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Datamine hints that Pokemon Sword and Shield will have Pokemon Go compatibility

Published: 13/May/2019 9:43 Updated: 13/May/2019 10:11

by Paul Cot


More Pokemon Sword and Shield news is expected this week, but another datamine has hinted that both Sword and Shield will have Pokemon Go functionality.

Pokemon Go has become not only one of the most popular Pokemon games ever, but one of the biggest games ever, period. The augmented reality game has become a household name and is therefore played by a large majority of Pokemon fans.

The success of Pokemon Go hasn’t detracted from Pokemon’s normal RPG line of games, though. The hype for the next game in the main series is arguably as big as it has ever been.

PokemonPokemon Sword and Shield is coming to the Nintendo Switch in late 2019…

Pokemon Sword and Shield was revealed in February and is scheduled to be released on the Nintendo Switch in ‘late 2019’.

Pokemon Go functionality

As a consequence of Pokemon Go being the mammoth game it is, it would only make sense for Pokemon’s biggest mobile game to have some form of functionality with Pokemon Sword and Shield.

The latest mainline Pokemon game, Let’s Go, has such compatibility. The quasi-yellow remake allows you to transfer Pokemon into Let’s Go but not vice-versa. Additionally, the introduction of Meltan (and Melmetal) to Let’s Go required Pokemon Go.

Pokemon GoMeltan was officially revealed in September 2018…

To capture the steel-type Pokemon, you would need to connect Pokemon Go to Let’s Go. Doing so would give you the mystery box, which when opened, would see Meltan spawn in the Pokemon Go world.

Meltan could also be captured by completing the special research quest, Let’s GO, Meltan. However, linking directly with Pokemon Let’s Go was, and still is, the easiest way to find Meltan.

Datamine hints at Sword and Shield connectivity

A datamine has hinted that Pokemon Go will once again connect with Pokemon’s newest game when its released. While this has yet to be confirmed officially, it will come as no surprise that the two games are touted to interlink.

What’s even less surprising is that the news comes from Pokemon Go dataminer extraordinaire, Chrales. They have been responsible for a plethora of Pokemon Go datamines already including the team change medallion, lucky friends and an array of new moves.

Their latest datamine shows the presence of “koala_settings”. This won’t mean a lot to most but the Let’s Go/Pokemon Go functionality was added in similar fashion.

Many have speculated that the codename for Pokemon Sword and Shield is Koala, similar to “beluga” – the codename given to Let’s Go.

By now, Niantic and the Pokemon Company will be aware that dataminers like Chrales are able to identify new information before it’s released. Therefore, it only makes sense for them to codename certain projects.

This certainly doesn’t confirm the functionality but the discovery is interesting nonetheless. More Pokemon Sword and Shield news is expected shortly.


Pokemon community stunned after card collection worth millions surfaces

Published: 27/Nov/2020 21:06

by Brent Koepp


The Pokemon Trading Card Game hobby was rocked in November when a man rediscovered his mind-blowing complete collection of the rare 1999 Base Set. The fan has stacks of every character, including hundreds of Charizards.

Despite releasing decades ago, the Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded on playgrounds and stuffed into 90s children’s binders are now selling for as much as a sports car. 

A man went viral after discovering their collection may be one of the most complete sets to ever exist. The fan’s unfathomable amount of rare collectibles could actually have an impact on the future of the hobby’s prices.

Screenshot of Pokemon Trading Card Game collection worth millions.
YouTube: PokeMans Alex
A jaw-dropping Pokemon card collection surfaced on YouTube.

Pokemon fan discovers TCG collection is worth millions

Pokemon cards have never been more popular this year as the collectible hobby has now even taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch. Celebrities such as former rapper Logic are dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars to scoop up the rare Nintendo items. 

On November 22, a video went viral online of a man showing off his mind-blowing collection that has many collectors turning their heads. “Literally got all of my Pokemons stuff out of the loft from my recent move,” YouTuber PokeMans Alex explained before showing off his astonishing collection.

Holding up a stack of rare holographic cards from the 1999 base set, the fan exclaimed, “As you can see they are mint, and have not been touched for so long.” The TCG collector then revealed his unprecedented number of Charizards. “I don’t know if you are ready for this,” he warned, before holding up a stack of 111 cards of the rare starter ‘mon.

(Charizard cards start at 07:56)

To put that into perspective, in October a PSA graded 10 of the same item is now selling for $30k alone. The content creator emptied over seven binders on his table to reveal a 1999 base set that was not only complete, but also had stacks of over 50 of the same card for every single character.“I’m ready to put all of these away back in the safe where they are now gonna stay,” he said.

Veteran Pokemon card YouTuber PokeRev reacted to the video on November 26 and exclaimed, “Did you open all these packs as a kid? It’s just an insane amount of holo cards. When we were kids, just to get a couple holos from the base set was really good. But to have thousands is insane!”

Other famous collectors such as British rapper Randolph commented, “Unreal mate.” Gaming YouTuber Ali A wrote, “How did you originally collect SO many cards!? Are you looking to sell any of them?”

Screenshot of YouTube comments reacting to million dollar Pokemon card collection.
Other famous Pokemon collectors took notice of the insane set.

At the time of writing, it’s unclear just how much the YouTuber’s incredible Pokemon haul is worth. None of the collectibles have actually been looked at by professional grading companies PSA or Beckett. And the majority of its value revolves around its condition and score.

A set of this magnitude is unprecedented and could have a severe impact on what TCG cards are worth in the future. A big factor in an item’s selling price hinges on it having a low population. PokeMans Alex’s collection could soon flood the market should he decide to get things graded.