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Dragonair (Pokémon)

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Dratini #147: Dratini
Pokémon
#149: Dragonite Dragonite
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Dragonair (disambiguation).
Dragonair
Dragon Pokémon
ハクリュー
Hakuryu
#148
Dragonair

Dragonair

Dragonair

Dragonair
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dragon Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Shed Skin Cacophony
Cacophony
Marvel Scale
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Dragonair

Mega Dragonair Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Dragon
Hatch time
10455 - 10709 steps
Height
13'01" 4.0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
36.4 lbs. 16.5 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#148
Kanto
#247
Johto
#303
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Mountain
#146
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-219
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
144
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
147
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body02.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F148.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
35
External Links

Dragonair (Japanese: ハクリュー Hakuryu) is a Dragon-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Dratini starting at level 30 and evolves into Dragonite starting at level 55.

Biology

Dragonair is a long, serpentine Pokémon covered in blue scales along its back and a bright white underside. Its violet eyes are dark and glossy. It has a smooth, rounded snout and a small horn in the middle of its forehead. Its head is flanked by two stylized wings, each white and curving into a swirl. It has distinct blue orbs on its lower neck and near the tip of its tail.

Dragonair emits a distinct, gentle aura that can be felt by humans. As seen in the anime, it is able to make its wings grow to large sizes in order to fly; it otherwise moves through the air unaided. Dragonair hosts a large amount of energy within its body, which it can discharge through the orbs on its neck and tail, allowing it to change the weather. Dragonair's entire body emits light whenever it affects the weather. Dragonair is a rare Pokémon that inhabits lakes.

In the anime

Dragonair in the anime

Major appearances

Clair's Dragonair

Clair's Dratini evolved into a Dragonair in Beauty is Skin Deep. In A Pokémon of a Different Color!, it was shown to have evolved into a Dragonite.

Other

Dragonair first appeared in the banned episode, EP035, as a Dratini the warden of the Safari Zone was protecting. Over the 30 years since Kaiser last saw the elusive Dragon-type, it evolved into Dragonair. It also had a child Dratini.

In On Olden Pond, a Dragonair was living in a lake that Mr. Saridakis once planned to build a luxury resort on.

Minor appearances

Dragonair briefly made its worldwide debut in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure, flying around the rainbow after the storm.

A Dragonair appeared in Team Rocket's fantasy in Imitation Confrontation.

Dragonair made its English dub debut in Dueling Heroes.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP035 Dragonair Ash's Pokédex Dragonair, a Dragon Pokémon. A legendary Pokémon that can make rain or snow fall at its will. It can even fly without wings.
Original series entries continue below.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP251 Dragonair Ash's Pokédex Dragonair, the Dragon Pokémon. Dragonair has the ability to manipulate the elements as it wishes.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Dragonair in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Clair's Dragonair

In Pokémon Adventures, Lance owns two Dragonair, one of which he caught previously, the other stolen and brainwashed. The latter was sought by Yellow for surfing, as it was offered as a prize in a surfing contest. Many other Dragonair also make up the Dragon-type army that he used to ravage the land of Kanto.

Clair owns a Dragonair like in the games.

A Dragonair was one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest in The Last Battle XIII.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Main article: Clair's Dragonair

A Dragonair belonging to Clair appeared in The Ultimate Battle…?!.

In Pokémon Pocket Monsters, Professor Oak and Green mentioned that a Dragonair's orbs are worth 300 million yen each.

Dragonair appeared in a fantasy from Lance's Dragonite in The Final Battle!! when Dragonite was telling a false story about how it met Lance.

Dragonair made an appearance in Good-Bye, Pikachu?! where it evolved from a Dratini. It managed to take out all of Giovanni's Pokémon. Dragonair evolved into a Dragonite when Clefairy pulled its tail.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

In Crystal Orb of Rainfall, Shu meets a Dragonair named Ryuko in the body of a human. He helps her find the blue orb she lost that used to be on her neck. Later in the manga, Shu captures a Dragonair of his own.

