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Pokemon player goes viral after creating epic Platinum “remake”

Published: 11/Jul/2020 21:40

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon fan went viral after sharing their stunning remake of the 2008 title Platinum. The artist’s epic creation re-imagines the beloved Nintendo DS game like you’ve never seen before.

Pokemon Platinum made its debut in North America in 2009. The DS release was an enhanced version of the popular Diamond & Pearl titles which came out on the same system in 2007.

For years, the community has hoped and dreamed that developer Game Freak would give the classic games a proper remake. After getting nothing, one fan took things into their own hands and made it reality.

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Players were introduced to the Sinnoh region in Gen IV.

Artist re-creates Pokemon Platinum

Players explored the Sinnoh region for the very first time in the Gen IV title, and had to take on the mischievous Team Galactic led by Cyrus. The Platinum version brought more features to the RPG, such as the Wi-Fi Plaza and new characters like Charon.

While the video first went viral on Reddit with over 1.5k upvotes, one of the creator’s behind the incredible project, Thomas Durgetto, posted an HD version of the video on their YouTube channel. It showcases the beloved Pokemon title re-imagined with stunning new graphics that keep in tradition with its original pixel art style.

The gorgeous clip gives fans a view of large sections of the map, showcasing the progress that has been made when re-building the DS release.

Impressively, the creation includes features such as a new UI menu, and day and night cycles. Over on Reddit, the artist revealed how much of the game was coded, and what engine it’s being made on. “This was coded in Unity. I would say the map is at 25% where as the combat is barely at 10% so yeah, still a long way to go.”

While it doesn’t seem like we will be able to play the fan project anytime soon, it’s still neat seeing what the Nintendo DS classic would look like with modern graphics. Platinum continues to be one of the most popular releases in the Nintendo franchise.

A remake of the Gen IV title is often a common request from the community. So much so that fans were let down in August when Unite was announced instead. The MOBA-inspired game was met with backlash as players desperately want to return to the Sinnoh region.


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.