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Pokemon Sword and Shield: Is the Galar region set in Britain?

Published: 27/Feb/2019 16:34 Updated: 27/Feb/2019 18:07

by Paul Cot


The core details of the upcoming Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield have been released. These include the aforementioned titles, a broad release date and the starter Pokemon.

Galar region

Slightly flying under the radar was the announcement of the Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield region. The name is the Galar region.

The Pokemon Twitter account describes the Galar region as expansive, filled with idyllic countryside and contemporary cities. There are also vast plains and snow covered mountains.

The Galar region in Pokemon Sword and Shield…

Set in Britain?

Perhaps the strongest rumors from before Pokemon Direct was the setting of Britain. Internet murmurings suggested the new Pokemon game will have a royalty based king and queen theme. The Sword and Shield names suggests there is at least a little bit of truth to this.

Moreover, the setting from the teaser further suggests this. The array of open spaced countryside, woods and the structure of buildings resembles Britain.

Furthermore, the inclusion of castles, adds further evidence to this as they are primarily found in Europe, namely Britain.

Various locations in the Galar region…

What else does Galar show?

Given the traditional structure of Pokemon games, the map suggests players will move south to north as the game progresses. The south of Galar shows a small English looking village, not overly dissimilar from Kanto’s Pallet Town. It would make sense for this to be the starting location.

Additionally, the locations, and perhaps their increasing magnitude, also suggest a south to north progression is likely. The map also shows various countryside, hills, lakes, a city, snow mountains, an interesting building structure surrounded by walls and finally a large arena like buildings which may host the end game.

No doubt more rumors and details will be announced about the Galar region and Pokemon Sword and Shield in the coming months, stay tuned.


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.