LGPE OU Dragonite [Done]

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[OVERVIEW]

Dragonite is a very effective late-game cleaner due mostly to its high raw damage output and ability to boost its Speed. Its high base 134 Attack and STAB Outrage result in one of the strongest viable moves in the entire metagame, further supported by its great Dragon typing in a meta where only a couple of bulky Steel- and Fairy-type Pokemon, those being Melmetal and Clefable, are commonly used. After using Agility, Dragonite outspeeds the entire unboosted metagame, leaving it free to pick up KOs without interruption. Dragonite is capable of setting up versus several relevant foes thanks to its above average defensive stats and can utilize Roost effectively to heal off any damage before attacking. Its main weakness is common physical tanks, most notably Melmetal and Rhydon, that can take its Earthquakes if kept healthy and retaliate with Ice Punch or Rock Slide, respectively. If pressured into using Outrage prematurely, Dragonite can become fodder for the aforementioned Steel- and Fairy-type Pokemon. Finally, it struggles with a healthy Mew, which can easily burn Dragonite and therefore end its sweep.

[SET]
name: Agility Cleaner
move 1: Outrage
move 2: Earthquake
move 3: Roost
move 4: Agility
item:
nature: Adamant

[SET COMMENTS]
========

Agility allows Dragonite to outspeed any foe it faces, and Roost allows Dragonite to take advantage of its good defensive stats and notably improves its defensive typing for the turn, a factor that lets it heal off powerful attacks such as Mega Aerodactyl's Rock Slide. Outrage is Dragonite's most powerful attack and provides the main damage output in most scenarios. Earthquake provides good super effective or neutral coverage versus all relevant Outrage responses. Adamant is the absolute best nature for this set, as it helps guarantee KOs versus weakened foes, and extra bulk is generally unnecessary. Jolly might seem good at first glance, as it allows Dragonite to outrun foes such as Eevee-S, Nidoqueen, and Adamant Mega Gyarados before a boost, but extra power is useful in more scenarios.

Usage Tips
========

Dragonite is best saved for the end of the battle when defensive Pokemon and notable threats to it are weakened or outright removed from play, but it can be used earlier on to pick up KOs with Earthquake if necessary. If an opportunity arises late-game for Dragonite to set up, you should generally take it. Dragonite can set up on a good number of Pokemon thanks to its natural bulk and Roost, so don't be afraid to bring it in on foes like Mega Gyarados, Zapdos, Mega Venusaur and Snorlax when the stage is set for it. Use Agility as soon as possible unless Dragonite naturally outspeeds the opponent's remaining Pokemon or you predict a switch to a healthy check. Make liberal use of Roost where sensible to keep Dragonite out of range of more threatening attacks from anything that can still take a hit, such as Rock Slide from Rhydon. Don't lock Dragonite into Outrage until absolutely necessary or it is safe to do so. If Dragonite looks to be unable to clean, don't be afraid to use it as a tank. Its bulk, Roost, and solid damage output let it deal with many common Pokemon like Alolan Muk, Zapdos, and Mega Gengar if necessary.

Team Options
========

Mega Beedrill is a very effective partner for Dragonite thanks to the two sharing several common switch-ins, enabling it to force important damage on them in preparation for Dragonite's sweep. In certain matchups, they can even assume reversed roles, with Dragonite utilizing its high damage output earlier on to weaken foes for Mega Beedrill. This works especially well versus teams that rely on Melmetal to check both, as it will be weakened for an easy late-game sweep. This is most significant in matchups where Dragonite isn't given good setup opportunities. Mega Aerodactyl is a good partner for similar reasons to Mega Beedrill, having a better Speed tier, the option of providing Stealth Rock, and defensive value in exchange for weaker STAB and a lack of U-Turn. Poliwrath makes for a good defensive teammate thanks to its good matchup versus Ice-types, Rock-types, and Melmetal. Melmetal itself is also a great teammate, resisting all of Dragonite's weaknesses and appreciating Dragonite's resistances while also providing a response to fast Mega Evolutions like Mega Aerodactyl, Mega Alakazam, and Mega Beedrill, which can threaten Dragonite before it sets up.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Dragonite can attempt to pull off a lure set that capitalizes on the effectiveness of its standard Agility set, taking advantage of its vast movepool that includes options like Fire Blast and Surf, but such a set leaves Dragonite susceptible to offensive counterplay from faster Pokemon. The Agility set can replace Roost with specific coverage to deal more damage to one of its prominent answers, but this lowers the number of safe setup opportunities Dragonite gets drastically.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Physical Tanks**: Pokemon that can take an attack from Dragonite if healthy and OHKO or do high damage to it in return are some of the best answers to it. The most noteworthy examples are Melmetal and Rhydon.

**Mew**: If healthy, Mew can easily put an end to Dragonite's sweeping attempts with Will-O-Wisp from a support set or Ice Beam from a Nasty Plot set.

**Clefable**: Clefable easily deals with Dragonite if it is locked into Outrage, but it takes significant damage from Earthquake.

**Priority Users**: Alolan Sandslash and Cloyster can reliably revenge kill Dragonite with Ice Shard after some prior damage and take a hit if necessary thanks to their respectable bulk. Other priority users such as Sucker Punch Alolan Dugtrio can attempt to revenge kill a weakened Dragonite but must be wary of it using Roost.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[ezaphs, 375272]]
- Quality checked by: [[Hayburner, 291554], [Yoshi, 322194], [Funbot28, 255984]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Estronic, 240732], [The Dutch Plumberjack, 232216]]
 
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Hayburner

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Mention in usage tips that in game when dnite might not be able to clean, don't be afraid to use it to eat hits and roost from weaker mons such as muk as well as being able to 1v1 or force out mega zam, mega gengar etc. should the situation arise because it is fat.

