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What is a good moveset for Dragalge?

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asked Nov 2, 2013 by MovesetBot
I can only think of Dragon Pulse and Sludge Bomb to go in this moveset

10 Answers

4 votes

Dragalge (F) @ Black Sludge
Ability: Adaptability
Evs: 252 HP, 252 Def, 6 Sp. Def
Nature: Bold (+Def, -Atk)
- Venoshock
- Scald
- Toxic
- Protect

You can swap the Def and Sp. Def Evs for a total Special Defensive wall. Toxic badly poisons the foe and Protect stalls for healing and poison. Venoshock is STAB and gets a boost from Adaptability and when used on a poisoned Pokémon. Use Scald on anything you can't use poison, which can burn it and let you continue stalling.

answered Nov 2, 2013 by Soundwave
edited May 23, 2014 by Soundwave
2 votes

Dragalage @ Life Orb / Choice Specs
Trait: Adaptability
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SAtk / 4 Def
Modest Nature

  • Sludge Bomb / Sludge Wave
  • Dragon Pulse / Draco Meteor
  • Thunderbolt
  • Surf / Hydro Pump
answered Nov 2, 2013 by JarJar~
2 votes

Dragalage @ Choice Specs/ Expert Belt
Ability: Adaptability
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Sp. Atk, 4 Sp. Def
Nature: Modest/ Quiet
- Sludge Wave
- Surf/ Hydro Pump
- Thunderbolt
- Draco Meteor

A bit strange that it can't learn Ice Beam when it can learn Hail? In any case, another slow Dragon type from Gen VI. Dragalge, unlike Goodra, would work really well with Trick Room in both singles/ doubles; base 44 speed is only faster than things like Reuniclus, Escavalier and Ferrothorn. Having said that, I don't think Dragalge will be OU; even though it has Poison typing and nice sp. def, it's the slowest of all Dragons, meaning it faces a lot of threats - Flygon, Hydreigon, Noivern et al.

Hydro Pump is an option for doubles when Surf will hit your adjacent Pokemon as well. Thunderbolt is for some good coverage, Sludge Bomb for STAB; even with base 97 sp. atk, Adaptability will be devastating. Finally Draco Meteor for Dragon coverage. Quiet nature is if you want to abuse Trick Room, otherwise go for Modest. Expert Belt can be used to give the appearance of being Choiced, since it has a great ability that'll boost its Sludge Wave & Draco Meteor.

answered Nov 2, 2013 by fondant
2 votes

Dragalge (M) @ Black Sludge
Ability: Adaptability
EVs: 252 SpAtk, 128 Def, 128 SpDef
Nature: Modest (+SpAtk, -Atk)

  • Draco Meteor
  • Haze
  • Sludge Bomb/Sludge Wave
  • Scald/Surf

The idea here is for you to Draco Meteor the foe a couple times, then use Haze to eliminate the SpDef lower. Haze can also be used to ruin any stat boosts the opponent makes. Sludge Bomb is STAB, same with Sludge Wave. Scald and Surf provide some coverage over popular ground types.

answered Feb 17, 2014 by ArcheopsFTW
1 vote

Dragalge @Black Sludge
Ability: Optional-choice between adaptability and poison point but surprisingly it doesn't matter as much as you'd think
EVs: Full HP and split Defense and Special defense. Optionally bulk up the defenses more and sacrafice some HP.
Nature: Impish (+Defense/-Sp Att) Optional to go for (+Sp Def/-Sp Att)

-Toxic Spikes
-Dragon tail

This was a set I LOVED on nidoqueen, never saw it anywhere else, but it really worked well with basically any team I put it in. When I saw dragalge's typing and wonderful defensive stats, I checked instantly for its moveset. This Pokemon is the reason I bought Y. Toxic Spikes+Dragon tail is crippling for anyone who is trying to boost and dragalge can sure take a hit. Protect can stall after the team is poisoned or so it can take another hit to get another toxic spikes or a dragon tail out. Venoshock doubles on poisoned foes and counters any straggling fairy types that resist dragon tail. Dragalge has some checks for sure but if in doubt switch out. Dragalge gained a stats boost and better typing than the old nidoqueen, but at the sacrafice of stealth rocks. However dragalge has more longevity so I think the sacrafice is well worth it. This is an extremely uncommon set for both nidoking/queen and dragalge, but basically it forces people to pack taunt/rapid spin. Rapid spinners are especially punished though, for its a weak move and gives a free dragon tail to set up spikes again.

