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Pokemon Go June July Community Day – Who should you vote to headline?

Published: 23/May/2020 14:33

by Paul Cot

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The next Pokemon Go Community Day will be decided by you. Who should you vote for though – Gastly, Sandshrew, Squirtle or Weedle?

Unlike the first vote, this will one will take place on Twitter. It will begin on Saturday, May 23, 6pm PDT and exactly 24 hours later on Sunday, May 24, 6pm PDT.

The Pokemon that receives the most votes will headline the Pokemon Go June Community Day, while the second most votes will headline in July. The results will be revealed shortly after.

With the poll ready, which Pokemon deserves your prestigious vote? The options are Gastly, Sandshrew, Squirtle or Weedle – interestingly all species from the Kanto region.

Squirtle Community Day
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Could Squirtle return nearly two years after it first headlined a Community Day?

Squirtle

Squirtle may prove a tough Pokemon to out-vote considering it is one of the infamous starters. The Kanto water-type has already headlined a Pokemon Go Community Day back in July of 2018. It will be interesting to see if this affects Squirtle’s chances of getting a second headline.

As is customary in Community Days each species’ final evolution will get an exclusive move. If you evolve Wartortle into Blastoise during the event it will learn the Charge Move Aura Sphere.

Trainers will recognize this move from Lucario – currently the only Pokemon capable of learning it. It is a fighting-type move so Blastoise won’t get the benefit of STAB but it remains powerful nonetheless with a damage per energy of 1.8.

Used alongside Ice Beam or even Hydro Cannon, you will have an intimidating Blastoise on your hands. Aura Sphere will definitely convince a lot of trainers to vote for Squirtle but some may opt for a new headliner.

Weedle Community Day
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Weedle may not be intimidating but Beedrill certainly is…

Weedle

One of those could be the fan-favorite Weedle. The iconic bug-type is an interesting option given its soft appearance, although there is nothing soft-looking about Beedrill.

If you evolve Kakuna into the Posion Bee Pokemon you’ll get the exclusive move Drill Run. This ground-type move will be Beedrill’s most powerful move.

However, in truth it will still remain a relatively weak Pokemon. It just doesn’t have the stats or moveset to be a contender in either PvE or PvP in Pokemon Go. This could hinder it when it comes to the vote although Weedle’s popularity could be a deciding factor.

Sandshrew Community Day
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Sandshrew also has an Alolan form…

Sandshrew

Sandshrew is currently the Pokemon trailing the vote in the test run the Pokemon Go Twitter account is conducting. If Sandshrew does come out on top though, it will come with a very useful Fast Move in Shadow Claw.

The ghost-type move is a noticeable improvement on Kanto Sandslash’s Mud Shot and Alolan Sandslash’s Powder Snow. Having essentially two different species of Pokemon that can learn this exclusive move may help Sandshrew in the vote, too.

Unfortunately, Sandslash isn’t very strong and even with Shadow Claw it won’t compete with the current meta.

Gengar Community Day
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Gastly (Haunter) evolves into the powerful ghost-type attacker Gengar…

Gastly

Gastly is currently leading the test vote and from a competitive standpoint, it isn’t hard to see why. Gengar will be capable of learning the exclusive move Shadow Punch which while it isn’t a particularly powerful move, it is a fast-charging ghost-type attack.

This means Gengar will benefit from STAB but perhaps more importantly be able to bait Protect Shields in GO Battle League. Shadow Punch mixed with the ever powerful Shadow Ball could be a deadly combination.

Gengar is also among the best ghost-type attackers in Raid Battles and trainers may fancy bolstering their teams for Raids against psychic and other ghost-types.


Of course, who you vote for is down to your own preference. On paper though, it looks like Gastly and Squirtle are the best choices when it comes to use in Pokemon Go.

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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.