Hydreigon (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Zweilous #634: Zweilous
Pokémon
#636: Larvesta Larvesta
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Hydreigon (disambiguation).
Hydreigon
Brutal Pokémon
サザンドラ
Sazandora
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Hydreigon



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dark Dragon
Unknown Unknown
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Ability
Levitate Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Dragon
Hatch time
10280 - 10536 steps
Height
5'11" 1.8 m
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Weight
352.7 lbs. 160.0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
270
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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Def
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
35
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Hydreigon (Japanese: サザンドラ Sazandora) is a dual-type Dark/Dragon pseudo-legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves from Zweilous starting at level 64. It is the final form of Deino.

Biology

Hydreigon is a three-headed, draconic Pokémon with six thin, black wings that each end in two points on its back. It has a fuchsia-colored collar on its neck which surrounds its head. The main head is dark blue and has black eyes with fuchsia pupils. Hydreigon's two hands are also black and each one harbors a head; these are similarly blue with black eyes with small fuchsia collars on the inside. Its abdomen has two fuchsia stripes and its feet appear atrophied, having no claws or defined soles and two or three small toes. Its tail also sports a fuchsia stripe and ends with a black tuft.

Hydreigon is a violent, destructive Pokémon. It will attack anything that moves, determining it a foe. Hydreigon can use its three mouths to rapidly eat food and its heads can consume any material. Many stories describe Hydreigon destroying entire villages. Despite its three heads, it is a singular entity, unlike its pre-evolved form Zweilous; its secondary heads lack brains and do not move or think of their own accord.

In the anime

 
Hydreigon in the anime
 
A Shiny Hydreigon in the anime

Major appearances

Hydreigon debuted in White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram, under the ownership of Carlita. It was first used during the Harvest Battle Tournament, and later during a battle against Ash's Tepig, who was powered up by Victini at the time. It then provided aerial transport for Carlita for the rest of the movies. In the former movie, Hydreigon is Shiny.

Hydreigon made its main series debut in Iris and the Rogue Dragonite!, where it battled a wild Dragonite and injured it in the process.

In A Village Homecoming!, Shannon owns a Hydreigon that evolved from one of the two Zweilous she was raising. Soon after evolving, Hydreigon went on a rampage, but it later calmed down thanks to Iris's efforts. It reappeared in a flashback in Best Wishes Until We Meet Again!.

In Strong Strategy Steals the Show! and Cameron's Secret Weapon!, Cameron used a Hydreigon during a battle against Ash. It proved to be powerful, managing to defeat Boldore and Oshawott before losing to Pignite. In A Unova League Evolution!, Cameron used Hydreigon during his match against Virgil but was defeated.

Minor appearances

In A Relay in the Sky!, a Trainer's Hydreigon competed in the Pokémon Sky Relay. It was in a team also consisting of Masquerain and Butterfree.

In a flashback in Valuable Experience for All!, a Trainer's Hydreigon was defeated by Remo's Mega Garchomp in the Lumiose Conference.

In Crowning the Chow Crusher!, a Trainer's Hydreigon competed in the Pokémon Grand Eating Contest.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW100 Hydreigon Ash's Pokédex Hydreigon, the Brutal Pokémon and the evolved form of Zweilous. Hydreigon uses its six wings to travel the skies. It will attack anything that moves, seeing it as an opponent.
BW107 Hydreigon Ash's Pokédex Hydreigon, the Brutal Pokémon and the evolved form of Zweilous. Hydreigon believes that anything that moves is its opponent, viciously attacking with its three heads.

In the manga

 
Hydreigon in Pokémon Adventures

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W

A Hydreigon appeared in Victini - A New Friend!, under the ownership of Muteki. It was used alongside a Jellicent in a Double Battle against Monta.

Movie adaptations

Hydreigon appeared in White—Victini and Zekrom under the ownership of Carlita.

Pokémon - The Legend of the Dragon King

A Hydreigon appeared in LDK1.

A Hydreigon appeared in LDK2.

A Hydreigon appeared in LDK4.

A Hydreigon appeared in LDK5.

Pokémon Adventures

Ghetsis used his Hydreigon to fly to Dragonspiral Tower to meet N in The Battle Within. It was later used in a battle against Black.

Pokémon RéBURST

Fraud owned a Hydreigon.

