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Pokemon Go trainer defeats Raid Boss Machamp with just one Pokemon

Published: 30/Jul/2020 4:14

by Paul Cot


Machamp features in three-star Raid Battles in Pokemon Go. Defeating it by yourself is hard enough, but doing so with just one Pokemon is even tougher.

That’s exactly what one trainer has managed to do, though. Many guides state you need a minimum of two trainers to defeat the iconic fighting-type ‘mon but this player has proven that incorrect.

In addition to proving this false, the trainer in question, Mlberry1991, did it without fainting one of their Pokemon. The question is how do you defeat a Machamp that has 19,707 CP with just one Pokemon?

Shadow Mewtwo

The answer to that is Shadow Mewtwo. Some of you may be confused why it is strong, let’s explain.

Firstly, it is weak to psychic attacks, receiving 160% of the usual damage. This puts Mewtwo in pole position to be arguably the absolute best Machamp counter. That is nowhere near enough to defeat such a strong Pokemon by itself, however.

The Kanto legend has the sixth best attack stat in all of Pokemon Go. Many trainers will be know that attack is the most important stat when deciding which Pokemon to use in Raid Battles. This is in comparison to GO Battle League (PvP) where bulk is needed.

Again though, this wouldn’t be enough to take a Tier 3 Raid Battle down by itself. That’s where its Shadow form comes into play.

Shadow Pokemon have their attack boosted by 20%, although that comes at the expense of their defense stat which drops 20%. It is this extra 20% that allows you to defeat Machamp albeit barely.

Shadow Mewtwo is widely considered to be the best attacking Pokemon in the mobile game and it is feats such as this that proves it. To our knowledge this is the first time a trainer has defeated Machamp in Raid Battles with just a single Pokemon.

Interestingly the Shadow Mewtwo in question didn’t even have the max CP of 4,178 but instead 4,101. There was also a lot of expert dodging involved, something that is hard to master.

With such impressive results maybe trainers will join Team Rocket to take advantage of more Shadow Pokemon. On the other hand Niantic could nerf them, too, so be careful before going to the dark side.


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.