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Viral Pokemon TikTok finds origin of Sword & Shield Pokeball Guy dance

Published: 5/Jan/2020 0:32 Updated: 5/Jan/2020 2:01

by Brent Koepp


A Sword & Shield player’s Pokemon discovery went viral after they uploaded a TikTok that showed that the Pokeball guy’s dance actually comes from another Nintendo game.

Pokemon’s eighth generation title Sword & Shield dropped on November 15, becoming the fastest selling title on Switch with its stellar opening weekend sales.

However ,a fan hilariously discovered that the titles’ new character, the Pokeball Guy, has a dance in the game that was used in another popular Nintendo RPG – The Legend of Zelda.

The Pokemon CompanySword & Shield has players taking on the Galar Region.

Pokeball Guy’s dance looks familiar…

The viral post was shared on the Pokemon subreddit by Reddit user gentlerain, although it originated on TikTok by Person8367 with over 68k likes on the video sharing app.

In the clip, the player pans to the Pokeball Guy in Sword & Shield swaying back and forth with his dance, before lowering their Switch down to reveal a monitor with The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess playing on it.

Hilariously, the video on the screen shows Link at the Malo Mart, although in this iteration of the shop has everyone breaks into a dance that is identical to the mascot’s animation in the Pokemon games.

Releasing in 2006, Twilight Princess was the thirteenth title to release in the The Legend of Zelda series. The game sees protagonist Link try to save Hyrule from descending into the Twilight Realm, and had a mechanic that let players turn into a wolf.

The clip that is used in the viral TikTok is of Link visiting the Malo Mart Castle Branch, which is a side chain based off the iconic store that is usually located in Kakariko Village.

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Fans on the Pokemon subreddit were in stitches over the viral video. One reddit user joked “Literally everything is reused. 2019 was a bad year for Pokemon,” referencing the controversy of Sword & Shield reusing old assets from the 3DS games, which sparked outcry from the community.

Reddit: u/efnfen4Reddit users poked fun of the games past controversies.

Pokemon Sword & Shield smashed records, pushing over 6 million units in its opening weekend – making it the fastest selling game on Nintendo’s latest console.

Despite criticisms from the community, the title has not only gone to be one of the best selling in the franchise, but released to rave reviews from critics.


Complete First-Edition PSA10 Pokemon card set could sell for over $700K

Published: 16/Jan/2021 0:19

by Michael Gwilliam


An incredible, complete set of 1999 first-edition Pokemon cards is available for auction – and it’s looking like it could sell for more than half a million dollars when it’s all said and done.

The complete set is made up entirely of PSA 10s, the best possible grade one can give to a card, meaning these are in tip-top condition.

According to Goldin Auctions, who is hosting the bid, the collection includes four extremely sought-after Charizard cards. For many, Charizard is considered the holy grail of Pokemon cards.

So far, five people have put in the funds necessary to bid on the collection in two weeks. If you want to join in, you’re going to need some deep pockets – the minimum bid starts at $125,000.

Screenshot of Charizard Pokemon Trading Card Game 1999.
Charizard is one of the rarest Pokemon cards.

The fact that there are four Charizards alone in the collection is nothing to scoff at, and could very well be the cherry on top of the pristine PSA 10 collection.

Just back in October of 2020, rapper Logic purchased the 1st Edition card for just over $226,000. But that was then, and this is now.

Goldin Auctions states they “just sold an SGC Gold Label Pristine 10 ‘1 of 1’ example of the Charizard for nearly $400,000 in their December Holiday Auction.”

Pokemon booster box
Heritate Auctions
Booster boxes can sell for hundreds of thousands.

While the card alone can sell for a ridiculous amount, booster box prices have also seen their value rise.

As the TGC community has continued to grow, plenty of YouTubers and Twitch stars have started spending a lot of money on booster boxes from the 90s. The end result is that costs have skyrocketed.

Earlier in December, a booster box from Heritage Auctions sold for a whopping $408,000.

Given the insanity of the current lot and just how many perfect condition cards are included, we could be seeing a brand new Pokemon record once the bidding wraps up. The only question is: Will it ever reach the million-dollar mark? We’ll have to see what 2021 has in store.