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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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Trainwrecks’ generosity backfires after Ludwig scores $10k Pokemon card

Published: 24/Nov/2020 1:42

by Brent Koepp

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Smash Melee star Ludwig Ahgren sent a Pokemon card Twitch stream into a meltdown when he pulled a 1st Edition Dragonite worth up to $10k. The gaming pro scored the rare collectible after streamer Trainwreckstv gave him the pack.

Pokemon cards have taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch as viewers flock to see their favorite personalities chase after the rarest Nintendo collectibles.

A live Trading Card Game box opening hosted by streamer Mizkif and his org One True King went off the rails on November 22 when Smash pro Ludwig scored a rare Dragonite that could have been Trainwrecks’.

Twitch streamers react to Dragonite card during Pokemon broadcast.
Twitch: Mizkif
A rare Dragonite was pulled during the One True King Pokemon card stream.

Ludwig scores rare Pokemon card from 1999

The Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded for nothing on school playgrounds decades ago can now sell for as much as a house. The hobby has also become a major hit on sites like Twitch, with streamers buying sealed booster boxes from the 90s to open live for viewers.

On November 22, Twitch star Mizkif broke open 1st Edition sealed packs from the 1999 Fossil set. Those attending the event lost their minds when pro gamer Ludwig scored a 1st Edition Dragonite after streamer Trainwreckstv gave his pack to him.

The moment went viral due to the Twitch personality’s generosity backfiring. “Dude I swear to God if I said no to this pack to be fair and nice and its a good pack I want it back. Ludgwig, if this is good it’s my pack. If it’s bad, it’s your pack,” he exclaimed moments before the card was pulled. Unfortunately, the booster he passed on contained the exact rare holographic he was chasing after.

After the excitement settled, the group felt bad for Train’s incredibly bad luck. Although the popular Twitch star wasn’t too bitter about it, laughing it off on Twitter. If nothing else, he should be applauded for his generosity.

According to recent sales of the item, a 1st Edition Dragonite can sell anywhere from $8k to 9.7k depending on the grading. Luckily for Ludwig, the item looked incredibly pristine, giving him a good chance at a PSA 10 grading.