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Clair's Dragonite

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Clair's Dragonite
イブキのカイリュー Ibuki's Kairyu
Poké Ball
Clair Dragonite.png
Clair's Dragonite
Debuts in Beauty is Skin Deep
Caught at Johto
Evolves in Beauty is Skin Deep
Prior to A Pokémon of a Different Color!
Gender Female
Ability Shed Skin*; Inner Focus*
Current location With Clair
Dratini Dragonair Dragonite
This Pokémon spent less than 1 episode as Dratini and between 358 and 542 episodes as Dragonair.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Dratini Megumi Hayashibara
As Dragonair Megumi Hayashibara
As Dragonite Kensuke Satō

Clair's Dragonite (Japanese: イブキのカイリュー Ibuki's Kairyu) is Clair's main battling Pokémon in the anime.

In the anime

History

As a Dratini

Original series

Dragonite first appeared as a Dratini in the episode Beauty is Skin Deep.

As a Dragonair

She was shedding her skin and Clair was protecting her at that time. When Team Rocket tried to steal Dratini, Clair protected her which led her to evolve into Dragonair.

Clair's Dragonite with Iris's Dragonite

She later appeared in Fangs for Nothin' where she tried to stop Team Rocket from stealing the Dragon Fang. When the Dragon Holy Land was in flames, Dragonair helped to put out the fire. She also helped to calm the rampaging Dragonite along with Charizard and Pikachu.

Clair and her Dragonite

Clair used her in the Gym battle against Ash in Better Eight Than Never. With her speed and power, she defeated Ash's Pikachu easily. With a wide range of moves like Dragon Rage, she proved to be a tough challenge for Charizard as well. But finally, it was able to defeat Dragonair with Seismic Toss earning Ash the Rising Badge.

Dragonair also appeared along with Clair in Why? Why Not! where she helped Ash find his missing Gym Badges which were stolen by Team Rocket.

Diamond & Pearl series

She made a brief cameo during Lyra's introduction of Johto in An Egg Scramble!.

Best Wishes series

Dragonair appeared in a flashback in The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!.

She appeared alongside Clair in A Pokémon of a Different Color!, where she was shown to have evolved into a Dragonite, creating a clash of personalities with Iris's Dragonite through the episode. She had somehow separated from Clair, leading Iris's Dragonite and Ash's Charizard to search for her. She attacked Iris's Dragonite when he inadvertently trampled on flowers she was treasuring. When Charizard arrived with Iris, Cilan, Ash and Clair, it attempted to end the squabble, but to no avail, and their respective trainers calmed them down. Cilan then suggested that the two shared some romantic tension, though Iris and Clair considered it to be a bit of a stretch. Eventually, the two bickering Dragonite channeled their anger at each other into tearing a steel door from a cave entrance. Dragonite was then returned to her Poké Ball, as was her fellow Dragonite, when sound waves that caused her and the other Pokémon pain started emanating from where the steel door once was.

Dragonite appeared again in SS028.

Personality and characteristics

Dragonite, as a Dratini, was a friendly Pokémon during her debut appearance. Dratini was not yet experienced with Pokémon battles as Clair would often protect her. However, when Team Rocket attacked Clair and went after Dratini, she evolved into Dragonair to save both of them and caused Clair to want to use her in battles. Dragonair managed to hold her own in battles as she managed to do well handling her evolved form, Ash's Pikachu and Charizard. Since evolving into Dragonite, she had a protective side as shown when Iris's Dragonite accidentally stepped on her flower.

Moves used

Clair Dragonair Twister.png
Using Twister as a Dragonair
Clair Dragonair Thunder Wave.png
Using Thunder Wave as a Dragonair
Move First Used In
Twister Beauty is Skin Deep
Flash × Fangs for Nothin'
Rain Dance Great Bowls of Fire!
Safeguard Great Bowls of Fire!
Thunder Wave Great Bowls of Fire!
Hyper Beam Great Bowls of Fire!
Dragon Rage Better Eight Than Never
Iron Tail Better Eight Than Never
An × shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

In the Generation II games, Clair has three Dragonair, but they are not her highest-leveled Pokémon, that status belonging to her Kingdra. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, Clair only has two Dragonair, the third being replaced by a Gyarados. One of them has evolved into Dragonite by the rematch, becoming her highest-leveled Pokémon. Clair also uses Dragonite in Pokémon World Tournament in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2.

