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Where to find Morpeko in Pokemon Sword and Shield?

Published: 25/Nov/2019 15:22

by Paul Cot

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Pokemon Sword and Shield trainers are trying to get their hands on Morpeko, one of the new Pokemon you can find in the Galar region. Here’s its exact spawn location and how to make use of its special Hangry Mode, too.

The quasi-Pikachu look-a-like is one of the more intriguing Pokemon from Sword and Shield. It can go from looking friendly and playful in its Full Belly Mode to quickly looking quite evil in its Hangry Mode. You can only catch it in its default Full Belly Mode.

Spawn location

It shouldn’t come as any great surprise that Morpeko isn’t easy to find. While it is a rare spawn, it does appear in several locations throughout Galar.

BulbapediaMorpeko can be found in Route 7, Route 9 and the Lake of Outrage…

The only place it can be found as a non-overworld spawn is:

  • Route 9 (in Outer Spikemuth) between the levels of 40 and 44 – 5% spawn rate

There are two other locations you can find Morpeko, though, and these are overworld spawns, so you’ll actually see Morpeko in the flesh. They are as follows:

  • Route 7 between the levels of 37 and 41 – 5% spawn rate
  • Lake of Outrage between the levels of 55 and 58 – 4% spawn rate (Thunderstorm weather only)

Don’t expect to see a lot of Morpeko roaming Galar, but if you spend a bit of time in the above locations, it shouldn’t be too long until you come across one. After all, Morpeko does appear in more locations and is a more frequent spawn than the ultra-rare Deino and Zweilous.

Hangry Mode

Morpeko is actually a dual electric and Dark-type Pokemon, but oddly it is either one or the other. When in it’s Full Belly Mode, Morpeko is an electric-type but when it changes into Hangry Mode it becomes a Dark-type, which is reflected in its unique look.

Pokemon CompanyMorpeko’s Full Belly Mode (left) and Hangry Mode (right)…

There are no items required to instigate this change either. Morpeko will alternate between its two modes every turn due to its unique ability Hunger Switch. The change to its dark side also causes a boost in Morpeko’s stats which is worth taking into account in harder battles.

The official Pokemon Sword and Shield website explain this as: “When experiencing prolonged hunger, the balance of hormones within Morpeko’s body changes. This causes its fur color to change and triggers more aggressive and volatile behavior. The energy stored in its cheek sacs also changes from Electric-type to Dark-type.”

It’s signature move also changes between forms. The move is called Aura Wheel and while the move itself doesn’t change the type does — you guessed it, electric to dark.

Is Morpeko on your target list and is it a worthy adversary of its look-a-like Pikachu?

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

Published: 16/Jan/2021 0:19

by Michael Gwilliam

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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.
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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
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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.