Competitive Information for Dratini [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Dratini? 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.
Dratini is a pretty decent Dragon-typed Pokemon. Dratini is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Dratini's only type-related weaknesses are Dragon and Ice.
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
- Double-Edge / Return
- Thunder Wave
- Light Screen
Physical Sweeper Dratini (Retro)
Dratini is a decent Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the dark days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Dratini 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 Dratini this turn).
♦ Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).
♦ Light Screen is a status move (for 5 turns, your Dratini's party has doubled special defense).
Wondering what moves can Dratini 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 Dratini 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 Dratini
- 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
Create a build
Have an idea in mind for Dratini that you'd like to test? Customize the IVs, EVs and their Gold/Silver moveset. This area allows you to examine the typing coverages of selected moves and stat variances.
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