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If you have a good competitive moveset for Dragonite, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Movesets for any of its pre-evolutions can also be shared on this thread.

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Dragonite @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Multiscale
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Outrage
- Dragon Dance
- Earthquake
- Fire Punch

My Dragonite is made like this. Just watch out for Fairy types with Outrage.

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I'm surprised I didn't see any movesets with steel type moves, considering that it takes care of 3 of Dragonite's weaknesses...

Ability: Multiscale

Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Dragon Dance: Self-explanatory
  • Extremespeed: It's not a Dragonite without this move.
  • Dragon Claw: I don't like using Outrage.
  • Steel Wing/Iron Head/Iron Tail: Your choice. With one of these, Dragonite can destroy Rock/Ice/Fairy types.
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Dragonite (M/F) @ Wide Lens
Trait: Multiscale
Nature: Jolly
EV Spread: 252Att/252HP/4Def
Moveset:
-Roost
-Dragon Rush
-Ice Punch/Fire Punch
-Extremespeed/Dragon Dance

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Adamant Nature
EVs: 252 ATK/ 252 SPD/ 6 SPE
Ability: Multiscale
Item: Rocky Helmet/Weakness Policy

Dragon Claw

Ice Punch

Fire Punch

Dragon Dance

This is how my dragonite is, if you have a support Pokemon that knows tailwind before dragonite you r almost definitely going to survive at least one hit and basically use the dragon dance first you will out speed, possible 1 hit KO each Pokemon depending on the type of course and their def.

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Lizard Lance (Dragonite) (M) @ Expert Belt
Ability: Multiscale
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 248 Spe
Adamant Nature (+Atk -Sp. Atk)
- ThunderPunch
- Earthquake
- Dragon Dance
- Dragon Claw

Thunder Punch deals with bulky water types that has any Ice-Type move, preferably Ice Beam.
Earthquake is coverage for Rock types. High Power and Accuracy with NO consequence.
Dragon Dance is for obvious reasons. Its lowest flaw is its Spd, so boost that and Atk to hit hard on the next turn.
Dragon Claw has good power, high accuracy, and STAB.

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Dragonite. Weakness policy multiscale Jolly 252 Attack 252 speed 4 hp

Dragon dance
Extreme speed
Earthquake/firepunch/brickbreak
Dragon claw/outrage

This is a onetime use as after multiscale is broken with a non super effective move it is hard for for weakness policy to be activate and not lose a lot of health. After a weakness policy and dragon dance, sweep with extremespeed or stab. Earthquake has good coverage and fire punch knocks ferathorn right of the bat. Brick Break also has good coverage.

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While there are alot of fantastic physical sweeping sets for Dragonite, I don't see a whole lot of good special sets so I decided I'll give a real good special set.
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Role: Bulky special sweeper
Ability: Multiscale
EVs:252sp atk, 252hp, 4speed
Nature: Modest
Item: Choice specs
Moves:
Draco meteor: Stab and does 130 power but lowers special attack. (You'll most likely have to switch Dragonite out afterwards anyways)
Flamethrower: Coverage and 10% chance to burn
Surf: Coverage
Thunderbolt: Coverage

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Here's the special sweeping Dragonite I also use in rain dance teams. It works quite well.
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Role: Rain sweeper
Ability: Multiscale
EVs: 252sp atk, 252hp, 4speed
Nature: Modest
Item: Your choice, (suggestions/options: Damp rock, leftovers, choice specs, assault vest).
Moves:
Rain dance/Draco meteor/ Dragon Pulse
Hurricane: Will not miss in rain and Stab
Surf: powered up in rain (coverage)
Thunder: Will not miss in rain (coverage)

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Do a ParaShuffler kinda sweep so it will be most likely look like this

Dragonite (ParaShuffler):
Ability:Multiscale
Item:Leftovers
EV'S: 252 Attack, 252 SpD, whatevery you feel like but most likely you should do this
252 Attack,252 Speed and the rest SpD
Moves:
-Thunder Wave
-Dragon Tail
-Surf/Focus Blast
-Dragon Dance

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Ability : Multiscale (Obviously)

EV's : 252 Atk / 252 Spd /4 Sp.Def.

Nature : Adamant

  • Dragon Claw
  • Dragon Dance
  • Extreme Speed
  • Thunder Punch

Most people would normally run Weakness Policy, but to me that's a bit overkill. I prefer Lum Berry because it will actually save your Dragonite from the common Prankster Pokemon and everybody already knows the little Weakness Policy + Multiscale trick. It's easy to counter with a Will-O-Wisp and some other strategies.

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Dragonite @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Multiscale
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Dragon Claw - STAV
- Extreme Speed - Priority
- Iron Head - Awesome Coverage
- Dragon Dance/Thunder Punch

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Dragonite @ Lum Berry
Trait: Multiscale
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SAtk)
EVs: 252 Atk/252 Spe/4 HP
Moveset:

  • Dragon Dance
  • Outrage/Dragon Claw
  • Extreme Speed
  • Earthquake

This set shows Dragonite going all out. Dragon Dance is a good choice to run on Dragontie, to make it a powerful sweeper. Outrage/Dragon can be ran depending on preference. Outrage has more power, but beware of fairies switching in. Extreme Speed provides great priority, and Earthquake is a powerful coverage move. You can also choose to give Dragonite more defensive EVs if necessary.