For team partners, I'd also mention Aero has more defensive utility to not make it seem like a totally inferior option except faster.

Add Mew in checks and counters for wisp and the BoltBeam set. I'd separate cloyster from physical tanks and make Ice Types and put it as the last one with Cloy and Sandslash bc they aren't really that relevant.

QC 1/3
 

Yoshi

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[OVERVIEW]
  • Dragonite is a very effective lategame cleaner due mostly to its high raw damage output and ability to boost its Speed.
  • Its high 134 Attack and STAB Outrage results in one of the strongest viable moves in the entire metagame, further supported by its great Dragon typing in a meta lacking in Steel or Fairy types. I mean, the meta doesn't "lack" them. There are Melmetal and Clefable. Perhaps mention them at the end here, or reword this sentence.
  • After using Agility Dragonite outspeeds the entire unboosted metagame, leaving it free to pick up KOs without interruption.
  • Dragonite is capable of setting up versus several relevant opponents thanks to its above average defensive stats and can utilise Roost effectively to heal off any damage before attacking.
  • Dragonite's main weakness is common physical tanks- most notably Melmetal and Rhydon, who can shrug off its Earthquakes I wouldn't say "shrug off" as they do take quite the hard hit, even if healthy. if kept healthy and retaliate with Ice Punch or Rock Slide respectively. If pressured into using Outrage prematurely Dragonite can become fodder for foes such as the rarer Clefable and the aforementioned Melmetal. You can still keep Clefable and Melmetal here but I'd still mention them above.
[SET]
name: Agility Cleaner
move 1: Outrage
move 2: Earthquake
move 3: Roost
move 4: Agility
item: None
nature: Adamant

[SET COMMENTS]
========
  • Agility is the focus of the set, allowing Dragonite to outspeed any foe it faces.
  • Roost allows Dragonite to abuse its good defensive stats and notably improves its defensive typing for the turn, a factor which lets it heal off powerful attacks such as Mega Aerodactyl's Rock Slide.
  • Outrage is Dragonite's most powerful attack and provides the main damage output in most scenarios.
  • Earthquake provides good super-effective or neutral coverage versus all relevant Outrage responses.
  • Adamant is the absolute best nature for this set as it helps guarantee KOs versus weakened foes and extra Speed or bulk is generally unecessary. What does the extra Speed still miss out on that's important?
Usage Tips
========
  • Dragonite is best saved for the end of the battle when defensive Pokémon and notable threats to it are weakened or outright removed from play, but can be used earlier on to pick up KOs with Earthquake if necessary.
  • If an opportunity arises in the lategame for Dragonite to set up, you should generally take it. When would this be the case? You don't have to be specific, but give general signs.
  • Use Agility as soon as possible unless Dragonite naturally outspeeds the opponent's remaining Pokémon forewarning you now, its Pokemon > Pokémon. or you predict a switch into a healthy check.
  • Make liberal use of Roost where sensible to keep Dragonite out of range of more threatening attacks from anything that can still take a hit, such as a Rock Slide from Rhydon.
  • Don't to lock into Outrage until absolutely necessary or it is safe to do so.
  • If Dragonite looks to be unable to clean, don't be afraid to use it as a tank. Its bulk, Roost and solid damage output let it deal with many common Pokémon like Alolan Muk, Zapdos and Mega Gengar if necessary.
Team Options
========
  • Mega Beedrill is a very effective partner for Dragonite thanks to sharing several common switchins, capable of forcing important damage on them in preparation for Dragonite's sweep. In certain matchups they can even assume reversed roles, with Dragonite utilising its high damage output earlier on to weaken the opponent for Beedrill. This is most significant in matchups where Dragonite isn't given good setup opportunities.
  • Mega Aerodactyl is a good partner for similar reasons to Mega Beedrill, having a better Speed tier and defensive value in exchange for weaker STAB and a lack of U-Turn.
  • Poliwrath makes for a good defensive teammate thanks to its good matchup versus Ice types, Rock types and Melmetal.
[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============
  • Dragonite can attempt to pull off a lure set that capitalises on the effectiveness of its standard Agility set, wielding its vast movepool including options like Fire Blast and Surf, but such a set leaves Dragonite susceptible to offensive counterplay from faster Pokémon.
  • The Agility set can replace Roost with specific coverage to deal more damage to one of its prominent answers, but this lowers the number of safe setup opportunities Dragonite gets drastically.
Checks and Counters
===================

**Physical Tanks**: Pokémon that can take an attack from Dragonite if healthy and OHKO / do high damage to it in return are some of the best Dragonite answers. The most noteworthy examples are Melmetal, Rhydon.

**Mew**: If healthy, Mew can easily put an end to Dragonite's sweeping attempts with a Will-O-Wisp from a support set or an Ice Beam from a Nasty Plot set.

**Clefable**: Clefable easily deals with Dragonite if it is locked into Outrage, but takes significant damage from Earthquake.

