Drapion

Drapion is a Poison/Dark type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Ogre Scorp Pokémon.

Drapion is a purple, scorpion-like Pokémon. Its body is segmented and it stands on four pointed legs. It has two large claws at the front, the tips of which release poison, and a similar large pincer on its tail. It can rotate its head 180 degrees. Drapion typically reside in the desert, although they have been spotted in marshland.

Although Drapion is Poison/Dark type, it evolves from Skorupi which is Poison/Bug type, thus loses its Bug type upon evolution - a rare occurrence for Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 452
Type Poison Dark
Species Ogre Scorp Pokémon
Height 1.3 m (4′03″)
Weight 61.5 kg (135.6 lbs)
Abilities 1. Battle Armor
2. Sniper
Keen Eye (hidden ability)
Local № 128 (Diamond/Pearl)
128 (Platinum)
202 (Black 2/White 2)
016 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
286 (Sword/Shield)
051 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 175
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Bug, Water 3
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 70
250 344
Attack 90
166 306
Defense 110
202 350
Sp. Atk 60
112 240
Sp. Def 75
139 273
Speed 95
175 317
Total 500 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Drapion.

Evolution chart

(Level 40)

Drapion changes

Pokédex entries

Diamond It has the power in its clawed arms to make scrap of a car. The tips of its claws release poison.
Pearl Its body is encased in a sturdy shell. Its head rotates 180 degrees, eliminating blind spots.
Platinum Possessing a sturdy build, it takes pride in its strength, taking down foes without using toxins.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It attacks people and Pokémon that cross the desert. This has only furthered its bad reputation.
Black
White
Possessing a sturdy build, it takes pride in its strength, taking down foes without using toxins.
Black 2
White 2
It takes pride in its strength. Even though it can tear foes apart, it finishes them off with powerful poison.
X
Omega Ruby
It takes pride in its strength. Even though it can tear foes apart, it finishes them off with powerful poison.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
It has the power in its clawed arms to make scrap of a car. The tips of its claws release poison.
Sword Its poison is potent, but it rarely sees use. This Pokémon prefers to use physical force instead, going on rampages with its car-crushing strength.
Shield It’s so vicious that it’s called the Sand Demon. Yet when confronted by Hippowdon, Drapion keeps a low profile and will never pick a fight.

Moves learned by Drapion

Moves learnt by level up

Drapion learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Fell StingerBug 50 100
1Fire FangFire 65 95
1Hone ClawsDark
1Ice FangIce 65 95
1LeerNormal 100
1Poison StingPoison 15 100
1Thunder FangElectric 65 95
9Poison FangPoison 50 100
12BiteDark 60 100
15Toxic SpikesPoison
18Bug BiteBug 60 100
21VenoshockPoison 65 100
24Knock OffDark 65 100
27Scary FaceNormal 100
30Pin MissileBug 25 95
33ToxicPoison 90
36Night SlashDark 70 100
39Cross PoisonPoison 70 100
44X-ScissorBug 80 100
49AcupressureNormal
54CrunchDark 80 100

Egg moves

Drapion learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Drapion egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Confuse RayGhost 100
Sand AttackGround 100
SlashNormal 70 100
WhirlwindNormal

Move Tutor moves

Drapion can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Lash OutDark 75 100
Skitter SmackBug 70 90

Moves learnt by TM

Drapion is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Drapion is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Drapion learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDark 60 100
1Fire FangFire 65 95
1Ice FangIce 65 95
1Knock OffDark 65 100
1LeerNormal 100
1Poison StingPoison 15 100
1Thunder FangElectric 65 95
5Knock OffDark 65 100
9Pin MissileBug 25 95
13AcupressureNormal
16PursuitDark 40 100
20Bug BiteBug 60 100
23Poison FangPoison 50 100
27VenoshockPoison 65 100
30Hone ClawsDark
34Toxic SpikesPoison
38Night SlashDark 70 100
43Scary FaceNormal 100
49CrunchDark 80 100
53Fell StingerBug 50 100
57Cross PoisonPoison 70 100

Egg moves

Drapion learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Drapion egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AgilityPsychic
Confuse RayGhost 100
Feint AttackDark 60
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Night SlashDark 70 100
Poison TailPoison 50 100
PursuitDark 40 100
Sand AttackGround 100
ScreechNormal 85
SlashNormal 70 100
TwineedleBug 25 100
WhirlwindNormal

Move Tutor moves

Drapion can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWater 90 90
Bug BiteBug 60 100
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Knock OffDark 65 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stomping TantrumGround 75 100
Throat ChopDark 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

Drapion is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Drapion can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBug 50 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Drapion sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Drapion  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Drapion  sprite from Black & White Drapion  sprite from X & Y Drapion  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Drapion Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Drapion Shiny sprite from Black & White Drapion Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Drapion

Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Great Marsh
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Trade/migrate from another game
Black 2
White 2
Evolve Skorupi
X
Y
Route 19
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Skorupi
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Trade/migrate from another game
Sword
Shield
Route 8, Lake of Outrage

Other languages

English Drapion
Japanese ドラピオン (Dorapion)
German Piondragi
French Drascore

Name origin

dragon
mythical fire-breathing creature
scorpion
creature with pincers and a stinger in its tail