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QUIZ: Can you name these Pokemon from Sword and Shield?

Published: 31/Oct/2019 13:24 Updated: 31/Oct/2019 20:04

by Paul Cot


Pokemon Sword and Shield is just around the corner but can you name these new species?

We have a whole new generation of Pokemon to look forward to soon as there is expected to be in excess of 100 new ones to try and catch. Including Galarian forms and Gigantamaxed Pokemon, there have been 31 revealed so far.

These have come in various announcements since its initial reveal in February. However, The starter evolutions, the region’s mythical Pokemon and potential Eevee evolutions (it looks there will be) still remain shrouded in mystery.

Here’s a quiz to test your knowledge and get you ready for Pokemon Sword and Shield. It will focus on completely new additions to the Pokedex only, as after all we don’t need to test you on Gigantamax Charizard and co.

If you’ve been following all the Pokemon Sword and Shield news then the quiz should be pretty comfortable for you. A score of 20 out of 20 and you’ll be more than prepared to take on what could be Pokemon’s biggest game to date.

If you’ve been following the build up to Pokemon Sword and Shield, you should have had little problem naming most of these. A score of 15 or less and you might need to do some more research on the Galar region.

Pokemon Sword and Shield will release on November 15 but no doubt we’ll get a few more species revealed before then.

Thought this was too easy? We’ll be back with a harder quiz soon.


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.