Monotype Dragon Dance Dragapult (Ghost)

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:ss/dragapult:
[SET]
name: Dragon Dance (Ghost)
move 1: Dragon Dance
move 2: Dragon Darts
move 3: Phantom Force
move 4: Substitute
item: Dragon Fang / Leftovers
ability: Infiltrator
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Dragon Dance Dragapult is a fantastic setup sweeper that takes advantage of its high natural Speed, outspeeding all of the unboosted metagame after a single turn, which makes it not only tricky to wall but also much harder to effectively revenge kill. Dragon Dance allows Dragapult to OHKO threats such as Diggersby and Zeraora and 2HKO Toxapex with Dragon Darts after a single boost as well as outspeed Adamant Excadrill in sand and Kingdra in the rain, and after using Dragon Dance twice, it can outspeed Hawlucha after Unburden. Dragon Darts is its main STAB attack and can severely dent any Pokemon that does not resist it. Phantom Force hits Pokemon that resist Dragon Darts such as Excadrill and Hatterene. Substitute allows Dragapult to avoid status moves from Pokemon such as Toxapex and grants it more opportunities to set up Dragon Dance. Sucker Punch can be used to gain an advantage over opposing Dragon Dance Dragapult and attack before Cinderace's Sucker Punch, Mimikyu's Shadow Sneak, and Rillaboom's Grassy Slide. Dragon Fang notably allows Dragon Darts to OHKO offensive Volcarona, but Leftovers is an option that gives Dragapult more opportunities to set up Substitute. Maximum Attack and Speed EVs alongside an Adamant nature allow Dragapult to move as fast and strike hard. 4 Defense EVs allow it to always survive +2 Jolly Cloyster's Ice Shard.

Galarian Corsola is the best partner Dragon Dance Dragapult can ask for many reasons; the first is its ability to set Stealth Rock up, allowing Dragapult to serve as a setup sweeper more effectively. It can also cripple physical attackers such as Urshifu-S with Will-O-Wisp alongside Strength Sap, potentially provide Dragapult free turns to set up Dragon Dance through Cursed Body, and serve as a general physical pivot into Pokemon such as Cinderace for Dragapult. Mimikyu forms a physical setup core with Dragapul, as it can take on Dark- and Fighting-type Pokemon such as Tyranitar, Bisharp, Urshifu-S, and Terrakion for Dragapult with its STAB and coverage moves in Play Rough and Drain Punch as well as revenge kill Pokemon such as Hatterene under Trick Room thanks to its ability Disguise. Aegislash provides a specially defensive wall that can pivot into Dragon-, Fairy-, and Ice-type attacks such as Duraludon's Draco Meteor, Primarina's Moonblast, and Avalugg's Avalanche thanks to its Steel typing. It can also act as a Choice Specs wallbreaker or physical setup sweeper, allowing it to take on Pokemon like Corviknight and Chansey for Dragapult. Dragapult appreciates Choice Specs Gengar's ability to punch holes in walls such as Mandibuzz, Galarian Weezing, Skarmory, and Tyranitar with its coverage moves. Choice Scarf Gengar, on the other hand, can act as a revenge killer against Pokemon such as Zeraora for unboosted Dragapult. Jellicent can, like Galarian Corsola, cripple physical walls with Strength Sap and Will-O-Wisp while also preventing slower Pokemon such as Ferrothorn and Toxapex from setting entry hazards with Taunt. Alolan Marowak and Chandelure most simply can break through Steel-type Pokemon for Dragapult. Substitute Chandelure, in particular, can take on Pokemon, such as Bisharp, while Alolan Marowak is a strong Swords Dance attacker able to soften physically defensive Pokemon such as Toxapex and Braviary for Dragapult to sweep more easily.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[maroon, 305839]]
- Ghost analysis by: [[maroon, 305839]]
- Quality checked by: [[Harpp, 320110], [Izaya, 311872]]
- Grammar checked by: [[The Dutch Plumberjack, 232216]]
 
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[SET COMMENTS]
*' Dragon Dance Dragapult is a fantastic setup sweeper, able to take advantage of its high natural speed it outspeeds all of the unboosted metagame after a Dragon Dance, making it difficult to wall.' Also mention its attack stat which is good and combine it with its speed stat and say how it can be hard to revenge kill too especially after a dd boost.

