Drapion | Weakness, Movesets, And Counters (2024)

Simon Crawford | Mar 01, 2023 4 min read

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Given its behavior, physiology, and strength, Drapion is a creature you would rather have on your side in Pokémon. But you must understand its weakness and learn self-defense counter moves to capture and train the creature.

In the game, you have the fire, steel, water, ice, and ground attack types at your disposal. However, not all of them are effective, as Drapion has only one weakness.

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Drapion Is Only Weak To The Ground Types

Drapion is a Poison and Dark-type Pokémon, meaning it should be weak in the face of Ground and Psychic attacks. However, being a dual-type Pokémon with partial Dark typing, Psychic attacks have no impact on them. Thus, Drapion is only weak to ground-type attacks like Garchomp despite their weaknesses.

Profile of Drapion 

Drapion, also known as the ‘Ogre Scorp Pokémon,’ is a Poison/Dark-type Pokémon introduced in generation IV of the games. It has enormous claws, can turn its head 180 degrees, and although its poison is potent, it prefers applying physical strength on rampages. This creature is a fast and effective stall breaker with a combination of Swords Dance and Taunt moves, making it an offensive threat.

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Drapion Profile

Access additional information about Drapion from the table below:

Name Drapion
Height 4’03”
Weight 135.6 lbs
Category Ogre Scorpion
Gender 50% Male, 50% Female
Abilities Sniper, Battle Armor
Evolves from Skorupi starting at level 40
Main moves Dragon Tail with Earth Power
Types Poison, Dark
Similar Pokémon Grimer, Muk, Skuntank, Stunky

Drapion Resistances

If a Pokémon has resistance, it’s damaged less as a result of an attack by a similar type of Pokémon.

Immune to: Psychic
Doubly resistant to: None
Resistant to: Poison, Ghost, Grass, and Dark

The Best Movesets For Drapion Is Bite

Each pocket monster has available moves directly impacting its usefulness in the game. Draipon's best move is Bite/Sludge Bomb, with a DPS of 11.27, but other options exist. 

Quick move Main move
Bite Aqua Tail
Poison Sting Sludge Bomb
Infestation crunch
Fell Stinger
Frustration Shadow
Return Purified

The Best Counter For Drapion Is Ground-Type Landorus

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The Ground-type Pokémon Landorus is the best counter for Drapion. It has an Attack of 261 and a defense of 182 paired with the Mud Shot and Earth Power movements. 

The rest are in the table below:

Counter Movesets
Incarnate Landorus Mud Shot, Earthquake
Therian Landorus Mud Shot, Earthquake
Excadrill  Mud-Slap, Drill Run
Groudon Mud Shot, Earthquake
Mamoswine  Mud-Slap, Bulldoze
Golurk Astonish, Earth Power
Rhyperior Mud Slap, Earthquake

So there you have it. You now have a comprehensive outlook of Drapion, the fierce Poison, and Dark Type Pokémon. Although not extraordinary, Drapion has a larger moveset diversity allowing it to stand out among other Poison/Dark types. 

Take advantage of this information for more success in completing missions, battling other players, and catching Pokémon when playing Brilliant Diamond or Shinning Pearl.