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Spr 2c 148.gif
Type:
Dragon Unknown
Held item:
None
Dragonair Lv.37
Thunder Wave
Electric
Surf
Water
Slam
Normal
DragonBreath
Dragon
Spr 2c 148.gif
Type:
Dragon Unknown
Held item:
None
Dragonair Lv.37
Thunder Wave
Electric
Thunderbolt
Electric
Slam
Normal
DragonBreath
Dragon
Spr 2c 148.gif
Type:
Dragon Unknown
Held item:
None
Dragonair Lv.37
Thunder Wave
Electric
Slam
Normal
Ice Beam
Ice
DragonBreath
Dragon
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
Gym battle Fighting Dojo rematch
Spr 4h 148.png
Type:
Dragon Unknown
Ability:
Shed Skin
Held item:
None
Dragonair Lv.38
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
Thunder Wave
Electric Status
Slam
Normal Physical
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Spr 4h 148.png
Type:
Dragon Unknown
Ability:
Shed Skin
Held item:
None
Dragonair Lv.38
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
Thunder Wave
Electric Status
Slam
Normal Physical
Aqua Tail
Water Physical
Spr 4h 148.png
Type:
Dragon Unknown
Ability:
Shed Skin
Held item:
None
Dragonair Lv.52
Thunder Wave
Electric Status
Flamethrower
Fire Special
Dragon Rush
Dragon Physical
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Spr 4h 149.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Ability:
Inner Focus
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Dragonite Lv.60
Safeguard
Normal Status
DragonBreath
Dragon Special
Thunder
Electric Special
Hyper Beam
Normal Special
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
Pokémon World Tournament
Multi Battle with Lance Johto Leaders Tournament Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament
Spr 4h 148.png
Type:
Dragon Unknown
Ability:
Shed Skin
Held item:
None
Dragonair Lv.52
Thunder Wave
Electric Status
Flamethrower
Fire Special
Dragon Rush
Dragon Physical
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Spr 4h 149.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Ability:
Inner Focus
Held item:
None
Dragonite Lv.60
Protect
Normal Status
Thunder
Electric Special
DragonBreath
Dragon Special
Hyper Beam
Normal Special
Spr 5b 149.png
Types:
  Dragon     Flying  
Ability:
Inner Focus
Held item:
Bag Liechi Berry Sprite.png Liechi Berry
Dragonite/ Lv.50
Hone Claws
Dark Status
Hurricane
Flying Special
Dragon Rush
Dragon Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Spr 5b 149.png
Types:
  Dragon     Flying  
Ability:
Inner Focus
Held item:
Bag Yache Berry Sprite.png Yache Berry
Dragonite/ Lv.50
Draco Meteor
Dragon Special
Earthquake
Ground Physical
ExtremeSpeed
Normal Physical
Outrage
Dragon Physical
Pokémon Stadium 2
Round 1
148.png
Type:
Dragon Unknown
Held item:
Dragon Fang
Dragonair Lv.50
Outrage
Dragon
Surf
Water
Blizzard
Ice
Thunder
Electric

In the manga

Dragonair in Ash and Pikachu

In the Ash and Pikachu manga

Dragonair appeared in The Dragonite's Imperial Wrath of the Ash and Pikachu manga.

Moves used

  • Clair called out Dragonair to use DragonBreath but didn't use it due to Dragonite attacking.


In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Dragonair in Pokémon Adventures
As a Dratini

Clair's Dragonair appeared in the Gold, Silver, & Crystal chapter of Pokémon Adventures manga. She has raised it from a Dratini since her childhood. It debuted in the round Debonaire Dragonair, where it was first seen defeating Clair's disciple's Kingdra in a battle. Later, Clair used Dragonair to battle against Suicune, but was defeated when it tricked them into attacking its ice reflection and launched a powerful BubbleBeam.

Clair also used her Dragonair to fight off the brainwashed Team Rocket Grunts aboard the Magnet Train. On the same train, she then used it to battle Blaine and to make him disclose the whereabouts of Lance. However, Dragonair was quickly defeated by Blaine's Entei, and after acknowledging this loss, she sends in the report that Blaine had defeated her.

Much later, Clair and her Dragonair reappear before Silver, thinking that he had something to do with Lance's disappearance.

Moves used

Clair Dragonair Safeguard Adventures.png
Using Safeguard
Move First Used In
Safeguard Debonaire Dragonair
DragonBreath Debonaire Dragonair
Thunder Wave The Last Battle II
Outrage The Last Battle II
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Dragonair in Pokémon Pocket Monsters
Clair and her Dragonair

Clair's Dragonair debuts in The Ultimate Battle...?! of Pokémon Pocket Monsters. She sent it out to battle Red. As Red had Clefairy battle Dragonair, Clefairy became intimidated by the Dragon Pokémon but was willing to take it on. As Clefairy went for the first move, Dragonair took it in as if it was nothing. Clefairy then got angry after Clair laughed at him as she found it funny. When Clefairy tried attacking again, Dragonair squeezed Clefairy tightly. Pikachu battled Dragonair to save his cousin but he easily became immobile after getting hit by Dragonair's DragonBreath. With no other choice, Tyrogue had to battle Dragonair even though he and Clefairy got into a fight earlier but Red scolded him to battle Dragonair. After dodging many DragonBreaths, Tyrogue managed to free Clefairy by Mach Punching Dragonair. With Clefairy able to battle again, he worked with Tyrogue to take on Dragonair. Using Double Team, both Clefairy and Tyrogue defeat the Dragon Pokémon.

Moves used

Clair Dragonair DragonBreath PM.png
Using DragonBreath
Move First Used In
Wrap The Ultimate Battle...?!
DragonBreath The Ultimate Battle...?!
Hyper Beam The Ultimate Battle...?!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the TCG

Clair's Dragonite has been depicted in in the TCG. The following is a list of cards involving her Dragonite.

Clair's Dragonite
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in the current Standard format.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Clair's Dragonite Colorless       Pokémon VS Common 049/141
 

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Dratini, Dragonair, and Dragonite.

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