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Dracozolt Best Moveset & Build

Dracozolt
Total Base Stats505
Type electric IconDragon Icon

Hustle Dynamax Life Orb Build

Best NatureBest Item
Jolly (Speed ↑ / Sp.Atk ↓)Life Orb
Best Ability
Hustle
Raises attack significantly, but lowers accuracy.
Best Moveset
Outrage / Earthquake / Aerial Ace / Bolt Beak
▼Check Move Info Here
Best EV Spread
Atk 252, Speed 252, Def 4

A Dynamaxing Hustler

Max Moves always hit their target, meaning they don't suffer any drawbacks from Hustle and reap all its benefits. This is a Pokemon that really relies on Dynamaxing, so it's not recommended to run it with other Dynamax users.

Wide Move Coverage

In addition to its Electric and Dragon type moves, Dracozolt has access to flying, ground, rock, and fire moves. This makes it a highly customizable Pokemon with many options. It's even able to use Taunt, Thunder Wave, and Substitute. Dracozolt excels at targetting the opponent's weaknesses and can act as a counter to many physical tanks as well.

Bolt Beak Needs Max Airstream

Bolt Beak is an attack similar to Fishious Rend, which doubles its damage if the user strikes first. For this reason, it's recommended that you set up a speed boost with Max Airstream before using it.

Volt Absorb Assault Vest Build

Best NatureBest Item
Adamant (Attack ↑ / Sp.Atk ↓)Assault Vest
Best Ability
Volt Absorb
When hit with an electric-type move, the user heals itself instead of taking damage.
Best Moveset
Bolt Beak / Outrage / Taunt / Rock Tomb
▼Check Move Info Here
Best EV Spread
Atk 252, Speed 252, Def 4

Max Attack and Speed

Generally speaking, maxing out Speed and Attack is a safe bet for this build. If you're using Rock Tomb, you could also try adjusting your speed so that Dracozolt always outspeeds a specific potential opponent after one Rock Tomb.

Counters Common Rotoms

Rotom is quite popular in the current meta due to its form-changing flexibility (the three most common ones being Heat Rotom, Wash Rotom, and Fan Rotom). The Assault Vest build gives up some of its versatility in order to specialize in taking out Rotom. Volt Absorb negates the effects of Volt Switch and Dracozolt resists Water and Fire moves. Due to this, Dracozolt pairs extremely well with Corviknight, since it can cover many of its weaknesses.

Strong Against Tanky Pokemon Too

Since tankier Pokemon tend to have a lower speed stat, Dracozolt can outspeed and overpower them with Bolt Beak. If you continue to have trouble with tanks, we also recommend running Taunt as well (you'll have to choose a different item for this, however.)

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Dracozolt - Best Moves

Press the buttons below to toggle between different builds!

Build #1 - Hustle Dynamax Life Orb

Recommended Moves

Move/TypeReason
Bolt Beak
electric Icon
85 power, but doubles if the user strikes first. Recommended to have a speed boost before using.
Aerial Ace
Flying Icon
Always hits, thus it's unaffected by Hustle's accuracy drop.
Outrage
Dragon Icon
Extremely powerful stab move. A little risky, so it's best used as a Max Wyrmwind.
Earthquake
Ground Icon
Powerful coverage move.

Other Viable Moves

Move/TypeReason
Dragon Claw
Dragon Icon
An alternative to Outrage. Less risky, but also does less damage.
Flamethrower
fire Icon
Although it's a special move, it can still be useful vs. some Pokemon.
Stone Edge
Rock Icon
Extremely powerful move, useful while Dynamaxed as well.
Rock Blast
Rock Icon
Hits 2-5 times, very high damage potential if all 5 hits connect.
Rock Tomb
Rock Icon
Drops the opponent's speed, can ensure that you get your Bolt Beak off the next turn.
Fire Fang
fire Icon
Physical fire-type move, good coverage.
Thunder Wave
status icon
Paralyzes the opponent. Useful for ensuring your Bolt Beak hits for double damage.
Substitute
status icon
Creates a double of yourself. Useful for surviving an opponent's Dynamax.
Taunt
status icon
Forces opponent to use attacking moves. Good for shutting down tanks that spam recovery or buff moves.

