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Reshiram is in Pokemon Go – Raid guide, counters, analysis

Published: 26/May/2020 20:59

by Paul Cot

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After a pause in the action, a new Legendary Pokemon has arrived in Pokemon Go, and it’s none other than the super-powerful Reshiram.

It has been over two months since a new legend was released in Pokemon Go. That was Landorus back in March, so Trainers have been eagerly awaiting what was next.

All of the ‘Tao trio’ have been confirmed, but it is the Vast White Pokemon that’s available now. It will be so until June 16, 1pm PDT.

There are also three special Raid Hour events at which time you’ll be able to find Reshiram in five-star Raids more frequently.

  • Wednesday, May 27, 6pm to 7pm local time
  • Wednesday, June 3, 6pm to 7pm local time
  • Wednesday, June 10, 6pm to 7pm local time
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Reshiram is available in Pokemon Go before Zekrom and Kyurem.

Stats

Unlike some other recently added legends, Reshiram is one should you take notice of. Interestingly, its stats mirror Dialga’s, and we all know how powerful that Gen 4 beast is.

Reshiram’s are as follows:

  • Attack 275 – 17 of 688
  • Defence 211 – 50 of 688
  • Stamina 205 – 132 of 688

Its powerful attacking stat means it will be effective in Raid Battles itself. With double resistance to Fire and Grass (and obviously super effective attacks against the latter), these are the two types it should be used against. It is also effective against Dragon-types, but hopefully the Pokemon you come up against isn’t utilizing Dragon attacks itself.

While it may have the same stats as Dialga, it may not quite match it when it comes to GO Battle League. The Temporal Pokemon has a much more favorable typing and slightly better moves.

Both utilize Dragon Breath which provides very good damage and decent energy generation. Reshiram has Crunch as a Charge Move which only requires 45 energy (5 less than Dialga’s Iron Head), but it doesn’t benefit from STAB.

Both also have one of the best Charge Moves in all of Pokemon Go in Draco Meteor, too. Reshiram will be a popular choice in the Master League meta.

Dialga Rayquaza Reshiram Counter
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Dialga and Rayquaza are supreme Reshiram Raid Battle counters…

Counters

Speaking of Dialga and its Dragon-type moves, this is exactly the monster you want as a counter to Reshiram. Rayquaza also falls in the same boat and actually has superior stats for Raid Battles.

However, the Dragon-type moves it has at its disposal aren’t quite as good. Nonetheless, Dialga and Rayquaza are the best two counters.

Another third of the Creation Trio is a great option too – Palkia. The Spatial Pokemon has natural resistance to Fire, so if Reshiram is using Fire Fang and Overheat, it is the species of choice.

Elsewhere, Rampardos is a fantastic choice with its shockingly incredible attack stat and Rock-type moves. Finally, the usual Dragon-types of Dragonite, Garchomp and Salamence will also work well.


As this is Reshiram’s first appearance in Pokemon Go there has been no mention of its shiny form. This will likely be included when it returns for a second time – typically in a few months from now.

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Pokemon Red & Yellow sell at auction for record-breaking $162,000

Published: 21/Nov/2020 0:45

by Brent Koepp

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Two sealed copies of Pokemon Red & Yellow sold at auction on November 20 for mind-blowing amounts of money. The 90s Game Boy RPGs broke records and brought in over $160k combined.

Pokemon made its North American debut in 1998, and quickly became a cultural phenomena. The series is just months away from its 25th anniversary, and has never been more popular. In 2019, reports listed the Nintendo property as the highest-grossing media franchise of all time, in fact.

In 2020, the 1999 Trading Card Game has had a major revival in popularity, with items selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars. However, now it looks like it’s not just the TCG that is seeing an explosion in value, as two Game Boy RPGs sold for as much as a house during a November 20 auction.

Screenshot of Pokemon Red & Yellow's Game Boy boxes.
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The two 90s RPGs sold at auction for $162k.

Pokemon Red & Yellow sell for insane amount of money

For many children of the 90s, their introduction to Pokemon was through the Game Boy titles, Red & Blue. The Game Freak RPGs hooked players with their addictive “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” mechanics. Decades later, adults are spending absurds amount of cash to rekindle their nostalgia.

On November 20, a 1998 sealed copy of Red sold for a whopping $84k, and a 1999 Yellow $78k. Both items were sold off at Heritage Auctions where bidders spent an absurd amount on the rare collectibles. In total, the two classic releases brought in $162k – a new record for both games.

It should be pointed out that both copies were sealed and had a 9.8 rating in condition by professional grading company Wata. Finding these 21-year-old collectibles in such pristine quality is nearly impossible in 2020.

Pokemon has had a massive year so far in terms of collectibles. A sealed 1st Edition booster box from the 1999 Trading Card Game sold at the same auction company a day earlier for over $360,000.

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The 1999 Pokemon trading cards sold at Heritage Auction for $360k.

As Pokemon inches closer to its 25th anniversary in 2021, the Nintendo franchise has never been hotter. Kids around the world that fell in love with the Nintendo RPGs are now grown up and wanting to recapture their childhood.

With the game set to have a major presence at the Tokyo Summer Olympics next year as well, the sky is the limit as to how much items from the series are going to continue to rise in value – but it doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon.