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How to get Hydreigon in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Published: 28/Aug/2020 1:23

by Brent Koepp


One of the rarest Pokemon in Sword & Shield is the Gen V character Hydreigon. The three-headed Flying Dragon is extremely hard to find. Here is everything you need to know about capturing this epic ‘mon.

The Pokemon franchise was ushered into its eighth generation with the debut of Sword & Shield in 2019. The Nintendo Switch title introduced players to the Galar region for the very first time.


Despite the game releasing last year, some Trainers are still trying to complete their Pokedex. Here is the easiest way to capture the incredibly rare Hydreigon.

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The three-headed dragon is hard to find in Sword & Shield.

How to get Hydreigon in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Hydreigon was first introduced in the fifth generation title Black & White in 2011. According to its Pokedex entry, the monster has been known to have “destroyed” villages and will “bite anything that moves.”


The scary looking three-headed Dragon is extremely powerful, and is also pretty rare. So much so that his spawn rates are insanely low, and he can only be found in Sword – so Shield owners will have to trade.

Those still left scratching their heads on where to find the beast are in luck. Here is everything you need to know about finding the Dark/Dragon-type. Below are the easiest steps to obtaining it. You first need to obtain the water upgrade on your Rotom bike, which you only get after visiting Route 9.

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The easiest way to get Hydreigon is to find his second evolution Zweilous at the Lake of Outrage.

The steps on easily capturing Hydreigon in Sword & Shield

  • Step 1: Go into System settings on Switch. Then scroll down to System and click Date & Time. Turn Synchronize Clock via Internet off. Change your date to April 1, 2020.
  • Step 2: Boot up your game, and fly to Hammerlocke Hills. Head to the Lake of Outrage on your map. You will need to cross the lake of water, and upon arrival it should be sandstorm weather due to the date change.
  • Step 3: Ride your bike around, and look for a wild Zweilous in the overworld. If you don’t see him, ride out of the area and ride back in to respawn all the Pokemon in the overworld. Keep repeating this until you see the two-headed creature. He only has a 2% spawn rate, so it might take a while.
  • Step 4: After capturing Zweilous (we recommend you have a Pokemon with False Swipe, and use an Ultra Ball or stronger), you then need to level up your character to level 64 which will evolve it to Hydreigon. 
Hydreigon in the wild pokemon sword shield
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Look for the two-headed dragon in the Lake of Outrage overworld during a sandstorm.

We found the easiest and quickest way to obtain the rare ‘mon, is to get its second evolution and then evolve it. Because the three-headed final form of the Dragon-type does not actually spawn anywhere in the world. 


However, you can also encounter the Dark-type in a Max Raid battle. Hydreigon can spawn in the Lake West Axwell den, as well as several other places. Whichever route you go, prepare to spend some time walking around before you finally catch the creature.

Raid Den locations

  • Bridge Field
  • Dusty Bowl
  • Giant’s Mirror
  • Stony Wilderness
  • West Lake Axwell
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The Pokemon can also be found in Max Raid battles.

Sadly Shield owns will have to find another player to trade with, as Hydreigon is exclusive to the Sword edition. However, forums like Reddit will often have Trainers willing to help out.

Despite releasing at the end of 2019,  the Gen VIII title is already the third best-selling game in the entire series. Proof that the Nintendo RPG has never been more popular. 


Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Go November Community Day is still a good month away, but that hasn’t stopped trainers speculating as to what the headliner could be.

November is of course the penultimate Pokemon Go Community Day of the year. It is also the last one in which Pokemon fans will try to predict the headliner.


That is because the December CD is traditionally a mega Community Day of sorts. It brings the previous headliners from that year and makes them all available in one event.

Presumably, it will be the same for 2020. It is a day in which Pokemon Go trainers of all levels do their best to make sure they don’t miss out on!


Before we get there though, we still need to find out what the 10th headliner of 2020 will be. That isn’t a typo, as there will only be 11 in total this year because March’s CD was canceled due to the global health crisis – you may have heard about it.

No vote for November?

Niantic have made it a habit of letting us decide which Pokemon headline Community Days in 2020. In fact, 5 of the 10 from 2020 have been decided via vote.

The latest two votes however, have decided the following two Community Days. With October already in place with Charmander, there is only November to decide.


While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.


So, if it isn’t to be decided by us, who are the contenders. The one that first comes to mind is Snivy.

Ever since Piplup headlined in January, we haven’t had another starter, at least a new one. At the time it was expected Snivy would be the featured ‘mon for March, which would have been in line with Niantic’s pattern of alternating between starter and non-starters.


Snivy may have been delayed because the Pokemon Go developers realized they were running out of starter ‘mons to use. Of the released Pokemon in the mobile game, it is only the Gen 5 starters that haven’t headlined, although Gen 6’s introduction is expected soon. So, 10 months on from the last one, it could be time for the Unova grass-type starter.

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Snivy would seemingly be the leading contender for the November CD…

Deino or Gible?

Deino and Gible are two of the more popular Pokemon in the entire franchise and have been rumored as headliners. Unfortunately, that is why either of them making an appearance may be wishful thinking.


Both are super rare spawns and putting them as a featured Pokemon for a Community Day would certainly take away from their current allure. Besides, Niantic likely knows they can rely on them to boost other events, even if they do remain rare spawn rates.

Hopefully, they will headline a Community Day at some point in the future but 2020 seems unlikely at best.

Other contenders

The other most likely candidates for November are Exeggcute and Starly. Both were previously revealed to be included in another vote which never materialized.

Bulbasaur and Magikarp were also in there but the latter has already headlined in 2020, and Bulbasaur seems an unlikely option outside of a vote.

The Pokemon Go CD will likely take place in the second half of November. The 22nd seems the most likely day as this would keep distance between the previous one and adhere to alternating Saturday and Sundays.