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.
- Shiny Falinks V: All right, when there is the possibility of pulling a Shiny Charizard, Lapras, and Ditto in a set, not many people are going to be excited about Falinks. My appeal here is to appreciate exactly how ridiculous this Pokémon's design is. I love a silly card, and this one hits the funny bone just right.
- Shiny Grimmsnarl V & VMAX: Grimmsnarl might look like a Dragon Ball Z villain, but it's one of the absolute boldest Shinies from Generation Eight. It's normally black and green palette switches out for white and pink, showcasing how, in the video games, Grimmsnarl is actually part Fairy-type in addition to the Dark-typing we see reflected in the Pokémon TCG.
Next time, our spotlight on Pokémon TCG: Shining Fates continues as we spotlight the Full Arts!