**Ice Types**: Alolan Sandslash and Cloyster can reliably revenge kill Dragonite with Ice Shard after some prior damage, and take a hit if necessary thanks to their respectable bulk. Perhaps you could talk about priority users in general? Things like Alolan Dugtrio run priority too and can revenge kill.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[ezaphs, 375272]]
- Quality checked by: [[Hayburner, 291554], [, ], [, ]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]

Great work, I fixed all the line breaks so use mine as a guide to change yours (or just c/p mine). QC 2/3
 

Ezaphs

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[OVERVIEW]
  • Dragonite is a very effective lategame cleaner due mostly to its high raw damage output and ability to boost its Speed.
  • Its high 134 Attack and STAB Outrage results in one of the strongest viable moves in the entire metagame, further supported by its great Dragon typing in a meta lacking in Steel or Fairy types. I mean, the meta doesn't "lack" them. There are Melmetal and Clefable. Perhaps mention them at the end here, or reword this sentence.
  • After using Agility Dragonite outspeeds the entire unboosted metagame, leaving it free to pick up KOs without interruption.
  • Dragonite is capable of setting up versus several relevant opponents thanks to its above average defensive stats and can utilise Roost effectively to heal off any damage before attacking.
  • Dragonite's main weakness is common physical tanks- most notably Melmetal and Rhydon, who can shrug off its Earthquakes I wouldn't say "shrug off" as they do take quite the hard hit, even if healthy. if kept healthy and retaliate with Ice Punch or Rock Slide respectively. If pressured into using Outrage prematurely Dragonite can become fodder for foes such as the rarer Clefable and the aforementioned Melmetal. You can still keep Clefable and Melmetal here but I'd still mention them above.
[SET]
name: Agility Cleaner
move 1: Outrage
move 2: Earthquake
move 3: Roost
move 4: Agility
item: None
nature: Adamant

[SET COMMENTS]
========
  • Agility is the focus of the set, allowing Dragonite to outspeed any foe it faces.
  • Roost allows Dragonite to abuse its good defensive stats and notably improves its defensive typing for the turn, a factor which lets it heal off powerful attacks such as Mega Aerodactyl's Rock Slide.
  • Outrage is Dragonite's most powerful attack and provides the main damage output in most scenarios.
  • Earthquake provides good super-effective or neutral coverage versus all relevant Outrage responses.
  • Adamant is the absolute best nature for this set as it helps guarantee KOs versus weakened foes and extra Speed or bulk is generally unecessary. What does the extra Speed still miss out on that's important?
Usage Tips
========
  • Dragonite is best saved for the end of the battle when defensive Pokémon and notable threats to it are weakened or outright removed from play, but can be used earlier on to pick up KOs with Earthquake if necessary.
  • If an opportunity arises in the lategame for Dragonite to set up, you should generally take it. When would this be the case? You don't have to be specific, but give general signs.
  • Use Agility as soon as possible unless Dragonite naturally outspeeds the opponent's remaining Pokémon forewarning you now, its Pokemon > Pokémon. or you predict a switch into a healthy check.
  • Make liberal use of Roost where sensible to keep Dragonite out of range of more threatening attacks from anything that can still take a hit, such as a Rock Slide from Rhydon.
  • Don't to lock into Outrage until absolutely necessary or it is safe to do so.
  • If Dragonite looks to be unable to clean, don't be afraid to use it as a tank. Its bulk, Roost and solid damage output let it deal with many common Pokémon like Alolan Muk, Zapdos and Mega Gengar if necessary.
Team Options
========
  • Mega Beedrill is a very effective partner for Dragonite thanks to sharing several common switchins, capable of forcing important damage on them in preparation for Dragonite's sweep. In certain matchups they can even assume reversed roles, with Dragonite utilising its high damage output earlier on to weaken the opponent for Beedrill. This is most significant in matchups where Dragonite isn't given good setup opportunities.
  • Mega Aerodactyl is a good partner for similar reasons to Mega Beedrill, having a better Speed tier and defensive value in exchange for weaker STAB and a lack of U-Turn.
  • Poliwrath makes for a good defensive teammate thanks to its good matchup versus Ice types, Rock types and Melmetal.
[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============
  • Dragonite can attempt to pull off a lure set that capitalises on the effectiveness of its standard Agility set, wielding its vast movepool including options like Fire Blast and Surf, but such a set leaves Dragonite susceptible to offensive counterplay from faster Pokémon.
  • The Agility set can replace Roost with specific coverage to deal more damage to one of its prominent answers, but this lowers the number of safe setup opportunities Dragonite gets drastically.
Checks and Counters
===================

**Physical Tanks**: Pokémon that can take an attack from Dragonite if healthy and OHKO / do high damage to it in return are some of the best Dragonite answers. The most noteworthy examples are Melmetal, Rhydon.

**Mew**: If healthy, Mew can easily put an end to Dragonite's sweeping attempts with a Will-O-Wisp from a support set or an Ice Beam from a Nasty Plot set.

**Clefable**: Clefable easily deals with Dragonite if it is locked into Outrage, but takes significant damage from Earthquake.

**Ice Types**: Alolan Sandslash and Cloyster can reliably revenge kill Dragonite with Ice Shard after some prior damage, and take a hit if necessary thanks to their respectable bulk. Perhaps you could talk about priority users in general? Things like Alolan Dugtrio run priority too and can revenge kill.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[ezaphs, 375272]]
- Quality checked by: [[Hayburner, 291554], [, ], [, ]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]

Great work, I fixed all the line breaks so use mine as a guide to change yours (or just c/p mine). QC 2/3
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[OVERVIEW]

Dragonite is a very effective lategame cleaner due mostly to its high raw damage output and ability to boost its Speed. Its high 134 Attack and STAB Outrage results in one of the strongest viable moves in the entire metagame, further supported by its great Dragon typing in a meta where only a couple of bulky Steel or Fairy Pokemon, those being Melmetal and Clefable, are commonly used. Is Clefable really all that common per say? After using Agility Dragonite outspeeds the entire unboosted metagame, leaving it free to pick up KOs without interruption. Dragonite is capable of setting up versus several relevant opponents thanks to its above average defensive stats and can utilise Roost effectively to heal off any damage before attacking. Its main weakness is common physical tanks- most notably Melmetal and Rhydon, who can take its Earthquakes if kept healthy and retaliate with Ice Punch or Rock Slide respectively. If pressured into using Outrage prematurely Dragonite can become fodder for the aforementioned Steel and Fairy type Pokemon. Finally, it struggles with a healthy Mew which can easily burn Dragonite and therefore end its sweep.

