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Dustox is a Bug & Poison Pokémon which evolves from Cascoon. It is vulnerable to Flying, Rock, Fire and Psychic moves. Dustox's strongest moveset is Confusion & Sludge Bomb and it has a Max CP of 1,224.
"Dustox is instinctively drawn to light. Swarms of this Pokémon are attracted by the bright lights of cities, where they wreak havoc by stripping the leaves off roadside trees for food."
Confusion is superior to Struggle Bug even if the latter benefits from STAB.
Silver Wind costs the least amount of energy and gets STAB, however after its nerf from the April 2020 rebalance, it's no longer recommended due to poor damage output. Sludge Bomb provides solid STAB damage, and costs only 5 energy more. Bug Buzz is recommended for its strong Bug-type damage, and also gets STAB.
Dustox is an anti-meta pick for Great League, featuring decent bulk from a defensive stat spread, a Bug/Poison typing that supports a niche against certain Pokemon, and a solid moveset for its role. With a max CP of 1384 at Level 50 Dustox actually falls short of the CP cap in Great League, which is rather unfortunate as it would perform even better if it could have more stats. Dustox's main use as an anti-meta pick is actually quite good against popular Pokemon such as Medicham, Haunter, and various Grass-types, but access to Sludge Bomb gives it some punch against the almost ubiquitous Azumarill. Unfortunately, losses against a majority of other Pokemon make Dustox a rather risky choice, but still one worthy of consideration.
If Dustox couldn't even reach the CP cap for Great League, then it definitely won't see any action in Ultra League.
This moth won't bug anyone in Master League.
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