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Pokemon Sword and Shield post-game leaked and it’s not what fans expected

Published: 5/Nov/2019 21:33 Updated: 5/Nov/2019 22:11

by Paul Cot

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The recent batch of Pokemon Sword and Shield leaks has focused on the Pokemon themselves but now details of what the post-game could entail have been revealed.

As usual, if you don’t want to know the Pokemon Sword and Shield lore before you get the chance to play it, then we suggest browsing our other Pokemon news. These particular leaks are very specific and will reveal part of the Galar region’s story.

Galar region post-game

The post-game is described as a mini-campaign which will last a couple of hours. It will explain the origins of the Dynamax phenomenon.

The leak shares the following:

  • The Galar Royalty is upset that you prove the real legendary hero was Zacian and Zamazenta not their ancestors
  • They steal Dynamax Stars and make the Dynamax Pokemon you fight at every gym
  • Then they corrupt Zacian and you beat him
  • Then you catch Zamazenta and Hop calms and catches Zacian

Of course there could be more to this, but as it stands no further details have been revealed.

Is the dream of Kalos in Pokemon Sword and Shield over?

What about the Kalos region?

There have been plenty of rumors in the build up, with some them of suggesting a return to the Kalos region. However, according to this particular leak, the setting of Pokemon X and Y won’t be part of the game.

This may come as a surprise to some given the nature of the initial Kalos rumors. A lot of details aligned to make a Kalos post-game sound very plausible and it even looked like Game Freak Director, Junichi Masuda, was teasing Kalos himself.

This doesn’t mean to say Kalos is out the question but it has certainly made it less likely.

It’s important to note that this leak, nor any of the others, has been confirmed. We can find out for ourselves on November 15 when Pokemon Sword and Shield is released worldwide.

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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.