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Regigigas joins Pokémon Go in a Colossal Discovery

The big boy is hitting EX raids and also a special paid Special Research

Regigigas poses menacingly in Pokémon Go Niantic
Julia Lee (she/her) is a guides producer, writing guides for games like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Genshin Impact. She helped launch the Rift Herald in 2016.

Regigigas is finally coming to Pokémon Go, as both a limited-time event and as an EX raid target.

Regigigas will become the EX raid target in November, but if you want an earlier try at the gigantic legendary Pokémon, you’ll need to buy a ticket — which costs $7.99 — to participate in the Colossal Discovery Special Research. Note that this costs actual money, and cannot be purchased with Pokecoins, Pokémon Go’s in-game currency.

Completing A Colossal Discovery will reward a medal, up to 10 raid passes, an Unova Stone, a Sinnoh Stone, and a special avatar pose. After buying the pass, you have to open Pokémon Go on Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. in your local time for the Special Research to appear. Once you do this, you’ll have as long as you need to complete it. Tickets will only be on sale until Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. in your time zone.

To prepare for the king of the Regis, Regirock, Regice, and Registeel will return to raids from Nov. 1 until Nov. 4. More rock-, steel-, and ice-type Pokémon like Geodude, Magnemite, Swinub, Aron, and Spheal will also spawn at an increased rate. Aerodactyl, Shuckle, Sneasel, Skarmory, Snorunt, and Beldum will also hatch more frequently from eggs.

Shiny Regirock, Registeel, and Regice, with their regular forms in Pokémon Go Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Niantic

The announcement does note that players should be prepared to try to grab a Regirock, Regice, and Registeel after activating the Special Research, as they’re necessary to grab Regigigas from A Colossal Discovery. It’s likely that the other Pokémon with increased spawn rates will also be necessary to complete the research tasks.

Along with all of this comes Shiny Skarmory, Regirock, Regice, and Registeel.

Shiny Skarmory and regular Skarmory in Pokémon Go Niantic via Polygon

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