How to get Hydreigon and its best moveset in Pokémon Go

How do you capture it?

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Hydreigon is a powerful Dark and Dragon-type Pokémon. It’s a great Pokémon to add to your roster, especially in Pokémon Go. Capturing the unique creature is far more complicated than merely acquiring it. Hydreigon is the final evolution of Deino, so you need to start with the first form before obtaining the third and final form of Hydreigon.

You have the chance to encounter Deino in the wild, and capture it in 10-kilometer eggs. For those entirely invested in attempting to catch this Pokémon, you may want to clear all of your incubators and start throwing in all of your 10-kilometer eggs into them. Because it’s a Dark and Dragon-type, you have a chance of running into it during the night, at movie theaters, in cities, and at golf courses. When you locate Deino in a particular location, try to find a nearby PokéStop to use a lure, and attempt to capture more.

You need 25 Deino candies to evolve it into a Zweilous, and then 100 candies to evolve it into a Hydreigon. It has a max CP of 3,625, an attack of 256, a defense of 188, and a stamina of 211. It has an incredible attack power threshold, but it lacks slightly in defense, so you may not want to use this as your first option in a battle.

For those planning to use Hydreigon against other trainers, you want it to know dragon breath, dark pulse, and dragon pulse. It can learn flash cannon, but given the alternatives, you’re better off forgoing this as a suitable option. When you’re facing off against Pokémon in raids or at gyms, you want it to know bite and dark pulse, dragon breath and dark pulse, or dragon breath and dragon pulse. Dragon breath and dark pulse might be the most appealing option given it covers two different types.

When it comes to adding a Hydreigon to your collection, it’s all about taking the time to remain patient and continue searching for them. If you know you can’t locate a Deino in your town, try to acquire 10-kilometer eggs from PokéStops to ensure you still have a chance of capturing it.