Competitive Information for Flygon [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Flygon flygon
Base Stats for Flygon

Ground / Dragon

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


Evolutions / Family:
Trapinch
Vibrava
Flygon

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

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Flygon? 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 Flygon in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl:

StarmieScizorKingdraMagnezoneGengarSmeargleUxieMiloticStaraptorTentacruel


Flygon is pretty popular Ground and Dragon-typed Pokemon. It's a frequent sight to see Flygon out in the 4th generation battlefield. Flygon's only type-related weaknesses are Dragon and Ice.


Species: Flygon
Item: Choice Scarf / Choice Band
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Outrage / Dragon Claw
- Earthquake
- Thunder Punch
- U-turn

Physical Sweeper Flygon (Popular/Trending)

Flygon is an extraordinary Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Choice Band will increase the damage of Flygon's physical moves by 1.5x at the cost of locking you into the first move you pick. Choice Scarf will increase Flygon's speed by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. With Levitate, Flygon is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Flygon afterwards).
Dragon Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dragon-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Thunder Punch is a physical 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Flygon switches out after damaging the target).



Species: Flygon
Item: Life Orb / Dragon Fang
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 12 Hp / 252 Atk / 244 Spe
Moveset:
- Outrage / Dragon Claw
- Earthquake
- Double-Edge / Return
- Crunch

Physical Sweeper Flygon (Levitate)

Flygon is a pretty decent Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Flygon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Levitate, Flygon is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Flygon afterwards).
Dragon Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dragon-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
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).
Crunch is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).



Species: Flygon
Item: Life Orb / Dragon Fang
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 12 Hp / 252 SpA / 244 Spe
Moveset:
- Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
- Earth Power / Mud Shot
- Flamethrower / Heat Wave
- Hyper Beam

Special Sweeper Flygon (Levitate)

Flygon is an awesome Special Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. White Herb will reset Flygon's negative stat changes once (specifically for when it uses Draco Meteor). Life Orb boosts the power of Flygon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Levitate, Flygon is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Flygon's special attack by 2 stages).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Dragon-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
Earth Power is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Mud Shot is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Flamethrower is a special 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Heat Wave is a special 100-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Flygon cannot move next turn).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Flygon? 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 Flygon in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl:

StarmieScizorKingdraMagnezoneGengarSmeargleUxieMiloticStaraptorTentacruel


Species: Flygon
Item: Life Orb / Soft Sand
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 12 Hp / 252 Atk / 244 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Outrage / Dragon Claw
- Rock Slide
- Double-Edge / Return

Doubles Physical Sweeper Flygon (Levitate)

Flygon is an interesting Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Flygon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Levitate, Flygon is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Flygon afterwards).
Dragon Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dragon-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
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).



Species: Flygon
Item: Life Orb / Dragon Fang
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 12 Hp / 252 SpA / 244 Spe
Moveset:
- Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
- Heat Wave / Flamethrower
- Earth Power / Mud Shot
- Air Cutter

Doubles Special Sweeper Flygon (Levitate)

Flygon is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. White Herb will reset Flygon's negative stat changes once (specifically for when it uses Draco Meteor). Life Orb boosts the power of Flygon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Levitate, Flygon is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Flygon's special attack by 2 stages).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Dragon-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Heat Wave is a special 100-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Flamethrower is a special 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Earth Power is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Mud Shot is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Air Cutter is a special 55-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Flygon 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
Air Cutter
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Draco Meteor
140
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Dragon Breath
60
100%
20
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Dragon Pulse
90
100%
10
No additional effect.
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Giga Drain
60
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Gust
40
100%
35
Power doubles during Bounce and Fly.
Heat Wave
100
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Mud Shot
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Ominous Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Silver Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Sonic Boom
--
90%
20
Always does 20 HP of damage.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Twister
40
100%
20
20% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Dragon Claw
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power doubles on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Feint
50
100%
10
Breaks protection. Fails if target is not protecting.
Feint Attack
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Fissure
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Fly
90
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
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.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Outrage
120
100%
15
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
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.
Sand Tomb
15
70%
15
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
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.
Defog
--
--
15
-1 evasion; clears target side's hazards/screens.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Raises the user's critical hit ratio by 2.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roost
--
--
10
Heals 50% HP. Flying-type removed 'til turn ends.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
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.
Supersonic
--
55%
20
Causes the target to become confused.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Tailwind
--
--
30
For 3 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Flygon 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 Flygon

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