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Dragon Breath (move)

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Dragon Breath
りゅうのいぶき Dragon Breath
Dragon Breath.png
Dragon Breath 2.png
Type  Dragon
Category  Special
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  60
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those that have made appeals.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Dragon Breath (Japanese: りゅうのいぶき Dragon Breath), formatted as DragonBreath prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a damage-dealing Dragon-type move introduced in Generation II. It was TM24 in Generation II.

Effect

Dragon Breath inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of paralyzing the target.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A Dragon-type attack. Has a one-in-three chance of paralyzing the target.
GSC A strong breath attack.
RSE Strikes the foe with an incredible blast of breath.
FRLG The foe is hit with an incredible blast of breath that may also paralyze.
PMDRB Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also cause paralysis, preventing any attacks or moves.
Colo.XD Incredible blast of breath that may paralyze the target.
DPPtHGSS The user exhales a mighty gust that inflicts damage. It may also paralyze the target.
BWB2W2 The user exhales a mighty gust that inflicts damage. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
XYORAS The user exhales a mighty gust that inflicts damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
095 Onix Onix Rock Ground     30 33 41 25 25
208 Steelix Steelix Steel Ground     30 33 41 25 25
329 Vibrava Vibrava Ground Dragon   35 35 35 35
330 Flygon Flygon Ground Dragon   35 35 35 35
334 Altaria Altaria Dragon Flying   35 35 35 35
371 Bagon Bagon Dragon Dragon   33 31 31 31
372 Shelgon Shelgon Dragon Dragon   38 32 32 32
373 Salamence Salamence Dragon Flying   38 32 32 32
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic   20 20 20 20
381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic   20 20 20 20
483 Dialga Dialga Steel Dragon     -- -- --
484 Palkia Palkia Water Dragon     -- -- --
487 Giratina Giratina Ghost Dragon     -- -- --
566 Archen Archen Rock Flying       31 31
567 Archeops Archeops Rock Flying       31 31
633 Deino Deino Dark Dragon       17 17
634 Zweilous Zweilous Dark Dragon       17 17
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon Dark Dragon       17 17
643 Reshiram Reshiram Dragon Fire       29 29
644 Zekrom Zekrom Dragon Electric       29 29
646 Kyurem Kyurem Dragon Ice       29 29
704 Goomy Goomy Dragon Dragon         18
705 Sliggoo Sliggoo Dragon Dragon         18
706 Goodra Goodra Dragon Dragon         18
718 Zygarde Zygarde Dragon Ground         --
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
116 Horsea Horsea Water Water   AltariaBagonShelgonSalamence AltariaBagonShelgonSalamence AltariaBagonShelgonSalamenceDeinoZweilousHydreigon AltariaBagonShelgonSalamenceDeinoZweilousHydreigonGoomySliggooGoodra
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Rock Flying   Altaria Altaria AltariaArchenArcheops AltariaArchenArcheops
147 Dratini Dratini Dragon Dragon   AltariaBagonShelgonSalamence AltariaBagonShelgonSalamence AltariaBagonShelgonSalamenceDeinoZweilousHydreigon AltariaBagonShelgonSalamenceDeinoZweilousHydreigonGoomySliggooGoodra
252 Treecko Treecko Grass Grass   AltariaBagonShelgonSalamence AltariaBagonShelgonSalamence AltariaBagonShelgonSalamenceDeinoZweilousHydreigon AltariaBagonShelgonSalamenceDeinoZweilousHydreigonGoomySliggooGoodra
349 Feebas Feebas Water Water   AltariaBagonShelgonSalamence AltariaBagonShelgonSalamence AltariaBagonShelgonSalamenceDeinoZweilousHydreigon AltariaBagonShelgonSalamenceDeinoZweilousHydreigonGoomySliggooGoodra
443 Gible Gible Dragon Ground     AltariaBagonShelgonSalamence AltariaBagonShelgonSalamenceDeinoZweilousHydreigon AltariaBagonShelgonSalamenceDeinoZweilousHydreigonGoomySliggooGoodra
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Type Machine
I
--
II
TM24
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon Fire Fire
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying
058 Growlithe Growlithe Fire Fire
059 Arcanine Arcanine Fire Fire
116 Horsea Horsea Water Water
117 Seadra Seadra Water Water
130 Gyarados Gyarados Water Flying
131 Lapras Lapras Water Ice
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Rock Flying
147 Dratini Dratini Dragon Dragon
148 Dragonair Dragonair Dragon Dragon
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
208 Steelix Steelix Steel Ground
230 Kingdra Kingdra Water Dragon
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
147 147 Dratini Dragon Dream World - Sparkling Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

