Monotype Dragapult (Ghost)

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[SET]
name: Choice Specs (Ghost)
move 1: Shadow Ball
move 2: Draco Meteor
move 3: Fire Blast / Flamethrower
move 4: Thunderbolt
item: Choice Specs
ability: Infiltrator / Clear Body
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Dragapult excels at being a special wallbreaker because of its vast special movepool, good Special Attack, and amazing Speed stat that allows it to outspeed various threats in the metagame such as Choice Scarf Dracovish and Dracozolt, Hydreigon, and Gengar, which makes it a massive threat to many teams alike. Using coverage along with its STAB attacks, it's able to take advantage of various matchups like Steel, Water, Dragon, and Ground. Fire Blast, Flamethrower, and Thunderbolt hit Steel- and Water-type Pokemon such as Ferrothorn, Corviknight, Gyarados, and Toxapex for super effective damage. Fire Blast is preferred in order to deal greater damage against Corviknight, while Flamethrower can be used for the consistency. Infiltrator can be used for Substitute users such as Whimsicott and Hydreigon, while Clear Body is useful against teams that carry Sticky Web. Dragapult should generally try to find opportunities where it can wallbreak with little drawback, which is easy to do with its high Speed.

Dragapult pairs well with offensive Pokemon such as Polteageist, Gengar, Mimikyu, and Aegislash to break past shared checks and sweep teams. For example, Mimikyu can work together with Dragapult to beat Dragon, while Polteageist and Dragapult can both pose a huge threat to Water. Choice Scarf Gengar can outspeed other Choice Scarf users like Gardevoir and Excadrill that Dragapult dislikes dealing with, and Aegislash appreciates Dragapult's early- to mid-game wallbreaking so that it can try to sweep teams late-game and can cover some of Dragapult's weaknesses using its Steel typing. Dragapult also appreciates defensive Pokemon such as Runerigus, Galarian Corsola, and Sableye. The former two can lay down entry hazards for it to have an easier time wallbreaking and serve as good pivots for Dragapult, while Sableye itself can use Knock Off, Taunt, and Will-O-Wisp to soften up opposing teams. Froslass is a useful partner for Dragapult because of its ability to set Spikes, allowing it to wallbreak more efficiently, and its ability to deny opposing hazards with Taunt.

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I'd rather cut the sentence about Draco if we can get more detail into the way Dragapult smashes matchups like Steel.

Probably worth noting that Fire Blast is preferred for more damage on Corviknight?

I think it's worth explaining that defensive Pokemon act as good pivots for switching a Choice-locked Dragapult out into.

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[SET]
name: Choice Specs (Ghost)
move 1: Shadow Ball
move 2: Draco Meteor
move 3: Fire Blast / Flamethrower
move 4: Thunderbolt
item: Choice Specs
ability: Infiltrator / Clear Body
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Dragapult excels at being a special wallbreaker because of its vast special movepool, good Special Attack, as well as its and amazing Speed. Its Speed stat that (fusing sentences is optional but yea repetition is bad) allows it to outspeed various threats in the metagame such as Choice Scarf Dracovish and Dracozolt, Hydreigon, and Gengar, which makes it a massive threat to many teams alike. Using coverage along with its STAB attacks, it's able to take advantage of various matchups like Steel, Water, Dragon, and Ground. Fire Blast, Flamethrower, and Thunderbolt are coverage options that hit Steel- and Water-type Pokemon such as Ferrothorn, Corviknight, Gyarados, and Toxapex for super effective (RH) damage. Fire Blast is preferred in order to deal greater damage against Corviknight, while Flamethrower can be used for the consistency. Infiltrator can be used for Substitute users such as Whimsicott and Hydreigon, while Clear Body is useful against teams that carry Sticky Web. Dragapult should generally try to find opportunities where it can wallbreak with little drawback, which is easy to do so with its high Speed.

Dragapult pairs well with offensive Pokemon such as Polteagiest Polteageist, Gengar, Mimikyu, and Aegislash to break past shared checks and sweep teams. For example, Mimikyu can work together with Dragapult to beat Dragon, while Polteagiest Polteageist and Dragapult can both pose a huge threat to Water. Choice Scarf Gengar can outspeed other Choice Scarf users like Gardevoir and Excadrill that Dragapult dislikes dealing with, and Aegislash appreciates Dragapult's early- (AH) to mid-game wallbreaking so that it can try to sweep teams in the late-game (AH) and can cover some of Dragapult's weaknesses using its Steel typing. Dragapult also appreciates defensive Pokemon such as Runerigus, Galarian Corsola, and Sableye. The former two can lay down entry hazards for it to have an easier time wallbreaking and serve as good pivots for Dragapult, while Sableye itself can use Knock Off, Taunt, and Will-O-Wisp to soften up opposing teams for Dragapult. (repetition / redundancy) Froslass is a useful partner for Dragapult because of its ability to set Spikes, allowing it to wallbreak more efficiently, and its ability to deny opposing hazards with Taunt.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[<username1>, <userid1>]]
- <Type> analysis by: [[<username1>, <userid1>]]
- Quality checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>], [<username2>, <userid2>]]
- Grammar checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>]]
 

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