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Physical

Dragapult @ Lum Berry
Ability: Any
Nature: Adamant/Jolly
EVs: 252 Attack/252 Speed/4 HP

  • Dragon Dance
  • Outrage
  • Phantom Force
  • U-Turn/Sucker Punch/literally anything

Dragapult @ Leftovers
Ability: Any
Nature: Adamant/Jolly
EVs: 252 Attack/240 Speed/16 HP (Level 100)

  • Substitute
  • Dragon Dance
  • Phantom Force
  • Dragon Darts

Dragapult @ Choice Band
Ability: Any
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 252 Attack/252 Speed/4 HP

  • Phantom Force
  • Dragon Darts/Outrage
  • Sucker Punch
  • U-turn

Special

Dragapult @ Choice Specs
Ability: Any
Nature: Timid/Modest
EVs: 252 SpA/252 Speed/4 HP

  • Shadow Ball
  • Dragon Pulse/Draco Meteor
  • U-turn/Flamethrower/Fire Blast/Scald/Surf/Hydro Pump/Thunderbolt/Thunder
  • Flamethrower/Fire Blast/Scald/Surf/Hydro Pump/Thunderbolt/Thunder
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Revenger Dragapult

Dragapult @ Choice Band
Ability: Any
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 Attack/252 Speed/4 Def

Dragon Darts (STAB, Double hit)
Outrage (STAB, high power
U-turn (Pivot and cover)
Phantom Force (STAB)

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Dragapult @ Choice Specs
Ability: Infiltrator
Nature: Timid/Modest
EVs: 4 HP, 252 SpAtk, 252 Spe
- Draco Meteor
- Shadow Ball
- Fire Blast
- U-Turn/Thunderbolt

Would love to do a Physical Set but this Pokemon don't make no sense. Higher Physical Attack, but worse Physical Learnset. Can learn Dragon Claw but not Shadow Claw, meaning you have to use Phantom Force. Immensely frustrating. Anyways... Infiltrator is for getting past Subs & Screens. Timid is for if you wanna speed tie or outspeed other Dragapult, if not go with Modest to hit harder. U-Turn is for pivoting and T-Bolt is for wider Coverage. Yay.

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Dragapult@Salac Berry (raises Speed when HP falls below 25%)
ABILITY: Cursed Body
NATURE: Adamant
252 Atk 252 Spd 4 HP

Dragon Darts (signature move, good STAB, double-hit)
Dragon Dance (boosts its two best stats)
Phantom Force (great Ghost-type move, STAB for its other type)
Psychic Fangs (coverage)

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Physical Sweeper

Dragapult @ Power Herb
Ability: Infiltrator
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant / Jolly Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Phantom Force
- Dragon Darts
- Acrobatics / Psychic Fangs

Dragapult, the 8th pseudo-legendary in Gen 8, is cursed with a high attack stat, but with a bad physical movepool. However, even with a mediocre physical ghost-type STAB move, Dragapult can still work as a physical sweeper thanks to its great attack stat, excellent speed stat, and access to the rare Dragon Dance. With the Power Herb, Phantom Force can be used for only one turn without wasting another turn. However, this can only be done once, as the Power Herb is a one-time use item. Dragon Darts is an excellent STAB move, which hits twice and can break Sturdy/Focus Sashes. And finally, Acrobatics can be used to hit tanky grass-type Pokemon, and once its Power Herb is consumed its power is doubled to 110. On the other hand, Psychic Fangs can be used to hit fighting-types properly. An adamant nature is recommended to max out its attack stat due to Dragapult's already high speed stat. However, a jolly nature is also very good if you prefer to setup first. Infiltrator is the preferred ability, as it is able to hit through substitutes.

Support

Dragapult @ Leftovers / Sitrus Berry
Ability: Infiltrator / Cursed Body
EVs: 248 HP / 8 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Will-O-Wisp
- Hex
- Draco Meteor
- U-turn

Dragapult has access to Will-O-Wisp and U-turn, making it a great pivot. Will-O-Wisp + Hex is a great combination, as Hex's BP is doubled when the target is burned. Draco Meteor is a powerful STAB move, and could be used before pivoting out with U-turn. Infiltrator is the recommended ability for this set, as it is able to burn opponents through substitutes. However, Cursed Body is also an option for a 30% chance disable the opponent's move(s) used on Dragapult. An alternative stat spread of 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe can be used over the stat spread for a better damage output, but the stat spread used above allows Dragapult to hit decently hard and have great physical bulk with Will-O-Wisp.

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