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RUMOR: Pokemon Sword and Shield to have two or more regions?

Published: 5/Mar/2019 14:12 Updated: 5/Mar/2019 14:42

by Paul Cot


There has already been plenty of speculation of what else Pokemon Sword and Shield will entail. The latest rumor, or suggestion, is that the Galar region will be accompanied by the Kalos region.

Pokemon rumors

Few details were released about the upcoming Pokemon Sword and Shield games. Of course we now know the titles, and already knew the game was coming in late 2019 on the Nintendo Switch.

Three new starter Pokemon were also announced: Grookey, Scorbunny and Sobble. We also got two minutes of footage (some gameplay) which highlighted the new Galar region.

Due to the sparse details that were included, rumors are circulating as to what else Pokemon Sword and Shield will feature. One leak, which was proven correct on other details, has stated a concept called armored evolution is coming.

Another rumor, which unlike the above is based on speculation, is that there will be more than one region. More specifically, it is suggested the Kalos region will also be playable. Here’s the logic.

NintendoNorthern area of the Galar region in Pokemon Sword Shield…

Galar and Kalos region

The Galar region, which is almost certainly based on Britain, is the setting of Pokemon’s eighth region. After all, this is generation 8 of the Pokemon series.

There are a few reasons why Galar may not be the only region in Pokemon Sword and Shield, however.

Kalos and Galar at war

The first theory as to why Kalos will feature, is the story-line of where it was first playable, in Pokemon X and Y. Released in 2013, Pokemon X and Y is based in France, and within the confines of the story is at war with an unknown region.

Furthermore, there is also a train station in Couriway Town (Kalos) which is unavailable to use. During this unnamed point in history, France and Britain could have easily been at war.

Perhaps the train stations in both regions lead to one another!

Pokemon X and Y unfinished

As Qaboi states on Reddit, “Pokemon X and Y was slightly unfinished. They are the only main games in the series to never get a remake/sequel. There are few areas in the game that are inaccessible and there are some items that haven’t seen any use.

Pokemon Sword and Shield’s development would have started around this time, also.

Melmetal significance

According to Melmetal’s Pokedex entry, it was last seen 3,000 years ago. Coincidentally, or perhaps not so much, the Kalos war also occurred 3,000 years ago.

Similar caves in Sword Shield and X Y

Elsewhere, Jaysheth1080p highlights the similarity in the caves between Pokemon Sword and Shield, and Pokemon X and Y. The obvious conclusion to draw from this is that they are, in some shape or form, connected.

Kalos cave (left) compared to Galar cave (right)

Teasing the maps

In the lead up to the Pokemon Sword and Shield reveal, every Pokemon region to date was teased.

This led some Pokemon fans to believe this was a tease that all regions would be included. Admittedly, this could be some way off but even as unlikely as it is, even from a hardware perspective, this could still turn out to be true.

Nevertheless, teasing previous maps was key in the build up to Pokemon Day.

This, combined with the clues listed above, suggests it is perhaps likely there will be more than just the Galar region in Pokemon Sword and Shield.


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.