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Epic Pokemon Sword & Shield creation imagines new G-Max forms

Published: 30/May/2020 22:28

by Brent Koepp


A talented artist brought new G-Max forms to Sword & Shield. Their incredible creations envision what classic Pokemon might look like with the eighth generation feature.

Sword & Shield ushered Pokemon into its eighth generation with its release in 2019. The RPG takes place in the Galar region, and features the new game mechanic Dynamaxing, which turns monsters into towering giants.

However, only some characters have the ability to Gigantamax, which changes their physical form altogether. While there are only 31 of these in the game if you include the Isle of Armor DLC, a talented artist has added more with some stunning art.

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Sword & Shield introduced the new Dynamax and G-Max feature which transforms Pokemon.

Artist brings more G-Max Pokemon to Sword & Shield

Pokemon fan ‘_elite.4_‘ created some amazing concepts that re-imagine what our favorite monsters might look like in Sword & Shield if they had the ability to G-Max. The artists work has us wishing Game Freak would add more.

The first design posted on their Instagram is a gigantic version of Gen II starter evolution Typhlosion. The badger-like creature looks truly epic with the massive ring of fire and smoke hanging around its neck.

According to the description, the smoke surrounding it would act as cover, as it shoots out fiery quills at the enemy. Not only is the drawing impressive, it actually feels like a natural fit for Sword & Shield.

Next up is the creepily adorable Ghost and Fairy Type Mimikyu, who introduced in Gen VII’s Sun & Moon. Appropriately, the monster mimics Pikachu’s iconic “fat” G-Max form, but has its looming spirit hand creeping up from underneath its disguise.

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WHAT? GIGANTAMAX PIKACHU NO! THAT'S GIGANTAMAX MIMIKYU! The Gigantamax Energy has given Pikachu a new form and as well, more strenght and popularity. And of course, Mimikyu's desire to be as popular as Pikachu grows exponentially while exposed to the Gigantamax Energy. That's why the two are so similar, but pay attention, Mimikyu is not as friendly as Pikachu. The giant arm on its back is fueled with envy, and will cause dizziness to whoever will touch it! It's G-Max Move is called G-Max Envy, a Ghost-Type Move that'll inflict the Curse status to the Opponents! What do you think? There will be Gigantamax Mimikyu in the upcoming DLC? . . . #pokéathome #fakemon #pokemon #pokemonart #artistsoninstagram #art #dailyart #pokemongo #like #nintendo #pokemonswordshield #anime

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Lastly we have the popular new Pokemon Dragapult, which was added in the Gen VIII games. The artist takes the Dragon and Ghost Type character and expands on its head, making it a full blown missile-style carrier. Seriously, how do we not have a G-Max of this yet?

While the creative art is interesting to imagine what could be, the upcoming Isle of Armor DLC releases some time in June, and will be adding new G-Max forms, including Venusaur and Blastoise.

Player’s still hooked on the Nintendo Switch title have a lot to look forward to in 2020, as the RPG is also getting more addon content in the form of The Crown Tundra, which is looking to drop in the Fall.


Pokemon troll goes viral after baiting fans with most expensive card

Published: 26/Nov/2020 23:38

by Brent Koepp


Popular YouTuber SomeThingElseYT went viral online after trolling Pokemon fans. The animator jokingly claimed to have discovered the world’s most expensive Trading Card Game collectible, Pikachu Illustrator, in his garage.

The Pokemon TCG was a major part of many 90s kids’ childhoods. No one could have ever guessed that cards once stuffed in cheap binders could one day sell for as much as a sports car. In 2020 though, the pieces of cardboard have now exploded in value.

At the very top of the list of the most expensive is the incredibly rare Pikachu Illustrator which fetched over $233k at auction in July. On November 24, a YouTuber went viral after joking that he found the collectible in his garage. Only, some thought it was actually real.

Screenshot of rare Pokemon Trading Card Game item Pikachu Illustrator.
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The incredibly rare card worth $233k was used to troll fans in a viral tweet.

Pokemon card joke goes viral on Twitter

In 1998, popular Japanese magazine CoroCoro held an art contest and those who won were given a special promo Pokemon card featuring Pikachu holding a pen. While there was over 39 winners, only 10 are known to have survived today.

Due to its rarity, the item very rarely goes up for sale. In July however, a PSA graded 9 surfaced and fetched a whopping $233k auction – which is currently the world record for most expensive individual TCG collectible sold.

On November 24, YouTuber SomeThingElseYT hilariously joked that he found the “useless” card in his garage. “Found this funny Pikachu card in my garage don’t know what to do with it,” he said. After the tweet went viral, he followed up the post and trolled fans who thought it was real. “Why is everyone so obsessed if I got this in 10th grade.”

Despite the tweet clearly being made in jest, many Trading Card Game fans actually thought the post was serious and freaked out. “Adam…That is the most rare card in the world!’ one user replied. Another fan exclaimed, “THAT IS THE MOST RARE POKEMON CARD EVER. DO NOT GET RID OF IT NO MATTER WHAT.” Another follower echoed a similar sentiment and wrote, “BECAUSE IT COULD BE WORTH A FRKIN CRAP TON OF MONEY!!!”

Screenshot of Twitter replies.

While some fell for the joke, others caught on quickly and were shocked at how many believed the fake story. “On this day millions of wooshes were heard everywhere in the known universe,” one comment read. Another user simply stated, “I love that people don’t understand this was a joke. Makes this post much better.”

Screenshot of Pokemon fan comments on Twitter.

Besides clearly being sarcasm, it also only took a few seconds using Google to figure out that the image has been posted on Reddit and numerous other websites many times previously.

With Pokemon card fever reaching a fever pitch in 2020, fans around the world have been digging through their old collections. Just don’t expect to have an item where only 10 of them exist.