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How to find and evolve Spritzee in Pokemon Shield

Published: 20/Nov/2019 13:14 Updated: 20/Nov/2019 13:20

by David Purcell

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Spritzee is just one of many familiar faces available to catch in the Galar Region. If you’re struggling to find one, though, don’t worry as we know exactly where to look.

The eighth generation of Pokemon have arrived, with many trainers having already discovered the vast majority of species that the new region has to offer. In order to complete the complete the entire Pokedex in these new games, though, fans are going to have to scour the world for old species as well.

First added in Gen 6, Spritzee has managed to find itself in one of the new titles – exclusively available to find in the wild in just Pokemon Shield.

For those looking to pick one up in Pokemon Sword, it’s worth noting that running around in tall grass anywhere in your game would be a colossal waste of time as the only way you’re going to be able to get one is by transferring it from Pokemon Shield.

Pokemon / NintendoThe evolution method for Spritzee and Aromatisse is different to many other species.

Where to find Spritzee in Pokemon Shield

If you’re playing Pokemon Shield, though, you’re in luck. It’s not really too difficult to find or catch, to be honest.

The Fairy-type Pokemon spawns in a number of different locations across the map, unlike some of the rarer additions that can be found lurking solely in the Wild Area. It can be found Route 5, Giant’s Mirror, Glimwood Tangle, Stony Wilderness, and even in Max Raid Battles.

Now, you’re probably thinking ‘quite the selection, but where is best to look?’ Well, it all depends on the weather really. In Route 5, you have a 30% chance of finding it in the overworld, but 14% in the long grass.

There seems to be a much higher chance of finding it at Giant’s Mirror, but only in foggy conditions, where the spawn rate increases to 40%. At Glimwood Tangle there’s a 10% chance of seeing one and 30% in Stony Wilderness, when it’s overcast.

Pokemon / NintendoGiant’s Mirror is probably the best place to find yourself a Spritzee, but remember, it has to be in fog.

How to evolve Spritzee

This isn’t really a secret trick, as most people who have played any of the video games Spritzee has featured in will know how to evolve it. Yet, it doesn’t follow the same pattern as most other species, with many simply evolving at a particular level, so it’s worth noting just in case you’re looking to get your hands on its evolved form – Aromatisse.

In order for it to evolve, you’re going to have to trade it with another trainer and have it holding a very specific item, a sachet. So, where do you find one of those?

Nintendo / PokemonThis map shows Hammerlocke on the Pokemon Shield map as well as nearby Pokemon Centers.

Head over to the Hammerlocke location on the map and visit the Pokemon Center. Once you get inside, you will notice that it has a small store inside where you can pick up the item you’re looking for at a price of 10BP.

Once that’s out of the way, simply have your Spritzee hold the item while making a trade and soon enough you – and your fellow trainer – will have checked off yet another Pokemon in the Galar Region Pokedex.

For more information on where specific species spawn in Sword or Shield, check out our comprehensive location guide. 

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Complete First-Edition PSA10 Pokemon card set could sell for over $700K

Published: 16/Jan/2021 0:19

by Michael Gwilliam

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An incredible, complete set of 1999 first-edition Pokemon cards is available for auction – and it’s looking like it could sell for more than half a million dollars when it’s all said and done.

The complete set is made up entirely of PSA 10s, the best possible grade one can give to a card, meaning these are in tip-top condition.

According to Goldin Auctions, who is hosting the bid, the collection includes four extremely sought-after Charizard cards. For many, Charizard is considered the holy grail of Pokemon cards.

So far, five people have put in the funds necessary to bid on the collection in two weeks. If you want to join in, you’re going to need some deep pockets – the minimum bid starts at $125,000.

Screenshot of Charizard Pokemon Trading Card Game 1999.
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Charizard is one of the rarest Pokemon cards.

The fact that there are four Charizards alone in the collection is nothing to scoff at, and could very well be the cherry on top of the pristine PSA 10 collection.

Just back in October of 2020, rapper Logic purchased the 1st Edition card for just over $226,000. But that was then, and this is now.

Goldin Auctions states they “just sold an SGC Gold Label Pristine 10 ‘1 of 1’ example of the Charizard for nearly $400,000 in their December Holiday Auction.”

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Booster boxes can sell for hundreds of thousands.

While the card alone can sell for a ridiculous amount, booster box prices have also seen their value rise.

As the TGC community has continued to grow, plenty of YouTubers and Twitch stars have started spending a lot of money on booster boxes from the 90s. The end result is that costs have skyrocketed.

Earlier in December, a booster box from Heritage Auctions sold for a whopping $408,000.

Given the insanity of the current lot and just how many perfect condition cards are included, we could be seeing a brand new Pokemon record once the bidding wraps up. The only question is: Will it ever reach the million-dollar mark? We’ll have to see what 2021 has in store.