Competitive Information for Dracovish [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Dracovish dracovish
Base Stats for Dracovish

Water / Dragon

Abilities:
Water AbsorbWater Absorb: This Pokemon heals 1/4 of its max HP when hit by Water moves; Water immunity.
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Sand RushSand Rush: If Sandstorm is active, this Pokemon's Speed is doubled; immunity to Sandstorm.
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Strong JawStrong Jaw: This Pokemon's bite-based attacks have 1.5x power. Bug Bite is not boosted.


Evolutions / Family:
Dracovish

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Dracovish? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sword/Shield 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 Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Common single-battle team mates for Dracovish in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

WhimsicottIncineroarTogekissDuraludonExcadrillTyranitarNinetales-AlolaVenusaurSylveonCharizard


Dracovish is an astounding Water and Dragon-typed Pokemon. It's pretty standard to see Dracovish show up as a Sword/Shield opponent. Dracovish's only type-related weaknesses are Dragon and Fairy.


Species: Dracovish
Item: Choice Scarf / Choice Band
Ability: Strong Jaw
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Fishious Rend
- Psychic Fangs
- Crunch
- Rock Slide

Physical Sweeper Dracovish (Analytic)

Dracovish is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Choice Band will increase the damage of Dracovish's physical moves by 1.5x at the cost of locking you into the first move you pick. Choice Scarf will increase Dracovish's speed by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. With Strong Jaw, Dracovish's bite-based attacks have 1.5x power. bug bite is not boosted.

Fishious Rend is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Water-type move (double power if your Dracovish moves first).
Psychic Fangs is a physical 85-base power Psychic-type move (destroys screens, unless the target is immune).
Crunch is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).




Species: Dracovish
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Sand Rush
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Outrage
- Liquidation / Fishious Rend
- Earthquake
- Body Slam

Physical Sweeper Dracovish (Sand Rush)

Dracovish is a sensational Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Dracovish's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Sand Rush, if sandstorm is active Dracovish's speed is doubled; immunity to sandstorm.

Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Dracovish afterwards).
Liquidation is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Fishious Rend is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Water-type move (double power if your Dracovish moves first).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).




Species: Dracovish
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Sand Rush
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
- Surf / Scald
- Earth Power
- Hyper Beam

Special Sweeper Dracovish (Sand Rush)

Dracovish is a notable Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Dracovish's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Sand Rush, if sandstorm is active Dracovish's speed is doubled; immunity to sandstorm.

Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Dracovish's special attack by 2 stages).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.
Surf is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target. thaws target).
Earth Power is a special 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Dracovish cannot move next turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Dracovish? These builds have been optimized for Sword/Shield 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 Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Common double-battle team mates for Dracovish in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

FerrothornPelipperExcadrillZeraoraBisharpMantineTogekissShuckleVikavoltCrawdauntBarraskewdaRibombee


Species: Dracovish
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Sand Rush
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Outrage
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Liquidation

Doubles Physical Sweeper Dracovish (Sand Rush)

Dracovish is an extraordinary Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Dracovish's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Sand Rush, if sandstorm is active Dracovish's speed is doubled; immunity to sandstorm.

Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Dracovish afterwards).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Liquidation is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).




Species: Dracovish
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Sand Rush
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Scald
- Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
- Earth Power
- Hyper Beam

Doubles Special Sweeper Dracovish (Sand Rush)

Dracovish is a sensational Special Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Dracovish's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Sand Rush, if sandstorm is active Dracovish's speed is doubled; immunity to sandstorm.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target. thaws target).
Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Dracovish's special attack by 2 stages).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a great amount of damage.
Earth Power is a special 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Dracovish cannot move next turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Dracovish 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
Ancient Power
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Brine
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target's HP is 50% or less.
Draco Meteor
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Dragon Breath
60
100%
20
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Dragon Pulse
85
100%
10
No additional effect.
Earth Power
90
100%
10
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.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Scald
80
100%
15
30% chance to burn the target. Thaws target.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Whirlpool
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brutal Swing
60
100%
20
No additional effect. Hits adjacent Pokemon.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Dragon Rush
100
75%
10
20% chance to flinch the target.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fishious Rend
85
100%
10
Double power if the user moves first.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ice Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to freeze. 10% chance to flinch.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Leech Life
80
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Liquidation
85
100%
10
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Low Kick
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Outrage
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Psychic Fangs
85
100%
10
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Rock Blast
25
90%
10
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Stomp
65
100%
20
30% chance to flinch the target.
Stomping Tantrum
75
100%
10
Power doubles if the user's last move failed.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Super Fang
--
90%
10
Does damage equal to 1/2 target's current HP.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
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.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Dracovish can perform in Sword/Shield. 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 SS Move and Ability Combos for Dracovish

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