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Encounters with Pokemon Go Team Rocket bosses teased

Published: 25/Oct/2019 11:25 Updated: 29/Oct/2019 14:04

by Paul Cot


In what has been one of the longest build ups to any Pokemon Go event in recent history, Team Rocket bosses have been teased ahead of their inevitable addition to the game.

Team Rocket were introduced to Pokemon Go in July 2019 and it wasn’t long after, that their boss, Giovanni, was also being teased. A few months have passed since then however, and other than the introduction of a few more Shadow Pokemon, Team Rocket have remained fairly consistent in the game, continuing to overtake PokeStops sporadically.

Professor Willow reports

It looks like that is all about to change though, as Professor Willow has reported encounters with two of the three Team Rocket bosses previously teased. In reports that are coming two days apart, Team Leaders Blanche and Spark have encounter Cliff and Sierra, respectively.

This almost certainly seems to be the inevitable backstory before all three Team GO bosses are officially unveiled. Presumably an encounter with the remaining boss Arlo will come on October 30.

Pokemon GoProfessor Willow reveals a lot of information about upcoming Pokemon Go features…

His first report focused on a glass screen which radiated a purple color. “I’ve been working on something in my lab with the help of the team leaders, and I think we might be able to use these components to track down where Team GO Rocket is hiding,” the first part of the report says.

The second report is based on a prototype that combines all the mysterious components together which has been dubbed a “Rocket Radar”. Does the Professor allude to what’s upcoming when he says: “I know we can uncover where the Team GO Rocket higher-ups are hiding.”

Blanche the first leader to encounter a Team GO Rocket boss who became visibly upset. “A muscular man with a distinct Poké Ball beard design, approached us. Cliff, just as he appeared in the corrupted files on my computer. His first words were a warning that we were “encroaching on Team GO Rocket territory.” His demeanor was just as stern and intimidating as his photo.” Interestingly he was reluctant to battle either Blance or Professor Willow.

The October 28 update reported an encounter between Spark and Sierra. The Team Instinct leader was out trying to save eggs when Sierra appeared and mocked his rescue efforts. “Spark told me that Sierra’s presence seemed different from the Grunts he’d encountered. He wasn’t intimidated by Team GO Rocket Grunts, but he felt small in Sierra’s presence. The way she spoke and moved gave off a sense that she had years of experience and training that outmatched his own,” Professor Willow reported.

It makes sense for this Rocket Radar to finally be the tool needed to locate these Team Rocket higher ups. It has also been suggested that that the forthcoming Team Rocket update could come with a custom arena for battles and new combat music.

Looming in the Shadows finally coming?

This coincides with the Looming in the Shadows special research quest leak from October 5. Tellingly, leaked research tasks from this presumably upcoming quest, include “Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader” and “Find the Team GO Rocket Boss”.

Once Niantic get the ball rolling on a new update, as indicated with the two reports Professor Willow has shared, the changes are thrust upon us pretty quickly. We could see the latest progression in the Team Rocket saga as soon as the weekend — what exactly that will entail remains to be seen, however.

Page last updated 09:04 EDT, October 29, 2019


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.