[SET]
name: Agility Cleaner
move 1: Outrage
move 2: Earthquake
move 3: Roost
move 4: Agility
item: None
nature: Adamant

[SET COMMENTS]
========

Agility is the focus of the set, allowing Dragonite to outspeed any foe it faces. Roost allows Dragonite to abuse its good defensive stats and notably improves its defensive typing for the turn, a factor which lets it heal off powerful attacks such as Mega Aerodactyl's Rock Slide. Outrage is Dragonite's most powerful attack and provides the main damage output in most scenarios. Earthquake provides good super-effective or neutral coverage versus all relevant Outrage responses. Adamant is the absolute best nature for this set as it helps guarantee KOs versus weakened foes and extra or bulk is generally unecessary. Jolly might seem good at first glance as it allows Dragonite to outrun foes such as Starter Eevee, Nidoqueen and Adamant Mega Gyarados before a boost, but extra power is useful in more scenarios.

Usage Tips
========

Dragonite is best saved for the end of the battle when defensive Pokemon and notable threats to it such as? are weakened or outright removed from play, but can be used earlier on to pick up KOs with Earthquake if necessary. If an opportunity arises in the lategame for Dragonite to set up, you should generally take it. Dragonite can set up on a good number of Pokemon thanks to its natural bulk and Roost, so don't be afraid to bring it in on foes like Mega Gyarados, Zapdos, Mega Venusaur, Snorlax or others when the stage is set for it. Use Agility as soon as possible unless Dragonite naturally outspeeds the opponent's remaining Pokemon or you predict a switch into a healthy check. Make liberal use of Roost where sensible to keep Dragonite out of range of more threatening attacks from anything that can still take a hit, such as a Rock Slide from Rhydon. Don't to lock into Outrage until absolutely necessary or it is safe to do so. If Dragonite looks to be unable to clean, don't be afraid to use it as a tank. Its bulk, Roost and solid damage output let it deal with many common Pokemon like Alolan Muk, Zapdos and Mega Gengar if necessary.

Team Options
========

Mega Beedrill is a very effective partner for Dragonite thanks to sharing several common switchins, capable of forcing important damage on them in preparation for Dragonite's sweep. In certain matchups they can even assume reversed roles, with Dragonite utilising its high damage output earlier on to weaken the opponent for Beedrill. Mention specifically how they both apply immense pressure on Melmetal as a common switchin to both of them. This is most significant in matchups where Dragonite isn't given good setup opportunities. Mega Aerodactyl is a good partner for similar reasons to Mega Beedrill, having a better Speed tier and defensive value in exchange for weaker STAB and a lack of U-Turn. Also note that Mega Aero can provide SR support. Poliwrath makes for a good defensive teammate thanks to its good matchup versus Ice types, Rock types and Melmetal. Would also note Melmetal as a great partner due to it helping with Dnite's weaknesses while also providing extra assurance vs checks to Dnite such as Mega Alakazam and Mega Bee while it is unboosted in Speed.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Dragonite can attempt to pull off a lure set that capitalises on the effectiveness of its standard Agility set, wielding its vast movepool including options like Fire Blast and Surf, but such a set leaves Dragonite susceptible to offensive counterplay from faster Pokemon. The Agility set can replace Roost with specific coverage to deal more damage to one of its prominent answers, but this lowers the number of safe setup opportunities Dragonite gets drastically.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Physical Tanks**: Pokemon that can take an attack from Dragonite if healthy and OHKO / do high damage to it in return are some of the best Dragonite answers. The most noteworthy examples are Melmetal and Rhydon.

**Mew**: If healthy, Mew can easily put an end to Dragonite's sweeping attempts with a Will-O-Wisp from a support set or an Ice Beam from a Nasty Plot set.

**Clefable**: Clefable easily deals with Dragonite if it is locked into Outrage, but takes significant damage from Earthquake.

**Priority Users**: Alolan Sandslash and Cloyster can reliably revenge kill Dragonite with Ice Shard after some prior damage, and take a hit if necessary thanks to their respectable bulk. Other priority users such as Sucker Punch Alolan Dugtrio can attempt to revenge kill a weakened Dragonite, but must be wary of the Dragonite using Roost.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[ezaphs, 375272]]
- Quality checked by: [[Hayburner, 291554], [Yoshi, 322194], [, ]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]
Great job. QC 3/3 :blobthumbsup:
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[OVERVIEW]

Dragonite is a very effective late-game (AH) cleaner due mostly to its high raw damage output and ability to boost its Speed. Its high base 134 Attack and STAB Outrage results in one of the strongest viable moves in the entire metagame, further supported by its great Dragon typing in a meta where only a couple of bulky Steel- (AH) or Fairy-type Pokemon, those being Melmetal and Clefable, are commonly used. After using Agility, (AC) Dragonite outspeeds the entire unboosted metagame, leaving it free to pick up KOs without interruption. Dragonite is capable of setting up versus several relevant opponents foes thanks to its above average defensive stats and can utilise utilize Roost effectively to heal off any damage before attacking. Its main weakness is common physical tanks- (RH), (AC) most notably Melmetal and Rhydon, who that can take its Earthquakes if kept healthy and retaliate with Ice Punch or Rock Slide, (AC) respectively. If pressured into using Outrage prematurely, (AC) Dragonite can become fodder for the aforementioned Steel- (AH) and Fairy-type (AH) Pokemon. Finally, it struggles with a healthy Mew, (AC) which can easily burn Dragonite and therefore end its sweep.

