Dragonite (UNITE)

Dragonite (Japanese: カイリュー Kairyu) is a playable Pokémon in Pokémon UNITE. It became available as a playable character on December 20, 2021.

Dragonite
カイリュー Kairyu
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Role All-Rounder
Attack type Ranged
Damage type Attack
Difficulty Intermediate
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Evolves at Lv. 5

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Evolves at Lv. 8

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License availability:
Aeos coin 10,000 Aeos Coins / Aeos gem 575 Aeos Gems
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Dragonite is an All-Rounder who uniquely has ranged attacks, allowing it to play from further range compared to other All-Rounders. It may also choose to play at close range as well with its Outrage move, which switches its basic attacks to melee attacks.

Stats

Dragonite
Offense      
Endurance      
Mobility      
Scoring      
Support      

Abilities

Passive Abilities

 
As Dratini and Dragonair
Marvel Scale
ふしぎなうろこ Marvelous Scale
Description

Increases the Pokémon's Defense by 100 when the Pokémon is afflicted by a status condition.

 
As Dragonite
Multiscale
マルチスケイル Multiscale
Description

Reduces the damage the Pokémon receives for a short time. This Ability goes on cooldown for 15 seconds after it's triggered.

Basic Attacks

  Damage category: Physical (as a basic attack)
Damage category: Physical (as a boosted attack)
Description
As Dratini
Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, blasting water in front of the user. This boosted attack deals damage to opposing Pokémon it hits and reduces the cooldown of all the user's moves. The water attack also has the additional effect of restoring the user's HP when it hits.
As Dragonair
Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits and reducing the cooldown of all the user's moves. The boosted attack alternates between a water attack and an electric attack with every use. If the water attack hits, it triggers the same additional effect as Dratini's boosted basic attack. If the electric attack hits, it leaves the opposing Pokémon unable to act for a short time.
As Dragonite
Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits and reducing the cooldown of all the user's moves. The boosted attack alternates between a water, electric, and fire attack, in that order, with every use. If the water or electric attacks hit, they trigger the same additional effects as Dragonair's boosted basic attacks. If the fire attack hits, it deals additional damage to the opposing Pokémon.


Moveset

Move slot 1

  Twister
たつまき
Twister
Learned at Lv. 1 or 3
Cooldown: 7.5 seconds
Upgrades into Dragon Dance or Extreme Speed
  Ranged Description
Creates a twister and releases it in the designated direction, dealing damage to any opposing Pokémon it hits and decreasing their movement speed for a short time.
  Dragon Dance
りゅうのまい
Dragon Dance
Learned at Lv. 5
Cooldown: 5.5 seconds
Upgrades into Dragon Dance+ at Lv. 11
  Dash Description
Has the user move to the designated location while performing a mystical dance, increasing the user's damage dealt, movement speed, and basic attack speed for a short time. During this short time, when one of the user's basic attacks hits an opposing Pokémon, it reduces this move's cooldown. Each time this move is used, the user's damage dealt increases (up to three times).

Upgrade: Further increases the user's movement speed if there are opposing Pokémon nearby when the dance ends.

  Extreme Speed
しんそく
Swiftness
Learned at Lv. 5
Cooldown: 7 seconds
Upgrades into Extreme Speed+ at Lv. 11
  Hindrance Description
Has the user leap at the designated opposing Pokémon and throw it, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and shoving them. Also decreases the movement speed of opposing Pokémon it hits for a short time. using this move will reset Multiscale's cooldown.

Upgrade: If the user's movement speed is currently decreased when it uses this move, that movement speed decrease is negated before the move is used.

Move slot 2

  Dragon Breath
りゅうのいぶき
Dragon Breath
Learned at Lv. 1 or 3
Cooldown: 7.5 seconds
Upgrades into Hyper Beam or Outrage
  Area Description
Has the user exhale a mighty gust in the designated direction. if the move hits an opposing Pokémon, the user's next basic attack becomes a boosted attack.
  Hyper Beam
はかいこうせん
Destruction Beam
Learned at Lv. 8
Cooldown: 11.5 seconds
Upgrades into Hyper Beam+ at Lv. 13
  Ranged Description
Has the user aim at the designated opposing Pokémon, charge up power, and then unleash a beam of light that sweeps up the ground in a straight line. In addition to the beam's base damage, it also deals additional damage to opposing Pokémon it hits equal to a set percentage of their max HP. The user is left unable to act for a short time after using this move.

Upgrade: Reduces damage the user receives when using this move, including when charging up power.

  Outrage
げきりん
Imperial Rage
Learned at Lv. 8
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Upgrades into Outrage+ at Lv. 13
  Melee Description
Has the user start rampaging, stomping the ground and dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect. Also triggers the additional effect of the most recently used boosted basic attack once again. During the rampage, all of the user's basic attacks become special melee boosted attacks with increased attack speed. When the rampage ends, the user is left unable to act for a short time.

Upgrade: Reduces the duration of hindrance effects inflicted on the user when the user is rampaging.

Unite Move

  Draco Impact
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Learned at Lv. 9
  Dash Description
Has the user fly high into the air before crashing down with several comets on a designated area, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and throwing them. The farther the user flies, the more the Unite Move gauge is consumed (50% at minimum distance). While this Unite Move is being used, the user becomes immune to hindrances.

Event eligibility

As a Dragon-type Pokémon, Dragonite was eligible for the Full-Burst Battle! Dragon Dustup match type during the Dragon Carnival event that took place from May 15 to June 11, 2024.

Holowear

Name Holowear Release Date Unlock Method Audio/Visual FX
  Holiday Style   December 20, 2021   400* Appearance only
  Gardening Style   January 31, 2022 Premium Battle Pass - Season 5* Appearance only
  Marine Style   May 9, 2022   2,199 Scoring
Returning
KO
Movement
  Champion Style   June 9, 2022 Premium Battle Pass - Season 8* Unite Move
Scoring
Returning
KO
Movement
  Warm Style   January 12, 2023   1,050 Movement
  Marching Band Style   September 1, 2023 UNITE Club Membership reward Appearance only
  Warm Style (Blue)   May 16, 2024 Prize Machine / Special event missions Movement

Trivia


See also

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Dratini, Dragonair, and Dragonite.

Playable characters in Pokémon UNITE
Attacker Alolan NinetalesChandelureCinderaceCramorantDecidueyeDelphoxDragapultDuraludonEspeonGardevoirGlaceonGreninjaInteleonMewMewtwo (Y)MiraidonPikachuSylveonVenusaur
All‑Rounder AegislashAzumarillBlazikenBuzzwoleCeruledgeCharizardDragoniteFalinksGarchompGyaradosLucarioMachampMetagrossMewtwo (X)MimikyuScizorTsareenaTyranitarUrshifuZacian
Speedster AbsolDodrioGengarLeafeonMeowscaradaTalonflameZeraoraZoroark
Defender BlastoiseCrustleGoodraGreedentLaprasMamoswineSlowbroSnorlaxTrevenantUmbreon
Supporter BlisseyClefableComfeyEldegossHoopaMr. MimeSableyeWigglytuff


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