How to get Hydreigon in Pokemon Go: Best moveset for PvP & PvE, can it be shiny, more

Niladri Sarkar
pokemon go pseudo legendary hydreigon in the anime

Hydreigon is one of the strongest additions to Pokemon Go, so here’s how to get this Pseudo Legendary, along with its shiny odds and best PvP and PvE moveset.

Pokemon Go players need to use the best attackers in the game to win the Go Battle League and make quick work of challenging Raid Bosses. One such useful Pokemon is Hydreigon, the Gen 5 Pseudo Legendary.

If you’re looking to get this fearsome species in your team, here’s everything you need to know to get Hydreigon in Pokemon Go, its shiny chances, the best PvP and PvE moveset, and more.

How to catch Hydreigon in Pokemon Go

You can get Hydreigon in Pokemon Go by evolving a Deino or Zweilous. Deino evolves into Zweilous with 25 Candy and Zweilous evolves into Hydreigon with 100 Candy.

hydreigon with pokemon go background
Hydreigon is a Dark/Dragon-type Pokemon.

Deino and Zweilous are rare spawns in the wild, but you’re more likely to find them during Fog or Windy in-game weather. You can also get Deino in the following ways:

Keep in mind that Hydreigon is not available as a wild spawn in Pokemon Go.

Can Hydreigon be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, shiny Hydreigon is available in Pokemon Go, and you can get it by evolving a shiny Deino caught from the wild and Raids, or hatched from 10km Adventure Sync Eggs.

The shiny odds of a wild or Egg Deino in Pokemon Go is 1 in 538, while from Raids, it’s 1 in 512 encounters.

Best PvP moveset for Hydreigon in Pokemon Go

The best PvP moves for Hydreigon in Pokemon Go are Dragon Breath with Brutal Swing and Flash Cannon.

Dragon Breath is among the best Fast Moves for PvP, boasting great energy gains as well as damage output. With Hydreigon gaining STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus), it can do quite a number against every target, except Fairy and Steel types.

Brutal Swing is, honestly, its only viable Charged Move in the Go Battle League, inflicting 60 damage at only 40 energy. This makes Hydreigon a pretty neat counter to beat the mighty Mewtwo and Giratina Origin.

The double weakness to Fairy-type attacks is the main issue unless it already has a super-effective Flash Cannon charged up. Overall, it fares pretty well against some powerhouses but falls like a pack of cards to the ever-present Fairy Pokemon like Togekiss, Zacian, and Xerneas.

hydreigon flying high in the sky
Hydreigon’s stats in Pokemon Go are 256 Attack, 188 Defense, and 211 HP.

Best PvE moveset for Hydreigon in Pokemon Go

The best PvE moves for Hydreigon in Pokemon Go are Bite and Brutal Swing.

While Hydreigon’s a niche pick in PvP, it’s a different monster altogether in the PvE meta, being a top Dark-type Pokemon notorious for insanely high damage figures. It is one of the most reliable counters to beat Psychic and Ghost-type Raid Bosses.

Complete Hydreigon moveset in Pokemon Go

Here are all the moves that Hydreigon can learn in Pokemon Go:

Fast Moves

  • Bite (Dark)
  • Dragon Breath (Dragon)

Charged Moves

  • Brutal Swing (Dark)
  • Dark Pulse (Dark)
  • Dragon Pulse (Dragon)
  • Flash Cannon (Steel)

This is all you need to know about Hydreigon in Pokemon Go. If you’re eager to make your teams stronger by adding other Pseudo Legendaries, check out how to get Salamence, Baxcalibur, Tyranitar, and Garchomp.