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Pokémon Go Registeel raid guide: Counters and best movesets

The steel-type golem is stronger than its siblings, but it still has lots of weaknesses

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Registeel is one of the many Legendary Pokémon that appears in Pokémon Go. The steel-type golem Pokémon is weak against fire-, ground-, and fighting-type moves.

In this Pokémon Go guide, we’ll teach you about Registeel counters, raids, movesets, weaknesses, and more.

Registeel counters and weakness

Try using the following counters against Registeel:

  • Lucario with Counter and Aura Sphere
  • Darmanitan with Fire Fang and Overheat
  • Blaziken with Fire Spin and Blast Burn
  • Machamp with Counter and Dynamic Punch

As usual, you don’t have to use our listed counters, but your team against Registeel should use fire-, ground-, and fighting-type moves to capitalize on Registeel weakness.

You can use weather boosts to help make your moves stronger. Sunny weather will boost fire- and ground-type moves, and cloudy weather will boost fighting-type moves.

Best movesets for Registeel

Just like its siblings, Registeel is not great in PvE content like raids and gyms. If you still want to use it as a steel-type attacker, give it Metal Claw and Flash Cannon.

Registeel is very good in Great League and Ultra League PvP. Set it up with Lock-On with Flash Cannon and Focus Blast to turn it into a bulky goliath.

For more information on raids, check out our Pokémon Go raid guide.

Shiny Regirock, Registeel, and Regice, with their regular forms in Pokémon Go Niantic via Polygon

Is Registeel available Shiny?

Lucky players may encounter a Shiny Registeel. If you do see a Shiny, it will catch on the first ball you hit it with, so use a Pinap Berry to score some extra candy.