Trapinch, Vibrava and Flygon in Pokemon GO

Trapinch, Vibrava and Flygon in Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO Flygon (Max CP 2458) is one of the most anticipated Gen III Pokemon, mostly due to excellent design and typing.

The Flygon family line starts with Trapinch, a pure ground type, that gains dual ground dragon typing upon evolving into a Vibrava, a first of its kind to have this particual typing.

Flygon hovers on the edge if high ranks with strong ATK (205), but average DEF (168) and STA (160) – the verdict on its performance is solely up to its move selection.

Where to find Trapinch, Vibrava and Flygon in Pokemon GO?

Desert and rough terrain biomes.

Trapinch, Vibrava and Flygon stats in Pokemon GO
ID Sprite Pokémon ATK DEF HP MAX CP
322 Trapinch
ground
162 78 90 1092
329 Vibrava
ground dragon
134 99 100 1065
330 Flygon
ground dragon
205 168 160 2458

Flygon in the Pokémon GO meta

Although Flygon is a very popular Pokemon in the core games, it’s not really clear where it will land in the Pokemon GO meta. On one hand, it’s typing is surely interesting, but he still gets annihilated by ice moves and that Ground dual typing does absolutely nothing to cover for Dragon weaknesses.

Moving on, Flygon’s stat distribution is a mess: not enough ATK, really low DEF and a resulting low Combat Power score leave a lot to be desired. If it had a stronger ATK, we would treat it as a dragon typed Scizor-ish glass cannon.

Currently, we have no idea if Flygon will be of any use, especially with the availability of Legendaries like Articuno.

Pokémon GO Flygon Moves

We expect the following moves to be a part of Flygon move pool:

  • Dragon Breath dragon
  • Dragon Pulse dragon
  • Outrage dragon
  • Earthquake ground
  • Fire Blast fire
  • Hyper Beam normal

In addition, we expect that at least some of these moves will be added to Pokemon GO and eventually appear in the Flygon move pool:

  • Draco Meteor dragon
  • Dragon Rush dragon
  • Earth Power ground
  • Giga Impact normal
  • Uproar normal
  • Boomburst normal

Shiny Trapinch, Vibrava and Flygon in Pokemon GO

A normal Trapinch is orange in color with a white underside. A normal Vibrava has a yellow body and yellow antennae. It has green eyes, and black legs. It has four, green, rhombus shaped wings, with black edges. A normal Flygon is light green in color through most of its body. It has a green antennae, and red eyes. Its wings are also light green in color with black edges, and its tail is striped with dark green and light green with three rhombus shaped structures at the tip of its tails that resembles a tiny version of its wings.

A shiny Trapinch is gray in color with a red underside. A shiny Vibrava has a yellow body and yellow antennae. It has yellow eyes, and black legs. It has four, orange, rhombus shaped wings, with black edges. A shiny Flygon is green in color through most of its body. It has a blue antennae, and yellow-orange eyes. Its wings are also green in color with orange edges, and its tail is striped with green and blue with three rhombus shaped structures at the tip of its tails that resembles a tiny version of its wings.

Shiny Trapinch, Vibrava and Flygon
Trapinch Vibrava Flygon
Normal
Shiny

In the anime

Trapinch made its television debut on the 380th episode of the Pokémon series (Advanced Generation: Episode 106) titled, “Beg, Burrow and Steal”. Flygon made its television debut on the 334th episode of the Pokémon series (Advanced Generation: Episode 60) titled, “Delcatty Got Your Tongue”.

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