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Pokemon Dragon-type weaknesses: How to counter Dragonite, Rayquaza, Salamence, others

Dragon-type Pokemon have always represented wrath. Facing them can be intimidating for trainer but here’s a list of their weaknesses.

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Rayquaza, Dragonite, and Dialga in Pokemon Go

There are eighteen types of Pokemon with the strongest ones usually belonging to the Dragon-type. The likes of Dragonite, Rayquaza, and Salamence might seem invincible, but here’s a guide to exploiting all their weaknesses and the best counters against them.

Defeating Dragon-type Pokemon has always been a major concern of trainers. The anime portrayed them as indomitable powerful beasts, and the games continued the trend by giving them a ton of resistance and the best moves.

However, you can still take on Dragon-type Pokemon and beat them easily with this guide on their weaknesses.

Some children hanging out with Dragon type Pokemon

Dragon-type Pokemon weaknesses in Pokemon lore and games

Ice

In all Pokemon games, Dragon-types have been weak against Ice-type Pokemon. This is because purely Dragon-type Pokemon are scarce, and they often have additional attributes such as Flying and Ground. Ice is strong against all these types, making it the Kryptonite of almost every Dragon in the Pokemon franchise.

Accordingly, Pokemon like Mamoswine, Weavile, Articuno, and Lapras have been great for tackling Dragons.

Fairy

With generation six, Fairy Pokemon were introduced as another weakness of Dragon-type. While Fairy attacks aren’t as effective as Ice, the resistance provided to Fairy Pokemon against Dragon moves is a game-changer.

The fairy always defeats the dragon in tales, and it appears to be the case in Pokemon as well. This is the only explanation why a Togekiss, a Gardevoir, and a Sylveon can overpower a Dragonite in battle.

Also, the developers must have realized that dragons are overpowered. Ice is strong against them, but a majority of dragons can learn Fire-type moves that are strong against Ice. Hence, to avoid the collapse of competitive teambuilding and Dragon-type Pokemon dominating the leagues forever, it was important to introduce Fairy-type.

Kyurem, Mamoswine, and Gardevoir Pokemon

Dragon

Last but not least, Dragon-type are weak against Dragon. Logically, only a dragon is powerful enough to take down another. When two Dragon-type Pokemon take on each other, their sub-type often becomes more important as their secondary (non-Dragon type) attacks can determine the outcome.

Dragon-type Pokemon weaknesses in Pokemon Go and best counters

Pokemon Go isn’t too different from the Pokemon lore or other games, meaning that you still need Ice, Fairy, or Dragon-type Pokemon to defeat another Dragon-type.

Pokemon Go’s combat has a ‘super effective’ mechanic with which a Pokemon can deal 160% damage against a vulnerable opponent. Interestingly, Ice moves offer a double ‘super effective’ effect which lets them deal 256% damage to a majority of dragons.

Next up, Fairy and Dragon-type moves deal 160% damage to Dragon-type opponents.

Weavile Pokemon jumping and smiling

Based on the aforementioned stats, here are some of the best Pokemon to use against Dragon-type in Pokemon Go in general:

  • Galarian Darmanitan (Ice) with Ice Fang and Avalance/Ice Punch.
  • Mamoswine (Ice) with Powder Snow and Avalanche.
  • Weavile (Ice) with Ice Shard and Avalanche.
  • Gardevoir (Fairy) with Charm and Dazzling Gleam.
  • Sylveon (Fairy) with Charm and Dazzling Gleam.
  • Togekiss (Fairy) with Charm and Dazzling Gleam.
  • Dialga (Dragon-Steel) with Metal Claw and Draco Meteor.
  • Kyurem (Dragon-Ice) with Dragon Breath and Draco Meteor.
  • Garchomp (Dragon-Ground) with Dragon Tail and Outrage.

Alongside Fairy, Steel is another type that is resistant to Dragon-type damage which is why Dialga has made this list.

These Pokemon should come in handy when you face Team Go Rocket leaders like Arlo and Giovanni in Pokemon Go.


