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The 3 most useless Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon Go

Published: 14/May/2020 19:01 Updated: 14/May/2020 19:15

by Paul Cot

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Legendary Pokemon are species that are not only more powerful, but rarer too. Some don’t live up to their legendary title when it comes to battling in Pokemon Go, though. Here are three Legendary Pokemon you needn’t worry about.

With nearly five generations of Legendary species already in the mobile game, there are plenty to catch. Some like Altered Forme Giratina are absolute must haves when it comes to the Pokemon Go meta.

The likes of Dialga and Mewtwo are also highly sought after. Then there are the ‘middle range’ of legends such as the Kanto birds and Johto beasts.

However, there are some which provide little to no use at all. You may want to get them to complete your Pokedex but beyond that they won’t help you.

Terrakion Pokemon Go Weak
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Terrakion may look strong but unfortunately it isn’t…

3. Terrakion

There is a discussion to be had as to whether Terrakion or Virizion is the weakest of the Swords of Justice. It’s a close call, but given the Cavern Pokemon has next to no use in PvP, we think it’s pips the Grassland Pokemon for little use.

Some would argue Virizon’s plethora of weaknesses should give it the edge, but if used correctly it does have a bit of effectiveness in GO Battle League. This in large part is thanks to its good defensive stats.

Terrakion on the other hand, has terrible defense. This complimented with a distinct lack of good Fast Move options makes it an easy win for most species in PvP.

While it does offer some utility in Raid Battles against Pokemon with a rock-type weakness, it doesn’t offer anything Rampardos doesn’t. The Head Butt Pokemon has shockingly incredible attacking stats and has the same moves available that Terrakion does.

Azelf Legendary Weak
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Azelf might have fantastic attacking stats but its defense makes it practically unusable…

2. Azelf

Azelf is similar to Terrakion in that its defense just doesn’t match up to its attack. This holds even truer for the Willpower Pokemon.

It does have decent moves in Confusion and Future Sight but its other options such as Swift are pretty poor. However, this applies to the PvP aspect of Pokemon Go.

PvE is a different story as Azelf is one of the better options in the psychic category. We wouldn’t use it against anything other than fighting-types, though.

Its fellow Lake Guardians are more rounded options due to their superior defense. The stats given to Azelf aren’t a bad decision though, because if it did match the defense of Uxie, or even Mespirit, it would no doubt be overpowered. It’s amazing how important defense is in Pokemon Go.

Deoxys Defense Weak
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Incredible attack, terrible defense – say no more for Deoxys Normal and Attack Forme.

1. Deoxys Normal and Attack Forme

Deoxys Normal Form and Attack Form have respectively the second and first best attack in all of Pokemon Go. That doesn’t stop them from being utterly useless in the game, though.

For a Legendary Pokemon its Normal Form has insanely bad defense at 115. This is only surpassed by its Attack Form which has a defense stat of 46 – yes you read that right, 46.

It goes without saying that it is completely unusable in GO Battle League, but some of you may think it could do some damage in Raid Battles. You’d be right, it can, but for the shortest amount of time.

Don’t use, but hold as Niantic might give it a buff in the future. And yes, we know Deoxys is a Mythical Pokemon but its ineffectiveness had to be highlighted!

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Pokemon troll goes viral after baiting fans with most expensive card

Published: 26/Nov/2020 23:38

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber SomeThingElseYT went viral online after trolling Pokemon fans. The animator jokingly claimed to have discovered the world’s most expensive Trading Card Game collectible, Pikachu Illustrator, in his garage.

The Pokemon TCG was a major part of many 90s kids’ childhoods. No one could have ever guessed that cards once stuffed in cheap binders could one day sell for as much as a sports car. In 2020 though, the pieces of cardboard have now exploded in value.

At the very top of the list of the most expensive is the incredibly rare Pikachu Illustrator which fetched over $233k at auction in July. On November 24, a YouTuber went viral after joking that he found the collectible in his garage. Only, some thought it was actually real.

Screenshot of rare Pokemon Trading Card Game item Pikachu Illustrator.
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The incredibly rare card worth $233k was used to troll fans in a viral tweet.

Pokemon card joke goes viral on Twitter

In 1998, popular Japanese magazine CoroCoro held an art contest and those who won were given a special promo Pokemon card featuring Pikachu holding a pen. While there was over 39 winners, only 10 are known to have survived today.

Due to its rarity, the item very rarely goes up for sale. In July however, a PSA graded 9 surfaced and fetched a whopping $233k auction – which is currently the world record for most expensive individual TCG collectible sold.

On November 24, YouTuber SomeThingElseYT hilariously joked that he found the “useless” card in his garage. “Found this funny Pikachu card in my garage don’t know what to do with it,” he said. After the tweet went viral, he followed up the post and trolled fans who thought it was real. “Why is everyone so obsessed if I got this in 10th grade.”

Despite the tweet clearly being made in jest, many Trading Card Game fans actually thought the post was serious and freaked out. “Adam…That is the most rare card in the world!’ one user replied. Another fan exclaimed, “THAT IS THE MOST RARE POKEMON CARD EVER. DO NOT GET RID OF IT NO MATTER WHAT.” Another follower echoed a similar sentiment and wrote, “BECAUSE IT COULD BE WORTH A FRKIN CRAP TON OF MONEY!!!”

Screenshot of Twitter replies.

While some fell for the joke, others caught on quickly and were shocked at how many believed the fake story. “On this day millions of wooshes were heard everywhere in the known universe,” one comment read. Another user simply stated, “I love that people don’t understand this was a joke. Makes this post much better.”

Screenshot of Pokemon fan comments on Twitter.

Besides clearly being sarcasm, it also only took a few seconds using Google to figure out that the image has been posted on Reddit and numerous other websites many times previously.

With Pokemon card fever reaching a fever pitch in 2020, fans around the world have been digging through their old collections. Just don’t expect to have an item where only 10 of them exist.