In the TCG

Main article: Dragonair (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red A mystical Pokémon that exudes a gentle aura. Has the ability to change climate conditions.
Blue
Yellow According to a witness, its body was surrounded by a strange aura that gave it a mystical look.
Stadium Lives in large bodies of water like the sea and lakes. It is said to have the power to change the weather and fly.
Generation II
Gold They say that if it emits an aura from its whole body, the weather will begin to change instantly.
Silver Its crystalline orbs appear to give this Pokémon the power to freely control the weather.
Crystal It is called the divine Pokémon. When its entire body brightens slightly, the weather changes.
Stadium 2 They say that if it emits an aura from its whole body, the weather will begin to change instantly.
Generation III
Ruby Dragonair stores an enormous amount of energy inside its body. It is said to alter weather conditions in its vicinity by discharging energy from the crystals on its neck and tail.
Sapphire
Emerald A Dragonair stores an enormous amount of energy inside its body. It is said to alter the weather around it by loosing energy from the crystals on its neck and tail.
FireRed It is said to live in seas and lakes. Even though it has no wings, it has been seen flying occasionally.
LeafGreen A mystical Pokémon that exudes a gentle aura. It is said to have the ability to change the weather.
Generation IV
Diamond If its body takes on an aura, the weather changes instantly. It is said to live in seas and lakes.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold They say that if it emits an aura from its whole body, the weather will begin to change instantly.
SoulSilver Its crystalline orbs appear to give this Pokémon the power to freely control the weather.
Generation V
Black If its body takes on an aura, the weather changes instantly. It is said to live in seas and lakes.
White
Black 2 If its body takes on an aura, the weather changes instantly. It is said to live in seas and lakes.
White 2
Generation VI
X Its crystalline orbs appear to give this Pokémon the power to freely control the weather.
Y A mystical Pokémon that exudes a gentle aura. It is said to have the ability to change the weather.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Evolve Dratini
Blue (Japan)
Rocket Game Corner
Yellow
Safari Zone (Super Rod)
Generation II
Gold Silver
Route 45 and Dragon's Den (Super Rod)
Crystal
Route 45 and Dragon's Den (Super Rod)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Safari Zone (Super Rod)
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Mt. Coronet (Super Rod)
Platinum
Mt. Coronet (Super Rod)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Dragon's Den (Super Rod)
Pal Park
Pond
Generation V
Black White
Dragonspiral Tower (Fishing in rippling water)
Black 2 White 2
Dragonspiral Tower (Fishing in rippling water)
Generation VI
X Y
Route 21 (Super Rod)
Friend Safari (Dragon)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Dratini
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 14
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Wyvern Hill (12F-20F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Brine Cave (B8-B9)
Lower Brine Cave (B1-B5)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Almia Castle
Pokémon Rumble Windy Prairie‎
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lake: World Axle - B2F
Pokémon Conquest Dragnor

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow* Protein Protein (100)%
Gold Silver Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (8%)
Crystal
Emerald* Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)
FireRed LeafGreen Dragon Fang Dragon Fang (5%)
Diamond Pearl Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)
Black White Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)
X Y Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 61
121 - 168 232 - 326
Attack: 84
80 - 149 155 - 293
Defense: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Atk: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Def: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Speed: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total: 420   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 70.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/3 ★★★
Jump
4/5 ★★★★
Total
15/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Wrap Normal Physical 01515 09090% 20
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100100% 20
00Start Twister Dragon Special 04040 100100% 20
055 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100100% 20
1111 Twister Dragon Special 04040 100100% 20
1515 Dragon Rage Dragon Special 0000 100100% 10
2121 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
2525 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
3333 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 09090% 10
3939 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
4747 Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100100 07575% 10
5353 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —% 25
6161 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 —% 20
6767 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100100% 10
7575 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Dragonair obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragonair
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragonair
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragonair
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragonair
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
GolduckSeelDewgongKabutoKabutopsEmpoleon
BuizelFloatzelTirtougaCarracostaAlomomolaClauncher
Clawitzer
Aqua Jet Water Physical 40 100% 20
AltariaBagonShelgonSalamenceDeinoZweilous
HydreigonGoomySliggooGoodra
DragonBreath Dragon Special 60 100% 20
HorseaSeadraKingdraGyaradosDratiniDragonair
DragoniteSwabluAltariaAxewFraxureHaxorus
Dragon Dance Dragon Status —% 20
HorseaSeadraKingdraSwabluAltariaAxew
FraxureHaxorusDeinoZweilousHydreigonSkrelp
DragalgeGoomySliggooGoodra
Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 85 100% 10
DratiniDragonairDragoniteGibleGabiteGarchomp
DeinoZweilousHydreigon
Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100 75% 10
DratiniDragonite Extreme Speed Normal Physical 80 100% 5
EkansArbokWooperQuagsireSurskitSeviper
Greninja
Haze Ice Status —% 30
GibleAxewDruddigon Iron Tail* Steel Physical 100 75% 15
LaprasWooperQuagsireLotadWingullPelipper
SurskitSwabluAltariaPiplupPrinplupEmpoleon
Mist Ice Status —% 30
MantineWingullPelipperTympolePalpitoadSeismitoad Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
SquirtleWartortleBlastoisePsyduckGolduckSlowpoke
SlowbroSlowkingLaprasRemoraidMantineWingull
PelipperMiloticHuntailGorebyssShellosGastrodon
DucklettSwannaAlomomolaFroakieFrogadierGreninja
SkrelpDragalgeClauncherClawitzer
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Dragonair in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Dragonair in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragonair
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragonair
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
X Y Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130 90% 5
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Dragonair can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Dragonair cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragonair
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragonair
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragonair
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragonair
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Horn Attack Dragonair δ (EX Dragon Frontiers 28)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin148.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani148.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP148.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -19%
Friend Area: Mystic Lake
Phrases
51%-100% HP The sea and the sky... Both are my allies!
26%-50% HP This isn't good. I have only half my HP left.
1%-25% HP I'm done for... Even the power of water is gone...
Level up I've leveled up. I'll make you believe in my power!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I've leveled up. I'll make you believe in my power!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP148.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Dragon  Poké Assist: Dragon PA.png
( Dragon )
Field move: Crush 3 field move.png
(Crush ×3)
Browser entry  
It attacks by breathing blue flames. It also has a mysterious barrier for protection.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PCP148.png HP: ★★★ Move: Dragon Tail
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Shed Skin
Defense: ★★ Ability 2: Instinct
Speed: ★★★ Ability 3: Mountaineer
Evolves from Dratini when its Attack is 60 or higher

