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Gigantamax Snorlax coming to Pokemon Sword and Shield

Published: 27/Nov/2019 17:56

by Paul Cot

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A new Gigantamax Pokemon is coming to Sword and Shield — Snorlax. Just when you didn’t think the sleeping Pokemon could get any bigger it’s going to be Gigantamaxed!

It will coming to Max Raid Battles on December 4 and will stay there until January 5, 2020. The new super-sized Snorlax will grow to more than 35 meters in height but its weight isn’t specified.

Torterra in disguise?

Its Torterra-like appearance can be explained by the berries and small rocks that have got tangled in Snorlax’s belly fur. The power of Gigantamaxing has caused them to undergo explosive growth which has even resulted in a tree growing on its stomach.


G-Max Replenish

Trainers who have already travelled through the Galar region will know that Gigantamax Pokemon have special G-Max Moves, which provide some form of additional effect as well as damage. Snorlax’s special move is called G-Max Replenish.

The official Pokemon Sword and Shield website describes the new G-Max Move as: “When Snorlax is Gigantamaxed, its Normal-type attacks will be transformed into G-Max Replenish. G-Max Replenish doesn’t merely deal damage to targets—it can also restore any Berries that Gigantamax Snorlax’s allies have eaten during the battle!”

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New trailer?

You can see Gigantamax Snorlax in action a trailer the Pokemon Company have released. Somewhat curiously the video also shows you evolutions of the three starter Pokemon — Grookey, Scorbunny and Sobble.

It seems a little strange they would release now, with the game nearly two weeks old. However, it could be a way to promote the game in time for the Christmas period.

A more sinister reason could be their marketing strategy was affected by the batch of Pokemon Sword and Shield leaks in the build-up to the game. The Pokemon Company appear to be so upset by them that they have actually taken legal action against those who released them.

Gigantamax Butterfree is currently appearing more frequently than other species. Judging by the Snorlax news though, it looks like there will be a new Gigantamax species on a monthly basis. Which other Pokemon could be next?

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Pokemon community stunned after card collection worth millions surfaces

Published: 27/Nov/2020 21:06

by Brent Koepp

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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.
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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.