Legendary giants

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The legendary giants in the anime

The legendary giants[note 1] (Japanese: 巨人伝説(きょじんでんせつ) legendary giants, 伝説(でんせつ)巨人(きょじん) Giants of legend, or 巨人(きょじん)伝説(でんせつ) legendary giants), a term used in Pokémon Sword and Shield, are a group of Legendary Pokémon consisting of Regirock, Regice, Registeel, Regieleki, and Regidrago. They were previously referred to as a trio before the introductions of Regieleki and Regidrago in The Crown Tundra.

They are also known as the Legendary titans.[1] They were referred to as the Regis in the March 2023 Pokémon GO Newsletter and an April 2023 article on Pokémon.com by a contributing fan writer.[2] They were referred to as the Legendary Rock Pokémon in Pokémon Emerald: Prima's Official Strategy Guide.[3] They have also been called Legendary golems by fans.

Shared design

The giants share very similar names in English. 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. Like them, however, the legendary giants have a leader (and like the beasts, a creator) in Regigigas. Each member requires a puzzle to unlock them in the games they are in.

History

Long ago, the Legendary Pokémon Regigigas created other Pokémon in its own image, using ice, rocks, magma, a cluster of electric energy, and crystallized dragon energy, which would be known as Regice, Regirock, Registeel, Regieleki, and Regidrago respectively. Regieleki and Regidrago are especially powerful among the giants, but both are not in their full power, Regieleki was fitted with special non-conductive equipment to limit its power,[4] and Regidrago was sealed within ancient ruins before it was completed by Regigigas.[5]

All of the giants used to live alongside humans and were worshipped by them, until they were sealed away for fear of their power. Regirock was sealed in Hoenn's Desert RuinsRSEORAS/Sinnoh's Rock Peak RuinsDPPtBDSP/Galar's Rock Peak RuinsSwShCT, Regice in Hoenn's Island Cave RSEORAS/Sinnoh's Iceberg RuinsDPPtBDSP/Galar's Iceberg RuinsSwShCT, Registeel in Hoenn's Ancient TombRSEORAS/Sinnoh's Iron RuinsDPPtBDSP/Galar's Iron RuinsSwShCT, and both Regieleki and Regidrago together in Galar's Split-Decision Ruins.

Similar movesets

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Regirock
 Rock 
378Regice.png
Regice
 Ice 
379Registeel.png
Registeel
 Steel 
894Regieleki.png
Regieleki
 Electric 
895Regidrago.png
Regidrago
 Dragon 
1 Rock Throw Icy Wind Metal Claw Thunder Shock Twister
Charge Beam Rapid Spin Vise Grip
6 Bulldoze Electroweb Bite
12 Ancient Power*
18 Stomp Shock Wave Dragon Breath
24 Rock Slide Ice Beam Iron Head Thunder Wave Focus Energy
Flash Cannon
30 Curse Extreme Speed Crunch
36 Iron Defense Amnesia Iron Defense Thunder Cage Dragon Claw
Amnesia
42 Hammer Arm Thunderbolt Hammer Arm
48 Stone Edge Blizzard Heavy Slam Magnet Rise Dragon Dance
54 Superpower Thrash
60 Lock-On Laser Focus
66 Zap Cannon* Dragon Energy
72 Hyper Beam
78 Explosion
Moves in bold are STAB. Moves in italics do no damage.


Base stat comparison

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Regirock
378Regice.png
Regice
379Registeel.png
Registeel
894Regieleki.png
Regieleki
895Regidrago.png
Regidrago
HP
80
80
80
80
200
Atk
100
50
75
100
100
Def
200
100
150
50
50
Sp. Atk
50
100
75
100
100
Sp. Def
100
200
150
50
50
Spd
50
50
50
200
80
Total 580 580 580 580 580


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

Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire

All three members of the legendary giants can be found in the Ruins area on both fields of Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team/Rescue Team DX

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.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Darkness, & Sky

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.

Pokémon Battle Trozei

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.

Pokémon Rumble U

In Pokémon Rumble U, all three members can be fought in the A Colossal Throwdown challenge in Melodious Woodland, along with Golurk, Giratina, and their leader, Regigigas.

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon

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.