[SET]
name: Agility Cleaner
move 1: Outrage
move 2: Earthquake
move 3: Roost
move 4: Agility
item: None
nature: Adamant
(i would rearrange the order of the moves here to better reflect their importance and order of mention in set comments)
[SET COMMENTS]
========

Agility is the focus of the set, allowing Dragonite to outspeed any foe it faces. Roost allows Dragonite to abuse its good defensive stats and notably improves its defensive typing for the turn, a factor which lets it heal off powerful attacks such as Mega Aerodactyl's Rock Slide. Outrage is Dragonite's most powerful attack and provides the main damage output in most scenarios. Earthquake provides good super-effective (RH) or neutral coverage versus all relevant Outrage responses. Adamant is the absolute best nature for this set, (AC) as it helps guarantee KOs versus weakened foes, (AC) and extra or bulk is generally unnecessary. Jolly might seem good at first glance, (AC) as it allows Dragonite to outrun foes such as Starter Eevee, Nidoqueen, (AC) and Adamant Mega Gyarados before a boost, but extra power is useful in more scenarios.

Usage Tips
========

Dragonite is best saved for the end of the battle when defensive Pokemon and notable threats to it are weakened or outright removed from play, but it can be used earlier on to pick up KOs with Earthquake if necessary. If an opportunity arises in the late-game (AH) for Dragonite to set up, you should generally take it. Dragonite can set up on a good number of Pokemon thanks to its natural bulk and Roost, so don't be afraid to bring it in on foes like Mega Gyarados, Zapdos, Mega Venusaur, Snorlax, (AC) and or others when the stage is set for it. Use Agility as soon as possible unless Dragonite naturally outspeeds the opponent's remaining Pokemon or you predict a switch into a healthy check. Make liberal use of Roost where sensible to keep Dragonite out of range of more threatening attacks from anything that can still take a hit, such as a Rock Slide from Rhydon. Don't to lock into Outrage until absolutely necessary or it is safe to do so. If Dragonite looks to be unable to clean, don't be afraid to use it as a tank. Its bulk, Roost, (AC) and solid damage output let it deal with many common Pokemon like Alolan Muk, Zapdos, (AC) and Mega Gengar if necessary.

Team Options
========

Mega Beedrill is a very effective partner for Dragonite thanks to sharing several common switch-ins (AH), capable of forcing important damage on them in preparation for Dragonite's sweep. In certain matchups, (AC) they can even assume reversed roles, with Dragonite utilising utilizing its high damage output earlier on to weaken the opponent foes for Beedrill. This works especially well versus teams that rely on Melmetal to check both, as it will be weakened for an easy endgame late-game sweep. This is most significant in matchups where Dragonite isn't given good setup opportunities. Mega Aerodactyl is a good partner for similar reasons to Mega Beedrill, having a better Speed tier, the option of providing Stealth Rock, (AC) and defensive value in exchange for weaker STAB and a lack of U-Turn. Poliwrath makes for a good defensive teammate thanks to its good matchup versus Ice-types (AH), Rock-types (AH), (AC) and Melmetal. Melmetal itself is also a great teammate, resisting all of Dragonite's weaknesses and appreciating Dragonite's resistances while also providing a response to fast Mega Evolutions like Mega Aerodactyl, Mega Alakazam, (AC) and Mega Beedrill, (AC) which can threaten Dragonite prior to setting up.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Dragonite can attempt to pull off a lure set that capitalises capitalizes on the effectiveness of its standard Agility set, wielding its vast movepool including that includes options like Fire Blast and Surf, but such a set leaves Dragonite susceptible to offensive counterplay from faster Pokemon. The Agility set can replace Roost with specific coverage to deal more damage to one of its prominent answers, but this lowers the number of safe setup opportunities Dragonite gets drastically.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Physical Tanks**: Pokemon that can take an attack from Dragonite if healthy and OHKO / or do high damage to it in return are some of the best Dragonite answers to it (avoiding repetitiveness). The most noteworthy examples are Melmetal and Rhydon.

**Mew**: If healthy, Mew can easily put an end to Dragonite's sweeping attempts with a Will-O-Wisp from a support set or an Ice Beam from a Nasty Plot set.

**Clefable**: Clefable easily deals with Dragonite if it is locked into Outrage, but it takes significant damage from Earthquake.

**Priority Users**: Alolan Sandslash and Cloyster can reliably revenge kill Dragonite with Ice Shard after some prior damage, (RC) and take a hit if necessary thanks to their respectable bulk. Other priority users such as Sucker Punch Alolan Dugtrio can attempt to revenge kill a weakened Dragonite, (RC) but must be wary of the Dragonite it (avoiding repetitiveness) using Roost.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[ezaphs, 375272]]
- Quality checked by: [[Hayburner, 291554], [Yoshi, 322194], [Funbot28, 255984]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]
 

Ezaphs

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[OVERVIEW]

Dragonite is a very effective late-game (AH) cleaner due mostly to its high raw damage output and ability to boost its Speed. Its high base 134 Attack and STAB Outrage results in one of the strongest viable moves in the entire metagame, further supported by its great Dragon typing in a meta where only a couple of bulky Steel- (AH) or Fairy-type Pokemon, those being Melmetal and Clefable, are commonly used. After using Agility, (AC) Dragonite outspeeds the entire unboosted metagame, leaving it free to pick up KOs without interruption. Dragonite is capable of setting up versus several relevant opponents foes thanks to its above average defensive stats and can utilise utilize Roost effectively to heal off any damage before attacking. Its main weakness is common physical tanks- (RH), (AC) most notably Melmetal and Rhydon, who that can take its Earthquakes if kept healthy and retaliate with Ice Punch or Rock Slide, (AC) respectively. If pressured into using Outrage prematurely, (AC) Dragonite can become fodder for the aforementioned Steel- (AH) and Fairy-type (AH) Pokemon. Finally, it struggles with a healthy Mew, (AC) which can easily burn Dragonite and therefore end its sweep.