In the TCG

Main article: Hydreigon (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Hydreigon appears in the background of the Kalos Pokémon League stage when the stage is in the Dragonmark Chamber. It appears alongside Dragonite, Garchomp, and Axew.

Trophy information

NA: Unlike Scizor with its pretend heads, Hydreigon's three heads are real! The center head is the brains of the operation, while the left and right ones are there to consume everything they can. We wouldn't be surprised to see Hydreigon at an eating contest, but there has to be a rule against having three mouths on one body...?

PAL: Unlike Scizor's head-like claws, the heads at the end of Hydreigon's arms are the real deal. Only the head in the middle does any thinking - the other two are just for gobbling up anything in sight. If you think about it, Hydreigon would probably win any eating contest hands down, but... maybe having three mouths is against the rules...

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Hydregion also appears as a Spirit.

Game data

NPC appearances

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity: Hydreigon was at first described by Munna as an evil Pokémon who is pure destruction in Pokémon form, devours everything in his path, and said to be the cause of the world's balance being disrupted. In truth, Munna's words about him were all a lie to trick the player, and Hydreigon is really the physical embodiment of the Voice of Life, the form of the world's will to live, who called upon humans to save the Pokémon world as no Pokémon could hope to save it. He originally first contacted the player through a dream before Munna intercepted the vision, and by using Hydreigon's voice, she tricked the player into thinking Hydreigon was evil.
  Spoilers end here.  

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #141
Unova
B2W2: #275
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
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #144
Hoenn
#—
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!
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#388
Galar
Crown Tundra #138
Sword There are a slew of stories about villages that were destroyed by Hydreigon. It bites anything that moves.
Shield The three heads take turns sinking their teeth into the opponent. Their attacks won't slow until their target goes down.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Zweilous
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Zweilous
Generation VI
X Y
Victory Road
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Zweilous
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Zweilous
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Trade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword
Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror, Stony Wilderness, West Lake Axewell (Max Raid Battle)
Shield
Trade
Sword Expansion Pass
Roaring-Sea Caves (Wanderer)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Tower: World Axle - B2F
PokéPark 2
Crag Area
Conquest
Evolve Zweilous
MD GTI
Silent Tundra (Gilded Hall), Dreamy Island (Gilded Hall), Moonlit Forest (Gilded Hall), Rusty Mountain (Gilded Hall), Jaws of the Abyss (Gilded Hall), Smoking Mountain (Gilded Hall), Automatically recruited after completing the main story-line
Rumble U
Vehicle Gallery: Spike Ball Alert! (Boss), Sealed Door: The Place to Return To, Challenge Battle: Open Entry Battle Royale
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sacred Plains: Stage 3
Shuffle
Expert Stage: Stage EX41
Event: Hydreigon Appears
Rumble World
Black Realm: Grim Rendezvous (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 30: Stage 13
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Gengar Sea, Zygarde Sea, Greninja Sea, Zygarde SeaFinal
Masters EX
Poke Fair sync pair Scout (Iris's)


In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
B Carlita's Hydreigon Japanese Japan
Wi-Fi
70  June 17 to September 8, 2011
B Carlita's Hydreigon Korean Wi-Fi 70  November 3, 2011 to January 31, 2012
ORAS Pokémon Center Occupation Plan Ghetsis's Hydreigon All Japan 52 October 1 to November 11, 2016
Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 60 October 1 to 31, 2020

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events*   Life Orb (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
92
152 - 199 294 - 388
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
125
117 - 194 229 - 383
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
98
92 - 165 180 - 324
Total:
600
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Double Hit Normal Physical 03535 09090% 10
011 Tri Attack Normal Special 08080 100100% 10
011 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
011 Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
011 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1212 Roar Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
1616 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
2020 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
2424 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
2828 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
3232 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
3636 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
4040 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100100% 10
4444 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
4848 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
5454 Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100100 07575% 10
6060 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
6868 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100100% 10
7676 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hydreigon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hydreigon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06  TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM13  TM13 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM14  TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM16  TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM18  TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26  TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM30  TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM37  TM37 Beat Up Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41  TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM56  TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM66  TM66 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM67  TM67 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM68  TM68 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM78  TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM85  TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM97  TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM99  TM99 Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100}}100% 15
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02  TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR03  TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04  TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR13  TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR15  TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR19  TR19 Tri Attack Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR24  TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32  TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35  TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR36  TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR39  TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR42  TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR51  TR51 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR58  TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR62  TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR64  TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR67  TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR68  TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR69  TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR70  TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR75  TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR85  TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR95  TR95 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hydreigon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hydreigon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
   
