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Pokemon Masters releases early – server issues fixed

Published: 29/Aug/2019 12:37 Updated: 29/Aug/2019 13:26

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Company and DeNA gave trainers a pleasant surprise when Pokemon Masters was released early.

However, despite the early launch, a lot of fans were left disappointed when the servers crashed, making it very difficult to get into the game. The message that trainers were greeted by was “20101 – Please check your connection and try again.”

Fortunately, it seems these issues have alleviated and trainers can now enjoy the much anticipated Pokemon Masters game. It is available on iOS and Android and has already been downloaded more than 100,000 times on the Google Play Store.

ApplePokemon Masters can be download from both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store…

Pokemon Masters provides a different take in comparison to other Pokemon games. It focuses on team battles whereby you partner up with other trainers who have exclusive Pokemon to them.

You will need to grow your relationships with other trainers as opposed to purely focusing on growing a team of Pokemon – something which has been the core premise of the mainline games from yesteryear.

The game appears to be targeted at more casual players as Pokemon weaknesses have been simplified to just one type. This means a water-type that traditionally is weak against both grass and electric, will only be weak against one of them.

The title of the game is named after the tournament taking place to determine the champion. Trainers from previous games will be found throughout the region including the likes of Brock and Misty. The setting for the game is the islands of Pasio, which can be seen below.

This is contrast to the traditional format of embarking on your adventure in an attempt to catch ’em all and become that regions’ Pokemon champion. Of course there is also Pokemon Go which adds a virtual reality element to Pokemon whereby your primary task is to catch ’em all and doesn’t have a narrative.

DeNA’s first Pokemon game (in collaboration with the Pokemon Company) has already surpassed demand expectations which has been evidenced by the servers crashing. Only time will tell if it can get anywhere near the likes of Pokemon Go.


YouTuber buys dream car worth $200k by selling Pokemon cards

Published: 5/Dec/2020 1:07

by Brent Koepp


A YouTuber revealed that he was able to afford and buy his dream car worth up to $200k just by buying, selling, and covering Pokemon cards – yes, you read that right!

Although the Pokemon TCG made its debut decades ago in 1997, the Nintendo collectibles have seen an absolute explosion in popularity in 2020. Items once traded by children on school playgrounds for practically nothing can now sell for as much as a house.

Dedicated fans that have been covering the hobby for years such as Australian YouTuber Michael ‘UnlistedLeaf’ Anderson have had their passion rewarded with the Trading Card Game’s recent attention. So much so that the content creator was able to buy a luxury car.

Pokemon YouTuber UnlistedLeaf shows off his dream Audi R8 car.
YouTube: UnlistedLeaf
The Nintendo fan was able to buy his dream car collecting and selling Pokemon cards.

YouTuber buys dream car thanks to Pokemon cards

While many popular entertainers have been swept up by the Pokemon card craze that has hit in 2020, YouTubers like Unlisted Leaf have been making videos about the hobby since 2013. On December 4, the content creator revealed that he was able to buy his dream car – a Audi R8 V10 Plus – due his love of the Nintendo RPG.

“It is insane to me that years down the line I am able to get one,” he said. “The craziest part about this whole situation is that I really bought this car with, like, Pokemon cards. If we really boil it down.” The entertainer, who also goes by ‘Ando’, then clarified that he didn’t get any money from his parents or a side job – it was purely from covering the Pokemon collectibles.

“It is 110% all with Pokemon cards. That’s the truth. I literally have been making videos around Pokemon cards for about eight years now. I’ve been collecting Pokemon cards for eight years and like selling a few. Then like I buy a lot. Then I sell a couple more,” the Nintendo fan explained.

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UnlistedLeaf revealed that Pokemon cards’ recent explosion in value and popularity also played a hand in being able to afford the luxury vehicle. “Especially with the crazy Pokemon card boom recently, I was able to purchase this car.” he revealed, before he thanked his fans for sticking with him as he covered the Nintendo hobby for eight years.

There is no telling if the craze surrounding the TCG will die down anytime soon. With the Japanese franchise gearing up to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2021, the sky is the limit. Passionate fans who have dedicated their lives to Trading Card Game are finally starting to reap the rewards.