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How to get Empowerment Seeds & Mega Evolve in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX

Published: 8/Mar/2020 20:49

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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In Mystery Dungeon DX for Nintendo Switch, players need Empowerment Seeds in order to Mega Evolve their Pokemon. Here’s everything you need to know about how to get them, and also which monsters are capable of evolution.

Nintendo and The Pokemon Company released the modern-day remake of 2005’s Red & Blue Rescue Team onto the Switch on March 6. The game sees players forming a relief team who goes out and saves others from danger and partaking in requests for rewards.

One of the new features in the 2020 version is Mega Evolution – a mechanic first seen in the X & Y mainline games that lets Pokemon temporarily evolve into a different form. Not all monsters are capable of this though, and it’s not something that happens straight off the bat either.

How to Mega Evolve in Mystery Dungeon DX

First thing’s first: in order to Mega Evolve a Pokemon, you’ll need to get your hands on an Empowerment Seed. It is an item that “causes the [monster] to Awaken” – AKA it’ll change its form.

Finding one isn’t as easy as it sounds though. It’s just a random drop most of the time, though it can be given away as a Mission reward upon completing an objective and returning to the Pelipper Post Office. The item becomes more common once the main story campaign is completed, though it can be found before then if the RNG gods are on your side.

Once a Seed is used on a monster, it’ll give it a giant stats boost which is something you’ll want if you’re about to face off against a boss or a strong foe. It also makes it so that disadvantageous type matches are nullified, and linked moves always land as critical hits.

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You’ll need an Empowerment Seed in order to Mega Evolve.

As well as giving a huge boost to stats, the Empowerment Seed can also cause a Pokemon to Mega Evolve once eaten – though only certain ones have the ability to transform.

The state is only temporary though and only lasts for that specific floor, and will be forcibly removed if affected by status conditions such as Sleep or Paralysis, or if you use a Reset Orb.

Because of this, it’s recommended that you only force an Evolution if you’re about to face a tough boss or if you’re in a particularly difficult dungeon – it’s not something you’ll want to use lightly, especially since the item is so hard to come by.

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Only certain Pokemon can evolve into a Mega Evolution.

Who can Mega Evolve in Mystery Dungeon DX?

As stated earlier, only a certain number of Pokemon can actually Evolve – including the starters, though you’ll have to finish the story campaign and head to the Luminous Cave in order to unlock the ability to transform those.

You can find the full list of transformable monsters below:

Absol

Aerodactyl

Aggron

Alakazam

Altaria

Ampharos

Banette

Beedrill

Blastoise

Blaziken

Camerupt

Charizard X

Charizard Y

Gallade

Gardevoir

Gengar

Glalie

Gyarados

Heracross

Houndoom

Kangaskhan

Latias

Latios

Lucario

Manetric

Mawile

Medicham

Metagross

Mewtwo X

Mewtwo Y

Pidgeot

Pinsir

Primal Groudon

Primal Kyogre

Rayquaza

Sableye

Salamence

Sceptile

Scizor

Sharpedo

Slowbro

Steelix

Swampert

Tyranitar

Venusaur

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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.