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Pokemon Sword and Shield Spirits coming to Smash Bros. Ultimate

Published: 21/Nov/2019 15:23 Updated: 24/Nov/2019 2:08

by Kamil Malinowski

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Nintendo is holding a special Pokemon-themed event in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, allowing players to get all new Sword and Shield Pokemon on their Spirit Board. 

The Spirit Board is a custom game mode in Smash Bros. Ultimate which lets players compete against the AI for a chance to earn all-new exclusive characters.

Generally, this mode consists of a group of famous characters from the Nintendo universe and allows players to fight them in special challenge modes to unlock them. Some characters are staples on the board, while others rotate on a weekly basis with new events.

Nintendo have announced the latest event, which features all-new Sword and Shield Pokemon.

NintendoSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate is one of the most popular fighting games in the world.

When is the Pokemon Sword and Shield event in Smash Bros. Ultimate?

The Pokemon Sword and Shield event is set to kick off on November 21 and will last for five days, until November 26.

When the event has started you’ll be able to simply enter your Spirit Board and choose to challenge the various species that will be added to the game. 

NintendoPokemon Sword and Shield is the latest iteration of the hit series.

Which Pokemon are on the Spirit Board?

There are four sets of Pokemon on the Spirit Board, all of which are brand new in the Galar Region, making up seven different characters in total. The legendary duo Zacian and Zamazenta, the starters Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble, as well as two standalone Pokemon, Corviknight and Morpeko.

Once you find these Pokemon you will be able to take them on and add them to your collection by defeating them. You’ll also earn more Spirit Points while doing this.

Nintendo Pokemon Sword and Shield starters Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble are entering Ultimate’s Spirit Board.

This is one of many Spirit Board events in Ultimate and just like the others it only lasts for a few days. The battles can be fairly tough, so set some time aside to make sure you don’t miss out on your chance to add some new characters to your collection.

No other events have been announced for the mode, but it is likely that Nintendo will continue their tradition and fans will see many more events with plenty of unique characters going forward.

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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.