Competitive Information for Dragonair [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Dragonair? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Gold/Silver Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Gold/Silver generation metagame.
Dragonair is a remarkable Dragon-typed Pokemon. Dragonair is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Dragonair's only type-related weaknesses are Dragon and Ice.
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
- Double-Edge / Return
- Thunder Wave
- Light Screen
Physical Sweeper Dragonair (Retro)
Dragonair is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Previously before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Dragonair from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.
♦ Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
♦ Detect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Dragonair this turn).
♦ Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).
♦ Light Screen is a status move (for 5 turns, your Dragonair's party has doubled special defense).
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
- Ice Beam
Special Sweeper Dragonair (Retro)
Dragonair is an awesome Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Don't forget before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Dragonair from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.
♦ Surf is a special 95-base power Water-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.
♦ Flamethrower is a special 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
♦ Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Ability: Marvel Scale
Nature: Careful (+SpD, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Hp / 4 Def / 252 SpD
- Iron Tail
- Sleep Talk
Dragonair Special Wall (Sleeping Dragon**)
Dragonair is a wonderful Special Wall. It's designed to take a hefty amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Dragonair is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolite was attached to it. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. This is my favorite wall to use in lower tiers. Marvel Scale activates via Rest, so the defence goes up, making a physical and special wall. Outrage lasts once and deals massive damage without the confusion. Dragon Tail could still work in this set due to Sleep Talk negating its negative priority and switching out a slower opponent before they can move.
♦ Iron Tail is a physical 100-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
♦ Sleep Talk is a status move (Dragonair must be asleep. uses another known move).
♦ Rest is a status move (Dragonair sleeps 2 turns and restores hp and status).
Wondering what moves can Dragonair learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.
These are a list of several common move combinations Dragonair can perform in Gold/Silver. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.
Competitive GS Move and Ability Combos for Dragonair
- Moves: Safeguard + Outrage
- Moves: Rain dance + Thunder
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves: Thunderbolt + Ice beam
- Moves with Priority: Detect, Endure, Protect, Extreme Speed
- Moves that Break Screens: Haze
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