Evolves into Dragonite when its Attack is 132 or higher

Range: 3 Perfect Links: Kagetsuna, Kitsuno, Nagahide, and Yasumasa

Evolution

147Dratini.png
Unevolved
Dratini
 Dragon 
Rare Candy
Level 30
148Dragonair.png
First evolution
Dragonair
 Dragon 
Rare Candy
Level 55
149Dragonite.png
Second evolution
Dragonite
 Dragon  Flying 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 148.png Spr 1y 148.png Spr 1g 148.png Spr b g1 148.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 148.png Spr 2s 148.png Spr 2c 148.gif Spr b 2g 148.png
Spr 2g 148 s.png Spr 2s 148 s.png Spr 2c 148 s.gif Spr b 2g 148 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 148.png Spr 3e 148.gif Spr 3f 148.png Spr b 3r 148.png
Spr 3r 148 s.png Spr 3e 148 s.gif Spr 3f 148 s.png Spr b 3r 148 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 148.png Spr 4d 148.png Spr 4h 148.png Spr b 4d 148.png
Spr 4d 148 s.png Spr 4d 148 s.png Spr 4h 148 s.png Spr b 4d 148 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 148.png Spr 5b 148.png Spr b 5b 148.png
Spr 5b 148 s.png Spr 5b 148 s.png Spr b 5b 148 s.png
Dragonair For other sprites and images, please see Dragonair images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Dragonair flying

Origin

It appears to be based on sea serpents or ryu, traditional Japanese dragons or Chinese dragons who bring good luck. It also appears to look like a snake, its tail even resembling that of a rattlesnake. The wings on its head resemble those on the sandals and hat of the Greek god Hermes, and its long, snakelike body may be a reference to the snakes on his scepter.

Dragonair may also be based on the imugi, a proto-dragon resembling a snake and lives in water or caves, much like Dragonair. After an imugi lives a thousand years, a jewel (called a Yeouiju) will fall from the sky. If the imugi catches it, it will become a true dragon. The jewel on Dragonair's neck might also be a reference to the Japanese folktale, The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, in which the princess Kaguya-hime challenges her suitors to bring her back some items, including a colored jewel from a dragon's neck.

Name origin

Dragonair may be a combination of dragon and air (referring to its ability to change the weather or to its air of grace and majesty) or debonair (referring to its graceful appearance and flying). It could also refer to a "lair", the traditional home of a dragon.

Hakuryū could be taken to mean 白竜 (white dragon). Hakuryu was also the name of the dragon-like companion of Zhu Bajie/Cho Hakkai from the legend of the Journey to the West in Buddhist lore.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ハクリュー Hakuryu Literally 白竜. Also the name of the dragon-like companion of Zhu Bajie/Cho Hakkai in Journey to the West
France Flag.png French Draco From draco
Spain Flag.png Spanish Dragonair Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Dragonir Similar to English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Dragonair Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 신뇽 Sinnyong Possibly from 신 (神) sin and 뇽 (龍) yong



Related articles

Notes

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