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Is Drapion a decent OU sweeper?

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I really like Drapion with cross poison, night slash, sniper, and razor claw to use for a sweeper in RU, but is he good or is he worth it in OU? I am considering using him for a team.

asked May 4, 2013 by Champion Ben

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No. Lacks the Speed and Power to pull off Sweep, shallow, predictable movepool, and is outclassed by many brother Dark Type. Physical Dark Type I'd suggest is Weavile.

Weavile @ Life Orb
Trait: Pressure
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature (+Spe, -SpA)
- Ice Shard
- Ice Punch
- Night Slash
- Low Kick

answered May 4, 2013 by Enoch.EXE
selected May 4, 2013 by Champion Ben
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In theory, Drapion could sweep in OU, but it is greatly outclassed in the tier by Hydreigon. In RU, Drapion can hold his own as a bulky sweeper, but probably shouldn't be used in OU. Why make him look bad, when he has so much RU potential?

Hydreigon @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Levitate
252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
Dark Pulse
Flamethrower/Fire Blast
Draco Meteor
U-Turn/Focus Blast

Boss.

answered May 4, 2013 by Poke'slash
could he work in UU? plus he is also really good in BW 2.
It could do ok in UU, but only with decent backup.
It's really common in RU though, I've battle three people so far with the exact team I'm using.
:Gallade, Drapion, Tangrowth, Galvantula, Qwilfish, other pokemon that I forgot