Regice Pokémon GO Raid Battle Tips

January 18, 2023

Regice Pokémon GO Raid Battle Tips

Appearing in Raids: January 18, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to January 25, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time

Last Appeared in Raids: January 24, 2022, to February 1, 2022

Regice is an Ice-type Legendary Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region. Regice’s icy body is so cold, it will not melt even if it is immersed in magma. Learn which Pokémon will be most effective in Raid Battles against Regice, how to catch Regice after winning a Raid Battle, and how best to use the Iceberg Pokémon after you’ve caught it.

Which Pokémon to Use in an Regice Raid in Pokémon GO

As an Ice-type Pokémon, Regice is vulnerable to Fire-, Fighting-, Rock-, and Steel-type attacks. When selecting Pokémon for your Regice Raid Battle lineup, it helps to choose Pokémon that have a Fast Attack and a Charged Attack of one of these types if you want to deal as much damage as possible. It’s not necessary to choose only Fire-, Fighting-, Rock-, or Steel-type Pokémon, but a Pokémon that shares a type with these attacks will offer a same-type attack bonus, which will allow these attacks to deal an additional 20% damage.

If you have multiple Pokémon that know Fire-, Fighting-, Rock-, or Steel-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 Pokémon and defeat Regice as quickly as you can.

Suggested Fire-type Pokémon

  • Mega Charizard Y (Fire/Flying)

    • Fast Attack: Ember (Fire)*, Fire Spin (Fire)

    • Charged Attack: Blast Burn (Fire)*, Fire Blast (Fire), Flamethrower (Fire)*, Overheat (Fire)

  • Arcanine / Shadow Arcanine (Fire)

    • Fast Attack: Fire Fang (Fire)

    • Charged Attack: Fire Blast (Fire), Flamethrower (Fire)

  • Moltres / Shadow Moltres (Fire/Flying)

    • Fast Attack: Fire Spin (Fire)

    • Charged Attack: Ancient Power (Rock), Fire Blast (Fire), Heat Wave (Fire), Overheat (Fire)

  • Houndoom / Mega Houndoom (Dark/Fire)

    • Fast Attack: Fire Fang (Fire)

    • Charged Attack: Fire Blast (Fire), Flamethrower (Fire)

  • Entei / Shadow Entei (Fire)

    • Fast Attack: Fire Fang (Fire), Fire Spin (Fire)

    • Charged Attack: Fire Blast (Fire), Flame Charge (Fire), Flamethrower (Fire), Iron Head (Steel), Overheat (Fire)

  • Ho-Oh / Shadow Ho-Oh (Fire/Flying)

    • Fast Attack: Incinerate (Fire), Steel Wing (Steel)

    • Charged Attack: Fire Blast (Fire), Sacred Fire (Fire)*

  • Blaziken / Mega Blaziken (Fire/Fighting)

    • Fast Attack: Counter (Fighting), Fire Spin (Fire)

    • Charged Attack: Blast Burn (Fire)*, Blaze Kick (Fire), Focus Blast (Fighting), Overheat (Fire), Stone Edge (Rock)

  • Reshiram (Dragon/Fire)

    • Fast Attack: Fire Fang (Fire)

    • Charged Attack: Overheat (Fire), Stone Edge (Rock)

Suggested Fighting-type Pokémon

  • Machamp / Shadow Machamp (Fighting)

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

    • Charged Attack: Close Combat (Fighting), Cross Chop (Fighting), Dynamic Punch (Fighting), Heavy Slam (Steel), Rock Slide (Rock), Stone Edge (Rock)*, Submission (Fighting)*

  • Hariyama / Shadow Hariyama (Fighting)

    • Fast Attack: Bullet Punch (Steel), Counter (Fighting)

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

  • Keldeo (Water/Fighting)

    • Fast Attack: Low Kick (Fighting)

    • Charged Attack: Close Combat (Fighting)

Suggested Rock-type Pokémon

  • Aerodactyl / Mega Aerodactyl (Rock/Flying)

    • Fast Attack: Rock Throw (Rock), Steel Wing (Steel)

    • Charged Attack: Ancient Power (Rock), Iron Head (Steel), Rock Slide (Rock)

  • Terrakion (Rock/Fighting)

    • Fast Attack: Double Kick (Fighting), Smack Down (Rock)

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

Suggested Steel-type Pokémon

  • Metagross / Shadow Metagross (Steel/Psychic)

    • Fast Attack: Bullet Punch (Steel)

    • Charged Attack: Flash Cannon (Steel), Meteor Mash (Steel)*

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

In an encounter with Regice, your chance of catching it is greatest when the target ring is small enough for you 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.

Regice 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 Regice 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 Regice. A Razz Berry will make Regice 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 Regice, making its movements less erratic and allowing you to make precise throws more easily. If you need extra Regice Candy, using a Silver Pinap Berry will make Regice 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, Regice 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 Regice Once You’ve Caught It

Regice’s Initial CP Range: 1,703–1,784

Regice’s Initial CP Range with Weather Boost: 2,129–2,230

Available Fast Attacks: Frost Breath (Ice), Lock-On (Normal), Rock Smash (Fighting)

Available Charged Attacks: Blizzard (Ice), Earthquake (Ground), Focus Blast (Fighting), Thunder (Lightning)

As an Ice-type Pokémon, Regice is only resistant to Ice-type attacks, but its own Ice-type attacks are effective against Grass-, Ground-, Flying-, and Dragon-type Pokémon. Many Dragon types—and some Ground types—are popular choices in the Master League, so, with its strong defensive stats, Regice can both deliver and take substantial damage in the GO Battle League. While this Ice-type Pokémon isn’t a common competitor in the GO Battle League, it does perform well against popular Pokémon like Gyarados, Togekiss, and Excadrill.

If you decide to add Regice to your GO Battle League lineup, note that the Fast Attack Lock-On may not deal heavy damage or benefit from a same-type attack bonus, but it does power up your Charged Attacks very quickly. Unleashing Regice’s Charged Attacks on your opponents while withstanding heavy damage is a strategy that plays to Regice’s strength.

When you are selecting Charged Attacks to teach to Regice, consider that Blizzard benefits from a same-type attack bonus, Earthquake is powerful option to have available, and Focus Blast is effective against Rock- and Steel-type Pokémon—two of Regice’s vulnerabilities. If you’re battling with Regice in the Master League, Thunder can counter Pokémon like Gyarados, Kyogre, and Togekiss.

To take full advantage of this Legendary Pokémon’s strengths, teach Regice a second Charged Attack. This will require a significant amount of Regice Candy and Stardust, so try to catch as many Regice as possible to get you there faster.

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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