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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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Likely tier: Overused.
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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EVs on Special Attack and speed
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Timid or Modest
Item: Weakness Policy/Starf Berry/Petaya Berry
Moveset:

            Dragon Pulse-STAB
            Dark Pulse-STAB
            Flash Cannon-Coverage
            Flamethrower-Coverage and it's a dragon
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Gen 8 OU
Hydreigon @ Choice Specs
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Draco Meteor
- Flash Cannon
- Flamethrower
- U-turn
Explanation: Draco Meteor is STAB. Flash Cannon is for Fairy Type coverage. Flamethrower is for Steel Types such as Skarmory. U-Turn is for pivoting.

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Worth mentioning Nasty Plot is the usual strat for wallbreaker Hydreigon this generation, instead of Specs.
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Gen 8 OU
Hydreigon @ Focus Sash
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Dragon Pulse
- Flash Cannon
- Flamethrower
- Nasty Plot

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This set is strange, I guess. I've used it several times and it works...pretty well.

Hydreigon @ Salac Berry
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 Spe / 252 SpA / 4 HP
Timid / Modest nature

  • Substitute
  • Nasty Plot
  • Dragon Pulse / Draco Meteor
  • Dark Pulse / Earth Power / Flash Cannon / Belch

Substitute to get closer to a Salac boost, Nasty Plot is setup, Dragon Pulse is STAB, Draco Meteor is stronger but wastes Nasty Plot. Dark Pulse is STAB with a 20% flinch rate, Earth Power for Fairy types like Magearna, Primarina, and (if playing Nat Dex) Mega Mawile which resist Flash Cannon. Speaking of Flash Cannon, it covers Clefable. Belch is a gimmick move that should be used after the consumption of the Salac Berry, slams Clefable, Togekiss, but it can only be used once.

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bug types are waiting on you especially genesect
Genesect isn't even in the same tier as Hydreigon. Nobody's going to be using this thing in Ubers anyway. Also what do you mean by "bug types are waiting". The only one out of all the attacking moves on this set that Bug resists is Earth Power. even then, dragon pulse or draco meteor is neutral and does a lot of damage to most bugs. also bug types are pretty bad anyways
There are a lot of good bug types. Scizor, Buzzwole, Pheromosa, Genesect (Coincidentally), and Volcarona, to name a few. :P

Anything faster with Bug Buzz or Disarming voice hits though sub, but neither are common in most Formats this set will be used. The real killer is Infiltrator mons that carry super effective moves, like Dragapult. Or just Dragapult with Dragon Darts. :P