Regirock

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

Overview

Competitively, Regirock is often compared to Registeel, who boasts more balanced defensive stats and a superior set of resistances. However, Regirock fits a specific niche in countering the Fire-types running rampant in the UU metagame. Regirock has a superior Attack stat and STAB typing as well, allowing it to deal with Moltres and other Pokemon whom Registeel has trouble with.

Because of its ability to reliably set up Stealth Rock, counter many top threats in the metagame, and use Explosion when it's finished, Regirock is one of the best tanks in UU. Unlike many other walls in UU, it can take hits from a wide variety of UU Pokemon while also dishing damage back out, and is easily a top contender in the UU metagame.

Name Item Nature

Tank

Leftovers Adamant
Moveset EVs
~ Stone Edge / Rock Slide
~ Earthquake / Thunder Wave
~ Stealth Rock
~ Explosion
204 HP / 148 Atk / 156 SpD

This set focuses on Regirock's ability to check numerous threats in the UU metagame, while also being able to pose a threat offensively. Regirock's excellent Defense aids it in countering and checking many physical sweepers. Additionally, Regirock can use its impressive bulk to aid its team through its support moves. Stone Edge and Earthquake create the famous EdgeQuake combination, which provides great type coverage, backed by Regirock's respectable Attack stat. Stealth Rock is secured a spot in the third slot because it allows Regirock to provide some team support while also taking advantage of Regirock's ability to set it up reliably. Explosion differentiates Regirock from Pokemon such as Rhyperior and Aggron. A well-timed Explosion can turn the tide of a match by eliminating a problem Pokemon your team may have trouble facing.

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Name Item Nature

Mono-Attacker

Leftovers / Chesto Berry Careful
Moveset EVs
~ Curse
~ Rock Slide
~ Rest
~ Sleep Talk
252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD

This set abuses Regirock's bulk to set up for a late-game sweep. With its excellent defenses, aided by RestTalk recovery, Regirock will have no trouble setting up Curse. After a couple of Curses, the opponent will likely not be able to KO Regirock with any Pokemon who can survive a boosted Rock Slide. This set reaches its full potential in a sandstorm, especially as the last Pokemon standing so that it can't be forced out. With incredible Defense as well as decent Attack and Special Defense, Regirock can set up six Curses quite easily and sweep your opponent's team. Rock Slide is chosen as the single attack due to its high PP, whereas Stone Edge might be more powerful but runs out too quickly.

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Name Item Nature

Physical Attacker

Choice Band / Life Orb Jolly
Moveset EVs
~ Stone Edge
~ Earthquake
~ Ice Punch
~ Explosion
252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

Physical attacking Regirock aims to hit its usual counters hard with boosted attacks. Stone Edge nails any Pokemon who doesn't resist it, and deals respectable damage even when resisted. Earthquake and Ice Punch hit Steel-types and Ground-types, respectively. When Regirock has run its course, Explosion makes sure it takes out another Pokemon before it bites the dust.

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Name Item Nature

Rock Polish

Life Orb / Passho Berry Adamant / Jolly
Moveset EVs
~ Rock Polish
~ Stone Edge
~ Earthquake
~ Explosion
252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

As a Rock Polish user, Regirock can work in two different ways. On the one hand, Regirock can play exactly the same as Rock Polish Rhyperior and Torterra as an offensive late-game sweeper. On the other hand, Regirock can also lure in its main counters, Milotic and other bulky Water-types, and blow them away with Explosion, opening the door for another sweeper to come in and finish the job. For the other two slots, Stone Edge and Earthquake come together to form the famous EdgeQuake combo, giving Regirock almost perfect neutral coverage in UU outside of Torterra and Claydol.

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Name Item Nature

Sunny Day Support

Heat Rock Adamant
Moveset EVs
~ Sunny Day
~ Stealth Rock
~ Stone Edge / Rock Slide
~ Explosion
252 HP / 188 Atk / 68 SpD

Sunny Day Regirock is a surprisingly sound strategy; it reduces the damage Regirock takes from Water-type attacks, allowing it to actually beat several of its typical switch-ins, open up a sweep for a Fire-type, such as Typhlosion, or a Chlorophyll user, such as Victreebel, as well as boost the offensive prowess of its teammates in general. In addition to this, Regirock makes a great Stealth Rock supporter, which further facilitates the sweep of said teammates. Regirock is also a fine switch-in to the Fire- and Flying-types that usually trouble a team that revolves around the harsh sunlight, and can quickly dispatch them with its STAB Rock-type attacks. Ghost-types intending to switch into Explosion are also made wary because of its powerful STAB moves.

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Other Options

A set consisting of Swagger, Thunder Wave, Rock Slide, and a filler, perhaps Psych Up, is plausible. This set is annoying for your opponent, but accomplishes little more than that. A set with Counter can be used, as Pokemon such as Steelix will commonly use physical attacks to try and take Regirock down, but Regirock often has trouble giving up a moveslot for Counter.

Checks and Counters

Regirock has many counters due to being mostly defensive in nature. Steelix is a good switch-in to Regirock, as it takes next to nothing from its Rock-type attacks and very little damage from Earthquake. Steelix can put a dent in Regirock with its own Earthquake, which will eventually KO it, or Steelix can just Roar Regirock away if it's trying to set up. Similarly, Pokemon such as Rhyperior, Donphan, and Omastar can switch into almost any attack from Regirock thanks to their high Defense stat and KO it with Earthquake or Surf, respectively.

Bulky Water-types such as Slowbro and Milotic can switch into Regirock with ease and then threaten it with STAB Surf. Regirock can still deal major damage to these threats with Explosion, though, so be careful. Grass-types such as Venusaur can switch into almost any attack except Thunder Wave and threaten Regirock with powerful STAB attacks. Blaziken can also KO Regirock with Superpower if Regirock switches into a Fire Blast or a super effective Hidden Power; however, Regirock can survive a Superpower if it has taken very little prior damage.