Best Dragonite Moveset in Pokémon Go

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


Best Dragonite Moveset in Pokémon Go

The best movesets for Dragonite sometimes depend on what technique you as the player are using and what Pokémon the opponent is using. However, in this guide, we will cover top tier moves based on their average damage and hit stats.


Before listing the moves, we are going to cover some basic Dragonite stats, so you can properly prepare your playstyle and pick the appropriate moves.

Basic statistics

  • Type (s): Dragon, Voler
  • Heavy Weakness(es): Ice
  • Weakness(es): Dragon, Fairy, Rock
  • Resistance(s): Insect, Fighting, Fire, Water
  • Strong Resistance(s): Grass, Ground
  • Boosted by: windy weather
  • CP max: 4287
  • attacks | Defense | Stamina: 263 | 198 | 209

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Best Movesets

The next two hits reflect the attacks that appear most frequently on the first five hits. While that usually means it's the best move of that type, that's not guaranteed.


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

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


  • #1
    • DPS: 18,50
    • Quick Attack: Dragon Tail
    • Charge Attack: Draco Meteor
  • # 2
    • DPS: 18,31
    • Quick Attack: Dragon Breath
    • Charge Attack: Draco Meteor
  • # 3
    • DPS: 17,91
    • Quick Attack: Dragon Tail
    • Charge Attack: Dragon Claw
  • # 4
    • DPS: 17,80
    • Quick Attack: Dragon Breath
    • Charge Attack: Outrage
  • # 5
    • DPS: 17,61
    • Quick Attack: Dragon Tail
    • Charge Attack: Outrage
  • # 6
    • DPS: 17,58
    • Fast Attack: Steel Wing
    • Charge Attack: Draco Meteor
  • #7
    • DPS: 17,34
    • Quick Attack: Dragon Tail
    • Charge Attack: Hurricane
  • # 8
    • DPS: 17,13
    • Quick Attack: Dragon Tail
    • Charge Attack: Dragon Pulse
  • # 9
    • DPS: 17,11
    • Quick Attack: Dragon Breath
    • Charge Attack: Dragon Claw
  • #ten
    • DPS: 16,93
    • Fast Attack: Steel Wing
    • Charge Attack: Outrage

Types of attacks

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



  • Steel-type attacks
    • Dragonite Movements
    • Super Effective Against: Fairy, Ice, Rock
    • Not Very Effective Against: Electric, Fire, Steel, Water
  • Dragon-type attacks
    • Dragonite Movements
      • dragon's breath
      • dragon tail
      • Draco meteor
      • dragon claw
      • Outrage
      • Dragon pulse
    • Super effective against: Dragon
    • Not Very Effective Against: Fairy, Steel
  • Flying type attacks
    • Dragnoite Movements
    • Super Effective Against: Bugs, Fighting, Grass
    • Not Very Effective Against: Electric, Rock, Steel

With these lists, you will know when to use Dragonite and how to use it most effectively. Good luck in battle!


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

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