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Armored Mewtwo coming to Pokemon Go, datamine suggests

Published: 8/Apr/2019 9:59 Updated: 8/Apr/2019 10:12

by Paul Cot

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It appears there could be a new form of Mewtwo coming soon to Pokemon Go. Given the new Pokemon movie and the rumors surrounding Pokemon Sword and Shield, armored Mewtwo is expected to be the new form.

Pokemon Go datamine

Renowned Pokemon Go dataminer, Chrales, has revealed a potentially huge bit of Pokemon Go news. His most recent findings hint at a new form of Mewtwo being added to Pokemon’s most played game.

Specifically, Chrales highlights the code:

  • MEWTWO_A = 133
  • MEWTWO_A_INTRO = 134
  • MEWTWO_NORMAL = 135

While none of this is confirmed and interpreting the code is simply speculation, it appears MEWTWO_NORMAL refers to the normal variant whereas MEWTWO_A is the new form.

It isn’t clear what the MEWTWO_A_INTRO snippet of code could refer to, but it could well be an intro animation for the new variant.

Armored Mewtwo

While the specific code meaning is debatable, it seems likely that the new form will indeed be an armored Mewtwo.

Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution

A 2019 CGI remake of the first Pokemon Movie from 1998, is scheduled to hit cinemas in 2019.

Long-term Pokemon fans will recall armored Mewtwo first featuring in the original. As a result, it seems this new Mewtwo form has a strong chance of being something to do with the new movie.

The new Pokemon film will appear in Japanese cinemas on July 12, which means this datamine would tie in fittingly for this date.

Pokemon Sword and Shield

Elsewhere, fans of the Pokemon video game series who have been following the latest rumors (and leaks) surrounding the upcoming Pokemon Sword and Shield game, will have seen the armored evolution leaks.

Leaks, even prior to the initial announcement of Pokemon Sword and Shield, stated armored evolutions would be part of the game.

Since then, trademarks taken out on armored evolutions have only added credence to this initial leak.

The original armored Mewtwo…

Consequently, the new form of Mewtwo in Pokemon Go could be used to promote the new Pokemon game on the Nintendo Switch.

Much like Pokemon Let’s Go, it’s expected there will be some form of interaction between Pokemon Go and Pokemon Sword and Shield.


At this point, armored evolutions in the next game, and a subsequent armored Mewtwo release in Pokemon Go, seem quite likely. However, nothing is confirmed at this stage. 

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Trainwrecks’ generosity backfires after Ludwig scores $10k Pokemon card

Published: 24/Nov/2020 1:42

by Brent Koepp

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Smash Melee star Ludwig Ahgren sent a Pokemon card Twitch stream into a meltdown when he pulled a 1st Edition Dragonite worth up to $10k. The gaming pro scored the rare collectible after streamer Trainwreckstv gave him the pack.

Pokemon cards have taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch as viewers flock to see their favorite personalities chase after the rarest Nintendo collectibles.

A live Trading Card Game box opening hosted by streamer Mizkif and his org One True King went off the rails on November 22 when Smash pro Ludwig scored a rare Dragonite that could have been Trainwrecks’.

Twitch streamers react to Dragonite card during Pokemon broadcast.
Twitch: Mizkif
A rare Dragonite was pulled during the One True King Pokemon card stream.

Ludwig scores rare Pokemon card from 1999

The Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded for nothing on school playgrounds decades ago can now sell for as much as a house. The hobby has also become a major hit on sites like Twitch, with streamers buying sealed booster boxes from the 90s to open live for viewers.

On November 22, Twitch star Mizkif broke open 1st Edition sealed packs from the 1999 Fossil set. Those attending the event lost their minds when pro gamer Ludwig scored a 1st Edition Dragonite after streamer Trainwreckstv gave his pack to him.

The moment went viral due to the Twitch personality’s generosity backfiring. “Dude I swear to God if I said no to this pack to be fair and nice and its a good pack I want it back. Ludgwig, if this is good it’s my pack. If it’s bad, it’s your pack,” he exclaimed moments before the card was pulled. Unfortunately, the booster he passed on contained the exact rare holographic he was chasing after.

After the excitement settled, the group felt bad for Train’s incredibly bad luck. Although the popular Twitch star wasn’t too bitter about it, laughing it off on Twitter. If nothing else, he should be applauded for his generosity.

According to recent sales of the item, a 1st Edition Dragonite can sell anywhere from $8k to 9.7k depending on the grading. Luckily for Ludwig, the item looked incredibly pristine, giving him a good chance at a PSA 10 grading.