Build #2 - Volt Absorb Assault Vest

Recommended Moves

Move/TypeReason
Bolt Beak
electric Icon
85 power, but doubles if the user strikes first. Recommended to have a speed boost before using.
Aerial Ace
Flying Icon
Always hits, thus it's unaffected by Hustle's accuracy drop.
Outrage
Dragon Icon
Extremely powerful stab move. A little risky, so it's best used as a Max Wyrmwind.
Rock Tomb
Rock Icon
Drops the opponent's speed, can ensure that you get your Bolt Beak off the next turn.

Other Viable Moves

Move/TypeReason
Dragon Claw
Dragon Icon
An alternative to Outrage. Less risky, but also does less damage.
Earthquake
Ground Icon
Powerful coverage move.
Flamethrower
fire Icon
Although it's a special move, it can still be useful vs. some Pokemon.
Stone Edge
Rock Icon
Extremely powerful move, useful while Dynamaxed as well.

Dracozolt - Best Item to Hold

ItemTraits
Life OrbIncreases the attack of all moves at the expense of health. Useful damage boosting item.
Assault VestSp. Def increases by 50% but can only use attacking moves. Useful to counter the ever-popular Rotom.
Check Out Battle Item Locations Here!

Dracozolt - Best Nature And EVs

Dracozolt - Recommended Natures

NatureTraits
JollySpeed↑ / Sp.Atk↓
With a low 75 speed, Dracozolt needs all the speed help it can get.
AdamantAtk↑ / Sp.Atk↓
Assault Vest variants are a bit bulkier, so they can take a hit and choose to do more damage instead.

Which Nature Would You Recommend?

Recommended Base Point (EV) Allocation

Hustle and Volt Absorb Builds

StatBase Point
Attack252 points (max)
Speed252 points
Defense4 points

Both of the above builds benefit from the same basic 252 Atk / 252 Speed spread. The speed EVs are particularly important to ensure Bolt Beak hits for double damage as much as possible.

Check Out The EV (Base Point) Guide Here!

Dracozolt Counters

PokemonExplanation
Dragapult IconDragapultPros
- Non-scarf Dragapult is faster than even Scarf Dracozolt.
- One shot with most Dragon moves
Cons
- Also weak to Dragon moves itself
Excadrill IconExcadrillPros
- Scarf Excadrill can outspeed and one shot with Earthquake
- Immune to electric moves
Cons
- If switch-in is predicted, could get hit with a Flamethrower
Mimikyu IconMimikyuPros
- Mimikyu is faster
- Fairy type moves are super effective
Cons
- None in particular
Galarian Corsola IconGalarian CorsolaPros
- Will-o-Wisp and Strength Sap can lower its attack
Cons
- Struggles to deal with Taunt and Substitute

How To Play Against Dracozolt

Don't Send Out Slower Pokemon

Dracozolt's Bolt Beak will demolish Pokemon that are slower than it, so as a result don't send anything out with less than 75 base speed. Try to take it out ASAP with a super effective move. However, be careful as it tends to Dynamax, allowing it to withstand an otherwise lethal hit. For this reason we recommend a Focus Sash user to take it out.

Bring Out Corsola

Galarian Corsola can demolish Dracozolt by lowering its attack with Will-o-Wisp and Strength Sap. Although Taunt is a bit of a problem, choosing Corsola is better than relying on Ferrothorn and Toxapex, who are weak to Fire Punch and Bolt Beak respectively.

Watch Out For Corviknight

Corviknight and Dracozolt are a particularly excellent match, meaning you'll see them together a lot in the meta. Prepare Dark, Ice, and Ghost moves, as they won't be resisted by either Pokemon.

Dracozolt - Breeding Process

Breeding Process Flow Chart

1Create a Dracozolt by combining a Fossilized Bird and Fossilized Drake.
2Continue making new Dracovish with Fossils until you get one with high IVs and a Jolly nature.
3Put 252 EVs in Atk and Speed
4Max out its Dynamax Level
5Teach it Bolt Beak, Earthquake, Aerial Ace, and Outrage
6Equip a Life Orb
>> Check Out Our Breeding Guide For More Info!

How To Get Dracozolt

Fossilized Dino

Unfortunately, getting Dracozolt 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 a new Dracozolt. 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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