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Glitch allows Pokemon Go players to play in ‘Rocket Radar’ view

Published: 27/May/2020 11:14 Updated: 27/May/2020 11:25

by Paul Cot


A strange glitch has been discovered in Pokemon Go where you can play the game in the Rocket Radar view.

It appears the glitch is purely visual though, so there is no in-game benefit to using it. The same number of Pokemon spawn regardless of the view you are in.

If anything it seems to hinder as how far you can view on the map is slightly decreased. Nevertheless, it’s interesting to experience the Pokemon Go world in an alternative view.

How to enable the glitched view

The glitch was found by LovelyPandarino who shared how to enable it. To make it work you’ll need a Rocket Radar available. Here are the steps:

  1. Tap the Rocket Radar and PokeStop/gym at the same time
  2. You’ll enter the PokeStop/gym and it’ll look glitched (it will have the Rocket Radar look about it, if it doesn’t try step 1 again)
  3. Leave the PokeStop/gym and you’ll see the Rocket Radar view remain but with the Pokemon Go UI over the top of it
  4. Tap the Rocket Radar to actually enter Rocket Radar mode
  5. Leave Rocket Radar mode and the game should be fully playable in it

LovelyPandarino says they have achieved this glitch using both PokeStops and gyms and also tried it on multiple phones. Others also confirmed it was working in the comments.

Rocket Radar Glitch
What the Rocket Radar glitch looks like…

How to find a Rocket Radar

Rocket Radars can either be bought or earned. They cost 20 PokeCoins or are earned from obtaining six Mysterious Components.

These can only be found when you defeat a Team GO Rocket Grunt. These Grunts are sporadically found at PokeStops where their presence is indicated by the spinning disc changing to darkish color. When it’s this color and you spin it, the Grunt will challenge you.

While they do have some high CP Pokemon, most of them are early evolutions so they shouldn’t cause you too much trouble. They are also all similar types, so assembling a team of their counters is not only easy but makes defeating them a breeze.

Funnily enough though, the Rocket Radar’s purpose isn’t a glitch that Niantic probably didn’t intend. Instead, it entitles you to a battle with one of the three Team GO Rocket leaders – Arlo, Cliff or Sierra.

These are naturally more challenging battles and if you defeat all three of them within the confines of the Team Rocket special research, you’ll earn yourself an encounter with the boss himself, Giovanni.

Niantic haven’t commented on the glitch but it’ll be interesting to see if they patch it out in a future update.


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.