What time will the Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor release? - Dexerto

What time will the Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor release?

Published: 2/Jun/2020 14:05 Updated: 17/Jun/2020 4:18

by Paul Cot


Trainers have remained ever so patient for the Pokemon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass to release and now, finally, it is upon us. June 17 is here but when will the Isle of Armor DLC be available to play?

The Expansion Pass itself can be purchased right now. Trainers still don’t know when the new expansion will be made available to play, though.

Typically new games can’t be played exactly on the release date and that has already proven true with the Isle of Armor DLC. The Pokemon Company announced that there will be a special presentation called “Pokemon Presents”, which you can watch on here, that will detail more about the DLC.

As a result it seems safe to say that the new game won’t be enabled until after this. As the presentation takes place on June 17, 6am PDT (9am EDT, 2pm BST), we’d expect trainers to finally be able to start their journey through the Isle of Armor at around 7am PDT (10am EDT, 3pm BST).

The Expansion Pass itself costs $29.99 and has been seen as low as £19.85 in the UK. Buying it will not only get you the Isle of Armor but the Crown Tundra DLC, when it is released in the Fall of this year.

As we know already, the first of the Pokemon Sword and Shield DLCs will bring a ton of new content to the game. Firstly, as the name suggests, the new adventure will take place on a new island, located off the east coast of the Galar region.

Kubfu, the new Legendary Pokemon

The new island will introduce a brand new Legendary Pokemon called Kubfu. After training at the island’s Dojo you will receive the fighting-type legend.

Through your training you’ll receive permission to challenge one of the Towers of Two Fists – the Tower of Darkness or the Tower of Waters. It hasn’t yet been revealed what’s inside but we’re sure it won’t be easy whatever it is!


Old Pokemon finally added

Elsewhere, it has been a running theme since Pokemon Sword and Shield was released that trainers aren’t happy with the incomplete National Pokedex. The Isle of Armor DLC will go some way to resolving that.

More than 200 Pokemon from previous generations will finally be added. This includes Gigantamax forms of Venusaur and Blastoise.

Addtionally, fan favorite Pokemon such as the Marill, Chansey and other lines will also be added. Furthermore, it will come as no surprise that another Galarian form is coming – Galarian Slowpoke and its respective evolutions are just around the corner.

There will undoubtedly be other surprises that await on the Isle of Armor, too. Finally, we have a date to look forward to!


Pokemon community stunned after card collection worth millions surfaces

Published: 27/Nov/2020 21:06

by Brent Koepp


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.
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.