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Pokemon Go’s new PokeCoin system is more inclusive, trainer argues

Published: 7/Sep/2020 20:33

by Paul Cot

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There’s no doubt that a lot of trainers have been critical of the new Pokemon Go PokeCoin system. One trainer has explained why they think it is an improvement on the old one, though.

The new system went into testing back in May of this year. Since then it has been introduced to new regions and fine-tuned in an attempt to match trainer’s high expectations.

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The initial feedback was clear – trainers believed the changes made earning PokeCoins even harder. This was due to the addition of adding daily tasks to earn those PokeCoins.

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The earning of PokeCoins has been much debated over the past few months…

Multiple ways to get PokeCoins

On paper, this sounded like a good idea but in the eyes of many, it just made earning the maximum 50 PokeCoins even harder. An example of the set of required tasks is as follows:

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  • Transfer a Pokemon
  • Catch a Pokemon
  • Win a raid
  • Make a Great Throw
  • Defeat a Team GO Rocket Grunt

Some of these tasks take no time at all and they can of course vary day by day. The only one of these that may cause some trainers problem is “Win a raid”.

This can be difficult for those who don’t have a gym near them. Given the reward here is 20 PokeCoins, it means using a Remote Raid Pass isn’t worth it either. That aside though, if you can avoid the Win a raid task then it is a relatively easy 20 PokeCoins.

The counter-argument to this is the new system fragments earning coins even more. This makes earning those 50 coins take even longer as well.

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Suits regions with hyper-competitive gyms

This is a fair point but for regions with hyper-competitive gym scenes – such as Taiwan – the new system is more inclusive. One trainer who is a resident of Taipei explains why the new system suits them: “The old coin system of 50 coins for 8+ hours in a gym was impossible for any but the most dedicated of gym attackers. It would take several hours per day just to get the daily gym 50 coins; believe me, I tried being that guy years ago.”

While the new system won’t get the much-coveted 50 PokeCoins a day, it will allow trainers who live in such competitive regions of the world, at least 20 coins.

It seems the new system is a way to make it easier for those in densely populated areas. This is something that may irk rural players though, as this was one of the few advantages they had over their urban counterparts.

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Niantic have yet to announce when, and if, the new system will be introduced universally. There could be some further tweaking before it is released, but expect some type of correspondence on that matter soon.

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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.

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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.

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Here’s Regirock, Regice and Registeel’s temple locations:

  • Regirock: Northeast of Dyna Tree Hill
  • Regice: Snowslide Slope
  • Registeel: West of Giant’s Bed
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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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