[SET]
name: Agility Cleaner
move 1: Outrage
move 2: Earthquake
move 3: Roost
move 4: Agility
item: None
nature: Adamant
(i would rearrange the order of the moves here to better reflect their importance and order of mention in set comments)
[SET COMMENTS]
========

Agility is the focus of the set, allowing Dragonite to outspeed any foe it faces. Roost allows Dragonite to abuse its good defensive stats and notably improves its defensive typing for the turn, a factor which lets it heal off powerful attacks such as Mega Aerodactyl's Rock Slide. Outrage is Dragonite's most powerful attack and provides the main damage output in most scenarios. Earthquake provides good super-effective (RH) or neutral coverage versus all relevant Outrage responses. Adamant is the absolute best nature for this set, (AC) as it helps guarantee KOs versus weakened foes, (AC) and extra or bulk is generally unnecessary. Jolly might seem good at first glance, (AC) as it allows Dragonite to outrun foes such as Starter Eevee, Nidoqueen, (AC) and Adamant Mega Gyarados before a boost, but extra power is useful in more scenarios.

Usage Tips
========

Dragonite is best saved for the end of the battle when defensive Pokemon and notable threats to it are weakened or outright removed from play, but it can be used earlier on to pick up KOs with Earthquake if necessary. If an opportunity arises in the late-game (AH) for Dragonite to set up, you should generally take it. Dragonite can set up on a good number of Pokemon thanks to its natural bulk and Roost, so don't be afraid to bring it in on foes like Mega Gyarados, Zapdos, Mega Venusaur, Snorlax, (AC) and or others when the stage is set for it. Use Agility as soon as possible unless Dragonite naturally outspeeds the opponent's remaining Pokemon or you predict a switch into a healthy check. Make liberal use of Roost where sensible to keep Dragonite out of range of more threatening attacks from anything that can still take a hit, such as a Rock Slide from Rhydon. Don't to lock into Outrage until absolutely necessary or it is safe to do so. If Dragonite looks to be unable to clean, don't be afraid to use it as a tank. Its bulk, Roost, (AC) and solid damage output let it deal with many common Pokemon like Alolan Muk, Zapdos, (AC) and Mega Gengar if necessary.

Team Options
========

Mega Beedrill is a very effective partner for Dragonite thanks to sharing several common switch-ins (AH), capable of forcing important damage on them in preparation for Dragonite's sweep. In certain matchups, (AC) they can even assume reversed roles, with Dragonite utilising utilizing its high damage output earlier on to weaken the opponent foes for Beedrill. This works especially well versus teams that rely on Melmetal to check both, as it will be weakened for an easy endgame late-game sweep. This is most significant in matchups where Dragonite isn't given good setup opportunities. Mega Aerodactyl is a good partner for similar reasons to Mega Beedrill, having a better Speed tier, the option of providing Stealth Rock, (AC) and defensive value in exchange for weaker STAB and a lack of U-Turn. Poliwrath makes for a good defensive teammate thanks to its good matchup versus Ice-types (AH), Rock-types (AH), (AC) and Melmetal. Melmetal itself is also a great teammate, resisting all of Dragonite's weaknesses and appreciating Dragonite's resistances while also providing a response to fast Mega Evolutions like Mega Aerodactyl, Mega Alakazam, (AC) and Mega Beedrill, (AC) which can threaten Dragonite prior to setting up.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Dragonite can attempt to pull off a lure set that capitalises capitalizes on the effectiveness of its standard Agility set, wielding its vast movepool including that includes options like Fire Blast and Surf, but such a set leaves Dragonite susceptible to offensive counterplay from faster Pokemon. The Agility set can replace Roost with specific coverage to deal more damage to one of its prominent answers, but this lowers the number of safe setup opportunities Dragonite gets drastically.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Physical Tanks**: Pokemon that can take an attack from Dragonite if healthy and OHKO / or do high damage to it in return are some of the best Dragonite answers to it (avoiding repetitiveness). The most noteworthy examples are Melmetal and Rhydon.

**Mew**: If healthy, Mew can easily put an end to Dragonite's sweeping attempts with a Will-O-Wisp from a support set or an Ice Beam from a Nasty Plot set.

**Clefable**: Clefable easily deals with Dragonite if it is locked into Outrage, but it takes significant damage from Earthquake.

**Priority Users**: Alolan Sandslash and Cloyster can reliably revenge kill Dragonite with Ice Shard after some prior damage, (RC) and take a hit if necessary thanks to their respectable bulk. Other priority users such as Sucker Punch Alolan Dugtrio can attempt to revenge kill a weakened Dragonite, (RC) but must be wary of the Dragonite it (avoiding repetitiveness) using Roost.

