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Pokemon UNITE - Dragonite Guide Builds Best Items and Moveset

The best guide on how to play Dragonite in Pokemon UNITE for Nintendo Switch and Mobile. Check here for the best builds, Held and Battle items, movesets, as well as the latest nerfs, buffs, counters, matchups, and more!

Dragonite Pokemon Pages
Pokemon UNITE - Dragonite Release Date Top Partial.pngDragonite Release Date Pokemon UNITE - Dragonite Builds Top Partial.pngDragonite Builds

Dragonite Latest Nerfs & Buffs (9/2)

September 2 Update (Version 1.7.1.2)

Dragonite Changes (September 2)
Hyper Beam Image
Hyper Beam
• Damage dealt reduced.
Dragon Dance Image
Dragon Dance
• Cooldown increased 5s to 5.5s (-0.5s).

Stat Updates

1.5.1.6 Increase in the Attack stat.

Standard Attack

1.4.1.2 Attack range reduced.

Hyper Beam

1.4.1.2 Damage reduced from 6624 to 6386 (-4%).
1.7.1.2 Damage dealt reduced.

Extreme Speed

1.4.1.2 Range increased. Cooldown reduced. Bug fixes.

Draco Impact

1.4.1.2 Unite Move gauge consumption increased.

Dragon Dance

1.7.1.2 Cooldown increased 5s to 5.5s (-0.5s).

Dragonite Basic Info

Dragonite
Dragonite.jpg
Tier Rating: A Rank Icon

Role: All-Rounder
Attack Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Physical
Difficulty: Novice
Cost:
"Harnessing the power of fire, water, and electricity, Dragonite is a powerhouse that’s ready to stomp its way to victory."

Pokemon Unite Tier List

Dragonite Best Lanes

Top Icon.pngTop Jungle Icon.pngJungle Bot Icon.pngBottom
3 Stars.png
4 Stars.png
5 Stars.png

Tips & Strategies for Every Lane

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
✔︎ Highly Versatile moveset.
✔︎ Unite Move has great range that spans almost half the map
✔︎ Moves have low cooldown.
✖︎ Moves upgrade late in the game
✖︎ Struggles against crowd control moves.

Best Builds for Dragonite

Dragonite Builds

The Best Build for Dragonite is the one with the gold crown!

Ranged Burst Build

Ranged Burst Build
Pokemon UNITE - Best Build Icon
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +15
Defense: +30
Sp. Def: +30
Critical-Hit Rate: +6%
Critical-Hit Damage: +12%
Attack Speed: +7.50%
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Jungle Recommendation Yes Jungle
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Red Boost Emblem Red x3
Positive Stats:
Attack
Critical-Hit Rate
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Movement Speed
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

This build utilizes Dragonite's ranged attacks to kite enemies using Dragon Dance and bursting them down with a fully-charged Hyper Beam. Remember that water-type boosted attacks reduce the cooldown of Dragonite's moves, utilize this to constantly use them. Although this build can be used in any lane, it's most effective in the jungle.

Muscle Band and Scope Lens enhances Dragonite's standard attacks through increased damage, increased attack speed, and critical-hits. Focus Band improves Dragonite's defenses and acts as a survivability tool for when the Pokemon is kiting its targets down.

X Attack further improves Dragonite's standard attacks via increased damage and attack speed. It also amplifies Hyper Beam's damage.

The build's Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Brown Emblems for maximum damage, 3 Red Emblems for a bit of Attack Speed, and 1 Emblem of any color. Equip Emblems that improve Attack or Critical-Hit Rate since Dragonite's damage will come mostly from its attacks and Hyper Beam. Sp. Atk and Movement Speed can be freely traded for the other stats.

Melee Jungle Build

Melee Jungle Build
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +45
Attack Speed: +16.50%
HP: +120
Pokemon UNITE - Jungle Recommendation Yes Jungle
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
Attack
Critical-Hit Rate
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Defense
Sp. Def
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

This build is centered on isolating targets using Extreme Speed, then beating them down with Outrage. It's best ran in the jungle so that Dragonite can reach level 8 at fast as possible.

