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If you have a good moveset for Drednaw, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Remember, this is for competitive movesets, not in-game. Ability, EVs etc should be included, and we encourage sets for VGC doubles as well as singles. Make sure to read all the guidelines here.

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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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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.