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- Written by: [[ezaphs, 375272]]
- Quality checked by: [[Hayburner, 291554], [Yoshi, 322194], [Funbot28, 255984]]
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[OVERVIEW]

Dragonite is a very effective late-game cleaner due mostly to its high raw damage output and ability to boost its Speed. Its high base 134 Attack and STAB Outrage result in one of the strongest viable moves in the entire metagame, further supported by its great Dragon typing in a meta where only a couple of bulky Steel- or and Fairy-type Pokemon, those being Melmetal and Clefable, are commonly used. After using Agility, Dragonite outspeeds the entire unboosted metagame, leaving it free to pick up KOs without interruption. Dragonite is capable of setting up versus several relevant foes thanks to its above average defensive stats and can utilize Roost effectively to heal off any damage before attacking. Its main weakness is common physical tanks, most notably Melmetal and Rhydon, that can take its Earthquakes if kept healthy and retaliate with Ice Punch or Rock Slide, respectively. If pressured into using Outrage prematurely, Dragonite can become fodder for the aforementioned Steel- and Fairy-type Pokemon. Finally, it struggles with a healthy Mew, which can easily burn Dragonite and therefore end its sweep.

[SET]
name: Agility Cleaner
move 1: Outrage
move 2: Earthquake
move 3: Roost
move 4: Agility
item: None
nature: Adamant
(i would rearrange the order of the moves here to better reflect their importance and order of mention in set comments)
[SET COMMENTS]
========

Agility is the focus of the set, allowing Dragonite to outspeed any foe it faces. Roost allows Dragonite to abuse take advantage of its good defensive stats and notably improves its defensive typing for the turn, a factor which that lets it heal off powerful attacks such as Mega Aerodactyl's Rock Slide. Outrage is Dragonite's most powerful attack and provides the main damage output in most scenarios. Earthquake provides good super effective (spacing) or neutral coverage versus all relevant Outrage responses. Adamant is the absolute best nature for this set, as it helps guarantee KOs versus weakened foes, and extra bulk is generally unnecessary unnecessary. Jolly might seem good at first glance, as it allows Dragonite to outrun foes such as Starter Eevee-S, Nidoqueen, and Adamant Mega Gyarados before a boost, but extra power is useful in more scenarios.

Usage Tips
========

Dragonite is best saved for the end of the battle when defensive Pokemon and notable threats to it are weakened or outright removed from play, but it can be used earlier on to pick up KOs with Earthquake if necessary. If an opportunity arises late-game for Dragonite to set up, you should generally take it. Dragonite can set up on a good number of Pokemon thanks to its natural bulk and Roost, so don't be afraid to bring it in on foes like Mega Gyarados, Zapdos, Mega Venusaur, Snorlax, and others when the stage is set for it. Use Agility as soon as possible unless Dragonite naturally outspeeds the opponent's remaining Pokemon or you predict a switch into a healthy check. Make liberal use of Roost where sensible to keep Dragonite out of range of more threatening attacks from anything that can still take a hit, such as Rock Slide from Rhydon. Don't lock into Outrage until absolutely necessary or it is safe to do so. If Dragonite looks to be unable to clean, don't be afraid to use it as a tank. Its bulk, Roost, and solid damage output let it deal with many common Pokemon like Alolan Muk, Zapdos, and Mega Gengar if necessary.

Team Options
========

Mega Beedrill is a very effective partner for Dragonite thanks to sharing several common switch-ins, capable of forcing important damage on them in preparation for Dragonite's sweep. In certain matchups, they can even assume reversed roles, with Dragonite utilizing its high damage output earlier on to weaken foes for Mega Beedrill. This works especially well versus teams that rely on Melmetal to check both, as it will be weakened for an easy late-game sweep. This is most significant in matchups where Dragonite isn't given good setup opportunities. Mega Aerodactyl is a good partner for similar reasons to Mega Beedrill, having a better Speed tier, the option of providing Stealth Rock, and defensive value in exchange for weaker STAB and a lack of U-Turn. Poliwrath makes for a good defensive teammate thanks to its good matchup versus Ice-types, Rock-types, and Melmetal. Melmetal itself is also a great teammate, resisting all of Dragonite's weaknesses and appreciating Dragonite's resistances while also providing a response to fast Mega Evolutions like Mega Aerodactyl, Mega Alakazam, and Mega Beedrill, which can threaten Dragonite prior to setting up.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Dragonite can attempt to pull off a lure set that capitalizes on the effectiveness of its standard Agility set, wielding its vast movepool that includes options like Fire Blast and Surf, but such set leaves Dragonite susceptible to offensive counterplay from faster Pokemon. The Agility set can replace Roost with specific coverage to deal more damage to one of its prominent answers, but this lowers the number of safe setup opportunities Dragonite gets drastically.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Physical Tanks**: Pokemon that can take an attack from Dragonite if healthy and OHKO or do high damage to it in return are some of the best answers to it. The most noteworthy examples are Melmetal and Rhydon.

**Mew**: If healthy, Mew can easily put an end to Dragonite's sweeping attempts with Will-O-Wisp from a support set or Ice Beam from a Nasty Plot set.

**Clefable**: Clefable easily deals with Dragonite if it is locked into Outrage, but it takes significant damage from Earthquake.

