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This is a strategy guide for using Regidrago 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 Regidrago, as well as its strengths and weak points.
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|Evolution and Learnset||Build for Ranked Battle|
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|Pokemon||Type 1||Type 2|
|Dragon’s Maw||Powers up Dragon-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||Jolly (+Spd, -Sp.Atk)|
|EV Spread||Atk 252 / Def 4 / Spd 252|
|Final Stat Values||HP 275 / Atk 152 / Def 71 / Sp.Def 71 / Spd 145|
With great speed, attack, and a massive HP stat, Regidrago can fill the role of a bulky setup sweeper with Dragon Dance.
Dragon Dance boosts Regidrago's Speed and Attack stat by one stage, allowing it to hit hard with Outrage. Fire Fang is its main coverage move, letting it hit Steel-type Pokemon.
It's last move is Crunch, and gives it good coverage against Ghost and Psychic-type Pokemon.
We're using a straightforward physical attacking EV spread with full investment in Attack and Speed, with the remaining 4 EVs are placed in Defense.
Dragon's Maw boosts the power of Regidrago's Dragon-type moves by 50%. This means Regidrago's Outrage hits hard even without a Dragon Dance boost.
Regidrago has two options for held items.
Life Orb boosts the power of Regidrago's moves at the cost of some residual damage.
Lum Berry protects it from Burn and Paralysis, as well as cures it from Confusion inflicted by Outrage.
Weakness Policy is another great held item, especially if Regidrago Dynamaxes. It's massive HP, further boosted by Dynamax, allows it to survive a super effective hit and get a +2 Attack Boost.
|Hammer Arm||A stronger coverage move for Steel-type moves, but lowers Regidrago's speed by one stage and forces it to use Dragon Dance again.|
|Thunder Fang||An alternative to Fire Fang that lets Regidrago hit bulky waters.|
|Dragon Claw||Weaker than Outrage but doesn't lock it Regidrago and doesn't inflict confusion.|
|Nature||Timid (+Spd, -Atk)|
|EV Spread||Def 4 / Sp.Atk 252 / Spd 252|
|Final Stat Values||HP 275 / Def 71 / Sp.Atk 252 / Sp.Def 70 / Spd 145|
|Held Item||Choice Scarf|
Regidrago can run a special attacking set with Choice Scarf, letting it unleash 150 Base Power Dragon Energy as long as it remains healthy.
Dragon Energy is Regidrago's strongest move, boasting a 150 Base Power as long as Regidrago's HP is full. Dragon Pulse is its secondary STAB move that lets it attack reliably after getting damaged.
Ancient Power is its only coverage move, and has a 10% chance to boost all of its stats by one stage. It's last move is Sleep Talk and is mainly to ensure Regidrago can still attack even if it's crippled by Spore or Sleep Powder.
We're using a straightforward special attacking EV spread with full investment in Special Attack and Speed. The remaining HP we invest in Defense to boost its bulk a little bit.
Dragon's Maw boosts the power of Regidrago's Dragon-type moves by 50%, boosting the power of Dragon Energy further.
Choice Scarf doubles Regidrago's Speed stat but locks it to the initial move it used during the turn. This item ensures Regidrago can fire off Dragon Energy as early as possible.
|Draco Meteor||A stronger alternative to Dragon Pulse but lowers Regidrago's special attack by two stages, forcing it to switch.|
Regidrago has a niche as a bulky setup sweeper with Dragon Dance. Thanks to its ability, it's Dragon-type moves get a 50% boost in power. With one Dragon Dance boost, Regidrago can KO potential switches and checks that don't resist or are immune to its Dragon-type moves.
Regidrago faces stiff competition as a physical or special sweeper from other Dragon-types like Garchomp and Dragapult, and from Dragonite as a Weakness Policy user due to its lack of coverage moves.
It does have a niche in Doubles as a Choice Scarf sweeper, provided it has Tailwind support.
|Held Item||Focus Sash||Choice Scarf|
|EV Spread||HP 4 / Sp.Atk 252 / Spd 252||Sp.Atk 252 / Def 4 / Spd 252|
Whimsicott providies Prankster boosted Tailwind support, ensuring Regidrago moves first so that it can fire off Dragon Energy as soon as possible. It can also Taunt or threaten Regidrago's checks and counters with Leech Seed, forcing them to switch.
Check out our article below to learn how to build a Doubles Team.
How to Build a Doubles Team
Despite its power, Regidrago's lack of coverage moves means its easily walled by Fairy-types, who can easily switch into Regidrago's moves and setup with their own moves.
・Freely switches into all of Regidrago's moves and set up Swords Dance
・Can knock out Regidrago with Play Rough after a Swords Dance or if its holding Life Orb
Moveset & Best Build for Mimikyu
・Freely switches into all of Regidrago's moves and set up Reflect and Light Screen
・Spirit Break lowers Regidrago's special attack by one stage
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Faster sweepers, as well as those using Choice Scarf, can outrun both Regidrago and KO it with their STAB moves.
・Outspeeds Jolly Regidrago and threatens it with Draco Meteor
・Choice Scarf variants outspeeds Scarf Regidrago and can knock it out with Draco Meteor
Moveset & Best Build for Dragapult
・Naturally Outspeeds Regidrago and can KO it with Outrage
・Outspeeds Regidrago with its own Choice Scarf and easily KOs it with Outrage
Moveset & Best Build for Garchomp
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