Competitive Information for Duraludon [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Duraludon duraludon
Base Stats for Duraludon

Steel / Dragon

Abilities:
Heavy MetalHeavy Metal: This Pokemon's weight is doubled.
,
Light MetalLight Metal: This Pokemon's weight is halved.
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StalwartStalwart: Ignores the effects of opposing Pokémon's Abilities and moves that draw in moves.


Evolutions / Family:
Duraludon
Duraludon-Gmax

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


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Movesets for Singles


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

IncineroarTogekissWhimsicottConkeldurrGrimmsnarlRotom-WashPassimianDragapultVenusaurCharizard


Duraludon is a stupendous Steel and Dragon-typed Pokemon. Duraludon is a pretty usual Pokemon to see in Generation 8. Duraludon's only type-related weaknesses are Fighting and Ground.


Species: Duraludon
Item: Assault Vest / Life Orb
Ability: Stalwart
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Draco Meteor
- Thunderbolt
- Flash Cannon
- Protect

Special Sweeper Duraludon (Analytic)

Duraludon is a stupendous Special Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Duraludon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Stalwart, ignores the effects of opposing pokémon's abilities and moves that draw in moves.

Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Duraludon's special attack by 2 stages).
Thunderbolt is a special 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Flash Cannon is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Duraludon this turn).




Species: Duraludon
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Stalwart
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Steel Beam / Flash Cannon
- Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
- Thunderbolt
- Dark Pulse

Special Sweeper Duraludon (Stalwart)

Duraludon is a decent Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Duraludon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Duraludon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Stalwart, ignores the effects of opposing pokémon's abilities and moves that draw in moves.

Steel Beam is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Steel-type move (Duraludon loses 50% max hp).
Flash Cannon is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Duraludon's special attack by 2 stages).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
Thunderbolt is a special 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Dark Pulse is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).



Movesets for Doubles


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

CorviknightBisharpMelmetalRotom-WashDracovishGengarHawluchaObstagoonToxtricityHaxorusPolteageistArcanine


Species: Duraludon
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Stalwart
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Steel Beam / Flash Cannon
- Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
- Snarl
- Thunderbolt

Doubles Special Sweeper Duraludon (Stalwart)

Duraludon is an interesting Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Duraludon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Duraludon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Stalwart, ignores the effects of opposing pokémon's abilities and moves that draw in moves.

Steel Beam is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Steel-type move (Duraludon loses 50% max hp).
Flash Cannon is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Duraludon's special attack by 2 stages).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a considerable amount of damage.
Snarl is a special 55-base power Dark-type move (100% chance to lower the foes special attack by 1 stage).
Thunderbolt is a special 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Duraludon 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
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.
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.
Mirror Coat
--
100%
20
If hit by special attack, returns double damage.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
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.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Steel Beam
140
95%
5
User loses 50% max HP.
Thunder
110
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
90
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze 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.
Breaking Swipe
60
100%
15
100% chance to lower adjacent foes' Atk by 1.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Dragon Claw
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
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.
Foul Play
95
100%
15
Uses target's Attack stat in damage calculation.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Gyro Ball
--
100%
5
More power the slower the user than the target.
Heavy Slam
--
100%
10
More power the heavier the user than the target.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Metal Burst
--
100%
10
If hit by an attack, returns 1.5x damage.
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.
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.
Slash
70
100%
20
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.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Hone Claws
--
--
15
Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by 1.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Laser Focus
--
--
30
Until the end of the next turn, user's moves crit.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Metal Sound
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
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.
Scary Face
--
100%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense 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.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Duraludon 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 Duraludon

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