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A wild Druddigon appears in Pokemon Go Dragonspiral Descent

As part of the Season of Heritage, Druddigon joins Reshiram and Zekrom in Pokemon Go

Updated: Dec 7, 2021 9:58 am
Season of Heritage Druddigon Pokemon Go Dragonspiral Descent

So far, the Season of Heritage is themed around Dragon Pokémon and the Unova Region, meaning Druddigon is the perfect new addition to the Pokémon Go Dex.

The new Pokémon Go event is inspired by Dragonspiral Tower, the location in Pokémon Black and White in which Druddigon could be found. With Reshiram and Zekrom the current Pokémon Go Raid Bosses, it makes sense to continue the Unova theme with the Dragon-type Cave Pokémon.

What is Dragonspiral Descent?

Dragonspiral Descent is a Pokémon Go event featuring Pocket Monsters that can be found in the Unova Region’s Dragonspiral Tower in Pokémon Black and White. As such, there will be a new rotation of Unova specific Pokémon appearing in the wild and in Raids for the duration of Dragonspiral Descent.

Dragonspiral Descent Druddigon Pokémon Go

Fire, Ice and Electric-type Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild. Predominantly, you will encounter the following Pokémon on your travels:

  • Blitzle
  • Darumaka
  • Dratini
  • Mareep
  • Seel
  • Sneasel
  • Trapinch
  • Vulpix

Additionally, there will be a new rotation of Raids. Check out our guide to the current Pokémon Go Raid Bosses to see the full list and their best counters.

These Pokémon will feature in a new Collection Challenge. Upon completion of the challenge, not only will you earn a new Badge, but you will also gain 1,000 XP, 3,000 Stardust (a great help towards the current Stardust Challenge), and an exciting Pokémon encounter.

Other features of Dragonspiral Descent

New Field Research Tasks will also be available, featuring encounters with event-themed Dragon and Ice-type Pokémon Dratini, Sneasel, Deino and the newly-introduced Druddigon.

Finally, a special bundle will be available in the shop for one-time purchase. For 175 PokéCoins, you can purchase three Remote Raid Passes.

How do you get Druddigon in Pokémon Go?

druddigon Pokémon Go

Druddigon is going to be available three different ways during the Dragonspiral event, so there will be plenty of opportunities to catch yourself a strong Druddigon to add to your party.

New event-themed Field Research Tasks will be available for the duration of the event. The “Win 3 Raids” tasks will reward you with a Druddigon upon redemption. As this is quite a hefty task to complete and will use up Raid Passes, we’d recommend that you try and save these up, completing three at a time for the most efficient way of earning Druddigon.

Completion of the new Collection Challenge will also reward you with an encounter with Druddigon.

Finally, Druddigon will be available as one of the Three-Star Raid Bosses. While you may be able to take Druddigon down by yourself with the right team, it is recommended to join a team of raiders if you can.

Best Druddigon counters

As a Dragon-type Pokémon, Druddigon is weak only to Ice and Fairy moves, as well as Dragon-type moves. Despite Dragon-types being weak to Druddigon as well, some of the best Pokémon you can take into battle against Druddigon are still Dragon types. As an alternative, a beefy Mamoswine or Togekiss are also great options.

Reshiram Zekrom Pokémon Go shiny
  • Dialga with Dragon Breath and Draco Meteor
  • Rayquaza with Dragon Tail and Outrage
  • Zekrom with Dragon Breath and Outrage
  • Reshiram with Dragon Breath and Draco Meteor
  • Togekiss with Charm and Dazzling Gleam
  • Mamoswine with Powder Snow and Avalanche

Can Druddigon be shiny in Pokémon Go?

Druddigon is immediately being released to Pokémon Go in its shiny form, so you may have the chance of encountering the shiny variant in Field Research Tasks and Raids, as well as possibly as your Collection Challenge reward encounter.

When does the Dragonspiral event take place?

Dragonspiral Descent is part of the wider Season of Heritage, with Season of Heritage taking place until March 1st, 20221, at 10am local time. Dragonspiral Descent starts on December 7th at 10am local time, and will continue until December 12th, at 8pm local time.

There will be many more events as part of the Season of Heritage, with Pokémon Holidays coming on December 16th, and the December Community Day, featuring all the 2021 Community Day Pokémon, across the weekend of December 18th and 19th, 2021.

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