According to data collected over the previous months, Dragonite is the overall best Pokemon in Pokemon GO. However, there are 4 more Pokemon that are not to be underestimated.

Dragonite is the best Pokemon in Pokemon GO

Dragonite is a beast with the following stats:

  • MAX CP 3500
  • ATK 250
  • DEF 212
  • STM 182

Dragonite also has the highest base stats of any Pokemon currently available. He is resistant to Fire, Water, and double resistant to Grass. His type resistance covers most of the popular attackers.

Incredible power, monstrous base stats, and praying that the attacker doesn’t have a Lapras. The only Pokemon that can match Dragonite without preying on a type disadvantage is Lick + Hyper Beam/Body Slam Snorlax.

Dragonite can have the following moves:

  • Quick Attacks:
    • Dragon Breath (Dragon, 20 DPS)
    • Steel Wing (Steel, 14.29 DPS)
  • Charge Moves:
    • Dragon Claw (Dragon, 34.38 DPS)
    • Dragon Pulse (Dragon, 28.33 DPS)
    • Hyper Beam (Normal, 30.20 DPS)

Dragonite Ice Counters in Pokemon GO

The best counters for Dragonite are Ice Pokemon. There is no running away from it, if you want to slam Dragonites consistently, you need Ice. Here are the icey Dragonite counters:

  • Lapras with Ice Shard/Ice Beam or Ice Shard/Blizzard
    • Lapras will annihilate Dragonite due to Dragonite’s weakness to Ice and STAB bonus Lapras gains when using Ice moves
    • Lapras can beat Dragonites almost 1000 CP stronger than it’s CP
    • It’s a top tier defender, but also a beast against Dragonite as Steel Wing is not Super Effective against Lapras
  • Cloyster or Dewgong with Frost Breath/Blizzard
    • However, both suffer from low stats and low maximum CP when compared to Dragonite. You need perfect dodge and some luck to utilize them as easily as you would use a Lapras
    • A useful cannon fodder in before you deploy that Lapras
    • Use as strong as possible – they can’t match Dragonites with much higher CP