New Gen 4 Pokemon: Burmy, Shellos, Cherubi, Gible, Hippopotas available in Pokemon Go - Dexerto

New Gen 4 Pokemon: Burmy, Shellos, Cherubi, Gible, Hippopotas available in Pokemon Go

Published: 20/May/2019 10:52 Updated: 20/May/2019 16:31

by Paul Cot


Another batch of Gen 4 Pokemon have been added to Pokemon Go. An additional 16 of the 24 remaining generation 4 Pokemon can now be found in the wild and/or hatched in eggs.

Elsewhere, Eevee evolutions, Leafeon and Glaceon, can now be obtained using the mossy and glacial lure modules respectively. The other new one, the magnetic lure module, makes Magnezone and Probopass now available.


Burmy and its evolved forms Wormadam and Mothim are now available to catch in the Pokemon Go wild. The bug-type Pokemon doesn’t offer much in terms of the Pokemon Go meta but does allow trainers to get that bit closer to completing the Gen 4 Pokedex.

Pokemon CriesBurmy and its different cloaks…

Burmy also comes in three different cloaks which determines the color of it. These are plant cloak, sandy cloak and trash cloak. All three have been confirmed to be catchable with feedback suggesting the cloaks depend on the biome where they are caught.


Shellos and its evolved form Gastrodon can come in two different appearances: West Sea (pink and white) or East Sea (Blue and Green).

Pokemon FandomThe evolved form of Shellos, Gastrodon…

Interestingly, it was spawning at the beginning of May but as it did stopped doing so abruptly, it appears that it being released initially was a mistake.


Cherrim, Cherubi’s evolved form, is spawning with regularity in the Pokemon Go wild.

Pokemon FandomCherubi isn’t appearing in the Pokemon Go wild but Cherrim is…

However, sightings for the Cherubi have been few and far between. Some reports suggest it is only obtainable by hatching an egg.


Pokemon Go trainers have been particularly excited about the introduction of the dragon and ground-type, Gible.

Pokemon FandomGarchomp is the final evolved form of Gible…

Its final evolved form, Garchomp, following on from Gabite, provides some decent stats. Its attack is ranked 19 of all Pokemon currently available.


The ground-type Hippopotas is available in both the wild and eggs. Neither Hippopotas or Hippowdon offer much in the way of competitive battling in Pokemon Go.

Pokemon FandomHippopotas is now available in Pokemon Go…

Some Pokemon Go trainers have been confusing its different colors for its shiny form. The two color variants are determined by gender.

New lure modules

Much has been made of the new lure modules as two of them can cause Eevee to evolve into the popular Leafeon or Glaceon.

However, the magnetic lure module can cause two other evolutions. Magneton and Nosepass have been available in Pokemon Go for a while now, but their evolved forms have evaded the game.

NianticNew lure modules are available in Pokemon Go…

Now, thanks to the magentic lure module, both can be evolved into Magnezone and Probopass respectively.

Earth power

The Pokemon Go news of new lure modules and Pokemon also comes with the addition of a powerful new move.

On top of some of the new Gen 4 Pokemon being released, Groudon, Mamoswine, Nidoqueen, Nidoking, Aerodactyl, Camerupt, and Claydol can all learn Earth Power.

This latest wave of Gen 4 Pokemon means only 8 remain. The remainder will likely be added via various events over the coming months.


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.