Muscle Band is Dragonite's main farming and fighting tool, increasing is attack speed and giving its attacks HP-based bonus damage. Rapid-Fire Scarf further boosts Dragonite's attack speed, especially during Outrage, allowing the Pokemon to land more hits while the effect is active. Drain Crown gives Dragonite's attacks an HP-recovery effect, which works well during Outrage since the Pokemon deals more damage. It also has great synergy with the other two items, turning Dragonite into a pseudo-melee carry.

X Speed gives Dragonite the mobility to stay on top of its targets during Outrage while Extreme Speed is on cooldown.

The build's Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Brown Emblems for maximum damage and 4 White Emblems for additional HP. Equip Emblems that improve Attack or Critical-Hit Rate to maximize Dragonite's attack damage during Outrage. Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Defense can be freely traded for the other stats.

Brawler Build

Brawler Build
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +30
Defense: +30
Sp. Def: +30
Attack Speed: +9%
HP: +120
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
HP
Attack
Critical-Hit Rate
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

This is a high sustain build that turns Dragonite into a dedicated melee brawler. It centers on beating targets down with Outrage while constantly using Extreme Speed to reset Multiscale's cooldown, which provides Dragonite a steady source of damage reduction as it fights.

Rapid-Fire Scarf gives a massive attack speed boost during Outrage, allowing Dragonite to get more hits before the move ends. Drain Crown is Dragonite's main passive source of sustain, giving its attacks an HP-recovery effect on each hit. Focus Band adds another layer of durability on top of Multiscale, inreasing Dragonite's defenses. It also serves as Dragonite's secondary source of sustain during intense fights, which increases its chances of survival.

X Speed allows Dragonite to stay on top of its targets as it pummels them down during Outrage. It's also Dragonite's sole escape tool should things go bad. However, X Attack also goes well with the build, increasing Dragonite's attack damage and attack speed, especially during Outrage. Slow Smoke can also be a fitting item, giving Dragonite a crowd control tool instead. It works well with Extreme Speed since Dragonite can activate it immediately after reaching the target.

The build's Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Brown Emblems for maximum damage and 4 White Emblems for additional HP. Equip Emblems that improve Attack, Critical-Hit Rate, or HP to balance out Dragonite's offense and defense, especially during Outrage. Sp. Atk can be freely traded for the other stats.

Dragonite Best Items & Moveset

Best Held Items

Item Explanation
Buddy Barrier.pngBuddy Barrier Buddy Barrier gives a decent HP boost and synergizes well with Dragonite's Unite Move.
Focus Band.pngFocus Band Focus Band increases Dragonite's durability through increased static defenses and gives a reliable survivability tool.
Scope Lens.pngScope Lens Scope Lens turns Dragonite into a deadly attacker, giving each attack a chance to critical-hit. It also synergizes well with Outrage and Dragon Dance.
Muscle Band.pngMuscle Band Muscle Band is a staple damage item for Dragonite regardless of the build, increasing its damage and attack speed.
Razor Claw.pngRazor Claw Razor Claw is particularly effective only when choosing Outrage and Dragon Dance, utilizing Outrage's melee attacks and Dragon Dance's cooldown reduction effect.
Weakness Policy.pngWeakness Policy Weakness Policy provides some HP and increases damage as Dragonite takes damage. It suits Dragonite's frontliner gameplay, particularly when using Outrage.

List of Held Items

Best Battle Items

Item Explanation
Slow Smoke.pngSlow Smoke Slow Smoke pairs really well with Dragonite's moves, adding a decent crowd control to Dragonite's kit.
Eject Button.pngEject Button Eject Button provides additional mobility on top of Dragonite's Dash moves, enabling it to reposition quickly.
X Attack.pngX Attack X Attack compliments Dragonite's frontliner gameplay, further increasing its damage output.

