Originally Posted by Fat SJCrew
He's really not that stellar at all. All of his sets have different issues to contend with, most of them involving his speed and the fact that in a Rain meta, Skarmory and Ferrothorn are pretty hard checks. Outside of DD and CB, I think most of his other sets are gimmicks. He's a little TOO reliant on multiscale for my tastes.
If you want to talk about something threatening without rocks up, try Mence or Volcarona. Those two send me in a panic faster than Dragonite.
You mention that because rain is so popular, Skarmory and Ferro are very good checks to Dnite. And then you say that Mence is far more threatening than Dnite, as if the above pokes that you mentioned don't really afect him, which is not the case at all. Maybe i just understood wrong, in which case excsuse me.
Finally SubDD and CB sets are enough to make Dnite verstile and threatening in comparison to other dragons and DDers. And anyway Dragonites advantages were always the ability to set-up easy, or hit hard while having priority and still being able to take some hard hits, meaning CB and DD sets were always his best sets, while all other sets were just decent.