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How to evolve Level 100 Pokemon in Sword and Shield

Published: 30/Nov/2019 0:26

by Eli Becht


Sword and Shield are both out now, and the two games bring a major quality of life change that allows Pokemon to still evolve, even if they are at level 100.

For whatever reason, if you have your hands on a level 100 Pokemon that still hasn’t evolved to its next form, you can now evolve them in Sword and Shield.

In the past entries, you’d be out of luck trying to evolve a level 100 Pokemon without the use of a Stone, but now, you won’t have that problem.

Why you have an unevolved Pokemon at the max level is your own business, but we can confirm that you are still able to evolve it using a pretty simple trick.

It’s actually a method you might not have thought of, but if you’ve progressed far enough through the game, there’s a high chance that you already have what you need in your inventory.

NintendoLevel 100 Pokemon can still evolve.

How to evolve my level 100 Pokemon

You are able to evolve max level Pokemon through the use of a Rare Candy. These candies are a one-time use that will instantly level up your Pokemon, which comes in handy if you’re too lazy to gain the experience necessary to do so.

Say you were given a Pokemon in a trade that was level 100 and you want to evolve it. You can now do that by feeding it one of these candies. Your Pokemon will not level up, but it will evolve – which, we have to admit, is a pretty nice tradeoff.

We can’t imagine players have often run into this issue in past games, but at least we can confirm it won’t happen going forward.

It’s not really recommended that you not evolve your Pokemon, since you’ll be purposely sticking with a weaker version of what you could potentially have. Don’t waste time sitting around waiting until level 100 to rely on a Rare Candy to evolve your team.

This is pretty much all there is to it. Chances are, you’re not going to have many opportunities for this tip to come into fruition, but if you’re stuck with a max level Pokemon, you can rest easy knowing you are still able to evolve it.

Make sure you spread the word about this one because we imagine it’s not a pretty well-known trick.


Trainwrecks’ generosity backfires after Ludwig scores $10k Pokemon card

Published: 24/Nov/2020 1:42

by Brent Koepp


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.
Twitch: Mizkif
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.