Druddigon battled against Iris' Dragonite in Opelucid City Gym as Drayden's final Pokémon. Druddigon overpowered Dragonite's Thunder Punch with Dragon Claw, and blocked Flamethrower with Flash Cannon. When Dragonite attempted to use another Thunder Punch, he perplexed Dragonite with Double Team. Dragonite's Ice Beam was a direct hit, but Druddigon surprisingly took virtually no damage. When Dragonite launched a Dragon Rush, Druddigon caught him by the throat and ended the match with a super-effective Dragon Tail.