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Hydreigon (GP 2/2)

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    [Overview]

    <p>With a monstrous base 125 Special Attack, as well as an amazing offensive typing to go along with it, Hydreigon is a force to be reckoned with in Doubles. While Hydreigon might appear to be outclassed by other special attacking Dragon-types such as Latios and Salamence, it has several perks to differentiate itself. Hydreigon has an excellent movepool with moves such as Fire Blast, Earth Power, and Dark Pulse, and it lacks a weakness to both Rock Slide and Sucker Punch, which plague the other two Dragon-types. What truly differentiates Hydreigon from its brethren is its Dark typing, allowing it to check common Pokemon such as Cresselia and Chandelure. Hydreigon is not without its flaws, however. While its typing does give it useful resistances, it also gives it crippling weaknesses to the common Fighting-, Ice-, and Dragon-type moves. Hydreigon also faces a large amount of competition from other special attacking Dragon-types, as its awkward base 98 Speed leaves it outsped by Salamence and Latios, as well as Genesect. Despite these setbacks, Hydreigon's versatility and power make it a great Pokemon overall.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Special Attacker
    move 1: Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
    move 2: Dark Pulse
    move 3: Fire Blast / Earth Power / Tailwind
    move 4: Protect
    item: Life Orb / Dragon Gem
    ability: Levitate
    nature: Modest / Timid
    evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Thanks to Hydreigon's amazing offensive typing and Special Attack, it can function as an amazing special attacker. Draco Meteor is Hydreigon's main STAB; with a Dragon Gem boost, it deals a significant amount of damage to anything that doesn't resist it. However, Dragon Pulse is an option if you prefer consistency, but its lower Base Power makes it an inferior option overall. Dark Pulse is Hydreigon's secondary STAB move and deals a large amount of damage to common Trick Room users such as Reuniclus, Cresselia, and Musharna. Fire Blast gets amazing coverage with Hydreigon's Dragon STAB, hitting Steel-types such as Jirachi and Metagross for a great amount of damage. Earth Power can be used over Heat Wave to hit Heatran and Tyranitar for super effective damage while still hitting Steel-types hard. If none of these coverage moves interest you, then Tailwind can be used to increase Hydreigon's Speed to amazing levels and allow it to outspeed and OHKO faster threats such as Latios, Salamence, and Garchomp. Protect is the best option in the last slot, as it allows Hydreigon to avoid damage from the foe's attacks.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>If you are using Tailwind, then an EV spread of 80 HP / 176 Spe / 252 SpA with a Modest nature is recommended to outpace Adamant Excadrill in the sand. A Modest nature is the preferred nature if you are using a Dragon Gem, as many bulky walls that have EVs to survive Timid Latios's Dragon Gem-boosted Draco Meteor will be overwhelmed by Modest Hydregon's Dragon Gem-boosted Draco Meteor. While the Dragon Gem does allow Hydreigon to break through bulky special walls, the Life Orb is the preferred item to boost the power of Hydreigon's coverage moves, giving it the power to 2HKO Cresselia with Dark Pulse and OHKO Metagross with Fire Blast. A Chople Berry can be used to survive relatively powerful Fighting-type attacks such as Terrakion's Close Combat, but the extra power from the Life Orb or Dragon Gem is usually more useful. Flamethrower or Heat Wave can be used for a more accurate alternate to Fire Blast, with the latter hitting both Pokemon on the foe's side of the field. However, the extra power that Fire Blast provides is much more useful. Focus Blast can be used to OHKO Tyranitar and Bisharp while still hitting Steel-types super effectually, but its low accuracy is a major drawback. Pokemon that can cover up Hydreigon's weaknesses are great partners. Jirachi is an amazing partner, as it can redirect the powerful Dragon- and Ice-type moves aimed at Hydreigon with Follow Me while also providing Thunder Wave support to mitigate Hydreigon's average Speed. Excadrill is a great offensive partner, as it can destroy nearly every relevant Steel-type with Earthquake, allowing Hydreigon to use Draco Meteor without risk late-game.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Hydreigon has plenty of other options to choose from thanks to its amazing movepool. Taunt is a very useful move that Hydreigon has access to, allowing it to shut down defensive Pokemon such as Amoonguss and Cresselia. A Dark Gem can also be used to boost the power of Dark Pulse, but Hydreigon's Dark STAB not only has worse coverage than its Dragon STAB, but it also has less Base Power. Surf is an option if Hydreigon is being used on a rain team, but other Dragon-types, such as Kingdra and Latios, make better users of the move. A Choice Scarf or Choice Specs can be used to increase Hydreigon's power or Speed, respectively, but these items ruin Hydreigon's main draw over other Dragon-types: its amazing coverage. U-Turn can be used in conjunction with Tailwind to bring in a more suitable Tailwind sweeper. Thunder Wave is another option Hydreigon can use, as it cripples many faster threats, such as Shaymin-S and Thundurus. Finally, Hydreigon can use Psych Up to copy the opponen't stat changes, which would remove the stat drops from Draco Meteor and Icy Wind.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Hydreigon incredible coverage and power make it very difficult to counter. Chansey and Blissey can take whatever Hydreigon throws at it and can slowly wear it down with Seismic Toss. Occa Berry Metagross paired with Tyranitar is a very good check, as the Occa Berry allows it to take one Fire Blast, and the combination of Meteor Mash and Bullet Punch will KO Hydreigon after two turns of sandstorm damage. Apart from Earth Power and Focus Blast, Heatran can take whatever Hydreigon throws at it and can 2HKO Hydreigon with Dragon Pulse. Jirachi can paralyze Hydreigon and wear it down with multiple Iron Heads, but it must watch out for Fire Blast. Apart from Focus Blast, Tyranitar isn't fazed by any of Hydreigon's attacks can and 2HKO it with Low Kick.</p>

