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Pokémon: Sword & Shield

Rock Peak Ruins (Regirock)

Ben Chard
Vincent Lau

To enter here, you’ll need an Everstone item.

For our second Regi, we’ll continue exploring the Giant’s Bed. From the Iron Ruins, head straight forward, following the open space. When you reach the road sandwiched by broken brick buildings, turn right and follow the gentle slope downwards. After a while, cut through the tall grass towards the Old Cemetery.

Go around the Old Cemetery, preferably along its right side. Soon, you’ll emerge back at the Giant’s Bed. Ahead, the path will diverge left and right. Go along the path on the right, which leads slightly downwards. You’ll have to pass through some more tall grass. On the right, there’s a stream that leads to Ballimere Lake.

Keep going forward. There should be three large trees ahead. Between these trees is a path leading further in. Go this way and you’ll arrive at the second set of ruins. Clamber up the steps towards the entrance. Turn right and pick up the TR75 Stone Edge. Then check the door for your clue.

“Let the first Pokémon hold a never-changing stone.” This one isn’t too hard, right? Give the first Pokémon in your party the Everstone item to hold. There are many places you can find an Everstone–such as in Turffield. You can also craft an Everstone yourself by using the Cram-o-matic in the Isle of Armor (check the Example Recipes).

Do what the door says and it’ll open with gratitude once you inspect it again. Inside, you’ll arrive at the Rock Peak Ruins. You probably don’t need the instructions a second time, but just in case, walk over the circular panels on the ground until they’re all lit up. Then inspect the lit up statue at the back to fight the ruin’s guardian.

Legendary Pokémon

Pokémon Level Type
"Regirock" IconRegirock 70 Rock

Honestly, most of what we wrote for "Registeel" IconRegisteel is applicable here. The main difference is that "Regirock" IconRegirock is obviously a Rock-type. Also, it has obscenely high physical defense and decent special defense. If you want to deal damage, prioritise special attacks or super-effective attacks. Or you could be here all day.

For attacks, this rugged Regi can use Stone Edge, which can cause a fair amount of damage (especially if it criticals), but has low accuracy. It can also use Superpower, a strong Fighting-type move that lowers its Attack and Defence, or Hammer Arm, which lowers it Speed. Finally, it can use Curse to lower its Speed in exchange for Attack and Defense.

Throughout the fight, Regirock will most likely get slower and slower (through Curse and Hammer Arm), which doesn’t really impact it much. Since it’s super slow already. Its Attack will probably stay roughly the same, until it runs out of Superpower (5 PP) and its Defense will generally have a net increase.

Fighting and Ground-types are great for resisting Stone Edge; Ghost-types will laugh at its Fighting-type moves. A Ground and Ghost-type like "Runerigus" IconRunerigus would be perfect here. But one or the other should be sufficient. A Pokémon with the Pressure Ability could be useful to make it quickly run out of Stone Edge and Superpower (but switch out later so it doesn’t Struggle to death).

Once you’re in a good position, where Regirock has low HP and is paralysed etc., it’s time to throw those Poké Balls like your life depends on it.

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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.

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  • 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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