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Fraxure or Zweilous or Druddigon: The NU Dragon type dilemma.

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I hate Altaria as it carries a 4x weakness to Ice. Which one should i use? I want good explanations, statistically based and based on most aspects of the game. Please don't tell me to teach Flamethrower to Altaria, i already know the good movesets to use with it.

asked Jul 17, 2012 by JirachiCelebiMew
teach it flamethrower
This should be a comment
Put this as a comment. I just wanted an alternative to Altaria.
If only Zweilous could learn Hone Claws.

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Zweilous

The most notable thing on Zweilous is hustle which powers up physical moves by 50% at the cost of 20% accuracy. This make it the strongest outrage in the game bar Kyurem-Z. It can also use Eviolite to boost up his defense. His low 58 Speed allows many opponents to KO Zweilous before he can dish out the Outrage though. The accuracy lost by Hustle can be game changing too so he is very risky to play. His movepool straight out sucks. He has the elemental fangs, Outrage, Crunch, Dragon Tail, and that's about it. So he all or nothing really.


Fraxure

High attack paired with Dragon Dance and Outrage is dangerous. As with Zweilous, he can use an Eviolite boost up his defenses but Fraxure has less bulk to take advantage of the boost. His 68 Speed isn't very great although it can be boosted by Dragon Dance. He also has Swords Dance to double his attack and can even run a double dance set. His movepool isn't too great so it doesn't allow very many options. Eviolite is the item of choice but a Life Orb can be used but more power. Mold Breaker is the better ability here as Rivalry may screw you up. Reliability-wise, he is better than Zweilous but Zweilous has better bulk and straight away power.


Druddigon

Stupid looking guy, he comes with a higher base attack than Fraxure and a better movepool to play around with. It sadly cannot use Eviolite, which is fine because he has a good 77/90/90 bulk. 48 Speed really sucks and will be out-sped by many other pokemon but he has good bulk to compensate. If pulled off, Trick Room can make him a formidable opponent. Druddigon can use Leftovers to take more hits while a Choice Band and Life Orb will give more power. As for abilities, Sheer Force can only really power up are Fire Fang, Thunder Fang, and Crunch. He can become a very good tank that can hit back hard.


Tl;dr

This is a tough choice. As for a simple boost up sweeper, Fraxure get the job done. Zweilous is risky because the accuracy drop may screw you up although if you hit the Outrage, it will KO something that doesn't resist. Druddigon can tank better with Leftovers than Zweilous and can dish out well with his better movepool although lacking the raw power from Hustle. Pick whoever you think can fit your team best.

answered Jul 17, 2012 by Halcyonic Falcon
edited Jul 17, 2012 by Halcyonic Falcon
Thanks, HF!
No problem. Good luck choosing.
I am trying Fraxure right now.
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Like nearly all of my answers, lets compare them!
Druddigon: Very good attack, and very suitable for his moves learned by level up, because most of them are physical! Good defence and sp.attack, so this means he can hold up against most moves. However, he has HORRIFIC speed, being incredibly slow, and moves like Dragon Pulse won't do that much, due to his Sp. Attack being quite low
Overall, quite well rounded, but he certainly has his flaws.
Zweilous: Personally, I despise this Pokemon. It's freaky! But Zweilous does have well rounded stats, not entirely good, of course. His strongest point is his decent attack, so moves like Dragon Rush will be very powerful, (Not forgetting STAB). Having Head Smash on Zweilous will be very handy, because it can take out 2 of it's weaknesses. But if Deino/Zweilous/Hydreigon wasn't part dark type, it would frankly almost be unstoppable!
Fraxure: Onto the last Pokemon in perspective, Fraxure is kind of unique. It's Attack is high, (for a second evolution anyway, and Haxorous having amazing attack.) but it's Sp. Attack is frankly abysmal. That's about it to be honest. Fraxure has quite bad Sp. Def, and not very good speed. In my point of view, he is frankly the weakest out of our three.
The choice is up to you now.
Hope I helped!

answered Jul 17, 2012 by IntergalacticZoroark
Thanks, Kingdra!
No problem JCM