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Dragon Tail (move)

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Dragon Tail
ドラゴンテール Dragon Tail
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Type  Dragon
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  60
Accuracy  90%
Priority  -6
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Appeal  0  

Dragon Tail (Japanese: ドラゴンテール Dragon Tail) is a damage-dealing Dragon-type move introduced in Generation V. It is TM82 as of Generation V.

Effect

Dragon Tail inflicts damage. Additionally, it will automatically end wild Pokémon battles or, in a Trainer battle, it will switch out the opposing Pokémon to the next Pokémon in line that has not fainted. Like Roar and Whirlwind, Dragon Tail also has decreased priority.

Dragon Tail will fail to end wild Pokémon battles or switch out the opposing Trainer's Pokémon if it has the Ability Suction Cups, is under the effects of Ingrain, or has Substitute set up. It will also fail to end wild Pokémon battles if the user is at a lower level than the foe. In a Trainer battle, it will fail to switch out the opposing Pokémon if there isn't another to take its place.

Description

Games Description
BW The user knocks away the target and drags out another Pokémon in its party. In the wild, the battle ends.
B2W2 The target is knocked away and switched. In the wild, a battle against a single Pokémon ends.
Conq The user knocks away the target, causing it to be switched out for a different Pokémon.
XY The target is knocked away, and a different Pokémon is dragged out. In the wild, this ends a battle against a single Pokémon.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
147 Dratini Dratini Dragon Dragon 31 31
148 Dragonair Dragonair Dragon Dragon 33 33
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying 33 33
330 Flygon Flygon Ground Dragon 65 45 45
373 Salamence Salamence Dragon Flying 80 80
621 Druddigon Druddigon Dragon Dragon 45 45
691 Dragalge Dragalge Poison Dragon   --, 59
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt Rock Dragon   30
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum Rock Dragon   30
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
--
V
TM82
VI
TM82
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying
009 Blastoise Blastoise Water Water
024 Arbok Arbok Poison Poison
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Poison Ground
034 Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground
095 Onix Onix Rock Ground
108 Lickitung Lickitung Normal Normal
112 Rhydon Rhydon Ground Rock
130 Gyarados Gyarados Water Flying
147 Dratini Dratini Dragon Dragon
148 Dragonair Dragonair Dragon Dragon
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
154 Meganium Meganium Grass Grass
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr Water Water
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic
208 Steelix Steelix Steel Ground
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
306 Aggron Aggron Steel Rock
330 Flygon Flygon Ground Dragon
336 Seviper Seviper Poison Poison
350 Milotic Milotic Water Water
373 Salamence Salamence Dragon Flying
383 Groudon Groudon Ground Ground
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying
409 Rampardos Rampardos Rock Rock
445 Garchomp Garchomp Dragon Ground
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky Normal Normal
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior Ground Rock
483 Dialga Dialga Steel Dragon
484 Palkia Palkia Water Dragon
487 Giratina Giratina Ghost Dragon
497 Serperior Serperior Grass Grass
503 Samurott Samurott Water Water
553 Krookodile Krookodile Ground Dark
559 Scraggy Scraggy Dark Fighting
560 Scrafty Scrafty Dark Fighting
567 Archeops Archeops Rock Flying
604 Eelektross Eelektross Electric Electric
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
691 Dragalge Dragalge Poison Dragon
694 Helioptile Helioptile Electric Normal
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk Electric Normal
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt Rock Dragon
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum Rock Dragon
698 Amaura Amaura Rock Ice
699 Aurorus Aurorus Rock Ice
706 Goodra Goodra Dragon Dragon
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.


In other games

Pokémon Conquest

Dragon Tail is the only move of Dragonair.

In the anime

Ash Charizard Dragon Tail.png Gail Druddigon Dragon Tail.png Trip Serperior Dragon Tail.png Grant Tyrunt Dragon Tail.png
Charizard Druddigon Serperior Tyrunt
The user hits the opponent with its tail.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
621 Druddigon Druddigon's tail glows light blue and it hits the opponent with it.
Gail's Druddigon Search for the Clubultimate! Debut
Drayden's Druddigon Drayden Versus Iris: Past, Present, and Future! None
Clair's Druddigon SS028 None
497 Serperior Serperior's tail glows light blue and it hits the opponent with it.
Trip's Serperior Ash, Iris and Trip: Then There Were Three! None
006 Charizard A light blue glow spreads up Charizard's tail, until the whole tail glows light blue. It then hits the opponent with its tail.
Ash's Charizard The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion! None
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk's tail glows light green and it hits the opponent with it.
Clemont's Heliolisk Clemont's Got a Secret! None
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt's tail glows light green and it hits the opponent with it.
Grant's Tyrunt Climbing the Walls! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Dragon Tail 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 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

  • Dragon Tail's effect of forcing the opponent to switch has never been featured in the anime. This can be due to the fact that it has either only been used in one-on-one battles, on a Trainer's last Pokémon, or it knocks out its target upon impact before the switching effect kicks in.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 龍尾 Lóngwěi
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Drakenstaart
France Flag.png French Draco-Queue
Germany Flag.png German Drachenrute
Italy Flag.png Italian Codadrago
South Korea Flag.png Korean 드래곤테일 Dragon Tail
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Dragehale
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Cauda do Dragão
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Cola de Dragón
Spain Flag.png Spain Cola Dragón


Variations of the move Dragon Tail
Physical Dragon TailCircle Throw


Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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Generation VI HMs
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