Competitive Information for Drakloak [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Drakloak drakloak
Base Stats for Drakloak

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 Drakloak? 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.


Drakloak is a wonderful Dragon and Ghost-typed Pokemon. Drakloak is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Drakloak is weak to Dark, Dragon, Fairy, Ghost, and Ice-typed attacks.


Species: Drakloak
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Infiltrator
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Outrage / Breaking Swipe
- Double-Edge
- Psychic Fangs
- Sucker Punch

Physical Sweeper Drakloak (Infiltrator)

Drakloak is a pretty decent Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Drakloak from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Drakloak'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 Drakloak 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).
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).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Drakloak? 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.


Species: Drakloak
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Infiltrator
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Breaking Swipe / Outrage
- Double-Edge
- Psychic Fangs
- Sucker Punch

Doubles Physical Sweeper Drakloak (Infiltrator)

Drakloak is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Drakloak from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Drakloak'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.

Breaking Swipe is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Dragon-type move (100% chance to lower adjacent foes' attack by 1 stage).
Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Drakloak afterwards).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
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).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Drakloak 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Lock-On
--
--
5
User's next move will not miss the target.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
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 Drakloak 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 Drakloak

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