List of Battle Items

Best Moveset

Move Explanation
Dragon Dance ImageDragon Dance Dragon Dance provides Dragonite with decent mobility and attack speed, pairing well with the cooldown reduction mechanic boosted attacks.
Hyper Beam ImageHyper Beam Hyper Beam deals massive burst damage and works perfectly well with Dragon Dance, amplifying its damage the more Dragonite uses Dragon Dance.

Dragon Dance provides Dragonite with decent mobility and attack speed, pairing well with the cooldown reduction mechanic boosted attacks. On the other hand, Hyper Beam deals massive burst damage. But what's most notable about this moveset is their synergy, enabling Dragonite to amplify Hyper Beam's damage even more using Dragon Dance. A fully-amplified Hyper Beam can erase a huge portion of an enemy's HP or even wipe them out instantly if they're fragile and is extremely useful for stealing or securing boss Pokemon.

Dragonite's playstyle depends on whether you choose Hyper Beam or Outrage. Hyper Beam maintains Dragonite's ranged capabilities but offers a high burst damage tool. Outrage turns Dragonite into a melee brawler that has a special interaction with boosted attacks. When choosing Hyper Beam, Dragon Dance should always be its pair. On the other hand, you can be flexible when choosing a pair for Outrage.

Which Moveset Do You Think is Best for Dragonite?

Dragon Dance + Outrage 61
Votes
Dragon Dance + Hyper Beam 12
Votes
Extreme Speed + Outrage 34
Votes
Extreme Speed + Hyper Beam 1
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Let us know why in the comments!

Previous Poll Results

Dragon Dance + Outrage 65
Votes
Dragon Dance + Hyper Beam 30
Votes
Extreme Speed + Outrage 20
Votes
Extreme Speed + Hyper Beam 3
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How to Play Dragonite

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Rush Level 8

Dragonite gets access to Multiscale and its primary damage move when it reaches level 8. This gives Dragonite a power spike in both offense and defense and allows it to properly engage in 1-on-1 fights. Get to level 8 as early as you can so you can snowball from there.

Go to the Jungle

The safest and most efficient way to reach level 8 is to go to the jungle at the start of the game.

Jungle Guide and Best Junglers

Engage Fights Using your Dash Moves

Dragonite's Dash moves will be key in getting you to the right position for your damaging moves. Once it reaches level 5, Dragonite will have access to 2 different dash moves: Extreme Speed is a good initiating move that can inflict stun to the target, while Dragon Dance increases both Dragonite's attack and movement speed. Plan ahead to what damaging move you are taking once getting to level 8 so you can fully take advantage of the extra mobility.

Change Gameplay Based on Chosen Moves

You have change your gameplay based on your chosen moveset to use them effectively. You should also consider the items you equip as they'll help you execute the gameplay better.

Kite and Burst Targets with Dragon Dance and Hyper Beam

If you choose Dragon Dance and Hyper Beam, you should utilize the mobility from Dragon Dance to kite targets with ranged attacks, then finish them off with Hyper Beam. The key here is knowing where to dash when using Dragon Dance, keeping in mind attack distance and Hyper Beam angle.

Beat Down Targets with Extreme Speed and Outrage

If you're going for Outrage and Extreme Speed, you should isolate a target using Extreme Speed, then pummel them with Outrage.

However, should you go for Dragon Dance instead, the gameplay remains the same, although you can't isolate targets anymore. You'll also gain increased attack speed each time you use it, allowing for quicker knockouts.

Whichever you pick, remember to keep Outrage active by constantly landing attacks while sticking to your target.

Utilize Boosted Attacks

Dragonite's Boosted Attacks improve as it evolves. Once fully-evolved, you gain all the Boosted Attacks from previous evolutions. Although you have no control over them, understanding their effects can give you an extra edge during fights.

Refresh Boosted Attacks using Dragon Breath

Using Dragon Breath instantly gives you a Boosted Attack. You can deal decent damage by doing this combo: Boosted Attack -> Dragon Breath -> Boosted Attack. Use the combo in early game engagements.

