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New Pokemon TCG Champion’s Path expansion adds stunning Charizard V card

Published: 23/Jul/2020 20:57 Updated: 23/Jul/2020 21:37

by Brent Koepp


The Pokemon Company revealed the new Champion’s Path expansion on July 23. The upcoming TCG set is based on Sword & Shield’s Gym Leaders, and will also reportedly include a fiery Charizard V Card that collectors won’t want to miss.

The Pokemon Trading Card Game just got a little bigger, as it’s getting another expansion pass in September. The new set titled ‘Champion’s Path’ will finally bring Sword & Shield’s popular Gym Leaders to the TCG.

Unlike other sets, the new booster packs will not be sold separately and can only be bought in box sets which will include promos. The latest series is reportedly giving collectors the chance to secure a brand new Charizard V card.

pokemon champion's path marnie box
The Pokemon Company / PokeGuardian
The Champion’s Path expansion hits stores in September.

Pokemon TCG gets new Charizard card

The TCG is getting expanded in a massive way on September 25, as according to The Pokemon Company, Champion’s Path will include “15 awesome Pokemon V and 3 gigantic Pokemon VMAX and 19 Trainer cards.”

Outlet ‘PokeGuardian‘ reports that the expansion will also be getting an Elite Trainer Box which will include a new full art V Charizard card. The new limited set item will cost $49.99 at most retail outlets.

According to the publication, the box will include 10 booster packs, the full art Charizard V promo, and 65 card sleeves which will feature the Fire-type’s epic Gigantamax form.

pokemon champion's path elite trainer box with charizard v card
The Pokemon Company / PokeGuardian
The new set will give players a chance to get a new Charizard V card.

Champion’s Path will also include Pin Collection boxes based on each Gym Leader in Sword & Shield and will retail for $14.99. On top of including three booster packs, the sets will feature a collectible pin in the shape of the Gym’s badge.

Since the Gen VIII game had exclusive Leaders to each version, a collector’s box based on the city Stow-On-Side will sell for $24.99. The set will include five booster packs, and have two sets of pins for both Trainers.

pokemon champion's path circhester and stow-on-side boxes
The Pokemon Company / PokeGuardian
The new set will include Sword & Shield Gym Leader boxes.

Popular Pokemon outlet ‘Serebii’ uploaded more photos of the Gym-based boxes to Twitter. The tweet features sets for Motostoke, Turfield, and Hulbury.

The new expansion pass will hit stores in September, and will give players a wealth of different options to choose from. Whether you go for the Gym set, or the collector’s Marnie box, fans will have various ways to score new cards.

The Elite Trainer box will no doubt be a hot commodity, as it will feature the new Charizard V Card. Those wanting to buy booster packs individually are out luck, as currently there is no plans to sell them separately.


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.