This week's Super Effective Files focuses on Dragon Type Pokemon. The spotlight will be on Goodra, but first I want to go over some info on Dragon types in general.
Even though they recently got a new weakness, their weakness in general are from types that aren't that common, and they have resistances to more common types.
Dragons have always been a fearsome type for both attack and defense. It is is only strong against other Dragon Types, dealing 2x damage.
However, it is also only deals half damage to Steel type and only Fairy types are immune. They are weak to Dragon, Ice, and Fairy, taking 2x damage from all 3.
They have resistance to Fire, Water, Grass, and Electric and only take half the normal damage from them.
This makes Dragon types and their attacks a great choice in most situations. Steel and Fairy types are not as common as others, so a Dragon attack will do at least normal damage to most opponents. Even though they have 3 weaknesses, 1 is against their own type and the others are also not as common. Their resistances are from common types you see, so it is rarely a bad choice to choose a Dragon.
There are 2 attacks you will see a lot on Dragon types, Dragon Claw and Dragon Pulse. Dragon Claw is a strong physical attack and Dragon Pulse is a strong special attack, so it depends on the strengths of the Pokemon using it.
There are multiple Pokemon that can use Dragon type moves even if they aren't Dragon, so it is a good choice to add variety to your moveset. Today, I'm going to put the spotlight on Goodra. This is a great Dragon that works well as a Special Wall, like last week's Dragalge.
Goodra is a pure Dragon type, so I won't go over the weaknesses and strengths again. It has a very high Special Defense and a decently high Special Attack.
Goomy evolves into Sliggoo at level 40 and Sliggoo evolves into Goodra at level 50 while it is raining. It has 2 normal abilities, Sap Sipper and Hydration, and 1 hidden ability, Gooey.
Goodra's biggest strength lies in Special Defense, especially since it is a Dragon and has few weaknesses. It is best to send this Pokemon against those that use Special Attacks since they won't do much damage. Rain plays a big part in this moveset, so Rain Dance is a must.
You could have it hold a few different items depending on who's on your team. Damp Rock is always a good choice because it makes Rain Dance last for 8 turns instead of 5.
Calm is a great nature for taking advantage of Special Defense, otherwise Modest also works since it raises Special Attack.
I maxed Special Defense in EV/Super training, then split the rest between HP and Special Attack.
As for the moveset, I go with Rain Dance, Rest, Thunder, and Draco Meteor/Dragon Pulse/Dragon Breath.
That wraps up this week's Pokemon Super Effective Files! Let me know if you have any suggestions.