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How to catch Hydreigon in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Hydreigon is a three-headed dragon Pokémon with six wings that debuted in Pokémon Black and White. It has a reputation for relentlessly punishing its foes by biting them with its multiple heads. Hydreigon only shares its unique Dark and Dragon typing with its pre-evolutions and the Ultra Beast Guzzlord.

 

Who’s that Pokémon? Hydreigon Facts


  1. Hydreigon is known as the “Brutal Pokémon.” It spends its whole life flying, so its feet have atrophied to uselessness
  2. Hydreigon’s Dark and Dragon typing gives it good defense against Fire, Water, Electric, Grass, Ghost, and Dark type moves, and immunity to Psychic type moves. However, Hydreigon is weak to Ice, Fighting, Bug, Dragon, and Fairy type moves.
  3. Hydreigon’s stats make it rather well-rounded, with a good distribution of power across all of its stats.
  4. Hydreigon’s shiny form has a green body and purple highlights.
  5. Hydreigon’s National Pokédex number is 635. 


How to catch Hydreigon in Pokemon Sword and Shield


Can you catch Hydreigon in Pokémon Sword and Shield?


Hydreigon can only be acquired in Pokémon Sword. It is easiest to acquire Hydreigon by catching and evolving one of its pre-evolutions, Deino or Zweilous. Deino and Zweilous both appear in the Wild Area in Pokémon Sword. The only way to get Hydreigon in Pokémon Shield is to trade it from Pokémon Sword.


Where to get Deino in Pokémon Sword:


  1. Wild Area
  2. Lake of Outrage (Raining)
  3. Wild Area Max Raid Battles:
  4. Dusty Bowl
  5. Giant’s Mirror
  6. Crown Tundra
  7. Roaring-Sea Caves (All Weather)


Where to get Zweilous in Pokémon Sword:


  1. Wild Area
  2. Lake of Outrage (Sandstorm, Thunderstorm)
  3. Wild Area Max Raid Battles:
  4. Dusty Bowl
  5. Giant’s Mirror


Where to get Hydreigon in Pokémon Sword:


  1. Wild Area Max Raid Battles:
  2. Bridge Field
  3. Dusty Bowl
  4. Giant's Mirror
  5. Stony Wilderness
  6. West Lake Axewell
  7. Crown Tundra
  8. Roaring-Sea Caves (Normal Weather, Overcast, Raining, Thunderstorm, Intense Sun, Snowing, Snowstorm, Fog)


Where to get Hydreigon in Pokemon Sword and Shield


What are the requirements to catch Hydreigon in Pokémon Sword and Shield?


In order to easily catch Hydreigon, you must be able to travel across the surface of the many lakes and rivers in the Galar region. Since Pokémon Sword and Shield don’t allow you to Surf on the overworld, you must use the upgraded Rotom Bike to travel across water. You first receive the Rotom Bike on Route 5, and later, the man who gives you the bike will upgrade it for you once you reach Route 9, south of Circhester.


Requirements to catch Hydreigon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


How to catch Hydreigon in Pokémon Sword and Shield: Step-by-step guide


Read over the following guide to find the easiest way to get Hydreigon in Pokémon Sword and Shield:


  1. Start out by traveling to Hammerlocke Hills.


Steps to catch Hydreigon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


  1. Head southwest through Giant’s Cap.


Steps to catch Hydreigon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


  1. Once you reach the bank of the Lake of Outrage, equip the upgraded Rotom Bike and prepare to cross the water.



Steps to catch Hydreigon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


  1. Cross the Lake of Outrage on the upgraded Rotom Bike.


Steps to catch Hydreigon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


  1. Carefully search for Deino or Zweilous in the grassy area at the top of the hill. Make sure to check that the weather is Raining, Thunderstorm, or Sandstorm! Zweilous will appear wandering in the grass, while Deino can only be encountered in one of the mystery “!” encounters.


Steps to catch Hydreigon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


  1. Once you see an exclamation point “!” or Zweilous, run up to it to start the encounter! Carefully battle the Pokémon to bring it to low health (or just throw a quick ball). If you can, try giving it a status effect like Paralysis or Sleep to make it easier to catch.


Steps to catch Hydreigon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


  1. Once Deino or Zweilous is at low health, throw your PokéBall! If it manages to break free, just keep trying until you finally add the Pokémon to your Pokédex!


