Pokemon GO Fest 2020 Day 2 Special Research - Victini, Mewtwo, more - Dexerto

Pokemon GO Fest 2020 Day 2 Special Research – Victini, Mewtwo, more

Published: 26/Jul/2020 5:40

by Paul Cot


Victini is now available in Pokemon Go as part of the GO Fest 2020 Day 2 Special Research. Niantic have out done themselves with this special quest as Mewtwo, Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres all feature.

Trainers will be delighted to finally get their hands on the Gen 5 Mythical Pokemon, albeit currently limited to ticket holders only. For those who do have a GO Fest 2020 ticket you’ll need to purchase one from the Pokemon Go app between 10am and 8pm in your local time zone should you want to participate.

The GO Fest Day 2 Special Research is called “Rocket Straight to Victory”. Unsurprisingly the tasks primarily revolve around Team GO Rocket related activities.

It is a six stage quest that has an astonishing five Mythical/Legendary encounters. Victini is of course one of them but each of Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres and Mewtwo (in their Shadow forms) will be rewarded first.

Victini Pokemon Go
Victini can finally be caught as part of the “Rocket Straight to Victory” Special Research quest…

Rocket Straight to Victory – All tasks and rewards

All the tasks and rewards for the Day 2 GO Fest 2020 Special Research are as follows:

Stage 1/6

  • Take a Snapshot: 2 Incense
  • Power Up Pokemon 3 times: 100 Pokeballs
  • Send 3 Gifts to Friends: 2020 Stardust
  • Rewards: 20 Max revives, Machamp encounter, 2020 XP

Stage 2/6

  • Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts: Weavile
  • Rescue 2 Shadow Pokemon: 20 Max potions
  • Purify a shadow Pokemon: 20 Max revives
  • Rewards: 2020 Stardust, Golem encounter, 20 Rare candy

Stage 3/6

  • Defeat Team Leader Cliff: Shadow Articuno
  • Defeat Team Leader Arlo: Shadow Moltres
  • Defeat Team Leader Sierra: Shadow Zapdos
  • Rewards: 20 revive, 1 super rocket radar, 5000 stardust

Stage 4/6

  • Defeat Team Go Rocket Boss Giovanni: Shadow Mewtwo
  • Rewards: 20 Ultra balls, Victini, 2 Incense

Stage 5/6

  • Claim Reward: 2020 Stardust, 2020 XP, 2020 Stardust
  • Rewards: 20 Ultra balls, 20 Victini candy, 2 Incense

Stage 6/6

  • Take a Snapshot of Victini: 20 Victini Candy
  • Catch 20 different Pokemon: 10 Rare Candy
  • Send 3 Gifts to Friends: 1 Super Incubator
  • Rewards: Victini Shirt, 2 Premium Battle Pass, 2 Star Piece

It is important to reiterate that this Special Research can only be accessed by ticket holders. They can still be bought from the Pokemon Go Shop but you will miss out on features from Day 1.

It seems GO Fest Day 2 is centered around Team Rocket’s return to the mobile game. Trainers will be thankful that all of Team GO Rocket, including Grunts and leaders, are a lot weaker than normal.

This means it is far easier to defeat them and you can take advantage of the rewards and Shadow Pokemon they leave behind. Maybe they’re on the ropes from their recent return!


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.