The Pokémon Company International and Game Freak have revealed that Regieleki and Regidrago will appear in the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass content.
Category: Electron Pokémon
Height: 1.2 m
Weight: 145 kg
This Pokémon absorbs electrons to live. Electrical energy makes up most of its body. Its Electric-type moves are said to pack the greatest power of any used by Electric-type Pokémon.
Researchers have determined that Regieleki’s body is fitted with what appears to be special insulating equipment that does not conduct electricity. Some theorize that in ancient times, people tormented by Regieleki fitted the equipment on the Pokémon to restrain its powers.
Regieleki’s signature move is Thunder Cage. In this Electric-type special move, the Pokémon fires furious bolts of electricity from its lower half, trapping opponents directly below it in a cage of lightning.
Thunder Cage doesn’t only deal damage to opponents when it lands—it will also cause them to be trapped within an electrified cage, causing damage every turn for four to five turns and preventing them from fleeing or being swapped out.
Category: Dragon Orb Pokémon
Height: 2.1 m
Weight: 200 kg
Ability: Dragon’s Maw
Regidrago’s body is composed of crystallized dragon energy. The energy is densest in its central core. Thanks to its body composition, Regidrago can use Dragon-type moves with greater power than other Pokémon.
Folklore tells that the Legendary Pokémon Regigigas tried to create a Pokémon from crystallized dragon energy but ran out of crystals and was only able to complete the head. People of old feared that if Regidrago were to be completed, it would rain destruction on their land, so they sealed it away within a temple.
Regidrago’s signature move is Dragon Energy. The Pokémon assumes a shape similar to a dragon’s head, then fires intense dragon energy from its mouth. The more HP the user has remaining, the higher the move’s power.
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are now available exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide.