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Duraludon Guide: Builds and Best Items

Pokemon UNITE - Duraludon Guide Builds Best Items and Moveset

The best guide on how to play Duraludon in Pokemon UNITE for Nintendo Switch and Mobile. Check here for the best builds, Held and Battle items, movesets, as well as the latest nerfs, buffs, counters, matchups, and more!

Duraludon Pokemon Pages
Duraludon Reveal Page Top Partial.pngDuraludon Release Date Duraludon Builds Top Partial.pngDuraludon Builds

Latest Nerfs and Buffs (7/18)

Version 1.11.1.2 Patch Notes

Duraludon Changes (July 18)
Standard Attack Image
Standard Attack

(Boosted Attack)
• Maximum damage to wild Pokémon reduced by 45%.
Flash Cannon Image
Flash Cannon
• Maximum damage to wild Pokémon reduced by 40%.
• Cooldown reduced from 6s to 5s. (-1s)
Dragon Pulse Image
Dragon Pulse
• Maximum damage to wild Pokémon reduced by 35%.
• Cooldown reduced from 9s to 7.5s. (-1.5s)
Stealth Rock Image
Stealth Rock
• Time to replenish a charge reduced from 12s to 8s. (-4s)
• Slow effect increased from 15% to 25%. (+10%)

Stat Updates

1.4.1.10 Lowered attack.

Standard Attack

1.4.1.10 Range shortened. Bug fixes.
1.11.1.3 Maximum damage to wild Pokémon reduced by 45%.

Heavy Metal

1.4.1.10 Cooldown increased.

Dragon Pulse

1.4.1.10 Damage reduced. Effect duration decreased.
1.5.1.2 Damage decreased from 371 / Marked: 4341 to 251 / Marked: 3372 (-22%)
1.7.1.11 Maximum damage dealt on Wild Pokemon decreased.
1.8.1.4 Cooldown increased from 8s to 9s. (+1s) Additional damage from damage markers reduced by 25%.
1.11.1.3 Maximum damage to wild Pokémon reduced by 35%. Cooldown reduced from 9s to 7.5s. (-1.5s)

Flash Cannon

1.4.1.10 Bug fixes.
1.11.1.3 Maximum damage to wild Pokémon reduced by 40%. Cooldown reduced from 6s to 5s. (-1s)

Stealth Rock

1.5.1.2 Effects adjusted.
1.11.1.3 Time to replenish a charge reduced from 12s to 8s. (-4s) Slow effect increased from 15% to 25%. (+10%)

Dragon Tail

1.7.1.2 Cooldown increased from 1.1s to 2s (-0.9s).
1.8.1.4 Increased recharge time for one charge from 12s to 14s. (+2s) Minimum time between uses increased from 2s to 2.5s. (+0.5s)

Revolving Ruin

1.4.1.10 Bug fixes.
1.8.1.4 Shield effect reduced by 25%. Movement speed decrease effect reduced by about 20%.

Duraludon Basic Info

Duraludon
Duraludon.jpg
Tier Rating: C Rank Icon

Role: Attacker
Attack Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Physical
Difficulty: Intermediate
Cost:
"Duraludon is ready to leverage light, efface earth, and wreak ruin in order to win."

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Duraludon Best Lanes

Top Icon.pngTop Jungle Icon.pngJungle Bot Icon.pngBottom
4 Stars.png
2 Stars.png
5 Stars.png

Tips & Strategies for Every Lane

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
✔︎ Standard Attacks and moves have long range.
✔︎ Fast Standard Attacks.
✔︎ High-impact moves can deal damage to multiple opponents.
✖︎ Low Defenses an durability.
✖︎ Lacks proper mobility moves.
✖︎ Unite Move takes too long to activate fully.

Best Builds for Duraludon

Duraludon Builds
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Flash Cannon Build

Flash Cannon Build
Pokemon UNITE - Best Build Icon
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +30
Critical-Hit Rate: +8.1%
Critical-Hit Damage: +12%
Attack Speed: +7.5%
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
Attack
Critical-Hit Rate
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Defense
Sp. Def
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

Flash Cannon Build Explanation

This is a long-range build that turns Duraludon into a hard-hitting turret. It is centered around maximizing Duraludon's damage during Flash Cannon. It also utilizes Dragon Tail for repositioning and extra mobility. Since this build focuses on single targets and will leave Duraludon vulnerable, it's important to get a safe position first before using Flash Cannon, preferably behind allies.

