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Pokémon: Sword & Shield

Legendary Pokémon Regigigas

Ben Chard
Vincent Lau

(1 of 2) Here’s the den in question.

Here’s the den in question. (left), You must place the 5 Regi in your party. (right)

Actually, there is one more thing you’ll need these Regi for. First, you’ll need to somehow obtain (or borrow) the Regi that you didn’t catch in Split-Decision Ruins. Once you’ve gathered all 5 Regi ("Registeel" IconRegisteel, "Regirock" IconRegirock, "Regice" IconRegice, "Regieleki" IconRegieleki and "Regidrago" IconRegidrago), look for a peculiar max raid den in Giant’s Bed, near the entrance to Snowslide Slope.

This den is surrounded by four small rocks. If you interact with it normally, you’ll be told there’s nothing in the den–and you can’t use a Wishing Piece to activate it either. Instead, put the 5 Regi in your party. You’ll probably want your lead Pokémon to be a strong one as well–good picks include "Zacian" IconZacian/"Zamazenta" IconZamazenta or "Urshifu" IconUrshifu.

Once you’re prepared, inspect the mysterious den with your party of Regi (and their plus one). If done correctly, the den will light up; go and have a proper look. Whoosh, you’ll be sucked into a special Max Raid battle!

Max Raid Battle

Pokémon Level Type
"Regigigas" IconRegigigas ??? Normal

This hulking fella is the leader of the Regi. Although it can seem intimidating, it’s pretty easy if you act fast. You see, "Regigigas" IconRegigigas has an Ability that halves its Attack and Speed stats for 5 turns. Unless you’re severely underpowered, the fight shouldn’t last longer than 5 turns.

For attacks, it can use Crush Grip, Zen Headbutt, Hammer Arm and Giga Impact. Most likely, unless you’ve trained the Regi, your main damage dealer will be your lead Pokémon. Fighting-types will do the most damage, but be wary of Zen Headbutt. Urshifu (Single Strike Style) or "Pangoro" IconPangoro needn’t worry about this though.

So long as you pick your Pokémon carefully and don’t let this fight drag on, you should win with just one Pokémon. If you made a mistake and your lead Pokémon faints, switch in Regieleki and use Thunder Cage to whittle its remaining HP. Unlike the other Regi, Regieleki isn’t slow as a mollusc so you can actually get some good damage in.

Bring Regigigas down to 0 HP and you’ll be able to catch it. It has a guaranteed catch rate too; easy!

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    Pokemon Company International
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    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    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.

Brand New October 2020:

Version 1.2

  • A Complete Walkthrough of the Isle of Armor.
  • Details of all 16 new Wild Areas, including Pokémon encounter rates.
  • All the new Max Raid Dens: Locations and Featured Pokémon.
  • Images and Locations of All 150 of the Missing Diglett.
  • The Isle of Armor Pokédex (featuring 100 Returning Pokémon).
  • Recipes for the Cram-o-matic.
  • A Full Walkthrough featuring Pokémon encounter rates.
  • All Gym Encounters and Strategies.
  • New Items: Mints & Natures Explained.
  • Post Game content including Champion Cup.
  • Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing.
  • The Galar Region Pokédex (featuring 400 Pokemon).

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