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Dragonite (Pokémon)

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Dragonair #148: Dragonair
Pokémon
#150: Mewtwo Mewtwo
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Dragonite (disambiguation).
Dragonite
カイリュー Kairyu
#149
149Dragonite.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Dragon Flying
Category
Dragon Pokémon
Abilities
Inner Focus Multiscale
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#149
Johto
#248
Hoenn
#304
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-038
Height
7'03"
Imperial
2.2 m
Metric
Weight
463.0 lbs.
Imperial
210.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F149.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Water 1 and
Dragon groups
41 cycles
(10455 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
3
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 218 Battle Exp.: 2181*

Dragonite (Japanese: カイリュー Kairyu) is a dual-type Dragon/Flying pseudo-legendary Pokémon.

It evolves from Dragonair starting at level 55. It is the final form of Dratini.

Biology

Physiology

Despite being bulky, Dragonite are incredibly agile and fast. Unlike its pre-evolutions, they are orange and possess arms and legs, all of which are equipped with three claws. It retains the horn on its forehead that it possessed as a Dragonair, however it is now colored orange like most of Dragonite's body. They resemble bipedal European dragons, and each one has a pair of little green-colored wings that can increase in size while flying. They have a taller stature than most humans. Dragonite also possess S-shaped yellow antennae and a cream-colored, striated underbelly.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Dragonite are very strong Pokémon. When they become particularly angry, they may go on a rampage, and will be unable to control their aggression for some time. They are also able to use many elemental attacks such as Thunder, Ice Beam, Flamethrower, Water Pulse, and the elemental punches. The speed of their flight is so immense they are able to circle the globe in sixteen hours, traveling roughly 1,556 mph, or about three times the speed of an average airplane. Their antennae are able to produce vicious Thunder attacks.

Behavior

Dragonite have a kindhearted disposition and are said to have human-like intelligence. They have been said to save people from drowning and lead ships that have been trapped in storms to safety. If angered, however, they are capable of going on uncontrollable rampages with devastating results.

Habitat

Dragonite are very rare in the wild, if found at all. People have claimed that there is an island somewhere that only Dragonite inhabit.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Dragonite anime.png
Dragonite in the anime
The giant Dragonite shown on Mystery at the Lighthouse

Major appearances

In the anime, Dragonite seemed to be an unknown Pokémon before Mystery at the Lighthouse, Bill is seen looking at the Pokémon and calling it unknown. That Dragonite was a giant Pokémon.

A Dragonite belonging to Drake was used to battle Ash in Hello Pummello and Enter the Dragonite.

Lance used his Dragonite to defeat the Red Gyarados in Rage of Innocence. Lance's Dragonite appeared again during The Scuffle of Legends.

A Dragonite that belonged to the original Gym Leader of the Blackthorn Gym appeared in Fangs For Nothing. This Dragonite went on a rampage when Team Rocket tried to steal a sacred bowl of fire in the following episode. It calmed down later on in that episode.

Minor appearances

The first time that Dragonite actually made an appearance was during Mewtwo Strikes Back. It delivered an invitation to Ash and friends to come to New Island.

Professor Oak is revealed to own a very powerful Dragonite in The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon.

Provo's Dragonite appeared in Pursuing a Lofty Goal! as one of the participants of the PokéRinger competition.

Palmer's Dragonite appeared in Challenging a Towering Figure!.

The skeleton of a Dragonite appeared as an exhibit in the Nacrene City Museum in BW014.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP111 Dragonite Ash's Pokédex Dragonite, the Dragon Pokémon. This extremely rare and highly intelligent type is able to fly faster than any known Pokémon.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In Pokémon Adventures, a wild Dragonite first appears in Volume 2, where Red searches for an HM03, containing the move Surf, knowing that his rival Blue had obtained it already. After a tough fight during which it showed great resilience taking Pika's electric attacks to no effect, and withstanding a Double-Edge from Lax, it was eventually beaten when Misty arrived with her Gyarados, Gyara. Gyara then was traded for Red's Krabby, as Dragonite destroyed the HM and it was the only Pokémon which knew the move.

Two years later, Lance, leader of the Elite Four, is shown to have an even stronger Dragonite, one whose hide is so thick that it was able to stay in a vat of molten lava for an extended period of time, and none of Yellow's weak attacks had any effect. It was very devoted to Lance's cause of exterminating the human race in order to provide good habitats for Pokémon.

Presumably, this same Dragonite rampaged at the Pokéathlon stadium in the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter, only to be eventually defeated by Gold's Togepi.

