For Pokémon Go Fest 2021, Niantic is bringing back every Legendary Raid for one day only. On Sunday, July 18, Regice will return to Raids, alongside dozens of other Legenday Pokémon. Fortunately, we here at iMore have everything you need to know to win this fight and add Regice to your roster. And be sure to check out our Best Pokémon Go accessories, so you can be fully equipped for your Pokémon Journey!
Who are the Legendary Titans and Regice in Pokémon Go?
The Legendary Titans are six golem-like Pokémon with a single type each. The first three, Regirock, Regice, and Registeel were originally encountered in the Hoenn region of Gen III. The fourth, Regigigas, didn't show up until the Sinnoh region of Gen IV, and two more, Regielecki and Regidrago were introduced in the Crown Tundra DLC for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.
Only the original three will be coming back to Pokémon Go this time, but with the introduction of more Mega Pokémon and lots of new Shadow Pokémon, there are a number of winning strategies for Trainers who can coordinate these Raids.
What are the best counters for Regice in Pokémon Go?
As a pure Ice type, Regice takes increased damage from Fighting, Rock, Steel, and Fire type attacks. It is capable of dealing Ice, Ground, Normal, and Fighting type damage. If it is possible to do so safely, coordinate with your fellow Raiders to focus on Fire types with either Mega Charizard or Mega Houndoom and you'll be golden. If you cannot coordinate safely or don't have the Mega Energy to spare, there are still plenty of winning teams.
Mega Charizard Y
One of two Mega Evolutions for the original Fire type starter, Mega Charizard Y outperforms every other Pokémon on the list. As a Fire and Flying type, Mega Charizard Y takes reduced damage from Fighting and Ground type attacks and isn't weak against anything Regice can dish out. It also boosts all your other Fire type counters, so, if at all possible, bring your Mega Charizard Y and encourage your fellow Raiders to do the same. Fire Spin and Blast Burn is the moveset you'll want for any Charizard you bring to this fight.
Mega Charizard X
Close behind Mega Charizard Y is Mega Charizard X. As a Fire and Dragon type, it loses the resistances Mega Charizard Y has and takes increased damage from the Ground type move Earthquake, so definitely prioritize Y over X if you can. Fire Spin and Blast Burn is the ideal moveset for any Charizard in this fight.
The Legendary mascot of Pokémon Black, Reshiram is a Dragon and Fire type, so has the same weakness to Earthquake as Mega Charizard X. It's also had very limited availability, having been released during a global pandemic prior to Remote Raid Passes, so many players don't even have one, much less the Candy to power it up. Still, if you have Reshiram, it will perform well in this Raid. Fire Fang and Overheat are the moves you'll want your Reshiram to know.
A pseudo-Legendary originally discovered in the Hoenn region of Gen III, Metagross performs quite well against Regice in a vaccum. It takes reduced damage from Ice and Normal attacks, while taking super effective damage from Earthquake. If you cannot coordinate the use of either Mega Charizard or Mega Houndoom, you likely have multiple Metagross thanks to Community Day and other events. Eventually, Mega Metagross or one of the other Steel type Mega Pokémon will be unlocked, meaning Metagross will be far more useful against Regice. If you are bringing Metagross, you'll want it to know Bullet Punch and its Community Day exclusive move, Meteor Mash.
A dark and Fire type Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region of Gen II, Houndoom's Mega Evolved forme will boost Fire types on the field, and deal super effective damage against the Ice Titan with Fire Fang and Flame Thrower. However, Mega Houndoom isn't likely to last long because it takes double damage from Fighting and Ground type moves. If you're lucky enough to face a Regice with only Ice moves, it takes reduced damage from those.
Conkeldurr, a Fighting type originally encountered in the Unova region, is another great counter for Regice. As a pure Fighting type, it has no relevant weaknesses or resistances. Conkeldurr is also readily available, with its first stage having been featured in Raids, Eggs, and events, and benefiting from Trade Evolution. Counter and Dynamic Punch are the moves you'll want your Conkeldurr to know for this Raid.
The haunted chandelier from the Unova region, Chandelure is one of the best Fire and Ghost types in the game and a great counter for the Ice Titan. Chandelure takes reduced damage from all of Regice's moves except Earthquake and, with Fire Spin and Overheat, it will melt Regice quickly, especially when boosted by either Mega Charizard or Mega Houndoom. Its first stage, Litwick has been featured in a number of events, including both 2020 and 2019's Halloween Events, so lots of players have entire teams of Chandelure already powered up.
