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Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating 2 / 5

Pokemon Stats

61.50 kg Weight
1.30 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
Level 50: 2,773
Level 40: 2,453
Level 25: 1,752 (Raid + Weather)
Level 20: 1,401 (Raid)
Level 15: 1,051 (Research Tasks)
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

  • Fell Stinger can pair with Infestation to make Shadow Drapion into a bug attacker, but it's not good at this role.

  • Aqua Tail and Ice Fang have 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.

  • Ice Fang can rack up fast damage on common Dragon Type attackers

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

  • Fell Stinger is also 3 bar, but is more widely resisted and easier to dodge.

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

PVE Overview

Shadow Drapion has the coveted Shadow Pokemon boost, but it's still not enough to actually make this misbegotten atrocity worth using. At this stage of the game, it seems that absolutely nothing can save Drapion, regardless of what forme it takes.

PVP Movesets Grades

Quick Charge ATK
A
A
A
A
A
A
A

PvP Moveset Explanation

Bite or Ice Fang + Aqua Tail and Fell Stinger or Crunch or Sludge Bomb

Bite and Ice Fang both rely on damage output rather than energy generation, with different targets depending on the typing.

That makes Aqua Tail a must as Drapion's most easily reachable charged move (at only 35 Energy). It gets often paired with Fell Stinger which isn't meant to do damage, but rather to double down on the fast move damage by boosting Drapion's Attack by 1 stage at each use. That moveset, however, has the issue of offering very low shield pressure: Crunch and Sludge Bomb will get used less frequently, but when that happens they hit much harder with STAB and may come as surprises. 

Poison Sting + Aqua Tail and Crunch or Sludge Bomb

Poison Sting sports a polar opposite play style with emphasis on high energy gains and weak damage output. This enables Drapion to spam its charge moves much sooner to improve its pressure on shields. Infestation is a step down due to worse energy generation and lacking STAB. 

When comparing all of these movesets, one can be more favorable over the other depending on the situation.

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 3 / 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 larger moveset diversity, which enables it to be more versatile. Among the Dark-types and Poison-types in this league, Drapion's numerous moveset options gives it a lot of flexibility, with options for frequent charge move spam or fast move damage pressure. Unfortunately it's not quite at the level of top tier meta Pokemon, so Drapion tends to see more use in specific formats that cater to its strengths. 

Ultra League: 3 / 5

The level 50 update increases Drapion's performance in Ultra League, allowing it to reach the 2500 CP cap while increasing its IV optimization for more bulk stats. Dark typing at first glance might seem appealing against the popular Giratina, but Drapion can struggle against Dragon Breath variants even with both Bite and Crunch. Access to Aqua Tail is a great option to deal unresisted damage to other Dark/Poison Pokemon like Skuntank or Alolan Muk, giving Drapion an advantage. Unfortunately Aqua Tail is generally considered a weaker move in the meta, and without STAB Drapion tends to struggle against more neutral matchups. 

Master League: 0 / 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.

Fast Moves

5
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Poison

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x 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

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x 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

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x 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
12
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Ice

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.50
0.60
13.33
8.00
10.00

Charge Moves

70
More Info

Dark

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x 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

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x 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
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Poison

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x 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
50
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Bug

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.20
0.20
0.00
1.52
22.73
28.41
34.44

Exclusive Charge Moves

10
More Info

Normal

.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.00
0.80
0.00
0.30
5.00
6.25
1.52

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy
Stardust

Other

Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Buddy Distance 5 km

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage

Resistant

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

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Dark Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold

Poison Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve

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
500029.517662068
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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