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Dragon Rush (move)

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Dragon Rush
ドラゴンダイブ Dragon Dive
Dragon Rush V.png
Type  Dragon
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  100
Accuracy  75%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Dragon Rush (Japanese: ドラゴンダイブ Dragon Dive) is a damage-dealing Dragon-type move introduced in Generation IV.


Dragon Rush inflicts damage and has a 20% chance of causing the target to flinch.


Games Description
DPPtHGSS The user tackles the foe while exhibiting overwhelming menace. It may also make the target flinch.
BWConquest The user tackles the target while exhibiting overwhelming menace. It may also make the target flinch.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
147 Dratini Dratini Dragon Dragon 35 41 ''''
148 Dragonair Dragonair Dragon Dragon 39 47 ''''
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying 39 47 ''''
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying   15 15 '
443 Gible Gible Dragon Ground 37 37 ''''
444 Gabite Gabite Dragon Ground 49 49 ''''
445 Garchomp Garchomp Dragon Ground 55 55 ''''
633 Deino Deino Dark Dragon   42 ''''
634 Zweilous Zweilous Dark Dragon   42 ''''
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon Dark Dragon   42 ''''
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire DratiniDragonairDragoniteGibleGabiteGarchomp DratiniDragonairDragoniteGibleGabiteGarchompDeinoZweilousHydreigon
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Ground Rock GibleGabiteGarchomp GibleGabiteGarchomp
147 Dratini Dratini Dragon Dragon no DratiniDragonairDragoniteGibleGabiteGarchompDeinoZweilousHydreigon
304 Aron Aron Steel Rock GibleGabiteGarchomp GibleGabiteGarchomp
333 Swablu Swablu Normal Flying DratiniDragonairDragoniteGibleGabiteGarchomp DratiniDragonairDragoniteGibleGabiteGarchompDeinoZweilousHydreigon
371 Bagon Bagon Dragon Dragon DratiniDragonairDragoniteGibleGabiteGarchomp DratiniDragonairDragoniteGibleGabiteGarchompDeinoZweilousHydreigon
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

Iris Dragonite Dragon Rush.png Cynthia Garchomp Dragon Rush.png Provo Dragonite Dragon Rush.png None.png
Iris's Dragonite Garchomp Provo's Dragonite
The user's head glows blue and its body is enveloped in a blue light. It then charges at the foe at great speed.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
445 Garchomp Garchomp flies at the opponent and the two appendages on its head glow light blue. Then, its body becomes enveloped in a light blue aura with the same color streaks and it slams into the opponent.
Cynthia's Garchomp Top-Down Training! Debut
149 Dragonite Dragonite's body becomes surrounded in a light blue orb with white streaks or its horn glows blue and releases a dragon-shaped energy that covers its body. It then slams into the opponent with full force.
Provo's Dragonite Pursuing a Lofty Goal! None
Iris's Dragonite BW091 None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Dragon Rush IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast


  • Lugia is the only non-Dragon-type to learn Dragon Rush by level-up.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 龍神俯衝 Lóng​shén​ Fǔ​chōng*
神龍俯衝 ​Shénlóng​ Fǔ​chōng​*
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Draken Storm
France Flag.png French Dracocharge
Germany Flag.png German Drachenstoß
Greece Flag.png Greek Ορμή Δράκου
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Dragon Dive
Italy Flag.png Italian Dragofuria
South Korea Flag.png Korean 드래곤다이브 Dragon Dive
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Investida do Dragão
Romania Flag.png Romanian Saltul Dragonului
Spain Flag.png Spanish Carga Dragón

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