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Regigigas -  Moveset & Best Build for Ranked Battle

This is a strategy guide for using Regigigas 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 Regigigas, as well as its strengths and weak points.

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Basic Information for Regigigas

Types and Abilities

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2
Pokemon Sword and Shield - Normal Type
Slow Start Temporarily halves Attack and Speed.

Regigigas Weaknesses and Resistances

Takes 4x damage
Takes 2x damage
Pokemon Fighting Image
Takes 0.5x damage
Takes 1/4x damage
Takes 0x damage
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What is Type Effectiveness?

Base Stats

HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
110 160 110 80 110 100

Best Nature for Regigigas

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

What are Natures?

Singles Movesets for Regigigas

Bulky Utility Moveset & Best Build

Regigigas Bulky Utility

Nature Adamant (+ Atk, -Sp. Atk)
EV Spread HP 252 / Atk 252 / Sp. Def 252
Final Stat Values HP 217 / Atk 233 / Def 130 / Sp. Def 131 / Spe 120
Ability Slow Start
Held Item Leftovers
Moveset Body Slam
Knock Off
Thunder Wave

Regigigas is blessed to have impressive stats all around, a really good Normal-typing, and great moves in its movepool. But what sets it back is its horrible Slow Start Ability. with minimal ways to get rid of it in Single battles, Regigigas is forced into a different role than that of 'Attacker'.

About Regigigas's Moves

Protect is used to stall out a turn of Slow Start. With its relevant stats halved, Regigigas can spread paralysis through Thunder Wave and be disruptive with Knock Off.

The absence of Return and Frustration makes it so Body Slam is Regigigas' most reliable STAB option.

About Regigigas's EV Spread

Maxing out HP is a good choice considering it is unaffected by Slow Start. Regigigas' prime objective with this set is to survive as long as it can until Slow Start wears off.

Before that happens, opponents may try to overwhelm Regigigas with offense. Using Protect and Thunder Wave may help let Regigigas survive.

About Regigigas's Ability

Slow Start is a horrible Ability whose only purpose is to balance out an otherwise amazing Pokemon with amazing stats and moves. Having Slow Start as its ability only serves to impede Regigigas.

About Regigigas's Held Item

Leftovers provides passive recovery to Regigigas. Protect has natural synergy with Leftovers, allowing Regigigas to recover incrememntally over multiple turns.

Other Viable Moves

Crush Grip Crush Grip may provide more power, but Regigigas' HP is not expected to always stay high.
Ice Punch Ice-type coverage is great to have. Having access to Ice Punch allows Regigigas to hit multiple types for super-effective damage.
Stomping Tantrum Ground-type coverage is also great, being able to hit multiple types for super-effective damage. This is especially good so that Regigigas is not walled by Steel-types.

Doubles Movesets for Regigigas

Dynamax Attacker Moveset & Best Build

Dynamax Attacker

Nature Jolly (+Spe, -Sp. Atk)
EV Spread Atk 252 / Sp. Def 4 / Spe 4
Final Stat Values HP 185 / Atk 212 / Def 130 / Sp. Def 131 / Spe 167
Ability Slow Start
Held Item Life Orb
Moveset Giga Impact
High Horsepower
Ice Punch

Regigigas aims to Dynamax quickly and gain momentum immediately. Regigigas' Nature, EVs and attack choices all work toward having Regigigas be a Dynamax Sweeper.

About Regigigas's Moves

Giga Impact ensures that Regigigas' Max Strike is doing the most damage that it can. Ice Punch is great Ice-type coverage. Max Hailstorm is effective at knocking out Pokemon equipped with Focus Sash. A Ground-type move in Stomping Tantrum is also good because it offers good coverage, as well as a powerful Max move in Max Quake.

About Regigigas's EV Spread

We maximize Speed and Attack so that Regigigas can attack as quickly as possible. Its base 100 Speed stat is respectable, but what makes Regigigas so powerful is its 160 Attack stat. Even with a Jolly Nature, its Attack stat is still a force to be reckoned with.

