Registeel Raid Guide: Best Counters, Moves, IVs and CPs

Pokemon GO Registeel

Registeel Raid Boss is a Generation 3 Tier 5 Legendary Raid Boss with a Combat Power of 30596, an interesting moveset, and a large number of viable counters. This page details best Registeel counters and fight strategies.

Like all Legendaries, it has its Raid Boss Stamina set to 12,500, with its Attack at 124 and Defense at 237 (Normally, its stats are 124, 237, 160). Registeel counters are based around Fighting, Ground and Fire moves. Registeel capture CP is as follows:

  • 1292 CP at Lvl 20, 100% IV Registeel
  • 1615 CP during Snow weather, at Lvl 25, 100% IV Registeel

Registeel is a Steel type Pokemon. Registeel is not soloable and it is recommended to have at least 5-6 Trainers in order to take it down, although the challenge seekers can attempt a trio win. You can read more about Registeel in Pokemon GO in our Registeel family guide.

Written by Joshua Liaw

Registeel Raid Counters

Registeel counters are based around strong Fire, Ground and Fighting Pokemon, with preference for those who take reduced damage from Registeel’s moves.

Registeel raid counters
Registeel raid countersRegisteel
Weakness Fire
Fighting Ground
Boosted by Snow
Best Pokémon vs Registeel
Moltres Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire
One of the best Registeel counterc, takes reduced or neutral damage from all Registeel attacks, deals a metric ton of damage, and boasts the fastest neutral weather time to win. Remember that Moltres is Flying / Fire, which means it takes reduced damage from Fighting attacks as well.
Entei Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire
Entei performs excellent against Registeel, trading #1 place with Moltres in various match ups, but honestly, it really doesn’t matter. Both Moltres and Entei perform incredibly well against the Regi!
Machamp Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Machamp is one of the best counters, only being outclassed due to not resisting any of Registeel’s moves like the DPS beast Moltres does. Machamp is a great all-rounder, especially if you don’t have good Legendaries.
Charizard Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire
Finally, the black Dragon raises! Acting as a budget Moltres, Blast Burn Charizard will lay waste to Registeels meek attacks and soar victoriously! (Can you guess how much we like using Charizard?)
Groudon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground
Probably the only Ground type counter we can recommend. Rhydon takes SE from Steel and Fighting, which leaves Groudon as the only viable Ground counter, although even in Sunny weather is it ouclassed by its Fire counterparts.
Blaziken Counter Fighting/Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire
Flareon Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire
Hariyama Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Breloom Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting

Picking Registeel counters is simple due to its mono-Steel typing (which enables exploiting three common weaknesses) and a lack of surprises in its movepool. Registeel can have the following moves:

  • Metal Claw Steel – fast
  • Rock Smash Fighting – fast
  • Flash Cannon Steel – charged, 1 Bar
  • Focus Blast Fighting – charged, 1 Bar
  • Hyper Beam Normal – charged, 1 Bar, most difficult charge move

Overall, Registeel is an easy Raid Boss to beat and rather disappointing for a legendary raid. It’s low CP and low stats (bar defense) make it an easy target for all of its counters, especially once you realize that it is unable to do much damage to its direct counters.

Arguably the “safest” counter to Registeel is Entei, who resists all Registeel’s Steel moves  and can do heavy damage to Registeel with Overheat. However, we prefer using high DPS Fire types that don’t usually get a lot of usage. Groudon is a beast against Registeel, utilizing double Ground moveset to inflict ridiculous damage.

Registeel Raid Boss info chart
Registeel Raid Boss info chart

Registeel Raid counters
Registeel Raid counters

Weather Effects

The best overall weather to smack a Registeel in is Sunny, as it boosts none of its moves and makes the Super Effective Fire and Ground moves do their job. One can attempt to put out the Machamp Army in Cloudy however it will boost its Rock Smash and Focus Blast, and so help you if you try and take it down in Snow with its double Steel moveset. Here is a visual chart to illustrate this:

Weather Pro-Attacker Pro-Registeel
Sunny Boosts Super Effective Fire and [Ground] attacks. No Benefit
Cloudy Boosts Super Effective Fighting attacks. Boosts Rock Smash Fighting and Focus Blast Fighting
Partly Cloudy No Benefit Boosts Hyper Beam Normal
Snow No Benefit Boosts Metal Claw Steel and Flash Cannon Steel
Fog N/A N/A
Rainy N/A N/A
Windy N/A N/A

Additional Registeel Counters

We recommend using lower tier Fire and Fighting types as your backup Registeel team

  • Typhlosion with Overheat
  • Arcanine with Flamethrower
  • Salamance with Fire Fang/Fire Blast
  • Heracross with Counter/Close Combat