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Alolan Pokemon in Pokemon Let’s Go Trade Locations

Published: 11/Nov/2018 4:39 Updated: 20/Nov/2018 15:11

by Paul Cot


Alolan Pokemon were first introduced in Pokemon Sun and Moon. The question is whether Alolan Pokemon in Pokemon Go are also available in Pokemon Let’s Go.

What Are Alolan Pokemon?

An Alolan Pokemon is a regional variant of specific Kanto Pokemon (generation one). They apply to the Alola region from Pokemon Sun and Moon. 

Alolan Pokemon were introduced so they could adapt to the tropical surroundings of Alola. The Alolan variants can have changed physical forms, types and stats. In total there are 18 Alolan Pokemon.

Exeggutor is one of 18 Pokemon from the Kanto region to have an Alola form…

Difference Between Alolan Pokemon and Alola Pokemon?

The difference between Alolan Pokemon and Alola Pokemon is simply the wording. Alola refers to the region itself and when a Pokemon has changed its form to adapt to the region, it is called its Alola form. 

When stating a specific Pokemon though, it would be called, for example, an Alolan Raichu. Nevertheless the two aren’t strictly adhered to so it is common place to see the words Alola and Alolan used interchangeably.

List of Alolan Pokemon Trade Locations

Here are all 18 Alolan Pokemon along with their types. Pikachu, Exeggcute and Cubone don’t have Alola forms. The location in Kanto where they can be traded is also listed.

  • Rattata (Normal/Dark) – Cerulean City Trade
  • Raticate (Normal/Dark) – Evolve Rattata (Alola Form)
  • Raichu (Electric/Psychic) – Saffron City Trade
  • Sandshrew (Ice/Steel) – Celadon City Trade (Pikachu Exclusive)
  • Sandslash (Ice/Steel) – Evolve Sandshrew (Pikachu Exclusive)
  • Vulpix (Ice) – Celadon City Trade
  • Ninetales (Ice/Fairy) – Evolve Vulpix (Alola Form)
  • Diglett (Ground/Steel) – Lavender Town Trade
  • Dugtrio (Ground/Steel) – Evolve Diglett (Alola Form)
  • Meowth (Dark) – Cinnabar Island Trade (Eevee Exclusive)
  • Persian (Dark)  – Evolve Meowth (Alola Form)
  • Geodude (Rock/Electric) – Vermillion City Trade
  • Graveler (Rock/Electric) – Evolve Geodude (Alola Form)
  • Golem (Rock/Electric) – Evolve Graveler (Alola Form)
  • Grimer (Poison/Dark) – Cinnabar Island (Eevee Exclusive)
  • Muk (Poison/Dark) – Evolve Grimer (Alola Form)
  • Exeggutor (Grass/Dragon) – Indigo Plateau Trade
  • Marowak (Fire/Ghost) – Fuchsia City Trade
All 18 Alolan Pokemon…

Alolan Pokemon in Pokemon Go

All Alolan Pokemon were available in Pokemon Go from July 2018. However, not all are available to be caught.

Just four are available to be caught, four others have to be hatched, two have to be caught in a raid and eight have to be evolved.

Alolan Pokemon in Pokemon Let’s Go

The 18 Alola forms of Pokemon will be available in Pokemon Let’s Go. That’s not to say they will be appearing in the wild though. 

The first method of getting an Alolan Pokemon in Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu or Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee is to transfer it from Pokemon Go. If you don’t own Pokemon Go, don’t worry! There will be trainers within Pokemon Let’s Go visiting from the Alola region who will be happy to trade you their Alola form Pokemon.

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Where to find new Regi-Pokemon, Regieleki Regidrago, in the Crown Tundra

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:47 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 16:57

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC has brought an array of new and returning Legendary Pokemon with some brand new Regi-Pokemon among them. Here’s where you can find Regieleki and Regidrago.

The original Regis were introduced all the way back in the Hoenn region. Since then, there hasn’t been any new ones released, so the addition of Regieleki and Regidrago will certainly be welcomed.

