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Pokemon Go: Kyurem is now in Raid Battles – Everything you need to know

Published: 7/Jul/2020 21:30 Updated: 7/Jul/2020 21:33

by Paul Cot

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Kyurem is now available in Pokemon Go. Trainers can now catch it in five-star Raid Battles where it will remain for an expected three weeks.

The Boundary Pokemon is the last of the infamous Tao trio to be added to the mobile game. It follows on from the releases on Reshiram and Zekrom.

Like any Legendary Pokemon, it can often take multiple trainers teaming together to take down such a powerful Raid Boss. This means some trainers, particularly in rural areas, may have to wait for others to join them in a Raid lobby.

If you are one of these players, the best way to counteract this is to participate in the weekly Raid Hours. These take place every Wednesday at 6pm local time, for you guessed it one hour, and it is the best way to avoid the waits as lots of other trainers will be making the most of the hour to catch as many Kyurem as possible.

Counters

Once you get into a Raid Battle though, there is the small matter of defeating it first. Kyurem is a dual dragon and ice-type making it vulnerable to the following: dragon, fairy, fighting, rock and steel-type attacks.

Kyurem Pokemon Go
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Kyurem doesn’t look the friendliest of Pokemon…

This gives us an abundance of options to counter it. They are as follows:

  • Lucario – Fighting moves (boosted in cloudy weather)
  • Metagross – Steel moves (boosted in snowy weather)
  • Conkeldurr – Fighting moves (boosted in cloudy weather)
  • Dialga – Steel/dragon moves (boosted in snowy/windy weather)
  • Terrakion – Rock moves (boosted in partly cloudy weather)
  • Machamp – Fighting moves (boosted in cloudy weather)
  • Rhyperior – Rock moves (boosted in partly cloudy weather)

If you’re struggling for a team full of these, then you won’t need to look any further than other strong dragon-type attackers such as Dragonite, Palkia and Reshiram.

Stats

Interestingly Kyurem is weaker than its Tao trio counterparts. It has inferior attack and defense but does come out on top for stamina.

  • Attack 246 – 66 of 688
  • Defence 170 – 239 of 688
  • Stamina 245 – 29 of 688

Its typing is also far from ideal, too. Its combination of dragon and ice leaves it weak against five different types (as listed above) and only resistant to three in electric, grass and water – not something competitive Pokemon Go players will want to see.

White Kyurem and Black Kyurem

Some trainers may be wondering why they should be excited about Kyurem, especially when Reshiram and Zekrom have just featured and they notably stronger.

Well, presumably, White Kyurem and Black Kyurem will be coming to Pokemon Go in the future. Both of these remain a dual dragon and ice-type but has significantly better stats, superior to any of the original Tao trio.

We don’t know how these two will be added to the game but it’s not outside the realms of possibility that Kyurem and Reshiram/Zekrom will be needed. So, just in case, capture Kyurem while you can!

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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

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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
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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.