Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: The Indigo Disk Hydrapple: How to Get, Best Nature & Movesets

Indigo Disk Hydrapple

Get ready to unleash the wrath of the multi-headed Hydrapple! This guide will equip you with everything you need to snag one of these majestic beasts and turn them into a force to be reckoned with in your Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: The Indigo Disk journey.

How to Obtain an Hydrapple in The Indigo Disk

Hydrapple’s journey begins with a humble Applin. Head to the Apple Field of Kitakami (Teal Mask DLC) or explore the Mossfell Confluence to find this adorable, apple-shaped Pokemon. Once captured, grab some Syrupy Apples from the Mossfell Confluence building and feed them to your Applin to trigger its evolution into Dipplin.

Now comes the exciting part! To transform Dipplin into the majestic Hydrapple, you’ll need to teach it the Dragon Cheer TM. Obtained by defeating Elite Four member Drayton in the Polar Biome (or crafted with League Points and rare materials), this TM unlocks Hydrapple’s true potential. Simply level up your Dragon Cheer-wielding Dipplin, and witness the birth of a multi-headed Dragon force!

Best Movesets

Here are a few different movesets that you can use for Hydrapple, depending on how you want to use it:

Special Attacker

  • Nature: Modest or Quiet
  • EVs: 252 HP / 252 Special Attack
  • Ability: Regenerator
  • Held Item: Leftovers or Life Orb
  • Moves: Fickle Beam, Earth Power / Protect, Giga Drain, Yawn / Nasty Plot

Bulky Special Attacker

  • Nature: Calm
  • EVs: 252 HP / 252 Special Defense
  • Ability: Regenerator
  • Held Item: Leftovers
  • Moves: Fickle Beam, Giga Drain, Yawn / Pollen Puff / Earth Power, Nasty Plot

Best Nature and Moves

Hydrapple has a stat spread that favors Special Attack, so you’ll want to choose a Nature and Moveset that capitalize on this strength. Here are some recommended options:


  • Modest: The standard Special Attacker Nature, maximizing your damage output.
  • Quiet: An alternative Special Attacker Nature, designed for Trick Room teams by lowering your Speed stat.
  • Calm: Boosts Hydrapple’s Special Defense for a bulkier build.
  • Sassy: Another option for Trick Room teams, but the least useful of the four.


  • Fickle Beam (Dragon): Learned on evolution.
  • Syrup Bomb (Grass): Learned at Level 28.
  • Energy Ball (Grass): Learned at Level 40.
  • Giga Drain (Grass): Learned via TM 111.
  • Dragon Pulse (Dragon): Learned via TM 115.
  • Pollen Puff (Bug): Learned via TM 131.
  • Earth Power (Ground): Learned via TM 133.
  • Hydro Pump (Water): Learned via TM142.
  • Draco Meteor (Dragon): Learned via TM 169.

In addition to these damaging moves, Hydrapple also has access to a number of support moves that can be useful in competitive play, such as Dragon Cheer, Protect, Recover, Substitute, Yawn, Sunny Day, Rain Dance, Grassy Terrain, and Nasty Plot.

Whether you’re looking for a powerful special attacker to sweep your opponents or a tanky utility Pokemon to disrupt their strategies, Hydrapple is a valuable addition to any team. So, why not give this intriguing new Pokemon a try and see what it can do for you on your journey in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: The Indigo Disk?