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Vote for your favorite Pokemon from Sword and Shield now

Published: 25/Nov/2019 11:06

by Paul Cot


Ever wondered who everyone’s favorite Pokemon from Sword and Shield is? Well, now you can vote for yours and find out!

There are 400 Pokemon to find in the Galar region but which one is trainers’ overall favorite? Will it be one of the iconic Kanto Pokemon or have the new Gen 8 species struck a chord with trainers?

Galar Pokedex survey

One Redditor has set up a survey to find out. This isn’t a basic survey where you simply type your favorite Pokemon, however.

Pokemon CompanyWho’s your favorite Pokemon?

Galaxy8442 requires you to give a rating of between 1 and 10 on every single Pokemon in the Galar Pokedex. “You can rate them in whatever way you want, (design, viability in battle, lore, etc), you just have to summarize your opinion on the Pokemon into a number,” the survey creator said.

To try and get an accurate rating of each Pokemon, Galaxy8442 has also made an important rule, though: “If you vote only 1’s or 10’s, I’ll discard your vote because I want to get a fair of a result as I can.”

This looks like an attempt to weed out votes which don’t have much thought put into them. If you’re interested in participating we’d suggest taking your time with the votes and reserve ratings of 1 and 10 for only your worst and best Pokemon.

Favorite Pokemon of all generations

Another ‘favorite’ Pokemon survey from earlier in 2019 also tried to find everyone’s best and worst species. This survey included all Pokemon up to and including Gen 7, though.

In another difference between the surveys, you simply had to enter your one favorite species. This meant you really had to think about your most loved Pokemon because you could only vote for one. The overall favorite was determined by the most votes, while the worst with the least votes.

Pokemon CompanyCharizard is apparently the most popular Pokemon…

The results were somewhat surprising. Charizard came in at number one, which might explain Game Freak’s supposed obsession with the fire-type starter. It was the likes of Gengar at number two and the exclusion of Pikachu from the top 10 that were more surprising, however.

Elsewhere, of the 809 Pokemon to choose from, four species received no votes at all.

You can participate in this latest survey which focuses on the Galar region using the link here: Galar Pokemon Survey.


YouTuber buys dream car worth $200k by selling Pokemon cards

Published: 5/Dec/2020 1:07

by Brent Koepp


A YouTuber revealed that he was able to afford and buy his dream car worth up to $200k just by buying, selling, and covering Pokemon cards – yes, you read that right!

Although the Pokemon TCG made its debut decades ago in 1997, the Nintendo collectibles have seen an absolute explosion in popularity in 2020. Items once traded by children on school playgrounds for practically nothing can now sell for as much as a house.

Dedicated fans that have been covering the hobby for years such as Australian YouTuber Michael ‘UnlistedLeaf’ Anderson have had their passion rewarded with the Trading Card Game’s recent attention. So much so that the content creator was able to buy a luxury car.

Pokemon YouTuber UnlistedLeaf shows off his dream Audi R8 car.
YouTube: UnlistedLeaf
The Nintendo fan was able to buy his dream car collecting and selling Pokemon cards.

YouTuber buys dream car thanks to Pokemon cards

While many popular entertainers have been swept up by the Pokemon card craze that has hit in 2020, YouTubers like Unlisted Leaf have been making videos about the hobby since 2013. On December 4, the content creator revealed that he was able to buy his dream car – a Audi R8 V10 Plus – due his love of the Nintendo RPG.

“It is insane to me that years down the line I am able to get one,” he said. “The craziest part about this whole situation is that I really bought this car with, like, Pokemon cards. If we really boil it down.” The entertainer, who also goes by ‘Ando’, then clarified that he didn’t get any money from his parents or a side job – it was purely from covering the Pokemon collectibles.

“It is 110% all with Pokemon cards. That’s the truth. I literally have been making videos around Pokemon cards for about eight years now. I’ve been collecting Pokemon cards for eight years and like selling a few. Then like I buy a lot. Then I sell a couple more,” the Nintendo fan explained.

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UnlistedLeaf revealed that Pokemon cards’ recent explosion in value and popularity also played a hand in being able to afford the luxury vehicle. “Especially with the crazy Pokemon card boom recently, I was able to purchase this car.” he revealed, before he thanked his fans for sticking with him as he covered the Nintendo hobby for eight years.

There is no telling if the craze surrounding the TCG will die down anytime soon. With the Japanese franchise gearing up to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2021, the sky is the limit. Passionate fans who have dedicated their lives to Trading Card Game are finally starting to reap the rewards.