Originally Posted by Fat Omoplata
I might start to breed a Drapion soon too because I don't have access to a Registeel. Is Drapion worth it though?
He is 100% worth it, like Jumpman mentioned: Battlearmor and acupressure are made for each other. Basicly if you charm twice with mespirit you won the game (if the opponent is a physical attack user that is :)
The biggest problem are special attackers, clear body pokes with special attacks (read regice) and the randomness of acupressure.
This is how i died:
In comes Regice,
Mespirit : trick
Regice: Icebeam Crit, mespirit dead,
Drapion, acupressure: Accuracy
Regice: Icebeam (around 40% damage)
Drapion, Acupressure: Sp. atck
Drapion, Acupressure: Accuracy
Now i switch to gyarados, but i should have stayed in because gyarados could have around 2-3 DD, anyway
Regice: IB does around 35% and freezes
Gyara: went out of freeze (phew!) DD
At this moment i was really low and afraid i would be killed by the next IB so I use waterfall, regice around 30%
Regice: ib and gyarados lives with 6hp
I finist it and i know there is not much hope left
Gyarados used Icefang because it hits neutral but will never do enough, but it crits! leaving aboma with 15% left
Aboma misses his rock slide, thank god
Gyarados finishes it with waterfall
in comes Weavile
I am not too scared about this poke because he is dark and might use dark attacks on my sleeping 40 hp drapion
Weavile: Ice punch
lost at battle 139
For example a pokemon is locked into a special move with trick, if the opponent will not KO you with the next hit use T-wave, later on maybe flash and move on to drapion.
-T-wave has 3 very nice functions here:
1: paralyse not being able to attack
2: Slow then drapion
3: Not totally a third, but paralyse not being able to attack when struggeling.
Basicly you want the opponent to paralyse as much as possible, not because you are afraid of the damage but more to have more boosts. BUT if drapion will not get his boosts in S-def or evasiness you are in trouble. On the otherhand, IF drapion gets his boost in s-def or evasiness it is good game =)
I might rebreed drapion with a carefull nature, because you do not need really the extra attack if you are on +6. And you will need the extra sdef to set up :)
-Edit: Just did a damage calc, with a carefull nature on drapion the IB of a 31iv 252 ev non boosting nature regice does 32.6% - 38.7% with an adamant nature on drapion IB does 35.8% - 42.2%, ok i have to go breed again