Kingdra Pokemon GO Counters, Location, and Evolution

Kingdra in Pokemon GO can find a role in most team's compositions because of his half dragon-type.
Kingdra in Pokemon GO can find a role in most team's compositions because of his half dragon-type. / Niantic Labs

Kingdra in Pokemon GO can find a role in most team's compositions because of his half dragon-type.

Remember the days when every Horsea's dream was just to grow big and strong enough to evolve into a Seadra? Eh, me either. These days it's all about the regal-looking Kingdra, and in Pokemon Go this Dragon/Fairy type has a few neat bits of information around it. Read on to find out.

Pokemon Go: Kingdra Counters

Acording to Pokemon Go Hub, Kingdra's main challenger when equipped with it's best moveset is Dragonite, ranking even above Palkia and Dialga in terms of time to win and score differential. Below that, any Pokemon specializing in Dragon-type moves are going to give Kingdra a really hard time. Be especially aware of any Pokemon rocking any combination of Dragon Tail, Draco Meteor, or Outrage.

Pokemon Go: Kingdra Location

Being a Seahorse, and thus a Water-type Pokemon makes Kingdra naturally attuned to... well, water. As such, it's best to go looking for them in locations the game flags as a Canal, Dock, Harbor, Lake, Ocean, or River. If you're lacking any major bodies of water in your vicinity, try Golf Courses or any notable Landmarks. When in doubt, Places of Interest will always have a chance to spawn Pokemon that normally wouldn't spawn in that area, with Kingdra being no exception.

Pokemon Go: Kingdra Evolution

As previously mentioned, Kingdra takes its spot at the very top of the Horsea evolutionary tree, which previously only had Seadra as an option. Any Horsea will evolve in Seadra after consuming 25 candy. A further 100 candy sends that Seadra off into becoming a Kingdra. However, during the Evolution Event, the Dragon Scale item can also be used to jumpstart Seadra's evolution.

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