Competitive Information for Duskull [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Duskull duskull
Base Stats for Duskull

Ghost

Abilities:
LevitateLevitate: This Pokemon is immune to Ground; Gravity/Ingrain/Smack Down/Iron Ball nullify it.


Evolutions / Family:
Duskull
Dusclops
Dusknoir

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Duskull? 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.


Duskull is pretty popular Ghost-typed Pokemon. Duskull is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Duskull's only type-related weaknesses are Dark and Ghost.


Species: Duskull
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Sucker Punch / Payback
- Shadow Sneak / Astonish
- Protect

Physical Sweeper Duskull (Levitate)

Duskull is an extraordinary Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Duskull is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until it was realized Eviolite would make it quite viable. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. With Levitate, Duskull is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Sucker Punch is a physical priority-increased 80-base power Dark-type move (usually goes first. fails if target is not attacking).
Payback is a physical 50-base power Dark-type move (power doubles if your Duskull moves after the target).
Shadow Sneak is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 40-base power Ghost-type move (usually goes first).
Astonish is a physical STAB-boosted 30-base power Ghost-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Duskull this turn).




Species: Duskull
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Shadow Ball / Ominous Wind
- Ice Beam
- Psychic
- Dark Pulse

Special Sweeper Duskull (Levitate)

Duskull is popular Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Duskull is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolte was added to the mix. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. With Levitate, Duskull is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

Shadow Ball is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Ominous Wind is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Ghost-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Dark Pulse is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Duskull? 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.


Species: Duskull
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Sucker Punch / Payback
- Shadow Sneak / Astonish
- Protect

Doubles Physical Sweeper Duskull (Levitate)

Duskull is an extraordinary Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Duskull is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield but Eviolite changes that. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. With Levitate, Duskull is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Sucker Punch is a physical priority-increased 80-base power Dark-type move (usually goes first. fails if target is not attacking).
Payback is a physical 50-base power Dark-type move (power doubles if your Duskull moves after the target).
Shadow Sneak is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 40-base power Ghost-type move (usually goes first).
Astonish is a physical STAB-boosted 30-base power Ghost-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Duskull this turn).




Species: Duskull
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Shadow Ball / Ominous Wind
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Psychic
- Dark Pulse

Doubles Special Sweeper Duskull (Levitate)

Duskull is an awesome Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Duskull is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until it was realized Eviolite would make it quite viable. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. With Levitate, Duskull is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

Shadow Ball is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Ominous Wind is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Ghost-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Dark Pulse is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Duskull 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
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Charge Beam
50
90%
10
70% chance to raise the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Future Sight
80
90%
15
Hits two turns after being used.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Night Shade
--
100%
15
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Ominous Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Feint Attack
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if a foe is switching out.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Shadow Sneak
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Sucker Punch
80
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Destiny Bond
--
--
5
If an opponent knocks out the user, it also faints.
Disable
--
80%
20
For 4-7 turns, disables the target's last move.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Embargo
--
100%
15
For 5 turns, the target's item has no effect.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Foresight
--
--
40
Fighting, Normal hit Ghost. Evasiveness ignored.
Gravity
--
--
5
For 5 turns, negates all Ground immunities.
Grudge
--
--
5
If the user faints, the attack used loses all its PP.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Imprison
--
--
10
No foe can use any move known by the user.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Mean Look
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Memento
--
100%
10
Lowers target's Attack, Sp. Atk by 2. User faints.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Nightmare
--
100%
15
A sleeping target is hurt by 1/4 max HP per turn.
Pain Split
--
--
20
Shares HP of user and target equally.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Skill Swap
--
--
10
The user and the target trade Abilities.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Snatch
--
--
10
User steals certain support moves to use itself.
Spite
--
100%
10
Lowers the PP of the target's last move by 4.
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.
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.
Trick
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Trick Room
--
--
5
Goes last. For 5 turns, turn order is reversed.
Will-O-Wisp
--
75%
15
Burns the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Duskull 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 Duskull

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