How to Beat Dragonite in Pokémon Go

Lits of Dragonite Counterpicks in Pokémon Go
Last updated & Improved: 09.09.2016.
Quick Move:
Frost Breath
Special Move:
Blizzard
Quick Move:
Ice Shard
Special Move:
Blizzard
Quick Move:
Frost Breath
Special Move:
Blizzard
Quick Move:
Ice Shard
Special Move:
Blizzard
Quick Move:
Frost Breath
Special Move:
Blizzard
Quick Move:
Ice Shard
Special Move:
Blizzard
Quick Move:
Frost Breath
Special Move:
Ice Beam
Quick Move:
Dragon Breath
Special Move:
Dragon Claw
Quick Move:
Ice Shard
Special Move:
Ice Beam
Quick Move:
Rock Throw
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Poison Jab
Special Move:
Blizzard
Quick Move:
Rock Smash
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Acid
Special Move:
Blizzard
Quick Move:
Wing Attack
Special Move:
Hurricane
Quick Move:
Dragon Breath
Special Move:
Blizzard



Dragonite is one of the elite Pokémon and one of most commonly used Gym defenders in Pokémon Go.

Dragonite is Dragon/Flying Type Pokémon and because of it Dragonite has double weakness against Ice Attack Pokémon.
At the same time, Dragonite has Steel Wing as potential Quick Attack, Steel Wing that is super effective against Ice Type Pokémon - HOWEVER, I will just say one word - LAPRAS. Lapras is Water/Ice Type Pokémon which makes it partially weak against Dragonite with Steel Wing - but Lapras has more HP and has 2 attacks that are both double super effective against Dragonite.

Dragonite counters list starts with several Pokémon with double Ice Type Attacks, followed by some other decent Pokémon to be used against Dragonite...
Once again, I am reminding You of magic word - LAPRAS :)

Here's Video of 2043 CP Lapras destroying 2700 CP Dragonite:

How Did We Select Pokémon Counterpicks?


There are 18 damage-type groups in Pokémon Go (like Water, Grass, Ice, Fire, Rock, etc...)
Every Pokémon has 1 or 2 Types.
Every Pokémon has 2 Attacks - Quick Move and Special Move.
Based on Pokémon Type and Attack Types it has - every Pokémon in Pokémon Go has it's strengths and weaknesses.

We developed ranking algorithms that create Pokémon counterpick lists based on:
1. Type(s) of Attacking Pokémon
2. Attack Types of Attacking Pokémon
3. Attacking Pokémon DPS (Damage per Second)
4. Type(s) of Defending Pokémon
5. Potential Attack Types of Defending Pokémon
6. Defending Pokémon DPS
* We have excluded legendary Pokémon (Mewtwo, Mew, Moltres, Articuno and Zapdos) from results because they are not available to all Pokémon Go players.

We spent over 2 month developing this tool (July and August 2016.)
The first algorithm we developed back in August was ok for the first version of tool but it wasn't what we really wanted...
Because of that algorithms were re-developed from scratch around September 1st 2016. and we are updating/improving counterpick lists on daily basis since then.