Steps to catch Hydreigon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


  1. Next, train your new Deino or Zweilous up to level 64. You can do this by including the Pokémon in your party while you battle and catch Pokémon, or you can feed it Rare Candy or Experience Candy. When Deino reaches level 50, it will evolve into Zweilous, and when Zweilous reaches level 64, it will evolve into Hydreigon.


Steps to catch Hydreigon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


Quick Version: How to get Hydreigon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


The easiest way to get Hydreigon in Pokémon Sword and Shield is to evolve it from Deino or Zweilous. To get Deino or Zweilous, visit the Lake of Outrage near Hammerlocke while the weather is Raining, Thunderstorm, or Sandstorm, and then search the grassy area at the top of the hill. Train this Deino up to level 50 to get Zweilous, then train Zweilous up to level 64 to get Hydreigon.


Quick step to catch Hydreigon in Pokémon Sword and Shield


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Hydreigon: Moveset by Level


LevelAttack NameTypeCategoryPower
0TackleNormalPhysical40
A physical attack in which the user charges and slams into the target with its whole body.



0Double HitNormalPhysical35
The user slams the target with a long tail, vines, or a tentacle. The target is hit twice in a row.



0Tri AttackNormalSpecial80
The user strikes with a simultaneous three-beam attack. This may also burn, freeze, or paralyze the target.



0Focus EnergyNormalStatus0
The user takes a deep breath and focuses so that critical hits land more easily.



0Dragon BreathDragonSpecial60
The user exhales a mighty gust that inflicts damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.



0BiteDarkPhysical60
The target is bitten with viciously sharp fangs. This may also make the target flinch.



12RoarNormalStatus0
The target is scared off, and a different Pokémon is dragged out. In the wild, this ends a battle against a single Pokémon.



16AssuranceDarkPhysical60
If the target has already taken some damage in the same turn, this attack's power is doubled.



20HeadbuttNormalPhysical70
The user sticks out its head and attacks by charging straight into the target. This may also make the target flinch.



24Work UpNormalStatus0
The user is roused, and its Attack and Sp. Atk stats increase.



28SlamNormalPhysical80
The target is slammed with a long tail, vines, or the like to inflict damage.



32CrunchDarkPhysical80
The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.



36Scary FaceNormalStatus0
The user frightens the target with a scary face to harshly lower its Speed stat.



40Dragon PulseDragonSpecial85
The target is attacked with a shock wave generated by the user's gaping mouth.



44Body SlamNormalPhysical85
The user drops onto the target with its full body weight. This may also leave the target with paralysis.



48Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial90
The user lets loose a horribly echoing shout with the power to inflict damage.



54Dragon RushDragonPhysical100
The user tackles the target while exhibiting overwhelming menace. This may also make the target flinch.



60Nasty PlotDarkStatus0
The user stimulates its brain by thinking bad thoughts. This sharply raises the user's Sp. Atk stat.



68OutrageDragonPhysical120
The user rampages and attacks for two to three turns. The user then becomes confused.



76Hyper BeamNormalSpecial150
The target is attacked with a powerful beam. The user can't move on the next turn.




Hydreigon: Pre-evolutions and Evolutions


Hydreigon has two pre-evolutions, detailed above: Deino and Zweilous. Deino evolves into Zweilous, and Zweilous evolves into Hydreigon. 


  1. To evolve Deino into Zweilous, raise Deino to level 50. You can find Deino on the overworld and in certain Max Raid Battles.
  2. To evolve Zweilous into Hydreigon, raise Zweilous to level 64. You can find Zweilous on the overworld and in certain Max Raid Battles.


Additional Details About Hydreigon


  1. Hydreigon evolves from Zweilous at level 64, which is the highest level for any Pokémon to evolve in the entire Pokémon franchise. This can sometimes disqualify Hydreigon from competitive use.
  2. Hydreigon’s design is inspired by the Hydra, a multi-headed dragon-like monster that Hercules fought in Greek legends. The Hydra had many heads that would regenerate even if they were removed in battle, so it was a formidable opponent.
  3. Hydreigon is one of a small number of Pokémon to appear in its shiny form in the anime and movies. Hydreigon appears in its shiny form in the movie Pokémon White - Victini and Zekrom. 


Final Words


Hydreigon’s unique typing and appearance make it popular with many Pokémon fans, and its well-rounded and powerful stats make it a versatile addition to any team. Add this powerful Pokémon to your Pokédex today!


Let’s Go Hydreigon!



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