Astonish Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
    Belch* Poison Special 120 90% 10
     Double Hit Normal Physical 35 90% 10
    Head Smash Rock Physical 150 80% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Hydreigon in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Hydreigon in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hydreigon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hydreigon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130 90% 5
Sw Sh EP Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
Sw Sh EP Scale Shot Dragon Physical 25 90% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hydreigon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hydreigon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hydreigon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hydreigon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
V VI VII Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
V VI VII Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Defog Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Dragon Rage × Dragon Special 0000 100}}100% 10
V VI VII Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
V VI VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Roost Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Signal Beam × Bug Special 07575 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
V VI VII Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hydreigon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hydreigon
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.57 seconds Base HP: 58
Base Attack: 84 Base Defense: 57 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
  Strong: Weak:     
PokéPark Pad entry:
He and Haxorus had accepted Gothitelle's to be strong. Since they lost against you, he doesn't mind working hard anymore.
Pokémon Conquest
  HP: ★★★★ Move: Dragon Pulse
Attack: ★★★★ Ability 1: Levitate
Defense: ★★★★
Speed: ★★★★
Evolves from Zweilous when its Attack is 143 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Gotoku, Hisahide, Naoie, and Nobunaga
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dark
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Dark
  Attack Power: 80 - 145   20

#558
 

Swap+
Sometimes replaces three disruptions with this Pokémon.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 211 Base Attack: 256 Base Defense: 188
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Bite, Dragon Breath
Charged Attacks: Dragon Pulse, Dark Pulse, Flash Cannon

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Deino
 Dark  Dragon 
 
Level 50
 
First evolution
Zweilous
 Dark  Dragon 
 
Level 64
 
Second evolution
Hydreigon
 Dark  Dragon 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Hydreigon images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Hydreigon evolves from its pre-evolved form starting at the highest level of all Pokémon that evolve by leveling up, at level 64.
  • According to interviews with Ken Sugimori in Nintendo Dream, Hydreigon and its evolutionary family were originally intended to be cyborg dragons with aspects of tanks. The Pokémon were scrapped until late in development, when they were revived and remade to be based on Yamata no Orochi. The tank tread-like markings on Hydreigon's body are a remnant of this design.
    • Although Yamata no Orochi typically has eight heads in mythology, Hydreigon was designed with fewer heads to appear less confusing, though its wings, which share a similar profile to the secondary heads, may be a nod to Orochi's additional heads.
  • Hydreigon shares its category with Sharpedo. They are both known as the Brutal Pokémon.
  • Hydreigon has the highest base Special Attack stat of all pseudo-legendary Pokémon.
  • Hydreigon is the only pseudo-legendary Pokémon to:
    • Have Dragon as its secondary type rather than its primary type.
    • Lack a Hidden Ability.
    • Have a single Ability.

Origin

Hydreigon is based on the Yamata no Orochi, including its red eyes. Its three heads and Shiny coloration resemble the Zmey Gorynych. It may also incorporate elements of the Lernaean Hydra. These mythological serpents may have inspired Hydreigon's Dark typing, as all three are deadly antagonists, with the Zmey Gorynych in particular shown to be deceptive. The markings on its body are based on tank treads, referencing its destructive nature.

Name origin

Hydreigon may be a combination of hydra, drei (German for three), and dragon. It may also incorporate hydrogen, a gas highly flammable under normal conditions.

Sazandora may be a combination of 三 san (three) and dragon or hydra.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese サザンドラ Sazandora Sa and zan are from sa/san, dora is from dragon or hydra
  French Trioxhydre From trio and Hydre
  Spanish Hydreigon Same as English name
  German Trikephalo From tri and kephalos
  Italian Hydreigon Same as English name
  Korean 삼삼드래 Samsamdrae From 삼/三 sam and dragon
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 三頭龍 / 三头龙 Sāntóulóng Literally "Three-headed dragon"


Related articles

Notes


External links

  #634: Zweilous
Pokémon
#636: Larvesta  


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