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Dragon Pulse (move)

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Dragon Pulse redirects here. For the energy from White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram known as "Dragon Pulse" in Japan, see Dragon Force.

Dragon Pulse
りゅうのはどう Dragon Pulse
Dragon Pulse.png
Dragon Pulse 2.png
Type  Dragon
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  85
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Increases judge's voltage by 2
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Judge's Voltage goes up.

Dragon Pulse (Japanese: りゅうのはどう Dragon Pulse) is a damage-dealing Dragon-type move introduced in Generation IV. It was TM59 in Generation IV.

Effect

Generation IV

Dragon Pulse inflicts damage and has no secondary effect.

Generation V

Dragon Pulse can hit non-adjacent opponents in Triple Battles.

Generation VI

Dragon Pulse's base power is reduced from 90 to 85. Additionally, its power is boosted by 50% if the user has the Ability Mega Launcher.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS The foe is attacked with a shock wave generated by the user’s gaping mouth.
BWB2W2Conq
XY
The target is attacked with a shock wave generated by the user's gaping mouth.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
116 Horsea Horsea Water Water 42 42 42
117 Seadra Seadra Water Water 57 57 57
181 Ampharos Ampharos Electric Electric     --, 65
230 Kingdra Kingdra Water Dragon 57 57 --, 57
333 Swablu Swablu Normal Flying 45 50 42 42
334 Altaria Altaria Dragon Flying 54 62 48 48
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic 70 80 --, 80
381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic 70 80 --, 80
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying 75 90 90 90
448 Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel 47 60 --, 60
610 Axew Axew Dragon Dragon   41 41
611 Fraxure Fraxure Dragon Dragon   42 42
612 Haxorus Haxorus Dragon Dragon   42 42
633 Deino Deino Dark Dragon   32 32
634 Zweilous Zweilous Dark Dragon   32 32
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon Dark Dragon   32 32
643 Reshiram Reshiram Dragon Fire   54 54
646 Kyurem Kyurem Dragon Ice   57 57
690 Skrelp Skrelp Poison Water     49
691 Dragalge Dragalge Poison Dragon     53
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer Water Water     --, 63
704 Goomy Goomy Dragon Dragon     42
705 Sliggoo Sliggoo Dragon Dragon     47
706 Goodra Goodra Dragon Dragon     47
715 Noivern Noivern Flying Dragon     --, 70
718 Zygarde Zygarde Dragon Ground     63
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
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire no HorseaSeadraKingdraSwabluAltariaAxewFraxureHaxorusDeinoZweilousHydreigon HorseaSeadraKingdraAmpharosSwabluAltariaAxewFraxureHaxorusDeinoZweilousHydreigonSkrelpDragalgeGoomySliggooGoodra
007 Squirtle Squirtle Water Water no no HorseaSeadraKingdraAmpharosAxewFraxureHaxorusSkrelpDragalgeClawitzer
131 Lapras Lapras Water Ice no HorseaSeadraKingdraAxewFraxureHaxorus HorseaSeadraKingdraAxewFraxureHaxorusSkrelpDragalgeClawitzer
147 Dratini Dratini Dragon Dragon no HorseaSeadraKingdraSwabluAltariaAxewFraxureHaxorusDeinoZweilousHydreigon HorseaSeadraKingdraSwabluAltariaAxewFraxureHaxorusDeinoZweilousHydreigonSkrelpDragalgeGoomySliggooGoodra
349 Feebas Feebas Water Water no HorseaSeadraKingdraSwabluAltariaAxewFraxureHaxorusDeinoZweilousHydreigon HorseaSeadraKingdraSwabluAltariaAxewFraxureHaxorusDeinoZweilousHydreigonSkrelpDragalgeClawitzerGoomySliggooGoodra
371 Bagon Bagon Dragon Dragon no HorseaSeadraKingdraSwabluAltariaAxewFraxureHaxorusDeinoZweilousHydreigon HorseaSeadraKingdraSwabluAltariaAxewFraxureHaxorusDeinoZweilousHydreigonSkrelpDragalgeGoomySliggooGoodra
566 Archen Archen Rock Flying no SwabluAltaria SwabluAltariaClawitzerNoivern
