Trapinch, Vibrava and Flygon in Pokemon GO

Trapinch, Vibrava and Flygon in Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO Flygon (Max CP 2458) is one of the strongest additions in Generation III, mostly due to its potential to counter Electric types and good weather and move coverage.

Flygon can be built into two ways:

  • double Ground moves for excellent Electric counter operations
  • anything with Dragon Claw Dragon (3 bar) for multiple viable matchups

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 typing.

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
328 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

Flygon has an unique advantage over existing popular Dragon types — it trades their traditional dual Flying for Ground typing, leaving only a few counter vulnerabilities.

Unlike Kingdra, Flygon is actually a reasonably powerful addition to the game, especially with Dragon Claw, a magically useful 3 bar Dragon type move. Immunity to Electric type and no increased damage from Rock makes it a very powerful addition.

Flygon best moves and movesets in Pokémon GO

Best moveset: Dragon Tail / Dragon Claw or Mud Shot / Earthquake

Flygon has access to the following moves:

  • Dragon Tail Dragon
  • Mud Shot Ground
  • Dragon Claw Dragon (3 bar)
  • Earthquake Ground (1 bar)
  • Stone Edge Rock (1 bar)

With two strong, STAB powered, quick moves, Flygon quickly becomes a dominant force in the budget Rock and Electric counter category. We can’t decide between Mud Shot and Dragon Tail, as both are viable and good moves.

Charged moves are a similar story: use either Dragon Claw or Earthquake and avoid Stone Edge (better users are already available), focus on picking the correct moveset for whatever you’re missing in your current line up.

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”.