Getting top-tier Fairy and Ice Pokemon can be challenging for new players in Pokemon Go. However, they can rely on an Eevee to get Sylveon and Glaceon. If you already have an Eevee, make sure to check out our guide on the best Eevee evolutions in Pokemon Go.

Image Credits: Niantic / The Pokemon Company

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How to get Dragon Ball Kamehameha and Nimbus Cloud in Fortnite

Fortnite’s latest Dragon Ball collaboration brings Goku’s iconic Kamehameha and Nimbus Cloud to the battle royale.

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With the Kamehameha and Nimbus Cloud making their way to Fortnite, you too can feel like a powerful Super Saiyan from the Dragon Ball universe, so here’s how to get your hands on them.

The Fortnite franchise continues to deliver high-quality crossovers that unite fans across the world, and their latest foray into anime has produced a Dragon Ball Super collaboration. Not only have four new skins made their way to the game, including the Super Saiyan pair of Goku and Vegeta, but players also have a ton of new challenges to discover.

Of course, new skins are not nearly enough to truly shake up the battle royale, but players can also discover new Mythics that have made their way to Fortnite. Goku’s iconic Kamehameha attack as well as his Nimbus Cloud are available as Fortnite items.

Here’s a guide on how to get a Kamehameha and a Nimbus Cloud in Fortnite.

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How to get a Kamehameha & Nimbus Cloud in Fortnite

The easiest way to get a Kamehameha or Nimbus Cloud item in Fortnite is to find them in a Capsule Corp Capsule that has dropped from the sky. Thanks to the Fortnite x Dragon Ball crossover, these capsules will fall from the sky and you can track them with your map.

To access the content inside, you’ll have to wait for them to hit the ground, but there should be a Kamehameha or Nimbus Cloud inside. As the Storm closes, more and more Capsule Corp Capsules will appear, so be sure to check for them periodically.

If you’re looking for a more direct way of receiving one of these items, you can also purchase a Kamehameha or Nimbus Cloud from Bulma at Kame House. Luckily, this isn’t the only place to purchase these items as they’re also available from a Dragon Ball Vending Machine, for a cost of 250 Gold Bars.

Those who are confident in their Fortnite combat skills can also get their hands on a Nimbus Cloud or Kamehameha by defeating an opponent who has one in their possession. The Nimbus Cloud will be a great tool to travel around the Island.

How to use a Kamehameha in Fortnite

After securing a coveted Kamehameha, you can use the powerful attack by equipping it and charging it up with the fire button. Hold down the fire button to charge it up, then aim at your target to unleash Goku’s signature attack in the Dragon Ball franchise.

It’s important to note that there’s a 15-second cooldown period between each energy blast which prevents players from spamming the devastating attack. A Kamehameha will deliver 100 damage to enemies upon impact and will continue to deal a smaller amount for three seconds after impact.


That just about sums up how to find a Kamehameha or Nimbus Cloud, for more Fortnite content, check out all of the locations where you can find Versus Boards in the battle royale.

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How to complete Fortnite x Dragon Ball Quests: All challenges & rewards

Fortnite’s Dragon Ball crossover has finally arrived, so here’s how to complete all of the Quests and earn free cosmetics.

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Fortnite’s Dragon Ball crossover is here, bringing new skins, items, and map changes to the Battle Royale. There are free cosmetics to unlock through the Power Unleashed Quests page, so here are all of the challenges and the rewards on offer.

Anime crossovers are almost always a huge hit with gamers, and Fortnite players loved the Naruto collab. So hype levels for Fortnite’s Dragon Ball crossover were especially high. After weeks of leaks, rumors, and teases, it finally arrived with the 21.40 update.

Alongside the new skins, Versus Boards, and powerful items, players can unlock free cosmetics such as Emotes and Back Blings by completing the Dragon Ball Quests.

Here’s every Fortnite Dragon Ball Quest, as well as all of the free rewards on offer and their requirements.

