The Poison/Dark Type, Drapion is a hard hitting Pokémon with decent Speed, high Attack, and very good Defense. It has only one weakness and can deal with it rather well with moves it learns from Zisu. It has strong coverage with a stat raising move in Swords Dance. These are the best moves for Drapion in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Best Moves

Move NameMove TypeCategoryPowerAccuracyPP
Cross PoisonPoisonPhysical10510015
Aqua TailWaterPhysical859010
Rock SlideRockPhysical759010

Drapion will learn Cross Poison at level 18 (masters at 28), Crunch at level 43 (masters at 54), and both Aqua Tail and Rock Slide from Zisu.

Related: Best Nature for Skorupi and Drapion in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

How to use Drapion best in battle

Cross Poison and Crunch are Drapion’s S.T.A.B. (Same Type Attack Boost) moves and offer great coverage between the two. Cross Poison can be switched out for Poison Jab for more reliable damage but the high critical hit ratio of Cross Poison can’t be underestimated. The move gives Drapion coverage against Grass and Fairy Type Pokémon. Crunch gives it coverage against Psychic and Ghost Types.

Aqua Tail is perfect to cover for Drapion’s Ground weakness and can be used in the Strong Style for the Accuracy boost. Rock Slide can be swapped out for other moves such as Elemental Fang moves, Fire Fang, Thunder Fang, or Ice Fang depending on what Pokémon players are expecting to fight against. Rock Slide gives coverage against Flying, Ice, and Bug Types.

Drapion’s base stats

  • Stat Total: 500
    • HP: 70
    • Attack: 90
    • Defense: 110
    • Special Attack: 60
    • Special Defense: 75
    • Speed: 95

Drapion’s Typing is among the best and is capable of dealing plenty of super effective damage to many Pokémon. It has a few resistances and an immunity to Psychic Type moves, making it strong both defensively and offensively.

For more Pokémon guides, check out Best moves for Porygon-Z in Pokémon Legends: Arceus on Pro Game Guides.

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