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What is a good moveset for Dragonite?

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Here we go with Dragonite, one of the original uber-pokemon. It has a big movepool so there could be a lot of good answers here...

Dragonite Learnset

asked Jul 14, 2010 by Pokemaster
edited Apr 8 by Pokemaster

52 Answers

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Dragonite:@Choice Band
EV's 252 HP 252 ATK 4 SPD

Stone edge

answered Aug 31, 2012 by Exca le roi
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item: leftovers
trait multi-scale
nature: adamant

dragon rush/dragon claw/outrage: STAB, takes care of other dragons.
aqua tail/waterfall: Covers rock weakness
thunderpunch: kills the water Pokemon that tries to hit you with ice attacks!
dargon dance. boosts awesome attack stat, and low speed stat.

answered Oct 27, 2012 by cyndaquil
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Mixed Attacker
Item- Lum Berry
Ability- Inner Focus

Outrage- STAB, Lum Berry stops Dragonite from being confused , Covers Dragon Types. Base Attack Stat. Not being confused can change the course of battle drastically.

Aerial Ace- Ignore Hurricane, Low Accuracy for Hurricane, Aerial Ace is powered from STAB and Dragonite's 134 base attack stat(Rain can help you, but what if you get hit by a OHKO move? Get into your opponent's head.) . Plus Aerial Ace never misses so that covers if your accuracy gets lower.

Fire Punch- Destroys Ice types, Base Attack stat once again

Ice Beam- Covers those Rock Types, Respectable Special Attack

Hope this helps!

answered Dec 26, 2012 by PokeRangerX
edited Dec 29, 2012 by PokeRangerX
ice isn't super effective against rock
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Dragonite (Bulky Dragon Dance)

Zeyphr (Adamant) Ability = Multiscale (Leftovers)

Evs= 248 HP , 16 Atk , 240 Spdef

-Fire Punch / EarthQuake / Heal Bell
-Dragon Dance
-Dragon Claw / Outrage

This Set & Evs ensure that dragon will maintain its bulk and ALWAYS get 2KOd by ice beam .Also giving these EVs allows Dragonite to take hits from special attackers like a charm.
Now Fire Punch is Used for those pesky steels , while earthquake punishes Heatran & Jirachi . Now Heal bell is uncommon but it supports Your team helpfully by removing status problems on your teams . Dragon Dance is for the boost of more power and thus the speed . Dragon Claw is the main choice of attack because dragonites main role is to support and to tank hits . While Outrage is for more power + bringing in the confusion .

answered Dec 29, 2012 by SL4DE the DR4G0N
It's still a possibility to get OHKO'd with ice beam just sayin
not with the SPDEF evs + multiscale
Multiscale, no. When broken, from any powerful attacker, yes.
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I have this moveset for my Dragonite and its going perfectly fine

Dragon Claw(STAB)
Fire Punch(covers Ice weakness)
Fly(STAB and coverage)

answered Mar 17, 2013 by MoccahSteeltype
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Hello!Meet my fat,flying dragon of DOOM!!
Dragonite @Dragon Fang
EV trained in Speed,Attack,Defense,and Special Attack
-Dragon Rush/Ice Beam
-Extreme Speed

answered Mar 23, 2013 by ~Swaglax~
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My Dragonite haves:
D-Dance: Attack and Speed Raise
F-Punch: Covers Ice
Dragon Claw: Signature Move
Aqua Tail: It's a AWESOME move
*PS: My Dragonite is that Shiny one...
EV: Attack and Speed
Item: Muscle Band

answered Apr 26, 2013 by Alexjogos1999
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Rain Dragonite @ Sky Plate/Life Orb
Nature: Mild (+SpA, -Def)
Ability: Multiscale
EV's: 252 SpA, 252Spe, 4Atk

~Dragon Dance

Multiscale provides a great buffer for dragonite to set up. Mild nature leaves both attack stats untouched while not sacrificing speed. Use dragon dance to buff speed and attack, then rip them up with stab hurricane +Sky Plate. Life orb could be used, however if they switch to ferrothorn while outraging, the iron barbs and recoil cause large damage to dragonite. Earthquake is good coverage, however Thunder can be used to take out Skarmory or Jellicent if necessary.

answered May 14, 2013 by Graphic Mist
My friend sent me a Dragonite with Aqual Tail, Flamethrower, Dragon Rush and Waterfall.

Is that good?
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I'm kind of new here, and wanted to suggest my first moveset on Dragonite. I'm seriously shocked that no one has done this.

Role: The Guarded Sweeper
Nature: Jolly
Hold Item: Muscle Band
EV's: 252 Atk, 252 Spd
-Dragon Dance

This one may need some explaining. Waterfall is a very good water type move with a decent chance of flinch, Dragon Dance is to raise attack and speed, and Safeguard is to set up for an Outrage sweep. Once you set up this Dragonite paired with the Muscle Band, you're pretty much unstoppable.

answered Aug 17, 2013 by TheGreatestSpeed
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Dragonite @ Leftovers

Evs 252 Atk 252 SpAtk

Thunder (good special attack, coverage)

Waterfall (high attack, coverage)

Fire Blast (good special attack, takes care of ice, steel, grass, bug, etc)

Dragon Claw (STAB, high attack, takes care of dragon types)

This setup covers most types

answered Sep 20, 2013 by WimpySanta
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You have asked the right guy I am king of D-nites

Nature:Adamant or anything to boost your attack or speed
Item:Life Orb or Persim berry to cure confusion.
Role:Unstoppable Sweeper.
-Firepunch covers ice type
-Outrage sweeping move/Dragon claw
-Dragondance setup move
-earthquake just in case

When your D-nite is in setup d-dance and have multiscale help you not die on the first turn,if you take very little damge go for another d-dance.After that go for a sweep with outrage or setup again,(I wouldnt just for time and Hp sake.)Start sweeping the hell out of the opposing team.If on the first turn there is a ice type fire punch it.

answered Dec 1, 2013 by deansmartini
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Dragonite (M/F) @weakness policy/leftovers/lum berry
Adamant Nature(+Atk,-spAtk)
-Dragon dance
-Aqua jet (till Dec when pokebox comes out and he/she can get extreme speed)
-Fire punch

I always like to have a priority move but I'm thinking of switching aqua jet with earthquake. Only because when it comes in you get a free dragon dance so hes already fast.

answered Dec 2, 2013 by OSCR