  • Muscle Band gives Duraludon's attacks during Flash Cannon an HP-based bonus damage, increasing its damage output.
  • Scope Lens increases Duraludon's chances of dealing critical-hits and improves their damage, particularly during Flash Cannon.
  • Razor Claw provides Duraludon with a little more critical-rate and gives the Pokemon's initial Flash Cannon attack a decent damage boost after activating it.
  • Focus Band can be a replacement for Razor Claw to give Duraludon some durability, since the Pokemon will become a vulnerable target while it's attacking during Flash Cannon.
  • Eject Button gives Duraludon another repositioning tool on top of Dragon Tail.
  • X Attack can also be used for the build to give Duraludon more damage during Flash Cannon.
  • The build's Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Brown Emblems for more damage and 6 White Emblems additional HP. This can be achieved by having at least two (2) Emblems that are both Brown and White.
  • Equip Emblems that improve Attack or Critical-Hit Rate to further improve Duraludon's attacks during Flash Cannon.
  • Sp. Atk., Sp. Def., and Defense can be freely traded for the other stats.

Flash Cannon Build Damage Test

Items
(Level 30)
Flash Cannon
(Standard Attack)
(@ Lvl 15)
Flash Cannon
(Standard Critical-Hit)
(@ Lvl 15)
Flash Cannon
(Boosted Attack)
(@ Lvl 15)
Muscle Band
+
Scope Lens
+
Razor Claw
(Includes effect)
1078
2279
4740

Since the build is centered on Flash Cannon, equipping items that will maximize Duraludon's attacks during Flash Cannon is the ideal item combination.

Out of all the item combinations, Muscle Band, Scope Lens, and Razor Claw will be the best for the build. Although the item combination did not produce the highest results, it's a simple build that works well with Flash Cannon.

As for alternatives, replacing Razor Claw with Focus Band would be the best choice. Razor Claw's effects is less benefitial for the build compared to Muscle Band, so replacing it with a defensive item will not reduce Duraludon's damage all that much.

These damage tests are conducted using the Training Dummy in Practice Mode. The results are taken from the Total Damage data.

Note:
The numbers in bold are the highest result for a specific test.
Items
(Level 30)
Flash Cannon
(Standard Attack)
(@ Lvl 15)
Flash Cannon
(Standard Critical-Hit)
(@ Lvl 15)
Flash Cannon
(Boosted Attack)
(@ Lvl 15)
Muscle Band
+
Scope Lens
+
Rapid-Fire Scarf
1075
2270
4449
Muscle Band
+
Scope Lens
+
Razor Claw
(Includes effect)
1078
2279
4740
Muscle Band
+
Scope Lens
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
1157
2502
4572
Muscle Band
+
Rapid-Fire Scarf
+
Razor Claw
(Includes effect)
1091
1822
4764
Muscle Band
+
Rapid-Fire Scarf
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
1169
1978
4590
Muscle Band
+
Razor Claw
(Includes effect)
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
1173
1986
4926
Scope Lens
+
Rapid-Fire Scarf
+
Razor Claw
(Includes effect)
715
1515
4372
Scope Lens
+
Rapid-Fire Scarf
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
794
1683
4209
Scope Lens
+
Razor Claw
(Includes effect)
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
797
1689
4534
Rapid-Fire Scarf
+
Razor Claw
(Includes effect)
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
809
1618
4558

The tests above does not use any Emblems yet so it will scale higher if equipped.

Dragon Pulse Build

Dragon Pulse Build
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +27
Critical-Hit Rate: +6%
Critical-Hit Damage: +12%
Attack Speed: +16.50%
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Jungle Recommendation Yes Jungle
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
Attack
Critical-Hit Rate
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Defense
Sp. Def
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

Dragon Pulse Build Explanation

This build focuses on dealing high AoE burst damage by marking targets with Standard Attacks or Dragon Tail and bursting them down with Dragon Pulse. Remember to keep attacking when knocking out an enemy Pokemon to reduce Dragon Pulse's cooldown.

  • Muscle Band improves Duraludon's attacks via increased damage and attack speed.
  • Scope Lens gives Duraludon increased critical-hit rate and damage, making its attacks more lethal.
  • Rapid-Fire Scarf grants Duraludon a massive attack speed increase, allowing it to quickly mark opponents with its attacks.
  • X Speed gives Duraludon more mobility for chasing or escaping enemies.
  • Eject Button can also offer mobility but adds the ability to move passed walls, which can be useful at times.
  • The build's Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Brown Emblems for more damage and 6 White Emblems additional HP. This can be achieved by having at least two (2) Emblems that are both Brown and White.
  • Equip Emblems that improve Attack or Critical-Hit Rate to further improve Duraludon's attacks.
  • Sp. Atk., Sp. Def., and Defense can be freely traded for the other stats.

Dragon Pulse Build Damage Test

Items
(Level 30)
Dragon Pulse
(Base)
(@ Lvl 15)
Standard Attack
(@ Lvl 15)
Boosted Attack
(@ Lvl 15)
Muscle Band
+
Scope Lens
+
Rapid-Fire Scarf
261 887
4070

Since the build is centered on Dragon Pulse, equipping items that will allow Duraludon to quickly mark opponents with its attacks and maximize its attack damage is the ideal item combination.

