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In order to control such a powerful beast, the bond between a Hydreigon and its’ Trainer must be one that has lasted a lifetime.
Sp. Atk: 175
Sp. Def: 115
What I feel a good Mega Evolution would look like for Hydreigon. I’ve had this design in my head for a while now, making Hydreigon look a bit more like a serpent. (Something Pokemon needs more of) I was aiming to give it a look of familiarity without too many drastic changes like some other Mega Evolutions get. All three of Hydreigon’s heads have evolved somewhat, with the main head getting larger and the two hand-heads becoming smarter. They also get some mean haircuts. This might mean Hydreigon is 3x more aggressive than usual which is why I think that a strong trainer with an even stronger bond with their Hydreigon would be needed to even think of using this Pokemon.
It also gets the aforementioned steel-tipped serpents tail, removing its stubby little legs and giving it something that it’d probably feel comfortable sitting on. Its wings also change to be spikier, and lmade out of metal, they even wrap around Mega Hydreigon’s body giving it an external ribcage of sorts.
Overall, I’d say I’ve done a good job at giving Hydreigon a slightly more powerful and metallic look to suit its change from regular to mega evolution.
Boring balance discussion below.
What we have here is what I feel is a needed tool added to Hydreigon’s arsenal. With the introduction of a 4x Fairy weakness, Hydreigon falls off somewhat in serious play, and even then has always been considered something mediocre against other Dragon types of its caliber. However, changing it from Dark/Dragon to Steel/Dragon gives plenty of resistances and only having one weakness, Fighting (Ground types would also be Super Effective, but Levitate makes that one less thing to worry about.) Not to mention the beefy buff to its stats, Mega Hydreigon would become a considerable and central part to anyone’s team.
Do I think this is overpowered? No, but definitely powerful. There are plenty of checks out there that would keep Mega Hydreigon from being the god of all Pokemon. Mega Blaziken, Mega Gengar, Mega Medicham, and Mega Banette would all be able to deal with this tanky, hard hitting, but slow beast. And that’s just looking at other Mega evolutions.
I’ve also thought about changing Mega Hydreigon’s ability to something else to give a bit more elbow room for Ground types to shine a bit brighter, but I’m not sure what it would be. Maybe a new ability entirely? Maybe throw on Wonder Guard just for laughs.