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Pokemon Let’s Go ROM | Emulator Improving

Published: 27/Nov/2018 19:32 Updated: 28/Nov/2018 3:40

by Paul Cot

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A Pokemon Let’s Go ROM is already available. The Nintendo Switch emulator has managed to get the game playable shortly after release.

Pokemon Let’s Go Game

Nintendo’s first Pokemon game to appear on the Switch was released less than two weeks ago. The game, based on the first Pokemon games, Red, Blue and Yellow, has been a huge success for Nintendo, having broke sales records in its first week.

Pokemon Let’s Go PC

With such demand for the new Pokemon game, it comes as no surprise that people are trying to get it on PC via emulation.

For those who don’t know, an emulator is a piece of software that acts, or imitates, another computer system. In this case the emulator acts as a Nintendo Switch.

Pokemon Let’s Go is then copied as a ROM file (ROM) which can then be played using the emulator.

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Nintendo Switch Emulator

There are several reasons as to why people might want to play a game on their PC as opposed to the intended hardware.

Firstly, and most sinisterly, it is often to avoid paying for the game and/or hardware. Secondly, it can perhaps be more convenient to play. Other reasons include playing the game in a modified format, such as hacks or increasing the speed of the game.

Pokemon Let’s Go ROM

Even so soon after release there is a Pokemon Let’s Go ROM available. It is branded as playable although this is somewhat debatable. The game still has graphical glitches and the text appears in an unreadable form.

Even so, it is interesting the progress that has been made to emulate a brand new game on current generation hardware. Let’s Go is running on the latest build of Yuzu, one of the main Nintendo Switch emulators.

Emulator and ROM Limitations

Of course, there are limitations beyond the actual stability and quality of the game. The inability to link up with Pokemon Go, battle with fellow Pokemon trainers and trade Pokemon are just a few of the downsides to not playing the game on its intended hardware.

Fake ROMs

ROMs can often come from untrustworthy sources. Therefore, it is very difficult to know what you are actually downloading.

An example of this was a Pokemon Let’s Go ROM being released even prior to release. The ROM had malicious code in it which caused any Nintendo Switch’s attempting to run the ROM to brick. Brick means when a console, or device, becomes completely unusable.

It is important to note that downloading this ROM is an illegal activity as it infringes copyright laws. Moreover, ROMs often don’t offer the authentic experience the original game and hardware does. This is on top of stability and performance issues.

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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.