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This is a strategy guide for using Regieleki in competitive play for the games Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for tips on the best Nature, EV spreads, Movesets, and Held Items to use with Regieleki, as well as its strengths and weak points.
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|Pokemon||Type 1||Type 2|
|Transistor||Powers up Electric-type moves.|
|Takes 4x damage||
|Takes 2x damage|
|Takes 0.5x damage|
|Takes 1/4x damage||
|Takes 0x damage||
|HP||Attack||Defense||Sp. Atk||Sp. Def||Speed|
|Nature||Timid (+Spd, -Atk)|
|EV Spread||Def. 172 / Sp.Atk 252 / Spd. 84|
|Final Stat Values||HP 155 / Def 92 / Sp.Atk 152 / Sp.Def 70 / Spd 254|
|Held Item||Light Clay|
Regieleki is the fastest Pokemon in the metagame, with Ninjask requiring a Choice Scarf to outspeed it. It's lack of coverage moves hinders its role as a sweepr a bit, but it has a place in teams that need a fast special sweeper that can fire off boosted Electric-type moves.
After setting up a wall on the first turn, it can switch into an attack role. It can usually win in a straight-up brawl with opponents who take neutral damage from Electric, making it a wall setter with high offensive potential.
Defense: Placed to survive an Earthquake from Landorus with 252 Atk. EVs when Reflect is set up.
Speed: Placed to outspeed a Garchomp with Choice Scarf.
Sp.Atk: As much power as it can get.
Regieleki's Transistor Ability boosts the power of its Electric-type moves by 50%, allowing it to threaten opposing Pokemon with powerful STAB moves.
Choice Specs boosts the power of Regieleki's special moves by 50% at the cost of not being able to switch moves.
|Explosion||Allows it to save turns remaining on its walls by ejecting itself from the battle. An effective choice for when you're not considering re-setting the walls in your strategy.|
|Nature||Modest (+Sp.Atk, -Atk)|
|EV Spread||Sp.Atk 252 / Sp.Def 4 / Spd 252|
|Final Stat Values||HP 155 / Def 70 / Sp.Atk 167 / Sp.Def 71 / Spd 252|
This build puts everything in Speed and Special Attack and pushes Regieleki to its limits as an attacker. Transistor combines with a damage-boosting item to shock the pants off anything in its path, and with max EVs putting the pedal to the medal on Speed, it can even outspeed Pokemon with a base 100 Speed and one Speed stage boost from the get-go.
We're using a straightforward special attacking EV spread with full investment in Special Attack and Speed. The remaining EVs are placed in Special Defense to boost its bulk.
|Rising Voltage||Doubles in power when in Electric Terrain, so pairs well when you expect to Dynamax.|
|Extreme Speed||For when you expect to be countered with a priority move.|
Regieleki is the fastest Choice Specs sweeper in the metagame, capable of outspeeding even Choice Scarf Pokemon at a Modest Nature. Despite this, its shallow movepool holds it back from dominating the metagame and it has to solely rely on Electric-type moves.
Even with its shallow movepool though, Regieleki should not be underestimated. Its Transistor Ability boosts the power of its Electric type moves and, with a Choice Specs boost, it can heavily damage or even knock out Pokemon that don't resist or are immune to it's STAB.
Regieleki's shallow movepool holds it back as a sweeper in Singles, and it constantly needs to switch out if it faces a resist. In Doubles, it has a niche as the fastest Rising Voltage sweeper - so long as it's partnered with a Pokemon that can instantly set up Electric Terrain.
To use Regieleki effectively, it needs to be partnered with Pokemon that can provide it some coverage with its moves on top of providing Electric Terrain Support.
|Held Item||Choice Specs||Life Orb|
|EV Spread||Sp.Atk 252 / Sp.Def 4 / Spe 252||Sp.Atk 252 / Sp.Def 4 / Spe 252|
Tapu Koko not only sets Electric Terrain with its Electric Surge ability, it threatens Ground-types with Grass Knot that can freely switch into Regieleki.
Check out our article below to learn how to build a Doubles Team.
How to Build a Doubles Team
In Doubles, you can patch up Regieleki's abyssmal move coverage by partnering it with a Pokemon that can learn the move Soak. This move hits both targets in Doubles and changes their existing type to Water-type.
|Held Item||Wiki Berry||Life Orb|
|EV Spread||HP 252 / Def 32 / Sp.Atk 132 / Sp.Def 92||Sp.Atk 252 / Sp.Def 4 / Spe 252|
On the first turn, Tapu Fini will use Soak to turn the opposing team's Pokemon into Water-types while Regieleki uses Protect. If the opposing Pokemon don't switch out, they risk getting KO'd by Regieleki's Transistor-boosted Thunder Cage.
Regieleki is helpless against Ground-types. Not only can they freely switch into all of Regieleki's moves, these counters can set up in front Regieleki without fear of retalation.
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Alolan Marowak, in particular, also has immunity to Regieleki's Max Strike, making it a particularly strong candidate.
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