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Dragon's Den

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Dragon's Den りゅうのあな
Dragon's Den
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
HGSS Dragon's Den-Morning.png
Map description: {{{mapdesc}}}
Location: Underneath Blackthorn City
Region: Johto
Generations: II, IV
Johto Dragons Den Map.png
Location of Dragon's Den in Johto.
Pokémon world locations

The Dragon's Den (Japanese: りゅうのあな Dragon's Den) is a location in the Johto city of Blackthorn.

In the games

The Dragon's Den is inaccessible before defeating Clair in the Blackthorn Gym, as it is blocked off by a man in front of the cave, and then it must be traversed to finally obtain the Rising Badge.

In Pokémon Crystal, HeartGold and SoulSilver, several Trainers can be found in the cave. The Master of the Dragon Tamer Clan is located here, and he will quiz the player on their attitude towards and treatment of their Pokémon. If the player gives compassionate answers, the player will be rewarded with a Dratini that knows Extreme Speed.

Silver can be found here contemplating his training on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Clair will visit to reward the player with the Rising Badge she refused to award in the Blackthorn Gym, as well as TM24 (DragonBreath)GSC or TM59 (Dragon Pulse)HGSS. This requires fulfilling the task described above. In Pokémon Gold and Silver, where the Dragon Shrine (Japanese: りゅうのほこら Dragon Shrine) is closed and everything related to it is unavailable, Clair will instead give the Rising Badge to the player after they collect the Dragon Fang.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, after the player battles Silver at Mt. Moon, they can participate with a Tag Battle with him against Lance and Clair here. Also, in these games, if the player receives the Rising Badge from Clair and then leaves the Dragon's Den with Dig, Teleport, or an Escape Rope, then they must return to her Gym in order to collect the TM.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Revive Sprite.png Revive East of the house (hidden)  G  S  C 
Bag Revive Sprite.png Revive West of the Ace Trainer Kobe on a rock (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag Calcium Sprite.png Calcium East of entrance  C  HG  SS 
Bag Max Elixir Sprite.png Max Elixir North wall of water near Dragon Fang (hidden)  G  S  C 
Bag Max Elixir Sprite.png Max Elixir ×2
  • Near Twins Clea & Gil
  • At southeast corner of shrine (hidden)
 HG  SS 
Bag Max Potion Sprite.png Max Potion On rock north of shrine island (hidden)  G  S  C 
Bag Max Potion Sprite.png Max Potion On rock south-west of Ace Trainer Piper (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM24 (DragonBreath) Gift from Clair after obtaining the Rising Badge  G  S  C 
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM59 (Dragon Pulse) Gift from Clair near entrance after obtaining the Rising Badge  HG  SS 
Bag Dragon Fang Sprite.png Dragon Fang On the eastern coast (requires Whirlpool)  G  S  C  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
129 Magikarp
G S C
Surfing Surfing
10-19 90%
147 Dratini
G S C
Surfing Surfing
10-14 10%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 100%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 90%
147 Dratini
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 10%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 60%
147 Dratini
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 30%
148 Dragonair
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
Special Pokémon
147 Dratini
G S C
Gift Gift
15 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Generation IV

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
6-20 90%
147 Dratini
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
5-15 10%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 100%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 90%
147 Dratini
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 10%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 60%
147 Dratini
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 30%
148 Dragonair
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
Special Pokémon
147 Dratini
HG SS
Gift Gift
15 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Trainers

Generation II

Trainer Pokémon
Cooltrainer DarinC
Cooltrainer DarinC
リュウ Ryū
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1776
148 Dragonair Lv.37
No item
Cooltrainer CaraC
Cooltrainer CaraC
ユミコ Yumiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1680
116 Horsea Lv.33
No item
116 Horsea Lv.33
No item
117 Seadra Lv.35
No item
Twins Lea & PiaC
Twins Lea & PiaC
ハナとヒナ
Hana & Hina

Reward: PokémonDollar.png700
147 Dratini Lv.35
No item
147 Dratini Lv.35
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.

Generation IV

Trainer Pokémon
Ace Trainer Kobe
Ace Trainer Kobe
リュウ Ryū
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2220
148 Dragonair Lv.37
No item
Ace Trainer Piper
Ace Trainer Piper
ユミコ Yumiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2100
116 Horsea Lv.33
No item
116 Horsea Lv.33
No item
117 Seadra Lv.35
No item
Twins Clea & Gil
Twins Clea & Gil
ハナとヒナ
Hana & Hina

Reward: PokémonDollar.png1120
147 Dratini Lv.35
No item
147 Dratini Lv.35
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.

