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More Team Rocket members set to invade Pokemon Go

Published: 23/Nov/2019 21:03 Updated: 23/Nov/2019 21:05

by Paul Cot


Team Rocket are set to up the ante in their attacks on the Pokemon Go world, starting November 24.

Trainers will have seen several PokeStops taken over by Team Rocket’s Grunts but most remain untouched. That’s all about to change however, at least from November 24, 11am to 1pm local time, due to a special Team Rocket event.

Increased Team GO Rocket activity

“We’ve intercepted messages from Team GO Rocket that indicate they’re planning to take over more PokeStops and capture more Pokemon!” the official Pokemon Go blog states.

  • Team GO Rocket Grunts taking over every PokeStop for the duration of the take-over!
  • Exclusive Field Research tasks designed by Professor Willow to help us gather more information on Team GO Rocket.
@PokemonGoAppPokeStops will with the Team Rocket logo will be a familiar site on November 24…

During the two-hour period Team Rocket Grunts will overtake every single PokeStop. That means you won’t be able to spin a PokeStop without a Grunt challenging you to a battle.

Work your way through Looming in the Shadows

You can still run away from these encounters, but Team Rocket’s increased activity will provide an excellent opportunity to complete the Looming in the Shadows special research quest. The difficult tasks require you to purify 15 Shadow Pokemon, battle a lot of Grunts, and battle each of the Team GO Rocket leaders. This is understandably proving tricky for a lot of trainers.

There’s a lot to know about the Team GO Rocket leaders but the essentials you need to know is that there are three of them: Arlo, Cliff, and Sierra. Unlike the standard Grunts, they are hidden in special locations, and can’t be found without the special Rocket Radar.

The Rocket Radar is made up of several Mysterious Components, six to be exact. You can obtain one of these Mystery Components each time you defeat a Grunt which will earn you one encounter with the one of the leaders.

Now, you can see why this event is a good chance to work your way through the special research. You will also grab a lot of Shadow Pokemon along the way which could add a powerful addition to your squad.

If you defeat enough of Team Rocket you can even yourself a battle with the elusive Team GO Rocket boss, Giovanni.


Pokemon community stunned after card collection worth millions surfaces

Published: 27/Nov/2020 21:06

by Brent Koepp


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.
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.