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Pokemon Go: Fast Move analysis matrix for PvP

Published: 22/Sep/2020 18:55

by Paul Cot


There’s a lot that goes into being a successful trainer in Pokemon Go’s GO Battle League. Towards the top of that list is knowing which moves are the best.

If you have played any PvP in Pokemon Go at all, you’ll know there are two types of moves – Fast Moves and Charged Moves. It is the former we’ll be looking at here.

The execution of Fast Moves is as simple as it gets – just tap your screen over and over. It is the stats behind each of those moves that is vital, though.

Every time you use a Fast Move, it will damage your opponent and generate you energy. Knowing how much damage each move will cause and how much energy it will generate at the same time is incredibly important.

Understandably, high damage Fast Moves come at the expense of energy generation and vice-versa. After all, if one move did both, then PvP in Pokemon Go would be very unbalanced.

Of course, some moves undoubtedly perform better than others. There are a number of Fast Moves that have both higher damage output and energy generation. Invariably however, you’ll need to make a decision as to which one you will prioritize.

Fast Move table matrix

To make things are as clear as possible, we have listed every single Fast Move in the below table/matrix. This will quickly indicate which moves are superior. For a clearer, bigger version of the table click here.



Reading tables such as these isn’t always the easiest thing to do as there is a lot of information on them. However, the simple way of looking at it is moves towards the bottom have better energy per turn (EPT), moves towards the right have better damage per turn (DPT) and finally, the moves that gravitate towards the bottom-right of the matrix offer the best balance of both.

The absolute hardest hitting moves are Charm and Razor Leaf. They deal a massive 5 DPT but also have the lowest EPT of just 2.

On the flip side, the best energy generating move is Lock On. Again though, while its energy gains are fantastic, it only provides 1 DPT.

Mud Shot, Psycho Cut and Thunder Shock are similar whereby they have an EPT of 4.5 but only DPT of 1.5. Generally, high energy generation is favored in the PvP format, so these Fast Moves are considered the best.

The only move in the entirety of Pokemon Go to have both DPT and EPT of more than 3 is Counter. This makes this one of the best Fast Moves, period.



Where to find new Regi-Pokemon, Regieleki Regidrago, in the Crown Tundra

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:47 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 16:57

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC has brought an array of new and returning Legendary Pokemon with some brand new Regi-Pokemon among them. Here’s where you can find Regieleki and Regidrago.

The original Regis were introduced all the way back in the Hoenn region. Since then, there hasn’t been any new ones released, so the addition of Regieleki and Regidrago will certainly be welcomed.

They are only available in the Crown Tundra portion of Pokemon Sword and Shield. Fortunately you can get them almost immediately, which is in contrast to the story driven process of catching Calyrex.

The Terrible Titans Lurking Locked Away

Before we can get these exciting new Regi ‘mons though, we’ll need to catch the originals. They can be found in temples throughout the Crown Tundra, and unlike in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, they are easy to encounter.

Here’s Regirock, Regice and Registeel’s temple locations:

  • Regirock: Northeast of Dyna Tree Hill
  • Regice: Snowslide Slope
  • Registeel: West of Giant’s Bed
Regirock Regice Registeel Crown Tundra
Pokemon Company
Regirock, Regice and Registeel are actually pretty easy to get hold of in the Crown Tundra…

Catch Regirock, Regice and Registeel first

When you reach any of the above locations, you will be given a small puzzle to solve. Don’t worry, as we said before you don’t need to be a Pokemon master to solve these.

When opening Regirock’s temple in Dyna Tree Hill you’ll be greeted with the message: “Let the first Pokemon hold a never-changing stone.” Sounds complicated, right? Wrong.

Simply give the first Pokemon in your party an Everstone and you’ll be granted access to the temple.

Meanwhile, Regice’s temple asks you to “Walk together with a living crystal of snow.” So, to open the temple, you’ll need to make a Cryogonal your Buddy Pokemon.

By sheer coincidence (not so much), there’ll be one outside in the closest patch of grass. Buddy up with one and you’ll be encountering Regice in no time.

Lastly, there is the formidable Registeel. This is even easier than the first two as the message, “Let ring the piercing note that will wake the giant of steel,” requires nothing more than a whistle.

That seems an overly simplistic way to awaken one of the strongest Legendary Pokemon, but we’re not complaining. Each temple has a pattern of Regi dots on the floor. To begin the encounter of each Regi, light up all of these by walking across them – it really is that simple!

Regieleki OR Regidrago

Unsurprisingly finding Regieleki and Regidrago isn’t as easy. Firstly head over to the Giant’s Foot within the Crown Tundra.

Eventually, you’ll come to a tunnel overlooking a lake, these are the Roaring-Sea Caves. Jump on your aquatic bike and make your way down there.

This will take you to an area called the Frigid Sea. You’ll need to jump back in the water very quickly, making your way to the land opening to your right. Try to avoid the Avaluggs which are disguised as icebergs!

Keep making your way round to find the temple where Regieleki and Regidrago reside. Unfortunately, you cannot get both of these Pokemon, at least within the same save file. So, you’ll need to make a tough choice between the electric or dragon-type Regi.

Regieleki Regidrago Pattern
Use the pattern on the left to encounter Regieleki, and the one on the right for Regidrago…

The temple – Split-Decision Ruins

As you approach the temple, there is a Pokeball on either side. The one on the left contains the TM Thunder and the one on the right Outrage – their sides indicate which of Regieleki and Regidrago you’ll encounter.

To enter you’ll need to have all three of the original Regis in your party. This of course shouldn’t be a problem, given we have just caught all of them. At this point, we’d recommend saving just in case you change your mind on anything.

Upon entering the Split-Decision Ruins you’ll notice you’re shown two patterns. Remember these, as the left one will result in encountering Regieleki and the right Regidrago.

Using the circles on the ground, walk across them to make one of these two patterns. Walk over to the statue and you’ll be able to encounter the Regi-Pokemon you chose via the pattern.

Both of these will be at Level 70, just like other Legendary ‘mons. It’s a shame you can’t get both of them, which makes your decision all the more important.

One other very exciting thing about these Regis, and the originals, is they can all be found in Shiny form, unlike a lot of other Legendaries that are Shiny locked. It may take you a lot of soft resets, but if you’re patient enough, you could have four Regi-shinies by the time you complete The Terrible Titans Lurking Locked Away chapter.