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If you have a good competitive moveset for Dragapult, 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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Dragapult Pokédex and learnset for reference.

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Dragapult @ Leftovers
ABILITY: Infiltrator
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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You should not run cursed body. Go for either infiltrator or clear body. It cannot tank too many hits. I run this set too but I do jolly and leftovers. Leftovers gives it gets an extra turn of healing in phantom force. But anyways, I'll upvote u.
This is a good set, just replace phantom force with Shadow Ball( i know its a physical attacker but lets be honest phantom force is just as bad as fly and dig) and maybe replace Psychic Fangs with U-Turn.
Phantom force is way better than those moves. The user cannot be hit at all, except by no guard pokemon, whereas other moves and no guard can hit pokemon in fly and dig. It can even remove all protection moves for the remainder of the turn, making it sometimes useful in doubles, especially since it's a fast pokemon. The only counter is to switch in a normal type. Note: it does not remove protection if it is a normal type
I'd rather use a move that takes 1 turn to use and does a lot of damage than a that does 1/8 more damage but takes 2 turns to use and can potentially be wasted because the enemy switches in. Also, nobody is going to need phantom force to bypass protect and crap like that if you already have Infiltrator.
infiltrator doesn't bypass protect lol
snom, since this dragapult is adamant, and dragapult has base 120 attack and 100 sp. Atk, phantom force does a lot more than 1/8 more than shadow ball. It would probably do around 50% more damage in this case.
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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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U turn is a stupid move choice since ur choiced
but you're going to switch out anyway...
Why does nobody talk about using steel wing. It covers two types.
because this is a special set, as well as steel wing being somewhat inaccurate and unviable against fairy types. Dragon Darts as well is stronger than Steel Wing on ice types.
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Physical

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

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

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

  • Substitute
  • Dragon Dance
  • Phantom Force
  • Dragon Darts

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

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

Special

Dragapult @ Choice Specs
Ability: Infiltrator
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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The ability should be infiltrator.
I didn't know Infiltrator was it's best ability when making this answer, thank you for pointing out though
It is on offense anyway. Being able to bypass sub is great on anything.
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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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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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Name: Dragapult.
Ability: Infiltrator/Clear body or Curse body.
Item: Power herb.
Nature: Jolly.
EV spread: 252Spd, 252Atk, 6Hp.
* Move set:
- Dragon dart.
- Phantom force.
- Acrobatics.
- Curse.

Description: Ok I love this Pokémon, can be good either special or physical but prefer physical. Ok pretty simple, dragon dart for focus sashers or sturdy abilities and great knocking out other dragons. Phantom force is kinda bad, waiting a turn and opponent can easily switch or set up but that’s why power herb comes to play and can gigamax after that the item been used, so no problem. Acrobatic increase to 110 base power after power herb been used. Curse for sucker punchers, pretty much Dragapult weakness, I know can use dragon dance instead or give it sucker punch but prefer curse for stallers and walls that Dragapult can’t get by and nice for your next Pokémon to set up, well... hopefully that they switch or stall the curse if they don’t switch. Now for the abilities, to me personally, all three are good, depends what you are looking for.

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Dragapult is already quite frail, so halving it's hp isn't a good decision.