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Could we see an Eevee evolution in Pokemon Sword and Shield after all?

Published: 8/Feb/2020 16:21

by Paul Cot


A new Eevee evolution was expected in Pokemon Sword and Shield but it never materialized. With the announcement of the new Sword and Shield DLCs though, could we finally an eeveelution added to the game?

In the lead up to Pokemon Sword and Shield, trainers were sure a new evolution of Eevee would be include in the Galar region. After all, it made total sense.

Gen 8 = Eevee evolution, right?

Previous new eeveelutions had come in every even generation. Gen 2 added Espeon and Umbreon, Gen 4 Leafeon and Glaceon and most recently in Gen 6 came Sylveon.

All Eevee evolutionsAll eight current Eevee evolutions…

Of course, the latest Pokemon game saw the introduction of Gen 8, making trainers understandably confident a ninth would be added. This never happened though, and while it fell under the radar for a lot of trainers, there were a vocal minority which were left disappointed.

A surprise for the DLC?

This wasn’t the only grievance Pokemon fans had with the new games. Hundreds of missing Pokemon and a surprisingly bland post-game were just two things that trainers were left underwhelmed by.

Following the announcement of the Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion pass though, it has been confirmed that more than 200 Pokemon will be returning to the game. This is in addition to new adventures, worlds, and brand new Pokemon. In short there’s a lot to look forward to.

Zephyreon Eevee evolution concept

So, it looks like the expansion packs address both the missing Pokemon and the supposed lack of post-game. Could we see an Eevee evolution as part of the June Isle of Armor DLC or is The Crown Tundra DLC a more likely option in the fall?

At this point it remains pure speculation that one (or two) will be added but given the historical pattern there seems to be a chance. It would also be a fantastic selling point to get trainers to buy the expansion pass.

Eeveelution concepts

Despite there already being eight Eevee evolutions, there are several types which could be in line next. Poison, flying, rock, steel, ghost and even normal-types are all waiting for one.

While we have no idea what the next one will look like, some talented Pokemon trainers have already designed their own concepts for an eeveelution. It’s safe to say if we were to see any of these in the Galar region nobody would be complaining.


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.