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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Dragonite

Dragonite
Dragon Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Dragonite is a Dragon and Flying Type Dragon Pokémon, with a 5.9% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Dragonite can be found with Inner Focus as an Ability and has a Slow growth rate with a 3 Attack EV Yield. We recommend the Brave Nature, based on 600 combined Base Stats.

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Dragonite Stats and Abilities

Based on Dragonite Base IVs we consider this pokemon S-Tier choice. Dragonite Highest IV Stat is Attack 134 and the Lowest being Speed 80.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
E
HP91292386
S
Attack134245403
D
Defense95175317
C
Special Attack100184328
D
Special Defense100184328
D
Speed80148284
S
Total600
Dragonite Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Brave
+10% Attack
-10% Speed
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Spicy
Dislikes: Sweet
EV Yield3 Attack
Growth RateSlow
Catch Rate45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsDragon, Water 1
Egg Cycles40 (10,024–10,280 steps)
Abilities Description
Inner Focus
Ability 1
Inner Focus prevents the Pokémon from flinching, for example when attacked by a move like Headbutt.
Multiscale
Hidden Ability
Reduces damage when HP is full.

How To Evolve Dragonite in BDSP

Dratini requires (Level 30) to evolve into Dragonair and then (Level 55) to evolve into Dragonite.

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution Evolution Requirement Final Evolution
Dratini
Level 30
Dragonair
Level 55
Dragonite

Where To Find Dragonite in BDSP

Dragonite has 2 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 16-63 Dratini, within the Fountainspring Cave location using the Walking method.

Underground Pokemon Spawns
After you reach Check Points in the game progression NEW Pokemon will begin to spawn in the Grand Underground.
Start = Default spawns in the Grand Underground
Strength = After obtaining the TM96 Strength
Defog = After obtaining the TM97 Defog
7th Badge = After obtaining the Icicle Badge from Candice
Waterfall = After obtaining the TM99 Waterfall
National = After obtaining the National Pokedex.
World Pokemon Spawns
Interact = Limited to one
Common = 20% ~ 100%
Uncommon = 5% ~ 20%
Rare = 1% ~ 5%
= Morning Time
= Day Time
= Night Time
Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Mt. Coronet
100 - 20%
Dragonair
Lv. 15-40
Mt. Coronet
5 - 1%
Dratini
Lv. 15-20
Fountainspring Cave
National
Dratini
Lv. 16-63

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Dragonite Weakness

Dragonite is a Dragon and Flying Type pokemon. This will cause Dragonite to take More Damage from Dragon, Fairy, Rock, Ice Type Moves, and Less Damage from Fire, Water, Fighting, Bug, Ground, Grass Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
Ice
2.0x
More Damage
Dragon
Fairy
Rock
0.5x
Less Damage
Fire
Water
Fighting
Bug
0.25x
Less Damage
Grass
Immune to Damage
Ground

What pokemon is Dragonite Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Rayquaza
S
Dialga
S
Palkia
S
Dragonite
S
Tyranitar

What pokemon is Dragonite Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Ho-Oh
S
Palkia
S
Kyogre
S
Groudon
S
Celebi
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Best Moves Dragonite in BDSP

Best Moveset for Dragonite Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
80
Hyper Beam
Special
150
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
41
Outrage
Physical
180
100 10 User attacks for 2-3 turns but then becomes confused.
1
Hurricane
Special
165
70 10 May confuse opponent.
39
Dragon Rush
Physical
150
75 10 May cause flinching.

Best Moveset for Dragonite TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM01
Focus Punch
Physical
150
100 20 If the user is hit before attacking, it flinches instead.
TM68
Giga Impact
Physical
150
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
TM15
Hyper Beam
Special
150
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
TM52
Focus Blast
Special
120
70 5 May lower opponent's Special Defense.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in
Red Text
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Dragonite Level Up Moves

List of Moves Dragonite can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Lvl Move Desc
1
Hurricane
Power:
165
Acc: 70
PP: 10
Special

May confuse opponent.
1
Wing Attack
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

1
Roost
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User recovers half of its max HP and loses the Flying type temporarily.
1
Extreme Speed
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Physical

User attacks first.
1
Fire Punch
Power: 75
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May burn opponent.
1
Thunder Punch
Power: 75
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May paralyze opponent.
1
Wrap
Power: 15
Acc: 90
PP: 20
Physical

Traps opponent, damaging them for 4-5 turns.
1
Leer
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Status

Lowers opponent's Defense.
1
Twister
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May cause flinching. Hits Pokémon using Fly/Bounce with double power.
1
Thunder Wave
Power: —
Acc: 90
PP: 20
Status

Paralyzes opponent.
15
Dragon Tail
Power:
90
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

In battles, the opponent switches. In the wild, the Pokémon runs.
20
Agility
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Sharply raises user's Speed.
25
Slam
Power: 80
Acc: 75
PP: 20
Physical

33
Aqua Tail
Power: 90
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

The user attacks by swinging its tail as if it were a vicious wave in a raging storm.
39
Dragon Rush
Power:
150
Acc: 75
PP: 10
Physical

May cause flinching.
46
Safeguard
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 25
Status

The user's party is protected from status conditions.
53
Rain Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it rain for 5 turns.
62
Dragon Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Raises user's Attack and Speed.
41
Outrage
Power:
180
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

User attacks for 2-3 turns but then becomes confused.
80
Hyper Beam
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Special

User must recharge next turn.
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Dragonite TM Moves

List of Moves Dragonite can learn using (TMs) Technical Machine Items.

