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    Default Best Nature And Moveset for a Dragonite?

    need help guys
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    I usually prefer this set....

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    Dragonite can do so many things (BoltBeam, SubPunch, Dragon Dance, Mixed Sweeper, Physical Sweeper, Special Sweeper, etc.).. so you really need specify what type of set you're looking for (ideally by trying to come up with the set on your own, and then asking for help improving it).

    I'd go for Thunder/Fire Blast/Fire Punch over AA on the set above.
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    I see what u mean

    Well I'm thinking of Just having him be strong and Fast
    SO i guess best nature is Lonely/jolly

    But i wanted to know what others styles were also effective
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    Well Dragonite is strong by default, and Dragon Drance/Choice Scarf make it fast.

    A few other options:

    Dragonite @ Leftovers/Life Orb
    Nature: Brave
    -Thunderbolt/Dragon Pulse
    -Ice Beam/Flamethrower
    -Substitute
    -Focus Punch
    Meant to be slow but powerful. It hits many things hard. Pick between BoltBeam or Flame..uh..Pulse.. (FlameClaw sounded better in RSE but whatever)

    Dragonite @ Choice Band/Scarf
    Nature: Jolly (with CB) / Adamant (wth CScarf)
    -Outrage
    -Earthquake
    -Focus Punch/Stone Edge
    -Fire Blast
    Choice Band/Scarf Physical Sweeper

    Dragonite @ Choice Specs/Scarf
    Nature: Timid (with Specs) / Modest (with Scarf)
    -Draco Meteor
    -Thunderbolt/Thunder
    -Flamethrower/Fire Blast
    -Dragon Pulse
    Draco Meteor to inflict major damage early on, Dragon Pulse to clean up what's left at the end. Earthquake/Focus Punch can be subbed in for one of the moves to deal with Special walls.

    and so on.
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    Well, i too have a dragonite and i find this too be a great moveset

    dragon dance(stat booster)
    dragon rush(stab)
    roost(healing purposes[obviously])
    fire punch(for nasty ice types/ pesky grass pokemon)

    but thats just me...

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    Fire Punch for Dragonite is meant to be used against Steel type Pokemon... Dragon Rush basically does the same damage even if Fire Punch does super-effective damage on other types... I always liked to go with

    Dragonite@Life Orb
    Adamant/Lonely
    Dragon Rush/Outrage/Dragon Claw
    Earthquake
    Fire Punch/Flamethrower
    Dragon Dance
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    well dragonite has very high attack, so not dragon dance is needed and dragon rush has low accuracy.therefore you can't count on that.So
    Dragonite,Adamant nature@Yache berry
    Dragon claw(stab and high accuracy)
    Earthquake(to destroy walls or other overused pokemon such as Heatran)
    thunderpunch(to destroy Skarmbliss combo) and
    Thunderwave(this will slow down your opponents)
    that is my opinion
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    Ground + Dragon wants a Fire move to deal with Skarmory and Bronzong. Dragon Dance is probably a bit better than TWave since the Attack boost helps you sweep, and with a base Speed of 80, one DD is enough to outspeed most threats. Granted, Twave is nice for shutting down opposing sweepers in the process of compensating for its Speed.
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    oh ok
    but what about switching out or your opponent uses whirlwind(skarmory) or haze(Weezing)???all this dd ups will be ruinedthunderwave is kinda annoying i think too

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    True, Hazing/PHazing can ruin any stat-boosting strategy, but the idea is that if you get in a DD or two, you outspeed and overpower opponents that may try to cancel out your stat boosts. Like I said earlier, Thunder Wave is quite usable, but IMO DD is a bit better.
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    Thanks a lot for the suggestions guys

    Here iis what I got right now
    i'm still opened for suggestions

    Dragonite (NickName Vladimos) (pronounce Vlaw-D-Mos)
    Lv55
    Jolly (Prefer Speed more)

    Fire Punch
    Dragon Dance
    DragonRush/DragonClaw
    EarthQuake

    It's speed is good and so is it attack
    Both Getting to 200 soon
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    ahh yes...dragonite...
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    dragon claw is more useful than dragon rush

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    mence outclasses dragonite if you want a Dragon dancer. the only reason that dragonite still is OU is because it's the only dragon with subpunch/boltbeam, so use one of those 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by grimmorph View Post
    the only reason that dragonite still is OU is because it's the only dragon with subpunch/boltbeam, so use one of those 2
    You forgot about DD + Outrage... I hardly think SubPunch/BoltBeam/DD+Outrage can be described as the only reasons why it's OU.. that's abit like saying the only reasons why Salamence is OU are Intimidate and better Speed...
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    dd boosts attack and speed and outrage is a sp. attack, right???
    i can't understand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pika Egg View Post
    You forgot about DD + Outrage... I hardly think SubPunch/BoltBeam/DD+Outrage can be described as the only reasons why it's OU.. that's abit like saying the only reasons why Salamence is OU are Intimidate and better Speed...
    i'm not saying boltbeam/subpunch is a good combo, it's one or the other. but indeed, i forgot about DDoutrage.
    and well, that is the only reason why dragonair is OU IMO. mence is a better speccer, CBer and DDancer. it's like quagsire: not a bad pokémon, but get's outclassed by swampert.

    and outrage is physical

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    Quote Originally Posted by power_of_lightning View Post
    dd boosts attack and speed and outrage is a sp. attack, right???
    i can't understand
    yea thats true..to be honest..dragonite is one of the pokemon i find hard for the movesets...

    Fly
    Aqua Tail
    Dragon dance
    Dragon Rush

    and the best nature for it is adamant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilford View Post
    yea thats true..to be honest..dragonite is one of the pokemon i find hard for the movesets...

    Fly
    Aqua Tail
    Dragon dance
    Dragon Rush

    and the best nature for it is adamant.
    -outrage is PHYSICAL!
    -fly sucks
    -waterfall outclasses aqua tail
    -dragon claw outclasses dragon rush

    please first learn something about competitive and then come back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grimmorph View Post
    pokémon29, if you're not sure about our rates, you can always check smogon.
    just a quick word of warning about smogon... it's intended for competitive battling, so some of the movesets/strategies listed there aren't ideal for in-game teams (for example Stealth Rock, Rapid Spin, etc).
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    Quote Originally Posted by grimmorph View Post
    -outrage is PHYSICAL!
    -fly sucks
    -waterfall outclasses aqua tail
    -dragon claw outclasses dragon rush

    please first learn something about competitive and then come back.
    ......hah i didnt need that.

    what you would prefer wing attack over fly...fly doesnt suck
    i know outrage is physical..why say it again
    dragon dance makes it better
    dragon claw yea does outclass dragon rush....
    i disagree with that waterfall...

    but then again..im jus helpin him...and its an opinion..i dont need you to say anything.
    Let me also emphasise that i said that dragonite is one of the pokemon that i find the movesets hard...read.
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    Well the point is that Dragonite doesn't need any Flying attack (it's not exactly scared of Grass, Bug, or Fighting... other than Stone Edge users). Also, Fly is considered bad for pretty much anything beyond storyline play since it gives your opponent a free turn to switch, stat boost, recover HP, etc.

    Waterfall vs. Aqua Tail is simply a trade off between a little bit of power and a little bit of accuracy.. both are valid moves and it really depends on personal preference. However, neither is particularly good on Dragonite (it's not exactly scared of Fire or Ground, and most Rock types would take more damage from Surf if you were terrified of them for whatever reason).
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    adamant nature ev train on atk and speed or hp
    earthquak
    dragonclaw
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    Dragonite@life Orb
    Jolly Nature
    -thunder wave
    -dragon dance
    -dragon
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