Shining Fates was released on February 19, 2021. It is similar to previous special expansions such as Champion's Path, where booster packs of it are only available within specially marked products (although specific cards were available earlier in the V Battle Deck—Venusaur vs. Blastoise). The Shining Fates expansion is comprised from the Japanese Shiny Star V subset as well as the Venusaur & Blastoise VMAX Starter Sets and the VMAX Special Set. The Shiny Pokémon cards are separated into a 122 card Shiny Vault subset. One card from it can possibly be in a booster, replacing the Reverse Holofoil card when it is.
The High Class Pack Shiny Star V was released in Japan on November 20, 2020 and continues the trend established with preceding High Class Packs, featuring a large amount of reprinted cards, with particular focus on Pokémon V and Pokémon VMAX. Several of the Pokémon included in the subset feature artwork previously exclusive to English expansions and various items of merchandise. The subset also includes a large number of Shiny Pokémon, all of which are reprints of cards released during the Sword & Shield Era, have a special embossed Holofoil treatment, and are Secret cards. All regular Shiny Pokémon cards feature different artwork and come in the "S" rarity, while all Shiny Pokémon V utilize their prior Full Art print artwork and come in the "SSR" rarity. Other than Amazing Pokémon, Pokémon V, and Pokémon VMAX cards, all non-secret cards do not have a rarity symbol.
Shiny Star V contains 330 cards, with 140 of them being secret cards. This makes it the largest Japanese set, surpassing the 250 cards included in the GX Ultra Shiny subset. Shiny Star V also has a parallel foil set, featuring a Reverse Halo Holofoil variant for all non-holofoil cards in the main set. Each booster pack contains 10 cards instead of the usual five, with one guaranteed Pokémon V or Pokémon VMAX card.