OU Hydreigon [OU]

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Hydreigon @ Darkinium Z
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 244 SpA / 32 SpD / 232 Spe
Timid / Modest Nature
- Dark Pulse
- Earth Power
- Flash Cannon
- Roost

One of Unova's most feared monsters is also feared in OU. Hydreigon packs quite a punch between Black Hole Eclipse and the fact that most Dark-type resistances are hit by its coverage. However, the main source of its viability is being an offensive check to Heatran. Heatran's dominance and capability to overcome most defensive checks give offensive checks with reliable recovery, like Mega Alakazam, Mega Latios, and, of course, Hydreigon, a strong niche. That being said, Hydreigon's firepower isn’t all that impressive, letting most specially defensive walls neutral to Dark Pulse take it on pretty well, like Toxapex, Gastrodon, and Mega Venusaur. Thus, partners that can put up hazards to wear them down are great choices, such as Heatran, Ferrothorn, and Greninja. Likewise, strong breakers such as Mega Medicham and Serperior can help tear through the aforementioned walls.

This replay between Kory2600 and Mob Barley displays Hydreigon's effectiveness:
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7ou-784516393
 
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Hydreigon packs quite a punch between Black Hole Eclipse and the lack of reliable Dark resistances in the OU tier to establish itself as a considerable threat.
We definitely have a good amount of Dark resists in the tier such as Clefable, Tapu Bulu, Tapu Koko etc. I'd mention it's solid coverage here that covers most Dark resists well, which makes it (kinda) hard to switch into.

The rest looks fine, 1/1.
 

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Hydreigon @ Darkinium Z
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 244 SpA / 32 SpD / 232 Spe
Timid / Modest Nature
- Dark Pulse
- Earth Power
- Flash Cannon
- Roost

One of Unova's most feared monsters is also feared in OU. Hydreigon packs quite a punch between Black Hole Eclipse and the fact that most Dark-type resistances are hit by its coverage. However, the main source of its viability is being an offensive check to Heatran. (comma to period. you could also use a semicolon or colon here to emphasize the connection between ideas more) this phenomenon happens thanks to Heatean's Heatran's dominance and capability to overcome most defensive checks, thus giving give offensive checks with reliable recovery, like Mega Alakazam, Mega Latios, and, of course, Hydreigon, a strong niche. (the original sentence essentially said "It is viable because it is an offensive check to Heatran because Heatran's dominance makes offensive checks viable", so I think it's less repetitive to separate the parts) That being said, (comma) Hydreigon's firepower isn’t all that impressive, letting most specially defensive walls neutral to Dark Pulse take on it take it on pretty well, like Toxapex, Gastrodon, and Mega Venusaur stand out (this structure is confusing because you're using "like" both to give examples and to introduce a new independent clause. if you want to keep the "like", you can delete "stand out as roadblocks to it" and start a new sentence with "Thus". alternatively, you can change "pretty well, like Toxapex" to "pretty well. The likes of Toxapex" or something along those lines) as roadblocks to it, thus, (replace "thus" with "so" and remove the comma after it, keep the comma and change the comma before "thus" to a semicolon, or keep the comma and start a new sentence with "thus") partners that can put up hazards to wear them down are great choices, examples include Heatran, Ferrothorn, and Greninja. (this is an independent clause, so you can't insert it after just a comma. you could replace the comma with a semicolon if you didn't use a semicolon earlier, start a new sentence here, or change "examples include" to something that isn't a subject-verb combination, like "including" or "such as") Likewise, (comma) strong breakers such as Mega Medicham and Serperior can help tear through the aforementioned walls.

This replay between Kory2600 and Mob Barley displays Hydreigon's effectiveness:
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7ou-784516393

(sorry for how many comments there are! there are a few errors whose fixes are up to you here, so please let me know if you have questions :) )
 
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