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i have a Salamence and a Hydreigon.
Both Level 50.
I only have one spot left in my team and i want a strong dragon type to help in attacking but also have a good defense!
since Salamence and Hydreigon are both Pseudo-legendary pokemon, i chose them.

Here they are:

-Draco Meteor
-Focus Blast

-Draco Meteor
-Giga Impact

i dont know which would be a good attacking pokemon and have a good defense.
Help? (i also need suggestions on changing moves if needed, and adding items D:)

Btw you know vocalist!!!! since your name is ren which is ren and lin
actually its rin and len. and its vocaloid.. xD;;;;
in japanese len is pronounced Ren. so tecnically its rin and ren.
ren and lin haine are fanmade xD;;
Since zweilous doesn't evolve until level 64, it is impossible to have a level 50 hydreigon without hacking. So is your hydreigon hacked or do you mean zweilous?
Wait... how do you have a lvl 50 hydreigon?????
correction they are both level 60. sorry for the confusion.

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This is pretty much up to you, they're both great.

Pros for Hydreigon

  • Unique typing allows it to wall and crush a few foes like Jellicent and Rotom-W.
  • Wide movepool filled with plenty of hard hitting attacks and even some useful support moves.
  • Excellent stat distribution doesn't leave too many holes to fill, though Speed is a tad tragic.
  • Isn't absolutely required to run Timid and doesn't need weak Hidden Powers for covering threats.
  • Isn't instantly slain by Hidden Power Ice and isn't beat down by Stealth Rock in 4 turns.
  • Offensive coverage is immense and powerful, easily tearing apart cores like JelliThorn.

Cons for Hydreigon

  • That tragic 98 Speed.
  • No Roost.
  • Weak to Fighting, which most dragons resist and by extension, has trouble with Steels.
  • Eternally trolled by U-Turn.
  • Joins Flygon in the "why the hell do I not have Dragon Dance?" club.
  • Draco Meteor
  • Dark Pulse
  • Focus Blast/Fire Blast
  • U-Turn/Dragon Pulse
    Item: Life Orb/Choice Scarf/Specs
    EVs: 252 Sp. Atk, 252 Speed, 4 Sp. Def
    Nature: Modest/Timid
    Ability: Levitate

Pros for Salamence

  • Great ability choices Intimidate, or Moxie
  • Ammune to ground type moves
  • Great Speed, Special Attack, & Attack
  • Effective Dragon Dancer
  • Can be Special, or Physical, or BOTH.

Cons for Salamence

  • 4x Ice weakness
  • Weak to Rock
  • Draco Meteor
  • Flamethrower
  • Hydro Pump
  • Earthquake / Dragon Dance
    Item: Choice Specs / Choice Scarf
    Trait: Intimidate / Moxie
    EVs: 4 HP/ 252 Spd / 252 SAtk
    Modest Nature / Jolly Nature
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actually Hydregion can easily take steels with fire blast, flamethrower or focus blast which are all TM moves so they are easy to obtain.
True, but it will do very few damage due to Non-STAB
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Hydreigon has less spped but better defense/sp. than salamence but weaker attack than salamence. Salamance. Salamance has more speed and attack/sp. So if you're looking for defense Hydreigon but if you want one with better defense, Salamence.

Hope this helps \˚-˚/