**Priority Users**: Alolan Sandslash and Cloyster can reliably revenge kill Dragonite with Ice Shard after some prior damage and take a hit if necessary thanks to their respectable bulk. Other priority users such as Sucker Punch Alolan Dugtrio can attempt to revenge kill a weakened Dragonite but must be wary of it using Roost.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[ezaphs, 375272]]
- Quality checked by: [[Hayburner, 291554], [Yoshi, 322194], [Funbot28, 255984]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Estronic, 240732], [, ]]

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[OVERVIEW]

Dragonite is a very effective late-game cleaner due mostly to its high raw damage output and ability to boost its Speed. Its high base 134 Attack and STAB Outrage result in one of the strongest viable moves in the entire metagame, further supported by its great Dragon typing in a meta where only a couple of bulky Steel- and Fairy-type Pokemon, those being Melmetal and Clefable, are commonly used. After using Agility, Dragonite outspeeds the entire unboosted metagame, leaving it free to pick up KOs without interruption. Dragonite is capable of setting up versus several relevant foes thanks to its above average defensive stats and can utilize Roost effectively to heal off any damage before attacking. Its main weakness is common physical tanks, most notably Melmetal and Rhydon, that can take its Earthquakes if kept healthy and retaliate with Ice Punch or Rock Slide, respectively. If pressured into using Outrage prematurely, Dragonite can become fodder for the aforementioned Steel- and Fairy-type Pokemon. Finally, it struggles with a healthy Mew, which can easily burn Dragonite and therefore end its sweep.

[SET]
name: Agility Cleaner
move 1: Outrage
move 2: Earthquake
move 3: Roost
move 4: Agility
item: None
nature: Adamant

[SET COMMENTS]
========

Agility is the focus of the set, allowing allows Dragonite to outspeed any foe it faces, (comma) and Roost allows Dragonite to take advantage of its good defensive stats and notably improves its defensive typing for the turn, a factor that lets it heal off powerful attacks such as Mega Aerodactyl's Rock Slide. Outrage is Dragonite's most powerful attack and provides the main damage output in most scenarios. Earthquake provides good supereffective super effective or neutral coverage versus all relevant Outrage responses. Adamant is the absolute best nature for this set, as it helps guarantee KOs versus weakened foes, and extra bulk is generally unecessary unnecessary. Jolly might seem good at first glance, as it allows Dragonite to outrun foes such as Eevee-S, Nidoqueen, and Adamant Mega Gyarados before a boost, but extra power is useful in more scenarios.

Usage Tips
========

Dragonite is best saved for the end of the battle when defensive Pokemon and notable threats to it are weakened or outright removed from play, but it can be used earlier on to pick up KOs with Earthquake if necessary. If an opportunity arises late-game for Dragonite to set up, you should generally take it. Dragonite can set up on a good number of Pokemon thanks to its natural bulk and Roost, so don't be afraid to bring it in on foes like Mega Gyarados, Zapdos, Mega Venusaur, and Snorlax, and others when the stage is set for it. Use Agility as soon as possible unless Dragonite naturally outspeeds the opponent's remaining Pokemon or you predict a switch into to a healthy check. Make liberal use of Roost where sensible to keep Dragonite out of range of more threatening attacks from anything that can still take a hit, such as Rock Slide from Rhydon. Don't lock Dragonite into Outrage until absolutely necessary or it is safe to do so. If Dragonite looks to be unable to clean, don't be afraid to use it as a tank. Its bulk, Roost, and solid damage output let it deal with many common Pokemon like Alolan Muk, Zapdos, and Mega Gengar if necessary.

Team Options
========

Mega Beedrill is a very effective partner for Dragonite thanks to the two sharing several common switch-ins, capable of forcing enabling it to force important damage on them in preparation for Dragonite's sweep. In certain matchups, they can even assume reversed roles, with Dragonite utilizing its high damage output earlier on to weaken foes for Mega Beedrill. This works especially well versus teams that rely on Melmetal to check both, as it will be weakened for an easy late-game sweep. This is most significant in matchups where Dragonite isn't given good setup opportunities. Mega Aerodactyl is a good partner for similar reasons to Mega Beedrill, having a better Speed tier, the option of providing Stealth Rock, and defensive value in exchange for weaker STAB and a lack of U-turn. Poliwrath makes for a good defensive teammate thanks to its good matchup versus Ice-types, Rock-types, and Melmetal. Melmetal itself is also a great teammate, resisting all of Dragonite's weaknesses and appreciating Dragonite's resistances while also providing a response to fast Mega Evolutions like Mega Aerodactyl, Mega Alakazam, and Mega Beedrill, which can threaten Dragonite prior to setting before it sets (dangling modifier) up.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Dragonite can attempt to pull off a lure set that capitalizes on the effectiveness of its standard Agility set, wielding taking advantage of its vast movepool that includes options like Fire Blast and Surf, but such a set leaves Dragonite susceptible to offensive counterplay from faster Pokemon. The Agility set can replace Roost with specific coverage to deal more damage to one of its prominent answers, but this lowers the number of safe setup opportunities Dragonite gets drastically.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Physical Tanks**: Pokemon that can take an attack from Dragonite if healthy and OHKO or do high damage to it in return are some of the best answers to it. The most noteworthy examples are Melmetal and Rhydon.

**Mew**: If healthy, Mew can easily put an end to Dragonite's sweeping attempts with Will-O-Wisp from a support set or Ice Beam from a Nasty Plot set.

**Clefable**: Clefable easily deals with Dragonite if it is locked into Outrage, but it takes significant damage from Earthquake.

**Priority Users**: Alolan Sandslash and Cloyster can reliably revenge kill Dragonite with Ice Shard after some prior damage and take a hit if necessary thanks to their respectable bulk. Other priority users such as Sucker Punch Alolan Dugtrio can attempt to revenge kill a weakened Dragonite but must be wary of it using Roost.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[ezaphs, 375272]]
- Quality checked by: [[Hayburner, 291554], [Yoshi, 322194], [Funbot28, 255984]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Estronic, 240732], [, ]]
 

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