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Furious xQc gives up on Pokémon after making a fatal error

Published: 28/Nov/2018 10:04 Updated: 21/Nov/2020 13:12

by Matt Porter

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Popular streamer Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel was angry when he attempted to continue his Pokémon: Let’s Go save on stream – only to find that he had made a costly mistake. 

Lengyel had been streaming the game for most of his 10 hour stream on Tuesday, November 28, and came across a wild Snorlax that he wanted to catch.

The streamer took on the Pokémon, eventually losing a hard-fought battle as the Snorlax put his Pikachu to sleep. Frustrated, and realizing that he needed to catch it, xQc closed the software down on his Nintendo Switch.

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! released on Nintendo Switch on November 16.

Unfortunately for the Canadian, he hadn’t saved his game before he took on the Snorlax. In fact, xQc hadn’t saved his game for a few hours, so when he booted his system back up, he found himself returned to a much earlier point of the game.

The former Dallas Fuel player sat silently staring at his Pokémon: Let’s Go character screen, realizing that the number of Gym Badges the game said he had was wrong. He then entered the game, throwing his controller and slamming his fist onto the desk when he saw how far back it had taken him.

“Yeah, I’m done,” signed xQc. “No, but I did save though! I saved for Team Rocket. I’m tilted, I’m actually really tilted right now.”

Lengyel was too frustrated to play through the missing segment again on stream, closing the game and moving on to play web browser games for 20 minutes before turning his stream off entirely.

Fans who want to see xQc continue his journey to become a Pokémon master don’t need to worry, as the Canadian says he will replay the portion again off-stream, so they can continue to play Pokémon: Let’s Go at a later time.

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Trainwrecks’ generosity backfires after Ludwig scores $10k Pokemon card

Published: 24/Nov/2020 1:42

by Brent Koepp

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Smash Melee star Ludwig Ahgren sent a Pokemon card Twitch stream into a meltdown when he pulled a 1st Edition Dragonite worth up to $10k. The gaming pro scored the rare collectible after streamer Trainwreckstv gave him the pack.

Pokemon cards have taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch as viewers flock to see their favorite personalities chase after the rarest Nintendo collectibles.

A live Trading Card Game box opening hosted by streamer Mizkif and his org One True King went off the rails on November 22 when Smash pro Ludwig scored a rare Dragonite that could have been Trainwrecks’.

Twitch streamers react to Dragonite card during Pokemon broadcast.
Twitch: Mizkif
A rare Dragonite was pulled during the One True King Pokemon card stream.

Ludwig scores rare Pokemon card from 1999

The Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded for nothing on school playgrounds decades ago can now sell for as much as a house. The hobby has also become a major hit on sites like Twitch, with streamers buying sealed booster boxes from the 90s to open live for viewers.

On November 22, Twitch star Mizkif broke open 1st Edition sealed packs from the 1999 Fossil set. Those attending the event lost their minds when pro gamer Ludwig scored a 1st Edition Dragonite after streamer Trainwreckstv gave his pack to him.

The moment went viral due to the Twitch personality’s generosity backfiring. “Dude I swear to God if I said no to this pack to be fair and nice and its a good pack I want it back. Ludgwig, if this is good it’s my pack. If it’s bad, it’s your pack,” he exclaimed moments before the card was pulled. Unfortunately, the booster he passed on contained the exact rare holographic he was chasing after.

After the excitement settled, the group felt bad for Train’s incredibly bad luck. Although the popular Twitch star wasn’t too bitter about it, laughing it off on Twitter. If nothing else, he should be applauded for his generosity.

According to recent sales of the item, a 1st Edition Dragonite can sell anywhere from $8k to 9.7k depending on the grading. Luckily for Ludwig, the item looked incredibly pristine, giving him a good chance at a PSA 10 grading.