Pokémon UNITE

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 Panic Parade, the Legendary giants, including Regigigas but excluding Regieleki and Regidrago make prominent appearances. They only appear on Expert and Extreme difficulties, as those are the only difficulties where the waves involving them are present. In Wave 12, which is included in Expert and Extreme, a random member between Regirock, Regice, and Registeel appears as a boss. It is backed up by an Eldegoss. In Wave 15, the final wave of the battle and only used in Extreme difficulty, Regigigas is the boss. When it is at about half of its maximum health, it summons two other Legendary giants (picked randomly between Regirock, Regice, and Registeel, but without picking two of the same giant). Regigigas becomes immune to all damage until both giants are defeated, glowing blue for the duration of this effect.

In Full-Burst Battle! Dragon Dustup, taking place at Mer Stadium. Regidrago makes appearances as the objective Pokémon of both the Top and Bottom paths. Uniquely, Regidrago does not always appear in the center of the each path, instead spawning slightly forward on each path depending on which team KO'd it and if certain goal zones have been destroyed on the path.

In the anime

The Generation III legendary giants in the anime
Main article: Legendary giants (M08)
Main article: Brandon's legendary giants

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.

The legendary giants, along with Regigigas, also appeared in Pillars of Friendship!.

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

The Gen III legendary giants in Pokémon Adventures
The Gen III legendary giants in Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl: Regigigas Major Capture Operation!!

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Brandon's legendary giants

The legendary giants make two major appearances and two cameo appearances in Pokémon Adventures.

Ruby & Sapphire arc

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.

Emerald arc

Brandon relocated the giants and caught all three of them. He later used them in his Battle Pyramid battle against Emerald, who successfully beat all three of them, earning him the Brave Symbol.

HeartGold & SoulSilver arc

It was revealed that Palmer had loaned the three giants from Brandon in order to awaken Regigigas, who later joined Diamond's team.

Sword & Shield arc

Hop, Bede, and Marnie caught another set of the original giants at the Crown Tundra. Because this happened off-panel, it's unknown which of them caught which and what they did with them afterwards.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure

In A Novel Test!!, Candice was revealed to own all three members of the legendary giants. They were later used to awaken Regigigas, which was caught by Hareta.

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 the TCG

Regirock ex, an early card which explicitly calls out another legendary giant.

The legendary giants have had plenty of cards in the TCG, often referencing each others cards and powering up a Regigigas card. They are usually printed in the same sets, though this has lessened with the introduction of Regieleki and Regidrago. Those two Pokémon are sometimes printed as a duo separate from the remaining legendary giants. When the giants are printed together, their text sometimes parallels that of the other group members. Of them, Regirock has been printed the most without the others, being printed alone in Fates Collide, Sword & Shield, and as a XY Black Star Promo.

Of course, Regieleki, Regidrago, and Regigigas did not exist back during the EX Series, which was when the first cards for the legendary giants were printed. The first set with the trio was EX Hidden Legends which contained Regirock ex, Regice ex, and Registeel ex. All were Pokémon ex, then the "powerful" Pokémon variation of choice. A second set of ex cards released in EX Emerald, each with an attack that was improved when a specific other giant, which was also a Pokémon-ex, was in play: Regice ex's Iceberg Crush is stronger with Regirock ex, Regirock ex's Metal Crush is stronger with Registeel ex, and Registeel ex's Block Signal is stronger with Regice ex.

EX Legend Maker gave the original trio printings as Pokémon Star, which all share a convention of an attack starting with "Final" that gets a boost when the opponent only has one Prize card left. A "regular" printing of these Pokemon did not occur until EX Holon Phantoms, which did so with all three having their Ability Clear Body adapted into a Special Condition blocking Poké-Body.


Trivia

In other languages

Legendary giants

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 巨人傳說 Geuihyàhn Chyùhnsyut
傳說的巨人 Chyùhnsyut-dīk Geuihyàhn
Mandarin 巨人傳說 / 巨人传说 Jùrén Chuánshuō
傳說的巨人 Chuánshuō-de Jùrén *
传说巨人 Chuánshuō Jùrén *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Legendarische reuzen
France Flag.png French Colosses légendairesSwSh
Grands Pokémon légendairesUNITE
Germany Flag.png German Legendären Giganten
Italy Flag.png Italian Giganti leggendari
South Korea Flag.png Korean 거인 전설 Geoin Jeonseol
전설의 거인 Jeonseorui Geoin
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Gigantes Lendários
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Enormes Legendary
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gigantes legendarios
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Efsanevi devler

Legendary titans

Language Title
France Flag.png French Titans[6]
Italy Flag.png Italian Tre golem[7]
Spain Flag.png Spanish Titanes legendarios[8]

Notes

  1. Capitalized as "legendary giants" in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

References

See also


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