    <p>While Hydreigon is very difficult to counter, its common weaknesses make it rather easy to check. Breloom, Conkeldur, and Mamoswine can all revenge kill Hydreigon with a super effective priority move, while Pokemon such as Latios, Terrakion, Genesect, Volcarona, and Salamence can all outspeed and OHKO Hydreigon with a super effective STAB move. Choice Scarf Kyurem-B, Cloyster, and Abomasnow can also revenge kill Hydreigon. However, many of the aforementioned Pokemon become risky checks if Hydreigon has a Tailwind boost.</p>


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    [Overview]
    • High base 125 Special Attack and amazing offensive typing
    • Amazing movepool with options such as Heat Wave, Dark Pulse and Taunt
    • Weaknesses to the common Dragon, Fighting and Ice Moves
    • Faces competition from other Dragon-types like Latios, Garchomp and Salamence

    [SET]
    name: Special Attacker
    move 1: Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
    move 2: Dark Pulse
    move 3: Heat Wave / Earth Power
    move 4: Protect / Tailwind
    item: Dragon Gem / Life Orb
    ability: Levitate
    nature: Modest / Timid
    evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]
    • Thanks to Hydreigon's amazing offensive typing and Special Attacker, it can function as an amazing Special attacker
    • Draco Meteor is your main STAB and with a Dragon Gem boost, it murders anything that doesn't resist it
    • However, Dragon Pulse can be used if you prefer consistency over power
    • Dark Pulse is your secondary STAB move and deals a large amount of damage to common Trick Room users such as Reuniclus, Cresselia and Musharna
    • Heat Wave gets amazing coverage, with Hydreigon's Dragon STAB, hitting several Steel-types such as Jirachi and Metagross for a great amount of damage
    • Earth Power can be used over Heat Wave to hit Heatran and Tyranitar for super effective damage, while still hitting Steel-types hard
    • Protect allows you to scout for super effective moves
    • However, Tailwind can be used to increase Hydreigon's average speed to incredible levels
    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    • If using Tailwind, then an EV spread of 80 HP / 176 Spe / 252 SAtk with a Modest nature is recommended to outpace Adamant Excadrill in the Sand
    • Chople Berry
    • Surf
    • U-Turn
    • Flamethrower / Fire Blast for a more powerful alternate to Heat Wave
    • Jirachi is an amazing partner, as it can redirect Powerful Dragon and Ice moves aimed at Hydreigon with Follow Me
    • Excadrill is another solid partner, as it can eliminate nearly Steel-type with Earthquake, allowing Hydreigon to freely use Draco Meteor late in the match
    [Other Options]
    • Taunt
    • Dark Gem
    • Focus Blast
    • Choice Scarf
    • Choice Specs
    [Checks and Counters]
    • Extremely hard to counter, but very easy to check thanks to its common weaknesses and average speed
    • Occa Berry Metagross can take a Heat Wave and KO the Hydra with the combination of Meteor Mash and Bullet Punch after 2 rounds of Sandstorm damage
    • Tyranitar can tank a Dragon gem boosted Draco Meteor and 2HKO in return with Low Kick
    • Latios, Garchomp and Genesect can all outspeed and OHKO Hydreigon, but they become risky checks if Hydreigon has a Tailwind boost
    • Breloom, Mamoswine and Hitmontop can revenge kill weakened Hydreigon
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    Mention U-turn under AC, Focus Blast under OO. Other than that this looks really solid, good work!

