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Dragonite (Pokémon)

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Dragonair #148: Dragonair
Pokémon
#150: Mewtwo Mewtwo
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Dragonite (disambiguation).
Dragonite
Dragon Pokémon
カイリュー
Kairyu
#149
Dragonite

Dragonite

Dragonite

Dragonite
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dragon Flying
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Inner Focus Cacophony
Cacophony
Multiscale
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Dragonite

Mega Dragonite 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
7'03" 2.2 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
463.0 lbs. 210.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#149
Kanto
#248
Johto
#304
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Mountain
#147
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-038
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
218
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
270
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
0
HP
3
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
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F149.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
35
External Links

Dragonite (Japanese: カイリュー Kairyu) is a dual-type Dragon/Flying pseudo-legendary Pokémon.

It evolves from Dragonair starting at level 55. It is the final form of Dratini.

Biology

Dragonite is a draconic, bipedal Pokémon with light orange skin. It has large, gray eyes and a round snout with small nostrils. There is a pair of long, thin antennae, as well as a small horn on the top of its head. Its striated underbelly is cream-colored, and extends to the tip of its long, tapering tail. It has thick arms and legs ending in three claws each. Its leg joints are well defined, while its arms have a smooth, rounded appearance. Dragonite's wings are small relative to its body, with teal wing membranes.

Despite its bulky build, Dragonite is capable of flying faster than the speed of sound. It can circle the globe in sixteen hours, traveling roughly 1,556 mph, or about three times the speed of an average airplane. A kindhearted Pokémon with human-like intelligence, Dragonite shows signs of altruism: it is said to save humans from drowning and lead lost or foundering ships to safety. As demonstrated in the anime, however, it will go on an uncontrollable, destructive rampage if its environment is threatened. Dragonite is very rare in the wild, typically living near the sea. Some claim that there is an island somewhere in the ocean that only Dragonite inhabit.

In the anime

Dragonite in the anime
The giant Dragonite shown in Mystery at the Lighthouse

Major appearances

Drake's Dragonite

A Dragonite belonging to Drake was used to battle Ash in Hello Pummelo and Enter the Dragonite.

Lance's Dragonite

Lance used his Dragonite to defeat the Red Gyarados in Rage of Innocence. Lance's Dragonite appeared again during The Scuffle of Legends.

Iris's Dragonite

Iris captured a Dragonite in Iris and the Rogue Dragonite!.

Other

In the anime, Dragonite seemed to be an unknown Pokémon before Mystery at the Lighthouse; Bill is seen looking at the Pokémon and calling it unknown. That Dragonite was a giant Pokémon.

The first time that Dragonite actually made an appearance was during Mewtwo Strikes Back. It delivered an invitation to Ash and friends to come to New Island.

Clair's Dragonite originally appeared Fangs For Nothin' and Great Bowls of Fire as a resident of the Dragon Holy Land who used to belong to the former Blackthorn City Gym Leader. Clair managed to capture her sometime before A Pokémon of a Different Color!.

Professor Oak was revealed to own a very powerful Dragonite in The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon.

Provo's Dragonite appeared in Pursuing a Lofty Goal! as one of the participants of the PokéRinger competition. It battled and lost to Paul's Honchkrow.

Minor appearances

A Dragonite appeared in Illusion Confusion! as an illusion created by Haunter and Gengar.

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

Palmer's Dragonite appeared in Challenging a Towering Figure!.

The skeleton of a Dragonite appeared as an exhibit in the Nacrene City Museum in A Night in the Nacrene City Museum!.

A Dragonite appeared as a skeleton in an exhibit in the Ambrette Town laboratory in Coming Back Into The Cold!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP111 Dragonite Ash's Pokédex Dragonite, the Dragon Pokémon. This extremely rare and highly intelligent type is able to fly faster than any known Pokémon.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW089 Dragonite Dawn's Pokédex Dragonite, the Dragon Pokémon. Dragonite is said to live in the sea. With its small wings and large body, it can fly faster than the speed of sound.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Drake's Dragonite

Drake and his Dragonite also appear in The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga, once again as his star Pokémon and the last opponent Ash's team faced. It defeated Squirtle and Charizard, and was eventually defeated by Pikachu.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A wild Dragonite first appears in What a Dragonite, where Red searches for an HM03, containing the move Surf, knowing that his rival Blue had obtained it already. After a tough fight during which it showed great resilience taking Pika's electric attacks to no effect, and withstanding a Double-Edge from Snor, it was eventually beaten when Misty arrived with her Gyarados, Gyara. Gyara then was traded for Red's Krabby, as Dragonite destroyed the HM and it was the only Pokémon which knew the move.