Out of all the item combinations, Muscle Band, Scope Lense, and Rapid-Fire Scarf will be the best for the build. Muscle Band's bonus damage, Rapid-Fire Scarf's massive attack speed buff, and Scope Lens' increased critical-hit and damage are what Duraludon needs to carry out the build's gameplay.

These damage tests are conducted using the Training Dummy in Practice Mode. The results are taken from the Total Damage data.

Note:
The numbers in bold are the highest result for a specific test.
Items
(Level 30)
Dragon Pulse
(Base)
(@ Lvl 15)
Standard Attack
(@ Lvl 15)
Boosted Attack
(@ Lvl 15)
Muscle Band
+
Scope Lens
+
Rapid-Fire Scarf
261 887
4070
Muscle Band
+
Scope Lens
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
291 965
4175
Muscle Band
+
Rapid-Fire Scarf
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
295 977
4191
Scope Lens
+
Rapid-Fire Scarf
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
290 602
3811

The tests above does not use any Emblems yet so it will scale higher if equipped.

Duraludon Best Items & Moveset

Best Held Items

Item Explanation
Focus Band.pngFocus Band Focus Band is the best defensive item for Duraludon, increasing its static defenses and granting a survivability during fights.
Scope Lens.pngScope Lens Scope Lens increases Duraludon's attack damage via critical-hits. It also works during Flash Cannon, dealing massive damage to targets from afar.
Muscle Band.pngMuscle Band Muscle Band's damage boost and attack speed works well with Dragon Pulse, allowing Duraludon to apply stacks faster while dealing significant damage.
Razor Claw.pngRazor Claw Razor Claw works particularly well with Flash Cannon, giving Duraludon's first attack after activating the move a decent damage boost.
Rapid-Fire Scarf.pngRapid-Fire Scarf Rapid-Fire Scarf allows Duraludon to quickly mark opponents for Dragon Pulse or attack faster during Flash Cannon.

List of Held Items

Best Battle Items

Item Explanation
Eject Button.pngEject Button Eject Button is a decent mobility tool for Duraludon, making up for its lack of escape. It can also be used to quickly reposition when using Dragon Pulse, Flash Cannon, and its Unite Move.
X Speed.pngX Speed X Speed provides a consistent way of giving Duraludon extra mobility for repositioning in battle. It also allows the Pokemon to negate enemy disables.
X Attack.pngX Attack X Attack is a reliable damage-boosting item for Duraludon, increasing its damage and attack speed. It's best used during Flash Cannon to improve the Pokemon's damage output.

List of Battle Items

Best Moveset

Move Explanation
Flash Cannon ImageFlash Cannon Flash Cannon's synergy with Dragon Tail and Revolving Ruin is really great for bursting down targets and catching enemies off-guard with a sudden burst of damage.
Dragon Tail ImageDragon Tail This move lets Duraludon gain more distance from enemies and allows it to position itself or setup for Flash Cannon.

This moveset puts Duraludon in a slightly safer situation and still dish out tons of damage. Flash Cannon allows Duraludon to deal significant amounts of damage from a great distance, causing opponents to approach with caution. Dragon Tail gives Duraludon a repositioning tool, particularly during Flash Cannon, allowing it to maintain a safe distance from enemies.

Flash Cannon and Dragon Pulse are Duraludon's primary damage move that relies mainly on the Pokemon's attacks.

Flash Cannon turns Duraludon into a literal cannon, increasing its attack range and damage significantly. However, Duraludon is unable to move during this state, making the Pokemon a hot target.

Dragon Pulse, on the other hand, deals trivial damage on its own but has the potential to burst down targets that have multiple marks. The catch is that it takes quite a bit of time to set up the move since Duraludon needs to mark opponents multiple times using its attacks or other move to maximize Dragon Pulse's damage.

Dragon Tail and Stealth Rock are Duraludon's complimentary moves that have unique interactions with its other moves.

Dragon Tail doesn't do much in terms of damage, but it allows Duraludon to quickly reposition, giving it some mobility. It can be used to mark opponents with Dragon Pulse or quickly move backward during Flash Cannon. Meanwhile, Stealth Rock is a straightforward damage move. However, it only has a special interaction with Dragon Pulse, placing one mark on opponents per instance of damage.

Which Moveset Do You Think is Best for Duraludon?

