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

Fantastic defenses, resistance to Dragon-, Ice-, Dark-, and Ghost-type moves, and array of useful support moves make Registeel very useful in the Uber tier. What is most useful about Registeel is that in Ubers, rain is a common field condition, alleviating Registeel of its Fire-type weakness. Registeel also provides a complete counter to some of the most common Pokemon in the tier, such as Giratina-o and Choice Scarf Palkia.

Name Item Nature

Ubers Support

Leftovers Careful
Moveset EVs
~ Stealth Rock
~ Thunder Wave
~ Ice Punch
~ Explosion
252 HP / 24 Atk / 80 Def / 152 SpD

This set beefs up Registeel's already high Special Defense in order to take the most common attacks from the Uber metagame. Because of Registeel's excellent Steel-typing, it can provide to you an excellent check to many of the most common Uber Pokemon, while simultaneously supporting the team with Stealth Rock and Thunder Wave.

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Other Options

Toxic can be useful over Thunder Wave in order to deal with Lugia and Groudon switch-ins, but won't likely support the team as much, as many of Registeel's preferred teammates would enjoy their common counters becoming paralyzed. Earthquake or Iron Head can be used to deal with Dialga and Mewtwo respectively. Iron Head also gives Registeel an attack against Darkrai, although many Darkrai will simply put Registeel to sleep, Nasty Plot, and then Focus Blast. Thunder is a final option to deal damage to many common Pokemon while also providing a chance of paralysis, but the damage is pretty low when you factor in the only 30% chance of paralysis compared to Thunder Wave's 100% chance.

Checks and Counters

Registeel's best counter is by far Groudon who is immune to Thunder Wave, has huge defense, can hit Registeel super-effective with STAB Earthquake, and provides sun to further increase Registeel's weakness to Fire-type attacks. Other solid counters include Bulk Up Dialga and Substitute Ho-oh, both of whom Registeel can't touch outside of Explosion. Much like in OU, Registeel's biggest weakness is that it can not defend against the most common Spikers in the tier.