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Pokémon: Sword & Shield

Iron Ruins (Registeel)

Ben Chard
Vincent Lau

The first ruin we’ll cover is the nearest one from Freezington. You may have gone past it already, if you started Calyrex’s quest.

Leave Freezington via the exit nearest to the base camp. Cut through Frostpoint Field and turn left into the Giant’s Bed. The first Regi ruin is just ahead, on your right. Go up the steps towards the door. Remember to grab TR70 Flash Cannon on the right. Inspect the door to learn a clue: “Let ring the piercing note that will wake the giant of steel.”

Any ideas? Click down the left circle stick to whistle. If you did it right, the door will swing wide open. Inside, you’ll emerge in the Iron Ruins. Walk across the circular panels on the floor, until all 7 are lit up. If you walk over a lit up panel, the light will turn off, so pay attention to where your feet are.

The statue at the back of the room should light its eyes. Inspect the statue and select “yes” to challenge the keeper of the ruins.

Legendary Pokémon

Pokémon Level Type
"Registeel" IconRegisteel 70 Steel

All three of the original Regi trio are defensive-based, with "Registeel" IconRegisteel having balanced physical and special defense stats. As such, outlasting the Regi shouldn’t be your main concern. Still, it’s a good idea to have ample healing items on standby.

Good Pokémon to send out are Electric-types to resist its Steel and Electric moves, although the latter probably won’t scratch you. For attacks, it can use Heavy Slam and Flash Cannon for STAB damage, Charge Beam, which starts weak but gets progressively stronger, and Iron Defense to rapidly up its defense.

If possible, start by inflicting Registeel with paralysis. Electric-types should be great at this. You could induce Sleep if you’d prefer, but you may have to keep re-applying it when it wakes up. Next, weaken it with any moves that tickle your fancy. Unless you’re overpowered, Registeel can probably take a lot of punishment.

Since Registeel likes to use Iron Defense, you may want to use special attacks to begin with, to bypass the boosted defense. Then switch over to physical moves to gradually chip away. Depending on how many times Registeel has boosted its defense, you might not even need False Swipe to get it down to low HP.

From there, there’s nothing to it but mindless Poké Ball throwing. The Regi all have low catch rates, so you may have to be patient. Be sure to bring plenty of good Poké Balls. Ultra Balls are great by default or you can mix things up by using Dusk Balls during the night or Timer Balls if the fight drags on, et cetera.

Catch Registeel and Legendary Clue 2 will be updated. Peony will also call you, to see how you’re faring. This will happen for every Regi you catch, except the last one.

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    Pokemon Company International
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    15 November 2019
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    21 March 2024
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Welcome to our comprehensive strategy guide for Pokémon: Sword and Shield, the latest entries in the Pokémon video game franchise. Our guide also incorporates all the DLC, including the Isle of Armor and brand new Crown Tundra DLC.

In Sword and Shield, you explore the Galar region, based on the United Kingdom, alongside rivals Hop, Bede and Marnie, with the aim to dethrone the Pokémon League Champion.

The games introduce several new features such as Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing, functions that increase size and change forms of certain Pokémon; the Wild Area, a large open world with free camera movement; and raids with co-op battling. They also reintroduce features previously seen in Sun and Moon and Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!, such as regional variants and roaming Pokémon depicted in the overworld.

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