The Pokemon Go Crackling Voltage and Team GO Rocket Takeover event is currently underway in Pokemon Go.
From February 1st to 5th, Pokemon Go trainers can participate in the Crackling Voltage and the Team Go Rocket Takeover Event. During the event, there will be an abundance of Poison and Electric-type Pokemon. Keep an eye out for the Registeel raid and Special Research Quest
The Crackling Voltage Event introduced the Shiny Variation of Tapu Koko and Helioptile. From February 1st to 5th, the Team GO Rocket Takeover event will take place, the special research task will give trainers the opportunity to battle against Giovani now featuring Shadow Registeel. For Team GO Rocket Takeover event details, click here.
Registeel and Mega Gengar are the first raids in February and will be available from February 1st to February 8th, 2023. Many trainers will most likely try to shiny hunt Gengar since its mega evolution changes colors. With new releases in Pokemon Go since the last time we covered the Gengar and Registeel raid, we will share with you some of the new counters available.
With that in mind, let’s dive into the best Registeel raid counters:
Best Registeel raid counters in Pokemon Go
Registeel Raid Stats
- Registeel is a Steel-type Pokemon.
- It is weak to Ground, Fighting, or Fire-type moves.
- Registeel Raid CP is 33516
- Registeel ‘s Base HP is 190
- Its Attack is 143 and its Defense is 285
- The Base catch CP is between 1,326 to 1,398
- The Boosted Catch CP is between 1,658 to 1,748
- It is Weather Boosted by Snowy weather
- Its Fast moves can be Metal Claw, Rock Smash, or Lock On
- Its Charged moves can be Focus Blast, Hyper Beam, or Flash Cannon
- Caught Registeel will know the Charge Move Zap Cannon
Registeel Raid Counters
Going into the Registeel raid, trainers will need a team of Pokemon with type effective moves, well-rounded Pokemon, or high attack stats. Overall, Registeel is a tanky Legendary Steel Pokemon. Thankfully it is easy to take down due to its vulnerabilities and average HP stats.
The raid can be easily completed by a team of 3 to 5 trainers; a team of 5 to 9 trainers can take it down quicker and a team of 8 to 20 trainers can burn through it making a better completionist bonus.
Using Mega Pokemon such as Mega Charizard, Mega Blaziken, Mega Swampert, and Mega Lopunny will make the battle a lot easier for most trainers. Ultimately, you will want to use Fire, Fighting, or Ground-type Pokemon. Be careful, because the raid can be difficult if using Ice, Rock, or Fairy-Types.
Here are the best counters to overcoming the raid. Some of these recommendations can be substituted out for Pokemon with type advantage or a better move set.
Primary Fire Types:
- Mega Charizard – Fire Spin & Blast Burn
- Reshiram – Fire Fang & Fusion Flare
- Chandelure – Fire Spin & Overheat
- Darmanitan – Fire Fang & Overheat
- Ho-Oh – Incinerate & Sacred Fire
- (Mega) Houndoom – Fire Fang & Fire Blast
Alternate Fire Types:
- MegaBlaziken – Counter & Blast Burn
- Moltres – Wing Attack & Fire Blast
- Flareon – Fire Spin & Overheat
- Heatran – Fire Spin & Flamethrower
- Infernape – Fire Spin – Blast Burn
- Emboar – Ember & Blast Burn
- Entei – Fire Fang & Overheat
- Typhlosion – Ember & Blast Burn
- Salamance – Fire Fang & Blast Burn
- Arcanine – Fire Fang & Flamethrower
- Ninetails – Fire Spin & Weather Ball
- Solgaleo – Fire Spin & Flamethrower
Primary Ground Types:
- Mega Swampert – Mud Shot & Earth Quake
- Excadrill – Mud-Slap & Drill Run
- Landorus (Therian) – Mud Shot & Earthquake
- Mamoswine – Mud-Slap & High Horsepower
- Rhyperior – Mud-Slap & Earthquake
- Garchomp – Mud Shot & Earth Power
Alternate Ground Types:
- Mega Steelix – Iron Tail & Earthquake
- Groudon – Mud Shot & Earthquake
- Golem – Mud-Slap & Earthquake
- Ursuluna – Tackle High & Horsepower
- Landorus – Mud Shot & Earthquake
- Golurk – Mud-Slap & Earth Power
- Golurk – Mud-Slap & Earth Power
- Krookidile – Mud-Slap & Earthquake
- Donphan – Mud-Slap & Earthquake
- Rhydon – Mud-Slap & Earthquake
Primary Fighting Types
- Terrakion – Double Kick & Sacred Sword
- Lucario – Counter & Aura Sphere
- Conkledur – Counter & Dynamic Punch
- Emboar – Low Kick & Focus Blast
- Pheromosa – Low Kick & Focus Blast
- Mega Lopunny – Low Kick & Focus Blast
Alternate Fighting Types
- Mega Alakazam – Counter & Focus Blast
- Machamp – Counter & Dynamic Punch
- Breloom – Counter & Dynamic Punch
- Hariyama – Counter & Dynamic Punch
- Meloetta (Pirouette) – Low Kick & Close Combat
- Sirfetch’d – Counter & Close Combat
- Heracross – Counter & Close Combat
- Toxicroak – Counter & Dynamic Punch
- Sawk – Low Kick & Focus Blast
- Primeape – Counter & Close Combat
Remember Shadow Bonuses
Remember, Shadow versions of some of these Pokemon can be more efficient.
Let Us Know!
Make sure to get your shadow Registeel while you can. You have until February 8th to defeat Registeel and Mega Gengar; these two raids will be replaced by Tapu Lele and Mega Gardevoir on February 8th.
Which of these two will you shiny hunt?
For additional Pokemon Go news or raid guides, check out our Pokemon Go section.
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Pokemon Go was developed by The Pokémon Company and is available now on iOS and Android.