As part of this month's Dragonspiral Descent event, the cave dragon Druddigon emerged into the world of Pokémon GO. The Dragon-type has never been seen in the game before, but has joined fellow fifth-generation fire-eaters Reshiram and Zekrom as a raid boss for this month.
Druddigon will appear as a 3-star raid for the next five days until the event ends on Sunday, December 12 at 20:00 p.m. local time. It's only a small window of time, and with no indication of Druddigon spawn rates after this event, you better act fast if you want to add one to your roster.
Best counters for Druddigon in Pokémon GO
Druddigon is a pure dragon type, so you'll be looking for fairy, ice, and other dragon types to defeat the 3-star raid boss. The Fairy type is the best contender, with Pokémon like Hatterene and Togekiss able to take hits and deal massive damage with Dazzling Gleam. Zacian, in his crowned sword form, is the perfect counter to Druddigon, with his Fairy/Steel-type taking minimal damage from Dragon-type attacks.
Dragon-type counters are a risk due to Druddigon retaliating with his own Dragon-type attacks. Still, if you have Legendary Dragon Pokémon like Kyurem, Rayquaza, or Palkia, you should have enough firepower to take on this new addition.
Best Movesets to Beat Zekrom
Zacian (crowned sword) – Growl / Play hard
Hats – Charm / Dazzling Glow
Togekiss – Charm / Dazzling Glow
Darmantien (zen galarien) – Icefang / Avalanche
weaver – Ice Shard / Avalanche
Ice cream – Frost Breath / Avalanche
Rayquaza – Queue de dragon / Indignation
Kyurem– Queue de dragon / Indignation
Palkia – Dragon Tail / Draco Meteor
Can Druddigon be shiny in Pokémon GO?
Druddigon can appear in his shiny form throughout the Dragonspiral Descent event. While that means you can technically catch both a regular Druddigon and Shiny this week, as always, there's no guarantee of a Shiny encounter.
Luckily, there are multiple ways to encounter Druddigon until the event ends, so you have a few chances to try your luck. Not only is Druddigon available in 3-Star Raids, but it is also available by completing the Dragonspiral Descent Collection Challenge or completing a “Win 3 Raids” Field Research task.
For more on Pokémon GO, check out our listings for all of this month's Community Day events. Or, if you're looking for a Legendary Dragon-type to take on Druddigon, check out our guide to getting your hands on a Zekrom this month.
Pokémon GO is available now on Android and iOS.
– This article was last updated on December 7, 2022