Duraludon (Pokémon)

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Duraludon
Alloy Pokémon
ジュラルドン
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Duraludon
Duraludon
Gigantamax Duraludon
Gigantamax Duraludon



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Type
Steel Dragon
Unknown Unknown
Gigantamax Duraludon
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Light Metal or Heavy Metal Cacophony
Gigantamax Duraludon
Cacophony
Stalwart
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Gigantamax Duraludon
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Mineral and Dragon
Hatch time
7710 - 7966 steps
Height
5'11" 1.8 m
Duraludon
141'01"+ 43.0+ m
Gigantamax Duraludon
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
88.2 lbs. 40.0 kg
Duraludon
??? lbs. ??? kg
Gigantamax Duraludon
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
187
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Duraludon
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Gigantamax Duraludon
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
Shape
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
Gigantamax Duraludon
Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
Gigantamax Duraludon
Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
50
External Links

Duraludon (Japanese: ジュラルドン Duraludon) is a dual-type Steel/Dragon Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, Duraludon has a Gigantamax form.

It was officially revealed on June 8 2019 in the trailer of Pokémon Sword and Shield, along with Alcremie, Rolycoly and Yamper.

Biology

Duraludon is a tall bipedal Pokémon with large feet, a chunky tail, and a head integrated to its neck. It has zigzag patterns running down its body, gray bands around its arms, and has two black slits on its lower chest. Its hands have four triangular indents. Duraludon also has a red segment on its head and two slits on its head. Its body is mainly light gray and dark blue. Duraludon has yellow eyes with green pupils, and it appears to be permanently scowling.

Gigantamax Duraludon is even bigger and gains metal strips on its feet resembling toes. It has a massive glass plate on its abdomen, and its chest has glass panels that resemble windows. It also gains a horn-like protrusion on its head and its uniquely shaped hands are different. It has three red clouds surrounding the neck.

Duraludon is a dinosaur-like Pokémon made of strong, but surprisingly light metal. Weighing only 88 lbs, it can move very fast. However, its body rusts easily to corrosion, so it lives in caves and mountain areas to avoid the rain. Due to the arms having two different shapes, it digs onto the surface for food. Duraludon has a rivalry with Tyranitar, which it shares its habitat with, often battling each other in the mountain areas in Galar.[1] In its Gigantamax state, parts of its body glow due to a profusion of energy. The cells in its body are exceptionally durable, even among Steel-type Pokémon and it is resistant to earthquakes thanks to its body structure.

Gigantamax Duraludon is the only known Pokémon capable of using the exclusive G-Max Move G-Max Depletion.

In the anime

Main series

 
Duraludon in the anime
 
Gigantamax Duraludon in the anime

Major appearances

Duraludon debuted in Toughing It Out!, under the ownership of Raihan. It is capable of Gigantamaxing. It was used in Raihan's battle against Leon, where it went up against his Charizard, only to be defeated. It reappeared in a flashback in Sword and Shield, Slumbering Weald!. In Sword and Shield: "From Here to Eternatus!", Raihan sent it out to battle a group of Macro Cosmos employees who were threatening Sonia. It defeated them all in the following episode with a single Breaking Swipe.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Subject Source Entry
JN027 Duraludon Goh's Rotom Phone Duraludon, the Alloy Pokémon. A Steel and Dragon type. Duraludon sports a metallic body with a beautiful luster of polished, shining metal.
JN027 Steel Beam Goh's Rotom Phone Steel Beam uses up energy from Duraludon's body and, in exchange, releases vast amounts of power.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

 
Gigantamax Duraludon in Pokémon: Twilight Wings

In Sky, Raihan's Duraludon was in its Gigantamax form.

In the manga

 
Duraludon in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Raihan's Duraludon appeared in JNM10.

Pokémon Adventures

Duraludon debuted in PASS11, under the ownership of Raihan.

In the TCG

Main article: Duraludon (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#371
Sword Its body resembles polished metal, and it's both lightweight and strong. The only drawback is that it rusts easily.
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 Duraludon
Sword It's grown to resemble a skyscraper. Parts of its towering body glow due to a profusion of energy.
Shield The hardness of its cells is exceptional, even among Steel types. It also has a body structure that's resistant to earthquakes.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 10, Giant's Seat, Lake of Outrage
Trade Frosmoth in Wyndon
Giant's Seat, Stony Wilderness, Dusty Bowl (Max Raid Battle)
Giant's Seat (Max Raid Battle) Gigantamax Factor
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) Gigantamax Factor


In events

Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 17, 30 March 26 to April 27, 2020
SwSh Wild Area News Yes hide 40, 50, 60Sw March 26 to April 27, 2020
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 17, 30, 50 April 10 to 15, 2020
Sw Wild Area News Yes hide 60 April 10 to 15, 2020
Sw Wild Area News Yes hide 60 June 2 to 29, 2020
Sw Wild Area News Yes hide 60 June 17 to 28, 2020

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total:
535
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
066 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100100% 15
1212 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00——% 15
1818 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
2424 Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100100% 15
3030 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 09090% 10
3636 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
4242 Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
4848 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100100% 15
5454 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100100% 10
6060 Metal Burst Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
6666 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Duraludon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Duraludon

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM14  TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM16  TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM17  TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18  TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26  TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM85  TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM98  TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM99  TM99 Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100}}100% 15
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR08  TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09  TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR24  TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR47  TR47 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR52  TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TR58  TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR62  TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR70  TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR74  TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR75  TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76  TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR79  TR79 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TR81  TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TR99  TR99 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Duraludon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Duraludon

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
    Mirror Coat Psychic Special 100% 20
    Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
      
      
   
Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Duraludon in Generation VIII
  • 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 Duraludon in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Duraludon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Duraludon

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130 90% 5
Sw Sh EP Steel Beam Steel Special 140 95% 5
Sw Sh EP Steel Roller Steel Physical 130 100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Duraludon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Duraludon


Forms

Gigantamax Duraludon

 
Gigantamax Factor
 
Duraludon
Duraludon
 Steel  Dragon 

 
Dynamax Band


Lasts for three turns
 
Gigantamax Duraludon
Duraludon
 Steel  Dragon 

Trivia

Origin

Duraludon seems to be based on The Shard, the tallest building in the United Kingdom. Based on its name, the metal that covers its body is presumably duralumin, an aluminum-copper alloy that is strong and light, but not very resistant to corrosion. Its rivalry with Tyranitar may be a reference to the kaiju genre of films. Its overall body shape resembles a theropod dinosaur.

Name origin

Duraludon may be a combination of duralumin, durable and -don (common suffix in dinosaur names derived from the Ancient Greek word for tooth).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ジュラルドン Duraludon From ジュラルミン duralumin, ドラゴン dragon, don, and -don
  French Duralugon Similar to English name, incorporates dragon
  Spanish Duraludon Same as English name
  German Duraludon Same as English name
  Italian Duraludon Same as English name
  Korean 두랄루돈 Duralludon From 두랄루민 duralumin and dragon
  Cantonese Chinese 鋁鋼龍 Léuihgonglùhng From léui, gong, and lùhng
  Mandarin Chinese 鋁鋼龍 / 铝钢龙 Lǚgānglóng From 鋁 / 铝 , 鋼 / 钢 gāng, and 龍 / 龙 lóng


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