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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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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.