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Nature: -SpAtk +Spe (jolly)
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Spe, 4 SpDef
Ability: Strong Jaw (biting moves 1.5x)
Item: Choice Scarf (speed 1.5x but can only select one move)
- Fishious Rend (STAB, biting, power doubles if moves before target)
- Psychic Fangs (PSY, biting, can destroy Light Screen & Reflect)
- Crunch (DAR, biting, 20% chance to lower targets defense)
- Ice Fang (ICE, biting, 10% chance to freeze target)

Summary: For this Pokemon I completely agree with the Smogon set (which isn't always the case for me). The vast majority of the time you'll be wanting to use Fishous Rend which can deal enormous damage as well as Water moves being able to hit everything and only being not very effective against three types. Will have to watch out for abilities like Water Absorb, Dragon types and Pokemon that can out-speed Dracovish.
It does have access to a variety of other moves that also take advantage of its Strong Jaw ability and might come in handy on occasion. Choice Scarf works beautifully as Fishous Rend relies on out speeding the target. Speed investment is crucial as its base speed isn't terrible but isn't good either.

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I agree with you mostly.

In singles, choice scarf is the best because dracovish doesn't have particularly excellent speed, and since there is nobody to increase his speed, he can easily sweep.

But in doubles, you could carry somebody like whimsicott and tailwind the first turn, already making it faster than most mons. So in that case I would carry choice band.
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Dracovish @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Strong Jaw
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Leech Life
- Fishious Rend
- Outrage

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Psychic Fangs over Leech life.

Also very small note, generally you put the most important moves first. It obviously doesn't matter much, but for example it would be

Fishious Rend
Psychic Fangs
Earthquake
Outrage
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Dracovish @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Strong Jaw
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Fishious Rend
- Psychic Fangs
- Low Kick
- Outrage

I got this moveset from a YouTube video. Particularly from here. Just giving credit to the original creator of the set!

Edit: I forgot I already posted lol. I think this set is better than my old one.

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Choice Band

Dracovish @ Choice Band
Ability: Strong Jaw
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Fishious Rend
- Outrage
- Psychic Fangs
- Facade / Crunch

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Crunch is better choice because strong jaw
He put facade in case of burns.
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[email protected] Choice Scarf (speed increases by 1.5, holder only capable of using one move)
Ability: Strong Jaw > Powers up Biting moves by 1.5
Nature: Jolly (Spe+, SpA-)
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Spe, 4 SpD
-Fishious Rend > STAB, Biting, doubles if the user is first, Power 382.5 if used first and is neutral
-Ice Fang > Dragon Coverage, Biting
-Iron Head > Fairy Coverage
-Anything Else > Whatever you see fit
Tips:
1.) Another Thing That Can Help Dracovish is a golden bottle cap to max its speed IVs.

2.) If the opponent sends out a dragon or fairy type Pokemon, Dynamax Dracovish in order to free it from the effects of the choice scarf so you can take it out with Ice Fang or Iron Head Respectively.

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choice scarf rain dance is not that good, and not even needed if you are going to dynamax. wouldn't outrage be better then ice fang for dragon coverage? you're locked into that move due to choice scarf anyway
once again, no need for Iron Head
252 Atk Strong Jaw Dracovish Fishious Rend (170 BP) vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Grimmsnarl: 460-543 (138.9 - 164%) -- guaranteed OHKO

252 Atk Dracovish Iron Head vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Grimmsnarl: 192-228 (58 - 68.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

Also, dynamaxing Dracovish is the worst mistake you could ever make on this mon. If you want to dynamax, replace it with a Gyarados with Moxie and Bounce so it becomes Max Airstream
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Dracovish @ Metronome
Ability: Strong Jaw
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Substitute
- Fishious Rend
- Psychic Fangs
- Crunch

Basically you Sub up and spam the same attack. Toxapex counter.

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Mixed Vish

Dracovish @ Life Orb
Ability: Strong Jaw
EVs: 216 Atk / 56 SpA / 236 Spe
Naive Nature
- Fishious Rend
- Draco Meteor
- Crunch
- Psychic Fangs

Dracovish can freely switch moves as well as weaken physical walls with Draco Meteor.

