Regice

Clear Body
Prevents the enemy from lowering this Pokémon's stats.
Type Tier
Ice NU
Level 100 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
80
- 301 364 -
Atk
50
122 136 199 218
Def
100
212 236 299 328
SpA
100
212 236 299 328
SpD
200
392 436 499 548
Spe
50
122 136 199 218
  • Underused

Overview

Regice looks like the ideal choice for a special wall; its massive base 200 Special Defense, usable HP, and access to support moves such as Thunder Wave and Gravity all look appealing. However, when you look closer you'll notice that it has weaknesses to common attacking types such as Fire-, Rock-, Steel-, and Fighting-type attacks, a crippling weakness to Stealth Rock, and a total lack of reliable recovery. With the correct support, Regice becomes an unequivocal special wall that can counter the likes of Rotom, Milotic, and Sceptile with ease, but just make sure to keep Regice away from super effective attacks and Stealth Rock.

Name Item Nature

Tank

Leftovers Calm / Bold
Moveset EVs
~ Thunder Wave / Toxic
~ Ice Beam
~ Thunderbolt / Charge Beam
~ Seismic Toss
252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

This set turns Regice into a good special sponge capable of taking on a variety of special attackers, crippling them with status and wearing them down with Regice's decent offenses. Thunder Wave slows down incoming physical attackers, while Toxic helps wear down bulky opponents, especially Water-types such as Milotic and Slowbro. Ice Beam is used for STAB and comes off of Regice's useful base 100 Special Attack. Thunderbolt and Charge Beam provide excellent type coverage alongside Ice Beam, and Seismic Toss provides consistent damage.

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Name Item Nature

RestTalk

Leftovers Calm
Moveset EVs
~ Rest
~ Sleep Talk
~ Ice Beam
~ Seismic Toss / Charge Beam / Thunderbolt
252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

This set attempts to patch up Regice's lack of recovery with the RestTalk combination, turning it into an excellent staller and status absorber; these attributes, along with STAB Ice Beam, make Regice one of the best Venusaur counters around. RestTalk helps recover damage accumulated from entry hazards, especially Stealth Rock. Ice Beam is used for STAB, and Seismic Toss provides reliable damage, while Thunderbolt or Charge Beam can be used to provide good type coverage with the vaunted BoltBeam combination. Toxic or Thunder Wave can also be used in the last slot, providing status and supporting Regice's teammates.

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Name Item Nature

Life Orb

Life Orb Modest
Moveset EVs
~ Ice Beam
~ Thunderbolt
~ Focus Blast
~ Explosion / Rock Polish
32 HP / 48 Atk / 252 SpA / 176 Spe

Although it's primarily used as a wall, Regice does have a nice base 100 Special Attack and a pretty good movepool to boot. Ice Beam and Thunderbolt provide excellent type coverage that is only resisted by Lanturn, Shedinja, and Magneton in UU. Focus Blast is used to beat Steel-types like Aggron and Steelix, while Explosion decimates Chansey and Clefable. Alternatively, Rock Polish may be used in the last slot, as it makes Regice a fast sweeper; with Regice's solid defenses, it shouldn't be too hard to find the time to set up.

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Other Options

Besides the moves listed, Regice can use any one of the following to some degree of success. Regice may use Blizzard if Snover is present, as it will become 100% accurate thanks to the consistent hail brought by Snow Warning. Amnesia may be used to raise Regice's already monster Special Defense, while Curse may be used on a physical set with Avalanche to raise its Attack and Defense. Block can be used alongside a stat boosting move or Toxic to trap the opponent. Focus Punch can be used with Substitute, while Hammer Arm can be used to hit Rock-, Steel-, and Dark-types super effectively. Icy Wind can be used to lower the opponent's Speed. Rain Dance is nifty with Thunder and Explosion, and Regice's solid defenses make it pretty easy to set up. Psych Up allows Regice to copy stat boosts from the opponent, which is especially helpful against Calm Mind users such as Slowbro and some Spiritomb. Gravity may also be useful with Earthquake-using teammates and low accuracy moves such as Thunder and Blizzard.

Checks and Counters

Slow Fighting-types such as Hariyama or Hitmontop are the best counters to Regice as Thunder Wave isn't too big an issue and they can smash Regice with their STAB attacks. Chansey and Clefable can take on any of Regice's sets with their excellent special bulk, but must watch out for Explosion. Lanturn resists the BoltBeam combination and is immune to Electric-type attacks such as Thunder Wave, while it can poison Regice with Toxic and stall it until it faints. Steelix is immune to Thunderbolt and Ice Beam only hits it neutrally, while Gyro Ball hits Regice super effectively. Stealth Rock is a big problem for Regice as it loses a quarter of its health each time it switches in, while Toxic and Toxic Spikes will make Regice's stalling attempts futile. Anything that can survive an Ice Beam or Thunderbolt from Regice and can hit it super effectively can probably be called a counter as well.