Tier 5 Raid Boss Guides
Registeel
Difficulty:

Requires specific maxed out counters or weather boost

HP12,500 ATK124.82 DEF237.00

Notable Weather

Boosts Boss's Moves Boosts Counters' Moves
Snow, Partly Cloudy, Cloudy Sunny / Clear, Cloudy

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Metal Claw Easy
Rock Smash Intermediate

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Flash Cannon Easy
Focus Blast Intermediate
Hyper Beam Challenging

Overview

Compared to its fellow titans, Registeel possesses lower overall stats. For that reason, it’s a “dex entry and move on” Pokemon to some, but defeating Registeel is also easier with the same number of trainers. Moltres and Machamp trios are possible without weather boosts at high friendship levels, while clear and cloudy conditions open up a whole host of viable counters.

Approach

Team composition

  • Moltres and Machamp are go-to counters, if there is no weather boost

  • Use Groudon and Fire-types in clear weather, Fighting-types in cloudy

Battling strategy

  • Re-entering may be necessary; strong lineups won’t have to re-enter

  • Dodging is mostly unnecessary but may help; beware of dodge glitch

Note: "Good" movesets are not necessarily viable at the level indicated.

Best Raid Boss Counters

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Minimum Level of Viability:

Weather Good Friends Great Friends Ultra Friends Best Friends
Clear 28 27 25 24
Other N/A 40 38 35

Pros:

  • The highest DPS vs. Registeel; an overall superior counter

  • Resists all moves that Registeel uses except Hyper Beam

  • Obtained as a former tier 5 raid boss and research reward

Cons:

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

  • Inconsistent win % in neutral weather; prefers friend boost

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Minimum Level of Viability:

Weather Good Friends Great Friends Ultra Friends Best Friends
Cloudy 27 26 26 25
Other N/A N/A N/A 37

Pros:

  • Easily accessible due to being a current tier 3 raid boss

Cons:

  • Has poor win % in neutral weather, even at best friends

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Minimum Level of Viability:

Weather Good Friends Great Friends Ultra Friends Best Friends
Clear 29 28 27 26
Other N/A N/A N/A N/A
Charizard Charizard
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Minimum Level of Viability:

Weather Good Friends Great Friends Ultra Friends Best Friends
Clear 30 29 29 27
Other N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Minimum Level of Viability:

Weather Good Friends Great Friends Ultra Friends Best Friends
Clear 29 29 28 27
Other N/A N/A N/A N/A
Blaziken Blaziken
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Minimum Level of Viability:

Weather Good Friends Great Friends Ultra Friends Best Friends
Clear 33 32 31 29
Cloudy 33 31 31 30
Other N/A N/A N/A N/A
Arcanine Arcanine
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Minimum Level of Viability:

Weather Good Friends Great Friends Ultra Friends Best Friends
Clear 39 39 36 34
Other N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hariyama Hariyama
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Minimum Level of Viability:

Weather Good Friends Great Friends Ultra Friends Best Friends
Cloudy 35 33 31 29
Other N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Minimum Level of Viability:

Weather Good Friends Great Friends Ultra Friends Best Friends
Cloudy 32 31 30 30
Other N/A N/A N/A 40
Heracross Heracross
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Minimum Level of Viability:

Weather Good Friends Great Friends Ultra Friends Best Friends
Cloudy 36 33 32 30
Other N/A N/A N/A N/A

Raid Graph