Regirock Raid Counters Guide

Regirock

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:

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  • 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 , but our recommendation is to go with around 5-7 Trainers.

Regirock counters

The following Pokémon are considered to be best counters to use in a Regirock raid.

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Hydro Cannon 789.9s 22
2. Venusaur (Mega) Vine Whip Frenzy Plant 891.5s 16
3. Metagross Bullet Punch Meteor Mash 884.6s 18
4. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Earth Power 934.7s 21
5. Groudon Mud Shot Earthquake 990.6s 15
6. Garchomp Mud Shot Earthquake 1004.3s 14
7. Conkeldurr Counter Dynamic Punch 940.6s 22
8. Excadrill Mud-Slap Earthquake 980.1s 20
9. Gengar (Mega) Lick Focus Blast 958.2s 23
10. Swampert Water Gun Hydro Cannon 1009.4s 20
11. Lucario Counter Aura Sphere 906.9s 30
12. Kyogre Waterfall Hydro Pump 968.9s 23
13. Kyurem (White) Steel Wing Focus Blast 969.9s 26
14. Landorus (Incarnate) Mud Shot Earth Power 1011.9s 23
15. Landorus Mud Shot Earth Power 1012.8s 22
16. Dialga Metal Claw Iron Head 1017.2s 22
17. Breloom Counter Grass Knot 957.0s 29
18. Rhyperior Mud-Slap Earthquake 1057.7s 18
19. Machamp Counter Dynamic Punch 1003.3s 26
20. Meloetta (Pirouette) Low Kick Close Combat 1013.5s 24
21. Empoleon Metal Claw Hydro Cannon 961.4s 29
22. Torterra Razor Leaf Frenzy Plant 1116.1s 17
23. Sceptile Fury Cutter Frenzy Plant 1021.9s 29
24. Kingler Bubble Crabhammer 947.7s 38
25. Roserade Razor Leaf Solar Beam 1047.2s 27
26. Venusaur Vine Whip Frenzy Plant 1078.0s 23
27. Feraligatr Water Gun Hydro Cannon 1010.9s 30
28. Genesect (Burn) Metal Claw Magnet Bomb 1044.4s 29
29. Genesect (Douse) Metal Claw Magnet Bomb 1047.2s 29
30. Genesect (Chill) Metal Claw Magnet Bomb 1046.7s 29

Counters analysis

Metagross

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.

Swampert

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.

Dialga

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.

Kyogre

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.

Machamp

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.

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Weather considerations

  • 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

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.


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

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