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Dragonite (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Dragonite
カイリュー Kairyu
#149
130
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Dragon Flying
Category
Dragon Pokémon
Ability
Inner Focus
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#149
Johto
#243
Hoenn
#304
Regional Browser numbers
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
Genderless
Breeding
Water 1 and
Dragon groups
1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
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 evolutionary form of Dratini.

Biology

Physiology

Despite being bulky, Dragonite are incredibly agile and fast. Unlike it's pre-evolutions, it is orange and possesses arms and legs. They resemble a European dragon, and have a pair of little wings that can increase in size while in flight. It has a taller stature than most humans.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Dragonite are very strong. They can cause a great deal of damage to most Pokémon. Dragonite's signature move (prior to Gen III) is Outrage, a powerful Dragon-type move. Although it is rather difficult compared to other Pokémon to level a Dragonite up, they gain much more power than most other Pokémon after they evolve.

Behavior

Dragonite has a kindhearted disposition. They have been said to save people from drowning and lead ships that have been trapped in storms to safety. Dragonite are said to have a human-matching intelligence. They are extremely fast, so fast that they are able to circle around the globe in sixteen hours.

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

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.

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

A Dragonite belonging to Drake was used to battle Ash Ketchum 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.

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

In the manga

In Pokémon Special, Lance, leader of the Elite Four, has a Dragonite.

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 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.
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 It is said to make its home somewhere in the sea. It guides crews of shipwrecks to shore.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
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 Trade
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Valley
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Jet
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Red and Blue)
Evolve from Dragonair
Pokémon Ranger Ring Town
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Evolve from Dragonair

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.


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

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By leveling up

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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

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Side game data

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Evolution

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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.png Spr b 2g 149.png
Spr 2g 149 s.png Spr 2s 149 s.png Spr 2c 149 s.png 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

  • Dragonite has the second highest base stat average of all non-legendary Pokémon, the first being Slaking. However, it is tied with the four other pseudo-legendary evolutions. Dragonite is also tied with many other legendaries for base stat average, including Mew, Celebi, Deoxys, Latios and Latias.
  • Its stats are fairly similar to Salamence's, with Salamence having lower defensive stats but higher Speed.
  • In Generation I games, Dragonite didn't have a horn. One was added during Generation II. However there does appear to be horn on Dragonite's Green sprite.
  • Of all the evolved Pokémon that evolve by level alone, Dragonite evolves to its final form later than any other Pokémon, at level 55. It shares this trait with Tyranitar.
  • A Dragonite in Red, Blue, and Green has an illegal move, Barrier. This Dragonite belonged to Lance. Lance would later have another Pokémon with an illegal move: A Generation II Aerodactyl that knows Rock Slide (Aerodactyl could not learn Rock Slide legally until Generation III).
  • In Red and Blue, Dragonite's unevolved form Dratini has the lines on its stomach that it shares with Dragonite, the middle evolution, Dragonair, doesn't.

Origin

Appearance-wise, it is similar to European dragons. In regards to its friendly nature and high intelligence, it is closer to a lóng, a traditional Chinese dragon who brings good luck.

Name origin

Dragonite's name appears to be a combination of dragon and knight, "ignite," 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

Related articles

External links

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