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Hello!

So I got Drednaw, and it's been a great asset on my team! However... the water type moves BARELY do any damage!
I used Drednaw against Raihan's Sandaconda, and Dive barely did any damage to it (less than 1/4 damage done). Is there a reason for this? I'm able to supply screenshots/stats if it helps. Ability is Strong Jaw.

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What is Drednaw's level and physical attack stat?
Yes screen shot and stats can help us figure out.
Also, you could be in the sun. Do you have a Torkoal, Groudon, or Ninetales on your team?
No I don't have Torkoal/Groudon/Ninetales. The stats are as follows:

Sp. Atk = 60
Sp. Def = 87
HP = 165
Atk = 135
Defense = 124
Speed = 101
Sp. Def = 87
Nature = Impish
Was your Drednaw burned when using dive?

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It is most likely because of the nature. It probably has a nature hindering it’s physical attack stat, and on top of that, it might also have poor IVs in that department. It could also have a held item hindering it’s ability to use water type moves. And while unlikely, you also may have been using it during sunny day. It halves water type damage, meaning it did half as much damage as it was supposed to. And you could have also have your Drednaw’s attack stat lowered do to status move. Well, thanks to you telling me your Drednaw’s stats, the only explanation is terrible IVs in attack, and Sandaconda’s psychical defense.

Hope I helped!

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Would you like me to add that to remove the downvote, or would you like to answer yourself?
You can add that to your answer if you want. Why do I have to either remove the down-vote or post my own answer?
This will al be silly if he didn’t lower his attack stat. I assume you left the downvote because the answer isn’t complete. So, if I completed the answer, you could remove the downvote. Or, you could make your own answer with the complete information.
I originally down-voted the answer because it was wrong, not because it was incomplete.
Unless I'm sure that I know the right answer, I usually prefer asking clarifying questions instead of posting my own answer.
Oh Kk.
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This should probably do with stats and nature. I f your drednaw has a an physical attack hindering nature and an already low attack stat it will naturally do a small amount of damage. held Items may also matter; It would help a lot if you sent screenshots and stats for us to be able to elaborate further.

I hope I helped :D

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The stats are as follows:

Sp. Atk = 60
Sp. Def = 87
HP = 165
Atk = 135
Defense = 124
Speed = 101
Sp. Def = 87
Nature = Impish
If you are not already elaborating far enough, why are you answering?