name: Offensive Curse or BaitSteel
move2: Iron Head
move4: Ice Punch / Earthquake / Counter
item: Occa Berry
evs:252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spe
Why this set deserves to be on-site:
-I'll let what I wrote on it in an old RMT explain itself:
-With Curse and a coverage move, Registeel beats all of its common switch ins at +1.Random Pizzaman said:Shiny Registeel has an uncanny resemblance to Brianiac, don't you think. But the reason he's called Brainiac goes on beyond that. The evil mastermind-ness of this original set really makes Registeel a 'Brainiac', becoming essentially a BaitSteel, akin to Baitlix, but even better. I'll start the explaining. Originally, I wanted something that could beat the biggest threat to my team, Swellow, and still be offensive. I tried out Rhyperior, which worked kind of well, but I still lost to Torterra and was exposed to threats like Alakazam. I then looked to steel types, and baitlix stood out as an offensive steel check to Swellow and Moltres. But it couldn't take hits, so I though 'why can't Registeel do this?', and he could. Since i didnt need Stealth Rock, Curse worked to beat even more things. So thus, BaitSteel was born. Registeel serves two roles on my team: special "wall" and normal resist, and as a remover for powerful threats my team would otherwise crumble to, like Torterra, Blaziken, Moltres, Feraligatr, and Houndoom. Here's how Registeel's role usually breaks down to. Early game, he serves as a great switch in to Ambipom, Swellow, Alakazam, Mismagius, Venusuaur and the host of pokemon he usually walls, and counters some of them completely too. Midgame, he busts the other team open by a combination of Curse, a coverage move, and Explosion. Usually a Registeel switch in results in a switch out, meaning a chance to boost to +1 Attack and Defense, and lets me decide what to do next since nothing will OHKO me at this point. Common switches into Registeel: Torterra, Moltres, Donphan, Rhyperior, Hitmonlee, Blaziken and more. If the opponent switches to Torterra, an Ice Punch at +1 is an OHKO while I'll survive the Earthquake, removing the future threat from my team. If Blaziken, Moltres, or any other Fire type switches in, the Occa berry will take the attack and I can Explode in their face. Donphan and other ground types or fighting types are the same. If I play my cards right, Registeel will take a pokemon out with a boosted Ice Punch or Iron Head, and then Explode, taking something else out, or even sweep some teams that let me boost up more than +2. EVs: Max HP lets me wall pokemon, and the Special Defense makes sure I survive a +2 Houndoom's Fire Blast, and everything weaker than that. Adamant and attack EVs let me hurt things pretty badlyRegisteel is awesome, and this set really works well on an offensive team, not wasting the momentum a normal Registeel would. Don't knock it until you try it.
- Is a much more offensive minded set the the already on-site Curse set, which rarely accomplishes anything (imo).
- Is not outclassed by Steelix, because of the superior movepool and the excellent special defense, which still walls plenty of pokemon.
- Ice Punch to beat Torterra and Donphan switch ins, Counter to take on Rhyperior, and Earthquake for Blaziken, Houndoom and Magneton.
-EVs: OHKO on RP Torterra, not 2KOd by max attack Donphan's Earthquake, KOs on Blaziken and Houndoom, OHKO on eveything that doesnt resist Explosion, all at +1. Max HP and some SpD for his defensive capabilities early game, survive Moltres' Fire Blast and even Hounddom at +2 with plenty left to spare
- Standard Tank (252HP/100atk/156SpD) set an option.
-Stealth Rock in last spot.
Teammates and Counters:
- A Steel type is a boon on an offensive team, walling fast normal types and also taking out Moltres, which many teams struggle with. Thus pairs well with Sceptile, Scyther, Venusaur.
- Shouldnt be used as an all-purpose Special Wall, Milotic and Tangrowth work well to buffer it.
-Hates Rotom, Pursuit from Houndoom or Drapion helps also to remove Ghosts that could absorb Explosion, or alternately use Shadow Claw & Lum.
- Walled by Steelix and opposing Registeel, Rhyperior gets a possible free sub.