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Is Registeel Good in Pokemon Go? – Answered

Registeel looks like it came out of a bad sci-fi manga and that's what makes it so great

by Daphne Fama

Registeel’s armor is catching all the light because no one can stop talking about. This Metal Titan will be coming to a 5-Star Raid near you, but is it worth the effort to catch it? Is Registeel any good in Pokemon Go?

Is Registeel Good in Pokemon Go? – Answered

Registeel is currently dominating 5-Star raids and will be sitting comfortably there until February 8, 10:00 AM, but is it worth it to try to take on this primordial titan? The short answer is yes. And here’s why.

This week’s Registeel is particularly impressive because of one reason: if you catch it before February 6, it comes with the move Zap Cannon.

Normal Registeels with the standard Lock On, Flash Cannon, and Focus Blast have a Battle Rating average of 482 and will win a battle about half the time. But with Zap Cannon, Registeel has a 100% chance of inflicting a debuff to its opponent’s Attack stat, giving it a significant boost in performance in both the Great and Ultra Leagues.

Not only is Zap Cannon fantastic at zapping fishes and clipping wings, but it can also help Registeel bring down Trevenant and Giratina-Altered Form. Zap Cannon is a significant upgrade for Registeel, making it absolutely worth catching.

But beyond this move, Registeel, like its odd siblings, has fantastic bulk. It can outbulk Tropius, Probopass, Diggersby, Lickitung, Dewgong, and Stunfisk, and come close to beating Azumarill. It also has 11 resistances and only 3 weaknesses, allowing it to be a true tank.

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Even without Zap Cannon, Registeel can still do well in the Great and Ultra Leagues with just Flash Cannon and Focus Blast. This combination of moves uses Flash Cannon as Shield bait, with Focus Blast being the killing blow. And Lock On? Is there to generate 10 energy every second.

It’s a good Pokemon, is what I’m saying.

Daphne Fama

A lawyer turned game journalist, Daphne Fama spends an inordinate amount of time playing games across the spectrum but she'll always have a soft spot for horror and JPRGs. Want to see all the best animal pictures the internet has to offer? Follow her on twitter at @DaphneFama.