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Gigantamax Eevee and Meowth are finally coming to Pokemon Sword & Shield

Published: 12/May/2020 22:35 Updated: 12/May/2020 22:52

by Paul Cot

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For the first time in-game, Gigantamax Eevee and Gigantamax Meowth are coming to Pokemon Sword and Shield but not quite yet.

Firstly, trainers will be encounter Gigantamax Pikachu, which is fondly referred to in some quarters as “Fat Pikachu”. It will be available in Max Raid Battles until May 19.

At this point it will be replaced by Gigantamax Eevee until May 26. This will be followed by Gigantamax Meowth until June 2.

This will give trainers plenty of opportunity to capture the ever popular Gen 1 ‘mons. They will replace Dragapult, Excadrill, Rotom, Togekiss, Tyranitar and Whimsicott which were in the previous Max Raid rotation.

You’ll know when these Pokemon are available as there will be a pink pillar of light shining from one of the many Pokemon Dens dotted around the Wild Area. It should be noted an Internet connection is required.

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Pikachu, Eevee and Meowth are the featured Gigantamax Pokemon during May…

Outside of events, Gigantamax Pokemon appear very occasionally but during these rotations, their chances are boosted. This only applies to the featured Pokemon, however.

Pikachu and Eevee had previously been available for those who own the respective version of Pokemon Let’s Go. Until now this was the only way to get them.

Gigantamax Pikachu

Gigantamax Pikachu is so powerful it can produce enough electricity that rivals a power plant. Its tail acts as the source of its power, with the energy it generates in the sacs on its face transferred to there.

“Electric-type moves used by Gigantamax Pikachu will change to G-Max Volt Crash. G-Max Volt Crash not only deals damage but also paralyzes all opponents,” the official Pokemon website reveals.

Gigantamax Eevee

Eevee is a friendly Pokemon that a lot of species probably don’t want to do battle with at the best of times. Its Gigantamax form only increases this feeling. The fur around its neck is so fluffy that Pokemon battling it lose the will to fight.

“Normal-type attacks used by Gigantamax Eevee will change to G-Max Cuddle. G-Max Cuddle doesn’t only deal damage when it hits—any opponent that is the opposite gender of Eevee will become infatuated!”

Gigantamax Meowth

Gigantamax Meowth’s most notable feature is the length of its body. The coin on its head drastically increases in size, too, in its Gigantamax form. This emits huge amounts of power filling the surrounding area with a powerful golden gleam.

“Normal-type attacks used by Gigantamax Meowth will change to G-Max Gold Rush. G-Max Gold Rush deals damage to opponents, of course, but that’s not all! It will also scatter coins all over the area, giving you a considerable in-game cash bonus after the battle!”

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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.
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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.