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Pokemon Go Sinnoh Celebration event: Shiny Riolu and Hippopotas released

Published: 7/Feb/2020 10:40

by Paul Cot


The first Pokemon Go of February event starts today as numerous Gen 4 species will be appearing more frequently as part of the Sinnoh Celebration.

“In appreciation of all the great Pokemon that we’ve befriended that were originally discovered in the Sinnoh region, we’re happy to announce a Sinnoh region celebration event!” The official Pokemon Go blog revealed. The event lasts for the duration of this weekend, February 7, 8am local time to February 10, 10pm local time.

More Generation 4 spawns

The species, which were first seen in the popular Pokemon Diamond & Pearl games, will be appear more frequently in the wild and Raid Battles. Which Pokemon they are though, weren’t specified.

Riolu Pokemon Go
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The Sinnoh Celebration event sees the introduction of shiny Riolu to Pokemon Go…

At this point trainers are very familiar with the Gen 4 starters – Turtwig, Chimchar and Piplup – as each of them have headlined their own Community Day. While these Pokemon weren’t named specifically, they will almost certainly be among those we see during the event.

Sinnoh species exclusive to 7km eggs

Specific Pokemon were named for 7km eggs however, which include, and are not limited to, Budew, Combee, Bronzor, Gible, Riolu, Hippopotas, and Mantyke.

Guarantee yourself a Cranidos

There will also be event specific field research to complete which will, surprise surprise, reward encounters with species from the Sinnoh region. Other field research tasks will reward Sinnoh Stones.

The most notable Pokemon you can find in these tasks is Cranidos, which is just in time to battle Tornadus as its evolved form, Rampardos, is an excellent counter to it.

The task in question to find Cranidos is “Sinnoh Celebration: Use a Sinnoh Stone to evolve a Pokemon.” Of course, just like other field research tasks you can complete it as many times as you want. So find yourselves a PokeStop that is distributing and use it to your heart’s content.

Sinnoh Celebration Event Eggs Research Rewards
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7km egg pool and research task rewards during the Pokemon Go Sinnoh Celebration event…

Lots of shinies to find

Perhaps the most exciting part of the event though, is the chance to capture either shiny Riolu or shiny Hippopotas. These shiny variants have yet to be seen in Pokemon Go and this weekend will present as good of an opportunity as any to get your hands on them.

The announcement didn’t state where exactly you can find them but given similar previous events you should be able to encounter them in any of the wild, Raid Battles, egg hatches or reward encounters.

Riolu is a particular fan favorite among Pokemon fans and will be in contention to win the 2020 Pokemon of the Year award. However, many trainers are hoping Riolu, along with other popular species such as Pikachu and Eevee, don’t win the award so the spotlight can be shone on other ‘mons.

Other shinies you may find during the event are Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Buneary, Bronzor, Budew, Bonsly and Gible. The Land Shark Pokemon is particuarly rare, so trainers will welcome the opportunity for increased Gible spawns, as well as the chance to get hold of the powerful Garchomp.

There may be no bonuses included in this particular event but there will be plenty of species for Pokemon Go trainers to go searching for over the weekend.


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.