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Pokemon Go won’t work on some Android devices after August

Published: 12/Jun/2020 17:49

by Paul Cot


Niantic have announced that they are discontinuing support for Pokemon Go on 32-bit Android devices after August.

Users of 64-bit Android devices don’t need to worry as future development will be focused of newer operating systems. “By removing support for 32-bit Android devices, we will be able to streamline our development process and focus resources on supporting newer operating systems and technologies,” the official Pokemon Go blog revealed.

32-bit operating systems are (mostly) found in older devices. That means if you recently bought an Android phone you should be fine.

Which Android devices will remain compatible?

However, there are exceptions. One of those is the Motorola range which often have 64-bit hardware but strangely run 32-bit operating systems.

Niantic did provide some examples of 32-bit systems which are as follows:

  • Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, Note 3, J2, J3
  • Sony Xperia Z2, Z3
  • Motorola Moto G (1st gen), Nexus 6
  • LG Fortune, Tribute
  • OnePlus One
  • HTC One (M8)
  • ZTE Overture 3

One helpful Reddit user, Quinny898, shared an app which can apparently check whether your device is running a 32 or 64-bit operating system. It is called “64bit Checker” and does have mostly positive reviews.

Is there a workaround?

The only way to keep Pokemon Go working on these devices after August would be by changing the operating system. Like PCs, Android devices can be using 64-bit hardware but run 32-bit OSs.

That means they should be compatible with their 64-bit counterparts. The same Reddit user also noted that this is achievable with custom firmware and that Motorola have been guilty of installing 32-bit OSs on their newer hardware.

“If you’re unlucky enough to have one of those, but are confident enough with tech to put a custom firmware on it, some of those devices do have custom ROMs which are built in 64-bit which will allow you to keep playing, when set up correctly to pass Safety Net of course.”

With the change less than two months away, it is recommended trainers save their Pokemon Go credentials so they aren’t lost when the change is enforced.


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.