Pokémon Go Regigigas Event Announced; Trainers Will Have to Pay for Early Access

Niantic and the Pokémon Company have announced an upcoming Pokémon Go event for November that involves Regigigas and the rest of the Regis from Gen 3.

According to the official Pokémon Go blog, starting November 1 players will be able to find Regirock, Regice and Registeel in Raids. Pokémon that are strong against these Legendaries will spawn more frequently in the wild. The blog names Geodude, Spheal, Aron, Magnemite and Swinub specifically as examples of types of Pokémon that will spawn more often.

Trainers will also find Aerodactyl, Shuckle, Sneasel, Skarmory, Snorunt and Beldum hatching more often from eggs.

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A new Special Research event featuring Regigigas is scheduled. Niantic

During the event, trainers will be able to to catch Shiny Skarmory, Regice, Regirock and Registeel for the first time in Pokémon Go. The event will last until November 4, so trainers can get their teams together and find as many Raids as possible.

Trainers will be able to walk and explore to find new Raids, as Incubators will have twice the efficiency as normal during the event.

A new Special Research event featuring Regigigas is scheduled. This task is called a Colossal Discovery, and it grants trainers special early access to the Legendary Pokémon and to some in-game goodies.

However, this event can only be accessed by purchasing a ticket for $7.99. Trainers won't be able to use PokeCoins to purchase this item, and this is the first time Pokémon Go has employed this method of releasing a Legendary Pokémon or event.

According to the official blog, trainers who purchase a ticket will get:

  • A new Special Research story event, featuring an early-access encounter with Regigigas, appearing in Pokémon Go for the first time.
  • A Colossal Discovery medal.
  • Up to 10 free additional Raid Passes during the Special Research story event when you spin a Photo Disc at a Gym. These passes will not be available after the event period. You cannot hold more than one Raid Pass at once.
  • A Unova Stone, a Sinnoh Stone and an exclusive avatar pose from conducting the Special Research event.

More information on this new type of research task can be found on the Niantic FAQ page. For those who don't want to purchase the ticket, trainers will find Regigigas in EX Raids after the event.

What do you think of this new ticket system to release Regigigas early? Let us know in the comments section.