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Where to find Pikachu and Eevee in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Published: 26/Nov/2019 21:43

by Paul Cot

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The Galar region boasts an array of new Pokemon to discover but many trainers still want the old classics, and they don’t get any more classic than Pikachu or Eevee. Here are the exact spawn locations of the fan favorite Kanto Pokemon.

Pikachu would likely be considered the most iconic Pokemon over its 20+ year existence, after all it is the face of the franchise. Eevee isn’t far behind though, having recently been the cover star (alongside Pikachu) of last year’s Pokemon Let’s Go games.

While there are plenty of new species to catch, it wouldn’t be a Pokemon game if you didn’t leave some room for both Pikachu and Eevee. Fortunately, unlike several other Pokemon, neither are version exclusives to just Pokemon Sword or Shield, so everyone can catch them.

Pokemon CompanyPikachu and Eevee were the cover stars of Pokemon Let’s Go…

Pikachu Spawn location

Pikachu spawns in several locations throughout the Galar region. Whether it will appear in a particular area also depends on the weather. Where to find it, the weather it will spawn in and the level you can find Pikachu is listed below:

  • Stony Wilderness, Raining, Level 26-28, 10% (non-overworld)
  • Route 4, All Weather, Level 14-16, 1%
  • Stony Wilderness, Thunderstorm, Level 28-30, 5%
  • Stony Wilderness (2), Thunderstorm, Level 28-30, 5%
  • Stony Wilderness (3), Thunderstorm, Level 28-30, 10% Sword and 5% Shield

Where to find Eevee?

Not only is Eevee a lot rarer than Pikachu, it actually spawns in just one location too. It can also only be found in the overworld, so if you can’t see Eevee, it won’t spawn.

  • Route 4, All Weather, Level 14-16, 1% Sword and 5% Shield
nirthEevee is surprisingly rarer than Pikachu in Pokemon Sword and Shield…

What about their evolutions?

Eeveelutions

While many trainers were disappointed that there were no new Eevee evolutions included in Pokemon Sword and Shield, all the previous ones are in the Galar Pokedex.

Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon and Sylveon can all be obtained in Pokemon Sword and Shield with these methods.

Pichu

Let’s start with Pichu, the pre-evolved form of Pikachu. The Tiny Mouse Pokemon can’t be found in the Galar wild but can be hatched from an egg by breeding Pikachu with Ditto. It also occasionally appears in two star Raid Battles in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Raichu

Like Pichu, Raichu can’t be found anywhere in the Galar region but Pikachu can evolve in the same way it does all the other Pokemon games — with a Thunder Stone.

There you go, go scratch that itch and catch these icons.

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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.”

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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.