Silver will work as the player's partner during the Tag Battle against Clair and Lance.
Chikorita If the player chose Chikorita:



Cyndaquil If the player chose Cyndaquil:



Totodile If the player chose Totodile:






Master's quiz

In Pokémon Crystal, HeartGold and SoulSilver, it is possible to obtain a Dratini with ExtremeSpeed, a move it cannot normally learn.

Spr 2c 147.gif
Type:
Dragon Unknown
Held item:
None
Dratini Lv.15
ExtremeSpeed
Normal
Wrap
Normal
Thunder Wave
Electric
Twister
Dragon
Spr 4h 147.png
Type:
Dragon Unknown
Ability:
Shed Skin
Held item:
None
Dratini Lv.15
ExtremeSpeed
Normal Physical
Thunder Wave
Electric Status
Twister
Dragon Special
Dragon Rage
Dragon Special

It is a prize for correctly answering the questions given by the Master in the Dragon Shrine. If any wrong answers are given, the player will still receive a Dratini but it will have Leer instead of Extreme Speed.

Question Correct answer(s) Wrong answer(s)
What are Pokémon to you? PalC / AllyHGSS
Friend
UnderlingC / JuniorHGSS
What helps you to win battles? Strategy
RaisingC / TrainingHGSS
Cheating
What kind of Trainer do you wish to battle? AnybodyC / AnyoneHGSS Tough personC / StrongHGSS
Weak personC / WeakHGSS
What is most important for raising Pokémon? Love
Knowledge
Violence
Strong Pokémon. Weak Pokémon. Which is more important? Both ToughC / StrengthHGSS
WeakC / WeaknessHGSS

After completing the quiz, the player will then need to receive TM24 (DragonBreath)C or TM59 (Dragon Pulse)HGSS from Clair. After this, returning to the Master will result in him giving the Dratini to the player.

Layout

050Diglett.png This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: HGSS overhead map.

Of note is that Pokémon Crystal's redesign of the Dragon's Den added Headbutt trees to the back of the Dragon Shrine. Despite this, no Pokémon can be found hiding in them. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver's redesign, the Headbutt trees are absent, much like in its original design from Pokémon Gold and Silver.

Version Layout
Gold Dragons Den GS.png
Silver
Crystal Dragons Den C.png
 

Eyecatch

In the anime

The Dragon's Den in the anime

The Dragon's Den appeared in Fangs For Nothin', where it was reduced to a series of tunnels leading to the Dragon Holy Land. The Dragon Holy Land takes over for the Dragon's Den's other roles, including the location of the Dragon Shrine as well as of the Dragon Fang.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The Dragon's Den is featured in Debonaire Dragonair. Clair battles Suicune here but fails to defeat it. According to Clair, only the Pokémon that have been living on the site with her family are allowed there.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 龍穴 Dragon's Den
France Flag.png European French Antre du Dragon
Germany Flag.png German Drachenhöhle
Italy Flag.png Italian Tana del Drago
South Korea Flag.png Korean 용의굴 Dragon's Den
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Toca do Dragão
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Guarida Dragón



Johto
Zephyr Badge.png Hive Badge.png Plain Badge.png Fog Badge.png Storm Badge.png Mineral Badge.png Glacier Badge.png Rising Badge.png
Settlements
New Bark TownCherrygrove CityViolet CityAzalea TownGoldenrod CityEcruteak City
Olivine CityCianwood CityMahogany TownBlackthorn CitySafari Zone GateFrontier Access
Routes
2930313233343536373839404142434445464748
Landmarks
Dark CaveSprout TowerRuins of AlphUnion CaveSlowpoke WellIlex ForestRadio TowerGlobal Terminal
Goldenrod TunnelNational ParkPokéathlon DomeBell TowerBurned TowerMooMoo FarmGlitter Lighthouse
Battle Tower (CrystalHGSS)/FrontierCliff Edge GateCliff CaveEmbedded TowerSafari ZoneWhirl Islands
Mt. MortarLake of RageTeam Rocket HQIce PathDragon's DenS.S. AquaMt. Silver
Access to
Sinjoh RuinsKanto

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