Dragon Pulse & Stealth Rock 5
Votes
Dragon Pulse & Dragon Tail 22
Votes
Flash Cannon & Stealth Rock 3
Votes
Flash Cannon & Dragon Tail 48
Votes

Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Previous Poll Result

Dragon Pulse + Stealth Rock 12
Votes
Dragon Pulse + Dragon Tail 22
Votes
Flash Cannon + Stealth Rock 4
Votes
Flash Cannon + Dragon Tail 57
Votes

How to Play Duraludon

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Stay Behind Your Allies

Like with other Attackers, Duraludon is not a durable Pokemon and can easily be pressured if you get too aggressive. So, it is best to stay behind the lines and wait for the enemy team to commit to a fight. Fortunately, Duraludon's kit has a decent enough range for you to pressure enemies from afar without the need to face them head-on. This is especially true when you are running Flash Cannon as it leaves you open to being piled on by multiple opponents.

Avoid Pokemon that have Burst Potential

While Duraludon's kit can easily melt multiple enemies and single targets, it is not fast enough to stave off Speedsters that can pressure low HP Pokemon. Be mindful of the enemy team's Pokemon that have burst potential. Make sure to always top off your HP to avoid being quickly knocked down, especially when you are facing Pokemon that have high mobility and high damage like Talonflame or Absol.

Marked Targets Receive Increased Damage from Dragon Pulse

Hitting opponents with Standard Attacks, Metal Claw, or Stealth Rock will mark them. It can be stacked up to 5 times and will be removed if you do not hit the enemy after a short time. Marked targets are dealt more damage when they are caught in Dragon Pulse's blast, so be sure to mark all targets in the area before activating the move to get the most damage!

Take Advantage of Multiple Dragon Pulse Activations

When you defeat a marked opponent this way, Duraludon's next 4 Standard Attacks will have increased damage and will heal Duraludon. Additionally, Dragon Pulse's cooldowns will be reduced from 10s to 5s. This will give you enough time to mark your targets with Standard Attacks again until you can use Dragon Pulse again. This allows you to potentially chain multiple Dragon Pulse activations to clean up a fight!

Watch Out for Pokemon with Full Heal

Pokemon equipped with Full Heal can remove all of Dragon Pulse's stacks (blue markers) from themselves, preventing you from maximizing the move's damage. It's best to either target Pokemon that don't have the item equipped or wait for Full Heal is on cooldown.

Full Heal Effect and How to Get

Pressure Opponents with Stealth Rock

Stealth Rock is a great offensive move that can continuously pressure an opponent's HP from afar. It can also be used to zone out opponents while getting marked. What makes it different from Crustle's Stealth Rock is that you can have up to three charges of the move and the affected area is invisible to the enemy team until one an opponent steps on it. Below are some ways you can fully take advantage of the move.

Prevent Opponents from Scoring

Once an area is affected by a Stealth Rock, it will deal continuous damage to all enemies standing on it. This means that you can place it on an allied goal zone and prevent opponents from charging up and scoring. Moreover, You can even stack multiple Stealth Rocks on top of each other to get around the shield Buddy Barrier produces. And, since Stealth Rock is invisible to the enemy team, it will take a moment before they will notice what they are standing on!

Pressure Opponents in Choke Points

Set up traps for your enemies by placing Stealth Rocks in narrow areas. This is especially effective if you have an All-Rounder or Defender that can bait enemies into a fight while standing in the affected area. And, being invisible to the enemy team makes this move a great trap to set when teams clash for objectives.

Other Moves Can be Activated While in Flash Cannon

When Flash Cannon is activated, Duraludon will stand its ground and fire laser beams at the first target within range. Once activated, Duraludon will not be able to move until the move ends your you use the move again to stop. However, you can still activate your other moves while in this state.

When opponents get close, you can increase the distance with Dragon Tail while being able to damage and stun them. It is also possible to activate Duraludon's unite move, Revolving Ruin, while Flash Cannon is active allowing you to catch your opponents off-guard with a sudden burst of damage!

Battle Items can be Activated too

Battle Items can be activated too while Flash Cannon is active. This gives you a bit more flexibility and protection, which will depend on the item you are running. X Attack makes the move more deadly as it increases Duraludon's Attack damage and speed. Eject Button helps you reposition Duraludon in case an enemy gets too close. Lastly, running a Full Heal will help give Duraludon more protection from knockbacks as it is not unstoppable while the move is active.

Pick Flash Cannon's Targets with Advanced Controls

While using Flash Cannon, you will only be able to target one enemy at a time until it is defeated or they get out of Duraludon's range. We advise you to turn on Lock-On Icon in the game's Controls settings to get more control out of targetting with Flash Cannon. By utilizing this, you will be able to cycle through targets and focus down on low HP opponents!

Targeting and Aim Assist Guide

Use Revolving Ruin at a Safe Distance

Revolving Ruin is a great finishing move that can easily knock down enemies caught in its radius. Although the move can be devastating when you get to activate it in the middle of a clash, it is still best to keep a distance when activating the move since you can still be knocked down in the middle of channeling the move, especially if you do not have a Buddy Barrier equipped. Like Duraludon's other moves, Revolving Ruin's range is wide enough to damage opponents from afar.

