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 Related Articles
|Total Base Stats||600|
Best Build For Hydreigon
|Best Nature||Best Item|
|Timid (Spd↑ / Atk↓)||Choice Specs|
|Dark Pulse / Dragon Pulse / Fire Blast / U-Turn|
|Best EV Spread|
|Sp. Atk 252, Speed 252, Sp. Def 4|
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.
Recommended Pokemon To Counter Hydreigon
- Can one shot with Draco Meteor
- Scarf Hydreigon will outspeed Non-Scarf Dragapult
- Can one shot with Hyper Voice
- Can't outspeed Hydreigon
- Can one shot with Play Rough
- 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
|Sp. Atk||252 points (max)|
|Speed||252 points (max)|
|Sp. Def||4 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
|Modest||Sp. Atk↑ / Atk↓|
Nature which focus on Sp. Atk. Emphasizes Hydreigon's high base stat of Sp. Atk. Move set should focus on special attack.
|Timid||Spd↑ / Atk↓|
Nature that increases the Speed. Focus on special attack to offset the nature's negative effect.
Which Nature Would You Recommend?
Hydreigon - Breeding Process
Breeding Process Flow Chart
|1||Catch Deino at Lake of Outrage in rainy weather|
|2||Hatch Eggs until you get a High IV Deino|
|3||Breed that Deino until you get one with a Modest or Timid Nature|
|4||Put 252 EVs in Special Attack and Speed|
|5||Max out its Dynamax Level|
|6||Level it to 64 to evolve into Hydreigon|
|7||Teach it Dark Pulse, Dragon Pulse, Fire Blast, and U-Turn|
|8||Equip Choice Specs|
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
|Dragon Pulse||Reliable STAB Dragon move, safer than Draco Meteor.|
|Dark Pulse||Use TR58 to learn. Good STAB Dark move, deals neutral damage to Ferrothorn (and other Steel types).|
|Flash Cannon||Use TR70 to learn. Counters the Fairy type, which is one of Hydreigon's weaknesses.|
|Draco Meteor||Lowers Special Attack after use, so it's recommended to run this with a Choice item.|
|Fire Blast||Use TR15 to learn. Another good anti-Ferrothorn option. Deals well with Steel types in general.|
|U-Turn||Use TM56 to learn. Useful for retreating after Draco Meteor (in non-Choice builds).|
Recommended Support and Buff Moves
|Thunder Wave||Use TM14 to learn.Could be useful to cripple certain threats.|
|Nasty Plot||Increases Sp. Attack, great for non-choice builds like Life Orb.|
|Roost||Also great for a Life Orb user to make up for lost health.|
Hydreigon - Recommended Items to Hold
|Choice Specs||Significantly increases Sp. Atk. Note that Hydreigon using this item can only use one move.|
|Choice Scarf||Significantly increases Speed. Can only use one move. Use this if you're trying to take out a faster, fragile threat.|
|Life Orb||Allows for more flexibility with moves. Recommended to use Roost with this item.|