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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet preserve including new raids for folks to partake in, and these occasions will be extremely enjoyable to do. Whether or not it’s merely to grind some Exp Candies, or simply to seize the newly added Pokémon, they’re a good time. Right here’s our information on one of many raids occasions, Hydreigon, and its weaknesses and finest counters in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
Hydreigon weaknesses and finest counters in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Discovering Hydreigon’s finest counters and weaknesses is fairly simple if we’re speaking about Hydreigon’s base kind, which is Darkish/Dragon, because it’s quad-weak to Fairy-type Pokémon. This would go away a number of simple Pokémon to suggest, however as we’re speaking concerning the raid, which has varied differing kinds, this turns into a bit of bit more durable. Let’s additionally not overlook that Hydreigon is among the strongest non-legendary Pokémon in existence, with it being a pseudo-legendary Pokémon. This makes it a formidable power to take down and discover finest counters to beating it in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
To go over Hydreigon’s stats in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, it’s completely stellar throughout the board. It rocks a whopping 125 Particular Assault, making it an absolute destroyer of groups. It’s additionally a fairly speedy mon, with 98 Velocity. Its defenses aren’t too shabby both, with each bodily and particular defenses coming in at 90. As I discussed, it’s completely unbelievable as a Pokémon, however that makes it even more durable to beat.
The Hydreigon raid
Listed below are the strikes that Hydreigon makes use of within the present raid occasion, from my very own analysis:
- Earth Energy
- Dragon pulse
- Darkish pulse
- Nasty Plot
- Scary face
This movepool can devastate you in case you aren’t cautious, as Earth Energy, Dragon Pulse and Darkish Pulse are very highly effective, particularly within the fingers of a Hydreigon. However let’s consider some counters for this Pokémon, as we have to beat it. The primary two counters I need to recommend for beating Hydreigon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are paradox kinds. The primary one being Iron Valiant.
Counters to Hydreigon
That is what I personally use as a counter to Hydreigon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Whereas it has a fairly low Particular Protection at 60, you may counteract this with Drain Punch, making you heal each time you want a heal. Iron Valiant additionally quad resists Darkish and is resistant to Dragon kind, making it a fairly respectable wall in opposition to its assaults. Additionally, you will begin out sooner than Hydreigon, however luck of the draw will dictate whether or not or not the CPU will use Scary Face to decrease that Velocity of yours. Iron Valiant additionally positive factors entry to many strikes outdoors of its varieties like Leaf Blade, Aerial Ace, Hearth/Ice/Thunder Punch, and extra.
The second suggestion is Slither Wing. Iron Valiant is unique to Pokémon Violet, and when you can co-op up and commerce to get it in Scarlet like I’ve, I do know that’s not an possibility out there to everyone, and Slither Wing is a really appropriate substitute. Slither Wing is definitely a bit extra cumbersome than Iron Valiant, clocking in at 105 Particular Protection, and resists Floor and Darkish, that means solely Dragon Pulse will do impartial harm to you. Slither Wing doesn’t get Drain Punch, but it surely does get Leech Life, which is an effective substitute for that in case you want that. It additionally positive factors entry to numerous varieties, comparable to Hearth, Electrical, Flying, Psychic and Floor.
Particular Attacking counter choices for Hydreigon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
You can too go for one thing like Hatterene, Sylveon, or Flutter Mane for a Particular Attacking possibility. These Pokémon all have superb Particular Assault and respectable Particular Protection, that means they will take a success from Hydreigon if wanted. All of those Pokémon additionally resist a few of Hydreigon’s strikes, making them respectable choices. Whereas Sylveon doesn’t get unbelievable kind protection, in contrast to the opposite two, it’s best to have the ability to make do with the assaults that it will get from Psychic and Moonblast to Shadow Ball and Magical Leaf. Flutter Mane will get entry to nearly too many sorts, so kind protection isn’t a problem there. Hatterene positive factors entry to Grass, Darkish, Ghost and extra.