TM Move Desc
TM01
Focus Punch
Power: 150
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

If the user is hit before attacking, it flinches instead.
TM02
Dragon Claw
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

The user slashes the target with huge, sharp claws. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.
TM03
Water Pulse
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May confuse opponent.
TM05
Roar
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

In battles, the opponent switches. In the wild, the Pokémon runs.
TM07
Hail
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Non-Ice types are damaged for 5 turns.
TM11
Sunny Day
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
TM13
Ice Beam
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May freeze opponent.
TM14
Blizzard
Power: 110
Acc: 70
PP: 5
Special

May freeze opponent.
TM15
Hyper Beam
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Special

User must recharge next turn.
TM16
Light Screen
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Halves damage from Special attacks for 5 turns.
TM17
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM18
Rain Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it rain for 5 turns.
TM20
Safeguard
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 25
Status

The user's party is protected from status conditions.
TM23
Iron Tail
Power: 100
Acc: 75
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
TM24
Thunderbolt
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May paralyze opponent.
TM25
Thunder
Power: 110
Acc: 70
PP: 10
Special

May paralyze opponent.
TM26
Earthquake
Power: 100
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
TM31
Brick Break
Power: 75
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

Breaks through Reflect and Light Screen barriers.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
TM34
Shock Wave
Power: 60
Acc: —
PP: 20
Special

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
TM35
Flamethrower
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May burn opponent.
TM37
Sandstorm
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Creates a sandstorm for 5 turns.
TM38
Fire Blast
Power: 110
Acc: 85
PP: 5
Special

May burn opponent.
TM39
Rock Tomb
Power: 60
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM40
Aerial Ace
Power:
90
Acc: —
PP: 20
Physical

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
TM42
Facade
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM44
Rest
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM45
Attract
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM47
Steel Wing
Power: 70
Acc: 90
PP: 25
Physical

May raise user's Defense.
TM51
Roost
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User recovers half of its max HP and loses the Flying type temporarily.
TM52
Focus Blast
Power: 120
Acc: 70
PP: 5
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM56
Fling
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power depends on held item.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM59
Dragon Pulse
Power:
127.5
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

The target is attacked with a shock wave generated by the user’s gaping mouth. This attack never misses.
TM68
Giga Impact
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Physical

User must recharge next turn.
TM71
Stone Edge
Power: 100
Acc: 80
PP: 5
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
TM73
Thunder Wave
Power: —
Acc: 90
PP: 20
Status

Paralyzes opponent.
TM80
Rock Slide
Power: 75
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

May cause flinching.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TM83
Bulldoze
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM87
Swagger
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
TM90
Substitute
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TM93
Cut
Power: 50
Acc: 95
PP: 30
Physical

TM94
Fly
Power:
135
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Physical

Flies up on first turn, attacks on second turn.
TM95
Surf
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

Hits all adjacent Pokémon.
TM96
Strength
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

TM97
Defog
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Lowers opponent's Evasiveness and clears fog.
TM98
Rock Smash
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
TM99
Waterfall
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May cause flinching.
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Dragonite Tutor Moves

List of Tutor Moves Dragonite can learn.

Egg Move Desc
Draco Meteor
Power:
195
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Special

Sharply lowers user's Special Attack.
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Dratini
Dragonair
Altaria
Bagon
Shelgon
Salamence
Latias
Latios
Rayquaza
Gible
Gabite
Garchomp
Charizard
Butterfree
Pidgey
Pidgeotto
Pidgeot
Spearow
Fearow
Zubat
Golbat
Farfetchd
Doduo
Dodrio
Scyther
Gyarados
Aerodactyl
Articuno
Zapdos
Moltres
Hoothoot
Noctowl
Ledyba
Ledian
Crobat
Togetic
Natu
Xatu
Hoppip
Skiploom
Jumpluff
Yanma
Murkrow
Gligar
Delibird
Mantine
Skarmory
Lugia
Ho-oh
Beautifly
Taillow
Swellow
Wingull
Pelipper
Masquerain
Ninjask
Swablu
Altaria
Tropius
Salamence
Rayquaza
Starly
Staravia
Staraptor
Mothim
Combee
Vespiquen
Drifloon
Drifblim
Honchkrow
Chatot
Mantyke
Togekiss
Yanmega
Gliscor
Shaymin Sky
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