Duraludon (ジュラルドン Jurarudon) is a Steel/Dragon-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII. Its counterpart is Tyranitar. While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, it has a Gigantamax form.

Biology

Duraludon is a bipedal reptilian Pokémon resembling a lighter. Its body is light grey with tints of black markings on its palms and pubic area. It has a red "button" like appendage on its head and its connected to its upper jaw by a hinge. Its eyes are yellow and rectangular, almost robotic to an extent. Its tail has a vent, while it has 2 feet with just 1 toe.

Its Gigantamax form somewhat resembles a hybrid of its regular form and a skyscraper, Its "button" became an antenna, and windows line its body.

Behavior

They live on mountains with Tyranitar and the two are often seen battling each other.

Abilities

Duraludon's body has the texture of polished metal which is both lightweight and strong, but rusts easily. This makes Duraludon more agile but forces it to always hide from the rain like Sudowoodo.

Its Gigantmax form can glow on some parts of its body, but is very sturdy and can withstand naturally-occurred earthquakes.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sword and Shield Route 10, Giant's Seat, Lake of Outrage Rare


Pokédex entries

  • Sword

    Its body resembles polished metal, and it's both lightweight and strong. The only drawback is that it rusts easily.
    Gigantamax: It's grown to resemble a skyscraper. Parts of its towering body glow due to a profusion of energy.

  • Shield

    The special metal that composes its body is very light, so this Pokémon has considerable agility. It lives in caves because it dislikes the rain.
    Gigantamax: The hardness of its cells is exceptional, even among Steel types. It also has a body structure that's resistant to earthquakes.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
70
Atk
95
Def
115
Sp. Atk
120
Sp. Def
50
Speed
85
Total
535


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Metal Claw Type Steel.gif Physical 50 95% 35
1 Leer Type Normal.gif Status 100% 30
6 Rock Smash Type Fighting.gif Physical 40 100% 15
12 Hone Claws Type Dark.gif Status 100% 15
18 Metal Sound Type Steel.gif Status 85% 40
24 Breaking Swipe Type Dragon.gif Physical 60 100% 15
30 Dragon Tail Type Dragon.gif Physical 60 90% 10
36 Iron Defense Type Steel.gif Status 100% 15
42 Laser Focus Type Normal.gif Status 100% 30
48 Dragon Claw Type Dragon.gif Physical 80 100% 15
54 Flash Cannon Type Steel.gif Special 80 100% 10
60 Metal Burst Type Steel.gif Physical ? 100% 10
66 Hyper Beam Type Normal.gif Special 150 90% 5
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TM

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM08 Hyper Beam Type Normal.gif Special 150 90% 5
TM09 Giga Impact Type Normal.gif Physical 150 90% 5
TM11 Solar Beam Type Grass.gif Special 120 100% 10
TM14 Thunder Wave Type Electric.gif Status 90% 20
TM16 Screech Type Normal.gif Status 85% 40
TM17 Light Screen Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 30
TM18 Reflect Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 20
TM21 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM22 Rock Slide Type Rock.gif Physical 75 90% 10
TM24 Snore Type Normal.gif Special 50 100% 15
TM25 Protect Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TM26 Scary Face Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TM31 Attract Type Normal.gif Status 100% 15
TM39 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM43 Brick Break Type Fighting.gif Physical 75 100% 15
TM48 Rock Tomb Type Rock.gif Physical 60 95% 15
TM76 Round Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
TM85 Snarl Type Dark.gif Special 55 95% 15
TM98 Stomping Tantrum Type Ground.gif Physical 75 100% 10
TM99 Breaking Swipe Type Dragon.gif Physical 60 100% 15
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TR

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TR00 Swords Dance Type Normal.gif Status 100% 20
TR01 Body Slam Type Normal.gif Physical 85 100% 15
TR08 Thunderbolt Type Electric.gif Special 90 100% 15
TR09 Thunder Type Electric.gif Special 110 70% 10
TR20 Substitute Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR24 Outrage Type Dragon.gif Physical 120 100% 10
TR26 Endure Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR46 Iron Defense Type Steel.gif Status 100% 15
TR47 Dragon Claw Type Dragon.gif Physical 80 100% 15
TR52 Gyro Ball Type Steel.gif Physical ? 100% 5
TR58 Dark Pulse Type Dark.gif Special 80 100% 15
TR62 Dragon Pulse Type Dragon.gif Special 85 100% 10
TR70 Flash Cannon Type Steel.gif Special 80 100% 10
TR74 Iron Head Type Steel.gif Physical 80 100% 15
TR75 Stone Edge Type Rock.gif Physical 100 80% 5
TR76 Stealth Rock Type Rock.gif Status 100% 20
TR79 Heavy Slam Type Steel.gif Physical ? 100% 10
TR81 Foul Play Type Dark.gif Physical 95 100% 15
TR99 Body Press Type Fighting.gif Physical 80 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

Generation VIII
Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Mirror Coat Type Psychic.gif Special 100% 20
Parent Candidates: Vanillite, Vanillish, Vanilluxe
Night Slash Type Dark.gif Physical 70 100% 15
Parent Candidates: Honedge, Doublade, Aegislash
Slash Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
Parent Candidates: Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Dwebble, Crustle, Axew, Fraxure, Haxorus, Honedge, Doublade, Aegislash
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via TM.


By tutoring

Generation VIII
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
SWSH Draco Meteor Type Dragon.gif Special 130 90% 5
SWSH Steel Beam Type Steel.gif Special 140 95% 5
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Sprites


Trivia

  • For some reason, it and Melmetal's cry sound like a Transformer transforming between robot and vehicle mode.
  • Duraludon is the 1st Pokémon since Dialga to have the Steel/Dragon-typing.
  • Duraludon is the 1st Pokémon to have possible abilities be both Light and Heavy Metal, as well as without any one of them being a hidden ability.
  • Duraludon's hidden ability may be considered redundant as it does the same thing as Barraskewda's.
  • Duraludon is the first known Pokémon to be able to use both Steel Beam and Draco Meteor.
  • Although Duraludon's Pokédex entry suggest its Gigantamax form is quake proof, it does not have an immunity to Ground types, nor does it have Sturdy.
  • Duraludon is the only Pokémon revealed during its Pokémon trailer to not evolve.
  • Ironically, despite resembling a lighter, it can't learn any Fire-type moves.

Origin

Duraludon may be based on a theropod dinosaur. Its rivalry with Tyranitar mirrors the rivalry of Mechagodzilla and Godzilla, respectively. It physically resembles a lighter. Its mechanical nature, projectile combat capabilities, and theropod-like appearance may also reference Metal Gear REX. It has the properties of duralumin, an aluminum alloy that is strong and lightweight, but also vulnerable to corrosion.

Its Gigantamax form resembles a skyscraper, specifically The Shard, the tallest building in the UK.

Etymology

"Duraludon" comes from "duralumin", "durable", "aluminum", "dragon", and "-don", a suffix usually used in dinosaur names. Its name may also derive from "Jurassic", one of the three periods of the Mesozoic era, which was known as the age of the dinosaurs.

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