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    Choice Scarf under OO as well.
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    add specs to oo, and flamethrower/fire blast to ac

    oh yeah and take surf to oo. latios does it better (and it still sucks)
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    I'd take Superpower and EQ off of OO, physical attacking is better left to Garchomp. Other than that, it is looking very nice.
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    Made all changes and I'll get this written up as soon as possible.
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    One thing to note in the Overview as it is so far is that Salamence has Heat Wave and Tailwind, and Latios has Tailwind, so those moves don't really distinguish Hydreigon from them. I would really focus on the Dark STAB, which allows Hydreigon to hit common threats like Cresselia, and the higher SpA than Salamence.
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    This is written.
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    Well written, Magcargo 2. Here's a check:

    Overview


    I agree that Hydreigon has a better movepool than Latios, but Salamence's movepool aint shabby either. You can offer a new reason for Hydreigon's appeal over Salamence, such as less exploitable weaknesses to Ice-type moves and Rock Slides. Resistance to Sucker Punch is nice, too. Nollan also offer some good advice in post #7, too

    Mention that it's a solid check to some major threats in Doubles, such as Cresselia and Chandelure.

    Moveset

    Move Heat Wave to AC, and slash Fire Blast in the 3rd slot instead. Heat Wave without a STAB is a weak spread move, and the power loss is significant, missing on some critical KOs (such as Max HP Metagross). Hydreigon usually wants to focus all of its fire power on that one Steel-type that's hindering its way; there's usually no more than 1 target (steel-type) for its Fire move.

    I'm also iffy about slashing Tailwind with Protect - the latter move is just too clutch. I personally would sacrifice one of its coverage moves for Tailwind and pair Hydreigon with a partner that can compensate for Hydreigon's loss in offensive versatility. Unless there's major objections, I would slash Tailwind with Hydreigon's coverage moves.

    Additional Comments

    Under the AC, mention that Modest Nature is nice to allow Hydreigon to fire off more powerful Draco Meteors than Latios. Since most bulky threats are usually designed to survive Latios's Draco Meteors, they would be overwhelmed by Hydreigon's stronger draconic force.

    AC mention that although Dragon Gem is nice to dispose even the more specially defensive Hitmontop around, Life Orb may be a preferred item if the team is more concerned about nailing Cresselia hard with STAB Dark Pulse.

    Move Focus Blast from OO to AC, as it hits Tyranitar hardest, while offering super-effective coverage against other pertinent threats, such as Heatran, Ferrothorn, and Bisharp, too.

    Other Options

    Goes to OO as lucariojr mentioned

    Add U-turn, Thunder Wave, and Psych Up to OO. U-turn could pair well with Tailwind to bring in a more suitable Tailwind sweeper. Although Hydreigon prefers to mostly go on the offensive, speed control provided by Thunder Wave is noteworthy. It's hard to find the opportunity, but Psych Up can come in handy to remove the special falls from Draco Meteors or speed falls from Icy Wind.

    Checks & Counters

    Replace Heat Wave with Fire Blast, since Fire Blast is now the main fire move now. Max HP Metagross also doesn't require Occa Berry to survive a Heat Wave

    Add Jirachi and Heatran (against Hydreigon without Earth Power), too

    Hitmontop usually doesn't run Mach Punch anymore, so I'll remove it from the list. Conkeldurr is a better example
    I'd also add Volcarona and Terrakion into that list
    You may add Scarfed mons into the list (Scarf Abomasnow, Scarf Cloyster, Scarf Kyurem(-B), Scarf Rotom-F, etc).
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    I've implemented all of your suggestions.
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    You forgot to compare Dragon Gem vs Life Orb. Modest Dragon Gem Draco Meteor kills many bulky mons designed to tank Timid Dragon Gem Draco Meteor from Latios, but Life Orb offers a boost in Hydreigon's Dark Pulse and coverage move. Add that with Life Orb, Hydreigon can 2HKO Cresselia w/o Sitrus Berry and OHKO max HP Metagross w/o Occa Bery with Dark Pulse and Fire Blast, respectively

    Remove "gimmicky" from Psych Up's description.

    Break the Checks & Counters into 2 paragraphs - one paragraph that mentions tanks that can survive a hit from Hydreigon and a second para that identifies the fast checks.

