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How to get the Mark Charm in Pokemon Isle of Armor

Published: 23/Jun/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp


Sword & Shield’s first set of DLC, The Isle of Armor, released on June 17 as part of the Expansion Pass. It brought new Pokemon, features, and more with it, as well as the Mark Charm. Here’s what it is, and how to get it.

In the base game, players can get three types of Charm to aid them in their monster hunting adventures. The Catching one increases the chance of a Pokeball’s success; Oval boosts the odds of an Egg being available at the Nursery; and Shiny makes Shinies appear slightly more often – though they’re still really rare.

The Isle of Armor also offers a similar item – the Mark Charm. But how do you get one, and what is it? Keep on reading for everything you need to know, and why you’ll need it in your Pokemon adventures.

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It increases the chance of finding a Pokemon with a “Mark.”

What is the Mark Charm?

In Sword & Shield, some creatures have Marks. These act like Ribbons on the monster’s status screen, and affect the way it is called out in battle. For example, a ‘mon caught by fishing has the chance to have the Catch of the Day Mark, which appears when they’re sent out in a fight as “NAME the Catch of the Day.”

The Charm increases the chance of a Pokemon having a special Mark when caught, and is something players should strive to get if they’re looking to stand out in competitive matches or Max Raids.

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Marks add a special tagline in battle.

How to get the Mark Charm

The DLC added its own unique Pokedex of 210, with half of those being Pokemon already in the Galar one. This means there are 105 new monsters to catch.

To obtain the Charm, you’ll need to complete the expansion’s Dex in full, before returning to the train station in the Fields of Honor and talking to the scientist to the right of the Flying Taxi stand. She’ll give you your completion Certificate, as well as the item, a special League card, and the Replica Gold Crown accessory.

If you’ve completed the Isle of Armor and are itching for the next half of the Expansion Pass, then you’ll be pleased to know that The Crown Tundra is set to release some time in the Fall.

Not only does it promise a new location filled with snow and ice, it also brings along two new Regis and Galarian forms of Zapdos, Articuno, and Moltres.


Pokemon troll goes viral after baiting fans with most expensive card

Published: 26/Nov/2020 23:38

by Brent Koepp


Popular YouTuber SomeThingElseYT went viral online after trolling Pokemon fans. The animator jokingly claimed to have discovered the world’s most expensive Trading Card Game collectible, Pikachu Illustrator, in his garage.

The Pokemon TCG was a major part of many 90s kids’ childhoods. No one could have ever guessed that cards once stuffed in cheap binders could one day sell for as much as a sports car. In 2020 though, the pieces of cardboard have now exploded in value.

At the very top of the list of the most expensive is the incredibly rare Pikachu Illustrator which fetched over $233k at auction in July. On November 24, a YouTuber went viral after joking that he found the collectible in his garage. Only, some thought it was actually real.

Screenshot of rare Pokemon Trading Card Game item Pikachu Illustrator.
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The incredibly rare card worth $233k was used to troll fans in a viral tweet.

Pokemon card joke goes viral on Twitter

In 1998, popular Japanese magazine CoroCoro held an art contest and those who won were given a special promo Pokemon card featuring Pikachu holding a pen. While there was over 39 winners, only 10 are known to have survived today.

Due to its rarity, the item very rarely goes up for sale. In July however, a PSA graded 9 surfaced and fetched a whopping $233k auction – which is currently the world record for most expensive individual TCG collectible sold.

On November 24, YouTuber SomeThingElseYT hilariously joked that he found the “useless” card in his garage. “Found this funny Pikachu card in my garage don’t know what to do with it,” he said. After the tweet went viral, he followed up the post and trolled fans who thought it was real. “Why is everyone so obsessed if I got this in 10th grade.”

Despite the tweet clearly being made in jest, many Trading Card Game fans actually thought the post was serious and freaked out. “Adam…That is the most rare card in the world!’ one user replied. Another fan exclaimed, “THAT IS THE MOST RARE POKEMON CARD EVER. DO NOT GET RID OF IT NO MATTER WHAT.” Another follower echoed a similar sentiment and wrote, “BECAUSE IT COULD BE WORTH A FRKIN CRAP TON OF MONEY!!!”

Screenshot of Twitter replies.

While some fell for the joke, others caught on quickly and were shocked at how many believed the fake story. “On this day millions of wooshes were heard everywhere in the known universe,” one comment read. Another user simply stated, “I love that people don’t understand this was a joke. Makes this post much better.”

Screenshot of Pokemon fan comments on Twitter.

Besides clearly being sarcasm, it also only took a few seconds using Google to figure out that the image has been posted on Reddit and numerous other websites many times previously.

With Pokemon card fever reaching a fever pitch in 2020, fans around the world have been digging through their old collections. Just don’t expect to have an item where only 10 of them exist.