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Where to find rare Dreepy Pokemon in Sword and Shield

Published: 18/Nov/2019 16:16 Updated: 19/Nov/2019 2:59

by David Purcell

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Finding a wild Dreepy in the Galar Region might well be the toughest task put in front of trainers in Pokemon Sword and Shield, but we know exactly how to catch one. 

The brand-new Pokedex boasts a number of Galarian forms that are given to familiar faces from generations gone by, but it also features some fresh additions as well. One of which, of course, is Dreepy.

This Dragon and Ghost-type species has two further evolutions for players to look forward to, which arguably makes it one of the most sought after Pokemon in the whole region. They are Drakloak and Dragapult, and Dreepy will evolve into these forms at level 50 and 60 respectively.

But let’s not worry too much about that for now, as we have to focus on how to get the first form. After all, you wouldn’t be here if you had one already!

Pokemon / NintendoOnce you’ve found a Dreepy in Pokemon Sword and Shield, it will soon evolve into Drakloak (left) and Dragapult (right).
 

Dreepy location in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Dreepy is a very picky Pokemon. It will only appear in different weather conditions, meaning the climate is going to have to be just right if you want to get your hands on one. That, in turn, makes the search for one super difficult.

First of all, you’re going to have to know where to look.

Open up your map and head over to the Wild Area – a part of the map where species are found at really high levels. It’s found in Route 9, as seen below.

Pokemon / NintendoHere’s the exact spot on the map where you can find Dreepy in Pokemon Sword and Shield.
 

Crossing the Lake of Outrage

To get there, you will need to use the water mode for your bike, which is unlocked in a mission after defeating the sixth gym leader. Once you’ve got it, cross over the Lake of Outrage to find the long grass in which Dreepy can be spotted. It will also appear as an exclamation mark discovery in the grass.

Now you know where it spawns, but sadly that’s only one part of the mission if you are to catch it.

Pokemon / NintendoIf you want to catch Dreepy, you’re going to have to wait round for some bad weather.
 

Dreepy rarity in the Galar Region

As already mentioned, the chances of it spawning differ depending on the weather. When it’s overcast, there’s a one percent chance of seeing it appear, but a two percent chance in both foggy and thunderstorm conditions.

A huge bonus for players who are lucky enough to find it here is that the Pokemon appear between levels 50 and 52, meaning that in just one level it will evolve into a much stronger form.

Another way of obtaining a Dreepy is to catch two different Drakloaks and breed them. Although, even its stronger form has the same slim chances of being spotted here, so it might take a while to go down the egg-hatching route. For more information on spawn locations for every other species in Pokemon Sword and Shield, check out our comprehensive guide for some tips.

 

So, have a good few attempts at searching the long grass at this precise spot. If the sun comes out, though, you might be better fishing for a few hours because Dreepy won’t come out until proper British weather resumes.

Bad weather attracts good Pokemon, apparently.

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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.