Two years later, Lance, leader of the Elite Four, is shown to have an even stronger Dragonite, one whose hide is so thick that it was able to stay in a vat of molten lava for an extended period of time, and none of Yellow's weak attacks had any effect. It was very devoted to Lance's cause of exterminating the human race in order to provide good habitats for Pokémon. It first appeared in Extricated from Exeggutor.

Presumably, this same Dragonite rampaged at the Pokéathlon stadium in the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter, only to be eventually defeated by Gold's Togebo.

Lance has another which was used to order his Dragon-type army that were used to attack the mainlands of Kanto. It first appeared in Playing Horsea.

In the Dragon's Den multiple Dragonite appeared rising out of the water but did not attack Clair. Instead, they make way for her peacefully before Suicune appears and attacks in Debonaire Dragonair.

Another Dragonite appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

Argenta's Dragonite was used to battle Platinum at the Battle Hall in Dealing with Dragonite.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Main article: Lance's Dragonite

Lance has a Dragonite which first appeared in Space Havoc!!.

Red caught a Dragonite prior to Red VS Green?!.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Jun has a Dragonite which he uses it as a mode of transportation.

Palmer has a Dragonite which is his only known Pokémon. It was used to battle Hareta's Empoleon in Look for Giratina!.

In the TCG

Main article: Dragonite (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Ranger: After the sixth mission, it is possible to use the Dragonite Bus. The Dragonite must be captured once but afterwards it will fly the player to any of the Ranger bases.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red An extremely rarely seen marine Pokémon. Its intelligence is said to match that of humans.
Blue
Yellow It is said that this Pokémon lives somewhere in the sea and that it flies. However, it is only a rumor.
Stadium Has intelligence on par with people. This "sea guardian" is said to be capable of flying around the globe in about 16 hours.
Generation II
Gold It is said that this Pokémon constantly flies over the immense seas and rescues drowning people.
Silver This marine Pokémon has an impressive build that lets it freely fly over raging seas without trouble.
Crystal It is said that somewhere in the ocean lies an island where these gather. Only they live there.
Stadium 2 It is said that this Pokémon constantly flies over the immense seas and rescues drowning people.
Generation III
Ruby Dragonite is capable of circling the globe in just sixteen hours. It is a kindhearted Pokémon that leads lost and foundering ships in a storm to the safety of land.
Sapphire
Emerald It can circle the globe in just 16 hours. It is a kindhearted Pokémon that leads lost and foundering ships in a storm to the safety of land.
FireRed It can fly in spite of its big and bulky physique. It circles the globe in just 16 hours.
LeafGreen Very few people ever see this Pokémon. Its intelligence is said to match that of humans.
Generation IV
Diamond It is said to make its home somewhere in the sea. It guides crews of shipwrecks to shore.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It is said that this Pokémon constantly flies over the immense seas and rescues drowning people.
SoulSilver This marine Pokémon has an impressive build that lets it freely fly over raging seas without trouble.
Generation V
Black It is said to make its home somewhere in the sea. It guides crews of shipwrecks to shore.
White
Black 2 It is said to make its home somewhere in the sea. It guides crews of shipwrecks to shore.
White 2
Generation VI
X It can fly in spite of its big and bulky physique. It circles the globe in just 16 hours.
Y It is said to make its home somewhere in the sea. It guides crews of shipwrecks to shore.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Evolve Dragonair
Blue (Japan)
Evolve Dragonair
Yellow
Evolve Dragonair
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Dragonair
Crystal
Evolve Dragonair
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Dragonair
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Gateon Port (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Dragonair
Platinum
Evolve Dragonair
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Dragonair
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Dragonspiral Tower (Fishing in rippling water)
Black 2 White 2
Dragonspiral Tower (Fishing in rippling water)
Route 18 (Hidden Grotto)*
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Dragonair

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Valley
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Dragonair
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Jet
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve Dragonair
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Evolve Dragonair
Pokémon Ranger Ring Town
Pokémon Rumble Windy Prairie‎ Normal Mode S
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lake: World Axle - B2F
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Flower Zone
Pokémon Conquest Evolve Dragonair

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG Journey Across America Dragonite English United States 70 February 25 to July 23, 2006
RSEFRLG Party of the Decade Dragonite English United States 70 August 8, 2006
DP Strongest Dragonite Japanese Japan 50 January 15 to February 14, 2008
DP Toys "R" Us Dragonite English United States and Puerto Rico 50 November 8 to 9, 2008
B2W2 Strongest Class Single Battle Dragonite Japanese Japan 100 September 15 to October 28, 2012
B2W2 Strongest Class Pokémon Gift Dragonite Korean South Korea 100 February 24 to May 5, 2013
BWB2W2 Pokémon Game Show Lance's Dragonite Japanese Japan 50 August 17 to 18, 2013

