Regieleki

Regieleki, The Electron Pokémon. This Pokémon is a cluster of electrical energy. It’s said that removing the rings on Regieleki’s body will unleash the Pokémon’s latent power. Its entire body is made up of a single organ that generates electrical energy. Regieleki is capable of creating all Galar’s electricity.

Overview

Regieleki is one of two of the new Regi's released in the Crown tundra. The two most notable things about Regieleki is it's stats and its ability. Regieleki has the ability Transistor which boosts the power of it's STAB electric type attacks by 1.5. which makes it quite a threat. Regieleki also possesses a blistering 200 base speed, the highest among any Pokémon to date. These two upsides do not come without a cost however, with it's only average attack and special attack stats, meager defenses, and most notably horrendous movepool Regieleki will have trouble against Pokémon resistant or immune to it's STAB attacks. Still though with said speed and ability it has the capability to decimate Pokémon neither immune or resistant to it by going first and hitting hard.
Positives
Regieleki is currently the Pokémon with the highest base speed stat with a blistering 200.
While it only possesses average attacking stats its ability Transistor which only it possesses will raise the power of it's electric type moves by 1.5.

Negatives
Regieleki lacks a good movepool with most options of coverage simply being electric moves, this with its small hp and defensive stats will make a Pokémon that resists or is a immune to its attacks easily able to ko it.

Movesets

Screen Setter

- Reflect
- Light Screen
- Thunder Wave
- Thunderbolt
Item Attached: Light Clay
Ability: Transistor
EVs and Nature:
252 HP / 68 SpA / 188 Spe
Timid Nature

The point of this set is to use the incredibly large speed stat of Regieleki to successfully set up screens. The speed EV'sare made to reach a specific benchmark, said benchmark is outspeeding max speed Pokemon that also have a base speed of 110, such as Latios and Latias. The remaining EV'e are put into special attack to raise the power of Thunderbolt and hp to maximize bulk. Reflect and Light screen fill a similar purpose of raising your team's defense and special defense respectively for five turns, which is then raised to eight with the hold item Light clay. Thunderwave is used to cripple the opposing Pokemon with paralysis. Thunderbolt is the only attacking move on this set which should be used to disrupt the opposing pokemon after the support role of Regieleki is fulfilled.

Life Orb

- Hyper Beam
- Volt Switch
- Acrobatics
- Thunderbolt
Item Attached: Life Orb
Ability: Transistor
EVs and Nature:
252 Atk / 252 SpA / 4 SpE
Mild Nature

This is a much more offensive set for Regieleki. The maxed attack and special attack EV's with a serious nature is there to maximize offensive potential while also giving Regieleki a plus speed nature which is necessary at zero EV's to outspeed max speed positive speed nature Dragapult. Acrobatics can be used to great effect as both a coverage move and a max move, raising the speed of both Regieleki and its possible partners. Hyper beam is another one of the coverage moves Regieleki has, it is however not recommended to be used outside of dynamax due to its recharge. Volt Switch is used to repostion Regieleki for a better match up. Finally Thunderbolt is the main STAB move and what you should be clicking most of the time due to Transistor.

Choice Specs

- Ancient Power
- Volt Switch
- Electro Ball
- Rising Voltage
Item Attached: Choice Specs
Ability: Transistor
EVs and Nature:
64 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 188 Spe
Timid Nature

This is a Hyper offensive set for Regieleki. Not unlike the last set in structure but very different in premise. Ancient power is unnecessary to this set's effectiveness and therefore can be replaced as needed. Volt Switch should only be used in very specific circumstances, most notably the opposing Pokémon is ether resistant to electric type attacks or has high special defense and wouldn't faint in one hit to the other attacks. Electro ball is used as the secondary attack due to the extreme speed of Regieleki. The most used move should be Rising Voltage, and should be spammed whenever terrain is up. The EV's are made to allow Regieleki to outspeed the previously stated base 110's while maximizing attacc. The hp and special defense EV's are made specifically to make it so Porygon2 does not get a special attack boost with it's Download ability.

Partners

The best partner for Regieleki is without a shadow of a doubt Tapu Koko. Tapu Koko can set up electric terrain which doubles the power of Rising voltage. It can also uses it's coverage moves to pick away at Pokémon that resist the limited movepool of Regieleki. For sets that don't rely on Rising Voltage a bulky water or grass type can help, most notably Rillaboom can be a great help, The grassy terrain it sets up will lower the damage of earthquake while Rillaboom itself can help eliminate threats.

