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Pokemon press conference round up – lots of news announced

Published: 29/May/2019 2:12 Updated: 29/May/2019 3:17

by Paul Cot

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The Pokemon press conference promised lots of exciting Pokemon related announcements and it did not disappoint.

Pokemon Home

Pokemon Sword and Shield wasn’t expected to feature in the press conference as there is a Pokemon Direct scheduled for June 5 which is dedicated to the new Nintendo Switch game. However, trainers were given a welcomed surprise when Junichi Masuda took the stage.

Masuda is a recognizable figure in the Pokemon scene as he is nearly always present when it comes to information being revealed about the latest mainline Pokemon games. While new details of Pokemon Sword and Shield weren’t shared, Pokemon Home (in what appears to be similar to Pokemon Bank) was announced.

PokemonPokemon Home will be compatible with Pokemon Sword and Shield…

Pokemon Home has been confirmed to be a cloud based service that will work with the Nintendo Switch. Until now, a Pokemon Bank like service hadn’t been available on Nintendo’s latest console. Furthermore, it will also be compatible with the Nintendo 3DS and mobile devices using Android or iOS.

The official Pokemon Twitter account clarified some differences between Home and Bank, stating: “Pokemon HOME isn’t tied to a single game system, meaning you can connect with Pokemon Bank, along with #PokemonLetsGo, #PokemonSwordShield, and #PokemonGO. It also features trading functionality.”

Additionally it has been described as: “A place where all Pokemon gather” and will launch in early 2020.

Detective Pikachu game

Another new Pokemon game has been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch – Detective Pikachu.

It will be a follow on from the original Detective Pikachu game from the 3DS. The game was released in Japan in February 2016 while the rest of the world had to wait until March 2018.

Details for the new game remain sparse but Tsunekazu Ishihara, CEO of the Pokemon Company, did say it have a different ending to the popular Detective Pikachu movie.

PokemonPokemon Masters is developed by DeNA alongside Pokemon Company, it is separate to Pokemon Go…

Pokemon Masters game

On May 10, the Pokemon Company announced they are working with Nintendo’s mobile partner, DeNA to create a new Pokemon game for mobile. That game has now been announced as Pokemon Masters.

The Pokemon press conference included some footage from the upcoming game which can be viewed below.

Watch Pokémon 2019 Press Conference from Pokemon on www.twitch.tv

The brand new game, coming in the calendary year of 2019 (a release date of before March 2020 had already been confirmed) will allow you to battle alongside Pokemon trainers who have featured in the mainline Pokemon games.

Whether this game will compete with Pokemon Go remains to be seen but if it can attract a fraction of the audience Niantic’s game has, then it will be a success.

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

Published: 5/Dec/2020 1:07

by Brent Koepp

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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.