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Regirock - Moveset & Best Build for Ranked BattleThis 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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Basic Information for Regirock

Types and Abilities

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2
Pokemon Sword and Shield - Rock Type
Abilities
Clear Body Prevents other Pokemon from lowering its stats.
Sturdy (Hidden) It cannot be knocked out with one hit.

Regirock Weaknesses and Resistances

Type
Takes 4x damage
-
Takes 2x damage
Pokemon Water Image Pokemon Grass Image Pokemon Fighting Image Pokemon Ground Image Pokemon Steel Image
Takes 0.5x damage
Pokemon Normal Image Pokemon Fire Image Pokemon Poison Image Pokemon Flying Image
Takes 1/4x damage
-
Takes 0x damage
-

What is Type Effectiveness?

Base Stats

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

Best Nature for Regirock

Best Natures
Careful
(+Sp. Def, -Sp. Atk)
Brave
(+Atk, -Spe)

What are Natures?

Singles Moveset for Regirock

Regirock - Curse Rest Moveset

Stealth Rock Lead Moveset & Best Build

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
Ability Clear Body
Held Item Leftovers
Moveset Stone Edge
Body Press
Stealth Rock
Thunder Wave

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.

About Regirock's Moves

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.

About Regirock's EV Spread

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.

About Regirock's Ability

Clear Body protects Regirock from status reduction, most importantly from Attack drops from Intimidate.

About Regirock's Held Item

Leftovers provides passive recovery for Regirock.

Other Viable Moves

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.

Doubles Moveset for Regirock

Weakness Policy Moveset & Best Build

Regirock - Weakness Policy Moveset

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
Ability Clear Body
Held Item Weakness Policy
Moveset Rock Slide
Stomping Tantrum
Drain Punch
Curse

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.

About Regirock's Moves

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.

Curse is good for improving Regirock's effectivity under Trick Room. Curse can be swapped out for Protect, which is always a good choice for Double Battles.

About Regirock's EV Spread

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.

About Regirock's Ability

Clear Body protects Regirock from status reduction, most importantly from Attack drops from Intimidate.

About Regirock's Held Item

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.

Other Viable Moves

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.

How to Use Regirock Effectively

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.

How to Build a Team with Regirock

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.

Weakness Policy Attacker

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.

Example Regirock Team

Trick Room Setter Offensive Tank Support
Pokemon SWSH - Porygon2 ImagePorygon2 Pokemon SWSH - Regirock ImageRegirock Pokemon SWSH - Grimmsnarl ImageGrimmsnarl

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.

Counters for Regirock

Regirock
Weakness Pokemon Water Image Pokemon Grass Image Pokemon Fighting Image Pokemon Ground Image Pokemon Steel Image

Beat Regirock with Super-effective Special Attacks and Status Conditions

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.

Best Pokemon to Use

Pokemon Description
Pokemon SWSH - Amoonguss ImageAmoonguss Ranking: ★★★★★
・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.
Moveset & Best Build for Amoonguss
Pokemon SWSH - Kyogre ImageKyogre Ranking: ★★★★★
・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.
Moveset & Best Build for Kyogre

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