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How to be an Effective Dragon Master (Pokemon, contains Spoilers)

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Avatar Dedode
09 May 2019 10:01
Imagine if ice type Stealth Rocks existed haha
Avatar Draconid_Jo
09 May 2019 14:40
In reply to Dedode
Cool idea, actually. It WOULD make things harder for us Dragon Masters, but I wouldn't mind. Dragons are so powerful (and just plain cool), there isn't really much they could do to make me stop using them. I must admit, though, I DID have to make some adjustments when they added Fairy-types (and Misty Terrain, for that matter).
Avatar Finrod
06 May 2019 14:28
It’s a good idea for your Pokémon to be either really tanky or really speedy as well, there’s no point in giving a dragon type a ice move to counter fairy types if you can’t survive a hit from them!!!
Avatar Luisjo96
06 May 2019 21:36
In reply to Finrod
Ice isn't effective against fairies fam tf
Avatar Finrod
07 May 2019 11:42
In reply to Luisjo96
Dang, Florges and all the other fairy types always look like a grass type for some reason, I get confused.
Avatar Finrod
07 May 2019 11:42
In reply to Luisjo96
POISON WHATEVER
Avatar Luisjo96
07 May 2019 16:10
In reply to Finrod
Fair enough, all those should have been half grass,makes no sense xD

Still LOSER
Avatar Draconid_Jo
06 May 2019 21:23
In reply to Finrod
That's true. Basically, the most effective way I've found of addressing this is by aggressive use of damage reducers (Multiscale, Delta Stream, Yache Berry, etc.). If a Dragonite (with Multiscale) holding a Yache, under the Delta Stream weather condition, is hit by an Ice-type move (which normally would do 4× damage), it gets halved by Multiscale, halved again by Delta Stream, and halved yet again by the Berry, making do ½ damage, like a "not very effective" move, rather than 4× damage, like normal. One alternative that I left out, however, is items like Focus Sash and Focus Band. These are better for those "Speedy" Dragons.
Avatar Finrod
07 May 2019 11:44
In reply to Draconid_Jo
Lol, I mean usually I just carry a steel type, that is resistant against most types, like magnezone or aggron, but it is still weak to the inevitable earthquake, it’s really just about timing your switches.
Avatar Draconid_Jo
07 May 2019 13:51
In reply to Finrod
True, that's a very good strategy. I'm just trying to inform people of how to do a Team of ONLY Dragons. Its pretty hard compared to a more diverse Team, where you can switch whenever you're at a disadvantage. However, if you have ways of making up for these disadvantages (and really powerful Pokémon), it works pretty well. (For me, anyway.)
Avatar Draconid_Jo
07 May 2019 14:16
In reply to Draconid_Jo
Oh, yeah! Forgot to mention this, but Aggron is one of those non-Dragon-type Dragons I was talikng about in the blog. Iris even has one (as Champion). So if you're doing that, its perfect!
Avatar Finrod
07 May 2019 14:21
In reply to Draconid_Jo
Oh yeah, I mean you can still switch out on some dragon Pokémon, like Flygon if you want to be immune to ground type attacks.
Avatar Draconid_Jo
11 May 2019 10:47
In reply to Finrod
Yeah, I'm not a big fan of switching every single time a dangerous opponent appears. I'm not saying that you don't have to sometimes, but if it can be avoided, it should be. I try to prepare my Pokémon for opponents that are dangerous, by using the techniques above. If I switch out every time a Fairy-type shows up, I'll just end up wiping the Attack and Speed I built up using Dragon Dance. To me, it just makes more sense to take them out with Dragon Ascent, Thrash, Earthquake, etc.
Avatar Divine Crusader
06 May 2019 01:34
Monotype-Dragon is a boring to put together.
Avatar Luisjo96
06 May 2019 12:53
In reply to Divine Crusader
You're boring to put together.
Avatar Draconid_Jo
06 May 2019 14:32
In reply to Luisjo96
*Agrees with Luisjo*
I think if you really like one particular type of Pokémon (in my case, Dragon), It's not very hard to come up with a really cool, interesting Team of just that type (Every Gym Leader and Elite Four does). The only hard part is compensating for their common weaknesses, which is the main reason why I made this.
Avatar CMRocks
05 May 2019 20:17
yes, you put spaces!
Avatar Luisjo96
05 May 2019 15:39
Tfw didn't even mention natures eventhough they're one of the most important things to consider.
Avatar Draconid_Jo
05 May 2019 15:59
In reply to Luisjo96
Sorry! I just kinda thought people already knew about that.
But, yes the Nature of you Pokémon is very important, as are the IVs (at least in pre-Gen 7 they are).
Avatar Luisjo96
05 May 2019 17:19
In reply to Draconid_Jo
Yeah, not many people here are into that side of this game, and the few that still are basically left which sucks but well xD

Garchomp is my boy :u
Avatar Finrod
07 May 2019 12:32
In reply to Luisjo96
Maybe people just don’t own 3DS’s really, most of us ARE DSI scrubs so..
Avatar Draconid_Jo
07 May 2019 19:17
In reply to Finrod
Yeah, I'm noticing that. Ironically, I never got a DSi. My dad just went from GBA, to DS Lite, and then to 2DS.
Avatar Draconid_Jo
05 May 2019 19:50
In reply to Luisjo96
Heck yeah! I mean a Shark Dragon is like, the coolest idea GAME FREAK has ever had! I like to go with Jolly on mine (For Speed), max out Attack and Speed, and teach it Outrage, Earthquake (which works well in Double/Triple Battles if Teamed with Flying-type or Levitating Dragons), Swords Dance, and either Fire Fang, Aqua Tail, or Crunch. As cool as Mega Garchomp is, I usually don't Mega Evolve mine (Regular Garchomp's slightly faster). For the ones I do Mega Evolve, I usually go with Hasty instead, max out Sp. Attack and Speed, and replace the fourth move with Draco Meteor.
Avatar Luisjo96
05 May 2019 20:21
In reply to Draconid_Jo
Good stuff mannnnnn
And i just can't agree more about its design, it's one of the best things they've come up with, almost nothing can compare to it and its poweerrr xD
Also i see we're using almost the same sett, i run it with jolly nature as well plus sword dance, it's so freaking good and cruel with earthquake and outrage plus it can take some hits nicely too :u
I'm not really a big fan of its mega thoughhhhhh, sacrificing speed for power is lameeeee.
Avatar Draconid_Jo
06 May 2019 00:50
In reply to Luisjo96
Yeah, as far as Megas go, I prefer Salamence. It's not only one of the few Mega Evolutions where Speed increases, but also one of the few where you can make use of its regular Ability before it Mega Evolves (another reason I don't Mega Evolve Garchomp is to keep its Rough Skin Hidden Ability). I actually like to pair those two together in Double Battles.
Avatar Luisjo96
06 May 2019 01:42
In reply to Draconid_Jo
NOW WE ARE TALKING.
Avatar Draconid_Jo
05 May 2019 16:16
In reply to Draconid_Jo
There wasn't enough room left to put this in the blog apparently, but you should focus on more aggressive Natures, that raise Attack, Sp. Attack, and Speed. Natures such as Adamant, Modest, Jolly, Timid, Hasty, etc., depending on the Dragon.
Avatar Rlad116
05 May 2019 19:28
In reply to Draconid_Jo
Dsi has a text limit
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