Dragon Breath: Dragonite Move Effect and Cooldown

Reduce your Moves' Cooldown

Each time you perform a Boosted Attack, it reduces your moves' cooldown by one (1), allowing you to constantly use them in fights. This effect works great with Dragon Dance since the move increases your attack speed and also reduces its own cooldown when you attack. It also has great synergy with Outrage since all your attacks become Boosted Attacks, triggering their effects each hit.

Utilize Dragon Dance Effects

Keep using Dragon Dance to amplify your moves' and standard attacks' damage output. Also, utilize the attack speed increase to attack continuously after using Dragon Dance and trigger its cooldown reduction mechanic, allowing you to use it more frequently and stack damage faster.

Dragon Dance: Dragonite Move Effect and Cooldown

Use Dragon Dance to Improve Hyper Beam

Normal Activation 1st Dragon Dance Activation 2nd Dragon Dance Activation 3rd Dragon Dance Activation
Pokemon UNITE - Dragonite Hyper Beam No Charge Pokemon UNITE - Dragonite Hyper Beam Frist Charge Pokemon UNITE - Dragonite Hyper Beam Second Charge Pokemon UNITE - Dragonite Hyper Beam Fully Charged

Using Dragon Dance will increase the damage output of Hyper Beam for around 3 seconds, it stacks up to 3 times. Be sure to hold off your Hyper Beam activation to get the most damage as possible.

Dragon Dance: Dragonite Move Effect and Cooldown

Secure Objectives with Hyper Beam

Use Hyper Beam, a fully-charged one if possible, to secure objectives like Registeel. If you're trying to steal them from enemies, you need to time it properly since the move takes a bit of time to fire.

Hyper Beam: Dragonite Move Effect and Cooldown

Utilize Draco Impact's Mechanics

Draco Impact's unique aiming and recharge mechanics allows you to use it more freely than most Pokemon, making it effective in many situations. Taking advantage of these effects helps make a difference in your gameplay and effectiveness in the game.

Draco Impact: Dragonite Move Effect and Cooldown

Be Careful When you Activate Draco Impact

Once Draco Impact is activated, Dragonite will still be susceptible to attacks before it flies to the destination, making it possible to get knocked down as Dragonite channels the move. Given this, it's best to know when it's safe to use it.

Having a Buddy Barrier or Focus Band equipped will give Dragonite extra shields and defense to protect it before and after using Draco Impact.

Increase Move Target Sensitivity

Setting In-Game
Pokemon UNITE - Settings Sensitivity High Pokemon UNITE - Dragonite Draco Impact High Settings
Pokemon UNITE - Settings Sensitivity Default Pokemon UNITE - Dragonite Draco Impact Default Settings

You can increase Draco Impact's targeting speed by setting the Move Panel Sensitivity to High in the Controls Setting. This allows you to speed up Draco Impact's reticle speed when targeting opponents from across the map. It can also help you get out of tricky situations by using the Unite move as a escape mechanism.

Hurry Towards Enemy Goal Zones

Use Draco Impact to quickly travel towards enemy goal zones and score. This is especially useful during the last few minutes of the game where you need to score as many as you can before the timer ends.

Pick Off Fleeing Enemies

You can also use Draco Impact to pick off or chase fleeing enemies, especially when they are low on HP. You don't need to knock out targets with the move itself, although it's possible, you just need to land as close as you can so you'll be able to chase them.

Escape Bad Fights

Although it's best to avoid using Draco Impact to escape, if it's crucial for you to stay alive, then you can use it as an emergency escape tool. However, you don't need to cast it to the max distance to escape, just enough to disengage from the enemies.