VGC & Double Battle Options

In a strong contrast from its Dragon-type counterpart, Regieleki has stood out significantly as a new addition to the Doubles environment. While Regieleki has an even worse offensive movepool than Regidrago, the moves it does have make for a much more threatening Pokemon. Of course, we're also looking at a Pokemon with base 200 Speed which puts it at the fastest unboosted Pokemon in the game. This gives Regieleki a ton of offensive pressure with its various Electric-type moves as it has many options to keep up momentum, and while it has nothing to reliably beat Ground-types, you often will only have one Ground-type Pokemon which doesn't stop Regieleki from attacking the teammate. Overall Regieleki is a very interesting addition to VGC and it's definitely a Pokemon to take seriously at Team Preview.

Indignation

- Electroweb
- Volt Switch
- Thunderbolt / Thunder Cage
- Thunder Cage / Protect
Item Attached: Choice Specs / Magnet
Ability: Transistor
EVs and Nature:
4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Modest / Timid Nature

Regieleki only has Electric-type moves for the most part and that's perfectly fine because all of them offer different utility despite that. Electroweb provides Speed control while also dealing decent spread damage thanks to Transistor and a boosting item. Volt Switch also provides a strong pivoting tool that allows Regieleki to keep up strong momentum with its insane Speed, and Thunderbolt provides a consistent reliable STAB with no tricks. Thunder Cage can provide a useful trapping tool though that can punish even resisted threats, and can be a useful option to round out the last slot on a Choice Specs set. Otherwise Protect is always there to have your back.

Regieleki generally can't go wrong with the obvious 252 SpA / 252 Speed offensive spread since it's quite frail as is. However, if you feel like you have enough Speed for Regieleki to go a bit slower, you can consider hitting defensive benchmarks. You would think that Regieleki is fast enough to not have much reason to use Timid but there is always value in being as fast as possible, otherwise Modest is good if you want extra power. Choice Specs and Magnet are your basic offensive boosting item choices here, the former gives a greater power boost while the latter maintains freedom in move choices while keeping the Life Orb slot free since Magnet is boosting all Regieleki's moves anyway. Focus Sash is also another item choice that can be considered to guarantee it will survive at least one hit, since it's otherwise very frail and unlikely to take many hits.

Other Options & Team Ideas

- Rising Voltage Regieleki pairs well with Tapu Koko if you can afford to run both, making for a brute-force Electric spam core with very high Speed. However, this tends to be better in a 6v6 Doubles setting since bringing two similar Electric-types can be a bit limiting in VGC.
- Light Screen and Reflect are valid considerations for Regieleki since its the fastest Pokemon in the game anyway. If you're looking for a fast screener with decent offensive presence, you're really not going to find much better than this.
- Thunder Wave is another speed control option that can be considered if you really need this form of Speed control, though Regieleki generally prefers making use of its offensive pressure.
- Yes you can use Hyper Beam or Ancient Power for coverage options, no they are probably not worth the moveslot. Just use other teammates to beat Ground-types anyway, that's what a team is for.
- Speaking of which, Landorus-Theiran is obviously a problem for Regieleki so you want teammates that can threaten it. Tapu Fini is one of the most obvious choice here, as is Glastrier if you're running a team with a slow mode option.
- Defiant or Competitive Pokemon such as Galarian Articuno and Galarian Zapdos can punish Landorus-Therian as well, and both of these benefit from extra Speed control from Electroweb.
- Celesteela matches up well against Ground-types for the most part and can be a nuisance with Leech Seed and Protect as well.

Countering Regieleki

Realistically there are too many threats to list off specifically for Regieleki, mostly due to how it functions. Any ground type will completely shut down the move offensive sets while using the support set as easy bait to set up. In the case there's a Pokémon that resists its moves a possibility of being complete shutdown, mind you in the caseof grass types this can be slightly mitigated with Acrobatics.

Locations in Games

Red/Blue/Yellow:
Not in game

Gold/Silver/Crystal:
Not in game

Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald:
Not in game

FireRed/LeafGreen:
Not in game

Colosseum/XD:
Not in game

Diamond/Pearl/Platinum:
Not in game

HeartGold/SoulSilver:
Not in game

Black/White:
Not in game

Black 2/White 2:
Not in game

X/Y:
Not in game

Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire:
Not in game

Sun/Moon:
Not in game

Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon:
Not in game

Let's Go, Pikachu!/Let's Go, Eevee!:
Not in game

Sword/Shield:
Split-Decision Ruins

Anime Appearences

Regieleki has yet to make an appearance in the anime

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