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Pokemon Diamond and Pearl remake rumored to be announced soon

Published: 17/Jun/2020 22:06 Updated: 17/Jun/2020 22:11

by Paul Cot

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The Pokemon Company are teasing the reveal of a “big project” in another presentation next week. There are rumors that it could be a remake of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl.

Fans have been wanting a remake of the ever-popular Gen 4 game for several years now. The last remake of a mainline game came in 2014 with Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire – which is of course remakes of the 2003 classic Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. It’s fair to say it’s certainly overdue!

The “big project” in question could be anything and that means we may not get a new mainline game in 2020 at all. Nevertheless, fans of the franchise remain hopeful and if there is to be a new game, it’s hard to imagine one that will go down better than a revisit of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl.

Pokemon CompanyPokemon Diamond and Pearl came out all the way back in 2006…

Having said that though, the news of a Pokemon Snap sequel was met with resounding joy. Pokemon fans love a return to the old classics!

Sinnoh remake next?

There seems to be three options for what the “big project” will be, if it is indeed a new game. These are a Gen 4 remake, a second Let’s Go game and another DLC for Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Given Gen 8 was introduced to the series with Pokemon Sword and Shield, we can confidently rule out Gen 9 is coming any time soon. Typically there is three years between each generation.

The more powerful Nintendo Switch will be able to do wonders in comparison to the Nintendo DS that it was originally released on. If it can surpass the graphics of Sword and Shield then trainers are in for a real treat.

For the meantime though, we must be temper our excitement just in case the announcement doesn’t live up to expectations. We will find out whether we can look forward to a return to Sinnoh on June 24. A specific time for the Pokemon Presents livestream has yet to be confirmed.

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Pokemon community stunned after card collection worth millions surfaces

Published: 27/Nov/2020 21:06

by Brent Koepp

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The Pokemon Trading Card Game hobby was rocked in November when a man rediscovered his mind-blowing complete collection of the rare 1999 Base Set. The fan has stacks of every character, including hundreds of Charizards.

Despite releasing decades ago, the Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded on playgrounds and stuffed into 90s children’s binders are now selling for as much as a sports car. 

A man went viral after discovering their collection may be one of the most complete sets to ever exist. The fan’s unfathomable amount of rare collectibles could actually have an impact on the future of the hobby’s prices.

Screenshot of Pokemon Trading Card Game collection worth millions.
YouTube: PokeMans Alex
A jaw-dropping Pokemon card collection surfaced on YouTube.

Pokemon fan discovers TCG collection is worth millions

Pokemon cards have never been more popular this year as the collectible hobby has now even taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch. Celebrities such as former rapper Logic are dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars to scoop up the rare Nintendo items. 

On November 22, a video went viral online of a man showing off his mind-blowing collection that has many collectors turning their heads. “Literally got all of my Pokemons stuff out of the loft from my recent move,” YouTuber PokeMans Alex explained before showing off his astonishing collection.

Holding up a stack of rare holographic cards from the 1999 base set, the fan exclaimed, “As you can see they are mint, and have not been touched for so long.” The TCG collector then revealed his unprecedented number of Charizards. “I don’t know if you are ready for this,” he warned, before holding up a stack of 111 cards of the rare starter ‘mon.

(Charizard cards start at 07:56)

To put that into perspective, in October a PSA graded 10 of the same item is now selling for $30k alone. The content creator emptied over seven binders on his table to reveal a 1999 base set that was not only complete, but also had stacks of over 50 of the same card for every single character.“I’m ready to put all of these away back in the safe where they are now gonna stay,” he said.

Veteran Pokemon card YouTuber PokeRev reacted to the video on November 26 and exclaimed, “Did you open all these packs as a kid? It’s just an insane amount of holo cards. When we were kids, just to get a couple holos from the base set was really good. But to have thousands is insane!”

Other famous collectors such as British rapper Randolph commented, “Unreal mate.” Gaming YouTuber Ali A wrote, “How did you originally collect SO many cards!? Are you looking to sell any of them?”

Screenshot of YouTube comments reacting to million dollar Pokemon card collection.
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Other famous Pokemon collectors took notice of the insane set.

At the time of writing, it’s unclear just how much the YouTuber’s incredible Pokemon haul is worth. None of the collectibles have actually been looked at by professional grading companies PSA or Beckett. And the majority of its value revolves around its condition and score.

A set of this magnitude is unprecedented and could have a severe impact on what TCG cards are worth in the future. A big factor in an item’s selling price hinges on it having a low population. PokeMans Alex’s collection could soon flood the market should he decide to get things graded.