Best Dragonite Moveset in Pokémon Go

If it looks like a Charizard and sounds like a Charizard, it's probably a Dragonite. Check out its best moves below!

Dragonite was known to be one of the strongest Pokémon in Gen 1. Dragons didn't have many weaknesses back then, and it wasn't until Fairy Pokémon were added that people started to reconsider having Dragonite in their lineup. Since it was a part of the original 150, it has been in Pokémon Go since the beginning and most avid players have caught one at some point or another. In this guide, we will cover Dragonite's best moves and basic stats.

Best Dragonite Moveset in Pokémon Go

The best movesets for Dragonite sometimes depend on the technique you use as a player and the Pokémon the opponent is using. However, in this guide, we will cover the top-ranking movesets based on their average stats for damage and success.

Before we list the movesets, we're going to cover a few basic stats about Dragonite, so you can adequately prepare your playstyle and pick the appropriate movesets.

Basic Stats

  • Type(s): Dragon, Flying
  • Heavy Weakness(es): Ice
  • Weakness(es): Dragon, Fairy, Rock
  • Resistance(s): Bug, Fighting, Fire, Water
  • Strong Resistance(s): Grass, Ground
  • Boosted By: Windy Weather
  • Max CP: 4287
  • Attack | Defense | Stamina: 263 | 198 | 209

Related: Best Charizard Moveset in Pokémon Go - Pro Game Guides

Best Movesets

The following two moves reflect the attacks that show up the most frequently on the top five movesets. While this generally means this is the best move of that type, it's not guaranteed.

  • #1 Fast Attack: Dragon Tail
  • #1 Charge Attack: Draco Meteor

The remaining movesets are the top 10 movesets for Dragonite, ranked by DPS (damage per second).

  • #1
    • DPS: 18.50
    • Fast Attack: Dragon Tail
    • Charge Attack: Draco Meteor
  • #2
    • DPS: 18.31
    • Fast Attack: Dragon Breath
    • Charge Attack: Draco Meteor
  • #3
    • DPS: 17.91
    • Fast Attack: Dragon Tail
    • Charge Attack: Dragon Claw
  • #4
    • DPS: 17.80
    • Fast Attack: Dragon Breath
    • Charge Attack: Outrage
  • #5
    • DPS: 17.61
    • Fast Attack: Dragon Tail
    • Charge Attack: Outrage
  • #6
    • DPS: 17.58
    • Fast Attack: Steel Wing
    • Charge Attack: Draco Meteor
  • #7
    • DPS: 17.34
    • Fast Attack: Dragon Tail
    • Charge Attack: Hurricane
  • #8
    • DPS: 17.13
    • Fast Attack: Dragon Tail
    • Charge Attack: Dragon Pulse
  • #9
    • DPS: 17.11
    • Fast Attack: Dragon Breath
    • Charge Attack: Dragon Claw
  • #10
    • DPS: 16.93
    • Fast Attack: Steel Wing
    • Charge Attack: Outrage

Attack Types

Similar to Pokémon, attacks have a type (i.e., Fighting, Fairy, Psychic, etc.). In the list below, we list the attack type of every attack mentioned in the movesets for Dragonite above. Use this list to determine the best moves against the Pokémon your Dragonite is fighting.

  • Steel-type Attacks
    • Dragonite's Moves
      • Steel Wing
    • Super Effective Against: Fairy, Ice, Rock
    • Not Very Effective Against: Electric, Fire, Steel, Water
  • Dragon-type Attacks
    • Dragonite's Moves
      • Dragon Breath
      • Dragon Tail
      • Draco Meteor
      • Dragon Claw
      • Outrage
      • Dragon Pulse
    • Super Effective Against: Dragon
    • Not Very Effective Against: Fairy, Steel
  • Flying-type Attacks
    • Dragnoite's Moves
      • Hurricane
    • Super Effective Against: Bug, Fighting, Grass
    • Not Very Effective Against: Electric, Rock, Steel

With these lists, you'll know when to use Dragonite and how to use him most effectively. Good luck battling!

Want to know the strongest moveset for other Pokemon? Check out our guides for Machamp and Tyranitar!

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