tl;dr- Toxic spikes then dragon tail for a phenominal lead/support

answered Dec 30, 2013 by DcPuerto
nice set, but I suggest adaptability to boost your STABs. One thing this set will struggle against is the steel-fairy types mawile and klefki. The former can set up on you and become a serious problem for the rest of your team. The latter can paralyze you and set up spikes. If you see either of these pokemon, do not hesitate to put a fast pokemon with a fire or ground type move on your team
1 vote

All out Special attacker

Ability: Adaptability
EVs: 252 SpA, 252 HP, 4 Spe
Nature: Modest/Quiet
Item: Choice Specs

Draco Meteor backed up by Adaptability and Choice Specs hurts anything that doesn't resist it. Dragon Pulse can be used if you don't like the side effects of Draco lowering of Special by two stages.
Sludge Wave obliterates Fairy types that think they can switch in on a suspected Draco. Sludge Bomb is the slightly weaker option that has a higher chance of poisoning the opponent.
Focus Blast is for Steel types that resist and are immune to both of Dragalge's STABs. Also hurts Rock, Ice, Normal and Dark types.
Hidden Power Fire is for a stronger hit on Pokemon like Ferrothorn and Scizor. Also hits Doublade. Hydro Pump or Scald can be used over HP Fire to hit Fire, Ground and certain Rock types hard.

Modest is used to out speed certain walls whereas Quiet is better suited for Trick Room teams.

answered Feb 20 by K1
0 votes

Rain Support

Dragalge@Black Sludge/Damp Rock
Ability: Poison Point
Nature: Calm
EVs: 252 HP 40 Def 56 Sp Atk 160 Sp Def
-Rain Dance
-Sludge Wave/Dragon Tail
-Toxic/Thunder/Dragon Pulse

This works well in tandem with physically defensive drizzle politoed, as they are decent at covering the others weaknesses, while unlike Goodra it has a very useful secondary stab that also gives handy fighting, bug, and poison resistances, and gets Scald to hinder physical attackers.

answered Nov 2, 2013 by Dudeicolo
0 votes

Dragalge @ Black Sludge
Ability: Poison Point
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SAtk / 252 SDef
Calm Nature
- Dragon Pulse
- Scald
- Sludge Wave
- Substitute
Well, since adaptability dragalge isn't actually out yet, I feel that this moveset utilizes one of its other abilities pretty well. This set makes dragalge a total special defensive wall, but scald help with the possibility of burning a physical attacker. After setting up a substitute, this thing can be very hard to kill while still hitting decently hard, slowly wearing down your opponents entire team.

answered May 23, 2014 by Mattattack
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This set for support but really helps with fairies. I have put a lot of thought on this kinda, this is a pan in the but to get the set but it does annoy but doesn't last long, so any suggestions maybe but here it is
Toxic spikes
Dragon tail
Acid amour
Sludge bomb (if he can learn sludge wave then teach him that)

You could use substitute or protect and quick claw works nicely on him but left over or another go giving item will work pretty nice

answered Aug 30, 2014 by adarling
0 votes

Dragalge @ Leftovers
Ability: Adaptability
Evs: 252 HP/ Either split Evs between DEF & ATK or 252 to one and 4 to the other.
Nature: Quiet(+S.Atk/-Spd)

Sludge Bomb
Dragon Pulse/Draco Meteor
Secret Power

My first post here and haven't tried the above yet but it should work. First, Leftovers is to replace black sludge so it can work with camouflage. It isn't going to be moving fast enough to be considered useful in speed evs so no need to waste time with it(plus by lowering speed with its quiet nature, Galgey here can work well with trick room teams), and the lost evs can go to upping its better Sp. Atk. Sludge bomb and dragon pulse are stab with adaptability, and are still good moves to use without the stab. If you feel like gambling with the lost sp.atk and slightly less accuracy however, Draco meteor is much more powerful and a great replacement(especially if nasty plotted/baton passed). Adaptability works great with camouflage and secret power because camouflage changes Dragalge's type to match the terrain/field which also gives it a wider defense range, then secret power changes its power type to match the terrain/field it can work with, and finally adaptability powers it up to give it a powerful stab and more of a variety of a battle style. Split evs for attack and defense are for a powered up secret power(if it gets boosted physically, if not focus only on defense and maybe 4 to sp. atk) and added bulk respectively. Just something else to work with considering it is the 'mock kelp' Pokemon and I wanted to present a 'fun' move-set haha. Again, this is my first post so any problems I apologize as I am still learning. :]

answered Jan 31 by AbsaneJester777