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Has Grookey, Scorbunny and Sobble’s evolutions been leaked?

Published: 2/Nov/2019 18:47 Updated: 6/Nov/2019 2:24

by Paul Cot


Leaks for the Pokemon Sword and Shield starter Pokemon — Grookey, Scorbunny and Sobble — have been virtually non-existant, until now.

Pokemon games are notorious for having leaks close to the release date but for the most part it appears Pokemon Sword and Shield has avoided this.

There has been one prominent leak that revealed what are now confirmed details but the starter Pokemon weren’t among them. If you want to enjoy the game spoiler free we suggest proceeding with caution.

The Pokemon Company have remained extra tight-lipped about the starters and wouldn’t even be drawn on questions about them in recent sit down interviews. It appears they are trying to keep their evolutions as surprise for when players finally get their hands on a copy.

Those plans may now have been scuppered, at least for Grookey and Sobble, as their first evolutions have been suppoesedly revealed. How they surfaced is unclear but it appears that somebody has obtained an early copy of Pokemon Sword and Shield and released images of the game.

As with all leaks it’s difficult to gauge just how legitimate they are. However, these evolutions pass the initial eye test and align with previous rumors about the types of Pokemon they become.

We can see Grookey maintains its gorilla theme and that its stick becomes more prominent in its evolved form. Another rumor that has been swirling around the Pokemon community is that Sobble ends up being some sort of spy-themed chameleon. These leaks look authentic but we’ll have to wait and see whether they’re real.

Grookey and Sobble’s final evolved forms have also supposedly leaked. Grookey’s final evolved form is called Rillaboom and Sobble’s Intelleon. Interestingly, none of those evolutions are any of the ones that were previously “leaked”.

Update: Scorbunny’s evolved forms have also been revealed. Its first evolved form is called Raboot and its final Cindarace. It had been rumored that Scorbunny would end up a humanoid and/or soccer player but it appears neither of these were true.

Meanwhile, there are still a few unconfirmed leaks for Pokemon Sword and Shield including what the post-game will entail.

More leaks will likely materialize as the 2019 Pokemon game’s release date of November 15 approaches.

Page last updated 13:02 EST, November 3, 2019


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.