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Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating 2 / 5
Great League PVP Rating See all 2.5 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 3.5 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 1 / 5

Pokemon Stats

61.50 kg Weight
1.30 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2453
ATK 180
DEF 202
STA 172

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Poison Sting and Infestation perform similarly in neutral situations.

  • Sludge Bomb is Drapion’s best STAB charged move

  • Crunch is Drapion's second best charged move and should be paired with Bite

  • Aqua Tail has no offensive purpose.

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Infestation hits generally harder than Poison Sting. It’s still on par with it even against Pokemon that resist it, such as Machamp.

  • Bite is superior to Poison Sting on defense, but Infestation is still the superior option.

  • Aqua Tail and Crunch are both 3-bar charged moves that can be tricky to dodge.

  • Sludge Bomb is more powerful, but won’t be fired as often.

PVE Overview

Like most Poison-types in this game, Drapion seems destined for mediocrity. As an attacker, it has to battle it out with stuff like Beedrill and Nidoqueen. Its half decent tankiness and weird looks might at least make it a fun (suboptimal) alternative to something like Muk to drop in gyms.

PVP Movesets Grades

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PvP Moveset Explanation

Bite + Crunch and Aqua Tail or Sludge Bomb

This moveset puts an emphasis on Drapion's role as a Dark/Poison-type and generally performs well in open leagues when used appropriately. Due to the slow energy generation from Bite, Sludge Bomb is less frequently used, and Drapion typically finds more usage from the charge moves that require less energy. 

Infestation + Crunch and Aqua Tail or Sludge Bomb

A more diverse moveset with a focus on much faster energy generation from Infestation, which allows Drapion to spam its charge moves and apply heavy shield pressure or shield baiting. The lack of STAB and raw power of Infestation is a different style of play than the above moveset, and is up to the player's preference. When comparing these two movesets, one can be more favorable over the other depending on the situation. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 2.5 / 5

Drapion is more of a well-rounded Pokemon; with no highlights of extraordinary stats or epic movesets, Drapion kind of falls in the middle of the pack in Great League. It isn't the only Pokemon with the interesting Dark/Poison typing, which means it has a lot of competition to fulfill its role. What makes Drapion sort of stand out is its access to Infestation, which gives it not only an energy advantage, but also sells itself as a different typing. Among the Dark-types and Poison-types in this league, Drapion's notable capability to spam very frequent charge moves gives it an edge for players looking to play the game of shield baiting. Overall a decent pick that's gained a lot of popularity in the Silph Arena's Twilight and Nightmare Cups, but its usage mostly remains in those competitions. 

Ultra League: 3.5 / 5

With a max CP of 2453 Drapion becomes a rather expensive option for Ultra League, with its peak performance demanding resources to it max out to level 40 and an additional 75k stardust and 75 candy for the secondary charge move. For this steep cost, Drapion returns victories against just about every Pokemon with a weakness to its attacks, with added perks of marginal wins against Dialga and Melmetal. While Drapion can do its job as a Dark and/or Poison candidate quite well, the large resource costs and options for cheaper alternative Pokemon make Drapion a less appealing choice to use. 

Master League: 1 / 5

Drapion doesn't have sufficient stats to perform well in Master League. Most of the wins it will get would be against off-meta picks weak to its typing, which isn't saying much. A loss against Lugia even with typing advantages just adds salt to the wound. 

Fast Moves

5
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Poison

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.60
0.20
11.67
8.33
10.42
10
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Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.10
0.20
12.73
9.09
11.36
6
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Dark

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.50
0.20
8.00
12.00
15.00

Charge Moves

70
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Dark

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.20
1.70
0.00
2.12
21.88
27.34
46.40
50
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Water

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.90
0.45
0.00
1.52
26.32
32.89
39.87
80
More Info

Poison

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.30
1.00
0.00
1.60
34.78
43.48
55.65

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy
Stardust

Other

Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20012934
2001.56171
200292108
2002.5124145
4003156182
4003.5187219
4004219256
4004.5251293
6005282330
6005.5314367
6006345404
6006.5377442
8007409479
8007.5440516
8008472553
8008.5504590
10009535627
10009.5567664
100010598701
100010.5628736
130011658771
130011.5688806
130012718841
130012.5748876
160013778911
160013.5808946
160014838981
160014.58681016
1900158981051
190015.59281086
1900169581121
190016.59871156
22001710171191
220017.510471226
22001810771261
220018.511071296
25001911371331
250019.511671366
25002011971401
250020.512271436
30002112571472
300021.512871507
30002213171542
300022.513471577
35002313771612
350023.514071647
35002414361682
350024.514661717
40002514961752
400025.515261787
40002615561822
400026.515861857
45002716161892
450027.516461927
45002816761962
450028.517061997
50002917362032
500029.517662067
50003017962103
500030.518112120
60003118262138
600031.518412155
60003218562173
600032.518712190
70003318862208
700033.519012225
70003419162243
700034.519302260
80003519452278
800035.519602295
80003619752313
800036.519902330
90003720052348
900037.520202365
90003820352383
900038.520502400
100003920652418
1000039.520802435
100004020952453
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