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RUMOR: Pokemon Sword and Shield to have two or more regions?

Published: 5/Mar/2019 14:12 Updated: 5/Mar/2019 14:42

by Paul Cot

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There has already been plenty of speculation of what else Pokemon Sword and Shield will entail. The latest rumor, or suggestion, is that the Galar region will be accompanied by the Kalos region.

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Few details were released about the upcoming Pokemon Sword and Shield games. Of course we now know the titles, and already knew the game was coming in late 2019 on the Nintendo Switch.

Three new starter Pokemon were also announced: Grookey, Scorbunny and Sobble. We also got two minutes of footage (some gameplay) which highlighted the new Galar region.

Due to the sparse details that were included, rumors are circulating as to what else Pokemon Sword and Shield will feature. One leak, which was proven correct on other details, has stated a concept called armored evolution is coming.

Another rumor, which unlike the above is based on speculation, is that there will be more than one region. More specifically, it is suggested the Kalos region will also be playable. Here’s the logic.

NintendoNorthern area of the Galar region in Pokemon Sword Shield…

Galar and Kalos region

The Galar region, which is almost certainly based on Britain, is the setting of Pokemon’s eighth region. After all, this is generation 8 of the Pokemon series.

There are a few reasons why Galar may not be the only region in Pokemon Sword and Shield, however.

Kalos and Galar at war

The first theory as to why Kalos will feature, is the story-line of where it was first playable, in Pokemon X and Y. Released in 2013, Pokemon X and Y is based in France, and within the confines of the story is at war with an unknown region.

Furthermore, there is also a train station in Couriway Town (Kalos) which is unavailable to use. During this unnamed point in history, France and Britain could have easily been at war.

Perhaps the train stations in both regions lead to one another!

Pokemon X and Y unfinished

As Qaboi states on Reddit, “Pokemon X and Y was slightly unfinished. They are the only main games in the series to never get a remake/sequel. There are few areas in the game that are inaccessible and there are some items that haven’t seen any use.

Pokemon Sword and Shield’s development would have started around this time, also.

Melmetal significance

According to Melmetal’s Pokedex entry, it was last seen 3,000 years ago. Coincidentally, or perhaps not so much, the Kalos war also occurred 3,000 years ago.

Similar caves in Sword Shield and X Y

Elsewhere, Jaysheth1080p highlights the similarity in the caves between Pokemon Sword and Shield, and Pokemon X and Y. The obvious conclusion to draw from this is that they are, in some shape or form, connected.

Kalos cave (left) compared to Galar cave (right)

Teasing the maps

In the lead up to the Pokemon Sword and Shield reveal, every Pokemon region to date was teased.

This led some Pokemon fans to believe this was a tease that all regions would be included. Admittedly, this could be some way off but even as unlikely as it is, even from a hardware perspective, this could still turn out to be true.

Nevertheless, teasing previous maps was key in the build up to Pokemon Day.

This, combined with the clues listed above, suggests it is perhaps likely there will be more than just the Galar region in 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.