Pokémon Global Link promotions

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Global Link Dragonite Japanese PGL 55 March 14 to 25, 2013
BWB2W2 Global Link Dragonite English PGL 55 April 2 to June 27, 2013
BWB2W2 Global Link Dragonite French PGL 55 April 2 to June 27, 2013
BWB2W2 Global Link Dragonite German PGL 55 April 2 to June 27, 2013
BWB2W2 Global Link Dragonite Italian PGL 55 April 2 to June 27, 2013
BWB2W2 Global Link Dragonite Spanish PGL 55 April 2 to June 27, 2013
BWB2W2 Global Link Dragonite Korean PGL 55 April 5 to May 14, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow* Antidote Antidote (100)%
Black White Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)
Events* Yache Berry Yache Berry (100%) Lum Berry Lum Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 91
151 - 198 292 - 386
Attack: 134
125 - 204 245 - 403
Defense: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Sp.Atk: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Def: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Speed: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total: 600   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 100.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Power
5/5 ★★★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
17/22 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Hurricane Flying Special 110110 07070% 10
00Start Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100100% 15
00Start Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100100% 15
00Start Roost Flying Status 0000 —% 10
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
5555 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
6161 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 —% 20
6767 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100100% 10
7575 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
8181 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 07070% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Dragonite obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragonite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragonite
  • 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 Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
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 Flying Sprite.png TM19 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
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 Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
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 Steel Sprite.png TM51 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM58 Sky Drop Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
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 Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 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 Dragonite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragonite
  • 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 Dragonite 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 Dragonite in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragonite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragonite
  • 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 Dragonite can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Dragonite cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragonite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragonite
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 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 Dragonite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragonite
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin149.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani149.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP149.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Mystic Lake
Phrases
51%-100% HP I fly, but I'm still considered a guardian of the sea.
26%-50% HP My HP's getting down to half.
1%-25% HP I can't keep up... There's no strength left...
Level up Yes! I've leveled up! Let me work even harder for you!
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 Yes! I've leveled up! Let me work even harder for you!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP149.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Flying  Poké Assist: Flying PA.png
( Flying )
Field move: None
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
Dragonite transports Rangers from town to town if they are deemed to be worthy.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
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
PPW149.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Dragonite guards the Flower Zone. He's a warmhearted yet mighty Pokémon. And he's truly an expert at Salamence's Air Ace.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PCP149.png HP: ★★★★ Move: Dragon Rush
Attack: ★★★★★ Ability 1: Inner Focus
Defense: ★★★★ Ability 2: Confidence
Speed: ★★★ Ability 3: Last Bastion
Evolves from Dragonair when its Attack is 132 or higher
Range: 2 Perfect Links: Kagetsuna, Kitsuno, Nagahide, and Yasumasa

Evolution

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Unevolved
Dratini
 Dragon 
Rare Candy
Level 30
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First evolution
Dragonair
 Dragon 
Rare Candy
Level 55
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Second evolution
Dragonite
 Dragon  Flying 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
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Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
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Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
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Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
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Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
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149MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Dragonite images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Lance's Dragonite using Barrier
  • Dragonite and its pre-evolutions share their species name with Horsea, its evolutions, Salamence, and Goodra. They are all known as the Dragon Pokémon.
  • In Red, Green, and Blue, Lance's Dragonite knows Barrier, but Dragonite cannot legitimately have the move in any of the games.
  • In Yellow, Dragonite's catch rate was changed from 45 to 9, even though Dragonite is not catchable within the game. In the later games, the catch rate was changed back to 45.

Origin

Dragonite resembles Japanese sea dragons, or European dragons, or fairy dragons; its description as the "guardian of the sea" may also suggest it has elements similar to the Chinese dragon. Similar-looking Japanese dragons exists in art done by Utagawa Kuniyoshi.[1]

Name origin

Dragonite may be a combination of dragon and knight, or night. It could also refer to draconite, a mythical stone said to be found in the heads of dragons and are pyramidal in shape (similar to Dragonite's horn).

Kairyu may be a combination of 海 kai (ocean), 快 kai (cheerful), 怪獣 kaijū (monster), or 破壊 hakai (destruction) and 竜 ryū (dragon).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese カイリュー Kairyu From kai, kai, 怪獣 kaijū or 破壊 hakai and ryū
France Flag.png French Dracolosse From Draco and colosse
Spain Flag.png Spanish Dragonite Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Dragoran From dragon and randalieren
Italy Flag.png Italian Dragonite Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 망나뇽 Mangnanyong From 망망대해 Mangmangdaehae, 날다 nalda, and Yong.


Related articles

External links

Notes

References

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kuniyoshi_Utagawa,_Dragon_2.jpg
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