Legendary giants (Japanese: 巨人伝説 legendary giants, 伝説の巨人 Giants of legend, or 巨人の伝説 legendary giants) is a term used in Pokémon Sword and Shield to refer to the group of Legendary Pokémon consisting of Regirock, Regice, Registeel, Regieleki, and Regidrago. They are also known as Legendary titans and as the Regis in the March 2023 Pokémon GO Newsletter and an April 2023 article on Pokémon.com. They have also been called Legendary golems by fans. They were previously referred to as a trio before the introductions of Regieleki and Regidrago in The Crown Tundra.
Each has seven dots for eyes, arranged in a different pattern, similar to the braille that is connected to their legend. Unlike the Legendary birds and Legendary beasts, the giants do not have Pressure as their Ability, though the original three giants do share the Ability Clear Body.
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Long ago, the legendary master of all the giants; Regigigas, after pulling the continents into place, decided to create smaller, weaker giants in its image, using various, different materials, specifically rocks, ice, magma, pure electric energy and crystallized dragon energy, which would be known as Regirock, Regice, Registeel, Regieleki and Regidrago. Regieleki and Regidrago in special are said to be the most powerful of the 5 giants created by Regigigas; Regieleki is said to be capable of creating all of Galar's electricity and removing the rings in its body, it'd unleash its latent power, while Regidrago is said to have the power of all dragon Pokémon and that it was sealed before its body and full potential were completed by its creator.
All of the giants were once worshipped by the Humans, however, at some point, they were all deemed too powerful to be left free, deciding to seal each of them far away from each other. Regigigas was sealed in Sinnoh's Snowpoint Temple, Regirock was sealed in Hoenn's Desert Ruins, Regice was sealed in Hoenn's Island Cave, Registeel was sealed in Hoenn's Ancient Tomb and both Regieleki and Regidrago were sealed together in Crown Tundra's Split-Decision Ruins. With all of them sealed, the ancient people hoped that'd prevent them from causing any further destruction and terror, but with the hope that they could be tamed one day.
|Moves in bold are STAB. Moves in italics do no damage.
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In the core series games
Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire
In the Hoenn Generation III games and the remakes, the player must first unlock the tombs which hold the three giants by solving the puzzle in the Sealed Chamber. Only after doing this will they then be obtainable. Regirock is found in the Desert Ruins on Route 111. To encounter Regirock, the player must walk two steps to the right, two steps down and then use StrengthRSORAS or walk two steps to the left, then two steps down and use Rock SmashE. Regice is found in the Island Cave on Route 105, and to encounter it, the player must wait two minutes in front of the signRSORAS or walk a counterclockwise lap around the walls of the caveE. Registeel is found in the Ancient Tomb on Route 120, and it is necessary to go to the middle of the room and use FlyRSORAS or FlashE to open its cave.
Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Brilliant Diamond, and Shining Pearl
The original three legendary giants are only obtainable in Pokémon Platinum if the player has a fateful encounter Regigigas in their party and has entered the Hall of Fame. Regirock is present in the Rock Peak Ruins on Route 228, Regice is present in the Iceberg Ruins in Mount Coronet, and Registeel is present in the Iron Ruins on Iron Island. In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Regigigas can be encountered in the basement of Snowpoint Temple if the player has the other three giants in their party. In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Regigigas is again obtainable in Snowpoint Temple if the player has the other giants, though said other giants can now be encountered by using Discovery Slates in Ramanas Park's Discovery Room.
Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, the original three legendary giants are obtainable in the Underground Ruins. Normally, the door in the Underground Ruins leads to a chamber where none of the giants are found; however, if one of three special keys is activated, the door will instead lead to the chamber of the titan corresponding to that key. The Rock Peak Key for Regirock is obtained immediately after the player enters the Hall of Fame; after catching Regirock, the player will obtain either the Iron Key for RegisteelB2 or the Iceberg Key for RegiceW2. The opposite version's key may be obtained by transferring it with Unova Link from a game that has it, allowing all three giants to be encountered in one game. Regigigas can be encountered in the lowest floor of Twist Mountain if the other three giants are all in the party.
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, each of the legendary giants may be encountered in the Ultra Space Wilds by following a yellow Ultra Wormhole to the Cave World during the Ultra Warp Ride. Regigigas only appears here in Pokémon Ultra Moon, though the original three are obtainable in both versions.
Pokémon Sword and Shield
The legendary giants appear in The Crown Tundra in Pokémon Sword and Shield. They reside in ruins dotted about the Crown Tundra, which cannot be entered until Legendary Clue 2 is obtained. The original three each have individual ruins; however, Regieleki and Regidrago share the same ruin, in which the player must select one of the two to obtain. Each ruin's door is closed unless a certain requirement is met, hinted at in writing on the doors. These requirements are: having the first Pokémon in the party hold an Everstone for the Rock Peak Ruins, where Regirock is encountered; having a Cryogonal be the walking Pokémon for the Iceberg Ruins, where Regice is encountered; whistling at the door for the Iron Ruins, where Registeel is encountered; and having Regirock, Regice, and Registeel be in the party for the Split-Decision Ruins, where either Regieleki or Regidrago is encountered. The Split-Decision Ruins may only be entered after the giants of the other three ruins have been caught, even if the three were traded or transferred from another game. Inside each of the ruins, after the pattern on the floor has been lit up by running over it, interacting with the statue will cause the titan to appear; in the case of the Split-Decision Ruins, the player must mark the pattern corresponding to the giant of their choice, and after the giant is encountered, the tiles that were not part of its pattern are permanently dimmed, even if it was defeated or fled from. If Regirock, Regice, Registeel, Regieleki, and Regidrago are all in the party, a usually dormant Pokémon Den in the Giant's Bed will activate, containing a Max Raid Battle without allies against a Dynamax Regigigas; notably, this Regigigas is level 100.
