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Pokemon Sword & Shield streamer stunned after getting insane shiny luck

Published: 24/Nov/2019 19:08 Updated: 24/Nov/2019 19:16

by Eli Becht

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A Pokemon Sword & Shield streamer had the most incredible luck while shiny hunting as he was able to finally get his prize – and then another one right after.

Once players earn all of the gym badges and see everything a Pokemon game has to offer, many of them turn their sights towards filling out the Pokedex.

While this Dex is smaller than some of the games in the past due to the removal of the National Pokedex, there are still plenty of Pokemon out there players will have to catch, and that doesn’t even include the shiny ones.

NintendoSword and Shield have plenty of shiny Pokemon to catch.

Shiny Pokemon are among the rarest in the game, and all they are is a minor cosmetic change. Streamers have already dedicated hundreds of hours to shiny hunting, and even offered massive rewards to their communities if they weren’t able to catch one.

Twitch streamer TheNo1Alex spent 80 hours and after 4051 attempts through encounters and egg hatches, he was finally able to secure his prize of a shiny Impadimp.

While that itself was an amazing accomplishment, there was no way he could have seen what happened next. Just as he finally began to calm down after getting his first Impadimp, he took another step where another egg began to hatch.

Alex was completely blown away when he saw yet another shiny Impadimp came out of the egg, making it two in a row in just a matter of seconds. The odds of this happening are slim to none, so it’s absolutely incredible he was able to pull this off.

It’s hard to imagine he’ll have any luck left if he continues this hunt, so it’s possible we’ll be looking at another 40-hour adventure as he continues to look.

Luckily, catching a shiny isn’t vital to filling out your Pokedex, but it is an excellent way to continue your adventure long after the main story may have wrapped up.

One thing that will help Alex sleep better at night is his long quest didn’t cost him money as it did for fellow streamer Disguised Toast.

We’ll just have to wait and see what his next shiny Pokemon hunt will consist of – maybe he’ll get just as lucky.

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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.