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What is a good moveset for Druddigon?

2 votes
asked Sep 29, 2010 by trachy
edited Feb 10, 2011 by Pokemaster
Likely Tier: Underused
Pokemasters answer is actualy what I would have put, so I wont be answering this.
What about a good moveset for in-game play on Black?

Ability : Rough skin
EV's     : HP, Def
Item    : Rocky helmet

-Super power

 This set is to use the Rough Skin ability. Switch into Druddigon when there is a Phys sweeper out , and the Rocky Helmet + Rough skin ability will punish the sweeper :)..
Use toxic and then Rest if you get low on HP or if it's a mixed sweeper use Snarl to lower their spec attack. This forces them to either switch out with poison, or die  slowly from rough skin and poison ( and random snarls to continue lowering their special attack ) Finnaly , superpower is to take care of those pesky ice types. Although you really shouldn't be able to outspeed anything with that 48 speed... :/

14 Answers

6 votes

Ability: Brute Force
EVs: Attack, HP

  • Claw Sharpen
  • Dragon Claw
  • Earthquake
  • Iron Tail

Strategy: Use Claw Sharpen to increase Attack and accuracy, now Iron Trail has a good hit-ratio and can take care of Ice pretty easily.

answered Sep 29, 2010 by Pokemaster
Nice moveset!  I think this Druddigon should benefit from this because it is such an underrated Pokemon.
what's brute force?
Sheer Force
What is claw sharpen? Is that even a move?
Its hone claws
3 votes

Suggested nature: Jolly or Adamant. (Why would this thing be Jolly?)

Outrage/Dragon Claw-Dragon claw is more reliable, but Outrage is more powerful. Covers dragon weakness.

Earthquake-With mold breaker, this is pretty much Required.

Superpower/Fire Fang-Fire fang is the weakest, but the most reliable. Superpower is an overlooked move. He'll probably switch out a few times due to his low speed, so the stat drop isn't much of an issue. Revenge takes advantage of his low speed.

Claw Sharpen/glare/Scary face-Claw sharpen boosts attack/accuracy (which would go great with that Iron tail...)glare can paralyze, but isn't very dependable. Scary face can help with the speed issue, but can also force switches.

he's also got pretty decent defenses, you could turn him into something besides a sweeper and catch the foe off guard.

answered Sep 29, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Oct 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
2 votes

Druddigon (M) @ Life Orb

Trait: Sheer Force

EVs: 252 Atk / 128 Def / 128 SDef

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Dragon Claw
  • Rock Slide
  • Sucker Punch
  • Thunder Fang
answered Jun 10, 2011 by trachy
I thought you said forget about sucker punch and use glare. Are you trying to use thunder fang to make up for that?
1 vote


earthquake---this is helpful with Mold Breaker

payback---because of it's low speed, the power base could be 100

rock slide/superpower---both cover ice. superpower is strong, but lowers attack and defense


answered Aug 4, 2011 by daEpad
1 vote

Druddigon @ Life Orb

Trait: Mold Breaker

EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Dragon Claw
  • Sucker Punch
  • Superpower
  • Earthquake
answered Sep 5, 2011 by Hex
1 vote

Druddigon (M) @ Dragon Gem
Trait: Rough Skin
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Outrage/Dragon Claw
- Sucker Punch
- Earthquake
- Fire Punch

How to fake a Choice item? Usually you use an Expert Belt. But this time, we're using a Dragon type. And Dragon type attacks are only Super Effective vs Dragon types. So really, that isn't ideal. So instead, we're using a Dragon Gem. So Outrage now has the power of a Choice Band behind it.

This sets works best in that most Druddigon will either run Choice Band or Life Orb. Since we don't have Life Orb, it doesn't show Life Orb recoil. The foe will in turn think that this is a Banded set. And the great thing about that is Sucker Punch. Banded Sucker Punch just begs for the foe to boost their stats. And when they do BAM! KOd by Dragon Gem Outrage.

Earthquake is for further coverage, and is helpful with Nidoqueen and Kabutops being so popular. Fire Punch easily takes down Ferroseed and Escavalier.

EVs provide max Attack, bulk with HP, plus the troll speed against other Druddigon.

Dragon Claw can be used over Outrage, although I do not recommend this.

answered Nov 25, 2012 by trachy
You really like Gems, eh?
0 votes

Dragons domintate the metagame. THe legendries control Uber, Dragonite (and soon Sazando) dominate Overused with help from Kingdra. Then there is poor Altaria, who is actually great, doninating UnderUsed. But now it has some competition. This guy, who due to poor translation I overhyped as much as I did the second coming of Jesus Christ (turned out to be Bill who works in accounting at my dad's job. Just went through a divorce, hadn't washed his clothes in a while so was wearing a sheet, hadn't shaved, and his shoes were stolen so he wore sandals. The divorce also somewhat helps explain the whore he was with) is good, but not good enough for anything higher than ruling UnderUsed.

Ability: Mold Breaker

EVs: Defense, Attack, HP Nature: Impish

Earthquake: Make use of that Mold Breaker ability with one of the best moves of all time.

Sucker Punch: Allows this guy to attack first for once.

