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Regice - Moveset & Best Build for Ranked Battle
This is a strategy guide for using Regice 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 Regice, as well as its strengths and weak points.

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Basic Information for Regice

Types and Abilities

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2
Pokemon Sword and Shield - Ice Type
Abilities
Clear Body Prevents other Pokemon from lowering its stats.
Ice Body (Hidden) The Pokemon gradually regains HP in a hailstorm.

Regice Weaknesses and Resistances

Type
Takes 4x damage
-
Takes 2x damage
Pokemon Fire Image Pokemon Fighting Image Pokemon Rock Image Pokemon Steel Image
Takes 0.5x damage
Pokemon Ice Image
Takes 1/4x damage
-
Takes 0x damage
-

What is Type Effectiveness?

Base Stats

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

Best Nature for Regice

Best Natures
Modest
(+Sp. Atk, -Atk)
Quiet
(+Sp. Atk, -Spe)

What are Natures?

Singles Movesets for Regice

Special Attacker Moveset & Best Build

Regice Ice Beam

Nature Modest (+Sp. Atk, -Atk)
EV Spread HP 252 / Sp. Atk / 252 / Sp. Def 4
Final Stat Values HP 187 / Def 120 / Sp. Atk 167 / Sp. Def 221 / Spe 70
Ability Clear Body
Held Item Heavy-Duty Boots
Moveset Ice Beam
Thunderbolt
Focus Blast
Substitute

This set aims to take advantage of Regice's offensive movepool and good defenses. While it is not the most powerful offensive Pokemon, what sets Regice apart is its sky-high Special Defense stat. Its useable Special Attack stat allows it to be a formidable Special Attacking tank.

About Regice's Moves

The combination of Ice Beam and Thunderbolt, along with Focus Blast can hit a variety of different types for super-effective damage. Substitute helps Regice tank multiple hits, increasing its survivability.

About Regice's EV Spread

Maximizing Regice's HP effectively gives it sizeable Special bulk because it already naturally has a very high Special Defense stat and more HP works well with this.

Maximizing Regice's Special Attack along with a Modest nature ensures that it is dealing as much damage as possible.

About Regice's Ability

Clear Body allows Regice to ignore status reductions. This is especially good against attacks like Eerie Impulse or Snarl.

About Regice's Held Item

Regice is extremely weak to Stealth Rock, so Heavy-Duty Boots gives it protection against Entry Hazards.

Other Viable Moves

Charge Beam Charge Beam can increase Regice's Special Attack Stat. This move works hand-in-hand with Regice's good defenses.
Flash Cannon Flash Cannon gives Regice coverage against Fairy-types, allowing Regice to hit them for super-effective damage.
Rest / Sleep Talk The combination of Rest/Talk allows Regice to sponge status conditions. It also allows it to heal off accumulated damage. The combination takes two slots however.

Doubles Movesets for Regice

Weakness Policy Attacker Moveset & Best Build

Regice Ice Beam 2

Nature Modest (+Sp. Atk, -Atk)
Quiet (+Sp. Atk, -Spe)
EV Spread HP 252 / Sp. Atk 252 / Sp. Def 4
Final Stat Values HP 187 / Def 120 / Sp. Atk 167 / Sp. Def 221 / Spe 63 (49 if 0 Speed IVs)
Ability Clear Body
Held Item Weakness Policy
Moveset Ice Beam
Thunderbolt
Flash Cannon
Protect

Regice fairs well as a Weakness Policy attacker because of its good defenses. This set is also a good Dynamax option, and is a solid Pokemon to have at the back of your team.

About Regice's Moves

The combination of Ice Beam and Thunderbolt can hit a variety of different types for super-effective damage.

Flash Cannon allows Regice to hit Fairy-types for super-effective damage, and is an excellent move in Dynamax as Max Steelspike.

About Regice's EV Spread

Maximizing Regice's HP effectively gives it sizeable Special bulk because it already naturally has a very high Special Defense stat and more HP works well with this.

Maximizing Regice's Special Attack along with a Quiet nature ensures that it is dealing as much damage as possible.

About Regice's Ability

Clear Body allows Regice to ignore status reductions. This is especially good against attacks like Eerie Impulse or Snarl.

About Regice's Held Item

Weakness Policy gives Regice a boost to its offensive stats. Regice is able to tank most hits thanks to its good bulk, and the Weakness Policy boost allows it to be offensively threatening.

Other Viable Moves

Blizzard Blizzard lets Regice have a more powerful Max Hailstorm, but it is less consistent outside of Dynamax because Blizzard is inaccurate.
Thunder Thunder lets Regice have a more powerful Max Lightning, but it is less consistent outside of Dynamax because Thunder is inaccurate.
Ancient Power Ancient Power gives Regice access to Max Rockfall during Dynamax, which may be good against opposing Fire-type Pokemon.
Icy Wind Icy Wind is a good form of Speed Control that Regice has access to. It is a good option if your team doesn't already have other reliable forms of Speed Control.

How to Use Regice Effectively

Regice's poor Speed stat and weaknesses to common types make it an easy target. So positioning it so that it doesn't take much too much damage is critical for a lategame Regice sweep. This Pokemon also thrives in Trick Room where it will be the fastest thing on the field most of the time.

How to Build a Team with Regice

Regice enjoys teammates that can support it on the physical end. Dual Screens or Intimidate users are good teammates for Regice to have. Regice also does well in Trick Room teams because of its low Speed stat.

Trick Room/Dynamax Sweeper

Example Build Team

Support Dynamax Attacker Role
Pokemon SWSH - Incineroar ImageIncineroar Pokemon SWSH - Regice ImageRegice Pokemon SWSH - Gothitelle ImageGothitelle

Incineroar supports Regice with its Intimidate Ability, giving Regice more survivability on the physical side. This works well with Regice's Weakness Policy strategy, because Regice can more effectively tank hits.

Gothitelle can set up Trick Room for Regice, and can trigger its Weakness Policy with Brick Break.

Counters for Regice

Regice
Weakness Pokemon Fire Image Pokemon Fighting Image Pokemon Rock Image Pokemon Steel Image

Counter Regice by Walling it or OHKO-ing it

Regice is easily walled by Special Walls. It is also easily knocked out by strong super-effective Physical attacks.

Best Pokemon to Use

Pokemon Description
Pokemon SWSH - Blissey ImageBlissey Ranking: ★★★★★
・Can wall Regice with its huge HP and Special Defenses stats.
・Can deal consistent damage with Seismic Toss.
Moveset & Best Build for Blissey
Pokemon SWSH - Entei ImageEntei Ranking: ★★★★★
・Can deal physical Fire-type damage to Regice.
Moveset & Best Build for Entei
Pokemon SWSH - Zacian ImageZacian Ranking: ★★★★★
・Can outspeed and KO Regice with a boosted Behemoth Blade.
Moveset & Best Build for Zacian

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