Pokemon GO Registeel
Pokemon GO Registeel

Best Registeel counters are Chandelure, Moltres, Entei, Heatran, Blaziken and Charizard. Registeel counters are heavily based its Fire-type weakness, but you can use Fighting and Ground type counters as well. You can capture Registeel in the following CP ranges:

  • 1326 – 1398 CP at Lvl 20, 100% IV Registeel
  • 1658 – 1748 CP during Snow weather, at Lvl 25, 100% IV Registeel

Registeel is a Steel type Pokemon and it’s 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 our Registeel family guide.

Registeel Counters

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

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Blast Burn 689.79s 12.22
2. Reshiram Fire Fang Overheat 788.17s 14.33
3. Charizard (Mega X) Fire Spin Blast Burn 798.19s 15.56
4. Chandelure Fire Spin Overheat 847.63s 12.78
5. Gengar (Mega) Lick Focus Blast 915.44s 13.56
6. Houndoom (Mega) Fire Fang Flamethrower 824.80s 20.56
7. Moltres Fire Spin Overheat 904.54s 15.00
8. Darmanitan Fire Fang Overheat 839.94s 21.56
9. Darmanitan (Standard) Fire Fang Overheat 840.07s 21.44
10. Entei Fire Fang Overheat 921.20s 15.33
11. Lucario Counter Aura Sphere 813.82s 24.00
12. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Earthquake 918.86s 17.89
13. Conkeldurr Counter Dynamic Punch 896.48s 19.67
14. Heatran Fire Spin Fire Blast 965.58s 16.11
15. Blaziken Counter Blast Burn 895.79s 22.33
16. Groudon Mud Shot Earthquake 956.42s 17.89
17. Landorus (Incarnate) Mud Shot Earth Power 955.39s 17.89
18. Charizard Fire Spin Blast Burn 959.07s 17.44
19. Landorus Mud Shot Earth Power 956.88s 18.11
20. Garchomp Mud Shot Earthquake 966.29s 17.78
21. Flareon Fire Spin Overheat 929.77s 21.78
22. Machamp Counter Dynamic Punch 923.44s 22.33
23. Ho-Oh Incinerate Fire Blast 1051.47s 12.11
24. Lopunny (Mega) Low Kick Focus Blast 903.41s 24.33
25. Excadrill Mud-Slap Earthquake 935.90s 22.33
26. Victini Quick Attack V-create 1047.35s 13.78
27. Golurk Mud-Slap Earth Power 1064.49s 15.50
28. Typhlosion Incinerate Blast Burn 981.01s 21.22
29. Salamence Fire Fang Fire Blast 1018.39s 19.00
30. Rhyperior Mud-Slap Earthquake 992.10s 22.00
31. Infernape Fire Spin Blast Burn 968.26s 23.33
32. Arcanine Fire Fang Flamethrower 1005.41s 20.22
33. Heracross Counter Close Combat 1015.37s 19.67
34. Hariyama Counter Dynamic Punch 1000.20s 22.11
35. Magmortar Fire Spin Fire Punch 1007.43s 21.67

Chandelure is the best Fire type you can have in this fight, with insanely good DPS and resistances to most Registeel moves. If you have a Chandelure, don’t be shy – put it to good use here.


One of the best Registeel counters, 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 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!


Heatran is a new great counter for Registeel, being a close 3rd to Moltres and Entei. It hits fairly hard and pretty quickly, and has the Steel typing to resist some of Registeel’s attacks.


Charizard is essentially a budget version of Moltres. We know that you read that a thousand times before, but it’s true – Charizard can do everything that Moltres can, just a wee bit worse. Great pick non the less.


Blaziken is a great union of Fighting- and Fire-type moves and it shines versus Registeel. Combining Counter with Blast Burn is great, as it generates energy quickly and unlocks the option to spam BBs all raid long. Nice!

Registeel moves

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:

Fast moves Charge moves
  • Metal Claw Steel
  • Rock Smash Fighting
  • Lock On Normal
  • Flash Cannon Steel
  • Focus Blast Fighting
  • Hyper Beam Normal

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

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