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REVEALED: Niantic announce Pokemon Go community day schedule ahead of time

Published: 5/Apr/2019 9:23 Updated: 5/Apr/2019 9:57

by Paul Cot


Up until now, Niantic have kept community day dates unannounced until a few weeks before the day itself. However, they have announced the Pokemon Go community day schedule for the next four events.

Summer community days for Pokemon Go

In an unprecedented step, Niantic have confirmed the May, June, July and August community days. To be clear, that isn’t the Pokemon or bonuses, but the actual dates they will fall on.

They are as follows:

  • May Community Day – May 19
  • June Community Day – June 8
  • July Community Day – July 21
  • August Community Day – August 3

The advanced notice on the schedule appears to be in response to sections of the Pokemon Go fan base, who were complaining that the current notice isn’t enough. Previous community days were announced with only a couple of weeks notice, which wasn’t sufficient enough to arrange time off work and other commitments.

Presumably the events will all take place from 3pm to 6pm local time. This is a recent change which has been met with praise from many Pokemon Go players.

Pokemon FandomGible could feature in one of these Pokemon Go community days…

Community day dates

With the April Community Day taking place on April 13, the May Community Day will take place just over a month after.

Interestingly, there’s a period of one and a half months between the June and July monthly events.

Following that, there is less than two weeks until the August Community Day.

Which Pokemon will headline?

The headliners for May and July look pretty certain at this point. March saw the Gen 3 grass-type starter Pokemon, Treecko, headline the event.

A pattern of starter Pokemon featuring in odds months has occurred since Pokemon Go community days were introduced. Consequently, the fire-type Torchic and water-type Mudkip are expected to headline May and July, respectively.

Elsewhere, Ralts was favored to headline in April but this honor was given to Bagon instead. As a result, we might see Ralts headline in June. Slakoth and Trapinch are other contenders and could also feature in August.

Another interesting contender, should Niantic want to center a community day around an as yet unavailable Pokemon, is Gible. The dual ground and dragon-type evolves into Gabite before evolving into its final form, the powerful Garchomp.


Pokemon community stunned after card collection worth millions surfaces

Published: 27/Nov/2020 21:06

by Brent Koepp


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.
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.