Competitive Information for Drednaw [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Drednaw drednaw
Base Stats for Drednaw

Water / Rock

Abilities:
Swift SwimSwift Swim: If Rain Dance is active, this Pokemon's Speed is doubled.
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Shell ArmorShell Armor: This Pokemon cannot be struck by a critical hit.
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Strong JawStrong Jaw: This Pokemon's bite-based attacks have 1.5x power. Bug Bite is not boosted.


Evolutions / Family:
Chewtle
Drednaw
Drednaw-Gmax

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


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Movesets for Singles


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

DracovishSableyeDusclopsSylveonDhelmisePelipperFerrothornToxtricitySeismitoadMorpeko


Drednaw is popular Water and Rock-typed Pokemon. Drednaw are common Pokemon to see in the SS metagame. Drednaw is weak to Electric, Fighting, Grass, and Ground-typed attacks.


Species: Drednaw
Item: Life Orb / Weakness Policy
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Hp / 244 Atk / 4 Def / 4 SpD / 4 Spe
Moveset:
- Head Smash
- Megahorn
- High Horsepower
- Liquidation / Waterfall

Physical Tank Drednaw (Analytic)

Drednaw is an extraordinary Physical Tank. The purpose of this moveset is to take a substantial amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Weakness Policy activates if Drednaw 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 Drednaw's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Swift Swim, if rain dance is active Drednaw's speed is doubled.

Head Smash is a physical STAB-boosted 150-base power Rock-type move (has 1/2 recoil).
Megahorn is a physical 120-base power Bug-type move that deals a extensive amount of damage.
High Horsepower is a physical 95-base power Ground-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.
Liquidation is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).




Species: Drednaw
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Strong Jaw
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Liquidation / Waterfall
- Superpower
- Jaw Lock / Crunch
- Rock Slide

Physical Sweeper Drednaw (Strong Jaw)

Drednaw is a stupendous Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Drednaw from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Drednaw's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Strong Jaw, Drednaw's bite-based attacks have 1.5x power. bug bite is not boosted.

Liquidation is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Drednaw's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Jaw Lock is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (prevents your Drednaw and the target from switching out).
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 STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).



Movesets for Doubles


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

PelipperFerrothornDracovishSeismitoadBarraskewdaQwilfishHattereneRotom-WashGyaradosCharizardLudicoloHeliolisk


Species: Drednaw
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Strong Jaw
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake
- Liquidation
- Superpower

Doubles Physical Sweeper Drednaw (Strong Jaw)

Drednaw is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Drednaw from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Drednaw's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Strong Jaw, Drednaw's bite-based attacks have 1.5x power. bug bite is not boosted.

Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Liquidation is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Water-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Drednaw's attack and defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Drednaw 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
Blizzard
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
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.
Ice Beam
90
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Mud Shot
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Muddy Water
90
85%
10
30% chance to lower the foe(s) accuracy 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.
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.
Assurance
60
100%
10
Power doubles if target was damaged this turn.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Body Press
80
100%
10
Uses Def instead of Atk in damage calculation.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
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.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
False Swipe
40
100%
40
Always leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Head Smash
150
80%
5
Has 1/2 recoil.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
High Horsepower
95
95%
10
No additional effect.
Ice Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to freeze. 10% chance to flinch.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Jaw Lock
80
100%
15
Prevents the user and the target from switching out.
Liquidation
85
100%
10
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Megahorn
120
85%
10
No additional effect.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Razor Shell
75
95%
10
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Revenge
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
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.
Sand Tomb
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Skull Bash
130
100%
10
Raises user's Defense by 1 on turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Smart Strike
70
--
10
This move does not check accuracy.
Stomping Tantrum
75
100%
10
Power doubles if the user's last move failed.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Throat Chop
80
100%
15
For 2 turns, the target cannot use sound moves.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Gastro Acid
--
100%
10
Nullifies the target's Ability.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
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.
Rock Polish
--
--
20
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Scary Face
--
100%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Stealth Rock
--
--
20
Hurts foes on switch-in. Factors Rock weakness.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Drednaw 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 Drednaw

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