There is a lot of excitement surrounding the Pokémon TCG right now, with much of it surrounding the special set (or, "holiday set" as some call it) Shining Fates. Shining Fates is modeled after the landmark 2019 set Hidden Fates, featuring both a main set and a subset called the Shiny Vault. Shiny Vault cards depict Shiny Pokémon and can be pulled, if you're lucky, in the reverse holo slot. Shining Fates includes a whopping 122 cards in the Shiny Vault on top of the 73 regular cards in the set. The set is a collector's dream and is currently selling out nationwide due to both the quality of the cards and the current historic hype surrounding the Pokémon TCG. Forget the hype, though. For many collectors, it's all about the artwork, and that artwork deserves to be spotlighted. In this series, we'll analyze every single card from the Shiny Vault of Pokémon TCG: Shining Fates, starting with the card coded SV1 and ending with SV122. It's going to be a long journey, and you can follow it the whole way by clicking the Shining Fates tag below. This time, we continue with the coveted Full Arts.
- Toxtricity V, Toxtricity VMAX: I'm all about that Tox, boy. I put the Toxel/Toxtricity line along with Dreepy/Drakloak/Dragapult as two of the best additions that Generation Eight made to the overall Pokémon lore. Toxtricity has become very popular indeed and its Shiny form is dynamic here, with incredible colors that gleam off of the card's silvery surface. I have to say, this is the one situation in Shining Fates where I prefer the V to the VMAX. Both cards are sick, but the V oozes that sort of "Come at me, bro" personality that makes Toxtricity such an interesting and, honestly, hilarious design.
- Indeedee V: Speaking of hilarious designs, Indeedee is hilariously scary. It lives deep, deep, deep in the uncanny valley and while I want to believe that its gaze is benevolent, jeeeeepers, you know? The eyes. The Krusty the Clown hair. It's like Chansey meets Pennywise. Still, though, it's a Shiny Full Art, so it's a great pull, even if it might be waiting for you in your nightmares tonight.
Next time, our spotlight on Pokémon TCG: Shining Fates continues as we spotlight the Full Arts!