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The best moveset for Zweilous in Pokémon Go

Select the best attacks for you to use for your Zweilous in Pokémon Go.
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Zweilous in Pokémon Go is a suitable option for any player eager to use a Dragon-type Pokémon in the Great League. Although Zweilous is the second form of Deino, and you can evolve it into Hydreigon, keeping this Pokémon in its second form is a good idea, strictly for the Great League. If you want to compete in these battles, you will want to teach this Pokémon a robust series of attacks. This guide covers the best moveset for Zweilous in Pokémon Go.

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Best attacks for Zweilous

Zweilous is a Dark and Dragon-type Pokémon. It will be weak against Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Fighting, and Ice-type moves, but it is resistant against Dark, Electric, Fire, Ghost, Grass, Psychic, and Water-type attacks. You only want to use Zweilous in the Great League and recommend against taking it in the Ultra or Master Leagues. Zweilous is also a good option for the smaller Cup competitions, depending on the ruleset for those battles. Having a Zweilous in your back pocket is always a good idea.

Related: The best moveset for Hydreigon in Pokémon Go

Below are all of the moves Zweilous can learn.

Fast moves

  • Bite (Dark-type) – 4 damage and 2 energy per turn (4 damage per turn) – 1 turn
  • Dragon Breath (Dragon-type) – 4 damage and 3 energy per turn (4 damage per turn) – 1 turn

Charged moves

  • Body Slam (Normal-type) – 60 damage and 35 energy
  • Dark Pulse (Dark-type) – 80 damage and 50 energy
  • Dragon Pulse (Dragon-type) – 90 damage and 60 energy

Zweilous and Hydreigon share the same fast move options, Bite and Dragon. Like Hydreigon, you will always want to go with Dragon Breath because it produces more energy than Bite. The two are nearly identical, save for the energy you receive when using Dragon Breath, making it your go-to option regardless of the charged moves you pick for Zweilous.

We recommend going with Body Slam and Dark Pulse for the charged moves. You will give Zweilous a diverse moveset by picking these options; they’re the superior choices over Dragon Pulse. Body slam does tremendous damage for the amount of energy you need to use it, and Dark Pulse is the same, both never going above 50 energy. These are perfect choices for the Great League, where the battles are quick, and you need to be as fast as possible to defeat your opponent.

The best moveset to teach Zweilous is the fast move Dragon Breath and the charged moves Body Slam and Dark Pulse.

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Zack Palm is the Senior Writer of Gamepur and has spent over five years covering video games, and earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Oregon State University. He spends his free time biking, running tabletop campaigns, and listening to heavy metal. His primary game beats are Pokémon Go, Destiny 2, Final Fantasy XIV, and any newly released title, and he finds it difficult to pull away from any Star Wars game.