Competitive Information for Registeel [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Registeel registeel
Base Stats for Registeel

Steel

Abilities:
Clear BodyClear Body: Prevents other Pokemon from lowering this Pokemon's stat stages.


Evolutions / Family:
Registeel

Weakness Chart for Steel-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
0.5x
0.5x
  
2x
2x
0.5x
0.5x
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
2x
0.5x
0.5x
0x
0.5x
0.5x
0.5x
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Registeel? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Ruby/Sapphire Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Common team mates for Registeel in Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire:

TyranitarGengarSuicuneForretressCelebiAerodactylDugtrioCacturneGligarOctilleryCradily


Registeel is popular Steel-typed Pokemon. It's frequent to find yourself dealing with Registeel when battling in the 3rd generation meta. Registeel is weak to Fighting, Fire, and Ground-typed attacks.


Species: Registeel
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Clear Body
Nature: Bold (+Def, -Atk)
EVs: 248 Hp / 8 Def / 252 SpD
Moveset:
- Explosion
- Earthquake
- Counter
- Rest

Special Wall Registeel (Analytic)

Registeel is a legendary Special Wall. It's primary goal is to take a mighty amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. In the dark days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Registeel last longer regaining it's it's health every turn. With Clear Body, prevents other pokemon from lowering Registeel's stat stages.

Explosion is a physical 500-base power Normal-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. your Registeel faints).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Counter is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (if hit by physical attack, returns double damage).
Rest is a status move (Registeel sleeps 2 turns and restores hp and status).




Species: Registeel
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Clear Body
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Moveset:
- Counter
- Rest
- Seismic Toss / Brick Break
- Thunder Wave

Physical Tank Registeel (Analytic)

Registeel is a legendary Physical Tank. It's primary goal is to take a substantial amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Remember prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Registeel last longer regaining it's stamina every turn. With Clear Body, prevents other pokemon from lowering Registeel's stat stages.

Counter is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (if hit by physical attack, returns double damage).
Rest is a status move (Registeel sleeps 2 turns and restores hp and status).
Seismic Toss is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (does damage equal to your Registeel's level).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).
Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).




Species: Registeel
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Clear Body
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Superpower / Brick Break
- Double-Edge / Return
- Earthquake
- Metal Claw

Physical Sweeper Registeel (Clear Body)

Registeel is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. With Clear Body, prevents other pokemon from lowering Registeel's stat stages.

Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Registeel's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Metal Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Registeel's attack by 1 stage).




Species: Registeel
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Clear Body
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Thunderbolt / Thunder Punch
- Ice Punch
- Defense Curl
- Thunder Wave

Special Sweeper Registeel (Clear Body)

Registeel is a legendary Special Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. In the dark days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. With Clear Body, prevents other pokemon from lowering Registeel's stat stages.

Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Thunder Punch is a special 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Ice Punch is a special 75-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Defense Curl is a status move (raises your Registeel's defense by 1 stage).
Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Registeel? These builds have been optimized for Ruby/Sapphire Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Common team mates for Registeel in Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire:

TyranitarGengarSuicuneForretressCelebiAerodactylDugtrioCacturneGligarOctilleryCradily


Species: Registeel
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Clear Body
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Double-Edge
- Superpower

Doubles Physical Sweeper Registeel (Clear Body)

Registeel is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the old days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. With Clear Body, prevents other pokemon from lowering Registeel's stat stages.

Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Registeel's attack and defense by 1 stage).




Species: Registeel
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Clear Body
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Thunderbolt / Thunder Punch
- Ice Punch
- Defense Curl
- Thunder Wave

Doubles Special Sweeper Registeel (Clear Body)

Registeel is a legendary Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. In the dark days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. With Clear Body, prevents other pokemon from lowering Registeel's stat stages.

Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Thunder Punch is a special 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Ice Punch is a special 75-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Defense Curl is a status move (raises your Registeel's defense by 1 stage).
Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Registeel learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Zap Cannon
100
50%
5
100% chance to paralyze the target.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Ancient Power
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, even if the target is immune.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power doubles on Dig.
Explosion
500
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Metal Claw
50
95%
35
10% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
20
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
50
80%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Rollout
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seismic Toss
--
100%
20
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Self-Destruct
400
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Lock-On
--
--
5
User's next move will not miss the target.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Registeel can perform in Ruby/Sapphire. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive RS Move and Ability Combos for Registeel

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