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Pokemon Sword Shield: Zarude and Mythical friend finally confirmed

Published: 14/Jul/2020 3:33 Updated: 14/Jul/2020 13:18

by Paul Cot


We’ve been waiting for Zarude’s arrival in Pokemon Sword and Shield since February and now, finally, we have a date set for the new Mythical Pokemon.

Before the global health crisis, Zarude was set to hit the popular Nintendo Switch game on July 10. This was to coincide with the new Pokemon the Movie: Coco.

Trainers that bought a ticket for the much anticipated movie would be given a code which could be redeemed to give you Zarude in Pokemon Sword and Shield. The movie was delayed though, and that meant Zarude was too.

Pocket Monsters the Movie: Coco is still delayed and is expected to be released some time in late 2020. However, that doesn’t mean Zarude isn’t coming sooner.

According to Serebii trainers will be able to get their Zarude code on August 7. This will be part of the Pokemon Movie: Coco pre-booking distribution whereby, presumably, trainers that pre-book their ticket will be given a code for the dual dark and grass-type Mythical ‘mon.


That’s not all though, Zarude is bringing an iconic Mythical friend with him. Celebi has yet to be made available in Pokemon Sword and Shield (other than via Pokemon HOME) but now trainers will be given a chance to get one.

Celebi Pokemon Sword Shield
Celebi is coming alongside Zarude to Pokemon Sword and Shield!

Like Zarude, Celebi will be added to the Galar region via redeeming a code. This will also be given to those who book their ticket to see the Pokemon Coco movie.

Currently this has only been confirmed for Japanese fans but hopefully it will come to the West and the rest of the world sooner than later. It remains to be seen whether the Rogue Pokemon will be added to Sword and Shield via any other method at a later date.

Trainers will welcome the Pokemon Company’s decision to release Zarude before the film premieres, otherwise Zarude would mark one of the longer waits for a confirmed Pokemon in recent history. The addition of Celebi only sweetens the deal.


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.