All Fortnite x Dragon Ball Quests

Fortnite Dragon Ball Power unleashed challenges

Dragon Ball Warmup Quests

  • Complete Warmup Quests (3) – 3 Dragon Balls
  • Open Capsule Corp capsules (2) – 4M Power
  • Visit a familiar training location (1) – 3M Power
  • Purchase an item from a Dragon Ball Vending Machine (1) – 2M Power
  • Destroy Objects with a Kamehameha (100) – 5M Power
  • Travel Distance riding a Nimbus Cloud (1500) – 5M Power
  • Watch Dragon Ball Super in Dragon Ball Super Episode Festival (1) – 2M Power

Dragon Ball Sparring Practice Quests

  • Complete Sparring Practice Quests (3) – 3 Dragon Balls
  • Join a Versus Battle in different matches (2) – 2M Power
  • Damage an enemy player before taking damage in different matches (3) – 3M Power
  • Damage enemy players with the Kamehameha (300) – 4M Power
  • Win a Versus Battle (1) – 5M Power

Dragon Ball Strength Training Quests

  • Unlocks on August 17 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM BST

Dragon Ball Agility Training Quests

  • Unlocks on August 18 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM BST

Dragon Ball Endurance Training Quests

  • Unlocks on August 19 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM BST

Dragon Ball Focus Training Quests

  • Unlocks on August 20 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM BST

Dragon Ball Recovery Quests

  • Unlocks on August 21 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM BST

Fortnite x Dragon Ball Power Unleashed rewards

Fortnite x Dragon Ball Shenron Glider reward

The more power you acquire while completing the Fortnite x Dragon Ball Quests, the more rewards you’ll unlock from its mini Battle Pass. But make sure you complete the Quests before August 30, as this is when the event ends.

Here’s every Fortnite Dragon Ball cosmetic reward and its requirement.

Fortnite x Dragon Ball rewardFortnite x Dragon Ball requirement
Smiling Goku Emote10M Power
Level Up Token20M Power
Fusion Spray30M Power
Dragon Radar Back Bling40M Power
Level Up Token50M Power
Bulma’s Wink Emoticon60M Power
Level Up Token70M Power
Boosting Ki Emote80M Power
Level Up Token90M Power
Super Saiyan Blue Goku Spray100M Power
Level Up Token110M Power
Charging Up Emote120M Power
Shenron Glider7 Dragon Balls

For more Fortnite, be sure to check out why leakers are convinced an Eminem skin is on the way, as well as how to complete all of the weekly Quests.

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Where to find Versus Boards in Fortnite: All locations & how to use them

The Dragon Ball crossover has brought Versus Boards to Fortnite, and here are their locations along with how to use them.

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The Fortnite x Dragon Ball Z crossover has brought Versus Boards to the battle royale title, and here’s everything you need to know about them, including their locations and how to use them.

Fortnite players have seen their fair share of crossovers throughout the game’s history, and now a Dragon Ball collaboration has arrived in the v21.40 update, bringing brand-new content to explore.

Aside from the addition of popular Dragon Ball characters like Vegeta and Bulma, the crossover has also brought Versus Boards to the Island. We’ll go over everything you need to know about them.

Where to find Versus Boards in Fortnite

After the arrival of the v21.40 update, Versus Boards have temporarily replaced Bounty Boards in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3. So, if you’re looking for one then you can find them at the same locations on the map.

These are easy to spot as they resemble Bounty Boards but with pictures of Goku and Vegeta on them. Thanks to Fortnite.GG, we’ve got all of the Versus Board locations marked on the map below.

Versus Board locations in Fortnite

How to use Versus Boards in Fortnite

Interacting with a Versus Board will pit you against a rival player, and you’ll both have each other’s locations on the maps revealed. Once this is done, you’ll have five minutes to defeat your enemy.

Here’s how to use Versus boards in Fortnite:

  1. Head towards one of the Versus Boards locations
  2. Interact with the Versus Board
  3. Make your way toward your rival’s location on the map
  4. Defeat them under five minutes

Successfully defeating your opponent in this battle will award you Gold Bars, so we recommend collecting some high-tier weapons and gear in order to prepare for the fight beforehand.


For more Fortnite content, check out these leaks claiming an Eminem skin is coming as well as our guide on completing all of the weekly challenges.

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