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Bulky Dragonite EV problem - def or spdef?

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2 years ago#1
I feel that psychical attacks are way more common now, but all older smogon articles says special defence is better. My Dragonite already has 252 on hp and can't decide which one to raise next.
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2 years ago#2
do u no smogon r teh devil??
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2 years ago#3
It's depending on your team, since both roles would be great. I personally use him as a special wall with roost. Tanks Ice Beams extremely well from all Pokemon with Multi Scale, and if it's broken, it STILL tanks Ice Beams extremely well from most Pokemon other than Greninja.
2 years ago#4
I was planning on splitting it halfway between def and spdef and giving dragonite assault vest. I haven't completely tested how well it works, but my in-game dragonite did manage to stand up to a couple ice beam greninjas without an assault vest and it's ev's were all over the place after I maxed atk.
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2 years ago#5
Jyang927 posted...
I was planning on splitting it halfway between def and spdef and giving dragonite assault vest. I haven't completely tested how well it works, but my in-game dragonite did manage to stand up to a couple ice beam greninjas without an assault vest and it's ev's were all over the place after I maxed atk.


Multiscale is what makes Dragonite stand as a good wall, without it, it won't tank many hits at all. So with Assault Vest you lose Roost which is vital for a Wall Dragonite. 2 Ice beams is all it takes for Greninja to Kill a Dragonite.
2 years ago#6
Life Orb Greninja actually OHKOs Dragonite through Multiscale if Dragonite has no EVs invested in bulk so watch out for that.
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