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Drapion (Pokémon)

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Skorupi #451: Skorupi
Pokémon
#453: Croagunk Croagunk
Drapion
ドラピオン Dorapion
#452
452Drapion.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Diamond and Pearl
Type
Poison Dark
Category
Ogre Scorp Pokémon
Abilities
Battle Armor or Sniper Keen Eye
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Sinnoh
#128
Regional Browser numbers
Almia
R-174
Oblivia
R-263 N-051
Height
4'03"
Imperial
1.3 m
Metric
Weight
135.6 lbs.
Imperial
61.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body14.png
Footprint
 F452.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Bug and
Water 3 groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 204 Battle Exp.: 2041*

Drapion (Japanese: ドラピオン Dorapion) is a dual-type Poison/Dark Pokémon.

It evolves from Skorupi starting at level 40.

Biology

Physiology

Drapion is a large, purple, scorpion-like Pokémon. Its eyes are a pointed shape, with blue-colored upper portions. Drapion has two small, pointed protrusions between its eyes, and one on the back on its head. Drapion also has protrusions on its jaws, two on the upper and three on the lower, with large, fang-like, white-colored features extending from its mouth. Its body is composed of many violet-to-lavender body segments which ends with a tail with two stingers. Drapion has four segmented legs with pointed toes. Its most distinguished feature is its huge claws, which have a blue circular marking on the undersides, a similar marking being on the tail, and the fact that it can turn its head 180º.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

For its size this Pokémon is very strong, and has enough power to easily scrap a car. It's also encased in a tough exoskeleton and it is quite poisonous. It can rotate its head 180 degrees, and can also extend its tail.

Behavior

Possessing a sturdy build, it takes pride in its strength, being able to take down foes without using toxins.

Habitat

It is probably native to dry desert areas, much like Skorupi. However, it is found in Pastoria City's Great Marsh.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Drapion in the anime

Drapion's first appearance was in Mutiny in the Bounty, under Pokémon Hunter J's ownership.

Paul tried to capture a Drapion in Chim - Charred!.

A Drapion is used by one of the students of Pokémon Summer Academy in the first leg of the Pokémon Triathlon in One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!.

Aaron's Drapion appeared in A Trainer and Child Reunion!.

Reggie used a Drapion to battle Brandon as shown in the flashback in A Pyramiding Rage!.

Paul has a Drapion which he used to battle Ash in Familiarity Breeds Strategy!, A Real Rival Rouser! and DP188.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP020 Drapion Ash's Pokédex Drapion, the Ogre Scorp Pokémon. Its claws give off a deadly poison and they are powerful enough to turn an automobile into scrap iron.
DP186 Drapion Dawn's Pokédex Drapion, the Ogre Scorp Pokémon, and the evolved form of Skorupi. With it sturdy body, Drapion takes pride in its strength, defeating opponents without the need for poison.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

A Drapion belonging to a Team Galactic grunt appeared in Vs. Drapion and Kricketune I and Vs. Drapion and Kricketune II.

In the TCG

Main article: Drapion (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond It has the power in its clawed arms to make scrap of a car. The tips of its claws release poison.
Pearl Its body is encased in a sturdy shell. Its head rotates 180 degrees, eliminating blind spots.
Platinum Possessing a sturdy build, it takes pride in its strength, taking down foes without using toxins.
HeartGold It attacks people and Pokémon that cross the desert. This has only furthered its bad reputation.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black もうどくを つかわなくても じまんの ちからで あいてを バラバラにする がんじょうな からだの もちぬし。
White
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Great Marsh
Platinum
Uncommon Great Marsh
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Evolve Skorupi
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Spacial Rift (B1-B6)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Cargo Ship (during mission)
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Layuda Island
Forest Temple
Pokémon Rumble Eternal Tower