Progression and Leveling Guide

Top or Bottom Lane Guide

Level Objectives
1 - 4 • Secure as many wild Pokemon as you can to level up quickly
• Play safe until level 5
5 - 9 • Keep farming wild Pokemon to level up until level 8 to get both of your moveset
• Help your allies secure Regieleki and Regice, Registeel, or Regirock
• If you're using a Dragon Dance and Hyper Beam build, use a fully-charged Hyper Beam to deal the final blow to the boss Pokemon when its HP gets low enough
• Reach level 9 to get Draco Impact
10+ • Continue farming wild Pokemon, securing objectives, and pushing lanes
• Utilize Draco Impact's global range to quickly join your allies during teamfights if you're far away or to score points
• Reach at least level 13 before or when Rayquaza spawns for a fully-upgraded moveset
• Make sure that Draco Impact is available when Rayquaza spawns for mobility options
• If possible, try to score goals after Rayquaza arrives for double points, then immediately join your team using Draco Impact if necessary
• Win a teamfight to secure Rayquaza or take it down quickly

Jungle Guide

Level Objectives
1 - 5 • Clear the first wave of jungle camps and reach level 5 quickly to get Dragon Dance or Extreme Speed
• Help the top lane first by securing Altaria and Swablus, getting kills, and scoring points
6 - 9 • Clear the second wave of jungle camps and reach at least level 7 to get Hyper Beam or Outrage
• Help the bottom lane by securing Altaria and Swablus, getting kills, and scoring points
• Help your allies secure Regieleki
• Reach level 9 and get Draco Impact.
10+ • Continue farming wild Pokemon, securing objectives, and pushing lanes
• Utilize Draco Impact's global range to quickly join your allies during teamfights if you're far away or to score points
• Reach at least level 13 before or when Rayquaza spawns for a fully-upgraded moveset
• Make sure that Draco Impact is available when Rayquaza spawns for mobility options
• If possible, try to score goals after Rayquaza arrives for double points, then immediately join your team using Draco Impact if necessary
• Win a teamfight to secure Rayquaza or take it down quickly.

Dragonite Combos

Endless Outrage Combo

Endless Outrage Combo
Extreme Speed IconOutrage IconStandard Attack Icon x5 ► Extreme Speed IconOutrage Icon
Pokemon UNITE - Dragonite Endless Outrage Combo
This is a melee, brawl combo that is single-target focused. Start with Extreme Speed to get close to the target while also stunning them in place. Then, immediately use Outrage to start the stream of damage. Attack at least 5 times or until both Extreme Speed and Outrage are available, then repeat the combo.

Super Hyper Beam Combo

Super Hyper Beam Combo
Dragon Dance Icon + Standard Attack Icon 3x ► Dragon Dance Icon + Standard Attack Icon 3x ► Dragon Dance Icon + Standard Attack Icon 3x ► Hyper Beam Icon
Pokemon UNITE - Dragonite Super Hyper Beam Combo
This is a high burst combo that utilizes a supercharged Hyper Beam. Start by circling the target with Dragon Dance while continuously using Standard Attacks to deal damage. Each boosted attack will reduce Dragon Dance's cooldown, allowing you to chain together multiple activations. Each time you activate the move, Hyper Beam will increase in damage. After around 3 activations of Dragon Dance, you can then use Hyper Beam to deal massive damage to all enemies caught in its path.

Ultimate Dragon Impact Combo

Ultimate Dragon Impact Combo
Draco Impact IconExtreme Speed IconOutrage IconStandard Attack Icon x5► Extreme Speed IconOutrage Icon
Pokemon UNITE - Dragonite Ultimate Dragon Impact Combo
This is a variation of the of the Endless Combo, but adds Draco Impact for a strong start. Start by activating Draco Impact from afar to catch your opponent's by surprise. Then, use extreme Extreme Speed and Outrage to wreak havoc.

