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Pokemon streamer left in disbelief after 100 hour shiny Mewtwo fail

Published: 29/Oct/2019 16:09 Updated: 29/Oct/2019 16:53

by Paul Cot

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One Pokemon streamer was left speechless after doing more than 5,000 resets to try and find shiny Mewtwo.

Pokemon Let’s Go has already provided many hilarious shiny fails and this has been no more true than with the iconic Mewtwo.

Some trainers have failed after 500 attempts with others reaching nearly 2,000. However, one Twitch streamer, TheSMonroeShow, has far surpassed that after failing with more than 5,000 resets – 5,365 to be precise – across the space of 100 hours. 

Everyone wants a shiny Mewtwo in Pokemon Let’s Go…

With a shiny charm intact, it is estimated there is a 1 in 1,365 chance of coming across its shiny variant – so in comparison to other species, failing on Mewtwo is extra sickening. It also means this particular streamer had been unlucky in their attempts to find one.

Unknown to a lot of Pokemon Let’s Go players there is actually a five minute time limit when battling the Kanto legends. That means if you don’t defeat the Pokemon within the five minute time period it will disappear.

We’ve seen trainers simply not seeing shiny Pokemon in the overworld and running out of Pokeballs but this is one of the more rookies mistakes. Surely if you’re shiny hunting, especially for a species such as Mewtwo, you will make sure you have a strong enough team to defeat it and not waste time doing so.

Fortunately the streamer seemed to take the fail well. “I can’t [expletive] believe this,” TheSMonroeShow first said upon the realization he didn’t have enough time to win the battle. “I can’t believe this, does he just go?!” His tone can be seen in the clip above which, despite the quotes, is actually said in a jokey and laughing manner.

Shiny fails have become an increasingly big part of Pokemon games with viewers feeling a mixture of sorrow and amusement when seeing one. As evidenced above streamers, and trainers in general, will spend hundreds of hours trying to find them.

It’s clear there are people still shiny hunting on Pokemon Let’s Go but many will move their search over to Pokemon Sword and Shield when it releases on November 15.

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Pokemon community stunned after card collection worth millions surfaces

Published: 27/Nov/2020 21:06

by Brent Koepp

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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.
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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.