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Corviknight or Dracozolt?

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What is the rest of your team? Knowing that will help us answer this question more.
since this is a ingame team,you can use your favorites.Or if you still want suggestions tell us what rest of the team is going to look like
Dracozolt is suboptimal because you'd need to trade or waste Watts on the Digging Duo to get the other fossil you need. It also comes at the pathetic Level 10, so you'll need to do a lot of grinding or bloat it with EXP Candies to get it up to speed with the rest of your team. Volt Absorb is still better than Hustle, and I believe the only way you get Sand Rush is by using an Ability Patch on it, impossible if you don't have the DLC/enough to pay for a Patch. Corviknight is just straight up better, and it's not much of a contest.
If Sandstorm is active, this Pokemon's Speed is doubled. This Pokemon takes no damage from Sandstorm. This is from smogon. Sand Rush is hard to get because it is an HA.

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Corviknight
- Rookidee is available in the first Routes
- Easy to evolve, and becomes a Corviknight in time for Opal's Gym
- STAB attacks super effective against Milo, Bea, Opal, Gordie, Melony, and some Pokemon in the Champion Cup
- Learns moves like Drill Peck, Brave Bird, U-turn, Roost, Iron Head, and Body Slam
- Just two weaknesses
- Very mediocre Attack
- Slow

Dracozolt
- Better Attack than Corviknight, at a respectable 100
- Faster than Corviknight, but still not that speedy
- STAB attacks super effective against Nessa, part of Raihan's team, and some Pokemon in the Champion Cup
- Learns moves like Bolt Beak, Dragon Claw, Earthquake, Low Kick, Stone Edge, and Aerial Ace
- Extremely potent Dynamaxer
- Hustle hurts it a bit, so Volt Absorb is preferred
- The fossils are hard to get, as only the Drake is easy to find in Shield, and only the Bird is easily obtainable in Sword
- Comes at Level 10, before the fourth Gym


Overall, I'd choose Corviknight. Its STAB is more useful against more Pokemon, and while it doesn't have as many coverage options (or as high an Attack stat), it gets the job done just fine. You also get it earlier and it's easier to keep it on-pace with the rest of your team.


Corviknight @ Sharp Beak
Ability: Pressure
- Drill Peck
- Iron Head
- U-turn
- Body Press / Body Slam

Hope I helped!

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