Matchups & Counters for Dragonite

All Dragonite Matchups

Hard Counter
AbsolAegislashDodrioLucarioMamoswineTsareena
Fair Matchup
BuzzwoleCharizardCinderaceDelphoxGardevoirGengarGlaceonGreninjaMachampMewMr. MimePikachuScizorSlowbroSnorlaxTalonflameUrshifuWigglytuffZeraoraZoroark
Good Matchup
Alolan NinetalesBlastoiseBlisseyClefableCramorantCrustleDecidueyeDuraludonEldegossEspeonGreedentHoopaSableyeSylveonTrevenantTyranitarVenusaur
Matchup Notes
Hard CounterHard Counter Even MatchupEven Matchup Easy MatchupEasy Matchup
1. The chart is based on our own experience playing Dragonite.
2. Pokemon within each tier are unordered
3. Any Pokemon not shown here are still under investigation.

Hard Counter With Disables and Better Damage

Dragonite takes a bit of time before it can reach its power spike at level 8. Most of Dragonite's hard matchups take advantage of this by beating it in terms of damage output. Dragonite also struggles against crowd control moves that can disrupt its flow of damage, especially when using Outrage.

Best Counters

Pokemon Explanation
Absol ImageAbsol Rating: ★★★★★
• Can cripple Dragonite's growth in the early game with its high critical-hit damage.
• Can dodge Hyper Beam and Outrage easily with its dash moves.
• Can burst down Dragonite before it can fully charge Hyper Beam.
Lucario ImageLucario Rating: ★★★★★
• Can burst down Dragonite before it can go off using Extreme Speed and Bone Rush.
• Can inflict stun even with its Standard Attack, disrupting Dragonite in 1-on-1 fights.
Aegislash ImageAegislash Rating: ★★★★
• Can disrupt Dragonite's combos using Sacred Sword or Shadow Claw.
• Can mitigate Hyper Beam's burst damage using Wide Guard.
• Can recover HP or deal burst damage with its boosted attacks during 1-on-1 fights.
Mamoswine ImageMamoswine Rating: ★★★
• Can disrupt Dragonite's combos using any of its crowd control moves.
• Has high durability that makes it a bad target for Hyper Beam or Outrage.

Even Matchups for Dragonite

While weak early on, Dragonite can get the upper hand against these Pokemon if it reach level 8 as fast as possible, and successfully perform its combos.

Close the Gap

Pokemon with Long Cast Range
Delphox Image Gardevoir Image Glaceon Image Pikachu Image
How to Beat
• Get close to them using Extreme Speed or Dragon Dance, and Draco Impact.
• Burst them down with a fully-charged Hyper Beam, or pummel them with attacks during Outrage.
• Dodge their disables as much as possible.

Avoid Their Disables

Pokemon with Strong Disables
Mr. Mime Image Slowbro Image Snorlax Image Urshifu Image Wigglytuff Image
How to Beat
• Bait out their crowd control moves and dodge them, then strike back with your combos while they're on cooldown.
• Face these Pokemon with aliies for a higher and faster chance of taking them down.

Get Ahead in Levels

Late-Bloomers
Buzzwole Image Charizard Image Machamp Image
How to Beat
• Get ahead in levels and reach your power spike first
• Cripple their progression once you reach level 8.
• Take extra precautions when facing these Pokemon alone during mid - late game. Avoid getting caught by their crowd control abilities, utilize your ranged attacks, and you should be fine.

Strike First

Fragile Physical Damage Dealers
Cinderace Image Greninja Image Scizor Image
How to Beat
• When using Hyper Beam, use it to deplete their HP first before fully engaging.
• If you're using Outrage, stay on top of them while attacking using Extreme Speed or Dragon Dance.
• Force them to reposition using Draco Impact.

Bait Out Their Moves

High-Mobility and High-Burst Pokemon
Gengar Image Talonflame Image Zeraora Image Zoroark Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon love diving in during clashes. Prevent them from doing their combos by making the first move, and focus them down.
• Engage only after dodging their burst attacks.
• Use Dragon Dance or maneuver around to avoid triggering Wild Charge or to get out of range of Discharge.

Easy Matchups for Dragonite

Easy matchups are Pokemon that have no effective means of stopping or escaping Dragonite's combos.

