Competitive Information for Druddigon [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Druddigon druddigon
Base Stats for Druddigon

Dragon

Abilities:
Rough SkinRough Skin: Pokemon making contact with this Pokemon lose 1/8 of their max HP.
,
Mold BreakerMold Breaker: This Pokemon's moves and their effects ignore the Abilities of other Pokemon.
,
Sheer ForceSheer Force: This Pokemon's attacks with secondary effects have 1.3x power; nullifies the effects.


Evolutions / Family:
Druddigon

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

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Druddigon? 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 team mates for Druddigon in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

RillaboomClawitzerTaurosRotom-HeatScytherHattereneIndeedeeTorkoalMagnezoneWishiwashi


Druddigon is a pretty decent Dragon-typed Pokemon. It's usual to see Druddigon show up as a Sword/Shield opponent. Druddigon is weak to Dragon, Fairy, and Ice-typed attacks.


Species: Druddigon
Item: Sitrus Berry
Ability: Mold Breaker
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Fire Punch
- Stomping Tantrum
- Scale Shot / Dragon Claw
- Protect

Physical Sweeper Druddigon (Popular/Trending)

Druddigon is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Mold Breaker, Druddigon's moves and their effects ignore the abilities of other pokemon.

Fire Punch is a physical 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Stomping Tantrum is a physical 75-base power Ground-type move (power doubles if your Druddigon's last move failed).
Scale Shot is a physical STAB-boosted 25-base power Dragon-type move (hits 2-5 times. Druddigon: -1 def, +1 spe after last hit).
Dragon Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dragon-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Druddigon this turn).



Species: Druddigon
Item: Life Orb / Choice Band
Ability: Sheer Force
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Moveset:
- Outrage / Dragon Claw
- Superpower
- Earthquake
- Shadow Claw

Physical Sweeper Druddigon (Sheer Force)

Druddigon is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Choice Band will increase the damage of Druddigon's physical moves by 1.5x at the cost of locking you into the first move you pick. Life Orb boosts the power of Druddigon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. However, Sheer Force negates the recoil damage from Life Orb while still increasing the damage from both it's ability and the orb making it an amazing item for Druddigon. With Sheer Force, Druddigon's attacks with secondary effects have 1.3x power; nullifies the effects.

Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Druddigon afterwards).
Dragon Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dragon-type move that deals a considerable amount of damage.
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Druddigon's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon).
Shadow Claw is a physical 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).



Species: Druddigon
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Rough Skin
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 29 Hp / 243 Atk / 238 Spe
Moveset:
- Dragon Tail
- Stealth Rock
- Thunder Fang
- Rock Slide

Druddigon Physical Sweeper (Gon With The Wind)

Druddigon is a phenomenal Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Druddigon last longer regaining it's healthiness every turn. With Rough Skin, pokemon making contact with Druddigon lose 1/8 of their max hp.

Dragon Tail is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Dragon-type move (forces the target to switch to a random ally).
Stealth Rock is a status move (hurts foes on switch-in. factors rock weakness).
Thunder Fang is a physical 65-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze. 10% chance to flinch).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Druddigon? 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 team mates for Druddigon in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

RillaboomClawitzerTaurosRotom-HeatScytherHattereneIndeedeeTorkoalMagnezoneWishiwashi


Species: Druddigon
Item: Life Orb / Choice Band
Ability: Sheer Force
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Moveset:
- Outrage / Dragon Claw
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Superpower

Doubles Physical Sweeper Druddigon (Sheer Force)

Druddigon is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Choice Band will increase the damage of Druddigon's physical moves by 1.5x at the cost of locking you into the first move you pick. Life Orb boosts the power of Druddigon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. However, Sheer Force negates the recoil damage from Life Orb while still increasing the damage from both it's ability and the orb making it an amazing item for Druddigon. With Sheer Force, Druddigon's attacks with secondary effects have 1.3x power; nullifies the effects.

Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Druddigon afterwards).
Dragon Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dragon-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Druddigon's attack and defense by 1 stage).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Druddigon 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
Charge Beam
50
90%
10
70% chance to raise the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Draco Meteor
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Dragon Pulse
85
100%
10
No additional effect.
Flamethrower
90
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Flash Cannon
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Heat Wave
95
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Incinerate
60
100%
15
Destroys the foe(s) Berry/Gem.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Snarl
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk 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.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Aqua Tail
90
90%
10
No additional effect.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
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.
Crush Claw
75
95%
10
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Dragon Claw
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Dragon Tail
60
90%
10
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Dual Wingbeat
40
90%
10
Hits 2 times in one turn.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fire Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to burn. 10% chance to flinch.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Gunk Shot
120
80%
5
30% chance to poison the target.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Lash Out
75
100%
5
2x power if the user had a stat lowered this turn.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Metal Claw
50
95%
35
10% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Night Slash
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Outrage
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Poison Tail
50
100%
25
High critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison.
Power-Up Punch
40
100%
20
100% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Retaliate
70
100%
5
Power doubles if an ally fainted last turn.
Revenge
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Scale Shot
25
90%
20
Hits 2-5 times. User: -1 Def, +1 Spe after last hit.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Smack Down
50
100%
15
Removes the target's Ground immunity.
Stomping Tantrum
75
100%
10
Power doubles if the user's last move failed.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Sucker Punch
70
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Thunder Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to paralyze. 10% chance to flinch.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Glare
--
100%
30
Paralyzes the target.
Hone Claws
--
--
15
Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by 1.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
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.
Roar
--
--
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
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.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Druddigon 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 Druddigon

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