    You haven't added Volcarona & Terrakion yet - place them in the 2nd paragraph
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    My apologies. Now I have added everything required.
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    [Overview]

    <p>With a monstrous base 125 Special Attack, as well as an amazing offensive typing to go along with it, Hydreigon is a force to be reckoned with in Doubles. While Hydreigon may might appear to be outclassed by other special attacking Dragon-types such as Latios and Salamence, it has several perks to differentiate itself. Hydreigon has an excellent movepool, with moves such as Fire Blast, Earth Power, and Dark Pulse, (AC) and lacks a weakness to both Rock Slide and Sucker Punch, which plague the other two Dragon-types. What truly differentiates Hydreigon from its brethren is its Dark typing, allowing it to check common Pokemon such as Cresselia and Chandelure. Hydreigon is not without its flaws, however. While its typing does give it useful resistances, it also gives it crippling weaknesses to the common Fighting-, Ice-, and Dragon-moves. Hydreigon also faces a large amount of competition from other special attacking Dragon-types such as Salamence and Latios and its awkward base 98 Speed leaves it outsped by the aforementioned Dragon-types and Genesect. Despite these setbacks, Hydreigon's versatility and power make it a great Pokemon overall.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Special Attacker
    move 1: Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
    move 2: Dark Pulse
    move 3: Fire Blast / Earth Power / Tailwind
    move 4: Protect
    item: Life Orb / Dragon Gem
    ability: Levitate
    nature: Modest / Timid
    evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Thanks to Hydreigon's amazing offensive typing and Special Attack, it can function as an amazing special attacker. Draco Meteor is Hydreigon's main STAB, (AC) and with a Dragon Gem boost, (RC) it OHKOes anything that doesn't resist it Even Blissey? Ensure this is legitimate. However, Dragon Pulse is an option if you prefer consistency, but its lower Base Power makes it an inferior option overall. Dark Pulse is Hydreigon's secondary STAB move and deals a large amount of damage to common Trick Room users such as Reuniclus, Cresselia, (AC) and Musharna. Fire Blast gets amazing coverage with Hydreigon's Dragon STAB, hitting Steel-types such as Jirachi and Metagross for a great amount of damage. Earth Power can be used over Heat Wave to hit Heatran and Tyranitar for super effective damage, (RC) while still hitting Steel-types hard. If none of these coverage moves interest you, then Tailwind can be used to increase Hydreigon's Speed to amazing levels and allow it to outspeed and OHKO faster threats such as Latios, Salamence, (AC) and Garchomp. Protect is the best option in the last slot, as it allows Hydreigon to avoid damage from the foe's attacks.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>If using Tailwind, then an EV spread of 80 HP / 176 Spe / 252 SAtk with a Modest nature is recommended to outpace Adamant Excadrill in the Sand. A Modest nature is the preferred nature if using a Dragon Gem, (AC) as many bulky walls EVed to survive Timid Latios's Dragon Gem-boosted Draco Meteor will be overwhelmed by Modest Hydregon's Dragon Gem-boosted Draco Meteor. While the Dragon Gem does allow Hydreigon to break through bulky special walls, the Life Orb is the preferred item to boost the power of Hydreigon's coverage moves, giving it the power to 2HKO Cresselia with Dark Pulse and OHKO Metagross with Fire Blast. A Chople Berry may be used to take relatively powerful Fighting-type moves such as Terrakion's Close Combat, but the extra power from the Life Orb or Dragon Gem is usually more useful. Flamethrower or Heat Wave can be used for a more accurate alternate to Fire Blast, with the latter hitting both Pokemon on the foe's side of the field. However, the extra power than Fire Blast provides is much more useful. Focus Blast can be used to OHKO Tyranitar and Bisharp, (RC) while still hitting Steel-types super effectually, (AC) but its low accuracy is a major drawback. Pokemon that can cover up Hydreigon's weaknesses are great partners. Jirachi is an amazing partner, as it can redirect the powerful Dragon- and Ice-type moves aimed at Hydreigon with Follow Me, (RC) while also providing Thunder Wave support to mitigate Hydreigon's average Speed. Excadrill is a great an amazing offensive partner, as it can destroy nearly every relevant Steel-type with Earthquake, allowing Hydreigon to use Draco meteor without risk late-game.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Hydreigon has plenty of other options to choose from thanks to its amazing movepool. Taunt is a very useful move that Hydreigon has access to, allowing it to shut down defensive Pokemon such as Amoongus and Cresselia. A Dark Gem can also be used to boost the power of Dark Pulse, but Hydreigon's Dark STAB not only has worse coverage than its Dragon STAB, but also has less Base Power. Surf is an option if Hydreigon is being used on a Rain team, but other Dragon-types, such as Kingdra and Latios, (AC) make better users of the move. A Choice Scarf or Choice Specs can be used to increase Hydreigon's power or Speed respectively, but these items ruin Hydreigon's main draw over other Dragon-types: its amazing coverage. U-Turn can be used in conjunction with Tailwind to bring in a more suitable Tailwind sweeper. Thunder Wave is another option Hydreigon can use, as it cripples many faster threats, such as Shaymin-S and Thundurus-I. Finally, Hydreigon can use Psych Up to remove the stat drops from Draco Meteor and Icy Wind.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Hydreigon's incredible coverage and power make it very difficult to counter. Chansey and Blissey can take whatever Hydreigon throws at it and can slowly wear it down with Seismic Toss. Occa Berry Metagross paired with Tyranitar is a very good check, as the Occa Berry allows it to take one Fire Blast and the combination of Meteor Mash and Bullet Punch will KO Hydreigon the hydra after two rounds of Sandstorm damage. Apart from Earth Power and Focus Blast, Heatran can take whatever Hydreigon throws at it and can 2HKO it with Dragon Pulse. Jirachi can paralyze Hydreigon and wear it down with multiple Iron Heads, but it must watch out for Fire Blast. Apart from Focus Blast, Tyranitar can take whatever Hydreigon throws at it and 2HKOes in return with Low Kick.</p>

