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Pokemon Sword & Shield fan stuns community with Surprise Trade miracle

Published: 3/Sep/2020 23:13

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon Sword & Shield player went viral after finding his long lost Rillaboom. The trainer recovered the Gen VIII starter through a random and miraculous Surprise Trade.

The Pokemon franchise was ushered into its eighth generation with the release of Sword & shield. The Nintendo Switch title introduced players to the Galar region for the very first time.

A fan of the game went viral on Reddit after they shared their incredible story about their long lost Rillaboom. The epic starter was recovered after it was given away by accident in a Surprise Trade.

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Reddit: kashoot_Myself69
The long lost Rillaboom went viral on Reddit in July.

Pokemon player reunited with lost Rillaboom

Back in July, a post went viral when player ‘Kashoot_Myself69‘ asked the community for their help locating a lost Rillaboom. According to the user’s story, their friend had accidentally traded the gorilla away by accident during a Surprise Trade.

The post gained over 6.2k upvotes, as hundreds of players sympathized with the Trainer and wanted to help. The Grass-type was called ‘Funky Monkey’ by its owner, and was traded while holding Dark Glasses. The Redditor even created a lost poster for the monster.

On August 31, the user had an update and revealed that his friend had actually recovered the lost Rillaboom. “It pleases me to inform you all he has been found! Thank you to anyone who tried to help the search,” they said.

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The lost Rillaboom was returned to its owner.

Incredibly, the user explained that his friend had gotten the Pokemon back through another Surprise Trade: “About a month later, he was wonder trading in hopes of finding him, and by some amazing string of luck, he actually got him back via wonder trade. It was extremely lucky that he actually got him back!”

When someone asked how they knew it was the exact same gorilla, the Trainer said: “When you get a pokemon from a trade, it says “Take good care of (Pokemon Name/Nickname)!” But when you recieve a pokemon that you’ve previously traded before,like when you do a trade back to evolve pokemon, it will say “Welcome back (Pokemon Name/Nickname)!”

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Despite the happy ending, the player also explained that some people with good intentions tried to send them faked versions of the Rillaboom that were hacked. “There were a few funky monkeys who were not so funky, as they were hacked into the game by people trying to help in the wrong ways.”

This isn’t the first time that players have sent away a special Pokemon by accident, so if nothing else, let this be a lesson to look twice before confirming a trade.

Despite releasing at the end of 2019, the Sword & Shield has already gone on to become the third highest-selling title in the franchise. Proof that Pokemon has never been more popular.


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
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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.