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Which Pokemon will evolve when you trade them in Pokemon Go?

Published: 13/Jan/2020 12:48

by Paul Cot


Trade evolutions have finally been added to Pokemon Go, bringing new Gen 5 species along with the new feature.

Pokemon evolving when trading has been a mechanic even since the very first Pokemon games: Red and Blue. Long-term fans will remember the likes of Kadabra to Alakazam and Machoke to Machamp as they are some of the more iconic examples.

The idea of Pokemon Go adding trade evolutions was first revealed back in September. We might have had to wait a while, but it shouldn’t come as any real surprise that the popular mechanic has been added.

 NintenchuEven more than 20 years later in Pokemon Sword and Shield, Machamp still needs a trade to trigger its evolution from Machoke…

Which Pokemon can evolved by trading?

The aforementioned Kadabra and Machoke are two of the species that can benefit from trade evolutions. The full list of Pokemon that can currently be evolved by trading is as follows:

  • Graveler to Golem
  • Haunter to Gengar
  • Kadabra to Alakazam
  • Machoke to Machamp
  • Roggenrola to Gigalith
  • Timburr to Conkeldurr
  • Karrablast to Escavalier
  • Shelmet to Accelgor

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Unlike the mainline games, however, you can evolve these Pokemon with candies, so it begs the question, what is the real benefit.

Well, Pokemon that can now be evolved by trading don’t require any Candies to do so. For example, Kadabra needs 100 Abra Candy to evolve. Therefore, if you can find someone to trade with you’ve saved a lot of Candy and a lot of time trying to find an Abra.

More Gen 5 species

That’s not all, though, as the new introduction of the classic mechanic brings a long with it many new Gen 5 species for you to try and find.

Pokemon CompanySeveral new Pokemon from the Unova region have been added…

Roggenrola, Tympole, Dwebble, Trubbish, Karrablast, Joltik, Shelmet, and “more” are already appearing in the wild. There are also more to be found but these are regional exclusives. They are as follows:

  • North America, South America, and Africa: Throh (also available in 10 km Eggs)
  • Europe, Asia, and Australia: Sawk (also available in 10 km Eggs)
  • Southern United States, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America: Maractus
  • Egypt and Greece: Sigilyph
  • Eastern hemisphere: Red-Striped Form Basculin
  • Western hemisphere: Blue-Striped Form Basculin

2km, 5km and 10km eggs also have new Generation 5 species waiting to hatch.

  • 2 km Eggs: Venipede and Dwebble
  • 5 km Eggs: Roggenrola, Tympole, Trubbish, Karrablast, Joltik, and Shelmet
  • 10 km Eggs: Timburr, Tirtouga, Archen, and Axew

Finally, the Muscular Pokemon, Timburr, can be found in one-star Raid Battles.

Niantic had previously promised more Unova Pokemon in January and they have delivered!


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.