Dragonite, The Dragon Pokémon. It can circle the globe in just 16 hours. It can fly in spite of its big and bulky physique. It is a kindhearted Pokémon that leads lost and foundering ships in a storm to the safety of land. Only a very few people ever see a Dragonite. Its intelligence is said to match that of humans.

Battle Moveset

The best Moveset for Dragonite would have to be this:


Dragon Dance
Aerial Ace

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Strategy Using Dragonite

Ah, Dragonite, a very powerful pokemon indeed, and one of my favorites. With R/S, it has bonuses that it never enjoyed in previous eras of pokemon, such as now having a great physical move in Earthquake, and even though it had hyper beam in R/B/Y, it was made horrible in G/S/C. However, the biggest bonus it has received is the new stat upper "Dragon Dance." With this move, you raise your attack and speed by one level, making any pokemon who uses it a speedy powerhouse that is extremely hard to take down, because after one or two dances, not many pokemon are going to be faster than this dragon! You may be wondering why thunderbolt is there, especially since I have it as adamant. Well, the problem with a straight up physical set, no matter the pokemon, is that Skarmory’s defense and type (it has no physical weaknesses) make it very hard to take down. However, with Thunderbolt, with a relatively weak special attack even (212 if you have no EVs in it) is enough to cripple Skarmory, and take down a fellow Dancer in Gyarados. Aerial Ace is there for a nice physical STAB move, very reliable and has a decent type variance. Earthquake takes care of some types that Aerial Ace does not do a good job with (Rock and Steel) and is slightly stronger than Aerial Ace.

However, Dragonite has one huge draw back. It is its elemental weakness to ice that makes many people abstain from using Dragonite. Before it dances it is a little slow so that is something to watch out for in battle. Besides that it does not have any noticeable chinks in its armor. However, it should be noted that the 4x weakness to ice is a huge chink in its armor, and one would be advised to keep a sharp eye for pokemon with ice beam.

Dragonite is not exactly top tier, Salamance has it severely outclassed, and however Dragonite is still worth a look if you simply do not want to use Salamance or if you do not like using overused pokemon. Dragonite is a solid pokemon, and worthy of any team.

If you have complaints about this set and description please e-mail me at sirchristheknight@yahoo.com, thanks!

Strategy Against Dragonite

Dragonite has average defense and average Special Defense. Your best bet is to pick up on it's Ice Weakness. A Few Ice Beams or a Blizzard and it will be down. Alternatively, use a Dragon attack on it too.

Contest Moveset

The best Moveset for Dragonite would have to be this for the Cool Contest best with Lonely, Adament, Naughty or Brave Nature:


Dragon Claw
Brick Break

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Red Scarf

Strategy Using Dragonite

Dragonbreath and Dragon Claw are a good Combo...Brick Break is good for getting points and Outrage is brilliant at Jamming, but best used on the last turn as you'll miss an appeal. All in all, it Should work fine

Locations in Games


Trade From FR/LG


Trade From FR/LG

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Evolve Dragonair

Animé Appearences

Dragonite has had numerous Animé Appearences. It's first, it was a lost Pokémon at sea Drawn to the Lighthouse by Bill. Second, it was a messenger Pokémon in use by Mewtwo. Then it was owned by Drake and used in his Orange League Cup battle against Ash where it was beaten by Pikachu. Then it was created as in Illusion by ghosts in a forest. After that, Team Rocket dreamed that someone would trade a Dragonite for their stolen Mini-Ditto. After that, it was owned by Lance who used it to stop Team Rocket and capture the Red Gyarados. And Finally, it was guarding the Dragon Fang and got tricked by Team Rocket into thinking that Ash & Co. were trying to steal it and had to have a vicious battle against Ash's Charizard

Episode 13: Mystery At The Lighthouse!
Movie 1: Mewtwo Strikes Back!
Episode 093: Bye, Bye Psyduck!
Episode 113: Hello Pumello!
Episode 114: Enter The Dragonite!
Episode 123: Illusion Confusion!
Episode 176: Imitation Confrontation!
Special 3: Raikou! Legend Of Thunder!
Episode 237: Talkin' About an Evolution!
Episode 238: Rage Of Innocence!
Episode 253: Beauty Is Skin Deep!
Episode 254: Fangs for Nothin!
Episode 255: Great Bowls of Fire
Episode 256: Better Eight Than Never!

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