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Pokemon Go Bug Out event live – shiny Scyther and Scizor available

Published: 28/Mar/2019 10:52 Updated: 3/Apr/2019 11:34

by Paul Cot

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Niantic have confirmed a previously unseen Pokemon Go Bug Out event is coming at the beginning of April.

Shiny Scyther

It has been confirmed that shiny Scyther has been added to Pokemon Go. Previously, it had been unavailable.

Niantic have added shiny Pokemon as part of events before. Adding a shiny Scyther during the Bug Out event makes sense.

Shiny Pokemon are indicated by the sparkles beside a Pokemon during the encounter. Moreover, their colour changes and in the case of Scyther it changes to a different shade of green, with pink body parts instead of brown. Its evolved form Scizor changes from dark red to a more noticeable yellow.

Bug Out

The Pokemon Go Bug Out event will start on April 2, 1pm PDT and last for the usual one week. Therefore, the event will conclude on April 9, 1pm PDT.

As the name suggests bug-type Pokemon will spawn more frequently for the duration of the event.

Incense bonus

Perhaps most interestingly though, the real benefit of the event comes from incenses. Not only will incense last twice as long but will it also be more effective, whereby more Pokemon will appear.

This presents a great opportunity for Pokemon Go players who live in more remote areas, away from Pokestops. The increased rate is unknown but using an incense even in the most inactive of areas will result in at least twice the Pokemon seen, and possibly up to four times as many.

@PokemonScizor is one of the stronger bug-types in Pokemon Go…

The full list of bonuses can be seen here:

  • Bug-type Pokemon will appear more frequently in the wild.
  • Incense will last twice as long.
  • More Pokemon will appear when using Incense.

Limited time bug themed field research will also be available for the duration of the event.

Are bug types useful in Pokemon Go?

In terms of battling, be it at gyms or in raids, no. Bug-types don’t really have a place in the Pokemon Go meta.

The strongest bug-type Pokemon are Scizor, Pinsir and Heracross. While these three have decent attack stats, their relatively poor defense and stamina means they aren’t viable in a competitive sense.

Nevertheless, the Bug Out event does provide a great opportunity for all trainers to catch increased amounts of Pokemon. There is also the chance of encountering the previously seen Butterfree or Pineco shiny.

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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.