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Pokemon Sword Shield: When did news from previous Pokemon games get revealed?

Published: 2/May/2019 16:28 Updated: 3/May/2019 10:25

by Paul Cot


Potential leaks aside, Pokemon Sword and Shield news has been non-existent since the Nintendo Switch game was revealed on February 27.

Previous Pokemon games

The question at the forefront of Pokemon trainers’ minds is when can we expect the next set of Pokemon Sword and Shield news. One way that we can attempt to predict the next reveal is by looking at the news schedule of previous Pokemon games.

The Pokemon series, and games in general, tend to follow the pattern of an initial reveal, followed by a lull and then any number of subsequent reveals. These can range from new details, interviews with developers, trailers, and gameplay itself.

Here’s how previous Pokemon games compare. We could go beyond Pokemon X and Y but given the time between those games and now, it perhaps isn’t the most relevant.

Let’s Go Pikachu Eevee

The reveal for Pokemon Let’s Go came later than most Pokemon games. Its initial announcement took place on May 29, 2018, which also included a trailer and its release date.

The quasi-yellow version remake marked the series first return to the Kanto region since Pokemon Fire Red and Leaf Green. It was made to be basic in an attempt to encourage new Pokemon players to try it for the first time.

PokemonTo date, Pokemon Let’s Go has provided the best graphics we have seen in the series.

Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon were also revealed relatively late. It was done in a Pokemon Direct on June 6, 2017.

Some fans initially believed this would be the debut Pokemon game on the Nintendo Switch but this proved to be nothing more than an error on the website.

Sun and Moon

Conversely, Pokemon Sun and Moon was revealed early in the year, February 26, 2016 to be precise.

Pokemon trainers had to wait a while for further information. A gameplay trailer along with box art was revealed on May 10 that year.

Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

The enhanced remakes of Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire were revealed, along with an announcement trailer, on May 7, 2014.

If it had released this year, we still wouldn’t have even had a title announcement!

X and Y

Pokemon X and Y followed a similar pattern to Sun and Moon whereby the game was revealed in February with further details surfacing in May of the same year.

It appears Pokemon Sword and Shield will be following this same pattern. X and Y marked the first time a Pokemon game had used true 3D graphics. Pokemon trainers will be hoping for other firsts with the introduction of the 2019 Pokemon game.

PokemonNews is imminent for the much-anticipated 2019 Pokemon game.

Sword and Shield news schedule leak

Elsewhere, an apparent Pokemon Sword and Shield news schedule has leaked. Much like a couple of the older games, the leak suggests we should expect more news imminently, more specifically May 10.

While not confirmed, this is expected to be another form of trailer. Interestingly, this coincides with the release of the new Pokemon Movie: Detective Pikachu.

Pokemon fans are also awaiting news on whether Sword and Shield will add any new Eevee evolutions and whether there is more than the just the Galar region.

Additionally, how the game will run on the Nintendo Switch in comparison to Let’s Go is still relatively unknown. Some fans are still hoping Sword and Shield will adopt a somewhat open world approach.

Time will tell but it could be just around the corner.


YouTuber buys dream car worth $200k by selling Pokemon cards

Published: 5/Dec/2020 1:07

by Brent Koepp


A YouTuber revealed that he was able to afford and buy his dream car worth up to $200k just by buying, selling, and covering Pokemon cards – yes, you read that right!

Although the Pokemon TCG made its debut decades ago in 1997, the Nintendo collectibles have seen an absolute explosion in popularity in 2020. Items once traded by children on school playgrounds for practically nothing can now sell for as much as a house.

Dedicated fans that have been covering the hobby for years such as Australian YouTuber Michael ‘UnlistedLeaf’ Anderson have had their passion rewarded with the Trading Card Game’s recent attention. So much so that the content creator was able to buy a luxury car.

Pokemon YouTuber UnlistedLeaf shows off his dream Audi R8 car.
YouTube: UnlistedLeaf
The Nintendo fan was able to buy his dream car collecting and selling Pokemon cards.

YouTuber buys dream car thanks to Pokemon cards

While many popular entertainers have been swept up by the Pokemon card craze that has hit in 2020, YouTubers like Unlisted Leaf have been making videos about the hobby since 2013. On December 4, the content creator revealed that he was able to buy his dream car – a Audi R8 V10 Plus – due his love of the Nintendo RPG.

“It is insane to me that years down the line I am able to get one,” he said. “The craziest part about this whole situation is that I really bought this car with, like, Pokemon cards. If we really boil it down.” The entertainer, who also goes by ‘Ando’, then clarified that he didn’t get any money from his parents or a side job – it was purely from covering the Pokemon collectibles.

“It is 110% all with Pokemon cards. That’s the truth. I literally have been making videos around Pokemon cards for about eight years now. I’ve been collecting Pokemon cards for eight years and like selling a few. Then like I buy a lot. Then I sell a couple more,” the Nintendo fan explained.

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UnlistedLeaf revealed that Pokemon cards’ recent explosion in value and popularity also played a hand in being able to afford the luxury vehicle. “Especially with the crazy Pokemon card boom recently, I was able to purchase this car.” he revealed, before he thanked his fans for sticking with him as he covered the Nintendo hobby for eight years.

There is no telling if the craze surrounding the TCG will die down anytime soon. With the Japanese franchise gearing up to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2021, the sky is the limit. Passionate fans who have dedicated their lives to Trading Card Game are finally starting to reap the rewards.