* ' Choice Specs Gengar can act as a revenge killer allowing it to take on Pokemon such as Zeraora for unboosted Dragapult.' Did you mean choice scarf gengar? since specs gengar is outsped by Zeraora.

* Add Alolan Marowak as a teammate and talk about its SD set breaking Pokemon like Toxapex with Poltergeist, allowing Dragapult have easier time sweeping with DD.

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"Mimikyu can also revenge kill Pokemon such as Hatterene under Trick Room for Dragapult thanks to its ability Disguise and access to Shadow Sneak"
- Last part is unnecessary imo.

"Aegislash provides a specially defensive wall for Dragapult .... and Kyurem's Ice Beam"
- Is Kyurem really a relevant example here since it never forces Dragapult out?

"Dragapult appreciate's Choice Specs Gengar's ability to punch holes in physically defensive walls such as Galarian Weezing and Mandibuzz for Dragapult and nail Pokemon such as Mantine and Skarmory for Dragapult with Thunderbolt, and Tyranitar with Focus Blast."
- Just reword it to "Dragapult appreciate's Choice Specs Gengar's ability to punch holes in walls such as Mandibuzz, Galarian Weezing, Skarmory and Tyranitar with its coverage moves." Cuts out a lot of unnecessary details imo.

"Substitute Chandelure in particular can take on Pokemon such as Bisharp, in part thanks to it also commonly running Substitute."
- This wording specifically emphasizes that Substitute Chandelure is the best set to complement DD Dragapult.

Good stuff, QC 2/2
 

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:ss/dragapult:
[SET]
name: Dragon Dance (Ghost)
move 1: Dragon Dance
move 2: Dragon Darts
move 3: Phantom Force
move 4: Substitute
item: Dragon Fang / Leftovers
ability: Infiltrator
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Dragon Dance Dragapult is a fantastic setup sweeper(RC), able to take advantage of its high natural speed it outspeeds use its high natural Speed to outspeed (awkwardness + two objective fixes) all of the unboosted metagame after a Dragon Dance. This makes Dragapult not only difficult to wall but also much harder to effectively revenge kill thanks to its great natural Speed. (redundant/unneeded info. this also explains most other pure removals I suggested) Dragon Dance is its setup move and allows it to OHKO threats such as Diggersby and Zeraora and 2HKO Toxapex with Dragon Darts at +1 and 2HKO Toxapex with Dragon Darts. (awkwardness) After a Dragon Dance, it is able to outspeed Adamant Excadrill in Sand(RC), and Kingdra in rain, and after using Dragon Dance twice it can outspeed Hawlucha after Unburden. Dragon Darts is its main STAB attack and is able to severely dent any Pokemon that doesn't resist it after a boost. (I assume this addition is more precise/specifically relevant) Phantom Force allows it to hit Pokemon that resist Dragon Darts such as including (because 'such as' repetition later) Steel- and Fairy-type Pokemon such as Excadrill and Hatterene. Substitute allows Dragapult to avoid status from Pokemon such as Toxapex and allows it more opportunities to set up Dragon Dance. Sucker Punch can be used to gain an advantage over other Dragon Dance Dragapults(RC), as well as be able to and (normally I would correct less disruptively to "...as well as letting Dragapult attack...", but you just mentioned foe Dragapults and I don't want to confuse) attack before Cinderace's Sucker Punch, Mimikyu's Shadow Sneak, and Rillaboom's Grassy Glide. Dragon Fang allows Dragon Darts to hit harder allowing it to notably OHKO offensive Volcarona. Leftovers is an option instead of Dragon Fang that provides Dragapult with residual recovery giving it gives Dragapult more opportunities to set up Substitute. Maximum Attack and Speed EVs alongside an Adamant nature allow Dragapult to move as fast and strike hard. 4 Defense EVs allow it to always live withstand (grammar standard is to not have Pokemon "die" from attacks) +2 Jolly Cloyster's Ice Shard.

