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Twitch streamer devastated after predicting his own Pokemon defeat

Published: 11/Nov/2019 9:43 Updated: 11/Nov/2019 19:04

by David Purcell

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Everything looked to be going swimmingly for one Twitch streamer playing Pokemon Stadium, but after making their own prediction about how a battle was going to go, it was all downhill from there.  

Ray ‘BrownMan’ Narvaez Jr, a streamer on the platform with over 500,000 followers on his channel, decided to jump into the strategy game during a broadcast on November 10. It was first released on the Nintendo 64 console back in 1998, but many fans of the title still like to relive its glory days some 21 years later. 

It perhaps wasn’t the best experience for this player, though, after they fell victim to one of the game’s most devastating features. 

Nintendo / Game FreakPokemon Stadium was one of the video game franchise’s most popular releases.

The streamer was using one of the franchise’s most iconic Pokemon, Zapdos – one of three legendary bird species from the first generation. Pitted against him was a Tentacruel, which should have made it a pretty easy opponent. After all, Zapdos’ electric moves are super effective against the water-type. 

However, it didn’t quite go to plan as he made a cheeky prediction in jest, only to see it actually happen moments later. “We’re going flying,” he said, charging up the Pokemon’s Sky Attack. “I hope I get crit and I lose here.”

With repeated commentary in the background saying “fireworks are flying in this battle,” it was certainly not a time of celebration after what came next. 

Just like he said, the next move proved to be a critical hit on Zapdos and as it was stunned by the big shot, it missed its next move – sealing its fait with a Hydro Pump from Tentacruel. 

After taking a few moments away from the stream,  eventually returned with more jokes. BrownMan added: “Everyone in chat is banned! Everybody. Everyone is banned… This is all your fault – just slash ban all. Well, that sucked.” 

While his prediction, or jokey comment, might have turned out to be correct we can be in no doubt that there was no way this is how he wanted the final stages of the battle to go. He quickly dived away from the camera, leaving his chat in hysterics. 

Will he pull off some of the same hilarious moments in Pokemon Sword and Shield after its release on November 15? Well, we’ll have to wait and see. 

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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.