This is a strategy guide for using Regirock 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 Regirock, as well as its strengths and weaknesses in Ranked Battle.
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|Pokemon||Type 1||Type 2|
|Clear Body||Prevents other Pokemon from lowering its stats.|
|Sturdy (Hidden)||It cannot be knocked out with one hit.|
|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|
(+Sp. Def, -Sp. Atk)
|Nature||Careful (+Def, -Sp. Atk)|
|EV Spread||HP 252 / Atk 4 / Sp. Def 252|
|Final Stat Values||HP 374 / Atk 121 / Def 220 / Sp. Def 167 / Spe 55|
What sets Regirock apart as a Stealth Rock user is its resistance to Fire. Other popular Stealth Rock users like Skarmory or Ferrothorn share a weakness to Fire. These Pokemon typically do not like taking Fire-type hits, whereas Regirock can take them quite nicely.
Stone Edge is Regirock's most powerful STAB move. Because of its low accuracy, Rock Slide is a good substitute for it. Regirock's massive Defense Stat makes it an effective user of Body Press.
Stealth Rock is important for this Stealth Rock set, as Regirock can comfortably take a physical attack and set up its entry hazards. Spreading paralysis with Thunder Wave is also good after successfully setting up Stealth Rock.
Fully investing in HP and Special Defense makes Regirock a powerful counter to most Fire-type Pokemon. Its enormous Defense stat needs no further improvement, which is why we invest into its Special bulk.
Leftovers provides passive recovery for Regirock.
|Drain Punch||Drain Punch lets Regirock recover HP while dealing damage.|
|Rock Slide||Rock Slide is a more accurate alternative to Stone Edge.|
|Thunder Punch||Thunder Punch provides Electric-type coverage for Regirock, which allows it to hit Water-types and Flying-types for super-effective damage.|
|Explosion||Explosion lets a teammate safely switch in, at the cost of Regirock fainting.|
|Nature||Brave (+Atk, -Spe)|
|EV Spread||HP 252 / Atk 252 / Def 4
IVs: Spe 0
|Final Stat Values||HP 374 / Atk 167 / Def 221 / Sp. Def 120 / Spe 49|
|Held Item||Weakness Policy|
Regirock's enormous Defense, decent Attack and useful Ability make it a very formidable attacker and abuser of Weakness Policy. Protecting it from Special Attackers and positioning it to take KO's against Rock-weak Pokemon are ways to pilot Regirock to success.
Rock Slide is a reliable STAB spread move for Regirock. Stomping Tantrum is used over Earthquake so that Regirock has options against opponents that could possibly run Wide Guard. Drain Punch provides Regirock with much needed recovery.
Maximizing Regirock's HP and Attack stats ensure that it can hit as hard as possible while being as physically bulky as possible. Putting all defensive EVs into HP works well with its naturally high Defense stat.
0 Speed IVs allow Regirock to be as slow as possible under the conditions of Trick Room.
Weakness Policy works hand-in-hand with Regirock's high Defense stat. It can comfortably take most physical hits, and be able to hit back for big damage.
|Ice Punch||Ice-type coverage is great to have. Having access to Ice Punch allows Regirock to hit multiple types for super-effective damage.|
|Earthquake||Earthquake is a Ground-type spread move that can be an alternative to Stomping Tantrum.|
|Iron Head||Iron Head allows Regirock to hit Fairy-types for super-effective damage. It is valuable as Max Steelspike, which can further boost Regirock's Defense stat.|
Regirock works best exchanging blows against Physical Attackers on account of its huge Defense stat. It also works best attacking into Physically weak Pokemon. Positioning Regirock so that it can take decisive KO's are important to this Pokemon's success.
Regirock thrives in Trick Room, and a teammate that can set it up is greatly appreciated by it. Dual Screens is also great for Regirock because of the much appreciated boost to its defenses, most especially its Special Defense. Regirock also enjoys teammates that can take care of Grass-types that threaten it.
Regirock's gigantic Defense stat will let it survive a super-effective Physical attack. Having it hold Weakness Policy will cause opponents to think twice before attacking into it.
|Trick Room Setter||Offensive Tank||Support|
Regirock's horrendous Speed makes it a great Trick Room Attacker, with Porygon2 setting Trick Room up for it. Grimmsnarl provides Screens support for Regirock, which can allow it to survive a super-effective hit and activate its Weakness Policy.
Regirock has a decent Special Defense Stat, but its weakness to common types make it very vulnerable on the battlefield. A super-effective Special Attack will surely deal massive damage to Regirock, if not just knock it out cleanly.
Regirock also has a bad time against status conditions. It does not appreciate Sleep and Burns. Dynamaxing Regirock can give it trouble against redirection because Dynamax only allows for single targets.
・Can put Regirock to sleep with Spore.
・Can outspeed Regirock in Trick Room.
・Can tank most damage from unboosted Regirock.
・Can redirect damage from Dynamaxed Regirock.
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・Can hit Regirock for super-effective damage with its powerful Water-type moves
・Because of its decent bulk, Regirock cannot deal meaningful damage to Kyogre outside of a Weakness Policy boost.
・Teammates with Swift Swim can knock out Regirock.
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