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Pokemon Champion’s Path rainbow Charizard card already selling for a ton

Published: 25/Sep/2020 21:09

by Brent Koepp

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A new Charizard card in the Pokemon Trading Card Game is already selling for absurd amounts. The gorgeous rainbow holographic comes from the Sword & Shield expansion Champion’s Path which hit stores in September.

The Pokemon Trading Card Game made its North American debut in 1999, and quickly became a cultural phenomena just like the Nintendo RPG. Children and adults from around the world couldn’t get enough of collecting them.

A new Charizard card that released on September 25 is setting the internet ablaze. The Champion’s Path collectible has fans scrambling to their nearest store, to try to get their hands on the Rainbow holographic – which is now selling for as high as a thousand dollars.

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The TCG expansion has three new Charizard cards.

Rainbow Charizard Pokemon card selling for crazy amounts

The latest Pokemon TCG set, Champion’s Path, is based on eighth generation title Sword & Shield, and even features Gym Leaders from the RPG. However, the expansion’s new Charizard cards are what has caught the attention of fans.

While the Fire-type has always been an incredibly popular character going back to the Trading Card Game’s 1999 base set, the latest version features a stunning rainbow holographic that looks absolutely mesmerizing.

The Charizard cards are based on both the Gen VIII’s G-Max form, as well as its incredibly rare black Shiny version which has been a fan favorite for decades.

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Popular outlet PokeGuardian got their hands on these gorgeous cards.

Despite releasing on September 25, the secret rare rainbow card has exploded in prices on online auction sites like eBay. Many sellers have already began listing them from $800 to thousands of dollars. Some have sold for over $1k without even being graded.

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The rare Charizard card has sold for absurd amounts already.

The item’s insane prices shouldn’t come as too much of a shock as it is based on a rare promo in Japan which has sold for as high as $9k in past months. While the English versions are not anywhere as limited as the tournament promos, it’s identical in every way except just in a different language.

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The Japanese promo edition sold for over $9,000 in July.

Charizard continues to be one of the most popular characters in the beloved franchise. Its 1st Edition 1999 base set card can sell for as high as $50k if it’s in a Grade 10 condition. And new collectables featuring the monster keep selling at mind-blowing prices – with Champion’s Path being the latest example of this.

While the  TCG was mainly aimed at kids back in the 90s, the game has now attracted collectors from around the world years later looking to capture past nostalgia. Rare items have even sold for as much as a house, such as a rare Pikachu card selling for over $250k.

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Where to find new Regi-Pokemon, Regieleki Regidrago, in the Crown Tundra

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:47 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 16:57

by Paul Cot

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The Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC has brought an array of new and returning Legendary Pokemon with some brand new Regi-Pokemon among them. Here’s where you can find Regieleki and Regidrago.

The original Regis were introduced all the way back in the Hoenn region. Since then, there hasn’t been any new ones released, so the addition of Regieleki and Regidrago will certainly be welcomed.

They are only available in the Crown Tundra portion of Pokemon Sword and Shield. Fortunately you can get them almost immediately, which is in contrast to the story driven process of catching Calyrex.

The Terrible Titans Lurking Locked Away

Before we can get these exciting new Regi ‘mons though, we’ll need to catch the originals. They can be found in temples throughout the Crown Tundra, and unlike in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, they are easy to encounter.

Here’s Regirock, Regice and Registeel’s temple locations:

  • Regirock: Northeast of Dyna Tree Hill
  • Regice: Snowslide Slope
  • Registeel: West of Giant’s Bed
Regirock Regice Registeel Crown Tundra
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Regirock, Regice and Registeel are actually pretty easy to get hold of in the Crown Tundra…

Catch Regirock, Regice and Registeel first

When you reach any of the above locations, you will be given a small puzzle to solve. Don’t worry, as we said before you don’t need to be a Pokemon master to solve these.

When opening Regirock’s temple in Dyna Tree Hill you’ll be greeted with the message: “Let the first Pokemon hold a never-changing stone.” Sounds complicated, right? Wrong.

Simply give the first Pokemon in your party an Everstone and you’ll be granted access to the temple.

Meanwhile, Regice’s temple asks you to “Walk together with a living crystal of snow.” So, to open the temple, you’ll need to make a Cryogonal your Buddy Pokemon.

By sheer coincidence (not so much), there’ll be one outside in the closest patch of grass. Buddy up with one and you’ll be encountering Regice in no time.

Lastly, there is the formidable Registeel. This is even easier than the first two as the message, “Let ring the piercing note that will wake the giant of steel,” requires nothing more than a whistle.

That seems an overly simplistic way to awaken one of the strongest Legendary Pokemon, but we’re not complaining. Each temple has a pattern of Regi dots on the floor. To begin the encounter of each Regi, light up all of these by walking across them – it really is that simple!

Regieleki OR Regidrago

Unsurprisingly finding Regieleki and Regidrago isn’t as easy. Firstly head over to the Giant’s Foot within the Crown Tundra.

Eventually, you’ll come to a tunnel overlooking a lake, these are the Roaring-Sea Caves. Jump on your aquatic bike and make your way down there.

This will take you to an area called the Frigid Sea. You’ll need to jump back in the water very quickly, making your way to the land opening to your right. Try to avoid the Avaluggs which are disguised as icebergs!

Keep making your way round to find the temple where Regieleki and Regidrago reside. Unfortunately, you cannot get both of these Pokemon, at least within the same save file. So, you’ll need to make a tough choice between the electric or dragon-type Regi.

Regieleki Regidrago Pattern
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Use the pattern on the left to encounter Regieleki, and the one on the right for Regidrago…

The temple – Split-Decision Ruins

As you approach the temple, there is a Pokeball on either side. The one on the left contains the TM Thunder and the one on the right Outrage – their sides indicate which of Regieleki and Regidrago you’ll encounter.

To enter you’ll need to have all three of the original Regis in your party. This of course shouldn’t be a problem, given we have just caught all of them. At this point, we’d recommend saving just in case you change your mind on anything.

Upon entering the Split-Decision Ruins you’ll notice you’re shown two patterns. Remember these, as the left one will result in encountering Regieleki and the right Regidrago.

Using the circles on the ground, walk across them to make one of these two patterns. Walk over to the statue and you’ll be able to encounter the Regi-Pokemon you chose via the pattern.

Both of these will be at Level 70, just like other Legendary ‘mons. It’s a shame you can’t get both of them, which makes your decision all the more important.

One other very exciting thing about these Regis, and the originals, is they can all be found in Shiny form, unlike a lot of other Legendaries that are Shiny locked. It may take you a lot of soft resets, but if you’re patient enough, you could have four Regi-shinies by the time you complete The Terrible Titans Lurking Locked Away chapter.