As the new year continues, Pokemon GO trainers are already rotating through the first handful of exciting events and activities underway in the mobile AR game. The January 2022 calendar of events has something to keep players busy just about every day of this month and frequent Legendary Raid rotations only add to that excitement.

When the final week of the month arrives, a familiar bulky ice-type Pokemon will be returning to Pokemon GO Battle Raids for another short rotation. Regice has made a few appearances in the Battle Raid scene recently, but there are always new and exciting counters to consider when an old boss returns. Plenty has changed in the mobile AR game since Regice first made an appearance and players who have their original counter roster still saved should take a few minutes to check out the latest counter strategy.

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Regice is a pure Ice-type Pokemon, which means that it is technically weak to Fighting, Rock, Fire and Steel attacks. Most of the popular counter strategies focus on the Fire-weakness, so trainers will want to do a search for Fire-types in their collection and find the strongest options available. Some of the best counters and corresponding move sets can be found in this list:

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Best Regice Counters

  • Charizard (Mega Y) - Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Reshiram - Fire Fang/Overheat
  • Metagross - Bullet Punch/Meteor Mash
  • Charizard (Mega X) - Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Moltres - Fire Spin/Overheat
  • Chandelure - Fire Spin/Overheat
  • Conkeldurr - Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Houndoom (Mega) - Fire Fang/Flamethrower
  • Gengar (Mega) - Lick/Focus Blast
  • Entei - Fire Spin/Overheat
  • Heatran - Fire Spin/Flamethrower

Regice is a seriously bulky boss with quite a lot of health, so it would be wise for players to head into this fight with at least five friends who are also packing a good lineup of appropriate counters. Endgame players may be able to defeat Regice with four or five players total if they have the right bonuses and perfect counters, but it's much easier to bring a few extra trainers along and play it safe.

Trainers will want to keep in mind that they don't need to have the exact counters and move sets listed above in order to successfully defeat and encounter the Legendary Pokemon. They can just focus on using the strongest Fire-types available and, if possible, burn through some TMs, Stardust, and Candy in order to prepare a respectable roster. Most of the relevant counters for this fight are frequently useful for other Battle Raids, so it likely won't be a one-time investment.

Players should learn much more about exact details of other activities throughout the upcoming days of the Season of Heritage. Be sure to check back in the near future for more Pokemon GO strategy guides, news, and updates. Until then, good luck out there, trainers!

Pokemon GO is available now on mobile devices.

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