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Pokemon Sword & Shield Nursery Guide: location, breeding, and egg moves

Published: 18/Nov/2019 18:49 Updated: 19/Nov/2019 3:03

by Eli Becht

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Pokemon Sword and Shield have replaced the Day Care from previous games with a new Nursery, and while it is similar, there are some differences that players should know about.

In past games, the Day Care was a spot where players could leave their Pokemon behind with someone to watch over as they continued to progress through the main story. As a bonus, any Pokemon you left behind would continue to level up, and you’d be able to come back at a later time to collect them.

However, in Sword and Shield, Pokemon left at the Nursery will not gain any XP, so players won’t be able to count on that anymore.

One thing that does remain the same is the ability to breed your favorite Pokemon. This is especially helpful when you might be looking for the normal version of a particular Pokemon, but only have your hands on the Galarian version.

Of course, none of this matters if you don’t know where the Nursery is located.

Nursery locations

Pokemon Sword and Shield How to BreedMake your way to the Nursery.

The Galar region features two different Nursery locations, so you’ll be able to spread your Pokemon across the two if you like. One Nursery can be found on Route 5 while the other is in the Bridge Field of the Wild Area.

Once you find one, it operates in the same way as Day Cares have in the past. All you have to do is go up to the desk person, leave a Pokemon or two behind, and then come back later on to check on their breeding progress.

How to breed Pokemon

NintendoBreeding Pokemon can potentially yield Egg Moves.

The act of breeding Pokemon is pretty easy – all you’ll have to do is leave a male and female behind at the Nursery and eventually, the magic will happen.

By far the easiest way to breed would be to leave two of the same species behind but you can also leave behind a Pokemon with a Ditto and breed that way. Ditto can breed with any Pokemon so it’s a handy Pokemon to have.

When Pokemon do breed, you’ll be given an egg which will then hatch by walking a certain distance. Once hatched, any Pokemon that comes out will be level 1, meaning it’s a blank slate in terms of moves.

There’s a chance that a hatched Pokemon will learn Egg Moves that can’t be taught through the use of TMs or by leveling, giving players a good incentive to hatch eggs. Egg Moves can be transferred to other Pokemon, as long as you have an open slot for a move and the Pokemon are the same species.

This is pretty much all there is to know about breeding Pokemon at the Nursery, so you can start filling out your collection today!

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Complete First-Edition PSA10 Pokemon card set could sell for over $700K

Published: 16/Jan/2021 0:19

by Michael Gwilliam

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An incredible, complete set of 1999 first-edition Pokemon cards is available for auction – and it’s looking like it could sell for more than half a million dollars when it’s all said and done.

The complete set is made up entirely of PSA 10s, the best possible grade one can give to a card, meaning these are in tip-top condition.

According to Goldin Auctions, who is hosting the bid, the collection includes four extremely sought-after Charizard cards. For many, Charizard is considered the holy grail of Pokemon cards.

So far, five people have put in the funds necessary to bid on the collection in two weeks. If you want to join in, you’re going to need some deep pockets – the minimum bid starts at $125,000.

Screenshot of Charizard Pokemon Trading Card Game 1999.
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Charizard is one of the rarest Pokemon cards.

The fact that there are four Charizards alone in the collection is nothing to scoff at, and could very well be the cherry on top of the pristine PSA 10 collection.

Just back in October of 2020, rapper Logic purchased the 1st Edition card for just over $226,000. But that was then, and this is now.

Goldin Auctions states they “just sold an SGC Gold Label Pristine 10 ‘1 of 1’ example of the Charizard for nearly $400,000 in their December Holiday Auction.”

Pokemon booster box
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Booster boxes can sell for hundreds of thousands.

While the card alone can sell for a ridiculous amount, booster box prices have also seen their value rise.

As the TGC community has continued to grow, plenty of YouTubers and Twitch stars have started spending a lot of money on booster boxes from the 90s. The end result is that costs have skyrocketed.

Earlier in December, a booster box from Heritage Auctions sold for a whopping $408,000.

Given the insanity of the current lot and just how many perfect condition cards are included, we could be seeing a brand new Pokemon record once the bidding wraps up. The only question is: Will it ever reach the million-dollar mark? We’ll have to see what 2021 has in store.