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If you have a good competitive moveset for Drednaw, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Movesets for any of its pre-evolutions can also be shared on this thread.

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Drednaw Pokedex & learnset for reference.

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Rain Sweeper

Drednaw @ Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Stone Edge
- Liquidation
- Superpower

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why no one use its signature move,jaw lock?
Jaw Lock isn't a great move.
Could I switch superpower with earthquake for electric coverage.
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My initial thoughts on Drednaw are that this thing has weaknesses to some really common attacks and it isn't going to last very long in the tier it's in (UU) without support from Rain.

Nonetheless, I am attempting to make a set for it that does not involve rain.

MORE POWER @ Life Orb
Ability: Shell Armor
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Rock Polish
- Stone Edge
- Megahorn
- Liquidation

I really have a thing for setup so don't @ me. Alternatively, you could run Swift Swim in case someone does pull out the rain and you'll be prepared for it. This should be powerful enough to do some serious damage all by itself. I know it's not built to last very long, but such is Drednaw. I don't think it'll last very long where it is.

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Double Dance Drednaw

Drednaw @ Splash Plate
Ability: Strong Jaw / Swift Swim
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Rock Polish
- Swords Dance
- Stone Edge / Rock Slide / Earthquake / Superpower / Crunch
- Liquidation

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Drednaw@Life Orb
ABILITY: Swift Swim
NATURE: Adamant (+Atk -SpAtk)
EVs: 252 Atk/252 Spd/4 HP

Liquidation (good Water type physical move)
Stone Edge (other STAB)
Poison Jab (helps against Grass type Pokemon)
Earthquake (for Electric type Pokemon)/Rain Dance (if you're running Swift Swim, this could be useful)

Honestly? Drednaw looks way cooler than its stats. Water-Ground would have been a much better typing than Water-Rock, as Ground gives it the immunity to Electric and makes it no longer weak to Fighting and Ground. This is the best moveset I could come up with for this guy.

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Definitely one of your better sets. I'm not sure if poison jab is good on this, but it probably isn't. Also, don't run strong jaw of shell armour. You have no jaw moves to be powered up, and shell armour is situational. Swift Swim is superior, especially if you dynamax.
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Drednaw @ Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpAtk)
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Spe, 4 Def
Swords Dance- In the rain you’re already really fast, so Rock Polish isn’t needed
Liquidation- STAB, super strong in the rain
Crunch/Earthquake/Megahorn/Superpower- Coverage, coverage, unreliable coverage, or stronger coverage with recoil
Stone Edge- STAB

It’s pretty simple. All you gotta do is live a turn to dance with swords, then sweep with sharp rocks and your teeth. Though first you need a rain setter like Pelliper with a Damp Rock. Switch into this thing as soon as possible. Swords Dance so you get to +2. With Swift Swim, you’ll be out speeding a lot without the boost from Jolly. Liquidation is boosted by the rain and STAB while Stone Miss is more STAB. The other slot is your choice, really.

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This is a setup Drednaw, making use of its high defense stat.
Drednaw @ Focus Sash
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs: 252 HP / 128 Atk / 128 Def
Adamant Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Substitute (to tank grass hits)
- Liquidation
- Stone Edge

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Substitute as well as HP and Def EVs with a focus sash?
Yeah that's a pretty bad combo. Waste of an item slot that could've been a Life Orb, if you ask me.
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Trait: Strong Jaw
Nature: Adamant (+Attack, - Sp. Attack(
EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Role: Physical Sweeper

Moves:

  • Crunch or Protect
  • Ice Fang
  • Liquidation
  • Head Smash or Rock Polish
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