
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Shiny Pokemon are so extraordinary that they're almost never seen, and Trainers who catch them are considered quite lucky... and yet they can be yours in the Pokemon TCG: Shining Fates expansion! More than 100 Shiny Pokemon appear on beautiful etched cards - alongside more than 30 Pokemon V and Pokemon VMAX, including the spectacular Shiny Charizard in its Gigantamax form! Seize your destiny and expand your collection with the Shining Fates expansion!

The Pokemon TCG: Shining Fates Elite Trainer Box includes:
- 10 Pokemon TCG: Shining Fates booster packs
- 1 foil promo card featuring Eevee VMAX
- 65 card sleeves featuring Gigantamax Eevee
- 45 Pokemon TCG Energy cards
- A player's guide to the Shining Fates expansion
- A Pokemon TCG rulebook
- 6 damage-counter dice
- 1 competition-legal coin-flip die
- 2 acrylic condition markers
- A collector's box to hold everything, with 4 dividers to keep it organised
- A code card for the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online

Hello Pokéfans. I'm back to look at another special expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG): Shining Fates. Shining Fates focuses on those elusive Shiny Pokémon, there are over 100 of them to collect from this set:

Reveal a Shining Destiny!

Shiny Pokémon are so extraordinary that they're almost never seen, and Trainers who catch them are considered quite lucky... and yet they can be yours in the Pokémon TCG: Shining Fates Expansion!

For those unfamiliar with the game, Pokémon TCG is a collectable card game for two players. It's based on the Pokémon anime (and video game) franchise. Players can collect cards representing their favourite Pokémon from throughout the franchise's history, build a team, and battle it out. Originally published by Wizards of the Coast in 1996, it is (since 2003) now published by The Pokémon Company. Over 30 billion cards have been sold worldwide since the games initial release.

The game continues to grow and expand. Each year, new expansions add to the pool of available cards.

The Set

Shining Fates is the fourth "special" expansion, released alongside the Sword & Shield Series. This series (like the Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield video games) focuses on Generation VIII Pokémon and the Galar Region.  Like the Champions Path expansion before it, Shining Fates boosters are only available in specially marked products.

First released in February 2021 (UK), the set contains 195 cards. Shining Fates contains 73 cards. The 122 other cards are Shiny Pokémon and form a separate subset (Shiny Vault). One card from the Shiny Vault can appear in a booster pack, in place of the Reverse Holofoil card. The Set includes nine Pokémon V, and seven Pokémon VMAX.

The product range for Shining Fates includes the hugely popular Elite Trainer Box and:

- Pikachu V Collection.

- Three tins (Eldegoss V, Boltund V, and Cramorant V).

- Four mad party pin collections (Bunnelby, Dedenne, Galarian Mr. Rime, and Polteageist).

- Two VMAX Collections (Shiny Crobat and Shiny Dragapult).

Shining Fate products contains cards from the Japanese Shiny Star V subset, the VMAX Special Set, and the Venusaur & Blastoise VMAX Starter Sets. The Shiny Star V set alone contains a huge 330 cards (140 of which are secret cards) for players to collect.

Thoughts

Shining Fates is undoubtedly a set with high appeal for collectors. The amount of desirable (and valuable) cards is impressive. The full art shiny cards are currently on sale for £20-£30+ each. The possibility of plucking those makes cracking Shining Fates packs particularly fun!

It's also a great set to check out if you want some powerful Pokémon V and VMAX for your decks. In addition to the nine V and seven VMAX from Shining Fates, you'll have a chance to pull 17 V, 10 VMAX from the Shiny V set.

Notable cards that stand out to me are Eldegoss V, Crobat V, Ditto V, and Ditto VMAX. Eldegoss and Crobat have great abilities and make great additions to a deck. Ditto looks interesting, I think players will have fun building around it and will come up with some successful standard decks.

Shining Fates is definitely a set to check out if you're a Pokémon TCG fan.

Shining Fates Card List

No.Card nameTypeRarity
001/072YanmaGrassCommon
002/072YanmegaGrassRare
003/072CelebiGrassRare
004/072CacneaGrassCommon
005/072TropiusGrassUncommon
006/072RowletGrassCommon
007/072DartrixGrassUncommon
008/072DecidueyeGrassRare Holo
009/072DhelmiseVGrassUltra-Rare Rare
010/072DhelmiseVMAXGrassRare VMAX
011/072GrookeyGrassCommon
012/072ThwackeyGrassUncommon
013/072RillaboomGrassRare Holo
014/072GossifleurGrassCommon
015/072EldegossGrassUncommon
016/072ZarudeGrassRare
017/072ReshiramFireA
018/072CinderaceVFireUltra-Rare Rare
019/072CinderaceVMAXFireRare VMAX
020/072HorseaWaterCommon
021/072KyogreWaterA
022/072BuizelWaterCommon
023/072FloatzelWaterUncommon
024/072ManaphyWaterRare
025/072VolcanionWaterRare
026/072ChewtleWaterCommon
027/072DrednawWaterRare
028/072CramorantWaterUncommon
029/072SnomWaterCommon
030/072FrosmothWaterRare Holo
031/072ShinxLightningCommon
032/072LuxioLightningUncommon
033/072LuxrayLightningRare Holo
034/072RotomLightningUncommon
035/072MorpekoLightningCommon
036/072MorpekoLightningCommon
037/072MorpekoVLightningUltra-Rare Rare

 

No.Card nameTypeRarity
038/072MorpekoVMAXLightningRare VMAX
039/072IndeedeeVPsychicUltra-Rare Rare
040/072TrapinchFightingCommon
041/072KoffingDarknessCommon
042/072Galarian WeezingDarknessRare Holo
043/072SpinarakDarknessCommon
044/072CrobatVDarknessUltra-Rare Rare
045/072CrobatVMAXDarknessRare VMAX
046/072YveltalDarknessA
047/072NickitDarknessCommon
048/072ThievulDarknessRare Holo
049/072CufantMetalCommon
050/072DittoVColorlessUltra-Rare Rare
051/072DittoVMAXColorlessRare VMAX
052/072EeveeColorlessCommon
053/072GreedentVColorlessUltra-Rare Rare
054/072CramorantVColorlessUltra-Rare Rare
055/072CramorantVMAXColorlessRare VMAX
056/072IndeedeeColorlessRare Holo
057/072Ball GuySuUncommon
058/072Boss's OrdersSuRare
059/072Gym TrainerSuUncommon
060/072Professor's ResearchSuRare
061/072Rusted ShieldIUncommon
062/072Rusted SwordIUncommon
063/072Team Yell TowelIUncommon
064/072AlcremieVPsychicRare Ultra

Zatu Score

Rating

  • Artwork
  • Complexity
  • Replayability
  • Player Interaction
  • Component Quality

You might like

  • Easy to learn
  • Fast Paced Gameplay
  • High percentage of Shiny/Foil cards

Might not like

  • The ongoing cost of collecting a TCG