Pokemon GO: How to Counter Regice


Last night, popular Pokemon GO data miner Chrales heavily suggested that the legendary golem trio would soon be coming to the game, and with Kyogre exiting the game as a legendary raid, Niantic has officially added Regice as the next Legendary raid. Considering Ice-type Pokemon are a powerful counter to Dragon-type Pokemon, many fans may be clamoring to add Regice to their roster, so here's how to defeat the legendary Ice-type Pokemon.

Regice has 41777 Raid Boss CP and a max capture CP of 1764 (with no weather boost, 100% IV, at level 20) and 2205 (with a snowy weather boost, 100% IV, and level 25). Prepared Pokemon GO players can probably defeat this titan with around 4 players, though 6 is a safer bet, and of course, the more the better.

The Ice-type legendary also knows the following moves:

  • Rock Smash (quick Fighting-type move)
  • Frost Breath (quick Ice-type move)
  • Focus Blast (charged, 1 bar Fighting-type move)
  • Blizzard (charged, 1 bar Ice-type move)
  • Earthquake (charged, 1 bar Ground-type move)

Blizzard and Frost Breath is the easiest move set to counter with any fire-type. Focus Blast is most dangerous against a Tyranitar, ao avoid using those Smack Down Tyranitars if it's in Regice's move set. Earthquake is one of its more dangerous moves, as its likely to knock out most fire types, with a Rock Smash/ Earthquake moveset being incredibly powerful against most of the legendary's counters.

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Players should also use the weather system to their advantage, as a snowy-weathered Regice will be harder to take down. However, in the same token, cloudy weather will boost Fighting-type counters, and sunny weather will boost Fire-types.

The best Pokemon (and move set) to use against Regice are as follows:

  • Entei (Fire Spin/Overheat)
  • Moltres (Fire Spin/Overheat)
  • Charizard (Fire Spin/Blast Burn)
  • Flareon (Fire Spin/Overheat)
  • Ho-Oh (Steel Wing/Fire Blast)
  • Machamp (Counter/Dynamic Punch)
  • Tyranitar (Smack Down/Stone Edge)
  • Blaziken (Counter/Overheat)
  • Breloom (Counter/Dynamic Punch)

From the aforementioned, Entei and Moltres are the best to use against Regice, but swap Moltres in for Entei against an Earthquake Regice. Blast Burn Charizard and Flareon are good substitutes for the players who don't have the above legendary counters, with Smack Down Tyranitar being a good choice against Regice unless the legendary has Focus Blast. The remaining Pokemon - Machamp, Blaziken, and Breloom - are good for third-team backup.

With this guide, players should hopefully be able to easily take down this latest legendary. Regice is a good defensive Ice-type, but with the right move set, weather, and preparation, even a novice should be able to take down this legendary. Good luck out there, trainers!

Pokemon GO is available now in select regions for Android and iOS devices.

Source: Pokemon GO Hub

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