Progression and Leveling Guide

Top or Bottom Lane Guide

Level 1 to 5

  • Secure as many Wild Pokemon as you can and get EXP to reach level 5.
  • Once at level 5, learn either Flash Cannon or Dragon Pulse.
  • Continue to farm wild Pokemon and level up, defend the lane, score points, and knock out opponents.

Level 6 to 9

  • Once at level 7, learn either Dragon Tail or Stealth Rock, and start to get aggressive.
  • Continue to farm wild Pokemon, defend the lane, score points, and knock out opponents to level up.
  • Help your allies secure Regieleki and/or Regice, Registeel, or Regirock.
  • Once at level 9, learn Revolving Ruin to get all moves.

Level 10+

  • Continue to farm and level up.
  • Stick with allies to defend or push lanes, secure objectives, and win teamfights.
  • Reach at least level 13 on or before Rayquaza spawns for a full-upgraded moveset.
  • Help your allies win a team fight and secure Rayquaza.
  • After securing Rayquaza, just score points to gain the score lead, then immediately return to base and just defend the remaining goal zones until the match ends.

Jungle Guide

Level 1 to 5

  • Clear the first wave of jungle camps and level up to level 5 with the help of Laser Focus and Metal Claw.
  • Once at level 5, learn Flash Cannon or Dragon Pulse.
  • Help the top or bottom lane by securing the Altaria and Swablu camps, knocking out opponents, and scoring points.

Level 6 to 9

  • Clear the second wave of jungle camps to reach level 7 and get learn either Dragon Tail or Stealth Rock.
  • At the 8:00 minute mark, go to the center of the map and secure the Altaria and Swablu camps.
  • At the 7:20 minute mark, go to the bottom lane and help secure the Altaria and Swablu camps, knock out opponents, and score points.
  • Once at level 9, learn Revolving Ruin.
  • At the 7:00 minute mark, help allies secure Regice, Registeel, or Regirock.
  • Afterwards, try to secure Regieleki on the top lane if it's still there.

Level 10+

  • Stick with allies to defend or push lanes, secure objectives, and win teamfights.
  • Reach at least level 13 on or before Rayquaza spawns for a fully-upgraded moveset.
  • Help your allies win a team fight and secure Rayquaza.
  • After securing Rayquaza, just score points to gain the score lead, then immediately return to base and just defend the remaining goal zones until the match ends.

Duraludon Combos

Early Game Beatdown Combo

Early Game Beatdown Combo
Standard Attack Icon x3 ► Metal Claw IconStandard Attack IconDragon Pulse Icon
Pokemon UNITE - Duraludon Early Dragon Pulse Combo
This is an early game combo that can pressure single targets when you engage in a brawl. Start by attacking the target three times with Standard Attacks. Then, use Metal Claw. Hitting the target with this move will automatically fill your boosted meter, which you will immediately use to fully mark the target. Finish the combo by letting out a Dragon Pulse and get the full damage burst.

Burst Combos

This set of combos takes advantage of Dragon Pulse's bonus damage from marked opponents to deal insane amounts of damage.

Dragon Tail Variation

Dragon Tail Burst Combo
Standard Attack Icon x3 ► Dragon Tail IconStandard Attack IconDragon Pulse IconStandard Attack Icon ~
Pokemon UNITE - Duraludon Single Target Burst Combo
Start by attacking the target three times with Standard Attacks. After hitting the target with a boosted attack, immediately follow it up with a Dragon Tail to jump back and stun the opponent. When the move hits, your boosted attack will be filled, which you will immediately use to get the full 5 mark stacks. After that, charge up Dragon Pulse to deal burst damage. Finish the combo by dealing the final boosted attack on the opponent.

Stealth Rock Variation

Stealth Rock Burst Combo
Stealth Rock IconStandard Attack Icon x4 ► Dragon Pulse IconStandard Attack Icon x3
Pokemon UNITE - Dragonite Stealth Rock and Dragon Pulse Combo
Start by hitting the target with a Stealth Rock. Then, proceed to dish out Standard Attacks. After that, charge up a Dragon Pulse and get the full damage bonus. If the target is still standing, continue hitting them with Standard Attacks

Mobile Flash Cannon Combo

Mobile Flash Cannon Combo
Dragon Tail IconStandard Attack IconFlash Cannon IconStandard Attack Icon x4 ► Dragon Tail IconStandard Attack Icon ~
Pokemon UNITE - Duraludon Mobile Flash Cannon Combo.gif
Start by jumping back and stunning the target with a Dragon Tail. Your boosted attack meter will automatically fill, which you will quickly use. Then, activate Flash Cannon and proceed to attack the target. When the target gets too close, use another Dragon Tail to reposition.

