Registeel Raid Guide: Counters, Moves, IV and CP chart

Pokemon GO Registeel

Registeel Raid Boss is a Generation 3 Tier 5 Legendary Raid Boss with Combat Power of 30596, interesting moveset and a large number of counters. 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 required to have at least 5-6 Trainers in order to take it down. 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
Entei Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire
Best all around counter, takes reduced or neutral damage from all Registeel attacks, has enough bulk and deals a metric ton of damage.
Moltres Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire
Moltres performs slightly worse than Entei total damage wise, but offers higher DPS. Interestingly, Moltres takes reduced damage from everything except Hyper Beam.
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.
Flareon Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire
Charizard Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire
Blaziken Counter Fighting Overheat Fire
Machamp Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
One of the premiere counters to Registeel, in neutral weather it is beat in time only by Moltres.
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.

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

  • Charizard with Overheat
  • Blaziken with Fire / Fighting moveset
  • Typhlosion with Overheat
  • Arcanine with Flamethrower
  • Salamance with Fire Fang/Fire Blast
  • Heracross with Counter/Close Combat