0452 Drapion



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  • Main moves:
    Poison Sting, Crunch, Aqua Tail
  • Type
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  • Rank:
    Lvl 23 2/15/14CP 1500
  • Buddy Distance:
  • Charged Move Cost:
    75,000 Stardust
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More Detail Properties Introduction

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Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Flexible
    Can hit a wide variety of types.
  • + Shield Pressure
    Pressures opponents to shield its strong or rapid attacks.
  • - Low Fast Move Pressure
    Deals low Fast Move damage. It may struggle to bring down weakened opponents.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive*Unobtainable via TM
No.Move TypesMoveAccuracyPowerDamageAverageFast MoveCountRemark
1FastPoison Sting4.51.82Fast Charge
2FastInfestation423Fast Charge
3FastIce Fang2.542Heavy Damage
4FastBite24.81Heavy Damage
5ChargedCrunch30% chance -1 Def opponent45841.875 - 5 - 5 - 5Debuff
6ChargedAqua Tail35501.434 - 4 - 4 - 4Coverage Spam/Bait
7ChargedSludge Bomb50961.926 - 6 - 5 - 6General
8ChargedReturn†701301.868 - 8 - 8 - 8Neutral Nuke
9ChargedFell Stinger100% chance +1 Atk self35200.574 - 4 - 4 - 4Boost Spam/Bait

Character Introduction


Drapion is a Poison & Dark Pokémon which evolves from Skorupi. It is vulnerable to Ground moves. Drapion's strongest moveset is Bite & Sludge Bomb and it has a Max CP of 2,453.


Drapion exhibits formidable strength with its clawed arms, capable of reducing a car to scrap, while the claws' tips drip with lethal poison.

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Bite or Ice Fang + Aqua Tail and Fell Stinger or Crunch or Sludge Bomb

Bite and Ice Fang both rely on damage output rather than energy generation, with different targets depending on the typing.

That makes Aqua Tail a must as Drapion's most easily reachable charged move (at only 35 Energy). It gets often paired with Fell Stinger which isn't meant to do damage, but rather to double down on the fast move damage by boosting Drapion's Attack by 1 stage at each use. That moveset, however, has the issue of offering very low shield pressure: Crunch and Sludge Bomb will get used less frequently, but when that happens they hit much harder with STAB and may come as surprises. 

Poison Sting + Aqua Tail and Crunch or Sludge Bomb

Poison Sting sports a polar opposite play style with emphasis on high energy gains and weak damage output. This enables Drapion to spam its charge moves much sooner to improve its pressure on shields. Infestation is a step down due to worse energy generation and lacking STAB. 

When comparing all of these movesets, one can be more favorable over the other depending on the situation.

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 3 / 5

Drapion is more of a well-rounded Pokemon; with no highlights of extraordinary stats or epic movesets, Drapion kind of falls in the middle of the pack in Great League. It isn't the only Pokemon with the interesting Dark/Poison typing, which means it has a lot of competition to fulfill its role. What makes Drapion sort of stand out is its larger moveset diversity, which enables it to be more versatile. Among the Dark-types and Poison-types in this league, Drapion's numerous moveset options gives it a lot of flexibility, with options for frequent charge move spam or fast move damage pressure. Unfortunately it's not quite at the level of top tier meta Pokemon, so Drapion tends to see more use in specific formats that cater to its strengths. 

Ultra League: 3 / 5

The level 50 update increases Drapion's performance in Ultra League, allowing it to reach the 2500 CP cap while increasing its IV optimization for more bulk stats. Dark typing at first glance might seem appealing against the popular Giratina, but Drapion can struggle against Dragon Breath variants even with both Bite and Crunch. Access to Aqua Tail is a great option to deal unresisted damage to other Dark/Poison Pokemon like Skuntank or Alolan Muk, giving Drapion an advantage. Unfortunately Aqua Tail is generally considered a weaker move in the meta, and without STAB Drapion tends to struggle against more neutral matchups. 

Master League: 0 / 5

Drapion doesn't have sufficient stats to perform well in Master League. Most of the wins it will get would be against off-meta picks weak to its typing, which isn't saying much.

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