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First Gen 5 species coming to Pokemon Go revealed

Published: 16/Sep/2019 13:17 Updated: 16/Sep/2019 19:40

by Paul Cot

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Week 3 of the Pokemon Go Ultra Bonus Challenge will go live later today (September 16) bringing in the much anticipated addition of Gen 5.

Trainers have been enjoying the rewards of the Ultra Bonus Challenge as a result of completing the field research task milestones throughout the summer. The bonuses have been spread out over three separate weeks and we now approach the final week, which is arguably the most exciting of all.

The first two weeks provided new shiny Pokemon, Johto legends and even Deoxys in normal raid battles. While these were excellent bonuses in their own right, there’s little doubt the main event of the Ultra Bonus Challenge is the introduction of generation 5.

Week 3: A Unova Unveiling

The third week will run from September 16, 1pm PDT (4pm EDT and 9pm BST) to September 23, 1pm PDT (4pm EDT and 9pm BST).

Which Unova Pokemon are coming?

Niantic have been relatively coy about which Pokemon will be included in the Gen 5 unveiling, until now. The official Pokemon Go Twitter has shared which Pokemon will be added and where you can find them.

@PokemonGoAppSnivy was the first Unova Pokemon to be teased…

Wild spawns

The following “and more” will be available to catch in the Pokemon Go wild:

  • Snivy
  • Tepig
  • Oshawott
  • Patrat
  • Lillipup
  • Purrloin
  • Pidove
  • Blitzle

Raids

There is some overlap between wild spawns and those who will be featured in raid battles. The shiny form for all three of these is also available:

  • Patrat
  • Lillipup
  • Klink

Eggs

The following Unova Pokemon can be obtained via egg hatches:

  • 2 km Eggs: Patrat, Lillipup, Purrloin, Pidove
  • 5 km Eggs: Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Blitzle, Drilbur, Foongus
  • 10 km Eggs: Ferroseed, Klink, Litwick, Golett, Deino

Regional exclusives

Finally, some Pokemon will only be found in some regions:

  • Asia-Pacific: Pansage, the Grass Monkey Pokémon
  • Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India: Pansear, the High Temp Pokémon
  • The Americas and Greenland: Panpour, the Spray Pokémon
  • Western hemisphere: Heatmor, the Anteater Pokémon
  • Eastern hemisphere: Durant, the Iron Ant Pokémon

Keep hatching those eggs

The ongoing egg hatch bonuses continues until the end of Week 3 of the Ultra Bonus Challenge. Along with other bonuses, it is a great time to hatch as many eggs as possible.

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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.