Competitive Information for Drapion [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Drapion drapion
Base Stats for Drapion

Poison / Dark

Abilities:
Battle ArmorBattle Armor: This Pokemon cannot be struck by a critical hit.
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SniperSniper: If this Pokemon strikes with a critical hit, the damage is multiplied by 1.5.


Evolutions / Family:
Skorupi
Drapion

Weakness Chart for Poison/Dark-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
0.5x
  
  
  
  
  
0.5x
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
2x
  
  
0.5x
0x
  
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Drapion? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Diamond/Pearl Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Common team mates for Drapion in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl:

ElectivireHeatranGyaradosDonphanAbomasnowGliscorKingdraRaikouRotom-FanStaraptorTogekissEspeon


Drapion is a stupendous Poison and Dark-typed Pokemon. Drapion is a almost common Pokemon to see in Generation 4. Drapion's only type-related weakness is Ground.


Species: Drapion
Item: Leftovers / Shuca Berry
Ability: Sniper
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Crunch / Pursuit
- Ice Fang
- Toxic Spikes

Physical Sweeper Drapion (Analytic)

Drapion is popular Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Drapion last longer regaining it's it's life every turn. With Sniper, if Drapion strikes with a critical hit the damage is multiplied by 1.5.

Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Crunch is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Pursuit is a physical STAB-boosted 40-base power Dark-type move (power doubles if a foe is switching out).
Ice Fang is a physical 65-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze. 10% chance to flinch).
Toxic Spikes is a status move (poisons grounded foes on switch-in. max 2 layers).




Species: Drapion
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Battle Armor
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Poison Jab / Cross Poison
- Crunch / Night Slash
- Return
- Earthquake

Physical Sweeper Drapion (Battle Armor)

Drapion is an awesome Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Drapion's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Battle Armor, Drapion cannot be struck by a critical hit.

Poison Jab is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Cross Poison is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Poison-type move (high critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison).
Crunch is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Night Slash is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Dark-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Drapion? These builds have been optimized for Diamond/Pearl Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Common team mates for Drapion in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl:

ElectivireHeatranGyaradosDonphanAbomasnowGliscorKingdraRaikouRotom-FanStaraptorTogekissEspeon


Species: Drapion
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Battle Armor
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Poison Jab
- Crunch

Doubles Physical Sweeper Drapion (Battle Armor)

Drapion is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Drapion's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Battle Armor, Drapion cannot be struck by a critical hit.

Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Poison Jab is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Crunch is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Drapion learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Aqua Tail
90
90%
10
No additional effect.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, even if the target is immune.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Cross Poison
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power doubles on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
False Swipe
40
100%
40
Always leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
Feint Attack
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Fire Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to burn. 10% chance to flinch.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
10
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Ice Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to freeze. 10% chance to flinch.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Knock Off
20
100%
20
Target's item is lost and it cannot obtain another.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Night Slash
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Pin Missile
14
85%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Poison Fang
50
100%
15
30% chance to badly poison the target.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Poison Sting
15
100%
35
30% chance to poison the target.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if a foe is switching out.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Climb
90
85%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
50
80%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Thunder Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to paralyze. 10% chance to flinch.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Acupressure
--
--
30
Raises a random stat of the user or an ally by 2.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roar
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Scary Face
--
90%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Taunt
--
100%
20
For 3-5 turns, the target can't use status moves.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Toxic Spikes
--
--
20
Poisons grounded foes on switch-in. Max 2 layers.
Whirlwind
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Drapion can perform in Diamond/Pearl. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive DP Move and Ability Combos for Drapion

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