Do you ever browse Bulbapedia via a mobile device? Would you like to help us out? Check out this month's improvement drive, Mobile March!
Please remember to follow the manual of style and code of conduct at all times.
Check BNN and Bulbanews for up-to-date Pokémon news and discuss it on the forums or in our IRC channel #bulbagarden on

Dark Dragonite (Team Rocket 5)

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Jump to: navigation, search
Dark Dragonite LV.33
わるいカイリュー Bad Kairyu
Team Plasma
Illus. Mitsuhiro Arita
Evolution stage
148 Stage 2 Pokémon
Evolves from Dark Dragonair
Card name Dark Dragonite
Type Colorless
Hit Points 70
retreat cost
English expansion Team Rocket
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 5/82
Japanese expansion Rocket Gang
Japanese rarity Rare Holo
Expansion Team Rocket
Rarity Rare
English card no. 22/82
Card GB 2 set Team Rocket's Ambition
Card GB 2 ID H39
Expansion Legendary Collection
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 5/110
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Dragonite.

Dark Dragonite (Japanese: わるいカイリュー Bad Kairyu) is a Colorless-type Stage 2 Pokémon card. It is part of the Team Rocket expansion.

Card text

Pokémon Power:
Summon Minions
When you play Dark Dragonite from your hand, search your deck for up to 2 Basic Pokémon and put them onto your Bench. Shuffle your deck afterward.
Giant Tail
Flip a coin. If tails, this attack does nothing.

Pokédex data

Dragonite - Dragon Pokémon
No. Height Weight
149 7'3" (2.2 m) 463 lbs. (210 kg)
Pokédex entry
Sometimes called "The God of Destruction." Its wings are able to support it in spite of its massive weight.

Release information

This card was first released as both a holofoil and non holofoil card as part of the Team Rocket expansion, originating as a holofoil card from the Rocket Gang expansion in Japan. It was later reprinted in the English Legendary Collection as a holofoil card.


  • About 5000 of the holofoil Team Rocket print were printed as non holofoil. These error cards, as well as the normal holofoil print, have the Energy Cost for the Giant Tail attack vertically misaligned.
  • Although this Pokémon is level 33, Dragonair does not evolve into Dragonite until level 55.


Project TCG logo.png This article is part of Project TCG, a Bulbapedia project that aims to report on every aspect of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.