#486 Regigigas
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Regigigas' artwork for Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.
Category Colossal Pokémon
Original Region Sinnoh
National Dex Nr. #486
Generation 4
Pokémon Color White
First Appearance Pokémon Diamond And Pearl
Latest Appearance Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Type(s) Normal
Ability/ies Slow Start
Average Height 12'02"
Average Weight 925.9 lbs.

Regigigas (Japanese: レジギガス Regigigas) is a Normal-type Legendary Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

It comes to life only when Regirock, Regice, and Registeel are gathered. Therefore, it requires the three to be in the player's party to awaken it within the Snowpoint Temple, Twist Mountain, or Island Cave, where it sleeps. It still appears if they are absent but does not awaken, causing the player to regard it as a statue.

It is the trio master of Hoenn's Legendary golems.

Biology

Regigigas is a large, white, golem Pokémon with seven black dot-like "eyes" arranged in a specific pattern. The dot pattern is Regigigas's way of showing its anger: its eyes glow red when it is mad. It has six spots that are apart from its eyes, which seem to be gemstones. These gemstones seem to represent the Regis, with the red gems representing Regirock, the blue gems representing Regice and the silver gems representing Registeel. It has long arms, with three fairly human-like white fingers, and short legs. It has large yellow bands on its shoulders and wrists, with a sloping section on its chest that appears to be its head also being yellow. Its body is covered in black stripes, and it has moss growing in its back and feet, which may indicate it has been asleep for a long time. Legends say that its colossal strength enables it to move continents. It can communicate via telepathy.

Regigigas is decent at crafting as it is capable of making golems of inanimate objects and bring them to life. Regigigas is capable of controlling these Legendary golems, even if they already belong to a Trainer. It can also survive extreme conditions as it is capable of working with high temperature magma, (1300-2400°F) as well as extremely cold ice (-328°F). When Regigigas is disturbed from its slumber, it goes on a rampage and shoots powerful beams. When it is befriended, however, it is calm and gentle, as seen in Pillars of Friendship!. Regigigas can handle any terrain.

Trivia

  • Due to its Ability weakening it, Regigigas has more in common with Slaking than it does with other Legendary Pokémon. They share the Normal type, the same base stat total of 670, the same base Attack stat of 160, and Abilities that limit their power.
    • Regigigas and Slaking also have the highest base stat in Attack of all Normal-type Pokémon.
  • It is the only Pokémon who can learn TMs that cannot learn TM17 (Protect) or TM44 (Rest). This is probably to prevent people from countering its own Ability by avoiding damage or healing itself.
  • Regigigas is the only one of the Legendary golems not to have its type in its name.
    • Regigigas is also the only one of the Legendary golems that does not use the remix of the Legendary golem battle theme in Platinum. Instead, it uses the Legendary battle theme, much like in Diamond and Pearl.
      • In Black 2 and White 2, however, the remix of the Legendary golem battle theme is used.
  • In Platinum, by hacking to obtain Cherish Balls, it is possible to trick the game into opening Rock Peak, Iceberg, and Iron Ruins: by catching the in-game Regigigas in a Cherish Ball, the game thinks the Regigigas was obtained at a Nintendo event.
  • In Generation IV, Regigigas is the only Pokémon required to acquire the Diploma that cannot be obtained without the use of Generation III games or an event, even with all Generation IV titles. This limitation occurs because Regigigas cannot be obtained without the use of the other Legendary golems, which in turn cannot be obtained without either importing them from Generation III or obtaining them in Platinum with an event Regigigas.
  • Regigigas is the tallest Normal-type Pokémon.
  • Regigigas is one of the three Pokémon that can be found at level one in the wild. The other two Pokémon are Magikarp and Gyarados.

Origin

Regigigas is based on the golems of Hebrew legend. The legends cast them as servants of higher powers and are said to have writing on their heads. When the writing is removed, the creature would be weakened.

Name origin

Regigigas is a combination of regis, Latin for royal, and γίγας gigas, Greek for giant.

Stats

Base Stats
HP
 
110
Attack
 
160
Defense
 
110
Sp. Attack
 
80
Sp. Defense
 
110
Speed
 
100
Total
 
670



Moves

By level up

Level Move Type Cat. Pow. Acc. Effect
Start Mega Punch Type Normal.gif Physical.gif 80 85% No added effect.
Start Foresight Type Normal.gif Status.gif - - Lets the user strike an evasive target. Also makes Ghost types vulnerable to Normal and Fighting type moves.
Start Knock Off Type Dark.gif Physical.gif 65 100% Deals more damage to a target holding an item and knocks away their item.
Start Confuse Ray Type Ghost.gif Status.gif - 100% Confuses the target.
5 Stomp Type Normal.gif Physical.gif 65 100% 30% chance of making the target flinch.
10 Revenge Type Fighting.gif Physical.gif 60 100% Moves last and deals double damage if damaged the same turn.
15 Protect Type Normal.gif Status.gif - - Avoids all attacks but may fail if used repeatedly every turn.
20 Payback Type Dark.gif Physical.gif 50 100 Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
25 Dizzy Punch Type Normal.gif Physical.gif 70 100% 20% chance of confusing the target.
30 Wide Guard Type Rock.gif Status.gif - - Protects the user and its team from moves that strike multiple combatants. May fail if used in succession.
35 Bulldoze Type Ground.gif Physical.gif 60 100% Lowers the target's Speed stat one stage.
40 Zen Headbutt Type Psychic.gif Physical.gif 80 90% 20% chance of making the target flinch.
45 Superpower Type Fighting.gif Physical.gif 120 100% Lowers the user's Attack and Defense stats one stage.
50 Crush Grip Type Normal.gif Physical.gif - 100% Power depends on the target's remaining HP.
55 Thunder Punch Type Electric.gif Physical.gif 75 100% 10% chance of paralyzing the target.
55 Fire Punch Type Fire.gif Physical.gif 75 100% 10% chance of burning the target.
55 Ice Punch Type Ice.gif Physical.gif 75 100% 10% chance of freezing the target.
60 Drain Punch Type Fighting.gif Physical.gif 75 100% Restores the user's HP by half the damage its target took.
65 Retaliate Type Normal.gif Physical.gif 70 100% Power doubles after a teammate fainted the previous turn.
70 Psych Up Type Normal.gif Status.gif - - Copies the target's stat changes.
75 Heavy Slam Type Steel.gif Physical.gif - 100% Inflicts more damage the heavier the user is than its target.
80 Hammer Arm Type Fighting.gif Physical.gif 100 90% Lowers the user's Speed stat one stage.
85 Giga Impact Type Normal.gif Physical.gif 150 90% User must recharge the next turn.


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