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How to get Kangaskhan in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Published: 4/Sep/2020 15:04 Updated: 4/Sep/2020 15:36

by James Busby


The Isle of Armor expansion has brought plenty of Gen 1 Pokemon to Sword and Shield, giving fans the chance to catch their old-school favorites. Read on to discover how you can find Kangaskhan in Sword and Shield. 

Kangaskhan was an extremely popular pick back when Pokemon X and Y hit our screen back in 2013. In fact, the Mega evolved form wreaked havoc in the competitive scene thanks to its incredible stats. However, this dynamic duo was missing from Pokemon Sword and Shield. 

Fortunately, those who have the Isle of Armor expansion can add this deadly normal type Pokemon to their party. If you’re struggling to find Kangaskhan and want to quickly add it to your Pokedex, then follow our handy catching guide below. 

Where to find Kangaskhan in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Kangaskhan map location
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Kangaskhan can be found roaming around the Warm-Up Tunnel and Training Lowlands.

Kangaskhan can be found roaming around the overworld in either the Warm-Up Tunnel or wandering the Training Lowlands. However, it only has a 5% spawn rate and favors the following weather conditions: normal, overcast, raining, thunderstorm, intense sun, sandstorm, and fog. 

If you don’t find Kangaskhan on your first lap of either the Warm-Up Tunnel or Training Lowlands, then simply hit the HOME button and change the data/time settings. This will refresh the wild Pokemon that can be seen roaming around the area. Simply rinse and repeat this process until Kangaskhan appears. 

Raid Den locations

  • Challenge Beach
  • Courageous Cavern
  • Potbottom Desert
  • Stepping-Stone Sea

Catching Kangaskhan

Kangaskhan battle screen
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Kangaskhan is extremely weak to fighting type moves.

Before you go out hunting for Kangaskhan, it is recommended that you use a Pokemon with False Swipe and Sleep/paralyze moves. False Swipe inflicts normal type damage and leaves your foe at 1 HP, making it the perfect move to use when capturing Pokemon. Of course, if you don’t have a Pokemon with this move, then consider using either Sleep/Paralyze to increase your chances of success. 

Kangaskhan has a capture rate of 45 and while it may not be particularly tough to catch, the above method will stop you from wasting multiple Poke Balls. Try to avoid using any fighting type moves as Kangaskhan’s normal typing makes it 2x weak these particular attacks. Once you’ve successfully caught Kangaskhan, we recommend breeding one that has an Adamant nature. This will increase its attack even further and allow you to dish out some incredibly punishing moves. 

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How to find and catch Regigigas in the Crown Tundra

Published: 27/Oct/2020 18:20

by Nate Searl


Regigigas makes its return to the Pokemon franchise in Pokemon Sword and Shield’s expansion, The Crown Tundra. Here’s how you can find and capture the Legendary Pokemon. 

Regigigas has made an appearance in every Pokemon generation since its release in gen 4. It returns once again in generation eight in The Crown Tundra expansion in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Getting him isn’t easy though, and you will need a way to get both Regieleki and Regidrago. Here’s how to do it.

Get all five Regi-Pokemon and find Regigigas’ den

Before you can encounter Regigigas, you need to get all of the Regi-Pokemon. You can find all of them regardless of whether you own Sword or Shield, but you can’t get both Regieleki and Regidrago in one game. You have to choose between them, so you will need to trade for the one you don’t get. Here’s where to find all of Regice, Regirock, Registeel, Regieleki and Regidrago.

Once you have all the Regi-Pokemon, you need to put them in your party and find a specific max raid den in the Giant’s Bed. The best way to get there is to take the flying taxi to the Watt Trader at the bottom of the Snowslide Slope and then head south into the Giant’s Bed.

Regigigas Pokemon The Crown Tundra
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Regigigas Raid Den

The max raid den will have four rocks surrounding it and it will be on a grassless spot. When you interact with the den with the five Regi-Pokemon in your party, it will light up. Make sure to save here in case something goes wrong and then interact with the den to face Regigigas.

Beating and catching Regigigas

Regigigas will be Dynamaxed but don’t worry, it’s not that strong. It’s a Normal-type Pokemon, so Fighting-type moves are your best bet for taking it down quickly. Zacian, Zamazenta, and Eternatus are also great picks to take it down quickly with their special moves that deal double damage to Dynamax Pokemon.

When you defeat it, you will get a chance to throw a Pokeball at it. Don’t worry, whichever ball you throw will catch it, so don’t waste a Masterball on it. It can also be shiny, so if you want the shiny version, be sure to keep resetting your game until you get it.