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Pokémon Presents hint at Let’s Go sequels featuring Gold, Silver regions

Published: 18/Jun/2020 2:24

by Alan Bernal

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The Pokémon Present on July 17 revealed a host of information on multiple new titles for the Nintendo Switch among other devices, but the presentation also gave fans a few clues for a possible Let’s Go sequel set in the Johto region.

Throughout the near 11-minute video, President and CEO of The Pokémon Company Tsunekazu Ishihara was talking in front of a wall filled with memorabilia of iconic creatures.

But people soon noticed that the wall was filled with too many call backs to the Silver and Gold Versions of the franchise to be a coincidence.

The backdrop features Pokémon such as Lugia, Ho-Oh, Raikou, Typhlosion, Feraligatr, Meganium, Mew, Mewtwo, Entei, Suicune, and Lapras.

A bit off-screen on the top left portion of the screen there is an Ampharos, Politoed and Sudowoodo, just a few of the more recognizable creatures from Johto.

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There were plenty of clues in the Pokémon Present to have fans speculating for a possible sequel.

One of the more interesting configurations to note was the Eevee figure flanked by its Silver and Gold ‘eeveelutions’ Umbreon and Espeon. All three were sitting in front of a copy of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!

If fans want to put their Detective Pikachu hats on and speculate even further, a bright yellow Pikachu plush just so happens to be to the right of the center (similar to Espeon’s position to Eevee) and a dark shaded Pikachu plush can be seen to the left of the screen (similar to Umbreon).

This naturally called the attention of viewers tuning in and made it seem like the Pokémon exec was going to announce something big for fans of the second generation.

It’s a stretch, but this could be one of the first teasers for the next poster stars of the next Let’s Go entries. The presentation has fueled the speculation mills with talks of the new games possibly being Pokémon: Let’s Go, Espeon! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Umbreon! after the Gen 2 evolutions.

Even with the traditional ‘but there’s more’ segment of the Pokémon Present, audiences didn’t get any word for a possible followup in the series in the round of announcements.

Instead, fans were told to wait for more details on “another big project” that will be revealed during the June 24 Pokémon Presents, which could have more info on the next Let’s Go titles.

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Trainwrecks’ generosity backfires after Ludwig scores $10k Pokemon card

Published: 24/Nov/2020 1:42

by Brent Koepp

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Smash Melee star Ludwig Ahgren sent a Pokemon card Twitch stream into a meltdown when he pulled a 1st Edition Dragonite worth up to $10k. The gaming pro scored the rare collectible after streamer Trainwreckstv gave him the pack.

Pokemon cards have taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch as viewers flock to see their favorite personalities chase after the rarest Nintendo collectibles.

A live Trading Card Game box opening hosted by streamer Mizkif and his org One True King went off the rails on November 22 when Smash pro Ludwig scored a rare Dragonite that could have been Trainwrecks’.

Twitch streamers react to Dragonite card during Pokemon broadcast.
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A rare Dragonite was pulled during the One True King Pokemon card stream.

Ludwig scores rare Pokemon card from 1999

The Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded for nothing on school playgrounds decades ago can now sell for as much as a house. The hobby has also become a major hit on sites like Twitch, with streamers buying sealed booster boxes from the 90s to open live for viewers.

On November 22, Twitch star Mizkif broke open 1st Edition sealed packs from the 1999 Fossil set. Those attending the event lost their minds when pro gamer Ludwig scored a 1st Edition Dragonite after streamer Trainwreckstv gave his pack to him.

The moment went viral due to the Twitch personality’s generosity backfiring. “Dude I swear to God if I said no to this pack to be fair and nice and its a good pack I want it back. Ludgwig, if this is good it’s my pack. If it’s bad, it’s your pack,” he exclaimed moments before the card was pulled. Unfortunately, the booster he passed on contained the exact rare holographic he was chasing after.

After the excitement settled, the group felt bad for Train’s incredibly bad luck. Although the popular Twitch star wasn’t too bitter about it, laughing it off on Twitter. If nothing else, he should be applauded for his generosity.

According to recent sales of the item, a 1st Edition Dragonite can sell anywhere from $8k to 9.7k depending on the grading. Luckily for Ludwig, the item looked incredibly pristine, giving him a good chance at a PSA 10 grading.