Competitive Information for Dragapult [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Dragapult dragapult
Base Stats for Dragapult

Dragon / Ghost

Abilities:
Clear BodyClear Body: Prevents other Pokemon from lowering this Pokemon's stat stages.
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InfiltratorInfiltrator: Moves ignore substitutes and foe's Reflect/Light Screen/Safeguard/Mist/Aurora Veil.
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Cursed BodyCursed Body: If this Pokemon is hit by an attack, there is a 30% chance that move gets disabled.


Evolutions / Family:
Dreepy
Drakloak
Dragapult

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Dragapult? 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 Dragapult in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

IncineroarTogekissRotom-WashExcadrillVenusaurRhyperiorBronzongTyranitarWhimsicottCorviknight


Dragapult is popular Dragon and Ghost-typed Pokemon. Dragapult are common Pokemon to see in the SS metagame. Dragapult is weak to Dark, Dragon, Fairy, Ghost, and Ice-typed attacks.


Species: Dragapult
Item: Life Orb / Weakness Policy
Ability: Clear Body
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 244 Atk / 4 Def / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Fly
- Phantom Force
- Dragon Claw / Dragon Darts
- Protect

Physical Sweeper Dragapult (Analytic)

Dragapult is an extraordinary Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Weakness Policy activates if Dragapult is hit by a super effective move. The Weakness Policy is consumed and its Attack and Special Attack are increased by two stages each. Life Orb boosts the power of Dragapult's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Clear Body, prevents other pokemon from lowering Dragapult's stat stages.

Fly is a physical 90-base power Flying-type move (flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn).
Phantom Force is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Ghost-type move (disappears turn 1. hits turn 2. breaks protection).
Dragon Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dragon-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
Dragon Darts is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Dragon-type move (hits 2x (hit 2 targets other foe smartly)).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Dragapult this turn).




Species: Dragapult
Item: Life Orb / Weakness Policy
Ability: Clear Body
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Draco Meteor
- Flamethrower
- Shadow Ball
- Protect

Special Sweeper Dragapult (Analytic)

Dragapult is a notable Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Weakness Policy activates if Dragapult is hit by a super effective move. The Weakness Policy is consumed and its Attack and Special Attack are increased by two stages each. Life Orb boosts the power of Dragapult's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Clear Body, prevents other pokemon from lowering Dragapult's stat stages.

Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Dragapult's special attack by 2 stages).
Flamethrower is a special 90-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
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).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Dragapult this turn).




Species: Dragapult
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Infiltrator
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Outrage / Dragon Claw
- Double-Edge / Body Slam
- Psychic Fangs
- Sucker Punch

Physical Sweeper Dragapult (Infiltrator)

Dragapult is an extraordinary 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 Dragapult's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Infiltrator, moves ignore substitutes and foe's reflect/light screen/safeguard/mist/aurora veil.

Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Dragapult afterwards).
Dragon Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dragon-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Psychic Fangs is a physical 85-base power Psychic-type move (destroys screens, unless the target is immune).
Sucker Punch is a physical priority-increased 70-base power Dark-type move (usually goes first. fails if target is not attacking).




Species: Dragapult
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Infiltrator
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
- Shadow Ball / Hex
- Surf
- Flamethrower

Special Sweeper Dragapult (Infiltrator)

Dragapult is a wonderful Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Dragapult's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Infiltrator, moves ignore substitutes and foe's reflect/light screen/safeguard/mist/aurora veil.

Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Dragapult's special attack by 2 stages).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
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).
Hex is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Ghost-type move (power doubles if the target has a status ailment).
Surf is a special 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Flamethrower is a special 90-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Dragapult? 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 Dragapult in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

CloysterDugtrioGrimmsnarlTogekissCinderaceHattereneObstagoonJirachiMimikyuShuckleCharizard


Species: Dragapult
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Infiltrator
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Outrage / Breaking Swipe
- Double-Edge / Body Slam
- Psychic Fangs
- Sucker Punch

Doubles Physical Sweeper Dragapult (Infiltrator)

Dragapult is a fabulous Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Dragapult's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Infiltrator, moves ignore substitutes and foe's reflect/light screen/safeguard/mist/aurora veil.

Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Dragapult afterwards).
Breaking Swipe is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Dragon-type move (100% chance to lower adjacent foes' attack by 1 stage).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Psychic Fangs is a physical 85-base power Psychic-type move (destroys screens, unless the target is immune).
Sucker Punch is a physical priority-increased 70-base power Dark-type move (usually goes first. fails if target is not attacking).




Species: Dragapult
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Infiltrator
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
- Surf
- Shadow Ball / Hex
- Flamethrower

Doubles Special Sweeper Dragapult (Infiltrator)

Dragapult is an outstanding Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Dragapult's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Infiltrator, moves ignore substitutes and foe's reflect/light screen/safeguard/mist/aurora veil.

Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Dragapult's special attack by 2 stages).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
Surf is a special 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
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).
Hex is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Ghost-type move (power doubles if the target has a status ailment).
Flamethrower is a special 90-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Dragapult 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
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.
Fire Blast
110
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
90
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Hex
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target has a status ailment.
Hydro Pump
110
80%
5
No additional effect.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Infestation
20
100%
20
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
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.
Snore
50
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.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Thunder
110
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
90
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Tri Attack
80
100%
10
20% chance to paralyze or burn or freeze target.
Acrobatics
55
100%
15
Power doubles if the user has no held item.
Assurance
60
100%
10
Power doubles if target was damaged this turn.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Beat Up
--
100%
10
All healthy allies aid in damaging the target.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Breaking Swipe
60
100%
15
100% chance to lower adjacent foes' Atk by 1.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double Hit
35
90%
10
Hits 2 times in one turn.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Dragon Claw
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Dragon Darts
50
100%
10
Hits 2x (hit 2 targets other foe smartly)
Dragon Rush
100
75%
10
20% chance to flinch the target.
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.
Fly
90
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Last Resort
140
100%
5
Fails unless each known move has been used.
Outrage
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Phantom Force
90
100%
10
Disappears turn 1. Hits turn 2. Breaks protection.
Psychic Fangs
85
100%
10
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
Sucker Punch
70
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Ally Switch
--
--
15
The user swaps positions with its ally.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Disable
--
100%
20
For 4 turns, disables the target's last move used.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Dragon Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Speed by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
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.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Lock-On
--
--
5
User's next move will not miss the target.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
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.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Will-O-Wisp
--
85%
15
Burns the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Dragapult 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 Dragapult

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