They are only available in the Crown Tundra portion of Pokemon Sword and Shield. Fortunately you can get them almost immediately, which is in contrast to the story driven process of catching Calyrex.

The Terrible Titans Lurking Locked Away

Before we can get these exciting new Regi ‘mons though, we’ll need to catch the originals. They can be found in temples throughout the Crown Tundra, and unlike in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, they are easy to encounter.

Here’s Regirock, Regice and Registeel’s temple locations:

  • Regirock: Northeast of Dyna Tree Hill
  • Regice: Snowslide Slope
  • Registeel: West of Giant’s Bed
Regirock Regice Registeel Crown Tundra
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Regirock, Regice and Registeel are actually pretty easy to get hold of in the Crown Tundra…

Catch Regirock, Regice and Registeel first

When you reach any of the above locations, you will be given a small puzzle to solve. Don’t worry, as we said before you don’t need to be a Pokemon master to solve these.

When opening Regirock’s temple in Dyna Tree Hill you’ll be greeted with the message: “Let the first Pokemon hold a never-changing stone.” Sounds complicated, right? Wrong.

Simply give the first Pokemon in your party an Everstone and you’ll be granted access to the temple.

Meanwhile, Regice’s temple asks you to “Walk together with a living crystal of snow.” So, to open the temple, you’ll need to make a Cryogonal your Buddy Pokemon.

By sheer coincidence (not so much), there’ll be one outside in the closest patch of grass. Buddy up with one and you’ll be encountering Regice in no time.

Lastly, there is the formidable Registeel. This is even easier than the first two as the message, “Let ring the piercing note that will wake the giant of steel,” requires nothing more than a whistle.

That seems an overly simplistic way to awaken one of the strongest Legendary Pokemon, but we’re not complaining. Each temple has a pattern of Regi dots on the floor. To begin the encounter of each Regi, light up all of these by walking across them – it really is that simple!

Regieleki OR Regidrago

Unsurprisingly finding Regieleki and Regidrago isn’t as easy. Firstly head over to the Giant’s Foot within the Crown Tundra.

Eventually, you’ll come to a tunnel overlooking a lake, these are the Roaring-Sea Caves. Jump on your aquatic bike and make your way down there.

This will take you to an area called the Frigid Sea. You’ll need to jump back in the water very quickly, making your way to the land opening to your right. Try to avoid the Avaluggs which are disguised as icebergs!

Keep making your way round to find the temple where Regieleki and Regidrago reside. Unfortunately, you cannot get both of these Pokemon, at least within the same save file. So, you’ll need to make a tough choice between the electric or dragon-type Regi.

Regieleki Regidrago Pattern
Use the pattern on the left to encounter Regieleki, and the one on the right for Regidrago…

The temple – Split-Decision Ruins

As you approach the temple, there is a Pokeball on either side. The one on the left contains the TM Thunder and the one on the right Outrage – their sides indicate which of Regieleki and Regidrago you’ll encounter.

To enter you’ll need to have all three of the original Regis in your party. This of course shouldn’t be a problem, given we have just caught all of them. At this point, we’d recommend saving just in case you change your mind on anything.

Upon entering the Split-Decision Ruins you’ll notice you’re shown two patterns. Remember these, as the left one will result in encountering Regieleki and the right Regidrago.

Using the circles on the ground, walk across them to make one of these two patterns. Walk over to the statue and you’ll be able to encounter the Regi-Pokemon you chose via the pattern.

Both of these will be at Level 70, just like other Legendary ‘mons. It’s a shame you can’t get both of them, which makes your decision all the more important.

One other very exciting thing about these Regis, and the originals, is they can all be found in Shiny form, unlike a lot of other Legendaries that are Shiny locked. It may take you a lot of soft resets, but if you’re patient enough, you could have four Regi-shinies by the time you complete The Terrible Titans Lurking Locked Away chapter.