In spin-off games
In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team and their remake, Rescue Team DX, each of them appear in the Buried Relic dungeon on specific floors as bosses, with Regirock on 15F, Regice on 25F, and Registeel on 35F. On defeat, the player will receive the Rock Part, Ice Part, and Steel Part, which not only can be used separately to recruit the giants, but can be combined to create the Music Box, an item which can cause Mew to appear randomly in Buried Relic.
In Explorers of Time, Darkness, & Sky, the Aegis Cave houses all three of the giants as well as Regigigas. The player's team must have the right Unown stones that spell out each typing of the Pokémon (specifically, ICE, ROCK, and STEEL) in order to enter each titan's chamber. If the party does not have these stones, they must enter that titan's cave in order to collect more Unown stones. After beating all three Pokémon, the party immediately heads to Regigigas' Chamber to battle it.
The legendary giants each appear as bosses in Colossal Forest. Regirock is the boss of Stage 1, Regice is the boss of Stage 2, and Registeel is the boss of Stage 3. Their leader, Regigigas, is the boss of the subsequent stage, Stage 4.
After reaching the Silver Rank, players can go to Triangle Temple on the Grass Continent. Like in Red and Blue Rescue Team, each member of the trio acts as a boss for certain floors, with Regirock appearing on B3F, Regice on B6F, Registeel on B9F, and their leader, Regigigas, on B12F. After beating the dungeon, all four Pokémon connect with the player.
In Pokémon UNITE, the legendary giants, excluding Regidrago, serve as major objectives in Theia Sky Ruins. Regieleki appears on the top path, while a random member between Regirock, Regice, or Registeel appears on the bottom path. The game rerolls the bottom giant every time one spawns.
Regigigas appears separately, as an objective in Auroma Park and in Mer Stadium. In Mer Stadium, Regigigas only appears during Catch 'Em Battles. In Catch 'Em Battles, the player who defeats Regigigas can temporarily play as Regigigas.
In the anime
The legendary giants debuted in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, guarding the Tree of Beginning from intruders. They each followed Ash, Brock, May, Max, Kidd, Jessie, and James throughout the tunnel network beneath the Tree of Beginning. Once the intruders had all been consumed by the Tree, the legendary giants retreated.
The legendary giants made their main series debuts under the ownership of Brandon, each of which battled Ash's Pokémon throughout his journey to collect the Symbols. When Ash had finally defeated Regice, he was awarded the Brave Symbol.
Project Mew acquired the three legendary giants during Pokémon Journeys: The Series. In Chasing to the Finish!, they were used to unseal the Split-Decision Ruins so that Goh and Gary could catch Regieleki and Regidrago, respectively, for their Trial Mission. Once brought together, the five giants awakened a Dynamax Regigigas.
In the manga
- Main article: Brandon's Legendary giants
The legendary giants make two major appearances and two cameo appearances in Pokémon Adventures.
Steven and the Hoenn Elite Four unsealed the three giants in order to stop the effects of the clash between Kyogre and Groudon from spreading beyond Sootopolis City. After the clash was stopped, the giants rebelled against their controllers and later disappeared.
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure
Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl: Regigigas Major Capture Operation!!
The legendary giants appeared in Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl: Regigigas Major Capture Operation!!. Kaito, Yuki, and Kento each owned one member of the trio. They were used to awaken Regigigas, which was caught by Kaito.
- In Pokémon Colosseum, the puzzles needed to unlock the legendary giants in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire are referenced in Battle Mode's Single Battle Mount Battle. The 90th Trainer, Area Leader Axley, has a party consisting of Regirock, Regice, Registeel, Flygon, Relicanth, and Wailord. Flygon is included because it was the only species at the time that could learn Dig, Strength, and Fly, which are required for the Sealed Chamber's second puzzle, the Desert Ruins' puzzle, and the Ancient Tomb's puzzle respectively.
- When the giants are encountered in Pokémon Platinum, Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, and Pokémon Sword and Shield, a arranged version of the music used in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald is played. This theme is also used for Regigigas in Black 2 and White 2.
- This theme was present in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, but goes unused.
- Regirock, Regice, and Registeel are the only Generation III Legendary Pokémon to not be featured in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
- All of the original legendary giants, as well as Regigigas, share a weakness to Fighting-type moves, making them the only Legendary trio to share a common weakness, but not a common type.
- The legendary giants are the first Legendary trio to gain new members from a different generation.
- It is also the only Legendary Pokémon group to be a quintet.
- Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon and Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are the only games that Regirock, Regice, and Registeel can be encountered in to not use a remix of the original Generation III battle music; Ultra Sun and Moon use the original, while Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl use an original composition.
- Because the legendary giants can be encountered after defeating Cynthia but before acquiring National Pokédex in Pokémon Platinum, it is the only occasion where Pokémon not included in the regional Pokédex can be encountered before the National Pokédex is unlocked in games with National Pokédex outside of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, where such situation is common.
In other languages
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