Regirock Raid Counters Guide

Best Regirock counters are Metagross, Swampert, Dialga, Kyogre, Machamp and Groudon. Regirock is weak to Steel, Water, Fighting, Ground and Grass types, with more than one usable counter per type.

Regirock raid is a level 5 Legendary Raid boss in Pokémon GO, with 42768 Raid Boss CP, a pure Rock typing and interesting moves. This page describes best Regirock counters in Pokemon GO, fight strategy, ranks Regirock moves and provides a Regirock raid IV / CP chart.

You can catch Regirock with the following Combat Power values:

  • 1703 – 1784 CP at L20, perfect IVs
  • 2129 – 2230 CP in Partly Cloudy weather at L25, perfect IV Regirock

In this guide, you will learn which counters are best suited against the Legendary Pokémon, Regirock. You need a minimum of 4 players for Regirock (with strong Machamps and Kyogres), but our recommendation is to go with around 5-7 trainers.

Regirock counters

Regirock Counters Infographic
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Regirock counters list
Pokemon Fast move Charge move
Pokemon GO MetagrossMetagross Bullet Punch Steel Meteor Mash Steel
Pokemon GO SwampertSwampert Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water
Pokemon GO DialgaDialga Metal Claw Steel Iron Head Steel
Pokemon GO KyogreKyogre Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Pokemon GO MachampMachamp Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Pokemon GO GroudonGroudon Mud Shot Ground Solar Beam Grass
Pokemon GO RoseradeRoserade Razor Leaf Grass Grass Knot Grass
Pokemon GO VenusaurVenusaur Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass
Pokemon GO BreloomBreloom Counter Fighting Grass Knot Grass
Pokemon GO FeraligatrFeraligatr Waterfall Water Hydro Cannon Water
Pokemon GO ExcadrillExcadrill Metal Claw Steel Drill Run Ground
Pokemon GO TorterraTorterra Razor Leaf Grass Frenzy Plant Grass
Pokemon GO JirachiJirachi Charge Beam Electric Doom Desire Steel
Pokemon GO SceptileSceptile Fury Cutter Bug Frenzy Plant Grass
Pokemon GO PalkiaPalkia Dragon Breath Dragon Hydro Pump Water
Pokemon GO GarchompGarchomp Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground
Pokemon GO HariyamaHariyama Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting

Counters analysis

Pokemon GO MetagrossMetagross

Metagross as a Regirock counter, what? You read it right, Metagross can deal damage quickly thanks to it’s Community Day exclusive move, and it’s a great option if you want to conserve potions, especially if you are matched against Stone Edge Regirock.

Pokemon GO SwampertSwampert

Swampert resists Electric and Rock moves, which makes a large portion of Regirock’s move pool less dangerous. Combine that with Hydro Cannon’s devastating damage and you got yourself a better version of Kyogre.

Pokemon GO DialgaDialga

Dialga resists Electric and Rock-type moves, and its legendary stats and solid moves perform wonderfully versus Regirock. Metagross deals more damage with Meteor Mash, but Dialga is no slouch either.

Pokemon GO KyogreKyogre

Kyogre, as usual, is a beast in this match up, even if it dies a lot versus Zap Cannon. On average, Kyogre will perform a bit better than Machamp but due to the unfortunate ZC bringing it down, we’re giving it 4th place on our list.

Pokemon GO MachampMachamp

Machamp is a great Regirock counter, takes reduced or neutral damage from all Regirock attacks, deals a ton of damage and has a great TTW in most simulated match ups. You can’t really go wrong with Machamp, but there are better options listed above.

Important note: Do not use Gyarados against Regirock as it takes double super effective damage from Zap Cannon and super effective damage from all Rock moves.

Regirock moves analysis

Our choice of counters is not surprising as Regirock has access to the following moves:

Fast moves Charge moves
  • Rock Throw Rock
  • Rock Smash Fighting
  • Lock On Normal
  • Stone Edge Rock
  • Focus Blast Fighting
  • Zap Cannon Electric

Regirock’s move pool is features mostly Rock and Fighting type moves, which makes picking counters a breeze. If you follow our counters advice, none of the moves is especially dangerous.

Focus Blast is traditionally Regirock’s most dangerous charge move, simply because most counters take neutral damage. Focus Blast can deal a lot of damage, so be sure to dodge it whenever possible.

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Regirock Raid Boss info chart

Regirock Raid Counters

Weather Effects on Regirock counters

Modifications for the counters above:

  • In Rainy weather Kyogre is the best all around Regirock counter, but not if Regirock has Zap Cannon (Rainy boosts electric also)
  • Groudon shines in Sunny weather, as Mud Shot and Solar Beam are both boosted. Grass Pokémon with Solar Beam also rise in efficiency, but they’re still not as good as Fighting types

Final Notes

  • Take advantage of Fighting types when battling against Regirock in Cloudy weather
  • To catch a weather boosted Regirock, raid during Partly Cloudy weather
  • A level 20, 100% IV Regirock will be 1784 CP, and weather boosted will be 2230 CP
  • Avoid using Pokémon that will take super effective damage, unless if they have a high CP and DPS value