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Pokemon Go Solstice event 2020 – Start time, bonuses, more

Published: 19/Jun/2020 3:03

by Paul Cot

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The Pokemon Go Solstice event is returning for the first time since 2017. Here’s what we can look forward to in the 2020 edition.

The event celebrates the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest in the Southern. From June 20, days will get gradually shorter in the Northern Hemisphere and longer in the Southern.

Enough of the astronomy lesson though, let’s talk about what it means for the Pokemon Go. The Solstice-themed event will take place from June 19, 8am local time to June 24, 10pm local time.

Shiny Clefairy

Perhaps the most exciting part of the event is the introduction of Shiny Clefairy to the wild. The popular fairy-type Pokemon will also be found in 5km eggs, Raid Battles and in event-exclusive Field Research tasks.

Its Shiny form has been available in Pokemon Go previously but only through evolving a Shiny Cleffa. This is only available through hatching eggs and is therefore super rare, so trainers will welcome the opportunity to add this Shiny to their collection.

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How many Shiny Clefairy do you hope to find?

Naturally Cleffa and Clefairy lack the stats needed to compete in the Pokemon Go meta. However, Clefable is one of the strongest fairy-type species and can be a rather useful addition in GO Battle League. Its excellent moveset and typing makes it a fantastic counter to frequently used dragon-types in PvP.

Lunatone and Solrock switching up

The Meteorite Pokemon are regional exclusives in the world of Pokemon Go and as the event is all about Hemispheres, it’s appropriate they are part of it. All trainers will have their chance to capture each of Lunatone and Solrock as they will be appearing more frequently in the wild at the following times.

From June 19, 8am local time to June 20, 11:59pm local time, Lunatone will be moving to the eastern hemisphere and Solrock to the western. Then, from June 21, 12am local time to June 22, 11:59pm local time, it’ll be a free for all as both will appearing more often everywhere.

For the remainder of the event, Lunatone and Solrock will go back to their original hemispheres (west and east respectively) and spawn more frequently there. Once the event finishes they will stay in their respective regions.

There is one constant bonus throughout the event – 2x Catch Stardust. With GO Battle League still down trainers will welcome the opportunity to grind some Catch Stardust and stock up on Clefairy, Lunatone and Solrock. Elsewhere, Zekrom Raids will be running throughout the event.

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Trainwrecks’ generosity backfires after Ludwig scores $10k Pokemon card

Published: 24/Nov/2020 1:42

by Brent Koepp

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Smash Melee star Ludwig Ahgren sent a Pokemon card Twitch stream into a meltdown when he pulled a 1st Edition Dragonite worth up to $10k. The gaming pro scored the rare collectible after streamer Trainwreckstv gave him the pack.

Pokemon cards have taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch as viewers flock to see their favorite personalities chase after the rarest Nintendo collectibles.

A live Trading Card Game box opening hosted by streamer Mizkif and his org One True King went off the rails on November 22 when Smash pro Ludwig scored a rare Dragonite that could have been Trainwrecks’.

Twitch streamers react to Dragonite card during Pokemon broadcast.
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A rare Dragonite was pulled during the One True King Pokemon card stream.

Ludwig scores rare Pokemon card from 1999

The Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded for nothing on school playgrounds decades ago can now sell for as much as a house. The hobby has also become a major hit on sites like Twitch, with streamers buying sealed booster boxes from the 90s to open live for viewers.

On November 22, Twitch star Mizkif broke open 1st Edition sealed packs from the 1999 Fossil set. Those attending the event lost their minds when pro gamer Ludwig scored a 1st Edition Dragonite after streamer Trainwreckstv gave his pack to him.

The moment went viral due to the Twitch personality’s generosity backfiring. “Dude I swear to God if I said no to this pack to be fair and nice and its a good pack I want it back. Ludgwig, if this is good it’s my pack. If it’s bad, it’s your pack,” he exclaimed moments before the card was pulled. Unfortunately, the booster he passed on contained the exact rare holographic he was chasing after.

After the excitement settled, the group felt bad for Train’s incredibly bad luck. Although the popular Twitch star wasn’t too bitter about it, laughing it off on Twitter. If nothing else, he should be applauded for his generosity.

According to recent sales of the item, a 1st Edition Dragonite can sell anywhere from $8k to 9.7k depending on the grading. Luckily for Ludwig, the item looked incredibly pristine, giving him a good chance at a PSA 10 grading.