    <p>While Hydreigon is very difficult to counter, its common weaknesses make it rather easy to check. Breloom, Conkeldur, and Mamoswine can all revenge kill Hydreigon with a super effective priority move, while Pokemon such as Latios, Terrakion, Genesect, Volcarona, and Salamence can all outspeed and OHKO Hydreigon with a super effective STAB move. Choice Scarf Kyurem-B, Cloyster, (AC) and Abomnasnow can also revenge kill Hydreigon. However, many of the aforementioned Pokemon become risky checks if Hydreigon has a Tailwind boost.</p>


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    [Overview]

    <p>With a monstrous base 125 Special Attack, as well as an amazing offensive typing to go along with it, Hydreigon is a force to be reckoned with in Doubles. While Hydreigon might appear to be outclassed by other special attacking Dragon-types such as Latios and Salamence, it has several perks to differentiate itself. Hydreigon has an excellent movepool, (RC) with moves such as Fire Blast, Earth Power, and Dark Pulse, and it lacks a weakness to both Rock Slide and Sucker Punch, which plague the other two Dragon-types. What truly differentiates Hydreigon from its brethren is its Dark typing, allowing it to check common Pokemon such as Cresselia and Chandelure. Hydreigon is not without its flaws, however. While its typing does give it useful resistances, it also gives it crippling weaknesses to the common Fighting-, Ice-, and Dragon-type moves. Hydreigon also faces a large amount of competition from other special attacking Dragon-types, (AC) as such as Salamence and Latios and its awkward base 98 Speed leaves it outsped by the aforementioned Dragon-types Salamence and Latios, as well as and Genesect. Despite these setbacks, Hydreigon's versatility and power make it a great Pokemon overall.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Special Attacker
    move 1: Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
    move 2: Dark Pulse
    move 3: Fire Blast / Earth Power / Tailwind
    move 4: Protect
    item: Life Orb / Dragon Gem
    ability: Levitate
    nature: Modest / Timid
    evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Thanks to Hydreigon's amazing offensive typing and Special Attack, it can function as an amazing special attacker. Draco Meteor is Hydreigon's main STAB; and with a Dragon Gem boost, (AC) it deals a significant amount of damage to anything that doesn't resist it. However, Dragon Pulse is an option if you prefer consistency, but its lower Base Power makes it an inferior option overall. Dark Pulse is Hydreigon's secondary STAB move and deals a large amount of damage to common Trick Room users such as Reuniclus, Cresselia, and Musharna. Fire Blast gets amazing coverage with Hydreigon's Dragon STAB, hitting Steel-types such as Jirachi and Metagross for a great amount of damage. Earth Power can be used over Heat Wave to hit Heatran and Tyranitar for super effective damage while still hitting Steel-types hard. If none of these coverage moves interest you, then Tailwind can be used to increase Hydreigon's Speed to amazing levels and allow it to outspeed and OHKO faster threats such as Latios, Salamence, and Garchomp. Protect is the best option in the last slot, as it allows Hydreigon to avoid damage from the foe's attacks.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>If you are using Tailwind, then an EV spread of 80 HP / 176 Spe / 252 SAtk SpA with a Modest nature is recommended to outpace Adamant Excadrill in the Ssand. A Modest nature is the preferred nature if you are using a Dragon Gem, as many bulky walls EVed that have EVs to survive Timid Latios's Dragon Gem-boosted Draco Meteor will be overwhelmed by Modest Hydregon's Dragon Gem-boosted Draco Meteor. While the Dragon Gem does allow Hydreigon to break through bulky special walls, the Life Orb is the preferred item to boost the power of Hydreigon's coverage moves, giving it