Sometimes the metadata used to represent a change made in Salesforce doesn't quite line up with what the Salesforce UI would lead you to believe. An example of that is picklist values on standard fields. An example of this would be the values of the Account Source  field on the Account  standard object.

The Salesforce UI makes it look as if the field actually stores the value but the reality is that the values are stored in another metadata type called a Standard Value Set  and the actual field definition for Account Source  is only a reference to the Standard Value Set 

To find changes to your picklists, run a comparison which includes the Standard Value Set  and Global Value Set  metadata types in a custom filter. You can then filter the Gearset result and find the changes you're interested in.

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