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Pokemon Sword and Shield The Crown Tundra details leaked ahead of time

Published: 25/Jun/2020 18:50

by Paul Cot

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The Isle of Armor DLC has released in Pokemon Sword and Shield but that inadvertently appears to have led to details being leaked about the Crown Tundra expansion ahead of time.

The second DLC isn’t due to release until the Fall of 2020 but some clever trainers have managed to extract some fascinating information. Now, before we continue there are a couple of warnings:

  • This information is absolutely not confirmed and may well change before the Crown Tundra releases
  • This leak does contain spoilers

Returning Pokemon

Let’s start with the Pokemon that will be finally returning in the Crown Tundra. In total there will be an additional 119 returning species.

Among them are a lot of Legendaries too, which is safe to say trainers will be delighted about. They include Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres (presumably in their Galarian forms), Lugia, Ho-Oh, Palkia, Dialga, Giratina, Celesteela and even Gen 7’s Ultra Beasts.

Other notable additions include the Dratini line, Bagon line, Gible line and the Gen 3 starters. Trainers are going to be spoilt for choice!

Crown Tundra Returning Pokemon
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That’s an amazing collection of Pokemon returning in the Crown Tundra DLC…

Fly locations

Elsewhere, it looks like somebody made the mistake of including the Crown Tundra fly locations in the Isle of Armor DLC. You can see various locations on the map where you can fly to but obviously they don’t exist – at least not right now.

The Crown Tundra will be situated in the south of the Galar region and will presumably be attached to it. That’s what the fly locations suggest, anyway.

Of course, if you try to fly there the game crashes. This is hardly surprising, though. Fly locations are one thing but leaving the Expansion Pass in there by mistake would be something else entirely.

Crown Tundra is more story-based

While the Isle of Armor was seemingly about capturing Pokemon, it looks the Crown Tundra will be much more story focused. Already titles for what appears to be four chapters have been found within Pokemon Sword and Shield’s expansion pass.

They are:

  • A Legendary Tree of a Legendary Three
  • The Terrible Titans… Lurking Locked Away
  • They Came from The Ultra Beyond!
  • The Sacred Bonds of Sovereign and Steed!

What these interesting titles will entail only time will reveal. One of them even hints at hunting the Ultra Beasts which we alluded to above, too.

Calyrex

Kubfu is the Legendary Pokemon that features in the Isle of Armor and it looks like Calyrex, albeit Mythical, is the Crown Tundra’s equivalent. Much like Kubfu, it looks Calyrex will be able to evolve into one of two forms.

The DLC code suggests there are two new Pokemon that will work similarly to Single Strike and Rapid Strike Urshifu. This would be fascinating if true as the only Mythical Pokemon that is capable of evolving across the National Pokedex is Meltan.

Calyrex Evolution
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Code suggests the Mythical Calyrex could have an evolution!

That’s a lot of information to digest but we’d recommend tempering that excitement – Pokemon Sword and Shield The Crown Tundra is still several months away.

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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.