Regigigas Pokémon GO Raid Battle Tips

24 May 2023

Regigigas Pokémon GO Raid Battle Tips

Appearing in Raids: May 24, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to June 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time

Last Appeared in Raids: July 18, 2021

Regigigas is a Normal-type Legendary Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region. It’s said that Regigigas created other Pokémon from different materials before it moved the continents to where they are today. Learn which Pokémon will be most effective in Raid Battles against Regigigas, how to catch Regigigas after winning a Raid Battle, and how best to use the Colossal Pokémon after you’ve caught it.

Which Pokémon to Use in an Regigigas Raid in Pokémon GO

As a Normal-type Pokémon, Regigigas has only one significant vulnerability: Fighting-type attacks. When selecting Pokémon for your Regigigas Raid Battle lineup, it helps to choose Pokémon that have both a Fighting-type Fast Attack and Charged Attack if you want to deal as much damage as possible. Fighting-type Pokémon using Fighting-type attacks will benefit from a same-type attack bonus, which will allow those attacks to deal an additional 20% damage.

If you have multiple Pokémon that know Fighting-type attacks, choose the Pokémon with the highest CP and best overall stats. Remember that speed of victory affects how many Premier Balls you will receive at the conclusion of a successful Raid Battle, so bring your strongest Fighting types and defeat Regigigas as quickly as you can.

Suggested Fighting-type Pokémon

  • Machamp / Shadow Machamp (Fighting)

    • Fast Attack: Counter (Fighting), Karate Chop (Fighting)*

    • Charged Attack: Close Combat (Fighting), Cross Chop (Fighting), Dynamic Punch (Fighting), Submission (Fighting)*

  • Blaziken / Shadow Blaziken / Mega Blaziken (Fire/Fighting)

    • Fast Attack: Counter (Fighting)

    • Charged Attack: Focus Blast (Fighting)

  • Breloom (Grass/Fighting)

    • Fast Attack: Counter (Fighting)

    • Charged Attack: Dynamic Punch (Fighting)

  • Hariyama / Shadow Hariyama (Fighting)

    • Fast Attack: Counter (Fighting)

    • Charged Attack: Close Combat (Fighting), Dynamic Punch (Fighting), Superpower (Fighting)

  • Lucario (Fighting/Steel)

    • Fast Attack: Counter (Fighting)

    • Charged Attack: Aura Sphere (Fighting), Close Combat (Fighting), Power-Up Punch (Fighting)

  • Conkeldurr (Fighting)

    • Fast Attack: Counter (Fighting)

    • Charged Attack: Dynamic Punch (Fighting), Focus Blast (Fighting)

  • Cobalion (Steel/Fighting)

    • Fast Attack: Double Kick (Fighting)

    • Charged Attack: Close Combat (Fighting), Sacred Sword (Fighting)*

  • Terrakion (Rock/Fighting)

    • Fast Attack: Double Kick (Fighting)

    • Charged Attack: Close Combat (Fighting), Sacred Sword (Fighting)*

  • Virizion (Grass/Fighting)

    • Fast Attack: Double Kick (Fighting)

    • Charged Attack: Close Combat (Fighting), Sacred Sword (Fighting)

  • Keldeo (Water/Fighting)

    • Fast Attack: Low Kick (Fighting)

    • Charged Attack: Close Combat (Fighting), Sacred Sword (Fighting)

  • Buzzwole (Bug/Fighting)

    • Fast Attack: Counter (Fighting)

    • Charged Attack: Power-Up Punch (Fighting), Superpower (Fighting)

Other Suggested Pokémon

* An Elite Fast TM or an Elite Charged TM is typically required to teach this Pokémon this attack.

Make the Most of Premier Balls and Berries

After a Regigigas raid, you’ll have a limited number of Premier Balls you can use to catch Regigigas, so make each one count. You can earn extra Premier Balls for battling with friends and defeating Regigigas more quickly.

In an encounter with Regigigas, your chance of catching it is greatest when the target ring is small enough for you to score Excellent Throws. Throwing Curveballs can improve your chances even more. But work within your abilities—if you don't think you can reliably make Excellent Curveball Throws, aim for Nice Throws or Great Throws rather than risk missing the target ring completely.

Regigigas isn’t going to make it easy on you by sitting still while you’re trying to catch it. Don’t waste your Premier Balls by throwing while it’s moving around. Watch Regigigas to get a feel for its cycle of movement and the pauses in between the cycles. During one of these pauses, wait for the target ring to reappear, and then throw as it starts to grow smaller to increase your odds of making a Great Throw or an Excellent Throw.

Berries can help you catch Regigigas. A Razz Berry will make Regigigas easier to catch, and a Golden Razz Berry will make it much easier to catch. If you find yourself failing to land any throws, a Nanab Berry will calm Regigigas, making its movements less erratic and allowing you make precise throws more easily. If you need extra Regigigas Candy, using a Silver Pinap Berry will make Regigigas easier to catch and grant you extra Candy when you catch it.

Buddy Pokémon with a Buddy Level of Great Buddy or higher have the Catch Assist Perk. If a Pokémon—even a Legendary Pokémon—deflects a Poké Ball, your buddy might bounce it back for a second catch opportunity!

Like all Legendary Pokémon, Regigigas is tricky to catch, so don’t be discouraged if it escapes. Get a second wind by stocking up on useful items—like Max Potions, Max Revives, and Golden Razz Berries—and try again.

What to Do with Regigigas Once You’ve Caught It

Regigigas’s Initial CP Range: 2,389–2,483

Regigigas’s Initial CP Range with Weather Boost: 2,987–3,104

Available Fast Attacks: Hidden Power (Normal), Zen Headbutt (Psychic)

Available Charged Attacks: Focus Blast (Fighting), Giga Impact (Normal), Thunder (Electric)

As a Normal-type Pokémon, Regigigas doesn’t have an innate advantage when attacking other types, but it is resistant to Ghost-type attacks. Regigigas’s strengths lie in its high maximum CP—one of the highest in Pokémon GO—as well as an eclectic array of available attacks.

Despite these advantages, Regigigas is not considered a top contender in Raid Battles or the GO Battle League. Because Normal-type attacks aren’t super effective against any other types, Regigigas isn’t the best pick compared to Pokémon that can make better use of their same-type attack bonus. While the current slate of attacks that Regigigas can learn doesn’t overcome the fact that it can’t take full advantage of that bonus, it may be able to learn different moves someday that will make it more viable in battle. For that reason, it may be well worth it to catch additional Regigigas to stock up on Regigigas Candy. In addition, this is a great opportunity for Trainers to add an elusive entry to their Pokédex!

Good luck with your next Raid Battle, and remember to check for more Pokémon GO, video game, and Pokémon TCG tips.

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