610 Axew Axew Dragon Dragon no HorseaSeadraKingdraSwabluAltariaAxewFraxureHaxorusDeinoZweilousHydreigon HorseaSeadraKingdraSwabluAltariaAxewFraxureHaxorusDeinoZweilousHydreigonSkrelpDragalgeGoomySliggooGoodra
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
--
III
--
IV
TM59
V
--
VI
--
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Poison Ground
034 Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground
059 Arcanine Arcanine Fire Fire
095 Onix Onix Rock Ground
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Ground Rock
112 Rhydon Rhydon Ground Rock
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
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr Water Water
208 Steelix Steelix Steel Ground
230 Kingdra Kingdra Water Dragon
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
254 Sceptile Sceptile Grass Grass
306 Aggron Aggron Steel Rock
329 Vibrava Vibrava Ground Dragon
330 Flygon Flygon Ground Dragon
333 Swablu Swablu Normal Flying
334 Altaria Altaria Dragon Flying
350 Milotic Milotic Water Water
371 Bagon Bagon Dragon Dragon
372 Shelgon Shelgon Dragon Dragon
373 Salamence Salamence Dragon Flying
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic
381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic
383 Groudon Groudon Ground Ground
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying
408 Cranidos Cranidos Rock Rock
409 Rampardos Rampardos Rock Rock
443 Gible Gible Dragon Ground
444 Gabite Gabite Dragon Ground
445 Garchomp Garchomp Dragon Ground
448 Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior Ground Rock
483 Dialga Dialga Steel Dragon
484 Palkia Palkia Water Dragon
485 Heatran Heatran Fire Steel
487 Giratina Giratina Ghost Dragon
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Type Game
BW B2W2
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Poison Ground
034 Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground
059 Arcanine Arcanine Fire Fire
095 Onix Onix Rock Ground
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Ground Rock
112 Rhydon Rhydon Ground Rock
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
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr Water Water
208 Steelix Steelix Steel Ground
230 Kingdra Kingdra Water Dragon
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
254 Sceptile Sceptile Grass Grass
306 Aggron Aggron Steel Rock
329 Vibrava Vibrava Ground Dragon
330 Flygon Flygon Ground Dragon
333 Swablu Swablu Normal Flying
334 Altaria Altaria Dragon Flying
349 Feebas Feebas Water Water
350 Milotic Milotic Water Water
357 Tropius Tropius Grass Flying
371 Bagon Bagon Dragon Dragon
372 Shelgon Shelgon Dragon Dragon
373 Salamence Salamence Dragon Flying
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic
381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic
383 Groudon Groudon Ground Ground
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying
408 Cranidos Cranidos Rock Rock
409 Rampardos Rampardos Rock Rock
443 Gible Gible Dragon Ground
444 Gabite Gabite Dragon Ground
445 Garchomp Garchomp Dragon Ground
448 Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior Ground Rock
483 Dialga Dialga Steel Dragon
484 Palkia Palkia Water Dragon
485 Heatran Heatran Fire Steel
487 Giratina Giratina
Altered Forme
Ghost Dragon
487 Giratina Giratina
Origin Forme
Ghost Dragon
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
497 Serperior Serperior Grass Grass
553 Krookodile Krookodile Ground Dark
559 Scraggy Scraggy Dark Fighting
560 Scrafty Scrafty Dark Fighting
566 Archen Archen Rock Flying
567 Archeops Archeops Rock Flying
610 Axew Axew Dragon Dragon
611 Fraxure Fraxure Dragon Dragon
612 Haxorus Haxorus Dragon Dragon
621 Druddigon Druddigon Dragon Dragon
633 Deino Deino Dark Dragon
634 Zweilous Zweilous Dark Dragon
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon Dark Dragon
643 Reshiram Reshiram Dragon Fire
644 Zekrom Zekrom Dragon Electric
646 Kyurem Kyurem Dragon Ice
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By event

