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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

Overview

Before there were Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon Go, Dragonite was hands down the best Pokemon overall. In terms of stats, he was the overall highest. Even now, he is undoubtably one of the best pokemon.

Tips and strategies

Recommended attack types

IceRockDragonFairy

Dragonite being a Dual Dragon/Flying-type Pokemon has 4 weaknesses namely Ice, Rock, Dragon and Fairy. Use these types of attacks to gain an advantage during battle. On the other hand, Avoid using Bug, Fighting, Fire, Water or Grass-type moves against Dragonite as he is resistant to these types of attacks.

Ice-type is super effective!

Ice-type attacks are the best when dealing with Dragonite as they are a double super effective. A pokemon with Ice beam or Blizzard could quickly turn the battle in your favor.

Choosing Pokemon

Dragonite's attacks are mostly Dragon-type can only be resisted by Steel or Fairy-type Pokemon. Fairy is recommended as it will also deal super effective damage.

Common Movesets

Fast move Charge move
Dragon Breath Dragon Claw
  • This combination of Dragon Breath and Steel Wing is considered the best moveset for Dragonite when attacking Gyms.
Fast move Charge move
Steel Wing Dragon Pulse
  • This combination of Steel Wing and Dragon Pulse is said to be the best moveset for Dragonite when defending gyms.

Recommended Pokemon

Tentacruel

  • High HP and defense stats.
  • Ice Beam is double super effective against Dragonite.

Clefable

  • Great HP stat.
  • Resistant to Dragon-type attacks.
  • Moon Blast does excellent damage

Cloyster

  • Ice Beam is double super effective against Dragonite.
  • Excellent Defense stat.
  • Low HP, means you will still need to dodge.

Golem

  • High stats overall.
  • Rock-type attacks are super effective against Dragonite.
  • Resistant to Hyper Beam.

Gyarados

  • Can learn many Dragon-type attacks.
  • Great stats overall.
  • Neutral to all of Dragonite's attacks.

Dewgong

  • Ice-type attacks are double super effective against Dragonite.
  • Low overall stats, means you will still need to dodge.

Jynx

  • Ice-type attacks are double super effective against Dragonite.
  • High attack stat.

Piloswine

  • High stats overall.
  • Ice-type attacks are double super effective against Dragonite.
  • Be careful of Flying-type attacks.

Lapras

  • Great HP and defense stats.
  • Ice-type attacks are double super effective against Dragonite.

Dragonite

  • Oustanding overall stats that rival even Legendary Pokemon.
  • Since you are both using Dragonite, you are about as effective to him as he is to you.

Tyranitar

  • Oustanding overall stats that rival even Legendary Pokemon.
  • Rock-type attacks are super effective against Dragonite.
  • Resistant to Hyper Beam.

Articuno

  • Oustanding stats overall, especially defense stat.
  • Ice-type attacks are double super effective against Dragonite.
  • Moveset is full of Ice-type attacks.

Stats and other information

Base stats

Type effectiveness

Moveset

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