Registeel Raid Counters Guide Pokemon GO

Regi-Steal the show

Regice, Regirock and Registeel are on their way to Legendary Raids in Pokemon Go this December.

And we’re here to help you counter them!

Check below to see our guide on how to take on Registeel, as well as when it will be available to fight in Pokemon Go.

Raid Dates

Regirock will be appearing in raids from Saturday, December 12, 2020, at 6:00 a.m. to Sunday, December 13, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time.

Registeel will be appearing in raids from Saturday, December 19, 2020, at 6:00 a.m. to Sunday, December 20, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time.

Regice will be appearing in raids from Saturday, December 26, 2020, at 6:00 a.m. to Sunday, December 27, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time.

Registeel Counters

Registeel Raid Moveset

First up, if you want to know Registeel’s Raid counters in Pokemon Go, you need to know what moves the Iron Pokemon can hit you with.

These are:

Fast Moves

  • Metal Claw
  • Rock Smash
  • Lock On

Charged Moves

  • Focus Blast
  • Flash Cannon
  • Hyper Beam

Nothing too bad with respect to counters. Nothing here is a perfect choice against types with Steel is vulnerable to, but Hyper Beam could be an issue.

While only a Normal-type move, Hyper Beam is exceptionally powerful so is worth watching out for!

Raid Team Choices

Mega Charizard Y

  • Moves: Fire Spin, Blast Burn

While X is often seen as the cooler version, Mega Charizard Y wins out stats wise. And it's this writer's personal favourite.

Against Reisteel, either would be fine but if you have the choice, go with Mega Charizard Y and victory is almost a certainty.


  • Moves: Fire Spin, Overheat

For much the same reasons as Charizard, you’ll be wanting a Moltres to tackle Registeel.

Fire is strong, Legendary is also strong, it’s as simple as that!


  • Moves: Counter, Blast Burn

As a powerful Fire/Fighting-type, Blaziken makes for an excellent choice to use against Registeel in Raid battles.

Counter will let you charge up Blast Burn quickly, so you can melt the Legendary away quickly!

Honourable Mentions

To begin with we will warn against using Electric types, it’s a common misconception that it’s super effective against Steel but that just isn’t true! 

So make sure to use Fire and Fighting types instead.

Heatran and Entei are two exceptionally powerful Legendary Pokemon that you will likely want for your team. Heatran may take some damage if Registeel knows Rock Smash, but the power it can put out itself keeps it in contention!

Mega Houndoom will also struggle against Rock Smash, but if you don’t have another Mega on your team, Houndoom can fill this slot nicely!

Charizard would be significantly better but we understand if you haven’t yet caught it.

Machamp and Conkeldurr round out the squad, as two powerful Fighting options against Registeel in Legendary Raids.

These guys are sure to counter the Iron pokemon nicely, and won’t be badly hurt in return.

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