After months of anticipation, the second part of the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass has been released. The Crown Tundra has got trainers everywhere chomping at the bit to catch ‘em all once again. The Isle of Armor, the first part of the Expansion Pass which came out earlier this year, allowed trainers to get their hands on Urshifu, a brand new Legendary Pokémon. However, they’ve really gone all out with The Crown Tundra: almost all Legendaries from previous games are available to catch here, alongside a smattering of new ones.
Longtime players will likely remember the Legendary Titans, Regirock, Regice and Registeel, from Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. They’ll also probably remember the confusing rigmarole of actually finding the golems. Two steps to the right, two steps down… Then use Strength? You’d probably never have found them if your mate’s older brother hadn’t passed on the quasi-mythical rites onto you.
Well, the Titans are back in The Crown Tundra and they’ve got some new additions: Dragon-type Regidrago and Electric-type Regieleki. Following the gradual trend in making Pokémon games easier and more accessible, the method for encountering them is a bit simpler. Having said that, some of the cryptic clues might leave you scratching your head.
That’s why we’ve put together this step-by-step guide on how to catch all six members of the Regi family. Bear in mind that, unlike previous iterations, if you beat or fail to catch a Titan you can try again as many times as you like.
Pokemon Sword & Shield Crown Tundra - How to Catch Registeel
The iron-willed behemoth, Registeel slumbers in a temple to the south of Freezington, on the western edge of the Giant’s Bed.
Each temple has an inscription on the front, giving you a clue on how to get inside. They all have to be deciphered in order for you to get a chance at catching the Titan inside.
Registeel’s temple says to “Let ring the piercing note that will wake the giant of steel.” All you need to do is push in the left thumbstick to make your character whistle and the door will open. Once inside, simply walk on the circles on the floor until they’re all lit up. Then interact with the statue to trigger the fight with Registeel.
Pokemon Sword & Shield Crown Tundra - How to Catch Regice
The cold-hearted golem, Regice, is (ahem) chilling in a temple to the west of Snowslide Slope.
The inscription above the door says to “Walk together with a living crystal of snow.” Put a Cryogonal in the lead slot of your party to gain access. If you don’t have one already, there should be plenty lurking in the Crown Tundra’s Wild Area for you to catch. Then light up the floor tiles and give the statue a nudge. Stay frosty.
Pokemon Sword & Shield Crown Tundra - How to Catch Regirock
The stony behemoth, Regirock waits in a temple in the southeastern region of the Giant’s Bed.
This temple’s inscription says to “Let the first Pokémon hold a never-changing stone.” Give your lead Pokémon an Everstone and the doors will open. Again, light up the circles and interact with the statue to trigger the battle. Now you’re really rockin’.
Pokemon Sword & Shield Crown Tundra - How to Catch Regieleki and Regidrago
Once you’ve caught the first three, you’ll be able to catch one of the new Titans: Dragon-type Regidrago or Electric-type Regieleki.
They share a temple, which you can find by traveling through the Roaring-Sea Cave, across the Frigid Sea and south towards the Three-Point Pass. A bit of a trek.
You’ll need to have Registeel, Regice, and Regirock in your party to enter this temple. Before you head in, make a note of the patterns on the outside of the temple.
Once you’re inside, you’ll need to step on the tiles to light them up but with a key difference. Mimic the X pattern from outside to encounter Regieleki or the Y pattern to encounter Regidrago. Whichever you choose is totally up to you. Once you lock in a pattern, you can’t change your mind so think carefully before lighting up the tiles. Once the tiles are lit up correctly, interact with the statue to begin your encounter.
Pokemon Sword & Shield Crown Tundra - How to Catch Regigigas
Now you’ve got four Titans in the bag, it’s nearly time for the big daddy golem: Regigigas. The final sting in the tail is that you need all five in your party for the last encounter. That means you’ll have to trade to get Regidrago/Regieleki in your team, depending on which you chose to catch yourself.
Once you’ve got all five in tow, take a Flying Taxi to the bottom of Snowslide Slope. From there, head to the Giant’s Bed. You should be able to find an inactive raid den with sand and a couple of rocks around it.
Provided you have all five Regis in your party, the den will activate when you interact with it. This will allow you to fight a level 100 Dynamax version of Normal-type Regigigas. Beat it and catch it; now you've got all six! Well done you.