Get Close and Burst Them Quickly

Fragile and Low Mobility
Alolan Ninetales Image Cramorant Image Decidueye Image Dragapult Image Duraludon Image Espeon Image Sylveon Image Venusaur Image
How to Beat
• Get close to them using Extreme Speed or Dragon Dance, and Draco Impact.
• Burst them down with a fully-charged Hyper Beam, or pummel them with attacks during Outrage.

Shred with Attacks and Moves

Durable but Can Still Get Bursted Down
Blastoise Image Crustle Image
How to Beat
• Disengage from the fight when their buff abilities are active, re-engage and burst them down with a fully-charged Hyper Beam, or pummel them with attacks during Outrage.
• Avoid their crowd control abilities by quickly repositioning with Dragon Dance.

Group Up with Allies

Pokemon with High Sustain
Greedent Image Trevenant Image
How to Beat
• Group up with your allies to take them down quickly.
• Avoid fighting these Pokemon on melee range as they can easily overwhelm Dragonite with their damaging abilities.
• Deal burst damage using a fully-charge Hyper Beam, or pummel them with attacks during Outrage.

Burst them Quickly

Pokemon that Always Sticks with an Ally
Blissey Image Clefable Image Eldegoss Image Hoopa Image Sableye Image
How to Beat
• If they're with an ally, get close to them using Extreme Speed or Dragon Dance, and Draco Impact, and burst them down with a fully-charged Hyper Beam, or pummel them with attacks during Outrage.
• If they're away from their team, quickly take them out to remove their team's support.

Best Teammates for Dragonite

Pokemon Explanation
Blissey ImageBlissey Eldegoss ImageEldegoss Increases Survivability
Pokemon that provide healing and shielding pair well with Dragonite, allowing him to survive longer in fights and keep dealing damage. Eldegoss' Cotton Guard is particularly useful during Outrage since it heals and provides a shield, prolonging Dragonite's rampage. Meanwhile, Blissey's Helping Hand coupled with Dragon Dance gives Dragonite a massive attack speed boost, which is effective for either of its playstyles.
Machamp ImageMachamp Snorlax ImageSnorlax Wigglytuff ImageWigglytuff Frontline Disablers
Pokemon that have AoE crowd control moves and can join Dragonite in the frontlines pair well with the Pokemon, allowing Dragonite to freely burst down targets while they're disabled. They can set up Dragonite's moves using abilities like Heavy Slam and Sing. They can also deal decent damage during clashes, making it easier for Dragonite to knock out targets.
Gengar ImageGengar Pikachu ImagePikachu Urshifu ImageUrshifu High Burst Damage
Dragonite can also benefit from Pokemon with high burst damage. The damage they can deal using moves like Electro Ball and Wicked Blow should be more than enough for Dragonite to finish off targets with a fully-charged Hyper Beam or a few swipes during Outrage.

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Dragonite Moveset

Move Slot 1 (R)

Twister ImageTwister
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 8s
Total Damage: / 361
Creates a twister and relases it in the designated direction, dealing damage to any opposing Pokemon it hits and decreasing their movement speed for a short time.
Dragon Dance ImageDragon Dance
(Lv. 5)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Dash
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 5.5s
Total Damage:
Has the user move to the designated location while performing a mystical dance, increasing the user's damage dealt, movement speed, and basic attack speed for a short time. During this short time, when one of the user's basic attacks hits an opposing Pokemon, it reduces this move's cooldown. Each time this move is used, the user's damage dealt increases (up to three times)
Upgrade: Further increases the user's movement speed if there are opposing Pokemon nearby when the dance ends.
Extreme Speed ImageExtreme Speed
(Lv. 5)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Dash
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 7.5s
Total Damage: 320 / 611
Has the user leap at the designated opposing Pokemon and throw it, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and shoving them. Also decreases the movement speed of opposing Pokemon it hits for a short time. using this move will reset Multiscale's cooldown.
Upgrade: If the user's movement speed is currently decreased when it uses this move, that movement speed decrease is negated before the move is used.

