Registeel

Clear Body
Prevents the enemy from lowering this Pokémon's stats.
Type Tier
Steel UU
Level 100 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
80
- 301 364 -
Atk
75
167 186 249 273
Def
150
302 336 399 438
SpA
75
167 186 249 273
SpD
150
302 336 399 438
Spe
50
122 136 199 218

Overview

Registeel is a fantastic Pokemon with base 150 defenses and a solid base 80 HP. With it's Steel-type, it can resist many of the Dragon-type attacks flung around in OU, while simultaneously acting a general support Pokemon to the rest of the team. Registeel also provides a solid switch-in to many set up sweepers such as Jirachi and Celebi.

Name Item Nature

OU Tank

Leftovers / Expert Belt Impish
Moveset EVs
~ Stealth Rock
~ Explosion
~ Ice Punch
~ Earthquake / Toxic
252 HP / 168 Atk / 88 Def

In a metagame in which teams are constantly threatened by Pokémon such as Dragon Dance Kingdra, Choice Scarf Flygon, Life Orb Gengar, Choice Scarf Heatran, Choice Scarf and Calm Mind Jirachi, and SubRoost Zapdos, finding a comfortable "check" that simultaneously meshes with a wide variety of teams is difficult. This set serves to effectively "check" various threats without sacrificing general utility.

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Other Options

Thunder Wave is a useful option for paralyzing many Pokemon that may try and stay in vs Registeel such as Skarmory and Gengar. Iron Head can be used in conjunction with Thunder Wave to take out a few Pokemon before they can even land a hit. Iron Head also provides Registeel a somewhat serviceable STAB attack that can be used to deal higher damage to Pokemon such as Tyranitar and Blissey.

Checks and Counters

Registeel is plagued by a pitifully low Attack stat which makes gaining kills a hard task. Despite being able to check a fairly large portion of the metagame, Registeel is somewhat useless against Swords Dance Scizor, Spikes Skarmory and Forretress, and many bulky Water-types. Registeel is also weak to Fire-, Fighting-, and Ground-type attacks, three of the most common attacking types in the metagame. Because Registeel can be such an important check to so many different kind of Pokemon, whittling it down with these super-effective attacks will bring it down.