Ultimate Combos

This set of combos adds Duraludon's Unite move, Revolving Ruin, into the mix to deal massive damage. The Dragon Pulse variation utilizes Stealth Rock to distribute the damage and marks around the area before letting out burst damage, while the Flash Cannon variation is great for focusing down single targets.

Dragon Pulse Variation

Ultimate Dragon Pulse Combo
Stealth Rock Icon + Standard Attack Icon x3 ► Revolving Ruin IconDragon Pulse Icon
Pokemon UNITE - Duraludon Ultimate Combo Dragon Pulse
Start by alternating between Stealth Rock and a Standard Attack, spreading across multiple targets within the area. Note that using Stealth Rock will automatically fills up your boosted meter, allowing you to get additional strong hits on the targets in between activations. Depending on your level, you can do this up to 3 times. Then, when all targets are damaged and marked, activate Revolving Ruin to hit all targets in the area. After that, immediately activate Dragon Pulse to deal massive damage.

Flash Cannon Variation

Ultimate Flash Cannon Combo
Standard Attack Icon x3 ► Dragon Tail IconStandard Attack IconRevolving Ruin IconFlash Cannon IconStandard Attack Icon ~
Pokemon UNITE - Duraludon Ultimate Combo Flash Cannon.gif
Start by attacking the target three times with Standard Attacks. After hitting the target with a boosted attack, immediately follow it up with a Dragon Tail to jump back and stun the opponent. Deal the boosted attack gained from Dragon Tail, then immediately activate Revolving Ruin. After the blast, activate Flash Cannon and proceed to bombard the target with Standard Attacks.

Matchups & Counters for Duraludon

Hard Counter
AbsolAegislashAzumarillBlastoiseBlazikenBuzzwoleCharizardCinderaceCrustleDecidueyeDelphoxDodrioDragapultDragoniteEspeonFalinksGengarGlaceonGreedentGreninjaGyaradosInteleonLaprasLeafeonLucarioMachampMamoswineMega Mewtwo XMega Mewtwo YMeowscaradaMetagrossMewMimikyuSableyeScizorSlowbroTalonflameTrevenantTsareenaTyranitarUmbreonUrshifuVenusaurWigglytuffZacianZeraoraZoroark
Fair Matchup
Alolan NinetalesBlisseyChandelureClefableCramorantEldegossGardevoirGoodraMiraidonMr. MimePikachuSylveon
Good Matchup
ComfeyHoopa
Matchup Notes
Hard CounterHard Counter Even MatchupEven Matchup Easy MatchupEasy Matchup
1. The chart is based on our own experience playing Duraludon.
2. Pokemon within each tier are unordered
3. Any Pokemon not shown here are still under investigation.

Hard Counter with Burst Damage

Although Duraludon has long-range and high burst damage, it can easily get overwhelmed once a Pokemon gets too close and interrupts its attacks. Pokemon that can dive straight for Duraludon are the perfect counters against the Pokemon.

PokemonExplanation
Talonflame ImageTalonflame Rating: ★★★★★
• Can dive directly and burst down Duraludon using Fly or Brave Bird.
• Can displace Duraludon using Flame Sweep.
Lucario ImageLucario Rating: ★★★★★
• Lucario's chain of hard-hitting combos can overpower the fragile and slow Duraludon.
• Lucario's durability and survivability via Steadfast allows it to soak Duraludon's initial burst damage.
Decidueye ImageDecidueye Rating: ★★★★
• Can deal burst damage from afar using Spirit Shackle, especially during Flash Cannon.
• Can shred Duraludon using Razor Leaf before it can fully charge Dragon Pulse.

Even Matchups for Duraludon

Duraludon can get the upper hand against these Pokemon if it can fully stack Dragon Pulse's damage or freely attack during Flash Cannon without getting interrupted.

Strike First

Ranged, Fragile Pokemon with High Damage
Alolan Ninetales Image Chandelure Image Cramorant Image Gardevoir Image Miraidon Image Pikachu Image Sylveon Image
How to Beat
• Much like Duraludon, these Pokemon prefer to keep their distance from opponents when fighting. They also have high damage potential that can be dangerous for Duraludon. However, they are fragile and can get knocked out by Duraludon fast. Winning against them is just a matter of striking first.
• When using Dragon Pulse, lay down Stealth Rocks at their position to slow and mark them, then burst them down with a fully-charged Dragon Pulse.
• When using Flash Cannon, find a safe spot before using the move, then focus fire on them to take them down fast. Use Dragon Tail to move backwards when they try to approach.
• Use Revolving Ruin to trap them inside and take them out with either Dragon Pulse or Flash Cannon.

