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I'd like to not evolve my Dratini until 57 where it learns hyperbeam, as Dragonite doesn't learn it until level 75. However I'm a bit nervous about skipping two evolutionary stages as it would normally evolve to Dragonite at level 55. Will it just evolve into Dragonair at 58 and Dragonite at 59?

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hyper beam sucks lol
hyper beam is physical in gen 2 stp
still a bad move
Oh damn, does it? I thought it looked good as it's 150. Would you not recommend having it on the final moveset?
Hyper Beam from a Dragonite in gen2 is really powerful, coming from a base 134 attack but you’ll deal with the frustrating recharge stage. If you were playing red/blue, Hyper Beam on Dragonite would be much better since if you OHKO with hyper beam no recharge stage occurs.
ah thank you - I didn't know it had that drawback!

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Yes, you will still evolve into Dragonair at 58 and Dragonite at Level 59. You aren't able to skip/prevent evolutions unless you go all the way to Level 100 still as a Dratini/Dragonair.

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Wonderful, thank you so much :)
no problem!