Pokémon Sword and Shield has released the second DLC for the game, and The Crown Tundra has brought back a slew of Legendary Pokémon from previous games. One of the hardest to acquire is the No. 486 Regigigas, who was initially introduced with Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.
The first of the Regis was the original trio of Registeel, Regirock, and Regice. Their introduction came all the way back in the third series of Pokémon games, Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.
Like the previous times Regigigas has appeared in Pokémon games, you won’t be able to encounter it in Pokémon Sword and Shield until you’ve acquired the other Regis. However, this is extra difficult this time around.
In the past, you’d need to have just Registeel, Regirock, and Regice, all of which tend to be catchable in the same game. This time, the newly introduced pair of Regidrago and Regieleki have thrown a wrench into the mix.
How to get Registeel, Regirock, Regice, Regidrago, and Regieleki
In order to even try to encounter and catch Regigigas, you’ll first need all five other Regis. The first three can be caught in any game by solving a series of riddles.
They’ll all be Level 70, so you’ll need a strong party in order to capture them. Once you’ve acquired all three, you’ll need both Regidrago and Regieleki. If you want more details on catching the Regis, follow our comprehensive guide.
The catch is that in your game, you can normally only get Regidrago or Regieleki, not both of them. In order to have both, you’ll need to either trade with someone else to get the one you’re missing or use Pokémon HOME.
If you’re willing to put in some extra legwork by going through the game a second time on a new profile, you can get the Regi you didn’t choose the first time and bring it in to your main game. You can use our guide to Pokémon HOME for help in doing that.
How to find Regigigas and start the encounter
Once you’ve got Registeel, Regirock, Regice, Regidrago, and Regieleki, you’ll need all five of them in your party before you can encounter Regigigas. That means you’ll only have room for one other Pokémon before beginning the encounter.
Once you’re ready, you’ll need to locate a very specific Max Raid Pokémon Den in Giant’s Bed. The easiest way to find it is to fly to the bottom part of Snowslide Slope and then head south.
It’s not too hard to find, as it’ll be surrounded by four big rocks in a square formation. You’ll also notice this den isn’t lit up like the others you’d normally find in the Wild Area.
Once you’ve found it, all you need to do is interact with the den while you have all five other Regis in your party to begin the encounter. Be sure you’re ready for a fight though, Regigigas isn’t going to go down easy.
Tips to defeating Level 100 Regigigas
Regigigas will be Level 100 when you encounter it, which makes it more than formidable. As five of your party slots will be taken up by the various Regis needed to trigger the encounter, your final choice will be key.
Since Regigigas is a pure Normal Type Pokémon, you’re going to want a strong Fighting Type Pokémon to go to battle. The best choices would be a Gigantamax Machamp or a Conkeldurr, both of which you’ll want to be Level 100.
You can go in with another strong Pokémon that has a Fighting Type move, but it’ll be a more difficult encounter. Fortunately, Regigigas has an ability that will help you as the battle gets going.
Regigigas’ signature ability is Slow Start, which halves its Speed and Attack during the first five turns of a battle. This means you’ll have the jump, and be taking significantly less damage, during those first five turns.
Do your best to deliver all the needed damage from the start, and you can take out Regigigas before it actually gets going. Once you’ve defeated it, Regigigas has a guaranteed catch rate, so toss your favorite Poké Ball for your newly defeated Regigigas.
Can Regigigas be encountered in its Shiny Form?
If you’re interested in acquiring a rare Shiny Regigigas, you’ll be happy to know it is not Shiny Locked in Pokémon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra. Just like all of the Regis in this game, you can encounter their Shiny Form if you have some patience.
If you’re serious about getting a Shiny Regigigas, you probably want to complete the main game’s Pokédex first in order to get the Shiny Charm. This will improve your chances of encountering Shiny Regigigas significantly.
As for the battle, it’ll be the same, and you’ll still have the guaranteed catch rate. Fortunately that means you won’t need to waste a Master Ball, and can get your Shiny Regigigas in whatever special Poké Ball you prefer once you’ve found it. Good luck Shiny hunting!