Dragon Claw: STAB. UnderUsed isn't as good for Outrage I think.

Revenge: This guy is going to be going last, so this works well.

answered Sep 29, 2010 by trachy
Nice set. I'm going to answer myself.
(sorry for my ignorance again) but why impish?
0 votes

Druddigon (M) @ Leftovers
Role: Kill those Stat Boosters
Trait: Rough Skin
EVs: 180 HP / 48 Atk / 140 Def / 140 SDef
Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spd)
- Chip Away
- Dragon Tail
- Substitute
- Earthquake

Dragon Tail Phazes out pokemon that get a Stat boost, while if they get too many def boosts, Chip Away takes them down. Substitute is for stong boosted opponents, while Earthquake is for coverage.

answered Mar 20, 2012 by Pwnyta
You got the right idea but I would have set it to round the team rather then worrying over what moves could be use over moves that needed to be used in order to suit the pokemon and the team. I like the idea of you giving it a role which is something I do best instead of giving it moves to counter pokemon types. If you are going to throw a pokemon in a team to counter status and guards, then you better learn to do it right.

Druddigon (M) @ Rocky Helmet
Role: Guard Breaker mix-up
Status: Pow/Def
Trait: Rough Skin
Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spd)
- Chip Away
- Dragon Tail
- Earthquake
- Superpower

The wisest way of using this pokemon is to add it to a team with priority, defense and healing, It is a good idea to add it with another pokemon that can kill status, perhaps a pokemon with brickbreak. This type of pokemon that has no speed is best used in the mid/back row with some kind of wall coverage to weaken any damage before switching. You should think to add in floor damage when forcing a switch, like toxic spikes. Rock helmet will do more damage with rough skin in the event your dragon gets damage, "Effects are there for a reason, use it". I see no reason to explain earthquake and mold breaker, moving on to chip away which will break threw any status defenses your opponent may abuse. Superpower is a good finishing move which means it is best used last to avoid weakening your overworked pokemon "switch out after use"...and that's how it's done.
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I actually like druddigon, he is a very good dragon type.
Ability: Mold Breaker
Item:I think its wide lens that ups accuracy...
Superpower/Rock slide: Superpower has amazing attack, but puts down attack...Rock slide is less reliable, but with that widelens I think that ups accuracy, better chance of destroyin the enemy ice types.
Earthquake: Duh, Mold breaker...
Dragon Claw: I would choose this over outrage cause getting confused is annoying
Hone claws: Ups that accuracy and attack, best for both superpower AND rockslide.

answered Apr 2, 2012 by Cash
0 votes

My favorite Dragon type. He just looks so awesome shiny!

Druddigon @ Rocky Helmet
EVs: Attack, HP and Defense

  • Dragon Claw - STAB
  • Earthquake - Coverage
  • Rock Slide - Better than Superpower, don't loose Attack
  • Payback - Slow, so going last will make the Power 100.
answered Nov 3, 2012 by Chewy
0 votes

ability:rough skin
evs:252 attack and 252 HP and 4 speed ;P
item@dragon gem


1.outrage____covers dragon types and also not bad with othertypes(no steel) fang___covers steel types and ice so the obstacles are out

3.earthquake___great power

4.stone edge___good power

(it's for a sweeper)

answered Feb 14, 2013 by gaRchOmp MasTeR
edited May 21, 2013 by gaRchOmp MasTeR
How is earthquake a stab move...druddigon is not a ground type...
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Druddigon (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Rough Skin
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SDef
Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)
- Stealth Rock
- Glare
- Dragon Tail
- Earthquake

Druddigon's Defenses are pretty good. If only it got a better speed stat than it currently has. Anyways, Black and White 2 gave this bad boy Stealth Rock, which provides hazards for the team. Glare spreads paralysis through the opponent's team. Dragon Tail is STAB that allows Druddigon to be an efficient parashuffler and spread hazards damage. Earthquake hits the Steel Pokemon that resist Dragon Tail, and will deal decent damage off of Druddigon's good Attack stat.

answered Jul 17, 2013 by Mewderator
edited Jul 17, 2013 by $tarPower
0 votes

drudagon @rocky helmet
ability routh skin
bost rocky helmit efect
dragon claw
iron tayle
claw sharpen

answered Sep 22, 2013 by amax0404
English please.
0 votes

Lead + Physically Defensive Druddigon for ORAS UU

Druddigon @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Rough Skin
EVs: 248 HP / 160 Def / 100 Spe
Impish Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Dragon Tail
- Taunt
- Glare

Damn.. Why are all my sets similar to Mew's. o.e

This set is a nice check to the Physical threats of UU, notably Honchkrow, Darmanitan, Lucario and Beedrill. Rocky Helmet + Rough Skin is a combo that puts in work.

100 Speed EV's assure the ouspeed on Regi Trio, Hippowdown, Jellicent, Scrafty, Trevenant, Claydol, CroCune and Donphan so you can Taunt them and prevent them from doing anything. (Assuming they have minimal to no speed investment, and they usually don't carry it)
Stealth Rock is obligatory, Dragon Tail + Glare makes for status shuffling.

answered Jan 15 by Tysonyoshi
edited Jan 15 by Tysonyoshi