How to get Dragonite in Pokemon Go: PvP & PvE performance, best moveset, can it be shiny?

Aakrit Sharma
Dragonite in Pokemon GoNiantic

Dragon-type Pokemon like Dragonite are quite dominant in Pokemon Go if they know the right moves. To witness the true power of your Pokemon, check out this guide on how to get Dragonite in Pokemon Go and its best moveset for PvP and PvE.

Dragonite has been a fan-favorite Pokemon for decades and it is no surprise that the Pokemon Go community has appreciated it as well. The Pseudo Legendary beast can outshine a ton of Pokemon and having it on your team during Raids, Gym Battles, and other combat challenges is a major relief.

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Having said that, even a Pokemon like Dragonite can struggle without the right moveset. After you’ve captured a Pokemon with high CP and IVs, the next step is to teach it the most powerful moveset through TMs and Elite TMs.

On that note, here’s everything you need to know about Dragonite in Pokemon Go, including the best moveset, how to get it, and shiny availability.

How to get Dragonite in Pokemon Go

Dragonite, Ash, and Pikachu in the Pokemon animeThe Pokemon Company
Dragonite was the star that allowed Ash to reach victory in the Pokemon League.

You can get Dragonite in Pokemon Go by evolving a Dratini into Dragonair, and Dragonair into Dragonite. It requires 125 Dratini candies total and is worth the effort because you can use this Dragon/Flying beast not only in Raids but also in Ultra and Master Leagues.

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Is shiny Dragonite available in Pokemon Go?

Yes, shiny Dragonite is available in Pokemon Go. Trainers can obtain a shiny Dratini, or Dragonair, and evolve it into a shiny Dragonite, or get a shiny Dragonite from the wild or even the Raids rotations when they are available.

Every shiny Raid Pokemon is a secured catch, so if you happen to come by a shiny Dragonite after taking it down during a Raid, consider yourself lucky.

Dragonite in the Pokemon AnimeThe Pokemon Company
Dragonite can fly at extreme speeds, so it is often used as a mailman in the Pokemon anime.

Is Dragonite good in Pokemon Go PvP?

Dragonite is one of the best picks for Pokemon Go PvP, both in Ultra and Master League. Due to its High CP it is one of the best choices for Master League, and at 2500 CP, a Dragonite is lethal enough to dominate Ultra League without any issues.

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Its high stats are what makes Dragonite so good in PvP, is that it has a maximum CP of 4287 (one of the highest in the whole game) which makes it perfect for Master League. But also, its stats are incredibly high, its Attack is 263, Defense is 198, and HP is 209.

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Best Dragonite Pokemon Go PvP moveset

The best moveset for Dragonite in Pokemon Go is Dragon Breath as the Fast Move and Dragon Claw and Superpower as Charged Moves. This combo is the best both as a shield breaker, due to its fast charge rate, and to do considerable damage to rival Pokemon.

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Is Dragonite good in Pokemon Go PvE?

Dragonite is one of the strongest attackers in Pokemon Go and thanks to its dual Dragon/Flying typing, it is only weak against Ice, Dragon, Fairy, and Rock-type attacks. On the flip side, Dragonite resists damage from many strong types such as Fighting, Bug, Fire, Water, Ground, and Grass.

Dragonite in the Pokemon animeThe Pokemon Company
Dragonite has been a fan favorite since its debut in the first-gen Pokemon Games.

As you progress in Pokemon Go, you’ll require strong Dragon types to carry your team. Since getting Legendary Pokemon is not that easy, Dragonite is easily the most accessible option.

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Best Dragonite Pokemon Go PvE moveset

The best moveset for Dragonite in Pokemon Go is Dragon Tail as the Fast Move and Outrage as the Charged Move. If you’ve unlocked a second attack, feel free to choose between Hurricane and Superpower.

Hurricane has higher damage but Superpower is more versatile. Depending on your needs and team composition, either of those attacks can turn out to be useful.

Choosing both Dragon-type attacks for Dragonite is essential because Pokemon Go has a mechanic called STAB (Same-type-attack-bonus). Moreover, Dragon-type attacks are strong against other Dragon-type Pokemon that you’ll most likely face in Raids.

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All moves that Dragonite can learn in Pokemon Go

Here’s the full list of moves for Dragonite in Pokemon Go, including Fast and Charged Moves:

Fast Moves

  • Steel Wing – 13.8 DPS (Steel)
  • Dragon Tail – 16.4 DPS (Dragon)
  • Dragon Breath – 14.4 DPS (Dragon)

Charged Move

  • Hyper Beam – 39.5 DPS (Normal)
  • Hurricane – 48.9 DPS (Flying)
  • Outrage – 33.8 DPS (Dragon)
  • Dragon Pulse – 30 DPS (Dragon)
  • Dragon Claw – 35.3 DPS (Dragon)
  • Draco Meteor – 50 DPS (Dragon)
  • Superpower – 28.3 DPS (Fighting)
  • Frustration – 5 DPS (Normal)
  • Return – 50 DPS (Normal)

And that’s all you need to know about Dragonite in Pokemon Go. For more Pokemon Go content, you can also check our guide section below:

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About The Author

Aakrit is a games writer with over 2000 published articles for EssentiallySports, Sportskeeda, FortniteINTEL, and CharlieINTEL. Currently, he writes guides on Minecraft, Roblox, Pokemon games, Genshin Impact, and Brawlhalla. Aakrit loves playing shooter games and in his free time, you can find him queued up in Valorant, Fortnite, Apex Legends, or Halo Infinite. You can contact Aakrit at [email protected].