Easy-to-miss Pokemon Sword & Shield Switch easter egg found - Dexerto

Easy-to-miss Pokemon Sword & Shield Switch easter egg found

Published: 16/Nov/2019 15:32

by Connor Bennett


Pokemon Sword and Shield players have found an easy-to-miss easter egg that places their real-life Nintendo Switch into the Galar region.

After months of waiting, Pokemon fans finally got their hands on Sword and Shield on November 15, as they get to discover the huge list on new Pokemon available to them in the Galar region.

The new release has received plenty of praise and criticism across the board – with complaints about animations, Pokemon evolutions, and the overall difficulty of the game clashing with some early, high-scoring reviews.

Yet, for those fans who just want to dive right into the next generation of Pokemon, there is a Nintendo Switch-themed easter egg that they might miss if they’re in a hurry to get exploring and catching them all. 

Pokemon, YouTubePlayers have finally had the chance to explore the Galar region and find the new Pokemon.

A number of Twitter users have noted that the Switch that appears in your character’s bedroom, similar to older Nintendo consoles in older titles, will change color depending on your Joy-Con scheme.

That means that if you have the Red and Blue edition Switch, they will appear as that color in-game. For Pokemon fans who have the Pikachu Yellow scheme, they’ll see that in their virtual bedroom.

However, anyone who has a funky, third-party Joy-Con set, the console will only show as the classic Grey color instead of anything else.

Of course, this is such an easy-to-miss easter egg considering how small the console will actually show in-game, but it’s a pretty cool nod from the developers to incorporate a player’s actual Switch.

Anyone who has jumped into the game and missed it, be sure to head back to your home and check it out. For anyone else who is still waiting to get their hands on Sword or Shield, make sure to check our guide on the biggest differences before deciding which version you want to pick up.


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.