Why can’t you blindfold a Pokémon? Because it’s going to Pikachu!

The Pokémon Co. is releasing a special expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG), Shining Fates, with the first drops beginning on Feb. 19.

Inspired by last year’s Hidden Fates Pokémon TCG expansion, Shining Fates will feature more than 100 Shiny Pokémon on fancy etched cards, including nine Shiny Pokémon V and seven Shiny Pokémon VMAX, such as the collectible Shiny Charizard in its Gigantamax form. The expansion will also introduce three more Amazing Pokémon, each featuring either a Legendary or Mythical Pokémon with rainbow backgrounds. The expansion will feature a total of more than 30 Pokémon V and Pokémon VMAX so that trainers can play with fan-favorite competitive Pokémon TCG cards from the Sword & Shield series.

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The Shining Fates cards will be available in the following sets:

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

We couldn’t be more ready to get our Pokémon on.

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Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco was a Senior Editor of The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. She covered toy trends, pop culture, and entertainment news, and made appearances on national and regional outlets, including CBS, WPIX, News 12, and more. Jackie spends her time watching horror movies and working her way through every Stephen King novel out there.