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Best Pokemon to beat Dragonite

This page shows how to defeat Dragonite, the best Pokemon for fighting against it, and the best moves to beat it.
update 20/09/2016

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Dragonite

Here are the strategies to successfully beat Dragonite by taking possible Dragonite's movesets into account. For the details of Dragonite, such as an evolution chart and base stats, tap the name of the Pokemon below.

Dragonite in battles

Super effective moves

Dragonite is weak to the types below. For the list of moves by type, tap the name of type.

IceRockDragonFairy

Expected Degonite's movesets

  • The combination of Dragon Breath and Steel Wing is considered as a best moveset for Dragonite to take over gyms.
Fast move Charge move
Dragon Breath Dragon Claw
  • The combination of Steel Wing and Dragon Pulse is said as a best moveset for Dragonite to defend gyms.
Fast move Charge move
Steel Wing Dragon Pulse

Best Pokemon to beat Dragonite

Gyarados lost Dragon Breath!

Now Gyarados may not be the best Pokemon to beat Dragonite since it has only Bite for fast move. The most recent update take Dragon Breath away from Gyarados. Gyarados caught after August 20 do not have Dragon Breath. If you have already caught Gyarados with higher stats and Dragon Breath, super lacky! Use the one to beat Dragonite!

Past note

Even though Gyarados is not a dragon-type Pokemon, it can use Dragon Breath, a dragon-type fast move, and Dragon Pulse, a dragon-type charge move. Those moves are super effective against to Dragonite. Dragonite do not have effective moves against to Gyarados.

1. Charizard

Dragontie with Steel Wing

When Dragonite has Steel Wing for its fast move, Charizard is the best rather than Lapras and Wigglytuff. Lapras cannot cut the damage of the move ( steel-type moves are not very effective against water-type but super effective against ice-type), and Wigglytuff is weak to steel-type moves.

Charizard can acquire Dragon Claw as a charge move. The dragon-type move is super effective against to Dragonite. Additionally, Charizard can reduce the damage of Dragonite's Steel wing.

Best moveset

Since the damage of fire-type moves is decreased by dragon-type Pokemon, Wing Attack and Dragon Claw are the best for Charizard to defeat Dragonite. Dragon Claw is super effective against Dragonite.

Fast move Charge move
Wing Attack Dragon Claw

2. Lapras

Dragonite with dragon move

While using ice-type moves, which are super effective against to dragon-type Pokemon, Lapras cut the damage of dragon-type moves. Note that Lapras cannot cut damage of Dragontite's Steel Wing.

Best moveset

The combination of Frost Breath and Blizzard is optimal moveset for Lapras to beat Dragonite.

Fast move Charge move
Frost Breath Blizzard

Other options

Since Lapras is not easy to get, players may use other ice-type Pokemon. For list of ice-type Pokemon, tap the name of type below.

Ice

3. Wigglytuff

Dragonite with dragon move

While reducing damage of dragon-type move, Wigglytuff's fairy-type moves are super effective against Dragonite. Wigglytuff is the best fairty-type Pokemon to beat Dragonite due to its higher stats along fairy-type Pokemon.

Best moveset

The combination of Pound and Play Rough is the best moveset for Wigglytuff to beat Dragonite.

Fast move Charge move
Pound Play Rough

Other options

For list of fairy-type Pokemon, tap the name of type below.

Fairy

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Danilo 1/1/1970
Come on. What about blastoise and his ice beam. He is not vulnerable to steel wing. Definitely the best to defeat dragonite.
GameA1 1/1/1970
Thank you for your idea, Danilo. Blastoise should work well when Dragonite use Steel Wing. I would add that to the page soon.
Nojwea 1/1/1970
Have your buddy standing next to you
anoymous 1/1/1970
More fairy-type species are needed.
anoymous 1/1/1970
Wigglytuff.
anoymous 1/1/1970
Where can I find Lapras! I need it!
anoymous 1/1/1970
I know Lapras is the best, but no Lapras can be found.
BeatDragonite 1/1/1970
Which Pokemon do everyone use to defeat a Dragonite?
RED 1/1/1970
Gyarados and its Dragon Breath is the best.
Slsyhsnh 1/1/1970
Gyaryados

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