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If you have a good competitive moveset for Hydreigon, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Movesets for any of its pre-evolutions can also be shared on this thread.

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Hydreigon Pokédex and learnset for reference.


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Likely tier: Overused.
Lol :3
i run tri attack, dragon pulse, flamethrower, and dark pulse
STAB on dragon pulse and dark pulse, flamethrower for coverage, and tri attack is amazing
Just noticed none of these sets ( I think ) have coverage for fairy.... ^(•~•)^-----?
sad that it got nerfed in gen 6, those darn fairies !

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This could be your final moveset:

  1. Outrage (Covers Dragon Weakness)
    Power 120 Accuracy 100

  2. Fly (Covers Fighting weakness)
    Power 90 Acc. 95

  3. FireBlast/Flamehrower (Covers Ice and Bug weakness)
    In this case I would go for Flamethrower because the acc. is higher(Power 95 Acc. 100
    Fire Blast: Power 120 Acc. 85

  4. Earthquake. You have covered all your weaknesses + you have strong moves(All different types), So this one could be what ever you want. I would choose for Eartquake(p100,acc.100)

Or you could choose between:

Moves you learn by level up: Dragon Rush(100,75)/Body Slam(85,100)/Crunch(80,100)

Move Tutor Moves: Superpower(120,100)/Iron Tail(100,75)/Aqua Tail(90,90)

Hm's: Surf(95,100)/Strenght(80,100)

Tm's: Hyper Beam(150,90)/Stone Edge(100,85)/Giga Impact(150,90)


Dark pulse as well for move tutor move and dragon pulse for 10 blue shards each as they both look cool and get STAB
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Special Sweeper Hydreigon

Hydreigon (M) Sazando

Hydreigon@ Dragon Gem

Timid Nature

Trait - Levitate

Fast Special Sweeper - 252 SpA / 252 Spe / 4 HP

Moves -

  • Dragon Pulse - STAB, Dragon coverage
  • Dark Pulse - STAB
  • Fire Blast - Ice & Bug coverage
  • Acrobatics - Fighting coverage

This is my Hydreigon. :3

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imageMy Hydreigon sweeper <3

Name: Everett
Level: 100
Personality: Modest
IVs: 31 in Speed, Special Attack, and HP
Evs: 252 in Speed and Special Attack


Dragon Pulse- 2x dragon (plus tyoe bonus)
Dark Pulse- 2x psychic and ghost (plus type bonus)
Flamethrower- 2x grass, ice, bug, and steel
Earth power- x2 electric, steel, poison, fire, and rock,

i think u forgot FAIRY which is x4 against you so...
He posted this before X and Y came out. Think again, please.
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I think Hydreigon best chance is:

Item: Draco Plate.

nature: brave (+Atk -Spd)

Fire blast : Covers ice and bug weakness and is strong.

Zen headbutt : Covers fighting weakness and has a chance of flinching.

Draco meteor :Good STAB and high a damage . With Draco Plate damage is very high.

Dark pulse : STAB

I'd run Crunch>Dark Pulse if going mixed.
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Ghidorah (Hydreigon)(M)@Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 3 Sp.Atk
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)

  • Dragon Rush: Great Atk, Good Acc, Chance to Flinch, STAB, Coverage vs Dragon
  • Toxic/Fire Blast: T: Good Acc, Poison worsens each turn, coverage vs Fairy, FB: Great Atk, Good Acc, Chance to burn, coverage vs Bug and Ice
  • Surf: HM, Good Atk, Great Acc
  • Dark Pulse: STAB, Chance to flinch, Good Atk, Great Acc
If lowering attack with bold, run Dragon Pulse over Dragon Rush. Rush is unreliable anyway.
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White Herb
EV 252 Sp.Attack / 252 Speed / 4 HP
Draco Meteor(STAB)
Dark Pulse(STAB)
Flash Cannon(coverage)
Hidden Power-Flying(coverage)

