Catch the #1 PvP Pokémon.

Registeel is back in Pokémon GO raids from April 25 to May 2. This Pokémon isn't a very good raid attacker, but is one of the best Pokémon for PvP in the game.

Registeel is the number one Great and Ultra League Pokémon at the moment. You'll want to catch as many Registeel as possible, and trade them with friends to get optimal IVs for PvP.

With Shiny Registeel also available in Pokémon GO, this is a good chance to grab a really useful PvP Pokémon as well as grind a Shiny, plus the usual XP and Stardust rewards.

Here is everything you need to know to take on Registeel raids.

Best Registeel counters in Pokémon GO:

Registeel has a weakness to three types, Fire, Fighting and Ground. It has a huge amount of resistances, with 11 different types of attacks not being effective against it. That is what makes it such a good PvP Pokémon.

Thankfully there are some really powerful Pokémon in all three of the Fighting, Fire and Ground categories for you to pick from.

So, here are the best Registeel counters in Pokémon GO:

Primal Groudon
Mud Shot & Precipice Blades
Mega Blaziken
Counter & Blast Burn
Mega Y Charizard
Fire Spin & Blast Burn
Mega Garchomp
Mud Shot & Earth Power
Mega Heracross
Counter & Close Combat
Fire Fang & Fusion Flare
Double Kick & Sacred Sword
Therian Forme Landorus
Mud Shot & Sandsear Storm
Low Kick & Scared Sword
Mega Alakazam
Counter & Focus Blast
Fire Spin & Overheat
Fire Spin & Magma Storm

There are lots of really strong and available Pokémon for you to use in this raid. Primal Groudon is an excellent Counter for Registeel, directly picking at both its Fire and Ground-type weaknesses. Mega Heracross, that recently had a Raid Day is also a good counter here.

Overall, recent events and Raids mean you should be able to gather a strong enough team to take this Pokémon down. Even if you use a Mega Evolution to get more Candy rather than as a Registeel Counter. Of course, the normal version of Groudon is a good counter if you do go down this route.

Mega Evolutions to get you more Registeel candy in Pokémon GO

Mega Evolutions can help you get more candy and XL candy with every catch. Having a mega level 3 active that boosts candy for Steel-types will give you an extra 2 candy per catch, as well as a 25% bonus to your XL candy chance.

The following Pokémon can be Mega Evolved to get more Registeel Candy in Pokémon GO:

  • Steeelix
  • Scizor
  • Aggron

How many trainers do I need to beat Registeel in Pokémon GO?

Registeel can be quite a tough Pokémon to take down. It has a lot of bulk, so you can't just plow through it super quickly. We'd suggest 3-4 higher level trainers with Party Play. Otherwise, aim for at least 6-7 if you have lower level teams to be able to win this raid comfortably.

What is the Registeel Pokémon GO 100% IV?

Weirdly, with how PvP IV's work in Pokémon GO, you almost don't want a 100% IV Registeel. However, any 100% IV from a Raid is always a flex. Here are the 100% IV CP's to keep your eyes out for.

  • 1398 CP
  • 1748 CP (Weather boosted)

Weather Effects:

Weather boost can help you save candy, get better IVs and benefit from power boosts on your team. Here are the weather effects to keep an eye on when taking on these raids.

SunnyBoosts Fire and Ground-type attacks.-
Partly Cloudy-Boosts Registeel's Hyper Beam
CloudyBoosts Fighting-type attacks.Boosts Registeel's Fighting-type attacks.
SnowRegisteel will be a higher CP when caught.Boosts Registeel's Steel-type attacks.

Sunny weather will make taking on Registeel a lot easier in Pokémon GO. Snowy weather will give you that Weather Boost, but be aware. If you want Registeel for the Great League then Snowy weather will mean Registeel's CP is too high, even if you mirror trade it.

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