Galarian Corsola is the best partner Dragon Dance Dragapult could ask for a multiple of(AC), for multiple reasons; the first being its ability to it can (complete sentence required for semicolon) set Stealth Rock up allowing to let Dragapult to (because I add another "to" soon) more effectively serve as a setup sweeper land KOs to continue sweeping, (explaining why SR specifically helps Dragapult) can cripple physical attackers such as Urshifu-S with Will-O-Wisp alongside Strength Sap, and provides Dragapult free turns to setup Dragon Dance through disabling foe moves with Cursed Body, which has a chance to disable the opponents move. (communicates the point without unneeded explanation) Galarian Corsola can also serve as a general physical pivot into Pokemon such as Cinderace for Dragapult. (repetitiveness) Mimikyu forms a physical setup core with Dragapult. It can take on Dark- and Fighting-type Pokemon such as Tyranitar, Bisharp, Urshifu-S, and Terrakion for Dragapult with its STAB Play Rough and coverage in Play Rough and Drain Punch. Mimikyu can also revenge kill Pokemon such as Hatterene under Trick Room for Dragapult thanks to its ability Disguise. Aegislash provides a specially defensive wall for Dragapult and is able to pivot into Dragon-, Fairy-, and Ice-type attacks for Dragapult such as Duraludon's Draco Meteor, Primarina's Moonblast, and Avalugg's Avalanche (better linking support to its foundation, and does not require repetitive phrasing) thanks to its Steel typing allow it to switch in on attacks such as Duraludon's Draco Meteor, Primarina's Moonblast, and Avalugg's Avalanche. [BREAK] It Aegislash (ambiguity) can also act as a Choice Specs wallbreaker or physical setup sweeper(AC), allowing it to take on Pokemon like Corviknight and Chansey(AC), respectively(AC), for Dragapult respectively. Dragapult appreciates Choice Specs Gengar's ability to punch holes in walls such as Mandibuzz, Galarian Weezing, Skarmory(AC), and Tyranitar with its coverage moves. Choice Scarf Gengar can act as a revenge killer allowing it to take on Pokemon such as Zeraora for unboosted Dragapult. Jellicent can(AC), like Galarian Corsola(AC), cripple physical walls with Strength Sap and Will-O-Wisp while also being (AC), but is also (makes clear corsola can't also taunt hazard setters) able to prevent slower Pokemon such as Ferrothorn and Toxapex from setting hazards that reduce Dragapult's setup opportunities (explaining why hazard clearing helps Dragapult in specific. if this isn't accurate, feel free to change it) with Taunt. Alolan Marowak and Chandelure most simply can most easily break through Steel-type Pokemon for Dragapult. Substitute Chandelure in particular can take on Pokemon such as Bisharp. Alolan Marowak is a strong Swords Dance attacker allowing it to soften physically (AC), meanwhile(AC), softens physically defensive Pokemon such as Toxapex and Braviary(AC), allowing Dragapult to more easily sweep such as Toxapex and Braviary.
 

