Drapion (Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Poison/Dark Type, and is known as the Ogre Scorp Pokémon.) is the 128th Pokémon in the
Drapion can use one of two Abilities: Battle Armor, which prevents the opponents' moves from landing a Critical Hit; or Sniper, which causes its moves that score a Critical Hit to receive an increase of power by three times. A third Ability is available to Drapion from the Dream World, the Keen Eye Ability. This Ability prevents its Accuracy from being lowered and reducing the odds of encountering Wild Pokémon of a lower level by 50%.
Skorupi can evolve into Drapion at Level 40.
Drapion resembles a big, purple scorpion. Its whole body is segmented, and it alternates between a light and dark purple. There are small spikes on its head, and two long structures coming from the sides of its head that resemble Skorupi's tails, with pincers at the ends. There is another structure exactly like this that serves as a tail.
Drapion doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.
Drapion can be found at the Great Marsh as a Daily Binocular Pokémon in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. In Heart Gold, Soul Silver, Black 2 and White 2, the only way to obtain a Drapion is to evolve Skorupi.
Drapion can be found at Sky Rift B1-B6 in Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, and at Sky Fissure B1-B6 in Explorers of Sky. Drapion is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Weird Forest 13F-23F and the following floors of Legendary Mountains: 26-28, 30, 32, 34, 38 & 39, 41-43 and 48 & 49.
Drapion is a Boss Pokémon in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, a battle that takes place on the Freighter. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Drapion appears in the Interior of Mt. Layuda in the Present, and is the Boss of the Forest Temple mission "Drapion of the Forest Temple" in the Past, but can be obtained by finishing the mission with an S Rank.
Drapion can be found at Viperia and Yaksha in Pokémon Conquest.
Trading Card Game
Drapion appears in the Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Promos set as a Lv. X Card, and is listed as a Rare Card in the Diamond and Pearl, Stormfront, Rising Rivals and Triumphant sets. Drapion is listed as an Ultra Rare card in the Platinum set, but this Drapion is a Lv. X Card.
Drapion has mostly appeared with other trainers in the Anime. Hunter J would use her Drapion in the episodes Mutiny in the Bounty!, Ill-Will Hunting and the second half of Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu. Aaron would use a Drapion in the films A Trainer and Child Reunion and Aiding the Enemy, and Paul's brother Reggie would appear with a Drapion in a flashback during the episode A Pyramiding Rage!
Drapion's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
Drapion finds itself in the Rarely-Utilized Tier of Competitive Battling. It's statistical spread is relatively mixed, utilizing speed, defense and attack to ruin an opponent's day. Plus, its typing leaves it only vulnerable to Ground type moves if Miracle Eye doesn't get used on it, and in a tier loaded with Ghost-type Pokémon, it excels at using Pursuit and can use many different sets. However, Ground-type Pokémon will be its biggest problem, as well as Pokémon that are faster than Drapion that also boast a high Attack of their own, such as Archeops, for example.
Black 2/White 2
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
Via Move Tutor
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
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