Competitive Information for Alolan Dugtrio [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Dugtrio-alola dugtrio-alola
Base Stats for Dugtrio-Alola

Ground / Steel

Abilities:
Sand VeilSand Veil: If Sandstorm is active, this Pokemon's evasiveness is 1.25x; immunity to Sandstorm.
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Sand ForceSand Force: This Pokemon's Ground/Rock/Steel attacks do 1.3x in Sandstorm; immunity to it.
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Tangling HairTangling Hair: Pokemon making contact with this Pokemon have their Speed lowered by 1 stage.


Evolutions / Family:
Dugtrio

Weakness Chart for Ground/Steel-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
0.5x
  
0.5x
0x
0.5x
2x
2x
0.5x
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
2x
  
0.5x
0x
0.5x
0.25x
0.5x
2x
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Dugtrio-alola? 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 Dugtrio-alola in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

IncineroarTogekissTyranitarWhimsicottChandelureDragapultMalamarFarfetch'dGourgeist-SuperRotom-Wash


Dugtrio is an astounding Ground and Steel-typed Pokemon. Dugtrio is a super common Pokemon to see in Generation 8. Dugtrio is weak to Fighting, Fire, Ground, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Dugtrio-Alola
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Sand Force
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- High Horsepower
- Iron Head
- Rock Slide
- Protect

Physical Sweeper Dugtrio-Alola (Analytic)

Dugtrio is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Dugtrio from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Dugtrio's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Sand Force, Dugtrio's ground/rock/steel attacks do 1.3x in sandstorm; immunity to it.

High Horsepower is a physical STAB-boosted 95-base power Ground-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Dugtrio this turn).




Species: Dugtrio-Alola
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Tangling Hair
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / High Horsepower
- Iron Head / Metal Claw
- Body Slam
- Sucker Punch

Physical Sweeper Dugtrio-Alola (Tangling Hair)

Dugtrio is a notable Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Dugtrio from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Dugtrio's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Tangling Hair, pokemon making contact with Dugtrio have their speed lowered by 1 stage.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
High Horsepower is a physical STAB-boosted 95-base power Ground-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Metal Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Dugtrio's attack by 1 stage).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
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 Dugtrio-alola? 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 Dugtrio-alola in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

IncineroarTogekissTyranitarWhimsicottChandelureDragapultMalamarFarfetch'dGourgeist-SuperRotom-Wash


Species: Dugtrio-Alola
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Tangling Hair
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / High Horsepower
- Rock Slide
- Iron Head
- Body Slam

Doubles Physical Sweeper Dugtrio-Alola (Tangling Hair)

Dugtrio is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Dugtrio from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Dugtrio's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Tangling Hair, pokemon making contact with Dugtrio have their speed lowered by 1 stage.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
High Horsepower is a physical STAB-boosted 95-base power Ground-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Dugtrio-alola 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).
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Final Gambit
--
100%
5
Does damage equal to the user's HP. User faints.
Flash Cannon
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Sludge Wave
95
100%
10
10% chance to poison adjacent Pokemon.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Steel Beam
140
95%
5
User loses 50% max HP.
Tri Attack
80
100%
10
20% chance to paralyze or burn or freeze target.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
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.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fissure
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
High Horsepower
95
95%
10
No additional effect.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Metal Claw
50
95%
35
10% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Night Slash
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Reversal
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
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.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Stomping Tantrum
75
100%
10
Power doubles if the user's last move failed.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Sucker Punch
70
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Thrash
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
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.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Hone Claws
--
--
15
Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by 1.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Memento
--
100%
10
Lowers target's Attack, Sp. Atk by 2. User faints.
Metal Sound
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
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.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Dugtrio-alola 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 Dugtrio-alola

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