Regigigas is coming back to Legendary raids in Pokémon Go. Fortunately, we here at iMore have everything you need to know to win this fight and add Regigigas to your roster.
Who is Regigigas in Pokémon Go?
Originally discovered in the Sinnoh region of Gen IV, Regigigas is the leader of the Legendary Titans. Not only is it in charge of these massively powerful Legendary Pokémon, but Regigigas actually created the other Titans: Regirock, Registeel, Regice, Regieleki, and Regidrago. It is capable of controlling the other Titans, even if they are captured by a trainer.
In Pokémon Go, Regigigas was originally introduced in the paid Special Research event: A Colossal Discovery, and later in EX Raids. Now, Regigigas is a Legendary raid, so all players can battle it. While Regigigas is one of the most powerful Normal types in Pokémon Go, its disappointing movepool really holds it back. However, Niantic could give it its signature move and it would really shine, and it still can be Shiny, so that alone is enough reason to tackle these raids.
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There are a handful of options for Mega Evolution when countering Regigigas, focusing on its only weakness: Fighting.
If at all possible, Mega Blaziken is the Mega you want on your team when facing Regigigas. It's a Fighting and Fire type, so it does take increased damage from Psychic type moves, but it does a ton of damage while boosting Fighting type counters. Counter and Focus Blast is the moveset your Blaziken should have for this raid.
Although it's not going to provide a useful Mega Boost, Mega Alakazam is the next top performing Mega in this raid. It's a pure Psychic type, granting it resistances to both Fighting and Psychic type moves and no weaknesses Regigigas can exploit. If you add it to your team, make sure your Alakazam knows Counter and Focus Blast.
Another option for countering Regigigas is Mega Gallade. It's a Fighting and Psychic type so it resists Fighting type damage and has no relevant weaknesses. Low Kick and Close Combat are the moves your Gallade should know for this raid.
While they will not perform as well, the following Mega Evolved Pokémon can also work for this raid:
- Primal Groudon with Dragon Tail and Precipice Blades
- Primal Kyogre with Waterfall and Origin Pulse
- Mega Gengar with Sucker Punch and Focus Blast
- Mega Latios with Dragon Breath and Psychic
- Mega Salamence with Dragon Tail and Outrage
- Mega Medicham with Counter and Dynamic Punch
- Mega Swampert with Water Gun and Hydro Cannon
- Mega Sceptile with Fury Cutter and Frenzy Plant
Regigigas is a pure Normal type with access to Normal, Fighting, Psychic, and Electric type moves. Its only weakness is Fighting type, so that should be your focus.
Best of the best, the top performing counter for Regigigas is the Legendary Sword of Justice Terrakion. It even beats the Megas and Shadows! As a Rock and Fighting type, it takes increased damage from both Fighting and Psychic type moves, but it resists Normal type damage. Fortunately, Terrakion has had several runs in raids, so you probably have a couple by now. Double Kick and Sacred Sword are the moves your Terrakion should know in this fight.
Another member of the Swords of Justice, Keldeo is next on our list. It's a Fighting and Water type, so Psychic and Electric type moves deal super effective damage. Unlike its fellow Swords of Justice, Keldeo is currently limited to one per account and only to players who completed a limited Special Research line. Still, if you have one, your Keldeo should know Low Kick and Sacred Sword.
From the Unova region of Gen V, Conkeldurr performs very well against the Colossal Pokémon. As a pure Fighting type, it takes super effective damage from Psychic type moves. Fortunately, the Conkeldurr line is very common, and it benefits from Trade Evolution. If you're bringing Conkeldurr to this fight, you'll want it to know Counter and Dynamic Punch.
Gen IV's Lucario is another excellent choice for this raid. As a Fighting and Steel type, Lucario resists Normal type damage, but takes increased damage from Fighting type moves. Unfortunately, Lucario are pretty rare. It can only be obtained through evolution, and its first stage, Riolu is only rarely found in Eggs. If you have it, Counter and Aura Sphere are the ideal moves for Lucario.
Another of the Legendary Swords of Justice, Virizion is a great option here. As a Fighting and Grass type, it resists Electric type damage, but is weak against Psychic type moves. Virizion has had several runs in raids so most active players have had the chance to add it to their roster. If you're bringing one along, your Virizion should know Double Kick and Sacred Sword.
