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Drapion (Pokémon)

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Skorupi #451: Skorupi
Pokémon
#453: Croagunk Croagunk
Drapion
Ogre Scorpion Pokémon
ドラピオン
Dorapion
#452
Drapion

Drapion

Drapion

Drapion
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Poison Dark
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Battle Armor or Sniper Cacophony
Cacophony
Keen Eye
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Drapion

Mega Drapion Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Bug and Water 3
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
4'03" 1.3 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
135.6 lbs. 61.5 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#452
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#128
Sinnoh
#202
Unova
Mountain
#016
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-174
Almia
R-263/N-051
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
204
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
175
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body14.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F452.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves from Skorupi starting at level 40.

Biology

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. It can turn its head 180 degrees.

Drapion is a very aggressive Pokémon, attacking anything that enters its territory. It has a sturdy build and takes pride in its strength, being able to take down foes even without the use of its deadly toxin. It has enough power to easily scrap a car.

In the anime

Drapion in the anime

Major appearances

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

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

Paul has a Drapion which he used to battle Ash in Familiarity Breeds Strategy!, A Real Rival Rouser! and Battling a Thaw in Relations!. It managed to defeat Buizel, Staraptor and Torterra before losing to Gliscor. It is unknown whether it is the same one he tried to capture in Chim - Charred!.

Minor appearances

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!.

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

A Drapion appeared in the opening scenes of Giratina and the Sky Warrior and Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

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 its 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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Two Scientists working for Team Galactic fought Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum while guarding Lake Valor. One of these scientists used a Drapion, whose ability to turn its head in a 180 degree angle allowed it to find Diamond's hiding Munchlax, Lax, with ease.

Like in the games, Aaron has a Drapion. However, it has not been seen battling.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

B-2 of Team Galactic uses a Drapion while attacking Hareta on Iron Island. The ensuing battle causes Hareta's Shinx to evolve into Luxio.

Another Drapion was conditioned by Charon into a mindless battle machine.

In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga

Drapion appeared under the ownership of an unknown Trainer who battled 's Lucario.

In the Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic manga

Like in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, Kincaid controls a Drapion and uses it against Kellyn.

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 Possessing a sturdy build, it takes pride in its strength, taking down foes without using toxins.
White
Black 2 It takes pride in its strength. Even though it can tear foes apart, it finishes them off with powerful poison.
White 2
Generation VI
X It takes great pride in its strength. Even though it can tear foes apart, it finishes them off with powerful poison.
Y It has the power in its clawed arms to make scrap of a car. The tips of its claws release poison.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Great Marsh
Platinum
Great Marsh
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Skorupi
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Dream World Skorupi
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Skorupi
Generation VI
X Y
Route 19, Friend Safari (Poison)

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 (Mission 1: Drapion in the Forest Temple)
Pokémon Rumble Eternal Tower
Pokémon Rumble Blast Desert: Rugged Flats
Pokémon Conquest Viperia
Yaksha

Held items

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

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 VI, 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×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 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 06565 100100% 25
055 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 25
099 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 09595% 20
1313 Acupressure Normal Status 0000 —% 30
1616 Pursuit Dark Physical 04040 100100% 20
2020 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
2323 Poison Fang Poison Physical 05050 100100% 15
2727 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100100% 10
3030 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —% 15
3434 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 —% 20
3838 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
4343 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
4949 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
5353 Fell Stinger Bug Physical 03030 100100% 25
5757 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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 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 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 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 06060 095}}95% 15
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 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round 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 Retaliate 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 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze 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 Bug Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
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 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 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 VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
BeedrillScytherScizorLedybaLedianSpinarak
AriadosSurskitMasquerainNinjaskVenipedeWhirlipede
ScolipedeArchenArcheopsJoltikGalvantulaAccelgor
Durant
Agility Psychic Status —% 30
VolbeatLileepCradily Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
GligarGliscorTrapinchVibravaFlygonDwebble
Crustle
Feint Attack Dark Physical 60 —% 20
GligarGliscorFlygonArmaldoSkorupiDrapion
ScolipedeTirtougaCarracostaArchenArcheops
Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
ScytherScizorKabutopsHeracrossCorphishCrawdaunt
KricketuneSkorupiDrapionYanmegaGliscorBinacle
Barbaracle
Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
VenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede Poison Tail Poison Physical 50 100% 25
BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaSkorupi
DrapionVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
KabutoKabutopsGligarGliscorNincadaNinjask
TrapinchVibravaFlygonDwebbleCrustleDurant
Sand-Attack Ground Status 100% 15
TentacoolTentacruelYanmaYanmegaGligarGliscor
NinjaskVibravaFlygonVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede
JoltikGalvantula
Screech Normal Status 85% 40
ParasParasectScytherScizorKabutopsGligar
GliscorNinjaskAnorithArmaldoYanmegaLeavanny
DwebbleCrustleKarrablastEscavalierJoltikGalvantula
BinacleBarbaracle
Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 20
BeedrillEscavalier Twineedle Bug Physical 25 100% 20
ButterfreeBeautiflyDustoxMasquerainVolcarona Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Drapion in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white 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

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
451 Aqua TailBW Water Physical 90 90% 10
  • 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 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.
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack 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.
PCP452.png HP: ★★★ Move: Cross Poison
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Battle Armor
Defense: ★★★★ Ability 2: Sniper
Speed: ★★★★ Ability 3: Vanguard
Evolves from Skorupi when its Defense is 90 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Kashinkoji and Seikurō

Evolution

451Skorupi.png
Unevolved
Skorupi
 Poison  Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 40
452Drapion.png
First evolution
Drapion
 Poison  Dark 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 452.png Spr b 4d 452.png Spr 4p 452.png Spr b 4p 452.png Spr 4p 452.png Spr b 4p 452.png
Spr 4d 452 s.png Spr b 4d 452 s.png Spr 4p 452 s.png Spr b 4d 452 s.png Spr 4p 452 s.png Spr b 4d 452 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 452.png Spr b 5b 452.png Spr 5b 452.png Spr b 5b 452.png
Spr 5b 452 s.png Spr b 5b 452 s.png Spr 5b 452 s.png Spr b 5b 452 s.png
Front Back Front Back
452MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Drapion images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Drapion is based on a scorpion, and has some characteristics that resemble a vinegarroon (a similar arachnid). Its Water 3 Egg Group designation may be a reference to the ancient group of arthropods known as sea scorpions that used to inhabit the oceans and may have been the ancestors of modern scorpions.

Name origin

Drapion and Dorapion may be a combination of dragon, drastic (referring to its violent nature), or Dracula (referring to its huge vampire-looking teeth) and scorpion.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ドラピオン Dorapion From dragon, drastic (referring to its violent nature), or Dracula (referring to its huge vampire-looking teeth) and scorpion
France Flag.png French Drascore From dragon and scorpion
Spain Flag.png Spanish Drapion Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Piondragi From Skorpion, Drache, and Gift
Italy Flag.png Italian Drapion Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 드래피온 Drapion Transliteration of Japanese name


External links

Skorupi #451: Skorupi
Pokémon
#453: Croagunk Croagunk


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