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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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Basic Information for Regieleki

Types and Abilities

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2
Electric Type
Transistor Powers up Electric-type moves.

Type Defenses

Takes 4x damage
Takes 2x damage
Pokemon Ground Image
Takes 0.5x damage
Pokemon Electric Image Pokemon Flying Image Pokemon Steel Image
Takes 1/4x damage
Takes 0x damage

What is Type Effectiveness?

Base Stats

HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
80 100 50 100 50 200

Best Nature for Regieleki

Best Natures
(+Spd, -Atk)
(+Sp.Atk, -Atk)
(+Spd, -Sp.Def)
(+Sp.Atk, -Sp.Def)

What are Natures?

Singles Movesets for Regieleki

Wall Builder Moveset & Best Build

Wall Builder Regieleki.png

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
Ability Transistor
Held Item Light Clay
Moveset Thunder Cage
Volt Switch
Light Screen

Regieleki is the fastest Pokemon in the metagame, with Ninjask requiring a Choice Scarf to outspeed it. Its 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.

About Regieleki's Moves

Reflect and Light Screen serve as the bread and butter of this set. Thanks to Regieleki's phenomenal speed, these are the fastest walls that can be put up that aren't from Prankster.

Regieleki's signature move Thunder Cage deals damage and prevents the opponent from switching out. It also deals additional damage at the end of each turn for the next 4 or 5 turns. This is a great move that makes sure you can control the pace of the game.

In the event that you end up in an unfavorable matchup, Volt Switch gives you the opportunity to turn the tides.

About Regieleki's EV Spread

Max Special Attack investment is required to allow Regieleki to deal as much power as it can get, while 172 Def EVs allow Regieleki to survive an Earthquake from Landorus with 252 Atk EVs when Reflect is set up.

The rest of the speed investment is enough to outspeed faster ground types, notably Garchomp with Choice Scarf.

About Regieleki's Ability

Regieleki's Transistor Ability boosts the power of its Electric-type moves by 50%, allowing it to threaten opposing Pokemon with powerful STAB moves.

About Regieleki's Held Item

Light Clay extends the duration of Reflect and Light Screen letting it last for 8 turns instead of 5.

Other Viable 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.

Attacker Moveset & Best Build

Attacker Regieleki.png

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
Ability Transistor
Held Item Life Orb
Choice Specs
Moveset Thunderbolt
Volt Switch
Hyper Beam
Ancient Power

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.

About Regieleki's Moves

Thunderbolt serves as Regieleki's main STAB move. It gets boosts from Transistor as well which lets it deal a stronger punch than usual.

Ancient Power is a Rock-type coverage move that may increase all of Regieleki's stats, while Volt Switch gives you an option to switch out of unfavorable matchups.

Hyper Beam can round out the last slot, whereas it may not provide type advantages against enemies, it has some utility when used as Max Strike to lower the opponent's speed.

About Regieleki's EV Spread

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.

About Regieleki's Held Item

Choice Specs gives a 50% Sp.Atk boost to the user but locks them to only use one move for the time they're on the field. Since Regieleki's movepool isn't so wide anyway, it can easily benefit from this item.

Life Orb gives Regieleki a 1.3x boost to the power of its moves at the expense of 10% of Regieleki's HP. This allows Regieleki the freedom of choice, but at less power and at the cost of it's health.

Other Viable Moves

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.

How to Use Regieleki Effectively

The Fastest Choice Specs Sweeper

Regieleki is the fastest Choice Specs sweeper in the metagame, capable of outspeeding even Choice Scarf Pokemon with 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 its STAB.

Its speed is especially useful when you consider that you can take down enemy threats who rely on boosting their speed to get ahead, such as Charizard or Gyarados.

Fast Walls

Regieleki's high speed allow it to build walls in the face of offensive threats. By reading the opponent's intentions, Regieleki can easily set up the appropriate wall, then proceed to take the enemy out, trap them in, or switch into a favorable match-up.

Natural Type Advantages

Many of the threats running around the metagame have Electric-type weaknesses that Regieleki can exploit. Some notable ones include Yveltal, Kyogre, Lugia, and Ho-Oh.

How to Build a Team with Regieleki

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.

Use it in an Electric Terrain Team

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.

Doubles Lead
Pokemon Tapu Koko ImageTapu Koko Regieleki ImageRegieleki
Ability Electric Surge Transistor
Held Item Choice Specs Life Orb
Nature Timid Timid
EV Spread Sp.Atk 252 / Sp.Def 4 / Spe 252 Sp.Atk 252 / Sp.Def 4 / Spe 252
Moveset Thunderbolt
Dazzling Gleam
Volt Switch
Grass Knot
Rising Voltage
Thunder Cage
Volt Switch
Ancient Power

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.
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Use Soak in Doubles

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.

Doubles Lead
Pokemon Tapu Fini ImageTapu Fini Regieleki ImageRegieleki
Ability Misty Surge Transistor
Held Item Wiki Berry Life Orb
Nature Bold Timid
EV Spread HP 252 / Def 32 / Sp.Atk 132 / Sp.Def 92 Sp.Atk 252 / Sp.Def 4 / Spe 252
Moveset Heal Pulse
Draining Kiss
Thunder Cage
Volt Switch

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 doesn't switch out, they risk getting KO'd by Regieleki's Transistor-boosted Thunder Cage.

Alternatively, Regieleki can use Electroweb if you're predicting a switch.

Soak is also a good setup sweeper deterent as most attackers rely on their STAB moves to deal boosted damage.

Counters for Regieleki

Counter it with a Ground-type

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.

List of Ground-type Pokemon

Pokemon with Abilities providing Electric Immunity

Pokemon with Volt Absorb
Jolteon ImageJolteon Lanturn ImageLanturn Arctozolt ImageArctozolt Dracozolt ImageDracozolt
Pokemon with Lightning Rod
Rhyperior ImageRhyperior Manectric ImageManectric Togedemaru ImageTogedemaru Alolan Marowak ImageAlolan Marowak
Seaking ImageSeaking Raichu ImageRaichu - -

Alolan Marowak, in particular, also has immunity to Regieleki's Max Strike, making it a particularly strong candidate.

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