Dracozolt - Moveset & Best Build for Ranked Battle | Pokemon Sword and Shield


This is a strategy guide for using Dracozolt in competitive play for the games Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for tips on the best Nature, EV spreads, Movesets, and Held Items to use with Dracozolt, as well as its strengths and weak points.

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Basic Information for Dracozolt

Types and Abilities

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2
Electric Type Dragon Type
Volt Absorb Restores HP if hit by an Electric-type move.
Hustle Boosts the Attack stat, but lowers accuracy.
Sand Rush (Hidden) Boosts the Pokemon's Speed in a sandstorm.

Type Defenses

Deals 4x damage
Deals 2x damage
Ice Image Ground Image Dragon Image Fairy Image
Deals 0.5x damage
Fire Image Water Image Grass Image Flying Image Steel Image
Deals 1/4x damage
Electric Image
Deals 0x damage

What is Type Effectiveness?

Base Stats

HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
90 100 90 80 70 75

Best Nature for Dracozolt

Best Natures
(+Spd, -SpAtk)

What are Natures?

Strategies for Dracozolt

Choice Scarf Moveset & Best Build

Nature Jolly (+Spd, -SpAtk)
EV Spread Atk. 252 / Spd. 252 / Def. 4
Final Stat Values HP 165 / Atk. 152 / Def. 111 / Sp.Atk. 90 / Sp.Def. 90 / Spd. 139
Ability Hustle
Held Item Choice Scarf
Moveset Bolt Beak
Low Kick

With Dracozolt's exclusive move Bolt Beak as its main attack, it relies on the Choice Scarf to hit first and deal massive damage. Bolt Beak's effect causes it to deal double damage when it attacks first, so its Speed is maximized to increase this potential in spite of its low Base Speed.

To deal further damage, we've included its Ability Hustle for this build, which boosts the Power of its attacks while sacrificing Accuracy. It's an extremely easy to use Pokemon – simply spam attacks against enemies it can handle, and switch it out for those it can't.

Other Viable Moves

Dragon Claw An alternate choice for Outrage. It trades a power drop to avoid the Confusion caused by Outrage, so it's useful if you want to use Dracozolt without switching out.
Bulldoze Has the advantage of lowering its opponent's Speed, allowing more opportunities for Bolt Beak to get its power boost. This also helps support teammates switching in.
Fire Fang Great for taking down Steel types. When Dynamaxed, it can change to Max Flare to change disadvantageous weather.

How to Use Dracozolt Effectively

A cannon poised to take out enemies in one hit

The power boost from Dracozolt's Ability Hustle, combined with the doubled power of Bolt Beak, set it up to knock opponents flat from the getgo, and potentially even sweep the opponent's team. Its type combination of Electric and Dragon is also excellent, rendering it capable of both dishing out huge damage while taking attacks with reduced damage from a variety of types.

Counters for Dracozolt

Bring out one of its weaknesses

Unfortunately for Dracozolt, its weaknesses to Ground and Fairy type make it a poor choice to handle many of the most prevalent Pokemon in the metagame, including Excadrill, Sylveon and Mimikyu. Simply having one of these Pokemon in your party should be sufficient to handle it.

Best Pokemon to Use

Pokemon Description
Excadrill ImageExcadrill Ranking: ★★★★★
・Has an effective typing to handle Dracozolt
・Can definitively survive a hit when holding Focus Sash
Moveset & Best Build for Excadrill
Mimikyu ImageMimikyu Ranking: ★★★★★
・Has an effective typing to handle Dracozolt
・Its ability Disguise ensures its ability to move at least once
Moveset & Best Build for Mimikyu

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