Hydreigon 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. Take a look below for 27 amazing and awesome facts about Hydreigon.
1. Hydreigon is a three headed, draconic Pokemon with six thin, black wings that each end in two points on its back.
2. It has a fuchsia-colored collar on its neck which surrounds its head.
3. The main head is dark blue and has black eyes with fuchsia pupils.
4. Its 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.
5. Its abdomen has two fuchsia stripes and its feet appear atrophied, having no claws or defined soles and two or three small toes.
6. Its tail also sports a fuchsia stripe and ends with a black tuft.
7. Hydreigon is a violent, destructive Pokémon.
8. It will attack anything that moves, determining it a foe.
9. Its heads can consume anything.
10. Many stories describe Hydreigon destroying entire villages.
11. Despite its three heads, it is a singular entity, unlike its pre-evolution Zweilous; its secondary heads lack brains, and do not move or think of their own accord.
12. Of all the Pokémon that evolve by leveling up, Hydreigon evolves from its pre-evolved form later than any other Pokémon, at level 64.
13. 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.
14. Although Yamata no Orochi typically has eight heads in mythology, Hydreigon was designed with fewer heads to appear less confusing.
15. Hydreigon shares its category with Sharpedo. They are both known as the Brutal Pokémon.
16. Hydreigon is the only pseudo-legendary Pokémon to have Dragon as its secondary type rather than its primary type.
17. Hydreigon has the highest base Special Attack stat of all pseudo-legendary Pokémon.
18. Hydreigon is the only pseudo-legendary Pokémon without a Hidden Ability, and the only pseudo-legendary with a single Ability.
19. 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.
20. The markings on its body are based on tank treads, referencing its destructive nature.
21. 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.
22. 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.
23. Hydreigon made its main series debut in Iris and the Rogue Dragonite!. It was seen battling a wild Dragonite and injured it in the process.
24. A Hydreigon appeared in A Village Homecoming!, under the ownership of Shannon, having 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!.
25. A Hydreigon appeared in Strong Strategy Steals the Show! and Cameron’s Secret Weapon!, under the ownership of Cameron. Hydreigon proved powerful in its battle against Ash, managing to defeat Boldore and Oshawott before losing to Pignite. Cameron later used Hydreigon during his match against Virgil in A Unova League Evolution!, where it was shown on the scoreboard as being defeated.
26. A Trainer’s Hydreigon appeared in A Relay in the Sky!, where it was seen competing in the Pokémon Sky Relay. It was in a team also consisting of Masquerain and Butterfree.
27. A Trainer’s Hydreigon appeared in a flashback in Valuable Experience for All!, where it was seen being defeated by Remo’s Mega Garchomp in the Lumiose Conference.