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Pokemon Go Adventure Sync Hatchathon event misses most wanted bonus

Published: 3/Jan/2020 12:08

by Paul Cot


The first official Pokemon Go event of 2020 is live. The Adventure Sync Hatchathon brings an array of features and bonuses but there is confusingly one major omission.

Most trainers will look at a Hatchathon event and assume the main bonus of the event would be some form of egg hatching discount. However, shockingly to some, there is no such bonus.

Long time Pokemon Go trainers will perhaps have been aware of this, as the 2018 and 2019 Hatchathon events were also missing this particular bonus. It may also have something do with that there was a recent egg hatch distance discount as part of the 2019 Holiday events.

@PokemonGoAppPokemon in raids, eggs and in the wild will show up with party hats during the event…

You best like party hats

While some players will be disappointed by the lack of a bonus, the event does offer various other features and rewards. The features all surround Pokemon wearing party hats, so if cosmetic changes aren’t your thing, you can skip right ahead to the bonuses!

The features are as follows:

  • You might be able to hatch a Pichu or Wurmple wearing a party hat from a 2 km Egg.
  • You’ll have the chance to hatch Pichu wearing party hats from 7 km Eggs.
  • In two-star raids, you’ll have the chance to challenge Raticate and Wobbuffet wearing party hats.
  • In the wild, Pikachu wearing party hats will be available to catch.
  • If you’re lucky, you might encounter Shiny Raticate, Pikachu, Pichu, Wobbuffet, and Wurmple—all of them wearing party hats!

Rewards for hatching eggs

You may have to walk the full distance to hatch those eggs, unless you’re using a Super Incubator of course, but when you do hatch them, you’ll reap the benefits.

There’s 2x Hatch Candy and 2x Hatch Stardust for the duration of the event. Finally, there’s also a reward for walking 50km: 50,000 Stardust, 15 Rare Candies, and a guaranteed Unova Stone.

The 2020 Pokemon Go Adventure Sync Hatchathon event is live now and will be available until January 16, 1pm PST (4pm EST and 9pm GMT). There’s more events to look forward to in January, too, with Heatran returning and new Gen 5 species confirmed to be introduced.


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

Published: 24/Nov/2020 1:42

by Brent Koepp


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.