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)
128 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
051 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (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.
Brilliant Diamond It has the power in its clawed arms to make scrap of a car. The tips of its claws release poison.
Shining Pearl Its body is encased in a sturdy shell. Its head rotates 180 degrees, eliminating blind spots.

Moves learned by Drapion

Moves learnt by level up

Drapion learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Fell StingerBugPhysical 50 100
1Fire FangFirePhysical 65 95
1Hone ClawsDarkStatus
1Ice FangIcePhysical 65 95
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
1Thunder FangElectricPhysical 65 95
9Poison FangPoisonPhysical 50 100
12BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
15Toxic SpikesPoisonStatus
18Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
21VenoshockPoisonSpecial 65 100
24Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
27Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
30Pin MissileBugPhysical 25 95
33ToxicPoisonStatus 90
36Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
39Cross PoisonPoisonPhysical 70 100
44X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100
49AcupressureNormalStatus
54CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100

Egg moves

Drapion learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Drapion egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AgilityPsychicStatus
Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
Poison TailPoisonPhysical 50 100
Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
ScreechNormalStatus 85
SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
WhirlwindNormalStatus

Moves learnt by TM

Drapion is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by TR

Drapion cannot be taught any TR moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

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 StingerBugPhysical 50 100
1Fire FangFirePhysical 65 95
1Hone ClawsDarkStatus
1Ice FangIcePhysical 65 95
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
1Thunder FangElectricPhysical 65 95
9Poison FangPoisonPhysical 50 100
12BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
15Toxic SpikesPoisonStatus
18Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
21VenoshockPoisonSpecial 65 100
24Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
27Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
30Pin MissileBugPhysical 25 95
33ToxicPoisonStatus 90
36Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
39Cross PoisonPoisonPhysical 70 100
44X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100
49AcupressureNormalStatus
54CrunchDarkPhysical 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 RayGhostStatus 100
Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
WhirlwindNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Lash OutDarkPhysical 75 100
Skitter SmackBugPhysical 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:

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
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Route 8, Lake of Outrage
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Evolve Skorupi

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian 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