The Best Dragonite Moveset: Attacks, Defense + More

One of the strongest Pokemon from the original 151 Pokedex roster, Dragonite stands out as one of the strongest Pokemon that has ever been created. As a Dragon/Flying type Pokemon, Dragonite has access to a variety of powerful end game moves that many trainers rely on to achieve victory in their battles. In addition, Dragonite can also learn a variety of movesets outside of its type and is able to learn some of the strongest moves in the history of Pokemon games.

Iconic moves such as Ice Beam and Thunder Punch are great powerful moves that not only do a lot of damage, but they also useful status effects that can give Dragonite an extra edge in battle. Meanwhile moves like Roost and Dragon Dance are great moves that buffs Dragonites stats and keep it alive long enough and stands out as super useful and handy in both end game battles and competitive. Which Dragonite moves do you think is the best?

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  • 1
    11 VOTES

    Outrage

    Outrage
    Photo: The Pokemon Company

    A powerful attack that allows its user to unleash a rampage of thrashes for two to three turns, Outrage is a move that will definitely be useful for trainers who want nothing but consistent high damage output. However they must be weary as the drawback to Outrage is the Confusion status effect that their Pokemon will have after two to three turns.

     

    Outrage Stats:

    Type: Dragon
    Power: 120
    Accuracy: 100%
    PP: 10

     

    Super Effective Against:

    • Dragon

     

    Not Very Effective Against:

    • Steel

     

    Immune Against:

    • Fairy

     

    What Level Does Dragonite Learn Outrage?

    Generation I: n/a
    Generation II: 61
    Generation III: 61
    Generation IV: 64
    Generation V: 67
    Generation VI: 67
    Generation VII: 67
    Generation VIII: 41

     

    Move Also Learned by TM?

    Generation VIII: Yes (TR24)

  • 2
    6 VOTES

    Ice Punch

    Ice Punch
    Photo: The Pokemon Company

    A strong and reliable ice type move that is similar to Fire Punch and Thunder Punch. The move has a 10% possibility to freeze your opponents and any Pokemon unfortunate enough to be affected and frozen from the attack is sure to feel Dragonite's wrath as it stay there frozen.

     

    Ice Punch Stats:

    Type: Ice
    Power: 75
    Accuracy: 100%
    PP: 15

     

    Super Effective Against:

    • Dragon 
    • Flying
    • Grass
    • Ground

     

    Not Very Effective Against::

    • Fire
    • Ice
    • Steel
    • Water

     

    What Level Does Dragonite Learn Ice Punch?

    Generation II: n/a
    Generation III: n/a
    Generation IV: n/a
    Generation V: n/a
    Generation VI: n/a
    Generation VII: n/a
    Generation VIII: n/a

     

    Move Also Learned by TM?

    Generation II: Yes (TM33)
    Generation VIII: Yes (TM04)

  • 3
    11 VOTES

    Earthquake

    Earthquake
    Photo: The Pokemon Company

    Earthquake is a great option for Dragonite (and many other Pokemon) because it's extremely powerful and has great coverage against many types, including Fire, Rock, Poison and Electric. Note that it's weak against Grass and Bug types, and completely ineffective against Flying types.

     

    Earthquake Stats:

    Type: Ground
    Power: 100
    Accuracy: 100%
    PP: 10

     

    Super Effective Against:

    • Electric

    • Fire

    • Poison

    • Rock

    • Steel

     

    Not Very Effective Against:

    • Bug

    • Grass

     

    Immune Against:

    • Flying

     

    What Level Does Dragonite Learn Earthquake?

    Generation I: n/a
    Generation II: n/a
    Generation III: n/a
    Generation IV: n/a
    Generation V: n/a
    Generation VI: n/a
    Generation VII: n/a
    Generation VIII: n/a

     

    Move Also Learned by TM?

    Generation III-VII: Yes (TM26)
    Generation VIII: Yes (TM 26/TR10)

  • 4
    27 VOTES

    Ice Beam

    Ice Beam
    Photo: The Pokemon Company

    One of the most iconic Ice type moves throughout the Pokemon games, Ice Beam blasts the foe with an icy beam and has a possibility of freezing the opponent. With a 100% accuracy, it is going to take a strategic move in order for it to miss its target.

     

    Ice Beam Stats:

    Type: Ice
    Power: 90
    Accuracy: 100%
    PP: 10

     

    Super Effective Against:

    • Dragon 
    • Flying
    • Grass
    • Ground

     

    Not Very Effective Against:

    • Steel
    • Fire
    • Ice
    • Water

     

    What Level Does Dragonite Learn Ice Beam?

    Generation II: n/a
    Generation III: n/a
    Generation IV: n/a
    Generation V: n/a
    Generation VI: n/a
    Generation VII: n/a
    Generation VIII: n/a

     

    Move Also Learned by TM?

    Generation I: Yes (TM13)
    Generation III-VIII: Yes (TM13/TR05)

  • 5
    22 VOTES

    Roost

    Roost
    Photo: The Pokemon Company

    A flying type move that heals the user up to 50% of its half health by resting its body. Roost is a great move to use for its healing strength and is one of the best healing moves throughout the Pokemon games so having it in Dragonite's moveset makes essential. 

     

    Roost Stats:

    Type: Flying
    Power: 0
    Accuracy: 0%
    PP: 5

     

    What Level Does Dragonite Learn Roost?

    Generation IV: 1
    Generation V: 1
    Generation VI: 1
    Generation VII: 1
    Generation VIII: 1

     

    Move Also Learned by TM?

    Generation IV, VIII: Yes (TM51)
    Generation VI, VII: Yes (TM19)

  • 6
    26 VOTES

    Fire Punch

    Fire Punch
    Photo: The Pokemon Company

    A fire attack move that is simple and straight to the point, Fire Punch is a great fire type move that is not only effective against Bug, Grass, Ice, and Steel types, it can also possibly leave a lasting burn effect that is sure to lay down extra damage.

     

    Fire Punch Stats:

    Type: Fire
    Power: 75
    Accuracy: 100%
    PP: 15

     

    Super Effective Against:

    •  Bug
    • Grass
    • Ice
    • Steel

     

    Not Very Effective Against:

    • Dragon
    • Fire
    • Rock
    • Water

     

    What Level Does Dragonite Learn Fire Punch?

    Generation II: n/a
    Generation III: n/a
    Generation IV: 1
    Generation V: 1
    Generation VI: 1
    Generation VII: 1
    Generation VIII: 1

     

    Move Also Learned by TM?

    Generation I-VII: n/a
    Generation VIII: Yes (TM03)