Carlita Hydreigon DragonBreath.png Brock Steelix DragonBreath.png Drew Flygon DragonBreath.png Archeops DragonBreath.png
Hydreigon Steelix Flygon Archeops
The user exhales a mighty gust that inflicts damage.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
130 Gyarados Gyarados releases a thick, green beam at the opponent. The attack can paralyze the opponent.
Clair's Gyarados Better Eight Than Never Debut
334 Altaria Altaria fires a thick, green beam or a transparent beam of energy with white rings around it from its beak at the opponent.
Winona's Altaria Sky High Gym Battle! None
Drake's Altaria Vanity Affair None
An Altaria a boy borrowed from the Opelucid Trainers' School Drayden Versus Iris: Past, Present, and Future! None
208 Steelix Steelix fires a green, yellow, or blue beam from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Steelix All Torkoal, No Play None
Morrison's Steelix Choose It or Lose it! None
Brock's Steelix Grating Spaces! None
373 Salamence Salamence fires a large fireball or light blue beam from its mouth at the opponent.
Silver's Salamence The Search for the Legend None
A wild Salamence The Clumsy Crier Quiets the Chaos! None
372 Shelgon Shelgon releases a thick, green beam from its face at the opponent.
Drake's Shelgon Vanity Affair None
006 Charizard Charizard releases a green and yellow or light blue beam from its mouth at the opponent.
Ash's Charizard The Symbol Life Charizard cannot legally learn DragonBreath as of Generation III
329 Vibrava Vibrava releases a green and yellow beam from its mouth at the opponent.
Brianna's Vibrava Spontaneous Combusken! None
330 Flygon Flygon releases a light blue beam from its mouth at the opponent.
Drew's Flygon Channeling the Battle Zone! None
371 Bagon Bagon releases a white beam from its mouth at the opponent.
Unknown Trainer's Bagon Tag! We're It...! None
566 Archen Archen produces a clear orb of spiraling energy inside its mouth, then releases a transparent beam of energy with white rings of energy and white sparkles around it at the opponent.
A wild Archen Archeops In The Modern World! None
567 Archeops Archeop's eyes glow red and it fires a transparent beam of energy with white rings around it from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Archeops Archeops In The Modern World! None
635 Hydreigon A cyclone of pale purple wind appears around Hydreigon's body and it releases a stream of pale purple fire at the opponent, or Hydreigon fires a transparent beam of energy with white rings around it from its mouth at the opponent.
Carlita's Hydreigon White—Victini and Zekrom
Black—Victini and Reshiram
None
A wild Hydreigon Iris and the Rogue Dragonite! None
644 Zekrom Zekrom produces a pale purple flame in its mouth, then releases a stream of pale purple fire at the opponent.
Zekrom (M14) Black—Victini and Reshiram
White—Victini and Zekrom
None
646 Kyurem Kyurem releases a stream of red-orange fire from its mouth at the opponent.
Kyurem (M15) Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice None

In the manga

In the Ash and Pikachu manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

DragonBreath II.png DragonBreath III.png DragonBreath IV.png DragonBreath V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
DragonBreath PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
DragonBreath Stad2.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 龍吸 Lóngxī
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Drakenadem
Finland Flag.png Finnish Lohikäärmeenhenkäys
France Flag.png French Dracosouffle
Germany Flag.png German Feuerodem
Greece Flag.png Greek Ανάσα Δράκου
India Flag.png Hindi द्रगोंन की सांस Dragon Ki Saans
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Semburan Naga
Italy Flag.png Italian Dragospiro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 용의숨결 Yong-yi Sumgyeol
Poland Flag.png Polish Oddech Smoka
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Sopro do Dragão
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Bafo do Dragão
Sopro do Dragão
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Zmajev Dah
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Aliento de Dragón (EP254-DP050)
Aliento Dragón (BW036-present)
Spain Flag.png Spain Dragoaliento


Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
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