078 Rapidash

Performance

Status

  • Ranking Score:
    75.5
  • Main moves:
    Incinerate, Drill Run, Flame Charge
  • Type
    FIRE
  • Level:
    21-25
  • Rank:
    Lvl 23 0/13/15CP 1499
  • Buddy Distance:
    3km
  • Charged Move Cost:
    50,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
    134.7
  • Defense:
    110.9
  • Stamina:
    111
  • Overall:
    1658

Sprites

Type Generation 1Generation 2Generation 3Generation 4Generation 5Generation 6Generation 7Generation 8Generation 9
Normal --
Shiny --

More Detail Properties Introduction

Key Wins

Key Losses

Traits

Moves

Properties

Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Flexible
    Can hit a wide variety of types.
  • + Fast Move Pressure
    Deals heavy Fast Move damage. It can pressure switches and work around shields.
  • + Momentum
    Uses stat boosts to build momentum and power through teams.
  • - Glass Cannon
    Hits hard but struggles to take hits. Depends on shields.
  • - Clumsy
    Uses long animations, is stuck while attacking and may not reliably fire Charged Moves.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive *Unobtainable via TM
No. Move Types Move Accuracy Power Damage Average Fast MoveCount Remark
1 Fast Incinerate 4 3.6 5 Multipurpose
2 Fast Fire Spin 3.33 3.6 3 General
3 Fast Ember* 3 4.2 2 Heavy Damage
4 Fast Low Kick 2.5 2 2 Low Quality
5 Charged Drill Run 45 80 1.78 3 - 2 - 2 Coverage
6 Charged Flame Charge 100% chance +1 Atk self 50 78 1.56 3 - 2 - 3 Boost
7 Charged Fire Blast 80 168 2.1 4 - 4 - 4 Nuke
8 Charged Heat Wave 75 114 1.52 4 - 4 - 4 High Energy
Weaknesses
ground
x1.6
rock
x1.6
water
x1.6
Resistances
steel
x0.625
ice
x0.625
grass
x0.625
fire
x0.625
fairy
x0.625
bug
x0.625

Character Introduction

Summary

Rapidash is a Fire Pokémon which evolves from Ponyta. It is vulnerable to Ground, Rock and Water moves. Rapidash's strongest moveset is Fire Spin & Fire Blast and it has a Max CP of 2,461.

About

"Rapidash usually can be seen casually cantering in the fields and plains. However, when this Pokémon turns serious, its fiery manes flare and blaze as it gallops its way up to 150 mph."

Suggested Teammates
Get a quick start to team building with these Pokemon:

PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Incinerate + Drill Run and Flame Charge

Incinerate features superior damage output and energy generation on paper, but in practice its long animation can make it difficult to use. Fire Spin falls behind in energy gains; Ember is an even further downgrade. Low Kick sports the worst performance in both damage output and energy gains, and also lacks STAB. 

Drill Run is recommended for its wide coverage, efficient 1.78 DPE (Damage Per Energy), and costs the least amount of energy among Rapidash's charge moves. Flame Charge demands less energy than other charge move options, and while it's not as powerful, it still provides a guaranteed +1 ATK self buff. Fire Blast and Heat Wave both cost too much energy to be worthwhile. 

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 2 / 5

Rapidash sports a mono-Fire typing with high ATK stats and consequently poor bulk. Access to Drill Run lets it stand out from other Fire-type Pokemon, providing valuable coverage, though somewhat redundant against Steel Pokemon. Incinerate is a double-edged sword, improving energy generation stat-wise on paper, but the delay of lasting 5 turns (the longest of any fast move at the time of its introduction) can result in inconsistencies when charge moves or Pokemon switches occur. Losses against Pokemon with high damage output (such as Dragon Breath users) are largely due to Rapidash's fragility, while ubiquitous Water Pokemon will always be an issue. 

Ultra League: 2.5 / 5

Rapidash has a max CP of 2461, which just barely reaches the CP cap of Ultra League. Unfortunately the lack of bulk stats remain the primary reason for various losses, and while Fire-typing is favorable against Grass, Bug, Steel, and Fairy Pokemon (many of which are common in this League), it does have its shortfalls against common Water-types and Pokemon with superior stats and/or faster movesets. 

Master League: 0 / 5

Rapidash lacks stats for Master League.

Get more tips of Pokemon Go

The above content is released under the pvpoke MIT license.

Pokemon and Pokemon GO are copyright of The Pokemon Company, Nintendo, Inc., and Nintendo. All trademarked images and names are property of their respective owners, and any such material is used on this site for educational purposes only.