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How to catch Dhelmise in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Published: 18/Sep/2020 23:43

by Brent Koepp


One of the rarest Pokemon in Sword & Shield is Dhelmise. The rusted Ghost anchor has an extremely low spawn rate and is hard to find. Here is the quickest way to catch the monster. 

The Pokemon franchise entered its eighth generation with the debut of Sword & Shield in 2019. The Nintendo Switch RPG introduced players to the Galar region for the very first time.

One of the new monsters added in Gen VIII is the Ghost type Dhelmise. The rusty sea anchor is also one of the rarest characters in the game. Here is how you can add the creature to your ‘Dex in no time.

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The rusted anchor was introduced in Sword & Shield.

How to get Dhelmise in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Dhelmise was first introduced in Sword & Shield and is a Ghost/Grass-type character. The monster looks like a boat anchor covered in seaweed, and even has a ship wheel attached to it. Disturbingly, its Pokedex entry states that it lowers itself underwater to catch Wailords to “drain their life force.”

While it’s not technically a Steel-type, the rusty ‘mon’s Steelworker ability strengthens the elements moves, making it a triple threat. It’s also one of the hardest to find creatures in the game, with a spawn rate as low as 1%.

Thankfully, the creature does not rely on specific weather patterns, and is relatively easy to catch if you know where to look. Note: You must already have access to Route 9 as well as Spikemuth for this guide.

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The monster can be found next to Spikemuth.
    • Step 1: Boot up your game and fast travel to Route 9. However, make sure its the second spawn point that is directly left of Spikemuth City.
    • Step 2: Once you arrive, hop on your bike and ride down the hill until you reach beach shore. If you don’t see Dhelmise, ride back up the hill avoiding the Pokemon in the grass and the path. Do this over and over again until the rusted anchor spawns in the overworld. 
    • Step 3: After you see the monster wandering around the map, run into it and battle it. It is recommended you use a Pokemon with False Swipe, Paralyze, or Sleep moves to increase your catch chance.
    • Step 4: And that’s it. Simple, right? You can even enter the Route 9 tunnel to the left of Spikemuth City to force-reset the area. Although simply riding your bike back and forth should be enough.
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You can find it in the overworld.

Despite having a spawn rate as low as 1%, we were able to run into the Pokemon multiple times after only just five minutes. Although this can vary, seeing as it’s completely random.

According to Serebii, the ‘mon can also be found in five 5-star Max Raid battles if you have the Isle of Armor DLC. The expansion added one more location for a total of five dens. Although in our test, the Route 9 method was much quicker.

Raid Den locations

  • Bridge Field
  • Dappled Grove
  • Giant’s Mirror
  • Stony Wilderness

Isle of Armor Dens

  • Challenge Beach
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You can get Dhelmise from Max Raids.

Despite only releasing in November 2019, the Gen VIII iteration has been an absolute smash hit and has already become the third highest-selling title in the Pokemon franchise.

Fans of the Galar region have a lot to be excited for as this Fall, the game gets it second DLC The Crown Tundra. The addon will greatly expand the RPG’s map and add a wealth of new monsters to catch.


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.
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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.