This week, we have one of the best Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon ever.
Hydreigon, everybody's favourite three headed EVIL Dragon and my favourite Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon.
Levitate: Damage dealing Ground-type moves have no effect on this Pokémon. Cannot be trapped by Arena Trap ability. Takes no damage from Spikes.
EVIL Hydreigon's best (and only) Ability. It allows the EVIL Dragon to have one of the highest entry hazard resistances among all Pokémon.
High stats in Attack (105), Special Attack (125) and Speed (98)
Decent defensive stats (92/90/90)
A super nice movepool either physical, special, mixed, anything you want, EVIL Hydreigon learns moves from 16 of the 17 types, doesn't learn Grass-type moves.
EVIL, lots of EVIL, tons of Pseudo-Legendary EVIL, Hydreigon even has an EVIL typing (Dark/Dragon)
It's a three headed Dragon (it was one of my dreams, seeing a Dragon with 3 heads in Pokémon)
It's unique typing (and Ability) gives EVIL Hydreigon some resistances and immunities, resisting the four basic types Dragons usually resist (Electric, Fire, Grass and Water), two to Dark and Ghost and two immunities (to the ever common Ground and another to Psychic)
Has one of the highest entry hazard resistance among the entire metagame, being immune to all forms of Spikes and taking only neutral damage to Stealth Rock (Flygon is better since it takes minimal damage from SR).
Four weaknesses: two very common among Dragon-types (Dragon and Ice), another common to the ever present Fighting and an odd one to Bug-types (a Dragon-type being afraid of Bugs is a rare vision).
The hardest Pokémon to train ever, you need to level up to Level 64 to obtain the EVIL Hydreigon.
The best user of Illegal Evolution Poké-Wheaties, used by Unova Spatial Princess Dragon Champion Iris and Ghetsis (and the freaking bastard used that TWICE).
Weak to Ice Shard, Mach Punch and Vacuum Wave.
Ein, Zwei, Drei
EVs: 252 Sp Atk/252 Spd/4 Sp Def
A basic Roost set, where Roost heals the Life Orb recoil (and other kinds of damage) the EVIL Hydreigon will suffer.
Dark and Dragon Pulse are your STABS of choice, while Flamethrower goes well with Dragon Pulse in terms of coverage (however Flash Fire Heatran will wall this).
The EVIL Dark Dragon
@Choice Band/Choice Specs/Leftovers/Life Orb/Wise Glasses
EVs: 252 Sp Atk/252 Spd/4 Sp Def
The same set as Roosting EVIL Dragon except we have Earth Power instead of Roost and a different hold item.
Even with Earth Power, Flash Fire Heatran with Air Balloon will wall this as long as no damage is taken.
About items, you can chosse one of the following list:
Choice Band/Specs: Forces EVIL Hydreigon into using only one move with a 50% boost in Speed (Band) or in Special Attack (Specs)
Leftovers: Lefties restores EVIL Hydreigon's HP over time, adding some defensive power.
Life Orb: Boosts EVIL Hydreigon's attacking moves by 30% at the cost of 10% max HP as recoil damage.
Wise Glasses: Adds 10% to EVIL Hydreigon's attacking moves.
Physical, physical, I want an EVIL Physical Dragon!
@Choice Band/Choice Scarf/Leftovers/Persim Berry
EVs: 252 Atk/252 Spd/4 Sp Def
Stone Edge/Rock Slide
EVIL Hydreigon's high Attack stat allows him to use a Physical set.
Crunch is your Dark-type STAB of choice with the occasional Defense drop putting your opponents afraid of a Dragon Rush/Outrage.
About your Dragon STAB, Dragon Rush has a high chance of Flinching (I love flinching opponents, you know) but has shaky accuracy, while Outrage has Outrageous power, however it locks EVIL Hydreigon into using that move 2-3 times in a row and then confuse you.
Earthquake and SE/RS gives you the infamous Quake Edge combo.
About items, Choice items lock you into using the same move (Outrage, anyone?) until you switch out, Leftovers restores HP over time, while Persim Berry removes confusion after the Outrage spam.
Prediction for next week:
That way, we can have another voting PoTW Special week.
PS: Don't mind if I added too much EVIL to this post!