635 Hydreigon

Performance

Status

  • Ranking Score:
    79.2
  • Main moves:
    Dragon Breath, Brutal Swing*, Flash Cannon
  • Type
    DARK
    DRAGON
  • Level:
    14-16
  • Rank:
    Lvl 15.5 0/15/10CP 1499
  • Buddy Distance:
    5km
  • Charged Move Cost:
    75,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
    136.5
  • Defense:
    103.4
  • Stamina:
    116
  • Overall:
    1640

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Traits

Moves

Properties

Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Agile
    Uses short animations, can react quickly and reliably fire Charged Moves.
  • + Flexible
    Can hit a wide variety of types.
  • + Fast Move Pressure
    Deals heavy Fast Move damage. It can pressure switches and work around shields.
  • - Glass Cannon
    Hits hard but struggles to take hits. Depends on shields.
  • - Volatile
    Susceptible to one or more double weaknesses.
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 Dragon Breath 3 4.8 1 Multipurpose
2 Fast Bite 2 4.8 1 Heavy Damage
3 Charged Brutal Swing* 40 78 1.95 14 - 13 - 13 General
4 Charged Dragon Pulse 60 108 1.8 20 - 20 - 20 High Energy
5 Charged Dark Pulse 50 96 1.92 17 - 17 - 16 General
6 Charged Flash Cannon 70 110 1.57 24 - 23 - 23 Coverage Nuke
Weaknesses
fairy
x2.56
bug
x1.6
dragon
x1.6
fighting
x1.6
ice
x1.6
Resistances
psychic
x0.39
water
x0.625
grass
x0.625
ghost
x0.625
fire
x0.625
electric
x0.625
dark
x0.625

Character Introduction

Summary

Hydreigon is a Dark & Dragon Pokémon which evolves from Zweilous. It is vulnerable to Fairy, Fighting, Bug, Ice and Dragon moves. Hydreigon's strongest moveset is Bite & Brutal Swing and it has a Max CP of 3,625.

About

"It responds to movement by attacking. This scary, three-headed Pokémon devours everything in its path!"

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Dragon Breath + Brutal Swing* and Dragon Pulse or Flash Cannon

Dragon Breath and Bite both hit hard with STAB, though the former has significantly better energy gains which makes it the superior choice. 

Brutal Swing is a move limited to Community Day events and Elite TMs, but its lesser energy cost improves Hydreigon's performance and consistency in terms of damage output and shield pressure. Dark Pulse costs noticeably more energy, and it is generally recommended to postpone evolving Zweilous until future Community Day recap events in order to obtain Brutal Swing instead. Dragon Pulse isn't as necessary mainly due to requiring more energy, though it can threaten OHKOs against opposing Dragon-types. Flash Cannon is Hydreigon's only hope at threatening Fairy-type targets in some way, but its expensive cost makes it extremely unreliable.

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 1 / 5

Disadvantageous typing, slow charged moves, and incredibly low bulk make Hydreigon not really worth running in the Great League. Being hardwalled by the popular Azumarill, as well as any other Fairy-type, is a major risk. 

Ultra League: 2 / 5

Hydreigon's typing is certainly less bad in Ultra League than Great, but once again it's held back by its low bulk and vulnerable weaknesses.

Master League: 3.5 / 5

Hydreigon shines best in the Master League, although it can be lackluster. Compared to other Dragon-type Pokemon, Hydreigon's stats are somewhat below average. Its Dark typing makes it a great answer to Giratina-Origin, Zarude, and Mewtwo. However, it also curses Hydreigon with a Fighting weakness and an amplified Fairy weakness. Chief abusers of these types include Melmetal, Zacian, and especially Togekiss.

Perhaps the biggest issue with Hydreigon is that it really lacks a powerful charge move to threaten its checks, especially when compared to the nuclear options that other Dragon-type Pokemon have access to. As a result, Hydreigon often cannot seize opportunities to turn bad matchups around. It is stronger in a Premier Cup format where Dragon-type competitors are scarce, although Hydreigon's Dark typing sees less targets there.

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