Aim Them First or Force them to Retreat

Supporters
Blissey Image Clefable Image Eldegoss Image Mr. Mime Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon usually stick with their allies and rarely venture alone. Although they themselves pose no threat to Duraludon, their support capabilities makes them valuable during fights.
• When using Dragon Pulse, lay down Stealth Rocks at their position to slow and mark them, then burst them down with a fully-charged Dragon Pulse.
• When using Flash Cannon, find a safe spot before using the move, then focus fire on them to take them down fast. Use Dragon Tail to move backwards when they try to approach.
• Use Revolving Ruin to trap them inside and take them out with either Dragon Pulse or Flash Cannon.

Group Up with Allies

Highly Durable Pokemon
Goodra Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon are extremely durable, making it difficult for Duraludon to take them down alone. With that, it's best to group up with allies to bring them down with the help of Duraludon.
• When using Dragon Pulse, lay down Stealth Rocks at their position to slow and mark them, then deplete their HP with a fully-charged Dragon Pulse.
• When using Flash Cannon, just stay at a relatively safe distance while firing at them to help in dishing out damage.

Easy Matchups for Duraludon

Easy matchups are Pokemon that can't burst down Duraludon before it can unleash a fully-charged and fully-stacked Dragon Pulse.

Aim Them First or Force them to Retreat

Supporters
Comfey Image Hoopa Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon usually stick with their allies and rarely venture alone. Although they themselves pose no threat to Duraludon, their support capabilities makes them valuable during fights.
• When using Dragon Pulse, lay down Stealth Rocks at their position to slow and mark them, then burst them down with a fully-charged Dragon Pulse.
• When using Flash Cannon, find a safe spot before using the move, then focus fire on them to take them down fast. Use Dragon Tail to move backwards when they try to approach.
• Use Revolving Ruin to trap them inside and take them out with either Dragon Pulse or Flash Cannon.

Best Teammates

Pokemon Explanation
Machamp ImageMachamp Snorlax ImageSnorlax Mr. Mime ImageMr. Mime Sturdy Frontliners with Disables
Highly durable Pokemon with disabling moves can fight in the frontlines and take the enemy's attention away from Duraludon, allowing the Pokemon to freely dish out damage. Their disabling moves like Submission and Heavy Slam can also set up Duraludon's Dragon Pulse or Flash Cannon moves, which are moves that require some time to fully utilize.
Alolan Ninetales ImageAlolan Ninetales Eldegoss ImageEldegoss Mew ImageMew Can Heal, Buff, or Shield
Pokemon that can heal, shield, or buff are also great partners for Duraludon. They can supplement Duraludon's gameplay by ensuring its survival during fights using moves like Cotton Guard and Aurora Veil, and improving its damage with moves like Coaching. They can also give up some farm to Duraludon without too much strain in their performance as the match progresses.

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Duraludon Moves

Move Slot 1 (R)

Laser Focus ImageLaser Focus
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Buff
Damage Type: Status
Cooldown: 9s
Starting Damage: N/A
Final Damage: N/A
Reduces the damage the user receives for a short time. Afterward, the user's basic attacks deal additional damage to opposing Pokemon they hit (up to 3 times in total)
Flash Cannon ImageFlash Cannon
(Lv. 5)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Buff
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 5s
Starting Damage: 170
Rupture damage: 170, Basic Attack damage: 336, Boosted Attack damage: 3507
Final Damage: 700
Rupture damage: 700, Basic Attack damage: 687, Boosted Attack damage: 4047
Has the user rupture the ground in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and decreasing their movement speed for a short time. For a short time afterward, when the user performs a basic of boosted attack, it will gather all of its energy and release it all at once as a cannon of light. These cannon attacks have increased range and deal damage to all opposing Pokemon hit by the light. Boosted cannon attacks deal more damage than basic cannon attacks and also decrease the movement speed of opposing Pokemon they hit for a short time.
Upgrade: Opposing Pokemon in the ruptured ground's area of effect are also unable to act for a short time.
Dragon Pulse ImageDragon Pulse
(Lv. 5)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 7.5s
Starting Damage: 124
No charge damage: 96, Charged damage: 124, Marked damage (5 marks): 1645
Final Damage: 251
No charge damage: 196, Charged damage: 251, Marked damage (5 marks): 3013
Charges power before dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect. The user's movement speed is decreased while charging, but the longer the power is charged, the wider the move's area of effect becomes and the more damage it deals. After the user learns this move, a damage marker will be attached to any opposing Pokemon the user damages. When Dragon Pulse hits a marked opposing Pokemon, it deals additional damage to the Pokemon for each damage marker attached to it, then removes all the damage markers. In addition, if this move knocks out an opposing Pokemon, its cooldown is reduced, and the user's next basic attacks will each deal additional damage and further reduce this move's cooldown when they hit.
Upgrade: Also restores the user's HP if this move knocks out a Pokemon from the opposing team.

