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Gen 3 beta leaks fascinating details about Pokemon Ruby Sapphire Emerald

Published: 20/May/2020 23:07

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon leaks keep coming. The latest batch reveals fascinating details about what could have been in the Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald games.

It isn’t clear where these leaks originated from. There have been rumors the leaks surfaced a while ago but have only been released now.

What’s more is there could be a lot more to come. For now though, we have to make do with what could be a glimpse of yet more intriguing details into the history of Pokemon games.

What we know so far has been summarized by Pokemon leaker Eclipse.

Ruby Sapphire release date

One of the most interesting tidbits was when Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire was supposed to release. The Gen 3 game was originally released on November 21, 2002.

According to the leaks though, it was supposedly scheduled for March 17, 2003, but was released four months earlier because the development of the game was completed ahead of time.

Pokemon Ruby Sapphire Art
Pokemon Company
Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire were so popular that remakes in the form of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire were released in 2014…

Jirachi and Deoxys

Jirachi and the enigmatic Deoxys were the two Mythical Pokemon from the Hoenn region. During the build-up to the game that wasn’t their names, however.

Their beta/prototype names were Ganboo instead of Jirachi and Jiigen for Deoxys. We don’t know if these were ever intended to be their final names but they were obviously changed before the games released.

Lost Pokemon

Ever since the earliest Pokemon games there have been scrapped Pokemon. A previous leak revealed 14 Pokemon that could have been in Red and Blue. This isn’t particularly surprising given some designs will inevitably fall short of the standards required to be included.

What is surprising though, is the sheer number of ones apparently scrapped from Gen 3. Reportedly, there were 68 tentatively included that were never released! Unfortunately, we don’t have their designs, but they could surface at any time.

Combining moves

Elsewhere, there could have been a completely different dynamic to battles with the potential of combining moves. One example of this is Ember and Gust combined to make the move Heat Wave.

Technically this isn’t new news as, as Eclipse points out, this information can be found in the final Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald code. Nevertheless, it’s a riveting feature that could have altered Pokemon battles for future generations.

The entirety of Eclipse’s thread can be found on Twitter. They regularly share other interesting Pokemon details and they are quite an aficionado on the franchise.

The above could just be a sneak peek of more to come, much like the gradual nature of the Pokemon Gold and Silver leaks from the second Space World demo. We certainly hope more details follow.


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.