Secret trick to evolve Yamask in Pokemon Sword and Shield revealed - Dexerto

Secret trick to evolve Yamask in Pokemon Sword and Shield revealed

Published: 15/Nov/2019 12:33 Updated: 15/Nov/2019 13:26

by David Purcell


Pokemon Sword and Shield has introduced a brand new Galarian form for Yamask, along with a new evolution Runerigus, but there’s a very specific method you’re going to need to carry out in order to evolve it. 

Game Freak released their latest installment of the video game franchise on November 15 and it hasn’t taken trainers long to realize that some species don’t evolve in the way we’re used to seeing.

Many Pokemon in the past have relied on grinding through the levels, reaching a certain stage and turning into something much more powerful, while others have require special items – such as the application of a Fire Stone, for example.

How to get Runerigus in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Nintendo / PokemonGalarian Yamask can evolve into Runerigus, if you know the secret trick.

However, if you’re looking to evolve your Galarian Yamask into a Runerigus, you need to know that it doesn’t evolve like any other entrant in the Galar Pokedex.

Yamask is a ground and ghost type, found at Route 6 in Sword and Shield, but would usually evolve into a Cofagrigus at level 34. In the Galar Region, though, it’s going to work a little differently.

In what is possibly the most mysterious method of evolving a Pokemon to-date, you’re going to have to see your Yamask reduced to 51 HP or less. It’s a really important thing to note as well as 49 damage must have been inflicted to it before making the next step.

The Pokemon CompanyGalarian Yamask won’t evolve into Cofagrigus in Sword and Shield.

The evolution process can happen at any level you want as well. There is no cap on it whatsoever.

From there, you will need to whip out your map and look for Hammerlocke Hills in the Wild Area. You’re going to need to visit a spot near there, which is basically a huge rock formation – a structure that looks very similar to Stonehenge in England.

Nintendo / PokemonThe rock formation just below Hammerlocke Hills is where you need to visit.

With those steps completed, simply walk – or use your bike – to travel towards it. Once you arrive, all you need to do is go underneath it and you will be alerted about the Pokemon starting to evolve.

Yamask isn’t the only Pokemon to have been given a strange route to evolution in the new games, though, as there’s a different method for evolving Farfetch’d into Sirfetch’d in Pokemon Sword as well.

If we find out about any other tricks or methods for evolving characters in these games, we’ll be the first to let you know.


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.