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Pokemon Go: What are Elite TMs and where to get them?

Published: 28/Apr/2020 11:25

by Paul Cot


Elite TMs finally allow you to take full control over what moves your Pokemon learn in Pokemon Go.

Unlike traditional Technical Machines (more commonly known as TMs), you can actually select which move you want your Pokemon to learn with Elite TMs. That means no more hoping for the Pokemon gods (Arceus?) to give you the right move.

That’s not all though, as Elite TMs will open up the move pool to not only Community Day exclusive moves but Legacy Moves. This is a game changer for GO Battle League players, although might disgruntle some owners of those rare moves.

Psystrike Mewtwo Elite TM
Teaching Mewtwo Psystrike will be among the popular exclusive moves trainers want to teach their Pokemon…

Pick your Pokemon moves

The ability to select what moves you can learn takes a page out of the mainline Pokemon game’s handbook. Until Pokemon Go, it would have been unthinkable for a lot of trainers to not be able to pick which move a Pokemon can learn.

Not only will it potentially save wasting several Fast TMs and Charged TMs, but it will make PvP battling a lot more even. Mewtwo with Psystrike and Swampert with Hydro Cannon are just two examples of exclusive Charge Moves that give a huge, often unassailable advantage.

As a result we can expect to see more GO Battle League matches featuring Pokemon with these exclusive moves. After all, there’s a reason they have been so rare until now, and that’s because they’re very powerful!

How to earn Elite TMs

Much like traditional TMs in Pokemon Go, there are two forms of Elite TMs – Elite Charged TM and Elite Fast TM. As their names give away, they differentiate between Charge and Fast Moves.

The best way to get an Elite TM is by reaching Rank 7 in GO Battle League. A lot of trainers have since reached Rank 7 and many are already there but have yet to receive one. This is because it is an end of season reward and therefore won’t be given out until May 1.

You might be thinking this means Elite TMs are going to be hard to come by. Well, you’re right, they are supposed to be rare and valuable, which makes sense given the moves they bring to the table.

These super rare TMs can also be sometimes found in the Pokemon Go Shop boxes. Most recently it was available within the Abra Community Day special box. These won’t often be seen however, and may cost real money. Elite TMs cannot be purchased as individual items either – at least not now.

Elite TMs will certainly shake up the PvP scene in Pokemon Go. Just make sure when you’re using one you do so astutely because it might be a while before you get your hands on another.


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.