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Game Freak finally updates Pokemon Home Magearna gift requirements

Published: 14/Mar/2020 22:47

by Brent Koepp

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After players reported the gift bug in early February, Game Freak has finally updated Pokemon Home so that players can acquire the rare ‘original color’ version of Magearna.  

Pokemon Home made its debut in February, allowing players to finally house all of their caught monsters in a single place. The paid service also gave trainers the ability to bring older generation characters into the 2019 released title Sword & Shield.

However only a couple days after launch, bugs began to pop up involving gifts. Some were receiving the previously unreleased ‘original’ color of Magearna, while others were left empty-handed. Game Freak has now taken steps to fix the issue.

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The Sun & Moon mythical Pokemon made its debut in 2016.

Since its debut in Sun & Moon in 2016, trainers have been obsessed with getting the red and gold variant of Magearna. After the release of Home on February 11, fans surprisingly began to report receiving the unreleased version as a gift.

According to reports, players were being rewarded for completing their ‘Living Dex’ with 890 entries. However, most trainers began to complain they were getting nothing at all despite achieving the massive feat.

Now, the latest maintenance to Home has seemed to fix the problem as reported by popular Pokemon site Serebii on Twitter. “Pokémon Home has pushed a fix for missing Challenges and potentially the Magearna gift,” they tweeted.

After the update to the service went live, it now seems that you no longer have to complete the Living Dex, but instead the National Dex as players who had previously not been able to get the gift were now able to obtain it.

Twitter user ‘UnbreakableMugs’ confirmed the fix, saying that they now had been given the gift despite only having a National Dex completed. “Can confirm. Switch shows National as complete. Still got the gift,” they said.

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Pokemon players started receiving the rare version of Magearna on Home.

Serebii confirmed the changes with an update on their site that stated “Game Freak have pushed out a server side fix that has seemingly fixed the missing challenges when you’ve already redeemed then and the Magearna gift. The Magearna gift no longer requires a Living Pokédex but just a full National Pokédex.”

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Major Pokemon outlet Serebii confirmed the changes in the maintenance.

So it seems after years of waiting, trainers can now get their hands on the Steel/Fairy type’s original skin. While the recent fix on Home makes it easier obtain, you still need to have a complete National Dex.

The cloud-based service released in February, and cost players $2.99 a month. The app is a dream for completionists, and has given Sword & Shield new life as older generation Pokemon can finally be used in the latest mainline title in the Nintendo franchise.

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$375,000 Pokemon Trading Card Game box opening ends in absolute tragedy

Published: 29/Oct/2020 20:21

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon Trading Card Game livestream ended in disaster after it was quickly discovered that the booster packs were fake. The YouTube channel spent over $375k on the 1st Edition base set box, only for it to be resealed. 

Despite making its debut in 1999, the Pokemon TCG has exploded in popularity over the past two years. The hobby hit an all-time high in October when influencer Logan Paul opened a base set booster box he paid $216k for while livestreaming.

However, things didn’t work out as well for another YouTube channel who paid $375k for the same item. The livestream unboxing of the rare collectible quickly turned tragic when it was discovered that the TCG item was actually fake.

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Twitter: @DumbMoneyTV
The rare sealed 1st Edition booster box was actually fake.

Rare Pokemon TCG box opening ends in complete disaster

The event was hosted by YouTube channel ‘Dumb Money Live’ and included popular Pokemon content creators such as Lee ‘Leonhart’ Seinfeld. The rare 1st Edition base set booster box was bought for a record-breaking $375 through Logan Paul’s collectible trader ‘Collectables Guru.’

“The owner of the box supposedly bought three boxes when he was a child. They sat in the gun safe the entire time,” the Pokemon dealer explained. However, they quickly realized something was amiss after breaking the seal. Several booster packs were different colors, and some weren’t even 1st Edition.

“Oh no. That is a major f**king deal!” Guru exclaimed. The personality opening the box then revealed the problem: “It’s not even base set cards, these are Jungles! Wow. This is a resealed box. It’s random!”

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Upset, Collectable Guru called up the seller and explained that the box was resealed. “We opened the box literally live and they’re resealed packs. There is like base set 2 mixed in, half of them are 1st Edition. But they are all resealed, this is absolutely unacceptable. How is this going to be taken care of immediately?”

Stunned by the whole thing, Leonhart stood by and said, “Oh my gosh, I was not expecting that.” Guru came back and updated the group and explained that the seller had two other boxes that they were going to open first before bringing them back to the YouTubers.

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YouTube: Dumb Money LIVE
The YouTubers were floored after the rare Pokemon box was fake.

To add salt to the wound, the box opening was done on stream for charity. Dumb Money Live gave an update and addressed the situation a day later stating: “I don’t know a single person in my network that hasn’t been defrauded as an investor. You have to give sellers a benefit to make this right.”

At the time of writing, the situation has not been entirely rectified. The channel will open a booster pack on October 30 live to verify that the second box is actually real. However, it appears that if this one is fake as well, the seller claims they will refund the content creators their $375k.