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This would be good, but draco meteor is coming off dracovish's low special attack. Also, You shouldn't have dracovish in if you aren't nuking with fishious rend. You also want a scarf or band, as you should be nuking with fishious rend.
to be fair, dracovish's special attack is only 20 points lower than physical attack. though this is supposed to be a really gimmicky set anyway

56 SpA Life Orb Dracovish Draco Meteor vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Kommo-o: 283-335 (79.9 - 94.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
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Nature: Jolly
EVs:252 Atk, 252 Spe, 4 HP
Ability: Strong Jaw
Item: Persim Berry
-Fishious Rend
-Outrage
-Ice Fangs
-Psychic Fangs

Fishious Rend for good STAB. Has extra power since its biting. Ice fangs and Psychic Fangs are good biting moves to give you some variety. Outrage is good STAB and dmg, and persim berry heals confusion afterwards. Alternatavely you could replace Outrage with Dragon Rush, and switch the Persim berry for something like Life orb.

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Dragon Rush is really unreliable. Are you sure that's worth a move slot?
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Dracovish

Dracovish @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Fishious Rend
- Outrage
- Iron Head
- Earthquake / Psychic Fangs

Really, I’m surprised a set like this isn’t up here already. One of Dracovish’s counters is itself, due to Water Absorb. Admittedly, Strong Jaw is usually the better option, but if your team tends to struggle with Fishious Rend Dracovish, this is a good option. With Outrage as STAB, it has a fair chance of OHKOing your opponent’s Dracovish (calcs: 252 Atk Dracovish Outrage vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Dracovish: 306-362 (95.3 - 112.7%) -- 68.8% chance to OHKO). Since Dracovish usually carries a Scarf/Band, your opponent can really only switch. If you predict the switch, just start spamming Fishious Rend.

Basically, I just took a normal Dracovish set, and tweaked it a bit to be better with Water Absorb, since you don’t need to rely on Strong Jaw boosting your coverage. This set is scarfed as well, because, again, your main goal is to sweep with Fishious Rend while stopping Scarfed Dracovish from sweeping with Fishious Rend. Outrage and Fishious Rend are already explained. Iron Head covers Fairy types. Earthquake is strong coverage, and Psychic Fangs can get rid of screens (note that you can’t hit Ferrothorn well with the Psychic Fangs variation of this set.

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I think Fishious Rend is more powerful than Iron Head against Fairy types, and if you are slower, then there is no point of staying in and taking a STAB fairy move.
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Dracovish @ Choice Band/Choice Scarf
Ability: Sand Rush
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Fishious Rend
- Outrage
- Iron Head
- Earthquake

Explanation: This set is is a little different from other Fisheous Rend Dracovish. You use Tyranitar's Sand Stream to setup Sandstorm, and Dracovish's speed is doubled in it, with a speed of 498(choice band) or 747 (choice scarf) during Sandstorm. Its 100 base defense helps it take hits from Excadrill. Fisheous Rend is STAB and its power is doubled when it outspeeds other Pokemon. The other moves are just for coverage, but the main move is Fisheous Rend.

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I think Fishious Rend is more powerful than Iron Head against Fairy types, and if you are slower, then there is no point of staying in and taking a STAB fairy move.
commented Jul 1 by NebbyY

think you are fast enough with Sand Rush in general
Choice Scarf Sand Rush Excadrill is also very uncommon and won't put a dent in Dracovish anyway with 100 base defense
Ok. What item should replace Choice Scarf then?
choice band probably
Scarf is better, it’s speed isn’t that high, and what’s the item bend?
but it's going to be paired with sand so it doesn't need extra speed
Strong jaw choice scarf is much better than choice band sand rush in my opinion
then what is the point of posting this set
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Dracovish @ Muscle Band
Ability: Strong Jaw
252 Attack / 252 Speed / 4 Special Defense
- Fishious Rend
- Iron Head
- Psychic Fangs
- Outrage

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Why Iron Head?
Fairy types get rekt
But your main goal is to obliterate with fishious rend, you don't need iron head. Also, muscle band over Choice band/scarf/life orb?
Outrage makes you confused, while Ice Fang has no drawback and wrecks dragons too, plus 10% flinch and freeze chance, which is very beneficial. Iron Head is pointless.

252 Atk Strong Jaw Dracovish Fishious Rend (170 BP) vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Grimmsnarl: 460-543 (138.9 - 164%) -- guaranteed OHKO

252 Atk Dracovish Iron Head vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Grimmsnarl: 192-228 (58 - 68.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

You don't need Iron Head

Also, Muscle Band? Are you kidding me? You could've given it Choice Scarf or Choice Band, but MUSCLE BAND?