Competitive Information for Dragonair [Red/Blue]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Dragonair? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Red/Blue 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 Red/Blue generation metagame.
Dragonair is an extraordinary Dragon-typed Pokemon. Dragonair is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Dragonair's only type-related weaknesses are Dragon and Ice.
- Hyper Beam / Double-Edge
- Thunder Wave
Physical Sweeper Dragonair (Retro)
Dragonair is an interesting Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Gen1 meta was a totally different monster. Don't forget before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Double-Edge is a physical 100-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
♦ Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).
♦ Reflect is a status move (while active, your Dragonair's defense is doubled).
♦ Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
- Blizzard / Ice Beam
- Surf / Bubble Beam
- Dragon Rage
Special Sweeper Dragonair (Retro)
Dragonair is an interesting Special Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Gen1 meta was a totally different monster. Keep in mind back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
♦ Surf is a special 95-base power Water-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
♦ Bubble Beam is a special 65-base power Water-type move (33% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
♦ Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
♦ Dragon Rage is a special STAB-boosted 1-base power Dragon-type move (deals 40 hp of damage to the target).
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 Red/Blue. 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 RB Move and Ability Combos for Dragonair
- Moves: Thunderbolt + Ice beam
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