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Where to find Riolu in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Published: 19/Nov/2019 11:31

by David Purcell


Pokemon trainers dreaming of catching a Riolu and evolving it into a Lucario in Pokemon Sword and Shield won’t be disappointed, because we know exactly where to find it. 

The fighting-type Pokemon is one of the most popular in the video game series and so too is its evolution.

While many new entrants to the Pokedex have been revealed for Gen 8, those wanting to catch’em all are going to have to find both fresh faces and some from previous generations – and Riolu fits right into that category.

However, while it’s not the easiest task in the world to catch a sighting of the species in Sword and Shield, we do have some tips which should get you well on your way to finding one.

Pokemon / NintendoRiolu evolves very differently. To get a Lucario, right, level it up with high friendship during the day.

There are many new areas in the Galar Region for trainers to explore, with weather conditions varying in different sections, and that’s going to play a huge role in the discovery of a Riolu. It’s very particular about when it decides to rear its head.

The Pokemon can be caught between level 28-32, depending on where you catch it, and can be found at the Giant’s Cap location inside the Wild Area – alongside a whole host of other species.

Pokemon / NintendoAs you can see on the map, Giant’s Cap is part of the Wild Area and is marked with the letter ‘C’.

What makes it difficult to find is, of course, the fact that you could bump into so many other characters instead of it, but it only has a five percent spawn rate – making it very rare.

To make matters slightly worse, it only appears during snowstorms as well, so you’re going to have to battle through some pretty tough conditions to get ahold of one.

If you keep knocking out Pokemon in this precise location and wait around for long enough, you should be able to pick up a Riolu at some stage – which means you’re one step closer to adding a powerful Lucario to your team in the near future.

Riolu isn’t the only rare catch players will be looking to get in Pokemon Sword of Shield, however. If you would like to know where to find Dreepy, check out our simple location guide for that one as well.


Pokemon community stunned after card collection worth millions surfaces

Published: 27/Nov/2020 21:06

by Brent Koepp


The Pokemon Trading Card Game hobby was rocked in November when a man rediscovered his mind-blowing complete collection of the rare 1999 Base Set. The fan has stacks of every character, including hundreds of Charizards.

Despite releasing decades ago, the Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded on playgrounds and stuffed into 90s children’s binders are now selling for as much as a sports car. 

A man went viral after discovering their collection may be one of the most complete sets to ever exist. The fan’s unfathomable amount of rare collectibles could actually have an impact on the future of the hobby’s prices.

Screenshot of Pokemon Trading Card Game collection worth millions.
YouTube: PokeMans Alex
A jaw-dropping Pokemon card collection surfaced on YouTube.

Pokemon fan discovers TCG collection is worth millions

Pokemon cards have never been more popular this year as the collectible hobby has now even taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch. Celebrities such as former rapper Logic are dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars to scoop up the rare Nintendo items. 

On November 22, a video went viral online of a man showing off his mind-blowing collection that has many collectors turning their heads. “Literally got all of my Pokemons stuff out of the loft from my recent move,” YouTuber PokeMans Alex explained before showing off his astonishing collection.

Holding up a stack of rare holographic cards from the 1999 base set, the fan exclaimed, “As you can see they are mint, and have not been touched for so long.” The TCG collector then revealed his unprecedented number of Charizards. “I don’t know if you are ready for this,” he warned, before holding up a stack of 111 cards of the rare starter ‘mon.

(Charizard cards start at 07:56)

To put that into perspective, in October a PSA graded 10 of the same item is now selling for $30k alone. The content creator emptied over seven binders on his table to reveal a 1999 base set that was not only complete, but also had stacks of over 50 of the same card for every single character.“I’m ready to put all of these away back in the safe where they are now gonna stay,” he said.

Veteran Pokemon card YouTuber PokeRev reacted to the video on November 26 and exclaimed, “Did you open all these packs as a kid? It’s just an insane amount of holo cards. When we were kids, just to get a couple holos from the base set was really good. But to have thousands is insane!”

Other famous collectors such as British rapper Randolph commented, “Unreal mate.” Gaming YouTuber Ali A wrote, “How did you originally collect SO many cards!? Are you looking to sell any of them?”

Screenshot of YouTube comments reacting to million dollar Pokemon card collection.
Other famous Pokemon collectors took notice of the insane set.

At the time of writing, it’s unclear just how much the YouTuber’s incredible Pokemon haul is worth. None of the collectibles have actually been looked at by professional grading companies PSA or Beckett. And the majority of its value revolves around its condition and score.

A set of this magnitude is unprecedented and could have a severe impact on what TCG cards are worth in the future. A big factor in an item’s selling price hinges on it having a low population. PokeMans Alex’s collection could soon flood the market should he decide to get things graded.