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Pokemon YouTuber Leonhart goes viral after pulling rarest Charizard card

Published: 19/Apr/2020 22:39 Updated: 19/Apr/2020 23:19

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Pokemon YouTuber Lee ‘Leonhart’ Steinfeld went viral online when he caught his priceless reaction to pulling the rarest card from the Sun & Moon Unbroken Bonds expansion set on camera – all whilst trying to stay quiet in a public library.

Collecting Pokemon cards is an expensive business, as just one pack can retail for up to $10, depending on the set. That’s just for ones being sold at stores – you’re looking at $100+ a pack for older boosters that aren’t being printed anymore.

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Though, luckily for Leonhart, the Sun & Moon Unbroken Bonds expansion is still being sold, and he managed to pull the rarest card from the whole set – the Reshiram & Charizard GX hyper rare rainbow holo. His reaction was so magnificent, he ended up going viral for it.

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It’s so rare that sometimes it can sell for $400+.

Pulling the rarest Pokemon card

When you usually open up booster packs, you’re probably at home or in your car after buying them from the store, at the very least. Not this YouTuber, though – he opted for a public library, which is probably the most difficult place to celebrate getting an epic pull since you have to stay as quiet as a mouse.

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Leonhart had already tried to open 4,000 of them in the past and still had no luck finding the coveted card, but decided to tempt fate with another few just in case, because you never know, right? After having no luck with a few packs, he grabbed one which, very fittingly, had Reshiram and Charizard artwork on the cover and ripped it open…

After realizing he’d finally managed to score the prize card, his eyes widened in shock and his hands shook violently, dropping the rest of the pulls from the pack onto the table. “WE DID IT! WE DID IT!” he whispered, as quietly yet as powerful as he could, before getting up out of his seat and celebrating.

Guy pulls the rarest card he can in Pokemon pack openings, in the library and tries to keep his excitement contained from MadeMeSmile

The clip went viral on Reddit on April 17, garnering over 13,300 upvotes, and 450 comments where people were amazed at how quiet he managed to stay whilst in a public library.

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Leonhart was right to be so ecstatic at the pull, since the Reshiram & Charizard rainbow holo can go for upwards of $200+ on eBay at times, and even more if it gets a good score from the PSA or BGS grading companies.

He shipped the prize off to the latter to be graded, and they sent it back with a score of nine – not quite the 10 he craved, but still a great result regardless. The centering of the card was slightly off, which reflected in the final number.

Trading card collectors have a lot to be excited for in 2020, as Sword & Shield’s first expansion Rebel Clash releases on May 1 and adds over 190 cards – including 15 V and seven new VMAX evolutions.

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Single Booster packs are expected to retail for around $3.99 each on The Pokemon Center, and Elite Trainer Boxes for around $49.99-$59.99.

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How to get Shadow Mewtwo in Pokemon Go

Published: 14/Oct/2020 2:42 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 2:44

by Paul Cot

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Shadow Mewtwo has come to Pokemon Go for the second time and this time all trainers can get hold of it.

Team Rocket have returned to Pokemon Go, again, and this time they brought some strange eggs with them. Unsurprisingly Professor Willow has asked for your help investigating them – he always does.

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You’ll notice his image flashing in the bottom right-hand corner of your Pokemon Go app. Click it and the new “An Inter-egg-sting Development” Special Research will open up.

Complete all these tasks and it will culminate in a Shadow Mewtwo encounter. This is far from easy Special Research though, and may take a while to complete.

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An Inter-egg-sting Development – All tasks and rewards

All tasks and rewards for the An Inter-egg-sting Development Special Research are as follows:

Stage 1/6

  • Spin 5 PokeStops – 500 Stardust
  • Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts – 500 Stardust
  • Catch 1 Shadow Pokemon – Meowth encounter
  • Rewards: 500 Stardust, 10 Pokeballs, 10 Razz Berries

Stage 2/6

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  • Catch 5 Shadow Pokemon – 750 XP
  • Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws in a row – 750 XP
  • Purify 5 Shadow Pokemon – 750 XP
  • Rewards: 1,500 Stardust, 10 Great Balls, Larvitar encounter

Stage 3/6

  • Defeat a Team GO Rocket 3 times – 1,000 XP
  • Hatch 3 Eggs – 1,000 XP
  • Earn 5 Candies walking with your Buddy – 1,000 XP
  • Rewards: 1,500 Stardust, 3 Golden Razz Berries, Toxicroak encounter

Stage 4/6

  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo – 1,250 XP
  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff – 1,250 XP
  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra – 1,250 XP
  • Rewards: 5 Hyper Potions, Super Rocket Radar, 3 Revives

Stage 5/6

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  • Find the Team GO Rocket Boss – 2,500 Stardust
  • Battle the Team GO Rocket Boss – 1,500 XP
  • Defeat the Team GO Rocket Boss – 3 Silver Pinap Berries (Rescue Shadow Mewtwo)
  • Rewards: 3,000 Stardust, 1 Fast TM, 1 Charged TM

Stage 6/6

  • Claim Reward – 2,000 XP (x3)
  • Rewards: 3 Revives, 20 Great Balls, 1 Elite Charged TM

To purify or keep as a Shadow Pokemon?

As Shadow Mewtwo is a standard Shadow encounter it won’t have IV floors of 10. You can increase each of its stats by +2 by purifying but this is a decision you should take with extreme caution.

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We discuss whether you should Shadow Mewtwo and why to help you make that decision – after all, there is no reversing it. In short, there won’t be many opportunities to capture Shadow Mewtwo, if anymore at all, so it may be your only chance at keeping it.

In addition to this Shadow Mewtwo is an incredible attacking Pokemon whereas it purified form while powerful, isn’t as noteworthy when it comes to the Pokemon Go meta.

There is also an Elite Charged TM to claim in the final stage of An Inter-egg-sting Development. These Elite TMs are super rare so use it wisely!

This particular Special Research is certainly time consuming but with Shadow Mewtwo awaiting at the end, and that Elite TM, it’s definitely worth completing.