Pokemon Go: New Gen 3 Legendary Pokemon, Regice, Now Available
Regice has arrived.
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A new Legendary has begun appearing in Pokemon Go. Regice, one of the three Legendary titans originally from Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, can now be found at Gyms around the world as a Raid Battle, where it will appear until July 19.
As usual, players will first have to team up with other Trainers and battle Regice before earning a chance to capture it. Like its name implies, Regice is an Ice-type, which means it's particularly vulnerable to Fire-, Rock-, Steel-, and Fighting-types. Despite its many weaknesses, it has high defensive stats, making it a formidable Pokemon to take down.
The remaining two Legendary titans, Regirock and Registeel, are also slated to arrive in Pokemon Go soon. Niantic hasn't announced when those two Legendaries will begin appearing in Raid Battles, but they'll follow Regice later this summer.
Regice arrives shortly after the end of Pokemon Go's latest in-game event, the Water Festival. As part of that event, another Gen 3 Legendary, Kyogre, returned to Raid Battles for a limited time. While that Pokemon may no longer be available, players still have an opportunity to complete the latest set of Field Research quests, which will lead to another encounter with the Legendary bird Articuno.
Alongside Regice, Niantic has begun rolling out the recently announced friends and trading features for Pokemon Go. As of this writing, however, only players between level 33 and 40 will be able to take advantage of the new functions, although Niantic says it is gradually opening them to other players as well.