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Clair's Dragonair

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Clair's Dragonair
イブキのハクリュー Ibuki's Hakuryu
Poké Ball
Clair Dragonair.png
Clair's Dragonair
Debuts in Beauty is Skin Deep
Caught at Johto
Evolves in Beauty is Skin Deep
Gender Unknown
Ability Shed Skin*
Current location With Clair
Dratini Dragonair
This Pokémon spent less than 1 episode as Dratini.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Dratini Megumi Hayashibara
As Dragonair Megumi Hayashibara

Clair's Dragonair (Japanese: イブキのハクリュー Ibuki's Hakuryu) is Clair's main battling Pokémon in the anime.

In the anime

History

As a Dratini

Dragonair first appeared as a Dratini in the episode Beauty is Skin Deep. It was shedding its skin and Clair was protecting it at that time. When Team Rocket tried to steal Dratini, Clair protected it which led it to evolve into Dragonair.

It later appeared in Fangs for Nothin' where it 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. It also helped to calm the rampaging Dragonite along with Charizard and Pikachu.

Clair used it in the Gym battle against Ash in Better Eight Than Never. With its speed and power, it defeated Ash's Pikachu easily. With a wide range of moves like Dragon Rage, it 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 it helped Ash find his missing Gym Badges which were stolen by Team Rocket.

Clair and her Dragonair

Dragonair made a brief cameo during Lyra's introduction of Johto in An Egg Scramble!. It reappeared in a flashback in The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion! and A Pokémon of a Different Color!.

Personality and characteristics

Dragonair, 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.

Moves used

Clair Dragonair Safeguard.png
Using Safeguard
Clair Dragonair Iron Tail.png
Using Iron Tail
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
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 instead. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, Clair only has two Dragonair, the third being replaced by a Gyarados.

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 Rematch/
Multi Battle with Lance
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

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 told Dragonair to use DragonBreath but the move wasn't shown.


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 DragonBreath Adventures.png
Using DragonBreath
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 Wrap PM.png
Using Wrap
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.

Related articles

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

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