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
230 230 KingdraLv.50 Water Dragon Yamamoto's Tournament KingdraBW
254 254 Sceptile Grass JR Kyushu Event
384 384 RayquazaLv.70 Dragon Flying Nobunaga's Black Rayquaza
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 other games

Pokémon Conquest

Dragon Pulse is the only move of Rayquaza and Hydreigon.

Super Smash Bros. series

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Dragon Pulse is one of the attacks Rayquaza can use when it is fought.

In the anime

Nurse Joy Latias Dragon Pulse.png Siebold Mega Blastoise Dragon Pulse.png White Kyurem Dragon Pulse.png Cameron Hydreigon Dragon Pulse.png
Latias Blastoise Kyurem Hydreigon
The user fires a green ball of light at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
350 Milotic Milotic's body becomes outlined in light green and it releases a pulse off its body that pushes back anything around it.
Wallace's Milotic Our Cup Runneth Over! Debut
149 Dragonite Dragonite opens its mouth and a turquoise energy ball appears in front of it. It then fires the ball at the opponent.
Provo's Dragonite Pursuing a Lofty Goal! None
373 Salamence Salamence opens its mouth and a turquoise ball appears in front of it. It then fires the ball at the opponent.
J's Salamence Pillars of Friendship! None
443 Gible Gible opens its mouth and a turquoise ball of energy appears in front of it. It then fires the ball at the opponent.
Ash's Gible A Meteoric Rise to Excellence! None
380 Latias Latias puts its hands together and a turquoise ball of energy appears between them. It then fires the ball at the opponent.
Nurse Joy's Latias SS025 None
646 Kyurem Kyurem forms a swirling ball of orange flames inside of its mouth. It then fires a beam of orange flames from its mouth at the opponent.
Kyurem (M15) Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice None
646W Kyurem Kyurem forms a swirling ball of orange flames inside of its mouth. It then fires a beam of orange flames from its mouth at the opponent.
Kyurem (M15) Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice None
646B Kyurem Kyurem forms a swirling ball of orange flames inside of its mouth. It then fires a beam of orange flames from its mouth at the opponent.
Kyurem (M15) Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice None
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon opens its middle head mouth and a turquoise energy ball appears in front of it. It then fires the ball at the opponent.
Cameron's Hydreigon Cameron's Secret Weapon! None
715 Noivern Noivern opens its mouth and a turquoise energy ball appears in front of it. It then fires the ball at the opponent.
Alexa's Noivern Celebrating the Hero's Comet! None
009M Blastoise Mega Blastoise fires three differently colored beams from its three cannons. The beams then combine into a giant multi-colored energy dragon which chomps the opponent with its jaws, causing a large explosion.
Siebold's Blastoise Mega Evolution Special I Enhanced by Mega Launcher

In the manga

In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga


In the movie adaptations


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Dragon Pulse IV.png Dragon Pulse 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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 龍波動 Lóng Bō​dòng
Croatia Flag.png Croatian Zmajev puls
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Draken Puls
France Flag.png French Dracochoc
Germany Flag.png German Drachenpuls
Greece Flag.png Greek Παλμός Δράκου
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Gelombang Naga
Detak Naga
Italy Flag.png Italian Dragopulsar
South Korea Flag.png Korean 용의파동 Yong-yi Padong
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Dragetrykk
Poland Flag.png Polish Smoczy Puls
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Pulso do Dragão
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Vibração do Dragão
Romania Flag.png Romanian Dragon Puls
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Pulso de Dragón
Spain Flag.png Spain Pulso Dragón


Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708


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