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This is a strategy guide for using Flygon in competitive play for the games Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for tips on the best Nature, EV spreads, Movesets, and Held Items to use with Flygon, as well as its strengths and weak points.

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Basic Information for Flygon

Types and Abilities

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2
Ground Type Dragon Type
Levitate Gives immunity to Ground type moves.

Type Defenses

Takes 4x damage
Pokemon Ice Image
Takes 2x damage
Pokemon Dragon Image Pokemon Fairy Image
Takes 0.5x damage
Pokemon Fire Image Pokemon Poison Image Pokemon Rock Image
Takes 1/4x damage
Takes 0x damage
Pokemon Electric Image Pokemon Ground Image

What is Type Effectiveness?

Base Stats

HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
80 100 80 80 80 100

Best Nature for Flygon

Best Natures
(+Spd, -SpAtk)
+(Spd, -Atk)

What are Natures?

Singles Movesets for Flygon

Physical Attacker Moveset & Best Build

Nature Jolly (+Spd, -SpAtk)
EV Spread HP 4 / Atk. 252 / Spd. 252
Final Stat Values HP 156 / Atk. 152 / Def. 100 / Sp.Atk. 90 / Sp.Def. 100 / Spd. 167
Ability Levitate
Held Item Choice Scarf
Focus Sash
Moveset Earthquake

These values are from base stats and ideal EVs, excluding external factors.

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Alternate Move Choices

Thunder Punch Super effective against Water and Flying-types. Can paralyze the likes of Gyarados.
Stone Edge Powerful and good for Critical Hits, though is not the most accurate.
Fire Blast Perfect against Ferrothorn, though is not very accurate.
Fissure Use against Pokemon that have no clear type-disadvantage. Ineffective against Flying-types.
Fly Use its Max counterpart, Max Airstream to boosts Spd.

Physical Attacker Moveset & Best Build

Nature Timid (+Spd, -Atk)
EV Spread HP 4 / Sp.Atk. 252 / Spd. 252
Final Stat Values HP 156 / Atk. 108 / Def. 100 / Sp.Atk. 132 / Sp.Def. 100 / Spd. 167
Ability Levitate
Held Item Choice Scarf
Moveset Draco Meteor
Fire Blast
Earth Power

These values are from base stats and ideal EVs, excluding external factors.

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Alternate Move Choices

Heat Wave Use when you need a sure hit.
Air Slash Allows for its Max counterpart, Max Airstream. Can also cause opponent to flinch.
Fissure Use against Pokemon that have no clear type-disadvantage. Ineffective against Flying-types.

How to Use Flygon Effectively

A High-Powered, Ground-type, Physical Attacker

Out of the Ground-type physical attackers, Flygon and Excadrill, Flygon is the quicker choice. Giving it a Choice Scarf even allows you to overtake Dragapult and Noivern's speed, allowing you to overwhelm your opponent by acting first with powerful attacks.

A Special Attacker that Overpowers Physical Defenders

As a special attacker, Flygon works well against Pokemon built to be physical defenders like Corviknight and Toxapex.

Use Fire Blast's Max counterpart when Dynamaxed. Its power increases and removes the lack of accuracy that Fire Blast has.

Best Pokemon to Use With Flygon

Works Well With Supplemental Attackers

As Flygon's weaknesses, Ice and Fairy, are weak to Steel-type moves, it's best to bring one along. Pokemon with dual-typing are best as they have a larger move pool and can take on a wider variety of opponents.

Also, since Fairy-type Pokemon are immune to Dragon-type moves, you can safely choose something other than Dragon-type Pokemon.

Pokemon Description
Aegislash ImageAegislash ・Can be set up as either a physical or special attacker
・Flygon can take Ground-type moves Aegislash is weak to
Aegislash - Moveset & Best Build for Ranked Battle
Lucario ImageLucario ・Can be set up as either a physical or special attacker
・With it's dual Steel and Fighting typing it can take on Ice-types
Lucario - Moveset & Best Build for Ranked Battle
Mimikyu ImageMimikyu ・Physical Fairy-type attacker
・Can take one hit with its ability, Disguise, and counter-attack
Mimikyu - Moveset & Best Build for Ranked Battle

A Good Pokemon for Switching

Using U-turn, Flygon is great at switching in and out based on the situation to get the type advantage over your opponent. Pair this with others great at switching and take your enemies down.

Lanturn and Heat Rotom can use the similar move, Volt Switch, to the same effect.

Pokemon Description
Heat Rotom ImageHeat Rotom ・Has high durability and can take hits meant for Flygon
Heat Rotom - Moveset & Best Build for Ranked Battle
Lanturn ImageLanturn ・Can take special attacks meant for Flygon with ease
・Can learn moves good against Dragon-types
Lanturn - Moveset & Best Build for Ranked Battle
Corviknight ImageCorviknight ・Great for taking physical hits meant for Flygon
・Can heal itself with Roost
Corviknight - Moveset & Best Build for Ranked Battle

These Pokemon can learn U-turn or Volt Switch

Bulky Pokemon

Flygon has high speed to begin with, so giving it a Choice Scarf makes it easy to pull off U-turn before your opponent acts allowing you to swap in something that can take more of a beating.

Pokemon Description
Ferrothorn ImageFerrothorn ・Incredibly high defense
・Can heal itself
Ferrothorn - Moveset & Best Build for Ranked Battle
Sylveon ImageSylveon ・Has high special defense
・Can learn moves like Yawn that keep your opponents from attacking
Sylveon - Moveset & Best Build for Ranked Battle
Snorlax ImageSnorlax ・Has high special defense
・Can learn a wide variety of moves to take on various opponents
Snorlax - Moveset & Best Build for Ranked Battle

Counters for Flygon

Wall It with a Physical Defender

Best Pokemon to Use

Pokemon Description
Galarian Corsola ImageGalarian Corsola Ranking: ★★★★★
・Strength Sap lowers opponent Atk. while restoring your HP
・Eviolite greatly increases Def.
Moveset & Best Build for Galarian Corsola
Quagsire ImageQuagsire Ranking: ★★★★☆
・Recover restores HP
・Ignores ability changes with Unaware
Moveset & Best Build for Quagsire

Aim for a Knockout with an Ice-type Attack

Ice-types moves are 4x super effective against Flygon's Ground/Dragon-type. Flygon's starting HP isn't incredibly high, so attack first with your 4x Ice-type advantage.

Best Pokemon to Use

Pokemon Description
Cloyster ImageCloyster Ranking: ★★★★★
・Ice Shard always attacks first
・Shell Smash overtakes Flygon's Spd.
・Icicle Spear can break through Focus Band.
Moveset & Best Build for Cloyster
Mamoswine ImageMamoswine Ranking: ★★★★☆
・Has various Ice-type moves
・Ice Shard always attacks first
Moveset & Best Build for Mamoswine
Milotic ImageMilotic Ranking: ★★★☆☆
・Use Ice Beam against Water-types
・marvel Scale gives it a 1.5x Def. boost
・Restore HP with Recover
Moveset & Best Build for Milotic

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