'Pokémon Go' Registeel Raid Battle: Best Counters and How to Catch

The latest Legendary Pokémon to appear in Pokémon Go Raid Battles is Registeel, the second of the Hoenn Region's Regi Trio.

Similar to Regice in previous Raid Battles, Pokémon Go players will have a few weeks to gather their friends and take on the pure Steel-type. Reports from fan site Pokémon Go Hub state that Registeel isn't as bulky and difficult to take down as Regice, but you'll still want to bring a few trainers with you into battle.

Here's a guide to using Raid Battles and the best Pokémon to use against Registeel.

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Registeel will appear in 'Pokemon Go' Raid Battles for a limited time Niantic


Registeel spawns from five-star Eggs that appear on the top of Gyms from July 19 to Aug. 16. These Eggs are purple and silver in color and are signified by five stars under the Raids tab.

Once you've found a Registeel Raid Battle, head over and enter the Gym by tapping on it. We don't recommend going solo in a Legendary Raid Battle, you'll run out of time before you can take down the Pokémon.

Once you enter the Gym, the Pokémon Go queue will group you up with any other trainer who has entered the battle. After 90 seconds have passed, the fight will begin.

Tap and swipe the screen to attack and avoid attacks until Registeel's health is depleted. The next phase will be catching the Pokémon. You'll be given at least five Premiere Balls (possibly more, based on whether the Gym is part of your team, how much damage you dealt, and so on).

This part of the battle is part luck and part skill. Trainers need to be patient so they don't throw the ball and Registeel knocks it aside or jumps out of the way. You only have the balls given to you at the end of the battle to use, but you can use Berries to make it easier. If you fail to catch it, Registeel will run away and you'll have to do another Raid Battle to get another chance.


Registeel is a pure Steel-type Pokémon, weak to Fire, Ground and Fighting-type attacks. According to Pokémon Go Hub, this Regi will use only Steel and Fighting-type attacks (with the occasional Hyper Beam), which means there are some Pokémon that can completely wall its moves.

The best Pokémon to take into a Registeel Raid Battle are:

  • Moltres with Fire Spin and Overheat
  • Entei with Fire Spin and Overheat
  • Charizard with Fire Spin and Blast Burn
  • Machamp with Counter and Dynamic Punch

If you don't have any of the Legendary Pokémon, you can also use these counters, but it'll be a bit tougher:

  • Flareon with Fire Spin and Overheat
  • Blaziken with Counter/Fire Spin and Overheat
  • Hariyama with Counter and Dynamic Punch
  • Breloom with Counter and Dynamic Punch

What Pokémon do you plan on taking into battle with Registeel? Have you caught a Registeel yet? Let us know in the comments section below