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Every legendary Pokemon returning in the Sword and Shield expansion pass

Published: 12/Jan/2020 21:27 Updated: 16/Jan/2020 13:10

by Paul Cot

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Trainers were dealt a welcomed surprise by the January 9 Pokemon Direct where an official DLC was announced for Pokemon Sword and Shield. Among the new content will be the addition of several legendary Pokemon.

Their omission from the game’s initial release raised eyebrows but their exclusion, with this announcement, now makes more sense. For the first time in Pokemon history, a game’s Pokedex only had three Legendary Pokemon – Zacian, Zamazenta and Eternatus.

Fans will have to wait a little while to get their hands on them, though. The first Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion pass, The Isle of Armor, releases in June and the second, The Crown Tundra, will come out some time in the fall.

Pokemon CompanyThe first ever legendary Pokemon are coming to Pokemon Sword and Shield but in a Galarian form…

Galarian forms

A few of these old legends won’t be returning in their original forms, however. While it wasn’t confirmed directly, the Pokemon Sword and Shield DLCs showed footage of Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres but in what can be assumed to be Galarian forms.

The three Kanto birds might be among the most iconic legendary Pokemon but they’re among the weaker ones across all generations. New Galarian forms could reinvigorate the trio and make them among the stronger ones.

List returning old legendary Pokemon

Here is a list of all legendary Pokemon coming to Sword and Shield, at least according to what we’ve seen in the trailer:

Gen 1

  • Articuno
  • Zapados
  • Moltres
  • Mewtwo

Gen 2

  • Raikou
  • Entei
  • Suicune
  • Lugia
  • Ho-Oh

Gen 3

  • Regirock
  • Regice
  • Registeel
  • Latias
  • Latios
  • Kyogre
  • Groudon
  • Rayquaza

Gen 4

  • Uxie
  • Mesprit
  • Azelf
  • Dialga
  • Palkia
  • Heatran
  • Giratina
  • Cresselia

Gen 5

  • Cobalion (datamine)
  • Terrakion (datamine)
  • Virizion (datamine)
  • Tornadus
  • Thundurus
  • Landorus
  • Reshiram
  • Zekrom
  • Kyurem

Gen 6

  • Xerneas
  • Yveltal
  • Zygarde

Gen 7

  • Tapu Koko
  • Tapu Lele
  • Tapu Bulu
  • Tapu Fini
  • Cosmog (datamine)
  • Cosmoem (datamine)
  • Solgaleo
  • Lunala
  • Necrozma

That’s quite a list to look forward to. We’ll share more details when the Pokemon Company announce their exact arrival date.

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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.”

Pokemon booster box
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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.