He is actually quite nice in game. His only problem is he isn't to strong until around 35 when he evolves into vanillish and learns ice beam. He is a great dragon counter because he is pretty fast. sadly he only really can have ice beam and flash cannon for attacks while i used acid armor and hail in hte last 2 slots. personally he is one of my favorites and he isn't that bad. just not super amazing. Remember though that their aren't to many pokemon good against dragons till after the E4.