Competitive Information for Dragonite [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Dragonite? 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.
Dragonite is a notable Dragon and Flying-typed Pokemon. It's almost common to see Dragonite show up as a Gold/Silver opponent. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Dragonite is weak to Dragon, Ice, and Rock-typed attacks.
Item: Gold Berry
- Double-Edge / Return
- Wing Attack / Fly
- Steel Wing
Physical Sweeper Dragonite (Retro)
Dragonite is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the old days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
♦ Wing Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move that deals damage.
♦ Fly is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Flying-type move (flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn).
♦ Steel Wing is a physical 70-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Dragonite's defense by 1 stage).
♦ Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
Wondering what moves can Dragonite 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 Dragonite 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 Dragonite
- Moves: Safeguard + Outrage
- Moves: Rain dance + Thunder
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves: Thunderbolt + Ice beam
- Item: Blunder Policy + Move: Zap Cannon
- Item: Blunder Policy + Move: Dynamic Punch
- Moves with Priority: Detect, Endure, Protect, Extreme Speed
- Moves that Break Screens: Haze
Optimize Dragonite's EVs for Gold/Silver
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