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Levels 41 to 50 reportedly coming to Pokemon Go, datamine reveals

Published: 16/Apr/2020 18:04 Updated: 16/Apr/2020 18:06

by Paul Cot

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Level 40 is the maximum you can get to in Pokemon Go but it looks like that might be about to change. According to a datamine, references to levels 41 through 50 have been found in the game’s code.

Trainers have been wanting an increase to Pokemon Go’s max level ever since they managed to reach the top level. Years after those requests started, those players may be about to get what they want.

Specifically, references to awards at levels 41 to 50 were found. They are as follows courtesy of the PokeMiners:

Pokemon Go Level 41 50 Rewards
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The potential rewards for achieving each of Level 41 to Level 50 in Pokemon Go…

What about XP?

However, references to the XP requirements for each of these levels haven’t been found in the code. This either implies these details haven’t been added yet or there will be some other criteria to ascend through the levels. It is likely the former, though.

Consequences for the game

Make no mistake, this is huge Pokemon Go news. This will give the numerous trainers who have been stuck at Level 40 more to play for.

At this stage it isn’t clear whether any XP earned about the Level 40 criteria will be retroactive. It seems unlikely it won’t be, however.

It’s important to note that these levels refer to trainer levels and not Pokemon. That doesn’t mean the max Pokemon level won’t increase to beyond 40, though.

If it does there could be monumental ramifications on how the meta would play out. Firstly, it would completely change each Pokemon’s maximum CP and make Stardust a more valuable resource than ever. Given just how much this would change the game, we think this will only apply to trainer levels.

Subject to change

Remember, this information comes from a datamine and is absolutely not official. Niantic have not announced or even alluded to any of the above. Therefore, it is subject to change.

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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.