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These are two sets I enjoy using:

1) All-out offensive Choice Band

Dragonite @ Choice Band
Ability: Multiscale
Evs: 252 Attack/4 Defense/252 Speed
Nature: Adamant (+Attack -Sp. Attack)
Moves: Outrage (Powerful STAB move)
Extreme Speed (Powerful priority move)
Iron Head (Coverage for Fairies such as Clefable)
Fire Punch (Takes care of Ferrothorn and Scizor)

2) Weakness Policy set up

Dragonite @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Multiscale
Evs: 248 HP/100 Defense/160 Sp. Defense
Nature: Impish (+Defense -Sp. Attack)
Moves: Dragon Dance (Boosts Attack and Speed)
Dragon Claw (Reliable STAB move)
Fire Punch (Same reason)
Iron Head (Same reason)

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Tired of all the sweeping Dragonites? Or just offensive Dragonites in general? Well I'm bringing you the mighty Stallnite set that I came up with myself.

Dragonite @ Leftovers
Ability: Multiscale
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD or 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Impish or Careful Nature
- Wrap
- Toxic
- Roost
- Fly/Light Screen

Now, I know what you are thinking. This cant work right? You cant use Fly on a competitive set. Well believe it or not this has worked wonders for me. It is the most valuable member of my OU team. Trap the opponent with Wrap and use Toxic after that. Toxic will start wrapping up real quick so heal yourself with Roost when necessary and use your choice of either Light Screen to take special hits better or use Fly in order to prevent your opponent for attacking for one turn while Toxic and Wrap continue to do damage. On top of that even without investment in attack EVs, Fly does some nice damage on most foes since Dragonite has good base attack (It should also be noted that Gengar walls this set without Fly). It wont take many turns until youve taken down your opponent.

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Dragonite (Shiny) (M) @ Leftovers, Lum Berry or Weakness Policy
Ability: Inner Focus
Nature: Adamant (+Attack -Sp. Atk)
EV's: Attack and Speed
Role: Physical Sweeper

  1. Outrage - 120 Power and 100 Accuracy? You are asking for Power + STAB.
  2. Iron Head - Coverage against Ice, Rock and Fairy Types and Flinch Chance.
  3. Dragon Dance - Raises Attack and Speed Stats by +1 each time It's used.
  4. Extreme Speed - For some nice Power and Priority :)
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Nobody ever thinks of this for some reason!
Physical Dragonite
Trained in Attack, Defense, and Spe.Def
Nature: Adamant
Ability: Multiscale
Hone claws
Iron tail
Dragon rush
Extreme speed/roost/aerial ace

Hone claws can bring up accuracy of iron tail and dragon rush.
Dragon rush is super STAB after a round of hone claws
Iron tail is strong and more likely to hit, wrecking ice, rock, and fairy
Extreme speed for priority, roost to reuse multiscale, or aerial ace for a STAB with perfect accuracy

Received a shiny dragonite in a wonder trade, figured this out.

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This is my suggestion, but I'm kinda mediocre at Pokemon..
Dragonite @ Dragon Fang
Nature: Jolly / Adamant / Naughty
EV Spread: 252 Atk + 252 Speed + 4 HP
Moveset:
- Outrage
- Fire Punch
- Ice Punch
- Thunder Punch

Would this be good?
Punches in total has 7 type coverage.. Outrage has STAB and Extra damage from Dragon Fang..
Wouldn't do great against fairy but at least it does well kinda well against the other types..-

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I recently came up with this "Haze-abuser" high-risk, high-return set:

Drew the Dragonite
Ability: Inner Focus (He can have no EVs/IVs in Speed and not have to worry about flinching!)
Item: Binding Band
EVs: 248 HP/252 Attack/4 Special Attack
Brave nature (+Attack, -Speed)

Moves:

Superpower
Haze
Draco Meteor
Wrap
(slightly better Accuracy than Bind)

How this goes is you use Superpower or Draco Meteor (lowering their respective stats), then you use Haze the next turn to restore those to normal. Using Wrap before either of these lets you do some extra damage to the opponent while you're using Haze that turn-Binding Band is for extra damage.
In terms of EVs, I wouldn't worry about splitting them between the attack stats-Attack should get more/all since Superpower isn't STAB.

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What if you set up Mist before instead of having to use Haze after?
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Dragonite
Nature- Adamant or Jolly
EVs-252 in Attack
124 in Defense
100 in Sp.Defense
32 in Speed
Ability-Multiscale
Item-Weakness Policy
Moves-
Dragon Dance (boosted stats and works with weakness policy)
Dragon Claw (powerful STAB move)
Earthquake (good coverage)
Ice Punch (good coverage)
This set is my personal favorite Dragonite set weakness policy boosts your attack by two which with multiscale with cuts damage in half means you can survive super affective then use Dragon Dance and trash the oppents team.

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I've raised plenty of Dragonite in my day, so I've come up with some great movesets. Hope I helped!! (items are up to you) (and, no, I'm not that old)

Tank(High HP+DEFENSE) Dragonite:
Protect
Recover
Dragon Pulse
Hurricane

Attacking(High ATTACK+SP.ATTACK) Dragonite:
Dragon Pulse
Hyper Beam
Waterfall
Dragon Dance

Speeding(High SPEED) Dragonite
Dragon Dance
Extreme Speed
Outrage/Dragon Pulse
Hurricane

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