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How to get Shiny Zeraora in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Published: 4/Jul/2020 1:05

by Meg Bethany Koepp


After one million Trainers defeated Shiny Zeraora during the Max Raid Battle event in June, The Pokemon Company awarded every player with the monster for free. Here’s how to get it and transfer it to Sword & Shield.

From June 17 to 28, Sword & Shield players were able to battle the Shiny version of Electric-type Mythical Pokemon Zeraora in Max Raids – though, they couldn’t catch it. Instead, it was promised that if one million people could defeat the monster during the special event, it would be given out for free.

The huge feat was achieved, and Nintendo followed through on their word, making the rare ‘mon available for everyone until July 6. Here’s how to get it, and how to transfer it to the Nintendo Switch title.

shiny zeraora
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Zeraora first appeared in Ultra Sun & Moon on 3DS.

How to claim Shiny Zeraora in Pokemon Home

Before you can get your free monster, you’ll need to have transferred a creature from Sword or Shield into Home, or vice versa, between June 17 and July 6. That’s for everybody, too – not just those who participated in the Raid originally.

It also should be stated that you’re only able to receive the ‘mon via the mobile phone application version of Home, not the Nintendo Switch one, so make sure you download that from the appropriate app store.

Once you’re in the application, click on Menu at the bottom of the screen. Then click on Mystery Gift, select Gift Box, and then click on Receive.

You’ll also get gifted a download code for some pieces of Armorite Ore. These are used exclusively in the Isle of Armor DLC, so make sure you redeem it if you’re playing.

pokemon home
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Redeem via the Mystery Gift menu in Home.

How to transfer Shiny Zeraora to Sword & Shield

To get the rare creature in Gen VIII, you’re going to need to download Home on your Nintendo Switch. You should already have this given the requirements to earn the monster during the promotion anyway, but just in case.

Once you’ve booted the app up, click on Pokemon. Then select Sword & Shield, before hitting Yes. This will take you to your Boxes – your Home ones, and your Sw/Sh ones.

Then simply move Zeraora over from one Box to the other, and hit the + button on your Switch to save. If you boot up the game and head to where you stored the critter, you should be able to move it into your Party.

The creature is level 100, meaning you’ll be able to take on Max Raids with ease while also showing off that your sweet new Shiny ‘mon.

shiny zeraora
The Pokemon Company / Game Freak
The Shiny version is white instead of yellow.

If you haven’t yet, make sure you redeem Zeraora in the mobile version of Pokemon Home before July 6, otherwise you’re out of luck.


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
Pokemon Company
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.