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Dragonite (Choice Specs) (QC O/3)

Discussion in 'Locked / Outdated Analyses' started by MagicShedinja, Nov 21, 2012.

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  1. MagicShedinja


    Apr 5, 2012
    hi, this is my first post here on Smogon Forum, and with this i would like to show you this Dragonite set that i Discovered and use in BW1, and that can works well in BW2..



    Dragonite (M) @ Choice Specs
    Trait: Multiscale
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
    - Hurricane
    - Draco Meteor
    - Surf
    - Focus Blast / Thunder / Fire Blast

    • Dragonite is often use as a physical sweeper, it can also take the special route with his good 100 base Special Attack and his wide Special movepool.
    • it can seems outclassed by Latios and Hydreigon as a Special-Attacker Dragon-Type, but DNite has 2 Advantages: a powerful second STAB in Hurricane and the bulk provided by Multiscale
    • Hurricane is the main STAB to use because is reliable and, with a Modest nature, is more powerful than Tornadus-T one!
    • Draco Meteor is the other powerful STAB to use in early game, that can easily take out Rotom-W trying to enter on an Hurricane.
    • Surf is the main coverage move, that hits Steel-Types that resist Dragonite's STABs very hard.
    • the last slot rounds off the coverage: Focus Blast hits Tyranitar and Magnezone very hard, Thunder is a powerful and accurate move under the Rain, and hits Water-Types harder, while Fire Blast is a more accurate move to kill Ferrothorn, Jirachi and Bronzong outside of Rain

    Addictional comments

    • the EVs Spread is pretty standard: max Special Attack with a Modest nature to hit as strong as possible, the other EVs goes in speed. you can use a Timid nature instead, but Dragonite doesn't outspeed anything rilevant, and hi need all the power it can get.
    • Politoed is the main teammate for Dragonite, The rain allows it to spam 100% accurate Hurricanes and thunders, and keep multiscale intact.
    • a spinner like Tentacruel or Starmie is appreciated, because this DNite has no recovery
    • Bliisey, Chansey and Tyranitar (if not using Focus Blast) can easily counter this set, so a strong Fighting-Type like Lucario or Terrakion is Helpful
    • last, Tornadus-T or Moltres can be Paired with Dragonite to make an Hurricane combo very difficult to counter in the long run...

    Hope you like and try this set :)

    last, a couple of things:

    - because i'm new, i probably broke some rules by posting this, in that case i hope you can excuse me...

    - i'm italian, so my english is not very good. sorry for all my grammatical errors :)
  2. Pocket

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    Dec 22, 2004
    hmm 100 SpA - it's pretty much outclassed... by everything. Not to mention mixed > special DDNite

    QC Rejected
  3. ginganinja

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    Apr 13, 2009

    Sorry man but Specs Dragonite doesn't quite cut it in BW2 im afraid. Don't let this rejection discourage you, as you did a good job presenting this (which loads of people neglect to do T_T)

    Better luck next time.
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