the power to 2HKO Cresselia with Dark Pulse and OHKO Metagross with Fire Blast. A Chople Berry may can be used to take survive relatively powerful Fighting-type moves attacks such as Terrakion's Close Combat, but the extra power from the Life Orb or Dragon Gem is usually more useful. Flamethrower or Heat Wave can be used for a more accurate alternate to Fire Blast, with the latter hitting both Pokemon on the foe's side of the field. However, the extra power thatn Fire Blast provides is much more useful. Focus Blast can be used to OHKO Tyranitar and Bisharp while still hitting Steel-types super effectually, but its low accuracy is a major drawback. Pokemon that can cover up Hydreigon's weaknesses are great partners. Jirachi is an amazing partner, as it can redirect the powerful Dragon- and Ice-type moves aimed at Hydreigon with Follow Me while also providing Thunder Wave support to mitigate Hydreigon's average Speed. Excadrill is a great offensive partner, as it can destroy nearly every relevant Steel-type with Earthquake, allowing Hydreigon to use Draco Meteor without risk late-game.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Hydreigon has plenty of other options to choose from thanks to its amazing movepool. Taunt is a very useful move that Hydreigon has access to, allowing it to shut down defensive Pokemon such as Amoongus Amoonguss and Cresselia. A Dark Gem can also be used to boost the power of Dark Pulse, but Hydreigon's Dark STAB not only has worse coverage than its Dragon STAB, but it also has less Base Power. Surf is an option if Hydreigon is being used on a Rrain team, but other Dragon-types, such as Kingdra and Latios, make better users of the move. A Choice Scarf or Choice Specs can be used to increase Hydreigon's power or Speed, (AC) respectively, but these items ruin Hydreigon's main draw over other Dragon-types: its amazing coverage. U-Turn can be used in conjunction with Tailwind to bring in a more suitable Tailwind sweeper. Thunder Wave is another option Hydreigon can use, as it cripples many faster threats, such as Shaymin-S and Thundurus-I.(The base forme of a Pokemon shouldn't be hyphenated.) Finally, Hydreigon can use Psych Up to copy the opponen't stat changes, which would remove the stat drops from Draco Meteor and Icy Wind.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Hydreigon incredible coverage and power make it very difficult to counter. Chansey and Blissey can take whatever Hydreigon throws at it and can slowly wear it down with Seismic Toss. Occa Berry Metagross paired with Tyranitar is a very good check, as the Occa Berry allows it to take one Fire Blast, (AC) and the combination of Meteor Mash and Bullet Punch will KO Hydreigon after two rounds turns of Ssandstorm damage. Apart from Earth Power and Focus Blast, Heatran can take whatever Hydreigon throws at it and can 2HKO it Hydreigon with Dragon Pulse. Jirachi can paralyze Hydreigon and wear it down with multiple Iron Heads, but it must watch out for Fire Blast. Apart from Focus Blast, Tyranitar can take whatever Hydreigon throws at it isn't fazed by any of Hydreigon's attacks and can 2HKO in return it with Low Kick.</p>(That phrase you used was just getting really repetitive; shake it up a bit!)

    <p>While Hydreigon is very difficult to counter, its common weaknesses make it rather easy to check. Breloom, Conkeldur, and Mamoswine can all revenge kill Hydreigon with a super effective priority move, while Pokemon such as Latios, Terrakion, Genesect, Volcarona, and Salamence can all outspeed and OHKO Hydreigon with a super effective STAB move. Choice Scarf Kyurem-B, Cloyster, and Abomnasnow Abomasnow can also revenge kill Hydreigon. However, many of the aforementioned Pokemon become risky checks if Hydreigon has a Tailwind boost.</p>


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    Thanks. I've implemented your GP check.
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