Drapion

Drapion is a Poison/Dark type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Ogre Scorp Pokémon.

Drapion is a purple, scorpion-like Pokémon. Its body is segmented and it stands on four pointed legs. It has two large claws at the front, the tips of which release poison, and a similar large pincer on its tail. It can rotate its head 180 degrees. Drapion typically reside in the desert, although they have been spotted in marshland.

Although Drapion is Poison/Dark type, it evolves from Skorupi which is Poison/Bug type, thus loses its Bug type upon evolution - a rare occurrence for Pokémon.

Pokédex descriptions

Diamond It has the power in its clawed arms to make scrap of a car. The tips of its claws release poison.
Pearl Its body is encased in a sturdy shell. Its head rotates 180 degrees, eliminating blind spots.
Platinum
Black
White
Possessing a sturdy build, it takes pride in its strength, taking down foes without using toxins.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It attacks people and Pokémon that cross the desert. This has only furthered its bad reputation.
Black 2
White 2
It takes pride in its strength. Even though it can tear foes apart, it finishes them off with powerful poison.

Evolution chart

Skorupi
#451
Skorupi
Poison · Bug

(Level 40)
Drapion
#452
Drapion
Poison · Dark

Name origin

dragon
mythical fire-breathing creature
scorpion
creature with pincers and a stinger in its tail

Moves learned by Drapion

Drapion sprites

Normal
Black/White
Shiny
Black/White
Normal
HG/SS
Shiny
HG/SS
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See all Drapion sprites

Where to find Drapion

Diamond
Pearl
Great Marsh
Platinum Great Marsh
X
Y
Route 19 (Grand Vallée Way)