Regirock Pokémon GO Raid Battle Tips

Appearing in Raids: From February 1, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. to February 9, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. local time

Last appearance in raids: July 18, 2021

Regirock is a Legendary Rock-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region. Regirock’s body is made entirely of rock with no sign of a brain or heart; it is a mystery even to modern scientists. Find out which Pokémon will be most effective in Raid Battles against Regirock, how to catch Regirock after winning a Raid Battle, and how to best use Pokémon Rock Peak after catching it.

As a Rock-type Pokémon, Regirock is vulnerable to Water-, Grass-, Fighting-, Ground-, and Steel-type attacks. When picking six Pokemon for your Regirock Raid Battle lineup, it’s helpful to pick Pokemon that have a fast attack and a charged attack of one of those types if you want to deal as much damage as possible. A Pokemon that shares a type with these attacks will gain a same-type attack bonus, causing these attacks to deal 20% more damage.

If you have multiple Pokémon that know Water-, Grass-, Fighting-, Ground-, or Steel-type attacks, choose the Pokémon with the highest CP and best overall stats. Remember that Victory Speed ​​affects how many Premier Balls you’ll receive at the end of a successful Raid Battle, so bring your strongest Pokemon and defeat Regirock as quickly as possible.

  • Blastoise / Mega Blastoise (Water)

    • Quick Attack: Water gun (Water)

    • Charged Attack: Flash Cannon (Steel), Hydro Cannon (Water), Hydro Pump (Water)

  • Mega Gyarados (Water/Dark)

    • Quick Attack: Waterfall (Water)

    • Charged Attack: Aqua Tail (water), hydraulic pump (water)

  • Swampert / Shadow Swampert (Water/Ground)

    • Quick Attack: Mud Shot (ground), Water Gun (water)

    • Charged Attack: Earthquake (Ground), Hydro Cannon (Water), Muddy Water (Water), Surf (Water)

  • Kyogre (Water)

    • Quick Attack: Waterfall (Water)

    • Charged Attack: Hydro Pump (Water), Surf (Water)

  • Venusaur / Mega Venusaur (grass/poison)

    • Quick Attack: Razor Leaf (grass), Vine Whip (grass)

    • Charged Attack: Frenzy Plant (Grass), Petal Blizzard (Grass), Solar Beam (Grass)

  • Torterra / Shadow Torterra (grass)

    • Quick Attack: Razor Leaf (grass)

    • Charged Attack: Frenzy Plant (Herb), Solar Beam (Herb)

  • Tangrowth / Shadow Tangrowth (grass)

    • Quick Attack: Vine whip (grass)

    • Charged Attack: Power Whip (Grass), Solar Beam (Grass)

  • Zarude (grass/dark)

    • Quick Attack: Vine whip (grass)

    • Charged Attack: Energy Ball (Grass), Power Whip (Grass)

After a successful Regirock Raid, you will have a limited number of Premier Balls that you can use to catch Regirock, so make each one count. You can earn additional Premier Balls by battling with friends and defeating Regirock faster.

When encountering Regirock, your chances of catching it are greater when the target ring is small enough for you to land excellent throws. Throwing Curveballs can further improve your chances. But work to the limit of your ability – if you don’t think you can make great curveball throws, aim for nice throws or big throws rather than risk missing the target ring entirely.

Regirock isn’t going to make it easy for you to stand still while you try to catch it. Don’t waste your Premier Balls by throwing them while they’re moving. Look at Regirock to get an idea of ​​its movement cycle and the pauses between cycles. During one of these pauses, wait for the target ring to reappear, then throw as it begins to shrink to increase your chances of landing a Great Throw or Excellent Throw.

Berries can help you catch Regirock. A Razz Berry will make Regirock easier to catch, and a Golden Razz Berry will make it much easier to catch. If you don’t land any throws, a Nanab Berry will calm Regirock down, making its movements less erratic and allowing you to make accurate throws more easily. If you need extra Regirock Candies, using a Silver Pinap Berry will make Regirock easier to catch and grant you extra candies when you catch it.

Pokemon buddies with a Great Buddy buddy level or higher have the Catch Assist perk. If a Pokémon, even a Legendary Pokémon, deflects a Poké Ball, your buddy could bounce it for a second catching opportunity!

Like all Legendary Pokémon, Regirock is difficult to catch, so don’t be discouraged if it escapes. Get a second wind by stocking up on useful items, such as Max Potions, Max Revives, and Golden Razz Berries, and try again.

Regirock Initial CP Range: 1,703–1,784

Regirock’s Initial CP Range with WeatherBoost: 2,129–2,230

Quick attacks available: Lock (Normal), Rock Smash (Combat), Rock Throw (Rock)

Charged attacks available: Earthquake (ground), Focus Blast (combat), Stone Edge (rock), Zap Cannon (electric)

As a Rock-type Pokémon, Regirock has a type advantage against Fire, Ice, Flying, and Bug-type Pokémon and resists Normal, Fire, Poison, and Flying-type Pokémon. Regirock is one of the few Legendary Pokémon that can be used in all three Pokémon GO Battle Leagues. Although Regirock is competitive in the Great League, any Regirock captured in February will have CP above the Great League maximum of 1,500. Luckily, the excess Regirock candy you can acquire from multiple raids can be used to teach a Regirock with lower CP a second charged attack.

Picking the right moves is an essential part of trainer battles. Although Lock-On doesn’t deal much damage, this fast attack quickly powers up Regirock’s charged attacks. And you’ll need it, because even though Regirock’s charged attacks deal substantial damage, they require a lot of energy to use. For this reason, Regirock may not be the best starter Pokemon in Trainer Battles. Save Regirock until an opponent’s protection shields wear off before unleashing the wrath of this mountainous Pokemon.

For your charged attack, Stone Edge has the same type attack bonus, making it a great option. A second charged attack will make your Pokemon more effective in battle, and Focus Blast is the ticket to keeping your opponents on their toes. This Fighting-type Charged Attack is a sound counter to Steel-type Pokémon, one of Regirock’s weaknesses.

If you’re aiming to bring Regirock into the GO Battle League, you need to increase his CP and teach him a second charged attack. Raising Regirock’s CP to its maximum requires a lot of Regirock Candy and Stardust, so try to catch as many Regirock as possible to help you get there faster – and don’t forget the Pinap Berries!

Good luck with your next Raid Battle, and be sure to check back to Pokemon.com/Strategy for more tips on Pokemon GO, video games, and the Pokemon TCG.

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