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Trainer completes Pokemon Sword and Shield with just a Wooloo

Published: 20/Nov/2019 9:33 Updated: 20/Nov/2019 12:24

by Paul Cot

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While many trainers have finished Pokemon Sword and Shield, one trainer has already taken it to the next level by completing the game with nothing more than a Wooloo.

The impressive feat took “about 20ish hours of gameplay” to complete. There is an average playthrough time of 15 hours for Pokemon Sword and Shield, which shows they weren’t even slowed down all that much.

In fact the trainer who took on this daring task, “celvx“, inferred that they could have got a lot closer to this time if it wasn’t for grinding raid battles in an attempt to find the move Wild Charge. The powerful electric-type move is compatible with Wooloo which allows the normal-type Pokemon to navigate through some of the more tricky moments within the journey.

Some of you may be reading this thinking Wooloo evolves into the more powerful Dubwool at level 24, anyway. However, the trainer opted to cancel the evolution taking Wooloo all the way to level 100 by the time they completed the game.

Reddit: TheyTellMeItRainedThe moves this heroic Wooloo used…

They claim the hardest moment was against Raihan and this was due to the doubles format. In order to legitimately complete the challenge, Magikarp was used as Wooloo’s partner Pokemon, inflicting no damage as it only used Splash. “His Gigalith and Duradulon both knowing fighting type moves didn’t help the whole 1v2 situation but after ~7 or 8 attempts, I was successful in defeating him.”

With challenges such as these you need a bit of luck along the way. This wasn’t lost on our hero as they admitted to getting their fair share of luck in a battle with Piers, revealing they could have been stuck there for a while otherwise. “I eventually managed to beat him by using a dire hit and getting lucky with crits on double kick, but had I not gotten lucky I would’ve been stuck there a while,” TheyTellMeItRained explained on Reddit.

As they weren’t sure how difficult the challenge would be beforehand, they decided ahead of time to avoid items such X Attacks. “I went into this with zero planning or expectations and while I’m sure I didn’t do it the most efficient or optimal way, it was a fun challenge nonetheless,” suggesting even trickier challenges could be completed.

 

It’s still early days for Pokemon Sword and Shield but how long is it until we see something more daring? This takes us back to when another trainer tried to complete Pokemon Red and Blue with nothing but a Magikarp — we won’t tell you whether they were successful or not.

Magikarp might be a step too far for Pokemon Sword and Shield but what’s the most challenging Pokemon you can think to go through the Galar region with?

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Pokemon community stunned after card collection worth millions surfaces

Published: 27/Nov/2020 21:06

by Brent Koepp

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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.
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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.