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What happened to the Pokemon Sword and Shield post-game?

Published: 15/Nov/2019 22:07

by Paul Cot

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On the same day it released, some trainers have already completed the new Pokemon game but this has led to questions about the Pokemon Sword and Shield post-game.

With so much hype about the Galar region and claims from developers that this would be the Pokemon game everyone wanted, fans had high expectations for what would happen once you finish the initial story.

No Kalos

This, combined with rumors that the Kalos region would the Pokemon Sword and Shield post-game meant Game Freak were fighting a battle that they perhaps couldn’t win. It was made worse when the Kalos region appeared to be teased by Junichu Masuda, also.

Without providing a spoiler it is a mini-story based on the Galar region’s legends where Hop plays a prominent role. For those who don’t want to see the post-game ahead of playing it, a full walkthrough can be watched below.

It will be interesting to see what trainers think of the post-game as more complete Pokemon Sword and Shield.

In addition to the missing Kanto starters, legends from various generations were also found. This suggested these currently excluded species could be part of the post-game story where there would be opportunities to ‘catch ’em all’.

Pokemon CompanyWill Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres make an appearance in Pokemon Sword and Shield down the line?

Now we know what the post-game does entail though, the extra 35 will remain a mystery for the time being.

Mini-campaign

The good news is there is a Pokemon Sword and Shield post-game — the bad news, it’s quite short and basic.

Without providing a spoiler it is a mini-story based on the Galar region’s legends where Hop plays a prominent role. For those who don’t want to see the post-game ahead of playing it, a full walkthrough can be watched below.

It will be interesting to see what trainers think of the post-game as more complete Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Unless there is one of the biggest Pokemon DLCs in history looming, then a revisit to the scene of Pokemon X and Y will remain a fantasy. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem likely.

Pokedex post-game

Elsewhere, a datamine revealed that the Galar region Pokedex would contain 400 entries. However, the same datamine also revealed the inclusion of an extra 35 Pokemon within the game’s code.

These were notable Pokemon too, with the likes of Bulbasaur and Squirtle among them. This made sense given the inevitably negative reaction to excluding to such iconic Pokemon.

In addition to the missing Kanto starters, legends from various generations were also found. This suggested these currently excluded species could be part of the post-game story where there would be opportunities to ‘catch ’em all’.

Pokemon CompanyWill Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres make an appearance in Pokemon Sword and Shield down the line?

Now we know what the post-game does entail though, the extra 35 will remain a mystery for the time being.

Mini-campaign

The good news is there is a Pokemon Sword and Shield post-game — the bad news, it’s quite short and basic.

Without providing a spoiler it is a mini-story based on the Galar region’s legends where Hop plays a prominent role. For those who don’t want to see the post-game ahead of playing it, a full walkthrough can be watched below.

It will be interesting to see what trainers think of the post-game as more complete Pokemon Sword and Shield.

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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.