★ Can you beat a Level 100 Mewtwo? Get our firsthand account of our team's ultimate strategy!
・How to Beat Max Raid Mewtwo
★ Having trouble winning online? Find out where your team is lacking.
・Best Pokemon Tier List For Ranked Battle
★ If you're searching for a Ditto with high IVs or Pokemon with Pokerus, there's a board for that!
・Ditto / Pokerus Trading Board
This is a strategy guide for using Dragapult in competitive play for the games Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for tips on the best Nature, EV spreads, Movesets, Builds, and Held Items to use with Dragapult, as well as its strengths and weak points.
|Dragapult - Related Articles|
|Evolution and Learnset||Build for Ranked Battle|
List of Contents
|Pokemon||Type 1||Type 2|
|Clear Body||Prevents other Pokemon from lowering its stats.|
|Infiltrator||Passes through the foe's barrier and strikes.|
|Cursed Body (Hidden)||May disable a move used on the Pokemon.|
|HP||Attack||Defense||Sp. Atk||Sp. Def||Speed|
What Nature are you running on Dragapult?
|Curse||Inherit from Gastly (learns at Lv.20) or Duskull (learns at Lv.36)|
|EV Spread||Atk. 252 / Spd. 252 / HP 4|
|Final Stat Values||HP 164 / Atk. 172 / Def. 95 / Sp.Atk. 120 / Sp.Def. 95 / Spd. 213|
|Held Item||Life Orb|
Because Dragapult can use both Physical and Special moves, it's the ideal user for Life Orb. This build goes in favor of physical attacks, but building Dragapult around a special moveset is a valid option.
As Dragapult is a tad unreliable defensively, Focus Sash is also a good choice. Not only will it bring out Dragapult's strengths as a sweeper itself, but also can help it hold back an opponent's sweeper.
|Steel Wing||Strong hitter against Fairy-types. Max Steelspike's effect of raising Defense is also a draw.|
|Shadow Ball||An alternate option for the hard-to-use Phantom Force. A solid option for a Special-leaning Dragapult.|
|Flamethrower||An alternate option for Fire Blast. Its increased accuracy helps, but the decreased power takes away from its OHKO and 2HKO potential.|
|Draco Meteor||For a Special-focused Dragapult. A powerful move with a downside of a 2-stage Special Defense drop - make sure your opponent can't take advantage of it.|
|EV Spread||Spd. 252 / HP 236 / Sp.Atk. 20|
|Final Stat Values||HP 193 / Def. 95 / Sp.Atk. 123 / Sp.Def. 95 / Spd. 213|
Here's the Dragapult set for those who want to take advantage of the Will-o-Wisp + Hex combo attack. Fast Pokemon bringing out a Will-o-Wisp on their first turn out is a tried and true method proved by Mega Gengar and Talonflame in previous games, and Dragapult is no slouch either.
Leftovers is a solid choice for constant HP restoration, allowing it to take advantage of Substitute. Its Speed is also pushed to the max, with the remaining EVs in Special Attack to make Dragapult a powerful defensive hitter.
As players can run a Dragapult with either Physical or Special attacks, it's truly a Pokemon which cannot be read easily. With a wide movepool and several fearsome moves to keep opponents on their toes, it's proved itself as a top-class attacker.
Leading with Dragapult, you can bait the opponent into switching out, only to follow with your own U-turn and switch in a Pokemon to counter the newly switched-in foe. With a blistering speed of 142, Dragapult is a great scout to find out what cards are stacked against you.
Dragapult can round out its moveset with Thunder Wave, Will-o-Wisp, Light Screen, and other support moves to make it a stellar setup player. And with its high speed, even Taunt, the ultimate foe of support Pokemon, can't stop Dragapult completely.
Just like any other Dragon type, Fairy-types are a weak spot for Dragapult. Pokemon with the Fairy typing that can also take Ghost-type moves with 1/2x or less damage will be able to handle Dragapult without a problem.
・Can take almost all of Dragapult's attacks with 1/2x or less damage
・Can hit with the Priority Move Sucker Punch for immediate super effective damage
Grimmsnarl Moveset & Best Build for Ranked Battle
・High Special Defense allow it to hold off a Special-leaning Dragapult
・Watch out for Steel Wing, which can deal heavy damage
Sylveon Moveset & Best Build for Ranked Battle
The Ice-type Priority Move Ice Shard and the Dark-type Priority Move Sucker Punch can hit Dragapult's weak points. Pokemon who can match these moves while also withstanding Dragapult's attacks make for effective counters.
・Type matchup allows it to take most of Dragapult's moves with 1/2x or 1/4x damage
・Can use Sucker Punch to hit Dragapult's weak point
・Ice Shard hits Dragapult where it hurts
・Can use Icicle Spear to break through Focus Sash
Mamoswine Moveset & Best Build for Ranked Battle
・Ice Shard hits Dragapult where it hurts
All our Best Teams are available for free rental, and usable in Ranked Battle with no EV Training necessary.
All Best Teams for Ranked Battle
|Best Team for Ranked Battle from a World Top 3 Player|
This is the primary set used by a former World Top 3 from a previous game in the series. Despite that daunting promise, it's an easy set to use for beginners, as the order to use Pokemon and which moves should be used are readily apparent. Not only that, but the set is carefully sculpted to be highly effective and dangerous even in the upper echelons of the Master Ball tier.
Best Team for Ranked Battle from a World Top 3 Player
|All Competitive Builds for Ranked Battle|
|Movesets & Best Builds for New Pokemon|
|Movesets & Best Builds for Returning Pokemon|
|Mow Rotom||Type: Null||Gengar|
|List Of Battle Articles|
|Tier List||Best Builds||Best Teams|
The Like Feature
You can save a comment for later by giving it a Like.
As a member:Get access to several features!
Pokémon Sword and Shield Guide & Walkthrough Wiki
Fire Emblem Heroes (FEH) Guide & Walkthrough Wiki
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Guide & Walkthrough Wiki
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Remake) Guide & Walkthrough Wiki
Mario Kart Tour Guide & Walkthrough Wiki
Death Stranding Guide & Walkthrough Wiki
Epic Seven Guide & Walkthrough Wiki
Offer: masterball with random pokemon
[What You Want:] Zeraora
[What You're Offering:] JPN 4IV A0S0 or 6IV Ditto
©2019 Pokémon. ©1995-2019 Nintendo/Creatures Inc. /GAME FREAK inc.
The copyrights of videos of games used in our content and other intellectual property rights belong to the provider of the game.
The contents we provide on this site were created personally by members of the Game8 editorial department.
We refuse the right to reuse or repost content taken without our permission such as data or images to other sites.