Competitive Information for Dragalge [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Dragalge dragalge
Base Stats for Dragalge

Poison / Dragon

Abilities:
Poison PointPoison Point: 30% chance a Pokemon making contact with this Pokemon will be poisoned.
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AdaptabilityAdaptability: This Pokemon's same-type attack bonus (STAB) is 2 instead of 1.5.
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Poison TouchPoison Touch: This Pokemon's contact moves have a 30% chance of poisoning.


Evolutions / Family:
Skrelp
Dragalge

Weakness Chart for Poison/Dragon-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
0.5x
  
2x
0.5x
  
0.5x
0.5x
  
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.25x
2x
2x
  
0.5x
2x
  
  
0.5x
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Dragalge? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sun/Moon 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 Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Common team mates for Dragalge in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

Tapu%20BuluJirachiGyarados-MegaSkarmoryKyurem-BlackDiancie-MegaTornadus-TherianMewUmbreonQuagsireVolcanionVaporeon


Dragalge is a stupendous Poison and Dragon-typed Pokemon. It's usual to find yourself dealing with Dragalge when battling in the 7th generation meta. Dragalge is weak to Dragon, Ground, Ice, and Psychic-typed attacks.


Species: Dragalge
Item: Black Sludge / Choice Specs
Ability: Adaptability
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 204 Hp / 252 SpA / 52 Spe
Moveset:
- Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
- Focus Blast
- Protect
- Toxic Spikes / Sludge Wave

Special Tank Dragalge (Analytic)

Dragalge is a marvelous Special Tank. It's goal is to take a considerable amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Choice Specs will increase the damage of Dragalge's special moves by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. With Adaptability, Dragalge's same-type attack bonus (stab) is 2 instead of 1.5.

Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Dragalge's special attack by 2 stages).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
Focus Blast is a special 120-base power Fighting-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Dragalge this turn).
Toxic Spikes is a status move (poisons grounded foes on switch-in. max 2 layers).
Sludge Wave is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).




Species: Dragalge
Item: Dragonium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Adaptability
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
- Sludge Wave / Sludge Bomb
- Surf
- Thunderbolt

Special Sweeper Dragalge (Adaptability)

Dragalge is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Dragalge's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Adaptability, Dragalge's same-type attack bonus (stab) is 2 instead of 1.5.

Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Dragalge's special attack by 2 stages).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
Sludge Wave is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Sludge Bomb is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Surf is a special 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Thunderbolt is a special 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).




Species: Dragalge
Item: Choice Specs
Ability: Adaptability
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Moveset:
- Sludge Wave / Sludge Bomb
- Draco Meteor
- Focus Blast
- Thunderbolt

Dragalge Special Tank (Algae Dragon Destruction)

Dragalge is a remarkable Special Tank. It is designed to take a good amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Choice Specs will increase the damage of Dragalge's special moves by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. With Adaptability, Dragalge's same-type attack bonus (stab) is 2 instead of 1.5.

Sludge Wave is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Sludge Bomb is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Dragalge's special attack by 2 stages).
Focus Blast is a special 120-base power Fighting-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Thunderbolt is a special 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).




Species: Dragalge
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Adaptability
Nature: Mild (+SpA, -Def)
EVs: 252 Hp / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Venoshock
- Dragon Pulse
- Shadow Ball
- Toxic

Dragalge Support (Adapting Dragon)

Dragalge is a pretty decent Support. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Dragalge last longer regaining it's healthiness every turn. With Adaptability, Dragalge's same-type attack bonus (stab) is 2 instead of 1.5.

Venoshock is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Poison-type move (power doubles if the target is poisoned).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target; Note: Poison types can't miss with Toxic).




Species: Dragalge
Item: Black Sludge
Ability: Adaptability
Nature: Calm (+SpD, -Atk)
EVs: 248 Hp / 232 SpD / 28 Spe
Moveset:
- Scald
- Sludge Wave
- Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
- Toxic Spikes

Dragalge Special Wall (Defensive Dragalge)

Dragalge is a spectacular Special Wall. It is designed to take a decent amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. With Adaptability, Dragalge's same-type attack bonus (stab) is 2 instead of 1.5. Amazing in Inverse Battles. Black Sludge takes the place of Leftovers.

Scald is a special 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target. thaws target).
Sludge Wave is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Dragalge's special attack by 2 stages).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.
Toxic Spikes is a status move (poisons grounded foes on switch-in. max 2 layers).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Dragalge? These builds have been optimized for Sun/Moon 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 Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Common team mates for Dragalge in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

Tapu%20BuluJirachiGyarados-MegaSkarmoryKyurem-BlackDiancie-MegaTornadus-TherianMewUmbreonQuagsireVolcanionVaporeon


Species: Dragalge
Item: Poisonium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Adaptability
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sludge Wave / Sludge Bomb
- Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
- Surf
- Icy Wind

Doubles Special Sweeper Dragalge (Adaptability)

Dragalge is a pretty decent Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Dragalge's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Adaptability, Dragalge's same-type attack bonus (stab) is 2 instead of 1.5.

Sludge Wave is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Sludge Bomb is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Dragalge's special attack by 2 stages).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
Surf is a special 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Dragalge 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
Acid
40
100%
30
10% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Def by 1.
Bubble
40
100%
30
10% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Draco Meteor
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Dragon Pulse
85
100%
10
No additional effect.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Hydro Pump
110
80%
5
No additional effect.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Scald
80
100%
15
30% chance to burn the target. Thaws target.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Sludge Wave
95
100%
10
10% chance to poison adjacent Pokemon.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Thunder
110
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
90
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Twister
40
100%
20
20% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Aqua Tail
90
90%
10
No additional effect.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Dragon Tail
60
90%
10
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Feint Attack
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Gunk Shot
120
80%
5
30% chance to poison the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Outrage
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Play Rough
90
90%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Attack by 1.
Poison Tail
50
100%
25
High critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Acid Armor
--
--
20
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Camouflage
--
--
20
Changes user's type by terrain (default Normal).
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Haze
--
--
30
Eliminates all stat changes.
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.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Smokescreen
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Swagger
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Toxic Spikes
--
--
20
Poisons grounded foes on switch-in. Max 2 layers.
Venom Drench
--
100%
20
Lowers Atk/Sp. Atk/Speed of poisoned foes by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Dragalge can perform in Sun/Moon. 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 SM Move and Ability Combos for Dragalge

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