One of the Legendary birds of Kanto, Moltres performs very well in this Raid. As a Fire and Flying type, it resists Ground and Fighting type attacks, while having no weaknesses Regice can exploit. Moltres is also very obtainable, having been in Raids several times, plenty of events, and even Giovanni's line up of Shadow Pokémon. The ideal moveset for Moltres in this fight is Fire Spin and Overheat.
Gen III's Fire type starter, Blaziken performs well against Regice. As a Fire and Fighting type, Blaziken takes increased damage from Ground type moves, while resisting Ice type damage. It's also been featured in a number of events, including a Community Day, so most players have had the chance to add Blaziken to their roster. If you are bringing one to this fight, you'll want Counter and Blast Burn. If paired with a Mega Charizard or Mega Houndoom, the fast move Fire Spin is also a good option.
Originally encountered in the Unova region of Gen V, Darmanitan is a Pokémon with four different formes, including two Regional Variant found only in the Galar region of Gen VIII. The standard Unovan forme is the one you'll want for fighting the Ice Titan. As a pure Fire type, it takes half damage from Ice but double damage from Ground. Darumaka, its first stage is fairly common and only requires 50 Candies to evolve, so Darmanitan is very accessible. Fire Fang and Overheat are the moves you'll want it to know.
Although most players will be able to make a team of the best counters, if you're finding a gap in your team, there are plenty of back ups who work well in larger groups. Just make sure you're dodging and any of the following could be a decent back up:
- Emboar with Low Kick and Blast Burn
- Lucario with Counter and Aura Sphere
- Rhyperior with Smack Down and Rock Wrecker
- Heatran with Fire Spin and Flamethrower
- Terrakion with Smack Down and Rock Slide
- Machamp with Counter and Dynamic Punch
- Dialga with Metal Claw and Iron Head
- Victini with Quick Attack and V-Create
- Mega Gengar with Shadow Claw and Focus Blast
- Entei with Fire Spin and Overheat
- Genesect with Metal Claw and Magnet Bomb
- Mega Lopunny with Low Kick and Focus Blast
- Charizard with Fire Spin and Blast Burn
- Rampardos with Smack Down and Rock Slide
- Typhlosion with Incinerate and Blast Burn
- Flareon with Fire Spin and Overheat
- Hariyama with Counter and Dynamic Punch
- Breloom with Counter and Dynamic Punch
- Arcanine with Fire Fang and Flamethrower
- Infernape with Fire Spin and Blast Burn
- Delphox with Fire Spin and Flamethrower
- Excadrill with Metal Claw and Iron Head
- Ho-Oh with Incinerate and Fire Blast
- Jirachi with Charge Beam and Doom Desire
The rebalance of Shadow Pokémon rescued from Team GO Rocket make them excellent glass cannons. Not only are their stats boosted, but during special events or with Elite TMs, it's possible to change their moves. If you happen to have any of the following Pokémon with the right moveset, they will work very well in this Raid:
- Shadow Metagross with Bullet Punch and Meteor Mash
- Shadow Moltres with Fire Spin and Overheat
- Shadow Machamp with Karate Chop and Dynamic Punch
- Shadow Entei with Fire Fang and Overheat
- Shadow Charizard with fire Spin and Blast Burn
- Shadow Ho-Oh with Incinerate and Fire Blast
- Shadow Hariyama with Counter and Dynamic Punch
- Shadow Arcanine with Fire Fang and Flamethrower
- Shadow Magmortar with Fire Spin and Fire Punch
- Shadow Mewtwo with Confusion and Flamethrower
- Shadow Alakazam with Counter and Focus Blast
- Shadow Scizor with Bullet Punch and Iron Head
Note: Shadow Metagross, Shadow Moltres, Shadow Machamp, and Shadow Entei outperform every Pokémon in the best counters list except Mega Charizard Y. If you can coordinate the use of either Mega Charizard or Mega Houndoom, they will boost other Fire types, making them perform even better.
How many players does it take to beat Regice in Pokémon Go?
With the best possible counters, two high level players can take out Regice alone; however, if you're lacking the best counters or are a lower level, you may need four or five Trainers.
Weather conditions that can impact this Raid include:
- Snow will boost Regice's Ice type moves and your Steel type counters.
- Sunny/Clear weather will boost Regice's Ground type attacks, as well as your Fire type counters.
- Partly Cloudy weather will boost Regice's Normal type attacks, as well as your Rock type counters.
- Cloudy weather will boost Regice's Fighting type moves, as well as your Fighting type counters.
Questions about taking on Regice in Pokémon Go?
Do you have any questions about taking on the Legendary Pokémon Regice? Got any tips for your fellow Trainers? Drop them in the comments below, and be sure to check out our Complete Pokédex so you too can become a Pokémon Master!