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Hydreigon - Moveset and Competitive Build

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Find out how to breed Hydreigon in Pokemon Sword and Shield! Learn about the breeding process, recommended movesets, competitive builds, EV spreads, held items, counters and more!

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Hydreigon Overview

Hydreigon
Total Base Stats600
Type Dark Icon Dragon Icon

Best Build For Hydreigon

Best NatureBest Item
Timid (Spd↑ / Atk↓)Choice Specs
Best Ability
Levitate
Best Moveset
Dark Pulse / Dragon Pulse / Fire Blast / U-Turn
Best EV Spread
Sp. Atk 252, Speed 252, Sp. Def 4

Hydreigon Strengths

Hydreigon's high Special Attack stat, coupled with a generally high base stat pool, allows him to be a formidable threat. Its dark typing can also come in handy to deal with ghost threats like Dragapult.

Hydreigon Counters

Recommended Pokemon To Counter Hydreigon

PokemonExplanation
Dragapult IconDragapult Pros
- Can one shot with Draco Meteor
Cons
- Scarf Hydreigon will outspeed Non-Scarf Dragapult
Sylveon IconSylveon Pros
- Can one shot with Hyper Voice
Cons
- Can't outspeed Hydreigon
Mimikyu IconMimikyu Pros
- Can one shot with Play Rough
Cons
- Hydreigon will likely U-Turn out.

How To Play Against Hydreigon

Many Hydreigon variants are running Choice Scarf, which means outspeeding them without a Choice Scarf of your own will be impossible. Prepare to take at least one hit with a Pokemon that is resistant.

Hydreigon - Base Points (EVs) and Natures

Recommended Base Point (EV) Allocation

Offensive Variant

StatBase Point
Sp. Atk252 points (max)
Speed252 points (max)
Sp. Def4 points

Boosting Speed and Special Attack with Base Points is recommended for Hydreigon. What's left can be allocated to Sp. Def.

Check Out The EV (Base Point) Guide Here!

Hydreigon - Recommended Natures

NatureTraits
ModestSp. Atk↑ / Atk↓
Nature which focus on Sp. Atk. Emphasizes Hydreigon's high base stat of Sp. Atk. Move set should focus on special attack.
TimidSpd↑ / Atk↓
Nature that increases the Speed. Focus on special attack to offset the nature's negative effect.

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Hydreigon - Breeding Process

Breeding Process Flow Chart

1Catch Deino at Lake of Outrage in rainy weather
2Hatch Eggs until you get a High IV Deino
3Breed that Deino until you get one with a Modest or Timid Nature
4Put 252 EVs in Special Attack and Speed
5Max out its Dynamax Level
6Level it to 64 to evolve into Hydreigon
7Teach it Dark Pulse, Dragon Pulse, Fire Blast, and U-Turn
8Equip Choice Specs
>> Check Out Our Breeding Guide For More Info!

How To Get Deino

Hydreigon is last evolution form of Deino and you can catch Deino at the Lake of Outrage in rainy weather. Note that Deino only spawns in Sword version.

Check Out Wild Area Guide Here!

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Hydreigon - Recommended Moves

Recommended Attack Moves

Move/TypeReason
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Icon
Reliable STAB Dragon move, safer than Draco Meteor.
Dark Pulse
dark Icon
Use TR58 to learn. Good STAB Dark move, deals neutral damage to Ferrothorn (and other Steel types).
Flash Cannon
Steel Icon
Use TR70 to learn. Counters the Fairy type, which is one of Hydreigon's weaknesses.
Draco Meteor
Dragon Icon
Lowers Special Attack after use, so it's recommended to run this with a Choice item.
Fire Blast
fire Icon
Use TR15 to learn. Another good anti-Ferrothorn option. Deals well with Steel types in general.
U-Turn
bug Icon
Use TM56 to learn. Useful for retreating after Draco Meteor (in non-Choice builds).

Recommended Support and Buff Moves

MoveTraits
Thunder WaveUse TM14 to learn.Could be useful to cripple certain threats.
Nasty PlotIncreases Sp. Attack, great for non-choice builds like Life Orb.
RoostAlso great for a Life Orb user to make up for lost health.

Hydreigon - Recommended Items to Hold

ItemTraits
Choice SpecsSignificantly increases Sp. Atk. Note that Hydreigon using this item can only use one move.
Choice ScarfSignificantly increases Speed. Can only use one move. Use this if you're trying to take out a faster, fragile threat.
Life OrbAllows for more flexibility with moves. Recommended to use Roost with this item.
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