Regice is returning to Pokémon Go Raids with Regirock and Registeel
Regice will appear in Raids from June 1 through June 17, 2021.
The Regi Trio: Regirock, Regice, and Registeel are coming back to Pokémon Go Legendary Raids for two weeks this June. You'll have plenty of opportunities to catch all three, and if you're lucky, you might even catch a Shiny one! Read ahead for everything you need to know to beat Regice and be sure to check out our best Pokémon Go accessories so you can be fully equipped for your Pokémon Journey!
Who are the Legendary Titans and Regice in Pokémon Go?
The Legendary Titans are six golem-like Pokémon with a single type each. The first three, Regirock, Regice, and Registeel were originally encountered in the Hoenn region of Gen III. The fourth, Regigigas, didn't show up until the Sinnoh region of Gen IV, and two more, Regielecki and Regidrago were introduced in the Crown Tundra DLC for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.
Only the original three will be coming back to Pokémon Go this time, but with the introduction of more Mega Pokémon and lots of new Shadow Pokémon, there are a number of winning strategies for Trainers who can coordinate these Raids.
What are the best counters for Regice in Pokémon Go?
As a pure Ice type, Regice takes double damage from Fighting, Rock, Steel, and Fire type attacks. It is capable of dealing Ice, Ground, Normal, and Fighting type damage. If it is possible to do so safely, coordinate with your fellow Raiders to focus on Fire types with Mega Charizard or Mega Houndoom and you'll be golden. If you cannot coordinate safely or don't have the Mega Energy to spare, there are still plenty of winning teams.
Mega Charizard Y
One of two Mega Evolutions for the original Fire type starter, Mega Charizard Y outperforms every other Pokémon on the list. As a Fire and Flying type, Mega Charizard Y takes reduced damage from Fighting and Ground type attacks and isn't weak against anything Regice can dish out. It also boosts all your other Fire type counters, so, if at all possible, bring your Mega Charizard Y and encourage your fellow Raiders to do the same. Fire Spin and Blast Burn is the moveset you'll want for any Charizard you bring to this fight.
The Legendary mascot of Pokémon Black, Reshiram is a Dragon and Fire type, so has the same weakness to Earthquake as Mega Charizard X. It's also have very limited availability, having been released during a global pandemic, prior to Remote Raid Passes, so many players don't even have one, much less the Candies to power it up. Still, if you have Reshiram, it will perform well in this Raid. Fire Fang and Overheat are the moves you'll want your Reshiram to know.
Mega Charizard X
Although its performace can't match Mega Charizard Y or several of the top performing Shadow Pokémon, if you already have a Mega Charizard X ready to go, it will serve you very well against Regice. As a Fire and Dragon type, it loses the resistances Mega Charizard Y has and takes double damage from the Ground type move Earthquake, so definitely prioritize Y over X. Fire Spin and Blast Burn is the ideal moveset for any Charizard in this fight.
A pseudo-Legendary originally discovered in the Hoenn region of Gen III, Metagross performs quite well against Regice in a vaccum. It takes half damage from Ice and Normal attacks, while taking double damage from Earthquake. If you cannot coordinate the use of either Mega Charizard or Mega Houndoom, you likely have multiple Metagross thanks to Community Day and other events. Eventually, Mega Metagross or one of the other Steel type Mega Pokémon will be unlocked, making Metagross will be far more useful against Regice. If you are bringing Metagross, you'll want it to know Bullet Punch and its Community Day exclusive move, Meteor Mash.
A dark and Fire type Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region of Gen II, Houndoom's Mega Evolved forme will boost Fire types on the field, and deal super effective damage against the Ice Titan with Fire Fang and Flame Thrower. However, Mega Houndoom isn't likely to last long because it takes double damage from Fighting and Ground type moves. If you're lucky enough to face a Regice with only Ice moves, it takes reduced damage from those.
The haunted chandelier from the Unova region, Chandelure is one of the best Fire and Ghost types in the game and a great counter for the Ice Titan. Chandelure takes reduced damage from all of Regice's moves except Earthquake and, with Fire Spin and Overheat, it will melt Regice quickly, especially when boosted by either Mega Charizard or Mega Houndoom. Its first stage, Litwick has been featured in a number of events, including both 2020 and 2019's Halloween Events, so lots of players have entire teams of Chandelure already powered up.
Originally encountered in the Unova region of Gen V, Darmanitan is a Pokémon with four different formes, including two Regional Variant found only in the Galar region of Gen VIII. The standard Unovan forme is the one you'll want for fighting the Ice Titan. As a pure Fire type, it takes half damage from Ice but double damage from Ground. Darumaka, its first stage is fairly common and only requires 50 Candies to evolve, so Darmanitan is very accessible. Fire Fang and Overheat are the moves you'll want it to know.
