Dragonspiral Descent: Druddigon makes its Pokémon GO debut!

Hey Trainers,

Druddigon will be a Dragon type T3 raid boss introduced during the Dragonspiral Descent event. For the first time in ages, it can also be shiny right from the get-go.

Druddigon

Druddigon is a T3 raid boss, so be sure you’re well prepared if you’re facing it alone. It has some powerful and fast moves, so watch out.

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It’s a Dragon type, so it’s weak to Fairy, Ice and it’s own type Dragon. It’s resistant to Electric, Water, Fire, and Grass.

Top Counters

Shadows won’t be listed due to their cost and exclusivity, and Megas will be listed separately due to their unique mechanic of only being able to use one with a general boost to other raiders’ Pokémon. If you have any of the listed Pokémon as powered up shadows with a move besides Frustration, it’ll outpace it’s regular form.

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Dialga Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 120.25s 2.33
2. Rayquaza Dragon Tail Outrage 112.12s 3.83
3. Salamence Dragon Tail Outrage 112.88s 3.83
4. Palkia Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 116.55s 3.50
5. Garchomp Dragon Tail Outrage 119.10s 3.17
6. Dragonite Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 117.87s 3.67
7. Zekrom Dragon Breath Outrage 119.12s 3.50
8. Haxorus Dragon Tail Dragon Claw 116.09s 4.33
9. Reshiram Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 123.37s 3.67
10. Darmanitan (Galarian Standard) Ice Fang Avalanche 120.70s 4.33
11. Zacian Snarl Play Rough 144.04s 1.33
12. Zacian (Hero) Snarl Play Rough 142.66s 1.67
13. Togekiss Charm Dazzling Gleam 144.52s 2.17
14. Mamoswine Powder Snow Avalanche 132.39s 3.83
15. Hydreigon Dragon Breath Dragon Pulse 135.59s 3.83
16. Latios Dragon Breath Dragon Claw 127.13s 4.67
17. Kyurem Dragon Breath Blizzard 132.71s 4.17
18. Weavile Ice Shard Avalanche 135.10s 4.00
19. Gardevoir Charm Dazzling Gleam 139.58s 3.33
20. Glaceon Frost Breath Avalanche 136.12s 4.17

Megas

Here’s a list of the top Megas to use against Druddigon. They all outpace regular Pokemon, so if you have the energy, it’s a fine idea to use one of these.

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Charizard (Mega X) Dragon Breath Dragon Claw 96.94s 3.00
2. Abomasnow (Mega) Powder Snow Weather Ball 106.14s 2.67
3. Altaria (Mega) Dragon Breath Dazzling Gleam 111.75s 2.33
4. Gengar (Mega) Lick Shadow Ball 106.87s 3.00
5. Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Dragon Pulse 109.93s 3.00

Stats and Catch CP

Druddigon Dragon
Max CP at Level 40 2732 | Max CP at Level 50 3088
ATK 203
DEF 170
HP 184
Weak to Strong Against
Ice Fairy Dragon Water Fire Grass Electric

 

Druddigon is boosted by Windy weather.

  • CP range on catch (L20): 1487 – 1561
  • Weather Boosted CP range on catch (L25): 1859 – 1951

Moveset

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Dragon Tail Dragon
  • Bite Dark
  • Dragon Claw Dragon
  • Night Slash Dark
  • Hyper Beam Normal

Druddigon has terrifying moves as a raid boss, with Dragon Tail melting anything that doesn’t resist it, and Dragon Claw or Night Slash being spammy. Be mindful, and despite them being the stronger counters, Dragons might not be the best play if it’s running a tail/claw combo, exception being Dialga.

Conclusion

Druddigon may have its shiny coming out right out the gate, but it can also cause a good splash in PvP, with high power from Dragon Tail, and some quick charged attacks from Dragon Claw and Night Slash, though Hyper Beam can be funny if you manage to land it. It’s comparable to the spice pick Fraxure, though moderately bulkier and without Aqua Tail. I’m not here to give a meta analysis, so read our meta article on it.

Stay safe, trainers!

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