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)
Platinum

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 70
130 - 177 250 - 344
Attack: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Defense: 110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Sp.Atk: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Def: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Speed: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Total: 500   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/2
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
15/18 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 09595% 15
00Start Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 09595% 15
00Start Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 09595% 15
00Start Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
00Start Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Knock Off Dark Physical 02020 100100% 20
066 Knock Off Dark Physical 02020 100100% 20
1212 Pin Missile Bug Physical 01414 08585% 20
1717 Acupressure Normal Status 0000 —% 30
2323 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
2828 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 —% 20
3434 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
3939 Poison Fang Poison Physical 05050 100100% 15
4848 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —% 15
5656 Venom Shock Poison Special 06565 100100% 10
6565 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
7373 Cross Poison Poison Physical 07070 100100% 20
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Drapion obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Drapion
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Drapion
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM09 Venom Shock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Canon Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliation Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM76 Insect Opposition Bug Special 03030 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Smooth Over Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM95 Bark Out Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Drapion
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Drapion
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
BeedrillVenonatVenomothScytherScizorLedyba
LedianSpinarakAriadosGligarGliscorSurskit
MasquerainNinjaskFushideHoiigaPendraAaken
ArcheosBachuruDenchuraChobomakiAgirudaaAianto
Agility Psychic Status —% 30
TentacoolTentacruelKabutoKabutopsCorsola Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
PinsirYanmaYanmegaGligarGliscorNincada
NinjaskShedinjaTrapinchVibravaFlygonIshizumai
Iwaparesu
Faint Attack Dark Physical 60 —% 20
SkorupiDrapion Iron Tail* Steel Physical 100 75% 15
ScytherScizorKabutopsGligarGliscorHeracross
NincadaNinjaskShedinjaCorphishCrawdauntYanmega
Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
FushideHoiigaPendra Poison Tail Poison Physical 50 100% 25
BeedrillParasParasectScytherScizorSpinarak
AriadosYanmaYanmegaHeracrossFushideHoiiga
Pendra
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
KabutoKabutopsGligarGliscorNincadaNinjask
ShedinjaTrapinchVibravaFlygonAnorithArmaldo
IshizumaiIwaparesuAianto
Sand-Attack Ground Status 100% 15
ParasParasectVenonatVenomothTentacoolTentacruel
KabutoKabutopsLedybaLedianYanmaYanmega
GligarGliscorCorsolaNinjaskVibravaFlygon
AnorithArmaldoFushideHoiigaPendraBachuru
Denchura
Screech Normal Status 85% 40
ParasParasectScytherScizorKabutopsGligar
GliscorNinjaskAnorithArmaldoYanmegaHahakomori
IshizumaiIwaparesuKaburumoShubarugoBachuruDenchura
Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 20
BeedrillShubarugo Twineedle Bug Physical 25 100% 20
ButterfreeYanmaYanmegaBeautiflyDustoxMasquerain
Ulgamoth
Whirlwind Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Drapion in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Drapion in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Drapion
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Drapion
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Drapion can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Drapion cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Drapion
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Drapion
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP452.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Poison  Poké Assist: Poison PA.png
( Poison )
Field move: None
Browser entry  
It spits poison needles and a poisonous fluid. It also forms poisonous puddles to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Poison  Poison Assist.png
( Poison )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Crush 4 field move.png
(Crush ×4)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It releases poison that make Pokémon Tired.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Skorupi
Unevolved
Skorupi
 Poison  Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 40


Drapion
First evolution
Drapion
 Poison  Dark 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 452.png Spr 4p 452.png Spr 4p 452.png Spr b 4d 452.png
Spr 4d 452 s.png Spr 4p 452 s.png Spr 4p 452 s.png Spr b 4d 452 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 452.png Spr 5b 452.png Spr b 5b 452.png
Spr 5b 452 s.png Spr 5b 452 s.png Spr b 5b 452 s.png
Drapion For other sprites and images, please see Drapion images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Two of Drapion's abilities revolve around critical hits. Battle Armor protects it from them, and Sniper strengthens a move that becomes a critical hit to 3× the damage instead of 2×.
  • Despite evolving from Skorupi at level 40, it may be caught at level 28 in the Great Marsh.
  • Drapion is the only Pokémon owned by Aaron of the Sinnoh Elite Four that is not Template:Type2, the type he specializes in. This can probably be explained because its pre-evolution, Skorupi, is part bug. Another reason may be the fact that Drapion is in the Bug Egg Group.
  • Despite it being said that Drapion's habitat is the Desert, the player can't catch any in any Desert route or area.
  • As of Generation V, Drapion and its pre-evolution's egg group (Bug and Water 3) are unique.
  • In the Pokémon Annual 2009, Drapion's pokedex entry is replaced with Girafarig's.

Origin

Drapion is based on a scorpion, and has some characteristics that resemble a vinegarroon (a similar arachnid).

Name origin

Drapion's name may be derived from dragon or drastic (because of its violent nature) or Dracula (because of its huge vampire-looking teeth) and scorpion. Its Japanese name may be derived from the Japanese word 'tora' (トラ) (which would become 'dora' (ドラ) in a compound word), meaning tiger, due to its striped coloration.

In other languages

  • German: Piondragi - From Skorpion (scorpion), Drache (dragon), and Gift (poison).
  • French: Drascore - Could be a combination of dragon and a mispelling of scorpion.
  • Korean: 드래피온 Drapion
  • Chinese (Taiwan and Hong Kong): 龍王蠍 Lóng Wáng Xiē - Literally "Dragon king scorpion".
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