Completing the Legendary Swords of Justice, Cobalion is also an excellent counter for Regigigas. As a Steel and Fighting type, it resists Normal type attacks and takes increased damage from Fighting. Cobalion has also had several runs in raids, so its fairly obtainable as far as Legendaries go. Double Kick and Sacred Sword are the moves you'll want your Cobalion to know.
Originally encountered in Kanto, Machamp is a great choice for this raid. It's a pure Fighting type, so Psychic type moves hit extra hard, but it's easily the most obtainable counter. It's been featured in numerous events, including Community Day. On top of all that, it also benefits from Trade Evolution, so many players can create entire teams of powerful Machamp for this fight. Counter and Dynamic Punch is the moveset you'll want for your Machamp.
From Gen III's Hoenn region, Breloom is another great counter for the Colossal Pokémon. Because of its Grass and Fighting typing, Breloom resists Electric type attacks, while it takes increased damage from Psychic. Breloom is both common and cheap to evolve, so most active players should have it already. If you're bringing Breloom to this fight, you'll want Counter for the fast move and Dynamic Punch for the charged move.
One of the Ultra Beasts of Alola, Buzzwole performs very well against Regigigas. As a Fighting and Bug type, it resists Fighting type damage, but Psychic type moves hit for super effective damage. Unfortunately, Buzzwole has had extremely limited availability, so many players haven't even seen one. Still, if you have one, your Buzzwole should know Counter and Superpower in this raid.
Last but not least, Hariyama performs very well against Regigigas. It's a pure Fighting type, so it will take increased damage from Psychic type moves, but it's very common and cheap to evolve and power up. Counter and Dynamic Punch are the moves you'll want for taking on the Colossal Pokémon.
Back up counters
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:
- Galarian Zapdos with Counter and Close Combat
- Toxicroak with Counter and Dynamic Punch
- Togekiss with Hidden Power (Fighting) and Aura Sphere
- Regigigas with Hidden Power (Fighting) and Giga Impact
- Sirfetch'd with Counter and Close Combat
- Pheromosa with Low Kick and Close Combat
- Heracross with Counter and Close Combat
- Mewtwo with Psycho Cut and Psystrike
- Alakazam with Counter and Focus Blast
- Bewear with Low Kick and Superpower
- Landorus (Therian) with Mud Shot and Superpower
- Blaziken with Counter and Focus Blast
- Sneasler with Rock Smash and Close Combat
- Reshiram with Fire Fang and Fusion Flare
- Haxorus with Counter and Dragon Claw
- Golurk with Mud-Slap and Dynamic Punch
- Lunala with Confusion and Psychic
- Rhyperior with Mud-Slap and Superpower
- Metagross with Bullet Punch and Meteor Mash
- Hoopa (Unbound) with Confusion and Psychic
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 Machamp with Counter and Dynamic Punch
- Shadow Hariyama with Counter and Dynamic Punch
- Shadow Mewtwo with Psycho Cut and Psystrike
- Shadow Golurk with Mud-Slap and Dynamic Punch
- Shadow Alakazam with Counter and Focus Blast
- Shadow Metagross with Bullet Punch and Meteor Mash
- Shadow Gallade with Low Kick and Close Combat
- Shadow Blaziken with Counter and Focus Blast
- Shadow Dragonite with Dragon Tail and Superpower
- Shadow Hitmonlee with Double Kick and Close Combat
- Shadow Ho-Oh with Hidden Power (Fighting) and Brave Bird
- Shadow Poliwrath with Rock Smash and Dynamic Punch
Note: Shadow Machamp, Shadow Hariyama, Shadow Mewtwo, and Shadow Golurk perform on par with other top counters.
Under ideal conditions, it is technically possible for three top level trainers to beat Regigigas; however, it has a lot of HP, so you may need as many as six if you're lower level or lacking the best counters.
Weather conditions that can impact this raid include:
- Partly Cloudy weather will boost Regigigas's Normal type attack.
- Wind will boost its Psychic type attack.
- Rain will boost its Electric type attack.
- Cloudy weather will boost its Fighting type moves, as well as your Fighting type counters.
Don't miss your chance to catch Regigigas in Pokémon Go!
Regigigas will only be around for a limited time, so you won't want to miss out on your chance to battle it! And be sure to check out our other Pokémon Go guides so you too can become a Pokémon Master!
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Casian Holly has been writing about gaming at iMore since 2019, but their real passion is Pokémon. From the games to the anime, cards and toys, they eat, sleep, and breathe all things Pokémon. You can check out their many Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sword and Shield guides and coverage here on iMore.