(UPDATE) Shining Fates Release Schedule
Hey all! I've been getting a ton of questions about when Shining Fates will be available for purchase on the site, so I figured that it was time to post an update to the original post.
- Pokemon is trickle-releasing Shining Fates across four-ish waves.
- We are somewhere in between Wave 2 and 3.
- Excess inventory will be made available for sale after all of my preorders are fulfilled (most likely in Wave 4)
Which Wave are we in?
- as of Apr 22, 2021 => Wave 4 has arrived
- as of Mar 29, 2020 => we are somewhere in the midst of Wave 3
- as of Mar 4, 2021 => between Wave 2 and 3.
Roughly speaking these are what the release dates for the four Waves are looking like.
- Wave 1 => February 19, 2021
- Wave 2 => February 25, 2021 (approximately)
- Wave 3 => March 5, 2021 (originally Wave 2)
- Wave 4 => TBD (basically Wave 2A)
And this where all of the Shining Fates products fall in that schedule:
|Wave 1||Wave 2||Wave 3||Wave 4|
|Mad Party Pin||✅||✅||❌||❌|
As the table implies, the Mini Tins are extra confusing because the Wave 3 release is delayed and will actually happen between Wave 3 and 4. This opens the door to the possibility that Wave 4 Mini Tins will be delayed too, so.... 😬
Pokemon hasn't committed to specific dates for all the Waves, so we're kind of just hanging out. :)
That's everything we know so far! I'll update the "Which Wave are we in?" section as it changes.