Best moveset for Flygon in Pokémon Go

What are the best moves?

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Flygon is an interesting Pokémon for you to consider in your roster in Pokémon Go. It has a mixed typing, so you have plenty of options of who you want to match with it, and it could be an interesting choice for you to use in the game’s PvP. When you do bring it out to battle for you, you want it to use the best moves, and we broke down the best move combination you can make on it.

Flying is a Dragon and Ground-type Pokémon. It’s weak to Dragon, Fairy, and Ice-type moves, but it’s resistant to Electric, Fire, Poison, and Rock-type attacks. It has a maximum CP of 2,661, an attack of 173, a defense of 144, and a stamina of 162. Because of its lower stats, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to utilize it in the Master League, but it’s a viable option for the Ultra Leagues and the Great League.

These are all of the moves Flygon can learn.

Fast moves

  • Dragon Tail (Dragon-type) – 9 damage and 3.3 energy (3 damage per turn)
  • Mud Shot (Ground-type) – 3 damage and 4.5 energy (1.5 damage per turn)

Charge moves

  • Dragon Claw (Dragon-type) – 50 damage and 35 energy
  • Earthquake (Ground-type) – 120 damage and 65 energy
  • Earth Power (Ground-type) – 90 damage and 55 energy (10% chance for an opponent’s defense to lower by one rank)
  • Stone Edge (Rock-type) – 100 damage and 55 energy

While Flygon may not have the best stats, it has a decent moveset you can play with to optimize your team. For the fast moves, you primarily want to go with mud shot. While dragon tail does twice as much damage, it doesn’t generate enough energy. You want to use Flygon’s charge moves as often as possible.

Now, with the charge moves, you primarily want to use dragon claw. Of the choices, it requires the lowest amount of energy, making it the best option, and it does 50 damage. While not the heaviest damage, Flygon benefits from a STAB modifier, giving it a bonus. For the second charge move, you want to go with earth power. Although, it’s difficult to acquire because it’s a Community Day exclusive one. Unless you capture it during this day or use an Elite Charged TM, you won’t be able to get it.

Overall, Flygon is an okay choice. If you can build your team around Flygon’s weaknesses and utilize it as an attacker, you’ll be good to go. Make sure its fast move is mud shot, and its charge moves are dragon claw and earth power.