|#621|| Rough Skin/Sheer Force|
|5'3" (1.6m)||306.4 lbs. (139kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|RU||2 Attack Points|
Druddigon (Unova Pokédex. It is a Dragon Type, and it is known as the Cave Pokémon.) is the 127th Pokémon in the
Druddigon can have one of two abilities: Rough Skin, which hurts the opponent by one-sixteenth of its maximum HP when an attack that requires physical contact is used against this Pokémon, or Sheer Force, which increases the power of moves that have a secondary effect by 33%, but at the expense of that move losing its secondary effect. A third ability exclusive to Druddigon from the Dream World, the Mold Breaker Ability. This Ability nullifies the abilities of its opponents during battle, such as Static or Intimidate.
Druddigon do not evolve, nor do they have a pre-evolved form. It is the only Dragon type to date that doesn't have an evolution or pre-evolution and isn't a legendary.
Druddigon takes the appearance of a dinosaur with spikes on its head and appendages.
Druddigon has no distinguishable characteristics to help differentiate between male and female.
In Black and White, Druddigon can be found at Dragonspiral Tower during all seasons. Outside the tower Druddigon can also be found in the Double Grass during all seasons except winter. In Black 2 and White 2, Druddigon can be found at Route 23 and Dragonspiral Tower.
Druddigon appears at Rockridge Fort in the Crag Area in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond. To befriend it you'll have to battle it, after which you'll be able to call it into battle.
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Druddigon is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Noble Victories set.
Druddigon has made a couple of appearances in the anime. It's debut was in Dragon Master's Path when a trainer sought help from Ash, Iris, and Cilan in helping her learn more about her Druddigon. Druddigon has also made 2 cameo appearances in Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster! and The Lonely Deino!.
Druddigon has yet to make an appearance in the Movies.
Druddigon's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
Druddigon is in the Rarelyused (RU) tier of competitive battling. With strong offensive prowess, a nice defensive typing that gives it several useful resistances, solid bulk, and support moves like Stealth Rock and Glare, Druddigon has numerous qualities about it that make it a useful Pokémon to have on a team. Its best set is an all-out attacking set with either a Life Orb or Choice Band that uses Druddigon's high base 120 Attack that can use Outrage to smack around defensive Pokémon while having Sheer Force to boost its coverage attacks such as Fire Punch and Gunk Shot that hit Steel and Fairy-types, respectively. An Assault Vest set gives Druddigon nice special bulk that still has decent offensive prowess while being able to switch into special attackers with ease. A Stealth Rock set is also very much usable, giving Druddigon utility while having offensive prowess to handle offensive teams with Dragon Claw and Sucker Punch. Lastly, Druddigon can run a Glare set with heavy investment in special defense to spread paralysis against offensive threats while discouraging physical attackers from attacking it thanks to the combination of Rough Skin and Rocky Helmet. Druddigon does have its fair share of flaws, though, as its Speed is very subpar, lacks reliable recovery, and can be worn down by entry hazards. Its Speed issue can be alleviated through priority in Sucker Punch or Trick Room support, but it still has Pokémon that can check it like Alomomola and Mega Steelix.
Druddigon is also usable in the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. While overshadowed by other physical Dragon-types like Tyrantrum and Haxorus, Druddigon manages to find a niche as a Stealth Rock setter, having the nice resistances that come with the Dragon-typing while providing valuable utility to a team. It can act as a nice lure against Fairy-types with a Roseli Berry thanks to its access to Sheer Force-boosted Gunk Shot. Druddigon can also choose Mold Breaker to bypass Magic Bounce users like Mega Absol from bouncing back Stealth Rock. However, Druddigon's main flaws lie in its Speed and lack of reliable recovery, which makes it easy to wear down and threaten.
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