About Regigigas's Ability

Regigigas' awful Slow Start halves its Attack and Speed stats for 5 whole turns. Which is 5 turns too many. Finding ways to remove this Ability is important to Regigigas' success in Double Battles.

About Regigigas's Held Item

Life Orb gives Regigigas a boost to its all-important Attack stat. Because its main purpose is to attack fast and quick, equipping Regigigas with a Life Orb ensures that it can do exactly that.

Other Viable Moves

Darkest Lariat A reliable Dark-type move that can be used on Pokemon that have set up their defenses.
Drain Punch Drain Punch offers Regigigas much needed health recovery.
Thunder Punch Thunder Punch gives Regigigas access to Max Lightning which can help Regigigas against opponents that may want to put it to sleep.

How to Use Regigigas Effectively

Keeping its partner Weezing (or Galarian Weezing) alive for as long as possible is important for this strategy's success. Make sure to get as much value as possible from Regigigas' Dynamax turns. Score decisive knock outs, deal massive damage.

Reducing your opponent's Speed with a powerful Max Strike is great against Pokemon that are quicker than Regigigas. A Max Hailstorm from its Ice Punch is effective against Pokemon holding Focus Sash.

How to Build a Team with Regigigas

Weezing is an auto-include because of its Neutralizing Gas Ability. Pokemon that have ways of nullifying Regigigas' Slow Start are also welcome.

Lastly, Pokemon that are powerful late-game are also great to have in a Regigigas team because Regigigas aims to go on the offensive immediately.

Dynamax Attacker

Regigigas is one of those Pokemon that needs a team to be built around it. Because of its awful Ability, Regigigas needs support in multiple ways.

Being able to remove Slow Start and Dynamaxing Regigigas can spell success for your team because Regigigas has immensely powerful and useful moves that are even more powerful as Max Moves.

Example Regigigas Team

Neutralizing Gas/Support Dynamax Attacker Entrainment/Back-up Dynamax Attacker
Pokemon SWSH - Galarian Weezing ImageGalarian Weezing Pokemon SWSH - Regigigas ImageRegigigas Pokemon SWSH - Durant ImageDurant

Weezing is Regigigas' best friend, being able to turn off Slow Start, provide Will-O-Wisp support and also the occasional Taunt to prevent Trick Room. Keeping it on the field is important for this game plan's success. Alternatively, Durant can use Entrainment unto Regigigas, giving it Hustle and removing Regigigas' reliance on Weezing.

Durant can also function as a back-up Dynamax Attacker should Regigigas fail to set up.

Counters for Regigigas

Weakness Pokemon Fighting Image

Beat Regigigas by Burning it or Activating Slow Start

Regigigas becomes drastically ineffectual if afflicted with a burn. It loses valuable damage output. In a Double battle, Regigigas player's main game plan would also be to keep Weezing on the battlefield for as long as possible. Knocking out Weezing will reactivate Regigigas' dreaded Slow Start ability.

Best Pokemon to Use

Pokemon Description
Pokemon SWSH - Dragapult ImageDragapult Ranking: ★★★★★
・Can outspeed and use Will-O-Wisp on Regigigas, cutting its Attack stat.
・Can safely switch into a Normal-type attack.
Moveset & Best Build for Dragapult
Pokemon SWSH - Hitmontop ImageHitmontop Ranking: ★★★★★
・Can use Feint or Fake Out on Galarian Weezing while its partner KO's it.
・Can Intimidate Regigigas if Galarian Weezing is not present.
・Can deal huge damage to Regigigas outside of Dynamax.
Moveset & Best Build for Hitmontop
Pokemon SWSH - Kartana ImageKartana Ranking: ★★★★★
・Can knock out Galarian Weezing with a Max Steelspike.
・Is defensive enough to withstand Regigigas' offense.
Moveset & Best Build for Kartana

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