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Drake's Dragonite

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Drake's Dragonite
ユウジのカイリュー Yūji's Kairyu
Poké Ball
Drake Dragonite.png
Drake's Dragonite
Debuts in Hello, Pummelo!
Caught at Unknown
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With Drake
Dragonite
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Dragonite Katsuyuki Konishi

Drake's Dragonite (Japanese: ユウジのカイリュー Yūji's Kairyu) is Drake's main Pokémon in the anime and also his strongest. Drake keeps Dragonite's Poké Ball around his neck.

History

Drake and his Dragonite

Dragonite first appeared in Hello, Pummelo!, when it was seen flying around the island. Later when Team Rocket tried to steal Dragonite, they were sent blasting off from its Hyper Beam attack.

In Enter The Dragonite, Drake used Dragonite in the battle against Ash Ketchum. It was shown to be a very strong battler. With its impressive speed and power, it was able to take out Charizard, Squirtle and Tauros, although all three managed to land at least one blow on Dragonite before they fainted. Even though it fought three of Ash's Pokémon, it was still able to defeat Team Rocket when they tried another attempt at capturing it when it was tired out.

It then had to battle Pikachu in the last round of the match. Despite being tired out from the previous battles, it managed to put up a good fight against Pikachu, but, after a fierce battle, it was defeated by Pikachu's use of a Thunder attack while positioned on Dragonite's head, and Ash became a champion of the Orange League.

Personality and characteristics

As Drake's main Pokémon, he modeled a statue out of it and usually keeps its Poké Ball around his neck. During battle, Dragonite was shown to be unstoppable as it defeated many Trainers prior to battling Ash, as well as Dragonite knowing and using ten moves at once. Even though it lost to Ash's Pikachu, Dragonite still had the strength to defeat half of Ash's team.

Moves used

Drake Dragonite Hyper Beam.png
Using Hyper Beam
Drake Dragonite Thunderbolt.png
Using Thunderbolt
Move First Used In
Hyper Beam Hello, Pummelo!
Water Gun Enter The Dragonite
Ice Beam Enter The Dragonite
Slam Enter The Dragonite
Dragon Rage Enter The Dragonite
Thunderbolt Enter The Dragonite
Body Slam Enter The Dragonite
Skull Bash Enter The Dragonite
Agility Enter The Dragonite
Thunder Enter The Dragonite
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.
  • Skull Bash and Agility were named in the Japanese version only.

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Dragonite in the Electric Tale of Pikachu

Dragonite makes an appearance in The Electric Tale of Pikachu. It appeared in The Orange Crew Supreme Gym Leader and Pikachu's Plan, where it was the last Pokémon to battle Ash. It went up against Squirtle as its first opponent and won easily. Charizard was next and after a long battle, Dragonite emerged victorious. Lastly it battled Pikachu and lost when Pikachu crawled into its mouth and used Thunder, giving Ash the victory.

Moves used

Drake Dragonite Hyper Beam EToP.png
Using Hyper Beam
Move First Used In
Ice Beam Pikachu's Plan
Dragon Rage Pikachu's Plan
Hyper Beam Pikachu's Plan
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Trivia

  • Dragonite used ten different moves during one episode. This was done by the writer of the episode, Atsuhiro Tomioka, to make Dragonite seem more unstoppable.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Dragonite.

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