In the TCG

Main article: Dragonite (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Ranger: After the sixth mission, it is possible to use the Dragonite Bus. The Dragonite must be captured once but afterwards it will fly the player to any of the Ranger bases.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red An extremely rarely seen marine Pokémon. Its intelligence is said to match that of humans.
Blue
Yellow It is said that this Pokémon lives somewhere in the sea and that it flies. However, it is only a rumor.
Stadium Has intelligence on par with people. This "sea guardian" is said to be capable of flying around the globe in about 16 hours.
Generation II
Gold It is said that this Pokémon constantly flies over the immense seas and rescues drowning people.
Silver This marine Pokémon has an impressive build that lets it freely fly over raging seas without trouble.
Crystal It is said that somewhere in the ocean lies an island where these gather. Only they live there.
Stadium 2 It is said that this Pokémon constantly flies over the immense seas and rescues drowning people.
Generation III
Ruby Dragonite is capable of circling the globe in just sixteen hours. It is a kindhearted Pokémon that leads lost and foundering ships in a storm to the safety of land.
Sapphire
Emerald It can circle the globe in just 16 hours. It is a kindhearted Pokémon that leads lost and foundering ships in a storm to the safety of land.
FireRed It can fly in spite of its big and bulky physique. It circles the globe in just 16 hours.
LeafGreen Very few people ever see this Pokémon. Its intelligence is said to match that of humans.
Generation IV
Diamond It is said to make its home somewhere in the sea. It guides crews of shipwrecks to shore.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It is said that this Pokémon constantly flies over the immense seas and rescues drowning people.
SoulSilver This marine Pokémon has an impressive build that lets it freely fly over raging seas without trouble.
Generation V
Black ひろい うみの どこかに すみかが あると いわれている。なんぱした ふねを りくまで みちびいてくれる。
White
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Evolve Dragonair
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Evolve Dragonair
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Evolve Dragonair
Crystal
None Evolve Dragonair
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Evolve Dragonair
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Gateon Port (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Dragonair
Platinum
None Evolve Dragonair
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Evolve Dragonair
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Very Rare Dragonspiral Tower (Fishing Spots)
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Valley
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Dragonair
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Jet
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve Dragonair
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Evolve Dragonair
Pokémon Ranger Ring Town
Pokémon Rumble Windy Prairie‎
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Flower Zone

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Yache Berry Yache Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 91
151 - 198 292 - 386
Attack: 134
125 - 204 245 - 403
Defense: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Sp.Atk: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Def: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Speed: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total: 600   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 100.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Power
5/5 ★★★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
17/22 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100100% 15
00Start ThunderPunch Electric Physical 07575 100100% 15
00Start Roost Flying Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Wrap Normal Physical 01515 09090% 20
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100100% 20
00Start Twister Dragon Special 04040 100100% 20
055 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100100% 20
1111 Twister Dragon Special 04040 100100% 20
1515 Dragon Rage Dragon Special 0000 100100% 10
2121 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
2525 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
3333 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
3939 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 09090% 10
4747 Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100100 07575% 10
5353 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —% 25
5555 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
6161 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 —% 20
6767 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100100% 10
7575 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
8181 Hurricane Flying Special 120120 07070% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Dragonite obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragonite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragonite
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM58 Sky Drop Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Smooth Over Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM06 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragonite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragonite
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
GolduckSeelDewgongKabutoKabutopsEmpoleon
BuizelFloatzelPurotogaAbagouraAlomomola
Aqua Jet Water Physical 40 100% 20
AltariaBagonShelgonSalamenceMonozuJiheddo
Sazandora
DragonBreath Dragon Special 60 100% 20
HorseaSeadraKingdraGyaradosDratiniDragonair
DragoniteSwabluAltariaAxewFraxureHaxorus
Dragon Dance Dragon Status —% 10
HorseaSeadraKingdraAltariaAxewFraxure
HaxorusMonozuJiheddoSazandora
Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 90 100% 10
DratiniDragonairDragoniteGibleGabiteGarchomp
MonozuJiheddoSazandora
Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100 75% 10
DratiniDragonairDragonite ExtremeSpeed* Normal Physical 80 100% 5
EkansArbokWooperQuagsireSurskitMasquerain
Seviper
Haze Ice Status —% 30
SeelDewgongSeviperFeebasMiloticGible
GabiteGarchompAxewFraxureHaxorusCrimgan
Iron Tail* Steel Physical 100 75% 15
PsyduckGolduckMarillAzumarillFeebasMilotic Light Screen* Psychic Status —% 30
LaprasWooperQuagsireLotadLombreLudicolo
WingullPelipperSwabluAltariaPiplupPrinplup
Empoleon
Mist Ice Status —% 30
MantineWingullPelipperTympoleGamagaruGamageroge Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
SquirtleWartortleBlastoisePsyduckGolduckTentacool
TentacruelSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingLaprasRemoraid
OctilleryMantineWingullPelipperMiloticHuntail
GorebyssShellosShellosGastrodonGastrodonKoaruhie
SwannaAlomomola
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Dragonite in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Dragonite in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragonite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragonite
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Draco Meteor Dragon Special 140 90% 5
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Dragonite can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Dragonite cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragonite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragonite
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragonite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragonite
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Special moves

