WIP Dragapult

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[OVERVIEW]
  • Incredibly fast, can even outrun middling speed Pokemon (e.g. Dracovish) at +1 or some slower Pokemon in Tailwind.
  • Can viably run special or physical sets, offering some unpredictability.
  • Has okay defenses and some nice resists from being Dragon.


[SET]
name: Special Attacker
move 1: Draco Meteor
move 2: Shadow Ball
move 3: Fire Blast / Thunderbolt
move 4: Protect
item: Life Orb
ability: Clear Body / Infiltrator
nature: Timid / Modest
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Set Description
========
  • Draco and SBall are STABs and can hit most Pokemon neutrally, with Draco providing a nuke option.
  • Fire Blast hits Steels (Exca, Corv). Alternatively, Tbolt still hits Corv as well as other Flying-types.
  • "Thou shalt always use Protect(ion)" - Jesus
  • Life Orb boosts damage (much better than Specs since you can change move and still get boost with Dmax).
  • Clear Body stops drops from Nice Access or Dmax moves, or Infiltrator to ignore screens/Veil
  • Timid lets you tie with other Dragapult and outspeed Scarf Dracovish, or Modest gives some more power.

Usage Tips
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  • Click moves

Team Options
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  • Fairy checks i.e. Steel-types, Exca, Corv
  • Tyranitar (and Exca) is an issue, so sand checks like Corv/washtom/mowtom

[SET]
name: Physical Attacker
move 1: Dragon Darts / Dragon Claw
move 2: Phantom Force
move 3: Dragon Dance / Steel Wing
move 4: Protect
item: Life Orb / Lum Berry
ability: Clear Body
nature: Adamant / Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Set Description
========
  • Dragon Darts damages both foes, or will hit a single target hard if the other is KOed/immune
  • Alternatively, Dragon Claw is more reliable at damaging a single target.
  • Phantom Force is Ghost STAB
  • Dragon Dance boosts Attack and Speed
  • Steel Wing hits Fairies such as Grimmsnarl, and Max Steelspike boosting Defense is coolio
  • I have no idea what Protect does please help
  • Life Orb boosts damage, Lum is useful for stopping a single Burn/Para.
  • Clear Body stops Intimidate
  • Adamant to hit hard since DD boosts Speed, if not using DD then Jolly so you tie other Drag and outspeed scarf Vish is better.

Usage Tips
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  • Aim for triple 20s

Team Options
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  • Redirection helps Dragapult set up (Indeedee-F, Togekiss)
  • Corviknight stops this set fairly well, so Fires (Arcanine) or Electrics (Rotom) to check it
  • Fairy checks (particularly if not using Steel Wing) i.e. Steel-types, Excadrill, Corviknight

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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  • Will-O-Wisp
  • Dragon Pulse > Draco for more spammable Dragon STAB
  • Beat Up with Justified users such as Arcanine
  • Dedicated support set? with like Beat Up, Wisp, Ally Switch/Disable and Sash
  • Weakness Policy
  • Choice Specs
  • Eject Pack (with Draco Meteor)

Checks and Counters
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**Fairy-types**: e.g. Whimsicott, Sylveon, Togekiss

**Dark-types**: Grimmsnarl (put in Fairy?), Tyranitar, Bisharp

**Ice-types**: Lapras, Lapras, yeah just Lapras. Bulky enough to take whatever, even Thunderbolt.

**Burns**: Physical variants are neutered by burn, most commonly from Rotom, Lum can help with this.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Yoda2798, 243662]]
- Quality checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]
 
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