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New website aims to fix Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokedex controversy

Published: 15/Nov/2019 3:04

by Paul Cot

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A new website is being developed which will allow trainers to share which Pokemon they miss the most following the removal of the National Pokedex from Sword and Shield.

It has been more than well documented that Pokemon Sword and Shield won’t feature all the species from past generations — something that is a first for the Pokemon video game series.

Since its initial announcement, some fans have come to terms with the news, while others remain bitterly disappointed. It has even upset some trainers to the extent that they have refused to buy Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Pokedexit WebsiteA screenshot of the home page from the Pokedexit website…

Let Game Freak know

Others will buy the game regardless but will no doubt miss some of their favorite ‘mons. The new website will give you the ability to let Game Freak know exactly which Pokemon you miss the most.

That isn’t all though, as it will also show every single missing Pokemon and share which species other trainers miss the most. The end result will be a clear indication as to what the most missed Pokemon are. Who knows, maybe Game Freak and co will take notice and listen to fan feedback.

Missing Pokemon, or ‘Dexit’

The website is called Pokedexit — a term which is a play on words on Brexit (you may have heard of it) — and is currently in its alpha stage.

“The purpose of this website is to allow users to search for their favorite Pokémon, check whether they are missing in the new games or not and then express their disappointment in the absence of such Pokémon by means of the popular vote,” the author of the website shared on Reddit.

They have made it very clear they don’t want it to be a tool to harass the developers, though: “This is not aiming to be yet another tool of harassment to Gamefreak and its devs, this is intended more as a tool to give some kind of legitimacy to the concerns that all of us have regarding the direction the franchise is taking.”

Pokedexit is currently in its alpha stage but a new update is expected soon. Judging by the initial feedback, the website seems to be well received and indications are it could go live soon.

If enough people show their support maybe Game Freak will relent and add more Pokemon to Sword and Shield, or at the very least go back on the decision for future games.

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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.”

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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.