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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.

Be sure to include full set details in your post, e.g. items, abilities, natures and EVs. Some detail, including the intended game mode for your set, is also appreciated. Access the full list of guidelines here.

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Dragonite @Yache berry/Focus Sash (MOSTLY USEFUL FOR SINGLE BATTLE)
Trait : Inner Focus (Multiscale is a good option tho.)
Nature : Jolly (+Speed,-Sp.Attack)
EV: [252 attack / 252 Speed / 4 Sp.defense] or [252 Attack / 100 Sp. Defense / 100 Defense / 56 Speed]
Moveset :
-Dragon Dance
-Dragon Claw/Dragon Tail
-Iron Head
How useful the moveset:

+Dragon dance for Attack and speed Boost for around 1-3 turn

+Dragon claw or Dragon tail for pyshical Stab moves,But I recommend Dragon claw rather than dragon tail,dragon rush because bad Accuracy,Outrage Because Confusion which is bad or Dragon Pulse Because Dragonite is mostly a pyshical Attacker.

+Iron head cover All dragonite weakness being Fairy type,Ice Type and Rock Type so you dont waste the last slot
for another coverage move,Plus Iron head has 80 base pyshical attack and 100 accuracy,so its pretty good.

+For the last one...Its whatever you want,Since all the other move already cover Dragonite so,You can add
Earthquake for Strong Pyshical Move plus Add some coverage,Hurricane,Waterfall ,The elemental punches or
Substitute so you can have time to use Dragon dance.

You Can Obtain Move In :
-Dragon Dance (Level 61)
-Dragon Claw (TM 02) or Dragon Tail (TM 82 or Move Reminder but you dont want to waste heart scale if you can get from TM)
-Iron head (Move Tutor)
-Earthquake (TM 26) / Hurricane (Level 81) / Waterfall (TM 98) / Fire,Thunder and Ice Punch (Move Tutor) / Substitute (TM 90)

Sorry if this is too long ! Hope this set will be useful!

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Well I hope this is good xD
252att 252speed 6hp
Dragon Dance
Fire Punch


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This is a great troll moveset, but is easily countered against fairy type Pokemon. It is recommended to only use it in pvp matches and not against npcs.

Ability: Multiscale. It gives Dragonite a huge boost in defense, giving him time to heal

item: leftovers. It lets him heal and get back to max hp, which activates multiscale

thunder wave: paralyzes the opponent to sometimes let dragonite use dragon tail without taking damage

dragon tail: after paralyzing basically every Pokemon in the opponents team, you ll literally never let him do damage to you

substitute: to literally heal back with leftovers and and roost

roost: to heal in case health drops more than half

evs: 252 hp
4 attack
252 sp def
nature: careful

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Dragonite has better attack then special attack but this moveset focuses on special attack.
LIfe Orb
Hasty Nature
Dragon Pulse
EVs: 196 special attack, 196 attack, 116 speed.
(NOTE: These are also my Rayquaza EVs.)

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Dragonite @ Life Orb

EVs: 168 HP/252 SpAtt/88 Speed.
Nature: Modest.

Draco Meteor

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