Registeel Raid Guide

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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

Best Registeel counters in Pokémon GO are strong Fire and Fighting Pokemon, with preference for those who take reduced damage from Registeel’s moves. Mega Y and X Charizard, Reshiram, Chandelure, but also Lucario with Aura Sphere works well.

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 530.57s 10.33
2. Charizard (Mega X) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 614.05s 12.78
3. Houndoom (Mega) Fire Fang Fire Fire Blast Fire 630.62s 17.11
4. Lopunny (Mega) Low Kick Fighting Focus Blast Fighting 688.68s 20.00
5. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Focus Blast Fighting 777.05s 12.00
6. Reshiram Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 788.22s 14.33
7. Chandelure Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 847.87s 12.89
8. Lucario Counter Fighting Aura Sphere Fighting 815.76s 24.44
9. Darmanitan (Standard) Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 841.34s 21.44
10. Darmanitan Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 838.97s 21.78
11. Moltres Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 904.19s 14.78
12. Entei Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 921.22s 15.78
13. Conkeldurr Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 895.37s 19.56
14. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 915.46s 17.78
15. Manectric (Mega) Thunder Fang Electric Overheat Fire 902.77s 20.67
16. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 948.02s 15.78
17. Blaziken Counter Fighting Blast Burn Fire 893.86s 22.44
18. Emboar Ember Fire Blast Burn Fire 916.68s 20.78
19. Heatran Fire Spin Fire Flamethrower Fire 965.54s 16.00
20. Excadrill Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 934.65s 21.75
21. Garchomp Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 949.34s 17.56
22. Machamp Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 920.39s 22.88
23. Landorus Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 952.20s 17.89
24. Landorus (Incarnate) Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 956.87s 18.00
25. Charizard Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 962.03s 17.44
26. Breloom Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 919.54s 30.20
27. Flareon Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 930.07s 21.67
28. Groudon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 958.28s 18.00
29. Rhyperior Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 983.97s 16.50
30. Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Electric Focus Blast Fighting 982.31s 17.33
31. Steelix (Mega) Thunder Fang Electric Earthquake Ground 1049.94s 10.40
32. Pyroar (Female) Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 950.77s 16.33
33. Pyroar Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 960.67s 20.40
34. Aerodactyl (Mega) Bite Dark Earth Power Ground 1032.76s 17.50
35. Salamence Fire Fang Fire Fire Blast Fire 1015.52s 16.50


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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