Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl sees the return of Regigas and the three legendary titans. Before even beginning to start hunting though, players have to first beat the Elite Four. Afterward, they’ll have to complete the Sinnoh Dex to then unlock the National Dex. The most difficult part of this task is obtaining Mesprit, Uxie, and Azelf, but they can easily be captured with some guidance. Although not as convoluted to catch as in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, the process to obtain the titans is lengthy. When you have the three titans, you then can finally confront Regigigas.
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RAMANAS PARK: BEFORE REGIGIGAS
In order to get Regigigas, you first have to capture the three legendary titans, Regirock, Registeel, and Regice. As previously mentioned, you first have to acquire the National Dex. To do this, you have to see all Pokemon available in the Sinnoh Region. Then, visit Professor Rowan in Sandgem Town. You will acquire the National Dex after Professor Oak visits. With the National Dex, you will also start to encounter Pokemon from Generations 1 to 4. Most of the legendaries can be found in Ramanas Park which becomes available after acquiring the National Dex. This is a new area in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
To get to Ramanas Park, head south of Sandgem Town and head east. You’ll have to travel there via surf, encountering trainers on the way there. Once you arrive, you’ll notice that you won’t actually be able to capture any Pokemon yet. There are a variety of different rooms that host Legendary Pokemon including the three titans. The titans will only show up if you have a discovery slate. These slates can be purchased at the counter when you first walk into the Ramanas Park building. To purchase them, however, you’re going to need mysterious shards from the underground. Yeah, I know. One step at a time.
MYSTERIOUS SHARDS IN THE UNDERGROUND
Acquiring these shards isn’t difficult. It’s just a bit tedious. If you haven’t already excavated in the underground, don’t worry. Throughout the underground, you will encounter multiple paths. Each of these paths typically contains places where you can excavate for a variety of items. These spots will appear as glowing stars on the mini-map. When you’re close by, you can press R to locate the wall where you can excavate then interact with it. What you’re doing here is essentially looking for mysterious shards. They’re pink fragments that unfortunately have an uncommon encounter rate.
To purchase a Discovery Slate, you’re either going to need three small shards or one large shard and you need to purchase a slate for each legendary titan except Regigigas. Thankfully, there are some ways to slightly speed up the process. The fastest method of acquiring these shards is paying attention to how many items are pinged when you first excavate at a location. There can be up to four items. Essentially, just start digging, and if you find an item that isn’t a shard, don’t fully excavate it. Instead, move onto another location to look for another item. Whenever you don’t see any more items on the mini-map, simply head into a Pokemon hideaway and then exit. It will refresh the tunnels.
This is only if you wish to sacrifice items for a bit of speed though. The best thing you can do is just take your time. You now have the National Dex so a variety of different Pokemon will start to appear in the hideaways. You’re probably going to be spending a bit of time down here so you might as well explore the hideaways and maybe capture some starters from previous generations!
BATTLING THE THREE TITANS
Once you acquired enough Mysterious Shards, head back to Ramanas Park building and purchase the discovery slate from the counter. Exit the building and head into Ramanas Park. You’re going to be heading into the very first room you see, the Discovery Room. Insert the slate into the pedestal and you’ll then be able to fight one of the titans. Make sure you save beforehand and have Pokemon that can battle level 70s as Regirock, Regice and Registeel are each level 70 and fairly tanky. In order to get to Regigigas, you’re going to have to capture the three titans so make sure to be well prepared before tackling them.
SNOWPOINT CITY: REGIGIGAS THE TITAN CREATOR
Fly up to Snowpoint City after capturing Regirock, Regice, and Registeel. Make sure to have all three titans in your party. Just north of the Pokemon Gym, there is a temple where a woman guards the entrance. Attempt to head into the temple and she will stop you. Thankfully, the Snowpoint City Gym leader Candice, will show up and vouch for you. You can then enter the Snowpoint temple and begin to descend to the bottom floor where Regigigas awaits. You’ll probably want to bring repels to avoid random Pokemon encounters.
There are fairly simple ice “puzzles” on each floor. The only one that will give any form of difficulty will be the last floor where Regigigas resides. To get to him, take the second to far-right ice path down. You’ll land on a spot with no ice. Go down again where you’ll collide with a rock one step away. Then go right where you’ll collide with another rock. Slide up now and you’ll land on a spot without ice again. Slide left and you’ll hit a rock. Go down where hit another rock. Finally, slide right and you’ll land right next to the rock in front of Regigigas. See the image below for reference.
Just like the other titans, Regigigas is level 70. He doesn’t awaken unless Regirock, Registeel, and Regice are in your party which limits which Pokemon you can freely bring down to just three. Make sure to save ahead of the battle, and stock up on Pokeballs as well as Potions. Regigigas is a Normal type Pokemon so he’s weak against fighting moves. Although he isn’t super annoying to fight, he can be stubborn to catch. You can always throw a quickball at the start of the battle and hope for the best or weaken it as much as possible then go from there. If the titan accidentally faints, just reload your save.
And that’s pretty much it! By this point in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, you should have a few level 70’s by now. Actually fighting Regigigas and the three titans isn’t a huge problem. Gathering the resources you need in order to battle them however can be a bit lengthy. With enough time and preparations, however, you’ll easily be able to capture Sinnoh’s giant.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are available now on Nintendo Switch.