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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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Basic Information for Regidrago

Types and Abilities

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2
Dragon Type
Dragon’s Maw Powers up Dragon-type moves.

Type Defenses

Takes 4x damage
Takes 2x damage
Pokemon Ice Image Pokemon Dragon Image Pokemon Fairy Image
Takes 0.5x damage
Pokemon Fire Image Pokemon Water Image Pokemon Grass Image Pokemon Electric Image
Takes 1/4x damage
Takes 0x damage

What is Type Effectiveness?

Base Stats

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

Best Nature for Regidrago

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

Singles Movesets for Regidrago

Dragon Dance Sweeper Moveset & Best Build

Dragon Dance Sweeper Regidrago.png

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
Ability Dragon's Maw
Held Item Life Orb
Lum Berry
Weakness Policy
Moveset Dragon Dance
Fire Fang

With great speed, attack, and a massive HP stat, Regidrago can fill the role of a bulky setup sweeper with Dragon Dance.

About Regidrago's Moves

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.

About Regidrago's EV Spread

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.

About Regidrago's Ability

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.

About Regidrago's Held Item

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.

Other Viable Moves

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.

Choice Scarf Special Sweeper Moveset & Best Build

Choice Scarf Special Sweeper Regidrago.png

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
Ability Dragon's Maw
Held Item Choice Scarf
Moveset Dragon Energy
Dragon Pulse
Ancient Power
Sleep Talk

Regidrago can run a special attacking set with Choice Scarf, letting it unleash 150 Base Power Dragon Energy as long as it remains healthy.

About Regidrago's Moves

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.

About Regidrago's EV Spread

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.

About Regidrago's Ability

Dragon's Maw boosts the power of Regidrago's Dragon-type moves by 50%, boosting the power of Dragon Energy further.

About Regidrago's Held Item

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.

Other Viable Moves

Draco Meteor A stronger alternative to Dragon Pulse but lowers Regidrago's special attack by two stages, forcing it to switch.

How to Use Regidrago Effectively

Use it as a Setup Sweeper

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.

How to Build a Team with Regidrago

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.

Doubles Choice Scarf Sweeper

Doubles Lead
Pokemon Whimsicott ImageWhimsicott Regidrago ImageRegidrago
Ability Prankster Dragon's Maw
Held Item Focus Sash Choice Scarf
Nature Timid Timid
EV Spread HP 4 / Sp.Atk 252 / Spd 252 Sp.Atk 252 / Def 4 / Spd 252
Moveset Tailwind
Dazzling Gleam
Leech Seed
Dragon Energy
Dragon Pulse
Ancient Power
Sleep Talk

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

Counters for Regidrago

Counter it with a Fairy-type Pokemon

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.

Best Pokemon to Use

Pokemon Description
Mimikyu ImageMimikyu Ranking: ★★★★★
・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
Grimmsnarl ImageGrimmsnarl Ranking: ★★★★★
・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

Moveset & Best Build for Grimmsnarl

Check it with a Faster Pokemon

Faster sweepers, as well as those using Choice Scarf, can outrun both Regidrago and KO it with their STAB moves.

Best Pokemon to Use

Pokemon Description
Dragapult ImageDragapult Ranking: ★★★★★
・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
Garchomp ImageGarchomp Ranking: ★★★★★
・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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