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Shadow moves Level 55+ Purified moves
Shadow Down Shadow Box XD 149.png Heal Bell Normal
Shadow Rush Shadow Hyper Beam Normal
Shadow Shed Shadow Dragon Dance Dragon
Shadow Storm Shadow Earthquake Ground

By events

Generation IV
Other generations:
V
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   S. Contest   Appeal 
Saikyou and Toys "R" Us EventsLv.50 Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 15 Cool 2 ♥♥
  • A superscript level indicates that Dragonite can learn this move normally in Generation IV at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragonite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragonite
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin149.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani149.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP149.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Mystic Lake
Phrases
51%-100% HP I fly, but I'm still considered a guardian of the sea.
26%-50% HP My HP's getting down to half.
1%-25% HP I can't keep up... There's no strength left...
Level up Yes! I've leveled up! Let me work even harder for you!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Yes! I've leveled up! Let me work even harder for you!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP149.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Flying  Poké Assist: Flying PA.png
( Flying )
Field move: None
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
Dragonite transports Rangers from town to town if they are deemed to be worthy.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW149.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Dragonite guards the Flower Zone. He's a warmhearted yet mighty Pokémon. And he's truly an expert at Salamence's Air Ace.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Dratini
Unevolved
Dratini
 Dragon 
Rare Candy
Level 30


Dragonair
First evolution
Dragonair
 Dragon 
Rare Candy
Level 55


Dragonite
Second evolution
Dragonite
 Dragon  Flying 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 149.png Spr 1y 149.png Spr 1g 149.png Spr b g1 149.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 149.png Spr 2s 149.png Spr 2c 149.gif Spr b 2g 149.png
Spr 2g 149 s.png Spr 2s 149 s.png Spr 2c 149 s.gif Spr b 2g 149 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 149.png Spr 3e 149.png Spr 3f 149.png Spr b 3r 149.png
Spr 3r 149 s.png Spr 3e 149 s.png Spr 3f 149 s.png Spr b 3r 149 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 149.png Spr 4d 149.png Spr 4h 149.png Spr b 4d 149.png
Spr 4d 149 s.png Spr 4d 149 s.png Spr 4h 149 s.png Spr b 4d 149 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 149.png Spr 5b 149.png Spr b 5b 149.png
Spr 5b 149 s.png Spr 5b 149 s.png Spr b 5b 149 s.png
Dragonite For other sprites and images, please see Dragonite images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Lance's Dragonite knows Barrier in the Generation I games, although Dragonite cannot legitimately learn this move.
  • Dragonite is able to learn almost every HM move in the series. As of Generation V, the only HM move it cannot learn is Rock Climb.
  • Dragonite is "smaller" than its pre-evolution, Dragonair. The same thing happens to Gengar, Bellossom, and Porygon2.
    • However, when one considers that Dragonite's size measurement refers to its standing height while Dragonair's seems to refer to its length, the two are probably about the same size from nose to tail tip. Dragonite has simply bulked up and sprouted limbs through evolution.
  • Dragonite has the highest Attack of all Generation I Pokémon at 134.
  • Dragonite has a white ridge down its back in both its Generation I back sprite and Pokémon Red and Green. This ridge was removed in later generations.
    • Dragonite also gained a horn after the Generation I games.
  • Despite not having a horn in its Generation I sprites, it can still learn Horn Drill through TM07 (Horn Drill)
    • This may be due to the fact that its pre-evolutionary form Dragonair has a horn in its Generation I sprite.
  • In Generation I, Dragonite cannot learn the moves Fly or Wing Attack despite having strong, sizable wings and being able to learn them in later Generations.
  • Dragonite and its evolution family are the only Dragon-type Pokémon in Generation I.
  • Dragonite is one of only two non-legendary non-Template:Type2 Pokémon able to learn Dive. The other is Tsunbear.
  • Dragonite is the only Template:Type2 Pokémon in the brown color group.
  • In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, Dragonite states that it is the guardian of the sea, the title that Lugia is referred to as.
  • Despite its Pokédex entries stating that it can circle the globe in just 16 hours, Speed is its lowest stat.
  • Dragonite is the only Pokémon to learn both Hurricane and Thunder - two similar moves.

Origin

Dragonite resembles Japanese Sea-dragons, or European dragons, or fairy dragons; its description as the "guardian of the sea" may also suggest it has elements similar to the Chinese dragon. Similar-looking Japanese dragons exists in art done by Utagawa Kuniyoshi[1].

Name origin

Dragonite's name appears to be a combination of dragon and knight, "ignite" since it learns several Fire-type moves, or night. It could also refer to draconite, a mythical stone of dragons. Its Japanese name is a combination of 海 kai, ocean, or 破壊 hakai, destruction, and 竜 ryū, dragon.

In other languages

  • German: Dragoran
  • French: Dracolosse - From Draco (Dragonair's name in French and the Latin word for dragon), and colosse (colossal).
  • Korean: 망나뇽 Mangnanyong
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 快龍 Kuài Lóng - "Fast Dragon".

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