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[SET]
name: Dragon Dance (Ghost)
move 1: Dragon Dance
move 2: Dragon Darts
move 3: Phantom Force
move 4: Substitute
item: Dragon Fang / Leftovers
ability: Infiltrator
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Dragon Dance Dragapult is a fantastic setup sweeper that takes advantage of its high natural Speed, (comma) It outspeeds outspeeding all of the unboosted metagame after a Dragon Dance. Making Dragapult single turn, which makes it not only tricky to wall but also much harder to effectively revenge kill thanks to its incredible natural Speed. Dragon Dance is its setup move and allows it Dragapult to OHKO threats such as Diggersby and Zeraora with Dragon Darts at +1 and 2HKO Toxapex with Dragon Darts after a single boost. After a Dragon Dance, it can as well as outspeed Adamant Excadrill in sand (RC) and Kingdra in the rain, and after using Dragon Dance twice, it can outspeed Hawlucha after Unburden. Dragon Darts is its main STAB attack and can severely dent any Pokemon that does not resist it. Phantom Force allows it to hit hits Pokemon that resist Dragon Darts such as Steel- and Fairy-type Pokemon such as Excadrill and Hatterene. Substitute allows Dragapult to avoid Pokemon's status (RC) moves from Pokemon such as Toxapex and allows grants it more opportunities to set up Dragon Dance. Sucker Punch can be used to gain an advantage over other opposing Dragon Dance Dragapults Dragapult and be able to attack before Cinderace's Sucker Punch, Mimikyu's Shadow Sneak, and Rillaboom's Grassy Slide. Dragon Fang notably allows Dragon Darts to hit harder, allowing it to OHKO offensive Volcarona, (comma) but Leftovers are is an option instead of Dragon Fang that provides Dragapult with residual recovery giving it gives Dragapult more opportunities to set up Substitute. Maximum Attack and Speed EVs alongside an Adamant nature allow Dragapult to move as fast and strike hard. 4 Defense EVs allow it to always to live survive +2 Jolly Cloyster's Ice Shard.

Galarian Corsola is the best partner Dragon Dance Dragapult can ask for many reasons; the first is its ability to set Stealth Rock up, allowing Dragapult to serve as a setup sweeper more effectively. It can also cripple physical attackers such as Urshifu-S with Will-O-Wisp alongside Strength Sap, (AC) and potentially provide Dragapult free turns to set up Dragon Dance through Cursed Body a chance to disable the opponents move. Galarian Corsola can also, and serve as a general physical pivot into Pokemon (RC) such as Cinderace for Dragapult. Mimikyu forms a physical setup core with Dragapul, (comma) as it can take on Dark- and Fighting-type Pokemon such as Tyranitar, Bisharp, Urshifu-S, and Terrakion for Dragapult with its STAB and coverage moves in Play Rough and Drain Punch. Mimikyu can also as well as revenge kill Pokemon (RC) such as Hatterene (RC) under Trick Room for Dragapult, thanks to its ability Disguise. Aegislash provides a specially defensive wall for Dragapult and that can pivot into Dragon-, Fairy-, (AH) and Ice-type attacks for Dragapult thanks to its Steel typing. It allows it to switch in on attacks such as Duraludon's Draco Meteor, Primarina's Moonblast, and Avalugg's Avalanche thanks to its Steel typing. It can also act as a Choice Specs wallbreaker or physical setup sweeper, allowing it to take on Pokemon like Corviknight and Chansey for Dragapult. Dragapult appreciate's appreciates Choice Specs Gengar's ability to punch holes in walls such as Mandibuzz, Galarian Weezing, Skarmory, and Tyranitar with its coverage moves. Choice Scarf Gengar, on the other hand, can act as a revenge killer allowing it to take on against Pokemon such as Zeraora for unboosted Dragapult. Jellicent can, like Galarian Corsola, cripple physical walls with Strength Sap and Will-O-Wisp while also preventing slower Pokemon such as Ferrothorn and Toxapex from setting entry hazards with Taunt. Alolan Marowak and Chandelure most simply can break through Steel-type Pokemon for Dragapult. Substitute Chandelure, in particular, can take on Pokemon, such as Bisharp, (comma) while Alolan Marowak is a strong Swords Dance attacker allowing it able to soften physically defensive Pokemon such as Toxapex and Braviary allowing for Dragapult to sweep more easily sweep, such as Toxapex and Braviary.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[maroon, 305839]]
- Ghost analysis by: [[maroon, 305839]]
- Quality checked by: [[Harpp, 320110], [Izaya, 311872]]
- Grammar checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>]]
 
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