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Hydreigon Best Build & Moveset

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The Best Build for Hydreigon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (Pokemon SV). See the recommended Move set, held items, how to distribute EV, and build up for each type.

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Hydreigon Summary & Review

Icon
DarkDragon
HP
92
ATK
105
DEF
90
SP. ATK
125
SP. DEF
90
SPD
98

Ability & Hidden Ability

  1. Gives full immunity to all Ground-type moves.
  2. No Hidden Ability
    -

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Hydreigon Review In Match Battles

  • High level Special Dark Attacker
  • Terastal works well with the Ability [Levitate].
  • Excellent capability for Pivot Builds and overwhelming burst damage.

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Dark Pulse can inflict great damage that is hard to withstand

Hydreigon has a high Sp. Attack and its move [Dark Pulse] with the Same-type Attack bonus would not be nullified by any types, making it easy to gain an advantage in Pivot Battles and deal effective damage to multiple Pokemon.

A wide range of effective moves

Hydreigon can not only use Dragon and Dark moves which have the Same-type Attack bonus, but also can use Flamethrower and Flash Cannon. And Flash Cannon is powerful to counterattack Fairy types which are especially often selected to defeat Hydreigon.

Hard to deal with the opponent's Terastal

If the opposing Dragon or Ghost type, which you can deal super-effective damage with the Same-type Attack bonus moves, terastalizes into Fairy type, Hydreigon may be defeated soon after it has time to use Flash Cannon.

Hydreigon Best Build & Moveset

IconEVs: SpA Spe / Choice Specs Style

Tera TypeNatureAbilityItem
SteelTimidLevitateChoice Specs
HPATKDEFSP. ATKSP. DEFSPD
Base Stats167x111177110165
EV--4252-252

Recommended Moves

  1. Dragon
    Special
    130
    90
    5
  2. Dark
    Special
    80
    100
    15
  3. Fire
    Special
    90
    100
    15
  4. Steel
    Special
    80
    100
    10

Category

Role
Build Type

Strengths & How to Use

Reverses the type effectiveness by Steel Terastal

Hydreigon is originally weak against Dragon and Fairy types, but with Steel Terastal and Flash Cannon, Hydreigon can become strong against them. In addition, since the Ability Levitate can nullify Ground moves, it can work well with Steel types, whose weakness is Ground.

Boosts overwhelming firepower with Choice Specs

Hydreigon can reduce damage from many types to half or less, making it easy to take the action after the opponent. Draco Meteor and Dark Pulse with Choice Specs are difficult to withstand by switching pivots, allowing you to break through the opponent's team build.

Pokemon Team Compositions

PokemonReason
Skeledirge IconSkeledirgeHydreigon and Skeledirge can make up for each other's weaknesses.
Amoonguss IconAmoongussSuitable for Pivot Battles and strong against Azumarill and Breloom, which Hydreigon is not good at.
Dragonite IconDragoniteIt is easy for Hydreigon to take an advantage over the Physical Tank and Ghost types that are selected against Dragonite by the opponents.

Hydreigon works well with Pivot Builds

While Choice Specs is powerful, it allows you to use only one move, it'd be better to always have a pivot to switch in. It is easy to make the most of Hydreigon if it is combined with durable Pokemon to build a team with a good balance between offense and defense.

Other Suggestions

Suggested Moves

MoveReason
U-turnIt can be used to see how the opponent changes its type by Terastal early in the game.
Fire BlastAlthough the hit rate is low, it is easier to take out Corviknight and Amoonguss with one shot, which [Flamethrower] could not take out.

Counter Pokemon for Hydreigon

Exploits The Weakness with Fighting Moves

Candidates against Hydreigon
Breloom IconBreloomMeowscarada IconMeowscarada
(with Low Kick)

Even though Hydreigon terastalizes into Steel type, it is weak to Fighting type, making it easier to deal with if you have a Pokemon with Fighting moves.

Fire Types With High Sp. Defense

Candidates against Hydreigon
Sylveon IconSylveon
(Fire Terastal)
Volcarona IconVolcarona

Hydreigon has a wide range of effective moves, but it is difficult to inflict super-effective damage to Fire types. Sylveon is especially useful because it can force the player to choose between using Terastal or switching out.

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