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Pokemon Go is back with another Incense Day – live now

Published: 17/May/2020 3:15

by Paul Cot

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Pokemon Go is back with its second Incense Day, and it will feature Dark and Water-type Pokemon.

Officially it kicks off May 17, 11am in your local time zone, but is already available in some regions. The event concludes six hours later at 5pm local time.

As the name of the event suggests, Incense will play an important role in it. Incense will last one hour instead of the usual 30 minutes, but this a bonus that will apply until at least the end of May.

If you’re struggling for Incense in your inventory, they cost 40 PokeCoins in the Pokemon Go Shop. However, there is a special one-off purchase available now where you can buy 3 Incense for just one PokeCoin.

Schedule

The type of species Incenses will attract during the event will alternate each hour. The schedule is as follows:

  • Water-type: 11am to 12pm
  • Dark-type: 12pm to 1pm
  • Water-type: 1pm to 2pm
  • Dark-type: 2pm to 3pm
  • Water-type: 3pm to 4pm
  • Dark-type: 4pm to 5pm

Featured Pokemon

Carvanha is the main featured Pokemon of the day which makes sense given its Dark and Water dual typing. Crawdaunt is the only other Dark/Water-type species available in Pokemon Go but it evolves into Corphish – a pure water-type. So, Carvanha’s selection is logical.

Elsewhere, during the hours that focus on Water-type Pokemon, Horsea, Tympole and other Water-types will be boosted. Also, Alomomola may appear but the wording suggests this will be less frequent.

In the Dark-type hours, Murkrow and Sableye will be among the Pokemon that appear more. Again, there is another less frequent spawn in Scraggy. The exact spawn rates of all these is unknown.

Sharpedo Pokemon Go
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Carvanha evolves into Sharpedo which means its shiny form is also available…

Shiny spawns

Trainers will be able to encounter a shiny Carvanha during the event. Given the Savage Pokemon’s shiny form is already available though, presumably its shiny will spawn more often, albeit still rarely.

Meanwhile, Horsea, Murkrow and Sableye also have their shinies already in the mobile game. It isn’t clear whether their shiny rate will be boosted during the Incense Day, but we know it will possible to encounter them.

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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.