Move Slot 2 (ZR)

Dragon Breath ImageDragon Breath
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 8s
Total Damage: / 612
Has the user exhale a mighty gust in the designated direction. if the move hits an opposing Pokemon, the user's next basic attack becomes a boosted attack.
Hyper Beam ImageHyper Beam
(Lv. 8)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 8s
Total Damage: 918 / 1434
Has the user aim at the designated opposing Pokemon, charge up power, and then unleash a beam of light that sweeps up the ground in a straight line. In addition to the beam's base damage, it also deals additional damage to opposing Pokemon it hits equal to a set percentage of their max HP. The user is left unable to act for a short time after using this move.
Upgrade: Reduces damage the user recieves when using this move, including when charging up power.
Outrage ImageOutrage
(Lv. 8)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 8s
Total Damage: 10755 / 11169
Has the user start rampaging, stomping the ground and dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect. Also triggers the additional effect of the most recently used boosted basic attack once again. During the rampage, all of the user's basic attacks become special melee boosted attacks with increased attack speed. When the rampage ends, the user is left unable to act for a short time.
Upgrade: Reduces the duration of hinderance effects inflicted on the user when the user is rampaging.

Unite Moves (ZL)

Draco Impact ImageDraco Impact
(Lv. 9)
Move Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: Max Range: 133s
Total Damage: 1572 / 2116
Has the user fly high into the air before crashing down with several comets on a designated area, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and throwing them. The farther the user flies, the more the Unite Move gauge is consumed. While this Unite Move is being used, the user becomes immune to hindrances.
After using Draco Impact, the Pokemon gains the following buff(s) for a few seconds:

Shield granted. Movement Speed and Standard Attack Speed increased for a short time.

Standard Attack

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Pokemon UNITE - Dratini IconDratini

Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, blasting water in front of the user. This boosted attack deals damage to opposing Pokemon it hits and reduces the cooldown of all the user's moves. The water attack also has the additional effect of restoring the user's HP when it hits.
Pokemon UNITE - Standard Attack IconStandard Attack
Pokemon UNITE - Dragonair IconDragonair

Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon it hits and reducing the cooldown of all the user's moves. The boosted attack alternates between a water attack and an electric attack with every use. If the water attack hits, it triggers the same additional effect as Dratini's boosted basic attack. If the electric attack hits, it leaves the opposing Pokemon unable to act for a short time.
Pokemon UNITE - Standard Attack IconStandard Attack
Pokemon UNITE - Dragonite IconDragonite

Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon it hits and reducing the cooldown of all the user's moves. The boosted attack alternates between a water, electric, and fire attack, in that order, with every use. If the water or electric attacks hit, they trigger the same additional effects as Dragonair's boosted basic attacks. If the fire attack hits, it deals additional damage to the opposing Pokemon.

Ability (Passive)

Marvel Scale ImageMarvel Scale
Dratini / Dragonair IconDratini / Dragonair

Increases the Pokemon's Defense when the Pokemon is afflicted by Status Condition
Multiscale ImageMultiscale
Dragonite IconDragonite

Reduces the damage the Pokemon recieves for a short times and goes on cooldown after being triggered

Dragonite Stats & Evolutions

Dragonite Evolutions

1st Evolution 2nd Evolution Final Evolution
Dratini.pngDratini
(Lv. 1)
Dratini.pngDragonair
(Lv. 5)
Dratini.pngDragonite
(Lv. 8)

Dragonite Stats

Level HP Defense Special Defense Attack Damage
1 3050 78 60 150
2 3117 83 64 155
3 3198 89 68 161
4 3295 96 73 169
5 3647 121 92 197
6 3787 131 100 208
7 3955 143 109 221
8 4627 191 146 274
9 4869 208 159 293
10 5159 229 175 316
11 5507 254 194 343
12 5925 284 217 376
13 6426 320 244 416
14 7028 363 277 463
15 7750 415 316 520

Attack Damage is the damage of the Basic Attack as tested against the Training Dummy.

Dragonite In-Game Stat Listings

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