Pokemon Masters players divided over Cynthia’s new Sygna Suit design

Published: 17/Aug/2020 19:44

by Brent Koepp


Pokemon players are divided over popular Diamond & Pearl character Cynthia’s new look. The Sinnoh region champion got a major makeover in the Masters mobile game on August 17. 

Pokemon Diamond & Pearl released in 2006 on the Nintendo DS. The Gen IV title introduced players to the Sinnoh region for the very first time and has become a fan favorite.

One of the series’ most popular characters, Cynthia, also made her debut in the game. However, the heroine recently was given a new Sygna Suit design in Masters and it has the community divided.

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The beloved champion got a new design in Pokemon Masters.

Pokemon community torn over Cynthia’s new design

Pokemon Masters’ latest legendary event centers on Team Galactic leader Cyrus and Diamond & Pearl champion Cynthia. However, the debut trailer showed the Sinnoh region character sporting a new design.

According to the update, Cynthia’s new attire is called Sygna Suit and is based on her Dragon-type Pokemon Kommo-o. Her new look has her signature golden hair up in a bun, and her shirt has scale-like accessories hanging down.

Fans of the Nintendo series were immediately torn on the Champion’s new design. Over on Reddit, ‘Arrior_Button’ said, “I don’t like the design and her combo with Kommo-o. Her outfit looks more like a ‘cosplay.”‘ Another user compared her hair to beloved Animal Crossing character Isabelle: “She literally looks like Isabelle I thought this was a joke post at first.”

Over on Twitter, fans weighed in with similar thoughts such as ‘Heat_Rotom’ who tweeted, “I don’t like the new Cynthia, they killed her, I guess…” Another user stated, “I super don’t hate the idea of Sygna suits being cosplay it’s a fun idea! But Cynthia as a Kommo-0 is so ridiculous looking.”

While some reactions were negative, other players loved her new look. ‘Togekissies’ tweeted, “SYNGA SUIT CYNTHIA oh my god i need her.” Pokemon fan ‘heartofdestiny’ agreed and posted, “Gotta say, I really like Cynthia’s hairstyle in her Sygna outfit.”

Not all Pokemon fans were down on the new outfit.

While it seems Cynthia’s new Sygna Suit is divisive among the community, some fans speculate that this could be her new design if they ever create a remake of Diamond & Pearl.

What do you think? Let us know how you feel about the Sinnoh League Champion’s new outfit on Twitter @PokemonSwordNS. Would you like it to her be new look in future titles?


Complete First-Edition PSA10 Pokemon card set could sell for over $700K

Published: 16/Jan/2021 0:19

by Michael Gwilliam


An incredible, complete set of 1999 first-edition Pokemon cards is available for auction – and it’s looking like it could sell for more than half a million dollars when it’s all said and done.

The complete set is made up entirely of PSA 10s, the best possible grade one can give to a card, meaning these are in tip-top condition.

According to Goldin Auctions, who is hosting the bid, the collection includes four extremely sought-after Charizard cards. For many, Charizard is considered the holy grail of Pokemon cards.

So far, five people have put in the funds necessary to bid on the collection in two weeks. If you want to join in, you’re going to need some deep pockets – the minimum bid starts at $125,000.

Screenshot of Charizard Pokemon Trading Card Game 1999.
Charizard is one of the rarest Pokemon cards.

The fact that there are four Charizards alone in the collection is nothing to scoff at, and could very well be the cherry on top of the pristine PSA 10 collection.

Just back in October of 2020, rapper Logic purchased the 1st Edition card for just over $226,000. But that was then, and this is now.

Goldin Auctions states they “just sold an SGC Gold Label Pristine 10 ‘1 of 1’ example of the Charizard for nearly $400,000 in their December Holiday Auction.”

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Booster boxes can sell for hundreds of thousands.

While the card alone can sell for a ridiculous amount, booster box prices have also seen their value rise.

As the TGC community has continued to grow, plenty of YouTubers and Twitch stars have started spending a lot of money on booster boxes from the 90s. The end result is that costs have skyrocketed.

Earlier in December, a booster box from Heritage Auctions sold for a whopping $408,000.

Given the insanity of the current lot and just how many perfect condition cards are included, we could be seeing a brand new Pokemon record once the bidding wraps up. The only question is: Will it ever reach the million-dollar mark? We’ll have to see what 2021 has in store.