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Find out how to get Dracovish in Pokemon Sword and Shield! Learn about competitive movesets, best builds, recommended EV spreads, held items, counters and the breeding process!

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Dracovish Best Build

Dracovish
Total Base Stats505
Type water Icon Dragon Icon

Best Build For Dracovish

Best NatureBest Item
Adamant (Atk↑ / Sp.Atk↓)Choice Band
Best Ability
Strong Jaw
Increases the power of biting moves.
Best Moveset
Fishious Rend / Crunch / Psychic Fangs / Earthquake
▼Check Move Info Here
Best EV Spread
Attack 252, Speed 252, HP 4

Dracovish Strengths

Dracovish's ability Strong Jaw gives its Fishious Rend even more power. Additionally, Fishious Rend will do double damage if it goes first. This allows it to massively threaten slow, physical walls like Toxapex, Ferrothorn, & Galarian Corsola.

Know Your Speed Matchups

The key to Fishious Rend will be to strike first, so if a Pokemon outspeeds you, you won't get your double damage bonus. To get the jump on some Pokemon, consider a Choice Scarf instead of a Band.

Use Tailwind Or Max Airstream

Having a teammate which sets up a speed boost like Tailwind or Max Airstream allows Dracovish to strike first & dominate most teams. Try to use Pokemon that can set this up before & sweep with Dracovish.

Check Out Other Competitive Builds For Ranked Battle Here!

Dracovish - Recommended Moves

Standard Fishious Rend Build

Recommended Moves

Move/TypeReason
Fishious Rend
water Icon
85 Base Power, but does double damage if you hit first. Incredibly powerful must-have move.
Earthquake
Ground Icon
Decent to have for coverage, high attack power, can take out Electric types.
Crunch
dark Icon
Benefits from Strong Jaw, gaining increased damage.
Psychic Fangs
Psychic Icon
Destroys Light Screen and Reflect. Useful to have.

Other Viable Moves

MoveTraits
Dragon Rush
Dragon Icon
STAB move, useful for some slower Dragon threats.
Leech Life
bug Icon
Can heal Dracovish for 50% of the damage done, giving it a way to sustain itself.

Dracovish - Recommended Item to Hold

ItemTraits
Choice Band Increases attack damage by 150%, but you are locked into one move. No problem as you mainly want to use Fishious Rend anyway.
Choice Scarf An alternative to the Band if you want to gain the element of surprise and outspeed certain threats.
Life OrbGives more flexibility with move usage at the cost of health.
Check Out Battle Item Locations Here!

Dracovish Counters

PokemonExplanation
Dragapult IconDragapult Pros
- Can one shot and outspeed
Cons
- Will be one shot switching in vs. Choice Band in the rain
Hydreigon IconHydreigon Pros
- Can one shot and outspeed
Cons
- Will be one shot switching in vs. Choice Band in the rain
Mimikyu IconMimikyu Pros
- Can one shot with Play Rough.
- Can absorb a hit with Disguise
Cons
- Loses to Scarf Dracovish

How To Play Against Dracovish

Watch Out For Rain and Outspeed It!

Dracovish Rain

Due to the incredible power of Fishious Rend, even Pokemon that resist Water moves might get one shot by certain variants. As soon as you see Dracovish, be ready to swap into a faster Pokemon.

Dracovish - Base Points (EVs) and Natures

Recommended Base Point (EV) Allocation

Offensive Variant

StatBase Point
Attack252 points (max)
Speed252 points (max)
HP4 points

Boosting Speed and Attack with the Base Point is recommended for Dracovish. What's left can be allocated to HP.

Check Out The EV (Base Point) Guide Here!

Dracovish - Recommended Natures

NatureTraits
AdamantAtk↑ / Sp.Atk↓
This focuses on maximizing the power of Fishious Rend and ensuring it 1HKO's certain tanks.
JollySpd↑ / Sp.Atk↓
This focuses on outspeeding certain threats to ensure double damage on Fishious Rend.

Which Nature Would You Recommend?

Dracovish - Breeding Process

Breeding Process Flow Chart

1Assemble a Dracovish using a Fossilized Fish and Fossilized Drake
2Continue making new Dracovish with Fossils until you get one with an Adamant nature and decent IVs.
3Put 252 EVs in Attack and Speed
4Max out its Dynamax Level
5Teach it Fishious Rend, Crunch, Earthquake, and Dragon Rush
6Equip a Choice Band
>> Check Out Our Breeding Guide For More Info!

How To Get Dracovish

Fossilized Dino

Unfortunately, getting Dracovish is a little bit more difficult than most Pokemon, due to it being a fossil. This means it cannot be bred, not even with Ditto! Your only option here is to get lots of Fossils and keep making new ones until they have decent IVs.

>> Check Out Where To Get Fossils Here

Prioritize IVs Over Nature

We recommend prioritizing the Attack and Speed IVs when making new Dracovish. Then, level it up to 100 immediately to gain access to Hyper Training.

Check Out Our Hyper Training Guide For More Info

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