How to beat Registeel in Pokémon Go – Weaknesses, counters, strategies

Defeating Registeel.

Registeel is one of the three original legendary Regi Pokémon in the series. In Pokémon Go, you can capture all three of these Pokémon, but they only show up in five-star raids, so you and a few friends will need to take it down. It’ll be a powerful opponent, and you have a limited time to complete them.

The most recent time to feature Registeel is for a limited time weekend on December 19.

Registeel Weaknesses

Registeel is a Steel-type Pokémon. It’s weak to Fire, Fighting, and Ground-type attacks. But it’s resistant to Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Grass, Ice, Normal, Poison Psychic, Rock, and Steel-type moves. You don’t have a lot of options when fighting it.

Best Pokémon to counter Registeel

The best Pokémon to use against Registeel include Chandelure, Reshiram, and Moltres.

Chandelure is a Fire and Ghost-type Pokémon, making it a unique choice to take on Registeel. It’s overall powerful fire attacks will destroy its defenses, and it has decent enough stats to stick around in the fight to do some damage. It has a maximum CP of 3,268, an attack of 226, a defense of 155, and a stamina of 134. It’s best moveset consists of incinerate for its fast move, and then shadow ball and flame charge for its charge moves.

Next up, you have Reshiram, the Fire and Dragon-type legendary Pokémon. While much harder to obtain, Reshiram is an excellent choice to take down Registeel, especially if you have a stronger choice in your back pocket. It has a maximum CP of 4,038, an attack of 229, a defense of 178, and stamina of 173. Its best moveset consists of dragon breath for its fast move, and then crunch and overheat for its charge moves.

The final best option you can use against Registeel is Moltres, the Fire and Flying-type Pokémon. While also a legendary option, it’s a bit more common and has shown up in raids as rewards throughout 2020. It has a maximum CP of 3,465, an attack of 210, a defense of 154, and a stamina of 175. The best moveset it can use consists of fire spin for its fast move, and then sky attack and overheat for its charge moves.

There are other choices you can bring into your roster. You can also consider Machamp, Victini, Darmanitan, Entei, Charizard, Blaziken, Heatran, Lucario, Rhyperior, or Hariyama.