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Datamine reveals 35 new Pokemon coming to Sword and Shield

Published: 11/Nov/2019 17:11 Updated: 16/Jan/2020 13:20

by Paul Cot

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Hold your horses trainers, there may be more than 400 species in Pokemon Sword and Shield after all, at least according to the latest leak.

There was uproar when the initial Galar region Pokedex was leaked which include only 400 Pokemon. This was less than half of the National Pokedex as even through to Gen 7 there are 809 species.

There was particular outrage with the omission of some notable Pokemon such as Bulbasaur and Squirtle. Many trainers commented on the audacity of Game Freak to omit these iconic Pokemon, as well as other generation’s starters.

Bulbasaur and Squirtle will reportedly be in Pokemon Sword and Shield after all...

Bulbasaur and Squirtle in Galar after all

However, according to this datamine, Bulbasaur, Squirtle and their respective evolutions will indeed be in the game. This will be welcomed news although there is still no sign of the likes of Chikorita, Torchic, Piplup and all the other starter Pokemon, except Gen 7.

The lack of legends from the initial leak was also apparent. Out of the 400 there was not one legendary Pokemon from a previous generation.

Thankfully some appear to have been added, though. We already knew Mew was going to be in the game in some form but we can now add others to that list including Mewtwo, Celebi and Jirachi just to name a few.

35 new Pokemon

The new and updated Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokedex takes the total number to 435. Those 35 additions are listed below:

[001] – Bulbasaur
[002] – Ivysaur
[003] – Venusaur
[007] – Squirtle
[008] – Wartortle
[009] – Blastoise
[150] – Mewtwo
[151] – Mew
[251] – Celebi
[385] – Jirachi
[638] – Cobalion
[639] – Terrakion
[640] – Virizion
[643] – Reshiram
[644] – Zekrom
[646] – Kyurem
[647] – Keldeo
[722] – Rowlet
[723] – Dartrix
[724] – Decidueye
[725] – Litten
[726] – Torracat
[727] – Incineroar
[728] – Popplio
[729] – Brionne
[730] – Primarina
[789] – Cosmog
[790] – Cosmoem
[791] – Solgaleo
[792] – Lunala
[800] – Necrozma
[802] – Marshadow
[807] – Zeraora
[808] – Meltan
[809] – Melmetal

Pokemon Sword and Shield wouldn't be the same without Mewtwo...

Given these weren’t in the initial leak, it does raise the question when and how this ‘second part’ of the Pokedex will be added. The most likely scenario is that it will be as part of the post-game, which would make sense given legendary Pokemon do come in the later stages of games.

We’ll get to find out all these details and more when Pokemon Sword and Shield releases this Friday, November 15.

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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.