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Evolving Nickit in Pokemon Sword and Shield unlocks perfect move

Published: 19/Nov/2019 14:18

by David Purcell


Pokemon Sword and Shield’s brand new Galar Region species can learn a variety of moves, but the selected move-set for Thievul might be the best of the lot. Let’s take a look at what happens when Nickit evolves.

A number of Generation 8 entrants seem to be based on real-life animals, just like we’ve seen in previous titles, with Wooloo looking like a sheep, Barraskewda looking like a Barracuda and Nickit is clearly based on a fox.

The dark-type Pokemon can be found in a number of different locations across the region and is not particularly rare by any means. It spawns in Route 1, Route 2, Dusty Bowl, Giant’s Mirror and some other spots on the map.

Pokemon / NintendoNickit is quite a common Pokemon to spot in the Galar Region.

While it might survive by stealing food from others, just like a real fox, trainers can wield those same powers once it has evolved into its superior form, Thievul.

It evolves into Thievul, which is also a dark-type Pokemon, at level 18 – meaning that it’s not too difficult to get ahold of one. The evolved form can also be found in Route 7, Route 9, Bridge Field, among other places, should you want to save some time and skip over the evolution process.

Once it has evolved from Nickit, its Pokemon trainer will be given the option to allow it to learn a move called Thief. This move, unlike any others the creature can learn, deals 60 damage but also steals any item held by the target. It’s been included in several games before this one, of course, but never before has it felt more fitting.

Pokemon / NintendoThievul will have the chance to learn Thief as soon as it evolves from Nickit.

For those who haven’t come across the move before, let’s break it down.

Using Thief means that if you were to come up against a Lucario in battle that was holding an Ice Stone, for example, you would then inflict damage to the opponent while also stealing their stone. This stone could then be used to evolve another one of your other Pokemon or be sold at a store, depending on the needs of a trainer.

While it’s not exactly the kindest move, it will give fans some sense of nostalgia to the days of Pokemon Colosseum where players were given every opportunity to snag Pokemon from others.

This might not be as effective, or discourteous, as that but it’s certainly a very useful move to have in your arsenal. Who knows what item you could get your hands on…


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.