Originally discovered in the Sinnoh region, Lucario makes for a great counter to Regice under certain conditions. Moveset is especially important with Lucario as the Steel and Fighting type takes double damage from Fighting and Ground type moves, while resisting Ice and Normal type moves. Lucario is also relatively difficult to get and power up. Its first stage, Riolu is found exclusively in Eggs (and 10KM ones at that) so many players don't even have one Lucario. It's only a matter of time before Mega Lucario makes its Pokémon Go debut, but until then, it remains one of the rarer Pokémon out there. Still, if you have Lucario, Counter and Aura Sphere is the ideal moveset.
A fossil Pokémon originally revived in the Sinnoh region, Rampardos performs well in this Raid. As a pure Rock type, it takes increased from Ground and Fighting type moves, but resists Normal type. Rampardos is also really common, with its first stage, Cranidos having been featured in Eggs, events, research and Raids; plus it only takes 50 Candy to evolve, leaving plenty left over to power it up. Smack Down and Rock Slide are the moves your Rampardos should know for this Raid.
A relative newcomer to Pokémon Go, Delphox is the final evolution of Fennekin, the Fire type starter from the Kalos region. This Fire and Psychic type resists both Ice and Fighting type attacks, but takes super effective damage from Ground. While Delphox hasn't been in the game long, Fennekin is a relatively common spawn and has been featured in events, Eggs, and as a Pokémon Go Battle League reward encounter, so there's a good chance you already have at least one of this fox already powered up. If Delphox is going to be in your roster, you'll want it to know Fire Spin and Flamethrower.
Although most players will be able to make a team of the best counters, if you're finding a gap in your team, there are plenty of back ups who work well in larger groups. Just make sure you're dodging and any of the following could be a decent back up:
- Pyroar with Fire Fang and Overheat
- Pangoro with Low Kick and Close Combat
- Chesnaught with Low Kick and Superpower
- Yveltal with Gust and Focus Blast
- Moltres with Fire Spin and Overheat
- Machamp with Counter and Dynamic Punch
- Entei with Fire Fang and Overheat
- Charizard with Fire Spin and Blast Burn
- Hariyama with Counter and Dynamic Punch
- Arcanine with Fire Fang and Flamethrower
- Magmortar with Fire Spin and Fire Punch
- Alakazam with Counter and Focus Blast
- Tyranitar with Smack Down and Stone Edge
- Salamence with Fire Fang and Fire Blast
- Houndoom with Fire Fang and Flamethrower
- Aggron with Smack Down and Heavy Slam
- Tangrowth with Vine Whip and Rock Slide
- Mamoswine with Mud-Slap and Stone Edge
- Rhyperior with Smack Down and Rock Wrecker
- Terrakion with Smack Down and Rock Slide
- Heatran with Fire Spin and Flamethrower
- Victini with Quick Attack and V-Create
- Genesect with Metal Claw and Magnet Bomb
The rebalance of Shadow Pokémon rescued from Team GO Rocket make them excellent glass cannons. Not only are their stats boosted, but during special events or with Elite TMs, it's possible to change their moves. If you happen to have any of the following Pokémon with the right moveset, they will work very well in this Raid:
- Shadow Metagross with Bullet Punch and Meteor Mash
- Shadow Moltres with Fire Spin and Overheat
- Shadow Machamp with Karate Chop and Dynamic Punch
- Shadow Entei with Fire Fang and Overheat
- Shadow Charizard with fire Spin and Blast Burn
- Shadow Hariyama with Counter and Dynamic Punch
- Shadow Arcanine with Fire Fang and Flamethrower
- Shadow Magmortar with Fire Spin and Fire Punch
- Shadow Alakazam with Counter and Focus Blast
- Shadow Salamence with Fire Fang and Fire Blast
- Shadow Houndoom with Fire Fang and Flamethrower
- Shadow Aggron with Smack Down and Heavy Slam
- Shadow Tangrowth with Vine Whip and Rock Slide
- Shadow Mamoswine with Mud-Slap and Stone Edge
Note: Shadow Metagross, Shadow Moltres, Shadow Machamp, and Shadow Entei outperform every Pokémon in the best counters list except Mega Charizard Y. Shadow Charizard, Shadow Hariyama, Shadow Arcanine, and Shadow Magmortar also perform on par with the other best counters. If you can coordinate the use of either Mega Charizard or Mega Houndoom, they will boost other Fire types, making them perform even better.
How many players does it take to beat Regice in Pokémon Go?
With the best possible counters, two high level players can take out Regice alone; however, if you're lacking the best counters or are a lower level, you may need four or five Trainers.
Weather conditions that can impact this Raid include:
- Snow will boost Regice's Ice type moves and your Steel type counters.
- Sunny/Clear weather will boost Regice's Ground type attacks, as well as your Fire type counters.
- Partly Cloudy weather will boost Regice's Normal type attacks, as well as your Rock type counters.
- Cloudy weather will boost Regice's Fighting type moves, as well as your Fighting type counters.
Questions about taking on Regice in Pokémon Go?
Do you have any questions about taking on the Legendary Pokémon Regice? Got any tips for your fellow Trainers? Drop them in the comments below, and be sure to check out our Complete Pokédex so you too can become a Pokémon Master!