Competitive Information for Dugtrio [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Dugtrio dugtrio
Base Stats for Dugtrio

Ground

Abilities:
Arena TrapArena Trap: Prevents adjacent foes from choosing to switch unless they are airborne.
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Sand VeilSand Veil: If Sandstorm is active, this Pokemon's evasiveness is 1.25x; immunity to Sandstorm.


Evolutions / Family:
Diglett
Dugtrio

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Dugtrio? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Ruby/Sapphire 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 Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Common team mates for Dugtrio in Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire:

GengarZapdosSuicuneCelebiJirachiClaydolMiloticForretressKingdraRegiceLudicoloJynx


Dugtrio is a pretty decent Ground-typed Pokemon. It's pretty regular to find yourself dealing with Dugtrio when battling in the 3rd generation meta. Dugtrio is weak to Grass, Ice, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Dugtrio
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Arena Trap
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Double-Edge / Return
- Sludge Bomb
- Rock Slide

Physical Sweeper Dugtrio (Arena Trap)

Dugtrio is a notable Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Dugtrio from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Arena Trap, prevents adjacent foes from choosing to switch unless they are airborne.

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).
Sludge Bomb is a physical 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Dugtrio? These builds have been optimized for Ruby/Sapphire 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 Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Common team mates for Dugtrio in Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire:

GengarZapdosSuicuneCelebiJirachiClaydolMiloticForretressKingdraRegiceLudicoloJynx


Species: Dugtrio
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Arena Trap
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Double-Edge / Return
- Sludge Bomb

Doubles Physical Sweeper Dugtrio (Arena Trap)

Dugtrio is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Don't forget before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Dugtrio from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Arena Trap, prevents adjacent foes from choosing to switch unless they are airborne.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 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).
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).
Sludge Bomb is a physical 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Dugtrio 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
Beat Up
10
100%
10
All healthy allies aid in damaging the target.
Feint Attack
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if the targeted foe is switching out.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Ancient Power
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
60
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power doubles on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fissure
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Swipes
18
80%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Magnitude
--
100%
30
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power varies; 2x on Dig.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
20
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.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Tri Attack
80
100%
10
20% chance to paralyze or burn or freeze target.
Uproar
50
100%
10
Lasts 3-5 turns. Active Pokemon cannot sleep.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
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.
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.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Dugtrio can perform in Ruby/Sapphire. 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 RS Move and Ability Combos for Dugtrio

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