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.
|Boosted by Snow|
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.
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:
|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|
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