Zweilous < Hydreigon > Larvesta
Species Type
Brutal Pokémon Dark.gif Dragon.gif
Number Ability
#635 Levitate
Height Weight
5'11" (1.8m) 352.7 lbs (160kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Zweilous None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Dragon 45
Tier EV Yield
UU 3 Special Attack Points

Hydreigon (サザンドラ) is the 141st Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. It is a Dark/Dragon type, and it is known as the Brutal Pokémon.

Hydreigon uses the Levitate Ability. With this Ability, Ground-Type moves that deal damage will not affect this Pokémon, it cannot be trapped by the ability Arena Trap, and it won't take any damage from Spikes upon switching in.

Deino evolve into Zweilous at Level 50, and can evolve into Hydreigon when reaching Level 64.

Hydreigon is in the Dragon Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 10,240 Steps to hatch. It takes Hydreigon 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.




As its name implies, Hydreigon is a three-headed dragon. One head sits at the end of each of its arms. These heads are smaller than the head that's at the center of it.

The second syllable of this Pokémon's name is drei, which means "three" in the German language, hence the three heads.

Gender Differences

Hydreigon doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.

Game Information

Original Games

Hydreigon cannot be obtained in the wild, but can be obtained by evolving a Zweilous in Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2.

Spin-off Games

Hydreigon appears on the second floor tower at World Axle Underground in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

Hydreigon appears at the Crag Area's Colosseum in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond. After defeating Haxorus in Wish Park, battle Hydreigon to befriend it.

The only way to obtain a Hydreigon in Pokémon Conquest is to evolve Zweilous.

Trading Card Game

Hydreigon is listed as a Rare Card in the Noble Victories set, and as an Ultra Rare Card in the Next Destinies set.

Anime/Manga Information


Hydreigon has not made an appearance in the Anime as of writing.


A trainer named Carlita uses a Hydreigon in both versions of Pokémon Movie 14.


Hydreigon's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Hydreigon is a part of the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. As one of the tier's most prominent threats, Hydreigon's high base Special Attack allows it to stand out as a threat in the tier, while its typing gives it good neutral STAB coverage against the majority of the tier excluding Fairy-types. Hydreigon's typing also allows it to have numerous switch-in opportunities, and when considering Levitate, it has two immunities and some great resistances. It has a great overall movepool that consists of coverage moves like Fire Blast, Superpower, and U-turn to complement Hydreigon's great STAB attacks in Dark Pulse and Draco Meteor. Its best sets are a wallbreaker Life Orb set that can heavily damage defensive and offensive teams alike, while a Choice Scarf set allows for Hydreigon to be a great pivot and revenge killer, and a stallbreaker set with Taunt and Roost to wear down at certain specially defensive Pokémon like Blissey and Umbreon. Hydreigon's biggest flaws are its common weaknesses to Fighting and Bug attacks alongside its base 98 Speed, which while far from terrible, is not fast enough to outpace many threats in the tier, which can cause Hydreigon to have some trouble against more offensively inclined teams.

Hydreigon is also a viable option in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling. With a great Special Attack stat, good STAB combination, and nice coverage moves, Hydreigon makes for a decent wallbreaker in OU. Its typing and bulk allows it to switch into numerous defensive Pokémon like Slowbro, Mega Venusaur, and Rotom-W, which makes it a hard Pokémon to deal with when using a balanced team. Levitate is a great ability that prevents Hydreigon from taking too much damage from entry hazards while granting it an immunity to Ground-type attacks. Hydreigon's best set is a Choice Specs that acts as a brutal hard hitter with STAB Draco Meteor and Dark Pulse while having great coverage options in Flash Cannon and Flamethrower to hit Pokémon that can take its STAB attacks. It can also be used as a Life Orb wallbreaker set that can become very difficult to wall with great overall coverage to hammer down at defensive cores, while a Choice Scarf set is also viable as a pivot with U-turn and decent revenge killing prowess. Despite all these great traits, Hydreigon is in a Speed tier that leaves it outsped by many threats like Weavile, Keldeo, and Mega Diancie. It also struggles to get past certain Fairy-types like Azumarill and Clefable which can lead to it becoming set-up bait at times.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black/White None Evolve Zweilous
Black2/White2 None Evolve Zweilous

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
V Black This brutal Pokémon travels the skies on its six wings. Anything that moves seems like a foe to it, triggering its attack.
White The heads on their arms do not have brains. They use all three heads to consume and destroy everything.
Black 2 It responds to movement by attacking. This scary, three-headed Pokémon devours everything in its path.
White 2 It responds to movement by attacking. This scary, three-headed Pokémon devours everything in its path.
VI X The heads on their arms do not have brains. They use all three heads to consume and destroy everything.
Y It responds to movement by attacking. This scary, three-headed Pokémon devours everything in its path!
Omega Ruby The heads on their arms do not have brains. They use all three heads to consume and destroy everything.
Alpha Sapphire It responds to movement by attacking. This scary, three-headed Pokémon devours everything in its path!


Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 294 388 .
193 215 309 339
166 185 279 306
Sp. Atk
229 255 349 383
Sp. Def
166 185 279 306
180 201 295 324


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Tri Attack Normal.gif 80 100 Special.png
Start Dragon Rage Dragon.gif ?? 100 Special.png
Focus Energy Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Other.png
12 Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
17 Dragonbreath Dragon.gif 60 100 Special.png
20 Roar Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
25 Crunch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
28 Slam Normal.gif 80 75 Physical.png
32 Dragon Pulse Dragon.gif 90 100 Special.png
38 Work Up Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
42 Dragon Rush Dragon.gif 100 75 Physical.png
48 Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
55 Scary Face Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
68 Hyper Voice Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png
79 Outrage Dragon.gif 120 100 Physical.png


TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM33 Reflect Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.gif 110 85 Special.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM41 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM57 Charge Beam Electric.gif 50 90 Special.png
TM59 Incinerate Fire.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM62 Acrobatics Flying.gif 55 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon.gif 60 90 Physical.png
TM83 Infestation Bug.gif 20 100 Other.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM89 U-turn Bug.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM91 Flash Cannon Steel.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
HM02 Fly Flying.gif 90 95 Physical.png
HM03 Surf Water.gif 95 100 Special.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Fire Fang Fire.gif 65 95 Physical.png
Thunder Fang Electric.gif 65 95 Physical.png
Ice Fang Ice.gif 65 95 Physical.png
Double Hit Normal.gif 35 90 Physical.png
Astonish Ghost.gif 30 100 Physical.png
Earth Power Ground.gif 90 100 Special.png
Screech Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Head Smash Rock.gif 150 80 Physical.png
Assurance Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png

Via Move Tutor

All Generation 5 Games

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Draco Meteor Dragon.gif 140 90 Special.png

Black 2/White 2 Exclusive Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Aqua Tail Water.gif 90 90 Physical.png
Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
Dragon Pulse Dragon.gif 90 100 Special.png
Earth Power Ground.gif 90 100 Special.png
Heat Wave Fire.gif 100 90 Special.png
Hyper Voice Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Outrage Dragon.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Roost Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
Signal Beam Bug.gif 75 100 Special.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Spite Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png
Superpower Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Tailwind Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
Uproar Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png
Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png

Pre-Evolution Exclusive Moves


Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
1 Tackle Normal.gif 50 100 Physical.png


Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
1 Double Hit Normal.gif 35 90 Physical.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 50
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 64

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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