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DisguisedToast FINALLY gets Shiny Wooloo after losing $5,000 Pokemon bet

Published: 20/Nov/2019 5:39 Updated: 20/Nov/2019 9:45

by Brad Norton

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Jeremy ‘DisguisedToast’ Wang had been on the hunt for a particularly rare specimen in Pokémon Sword and Shield, the popular Twitch streamer finally found what he was after though it came at an amusing cost.

The latest entry in the global phenomenon, Pokémon Sword and Shield was released on November 15 and with it came an assortment of brand new Pokémon.

One of the most highly sought after Pokémon in the new title is the Shiny variant of Wooloo. While the rare sheep doesn’t necessarily offer any unique statistical bonuses, DisguisedToast wanted to catch one of his own nonetheless and hilariously, luck wasn’t on his side until his pockets were $5,000 lighter.


In a November 17 broadcast, the streamer set about his journey to capture a Shiny in under 15 hours. Proving unsuccessful in his efforts, he then gave away $5,000 worth of Twitch subscriptions to those in his chat at the time, signifying his shortcomings and making good on a wager he had put forth earlier in the day.

Coming back to the game in a November 19 stream, DisguisedToast was still throwing himself at the challenge. Going from battle to battle with regular Wooloos, he was left shocked when finally, actually, finding a shiny monster.

“Oh my God, it’s actually possible,” he said after laughing somewhat hysterically at the sight of the incredibly rare Pokémon before him. 


Utilizing a Shiny Charm will give players a one in 1365.33 chance of happening upon the elusive creatures. Even more challenging without any form of assistance, the Pokémon Sword and Shield spawn rates ensure that there is a one in 4096 chance of randomly encountering a Shiny of any kind.

“Alright little buddy, come on in,” the streamer said in a state of elation after hours upon hours of searching for the one rare Wooloo.

Amusingly enough, the Pokémon was caught just 23 minutes into his stream. 23 minutes after his 15-hour wager came to an end. It’s hilarious to think only a few more minutes of bad luck led to 1,000 new subscribers at his own expense. 


After such a grueling and time-consuming endeavor, DisguisedToast immediately jumped back into the hunt with his sights now set on a Shiny Obstagoon.

While it’s evident that the popular streamer doesn’t need any additional challenge, if you find yourself cruising through the latest title, here are three ways to make Pokémon Sword and Shield more difficult.

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Complete First-Edition PSA10 Pokemon card set could sell for over $700K

Published: 16/Jan/2021 0:19

by Michael Gwilliam

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An incredible, complete set of 1999 first-edition Pokemon cards is available for auction – and it’s looking like it could sell for more than half a million dollars when it’s all said and done.

The complete set is made up entirely of PSA 10s, the best possible grade one can give to a card, meaning these are in tip-top condition.

According to Goldin Auctions, who is hosting the bid, the collection includes four extremely sought-after Charizard cards. For many, Charizard is considered the holy grail of Pokemon cards.

So far, five people have put in the funds necessary to bid on the collection in two weeks. If you want to join in, you’re going to need some deep pockets – the minimum bid starts at $125,000.

Screenshot of Charizard Pokemon Trading Card Game 1999.
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Charizard is one of the rarest Pokemon cards.

The fact that there are four Charizards alone in the collection is nothing to scoff at, and could very well be the cherry on top of the pristine PSA 10 collection.

Just back in October of 2020, rapper Logic purchased the 1st Edition card for just over $226,000. But that was then, and this is now.

Goldin Auctions states they “just sold an SGC Gold Label Pristine 10 ‘1 of 1’ example of the Charizard for nearly $400,000 in their December Holiday Auction.”

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Booster boxes can sell for hundreds of thousands.

While the card alone can sell for a ridiculous amount, booster box prices have also seen their value rise.

As the TGC community has continued to grow, plenty of YouTubers and Twitch stars have started spending a lot of money on booster boxes from the 90s. The end result is that costs have skyrocketed.

Earlier in December, a booster box from Heritage Auctions sold for a whopping $408,000.

Given the insanity of the current lot and just how many perfect condition cards are included, we could be seeing a brand new Pokemon record once the bidding wraps up. The only question is: Will it ever reach the million-dollar mark? We’ll have to see what 2021 has in store.