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LEAK CONFIRMED: Pokemon Go Equinox event March 2019

Published: 13/Mar/2019 23:10 Updated: 19/Mar/2019 2:30

by Paul Cot

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A leak claims there will be a Pokemon Go Equinox event which will start on March 19. The source has proved reliable suggesting this event is happening.

Equinox 2019 event

To celebrate the equinox, which marks the first day of Spring, Niantic will hold a week long Pokemon Go event.

The leak, provided by Gaming Intel, states the start and end times of the event, and that grass-type Pokemon will spawn more frequently. Furthermore, grass-types will feature in raid battles and be themed in research quests.

The leak didn’t include details about bonuses or any other features.

The event will start at March 19, 1pm PDT (8pm GMT) and end March 26, 1pm PDT (8pm GMT).

Scientifically, for those in the Northern Hemisphere, the March equinox is called the vernal equinox, and marks the first day that the north of the equator has more daylight than the south.

Grass-type Pokemon

It has now been confirmed that in addition to various grass-type Pokemon spawning more frequently in the wild, hemisphere exclusive Pokemon, Lunatone and Solrock, which switch hemispheres at the start of the event. This means Solrock will become available in the southern hemisphere and Lunatone in the northern hemisphere. These two will remain switched once the event concludes.

The other big feature of the equinox event is the addition of new moves. They will be added permanently and are as follows:

  • Acid Spray: Arbok, Victreebel, Tentacruel, Muk, Alolan Muk, Quagsire, Qwilfish, Octillery, and Swalot.
  • Leaf Tornado: Victreebel and Shiftry.

@PokemonGoAppThe poster for the Pokemon Go Equinox event from 2017…

Equinox event 2017

The previous Pokemon Go equinox event started in September 2017 and lasted for 11 days. The event provided the following bonuses:

  • 2x Stardust for catching and hatching Pokemon
  • 3x XP for registering new Pokemon
  • Special 2km eggs which included Chansey, Larvitar and more

While leaks should be taken with some scepticism, this particular source has been proven correct numerous times in the past.

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Pokemon community stunned after card collection worth millions surfaces

Published: 27/Nov/2020 21:06

by Brent Koepp

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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.
YouTube: PokeMans Alex
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.
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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.