Pokemon Hidden Fates – The set everyone seems to be looking for.
Individual cards from the set are available on our Hidden Fates Singles page
Ever since the Hidden Fates expansion set hit the shelves here in Australia, people have been busting a gut to to find Booster packs from the set. At first, there was short supply of all kinds of ways to buy it. The set did not come out in a Booster box of 36, like other sets, so the only way to get hold of them was by buying the presentation sets.
Although at first glance, it seemed that it may have been a small set (official cards went up to 68 in the set) due to a large number of shiny Vault cards, the full set came out at a whopping 162 cards. You can find a more detailed account of the set on our Hidden Fates full card list page.
The sets came out in:
Hidden Fates Pin Boxes -Mew and Mewtwo
These were perhaps the cheapest way to get into the Hidden Fates set. The two boxes came in two types, Mew and Mewtwo. Within the two boxes you received
- 3 Hidden Fates Booster packs (each with 10 cards each)
- Special Mew or Mewtwo Pin
- A special feature card feturing either Mewtwo SM214 or Mew SM215.
In Australia, these typically sold for around $28 in the larger stores, but prices increased online due to demand.
Hidden Fates Tins – Charizard, Gyarados and Raichu.
Along with the Pin sets, the tins were also a good way to enter into the Hidden Fates extravaganza without breaking the bank. Normally retailing for $38 the tins came with:
- 4 hidden Fates Booster Packs
- One of 3 special cards. Which cards came in the Hidden Fates tins? They were: the Charizard GX SM211, the Gyarados GX SM212 and the Raichu GX SM213. All beautiful cards.
- A code card to unlock a playable deck on the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online
- And of course, last but not least, the beautiful tin. This could be used to keep cards in, or just as another display item.
Hidden Fates Pokeball Collections
The Pokeball collection boxes come in two varieties, the Ultra ball Collection, and the Great ball Collection.
Each collection comes with:
- 10 Hidden Fates Booster packs
- A hollow Ultra ball or Great ball big enough to hold a sizeable collection of Pokemon cards. Approximately 60 cards.
- A code card for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online.
- One of two Shiny Full art foil cards. The Ultra ball collection contains a Shiny Metagross GX card (No. 157a/145), while the Great ball Collection box contains a Shiny Zoroark GX card (No. 77a/73)
Hidden Fates Ultra Premium Collection Cards
Then comes the grand Poobah of the Hidden fates collection. the Hidden Fates Ultra Premium Collection Cards. This is box containing some fantastic and collectable items in the Hidden Fates range.
- 3 full-art foil cards: shiny Rayquaza-GX (No. 177a/168) plus special versions of Secret Gold Solgaleo-GX (No. SM104a) and Secret Gold Lunala-GX (No SM103a)
- A plastic statuette containing a slot to hold your favourite Pokemon card. This statuette features Rayquazza in a pre-fight stance ready to attack any and all of those that want to take your prized card.
- 15 Hidden Fates Booster Packs.
- A full-size Pokémon TCG playmat featuring Charizard, Metagross, Mew, Mewtwo, Rayquaza, Articuno, Moltres and Zapdos.
- A code card for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online!
All in all, the Hidden fates, while not having the usual booster boxes to buy in bulk, had plenty of other options to satisfy your cravings for all things Pokemon. Although there was a minor problem with this set, though. It had a few cards that were so sought after, that they were initially selling in Australia for around $650 on Ebay (Raw) but have now come down in price as the supply of them has increased. they are now selling on ebay for around $400, despite some still asking for up to $1200 for a raw ungraded card.
While I say problem, what I really mean is a reason to be jealous. I would love a card like this one, and no doubt, as Hidden fates goes out o print, it will be even harder to find and go down in history as one of the hardest pokemon cards to find in the wild. I could be wrong. Only history will tell. Until then, you can find out what were deemed the better or the best cards from the Hidden Fates set in our next post.
Until then… happy hunting.