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Hydreigon @Leftovers/Choice Scarf/Life Orb
Trait: Levitate
Nature: Timid (preferable, you want speed for this move set ) / Modest (if you want extra power)
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd / 4HP
Dragon Pulse - STAB, coverage, powerful etc.
Dark Pulse - Once again, STAB coverage powerful etc.
Flamethrower - destroys Bug and Ice, some of your weakensess, also a powerful move
Flash Cannon - FAIRY TYPES!!! This move is essential, being extremely powerful, but more importantly, it takes out your greatest weakness. This move must be included in this Pokemon's move set

this is amazing
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[email protected]/Choice Band

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Ability: Hustle
Role:Trick Room Sweeper
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Hp, 4 Sp.D
IVs: 0 Spd
Nature: Brave

Hustle makes this thing hit like a truck. with Choice Band and Hustle, it effectivly gets doubled attack, making base 590, or the most powerful Outrage User, even better than Mega-Rayquaza. if, however, you want to survive better, Eviolite makes up for when it misses. the rest are extremely powerful coverage moves (walled only by Steel/Fairy).

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Alright, let's see what we can do with this...
[email protected] Glasses/Dragon Fang
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Modest or Timid
-Dragon Pulse, for STAB, epic power w. Dragon Fang and anti-Dragon coverage
-Dark Pulse, for STAB, epic power w. Black Glasses and anti- Psychic and Ghost coverage(not that he needs it...)
-Flash Cannon, for screwing Fairies and Ices up and for Rock-type coverage
-Flamethrower/Focus Blast for taking down Steel/Ice-types and Flamethrower for anti-Bug types
Note: You can sub Flamethrower/F-Blast for Hyper Beam for raw power instead XD
Note #2: This set covers all of his weaknesses BUT Fighting. Switch out if Dragon Pulse/ Flamethrower doen't take them out...

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[email protected]/Roseli Berry

252Atk 252SpA

Flash Cannon: for fairy types

Flamethrower: coverage

Dragon Pulse/Dragon Claw: STAB

Tri-Attack/Dark Pulse: tri for status conditions/ dark pulse for stab

I use this set personally. This thing is a beast!

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I usually go with this set:

@Life orb
Naughty nature (+Atk -Sp Def)
252 Atk 252 Hp 4 Spd
Stone Edge
Outrage/Draco Meteor
Iron tail/Crunch

Hydreigon is an extremely useful and versatile Pokemon but this is a general sweeping set with or without boosts. Earthquake and Stone Edge form the destructive EdgeQuake combo and are both great coverage moves overall. Iron tail is for dealing with fairies or Crunch has the chance of lowering defence and is a really strong STAB move. Outrage is just to absolutely destroy other dragons and OHKO a lot of Pokemon. Draco meteor is the only Special move and could surprise opponents who send out physical walls like Donphan or Ferrothorn. You could lead with it to trick your opponent into thinking your a Special attacker and bringing out pokes such as Snorlax etc. Although if you do run Draco meteor you might want to lower your Hp EVs (Which are there to max lifespan with life orb and all) to 151 and put the extra 101 into Sp Atk.

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This is what I'm running on mine

Hydreigon (M) @ Assault Vest
Ability: Levitate
Level: 50
EVs: 56 HP / 252 SpA / 200 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Flash Cannon
- Dark Pulse
- Charge Beam
- Dragon Pulse

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Hydreigon Will probably be OU or maybe even Uber's But who knows? here is my Special Moveset hope this helps!
[email protected] Specs
EVs: 252 Sp.Atk/252 Spd/4 HP
Nature:Modest (+Sp.Atk -Atk)/Timid (+Spd -Atk)
Dark Pulse STAB
Draco Meteor/Dragon Pulse (Dragon Pulse if you Don't want annoying Sp.Atk drops)
Earth Power Coverage
Flash Cannon Coverage

So we have two STAB moves (Why Not?) Earth Power covers Posion,Steel,Fire,Rock,And Electric types. And Flash Cannon Covers Fairy Types that are a critical weakness

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With that all outta of the way let me talk about my set for Hydreigon, when I first seen Hydreigon, I was like: "I want need so bad!". so I got it Now it's been my Favorite since Black/White. MMM Since the Fairy showed up. Hydreigon is gonna get rekt by a single draining kiss Sad Face Anyway lets start the setup

Hydreigon @ Any Choice Item
Ability: Levitate (Of course)
EVs: 252 SpA / 252 Atk / 4 Spd
Nature: Mild/Adamant

-Dragon Rush/Earthquake/Crunch

-Flash cannon/Flamethrower/Focus Blast

-Earth Power


Note: This my personal Hydreigon set if ya like or dislike let me know. Give this set a try if ya like, you can also put up a Trick room if you want a slow Hydreigon. also you can setup some Light Screen and Reflect etc.