Move Slot 2 (ZR)

Metal Claw ImageMetal Claw
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Hindrance
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 8s
Starting Damage: 386
Final Damage: 445
Has the user strike with sharp claws, dealing damage to the opposing Pokemon it hits and decreasing their movement speed for a short time. After this move is used, the user's next basic attack becomes a boosted attack.
Dragon Tail ImageDragon Tail
(Lv. 7)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Hindrance
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 2.5s
Starting Damage: 435
Damage per use: 435, Max number of uses: 2
Final Damage: 685
Damage per use: 685, Max number of uses: 2, Additional damage: 250
Has the user shove opposing Pokemon and move itself backward a short distance. Afterward, the user's next basic attack becomes a boosted attack. A maximum of two uses can be kept in reserve for this move.
Upgrade: After this move hits, the user's next basic attack or move deals additional damage to opposing Pokemon when it hits.
Stealth Rock ImageStealth Rock
(Lv. 7)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Hindrance
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 1s (Charge time: 8s)
Starting Damage: 628
Damage per instance: 157, Number of instances: 4
Final Damage: 992
Damage per instance: 248, Number of instances: 4
Has the user create a field of levitating stones by hurling a stone at the designated area. The field deals damage over time to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and decreases their movement speed for a short time. If the hurled stone hits an opposing Pokemon before reaching the designated area, the area of effect will instead be centered on where the stone hit that Pokemon. If an opposing Pokemon takes damage from this move a certain number of times, that Pokemon becomes unable to move for a short time. After this move is used, the user's next basic attack becomes a boosted attack. A maximum of two uses can be kept in reserve for this move.
Upgrade: Increases the maximum number of uses that can be kept in reserve for this move.

Unite Moves (ZL)

Revolving Ruin ImageRevolving Ruin
(Lv. 9)
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 132s
Starting Damage: 2064
Laser damage: 688, Explosion damage: 688, Burning ring damage: 344
Final Damage: 3021
Laser damage: 1007, Explosion damage: 1007, Burning ring damage: 503
Has the user spin, firing a beam of light at the ground in a sweeping circle around it. If this beam hits an opposing Pokemon, it deals damage to it, grants the user a shield, and increases the user's Attack for a short time. Both the shield effect and the Attack increases are strengthened the more opposing Pokemon are hit by the beam of light. Damage dealt to any opposing Pokemon in the area of effect after the beam of light is fired. A burning ring is left where the beam of light touched the ground, and opposing Pokemon that touch this ring take damage and have their movement speed decreased for a short time.

Standard Attack

Standard Attack Image Standard Attack Shoots a fierce blast of light from the user's mouth, dealing damage to the opposing Pokemon it hits. Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, shooting out a long beam that deals a large amount of damage to all opposing Pokemon it hits.

Ability (Passive)

Heavy Metal ImageHeavy Metal
Duraludon IconDuraludon

Prevents the Pokemon from being thrown or shoved once. This ability goes on cooldown after it's triggered.

Duraludon Stats & Evolutions

Duraludon Evolutions

Duraludon.pngDuraludon
This Pokemon does not evolve.

Duraludon Stats

Level HP Defense Special Defense Attack Damage
1 3000 70 50 135
2 3085 78 55 148
3 3179 87 61 162
4 3282 97 67 178
5 3395 108 74 195
6 3520 120 82 214
7 3657 133 91 235
8 3808 148 100 258
9 3975 164 110 284
10 4159 182 122 312
11 4362 201 135 343
12 4585 222 149 377
13 4830 246 164 414
14 5100 272 181 455
15 5397 301 200 500

Attack Damage is the damage of the Basic Attack as tested against the Training Dummy.

Duraludon In-Game Stat Listings

Offense Endurance Mobility Scoring Support
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Duraludon Skins (Holowear)

Holowear
DuraludonOrange Unite StyleOrange Unite Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 350
DuraludonPurple Unite StylePurple Unite Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 350
DuraludonGuardian StyleGuardian Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 550
DuraludonDark Suit StyleDark Suit Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 1050
DuraludonRed Unite StyleRed Unite Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 350
DuraludonBonfire StyleBonfire Style

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Duraludon Achievements

Dragon Pulse Achievement

Dragon Pulse
Pokemon Move
Duraludon ImageDuraludon Dragon Pulse ImageDragon Pulse
Mission:
In a single battle, knock out Pokemon from the opposing team with Dragon Pulse or Dragon Pulse+ 3 or more times. (5/10/20 battles total)
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39 Anonymous10 months

They neefed him again... Given how low is his damage, he should at least get a big Def and SP Def buff so he can survive a little.

38 Anonymousabout 1 year

pro tip for using duraludon’s unite move if you use eject button after the circle drawing thingy it moves

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