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New Legendary Shiny forms designed ahead of Pokemon Isle of Armor DLC

Published: 6/Jun/2020 14:45 Updated: 6/Jun/2020 19:11

by Paul Cot


It hasn’t even been a few days since the latest Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion trailer was revealed, and still there is speculation as to what some of the new Shiny forms could look like.

Among the new Legendary Pokemon coming to the DLCs are Galarian forms of the Kanto birds and two new Regi Pokemon. All of these will be part of The Crown Tundra expansion. We have only seen footage of them from the trailers and artwork featured on the official Pokemon Sword and Shield website. Despite being several months away from release, one trainer has already designed Shiny forms for each of them.

With so many months until we see these species, The Pokemon Company have yet to release any official details about their Shiny forms. The ones highlighted below are simply designed by a fan (Bostar122).

Shiny Galarian Articuno Zapdos MoltresAre these Shiny designs for Galarian Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres worthy of being the real thing?


Let’s start with the iconic Kanto legends. Rather than the ice blue color that the original Articuno is, the Galarian variant is a purple color.

This fits in nicely with its new psychic typing. Its designed Shiny form gives it a bit of a Moltres look though – and we think it works quite well.


While Articuno is doing its best impression of Moltres, it looks like Zapdos’ Shiny is going for an Articuno look. It’s an interesting choice of color for a fighting-type.

Shinies are often better when they’re significantly different to their original. It certainly works in this instance, but can be a little too extreme in some cases.


Meanwhile Moltres looks fantastic. Interestingly, it looks more like a fire-type again despite it now being dark.

Shiny Moltres doesn’t live up to the intimidating looks of its original counterpart but this always going to be a hard task and still looks frightening.

Shiny Regieleki Regidrago
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Finally two more Regi-Pokemon are coming to the franchise. Here’s what their Shiny forms could look like…


After nearly 20 years since the original Regi-trio were introduced to the world of Pokemon, we are finally getting another two. The first of those is Regieleki which, as its name suggests, is an electric-type.

Its normal color is a pale yellow which is what you’d expect. Its Shiny form though, despite being wildly different, actually maintains its electric look too. It also looks like a more powerful version and that’s not a bad thing for a Shiny.


Regidrago is arguably the best designed Regi-Pokemon to date. As official images have shown, the dragon-type legend can curl up into what looks like a scary Charizard head. The Pokemon Company really can’t get enough of Charizard, can they!

The Shiny of this definitely looks friendlier, although that isn’t saying much. Perhaps more of an orange theme here would have worked better but regardless it’s another great design.


Pokemon troll goes viral after baiting fans with most expensive card

Published: 26/Nov/2020 23:38

by Brent Koepp


Popular YouTuber SomeThingElseYT went viral online after trolling Pokemon fans. The animator jokingly claimed to have discovered the world’s most expensive Trading Card Game collectible, Pikachu Illustrator, in his garage.

The Pokemon TCG was a major part of many 90s kids’ childhoods. No one could have ever guessed that cards once stuffed in cheap binders could one day sell for as much as a sports car. In 2020 though, the pieces of cardboard have now exploded in value.

At the very top of the list of the most expensive is the incredibly rare Pikachu Illustrator which fetched over $233k at auction in July. On November 24, a YouTuber went viral after joking that he found the collectible in his garage. Only, some thought it was actually real.

Screenshot of rare Pokemon Trading Card Game item Pikachu Illustrator.
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The incredibly rare card worth $233k was used to troll fans in a viral tweet.

Pokemon card joke goes viral on Twitter

In 1998, popular Japanese magazine CoroCoro held an art contest and those who won were given a special promo Pokemon card featuring Pikachu holding a pen. While there was over 39 winners, only 10 are known to have survived today.

Due to its rarity, the item very rarely goes up for sale. In July however, a PSA graded 9 surfaced and fetched a whopping $233k auction – which is currently the world record for most expensive individual TCG collectible sold.

On November 24, YouTuber SomeThingElseYT hilariously joked that he found the “useless” card in his garage. “Found this funny Pikachu card in my garage don’t know what to do with it,” he said. After the tweet went viral, he followed up the post and trolled fans who thought it was real. “Why is everyone so obsessed if I got this in 10th grade.”

Despite the tweet clearly being made in jest, many Trading Card Game fans actually thought the post was serious and freaked out. “Adam…That is the most rare card in the world!’ one user replied. Another fan exclaimed, “THAT IS THE MOST RARE POKEMON CARD EVER. DO NOT GET RID OF IT NO MATTER WHAT.” Another follower echoed a similar sentiment and wrote, “BECAUSE IT COULD BE WORTH A FRKIN CRAP TON OF MONEY!!!”

Screenshot of Twitter replies.

While some fell for the joke, others caught on quickly and were shocked at how many believed the fake story. “On this day millions of wooshes were heard everywhere in the known universe,” one comment read. Another user simply stated, “I love that people don’t understand this was a joke. Makes this post much better.”

Screenshot of Pokemon fan comments on Twitter.

Besides clearly being sarcasm, it also only took a few seconds using Google to figure out that the image has been posted on Reddit and numerous other websites many times previously.

With Pokemon card fever reaching a fever pitch in 2020, fans around the world have been digging through their old collections. Just don’t expect to have an item where only 10 of them exist.