Have fun in your Battles :)

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Being able to decimate in basically every online battle I do does require a little bit of preparation to get a decent Sp. Attacker. Finally, I found one!

Hydriegon @Weakness Policy
Ability: Levitate
Evs: 252SpA 252Spe 4SpDef
Nature: Modest
Dragon Pulse (STAB)
Dark Pulse (STAB)
Flash Cannon (R.I.P. Fairy and Ice types)
Flamethrower (Bugs, more Ice types)

The only thing that I ever played that walled this was a shiny Lvl 100 Tapu Fini.

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Hydreigon @ Choice Scarf
Modest Nature
EVs: 170 HP 252 Sp. Attack 86 Spd
Dragon Pulse
Decent, STAB. I'd rather have this than draco meteor because of the special attack lowering.

Obviously this is a really strong fire type move. It gives a great coverage and it fits perfectly in this Special Attacker moveset.
Dark Pulse
STAB, Special attacker obviously.

Earth Power
Special ground move, Decent power.

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Nature: Timid
Held item: Doesn't really matter, Life Orb, or Weakness Policy is good
Flash Cannon - Coverage
Flamethrower - Coverage
Dark Pulse - STAB
Dragon Pulse - Coverage and STAB

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What about EVs?
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This is my set. I find it works well.
Hydreigon (M) @ Focus Sash
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 Spe
Rash Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Dragon Pulse
- Flash Cannon
- Hidden Power [Psychic]
- Dark Pulse

This set also works with leftovers, but I prefer focus sash because it helps him survive fairy moves

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Offensive Dragonium-Z

Hydreigon @ Dragonium Z
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk / 4 Sp. Def / 252 Spe
Nature: Timid
IVs: 0 Atk
- Draco Meteor
- Dark Pulse / Flash Cannon
- Fire Blast / Flash Cannon
- Roost

Draco Meteor is the most powerful dragon type attack and is Hydreigon's main attacking move. Dark Pulse is also for STAB. Fire Blast covers steel types, and Flash Cannon covers fairy types. Finally, Roost is good for recovery.

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Draco Meteor is not the most powerful Dragon type move in terms of BP, Roar of Time is though.
True, but Hydreigon doesn’t learn Roar of Time. Come to think of it, this set should have Roost.
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Hydreigon was pretty good until Fairy types were introduced. Then, it moved down a tier. It's really outclassed by other psuedo legendaries. (especially ones with mega evolution) It doesn't even get Nasty Plot. Though I still like this thing, so I gave two sets.

Main Lead

Hydreigon @ Choice Scarf
Timid Nature
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk / 252 Spe / 4 HP

  • Draco Meteor
  • Dark Pulse
  • Flash Cannon/U-Turn
  • Focus Blast/Fire Blast

The Scarf on Hydreigon allows it to outspeed most things in UU with the exception of Mega-Aerodactyl, Mega-Beedrill, and other Scarfers. Draco Meteor is for your main STAB and is really powerful. Just switch out after the Sp. Atk drop. Dark Pulse is for STAB. Flash Cannon is if you dare to take on Fairy types, but U-Turn is for switching out against a Fairy type Pokemon. Focus Blast is better Ice coverage and Steel coverage, but Fire Blast is more accurate and does the same thing as Focus Blast with the plus of Bug coverage.

Life Orb Attacker

Hydreigon @ Life Orb
Timid Nature
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk / 252 Spe / 4 HP

  • Dragon Pulse
  • Dark Pulse
  • Fire Blast
  • Defog/U-Turn

You really only need three moves with this set. Dragon Pulse is pretty good STAB. Dark Pulse is also good STAB. Fire Blast covers Ice, Bug, and Steel types. Defog is just for utility, but U-Turn is for scouting.

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