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Dratini (Pokémon)

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Moltres #146: Moltres
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#148: Dragonair Dragonair
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Dratini (disambiguation).
Dratini
Dragon Pokémon
ミニリュウ
Miniryu
#147
Dratini

Dratini

Dratini

Dratini
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 Dratini

Mega Dratini 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
5'11" 1.8 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
7.3 lbs. 3.3 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#147
Kanto
#246
Johto
#302
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Mountain
#145
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-218
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
67
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
60
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
1
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
F147.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
35
External Links

Dratini (Japanese: ミニリュウ Miniryu) is a Dragon-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Dragonair starting at level 30, which evolves into Dragonite starting at level 55.

Biology

Dratini is a serpentine Pokémon with a blue body and a white belly. It has a white fin on either side of its head and a white bump on its forehead. Above its large, round, white snout are oval, purple eyes. As Dratini is filled with life energy, it is constantly growing, and can thus grow to be over six feet long. As it grows, it sheds its skin. Whenever Dratini undergoes shedding, it hides behind a large waterfall. It has been found in colonies living underwater.

In the anime

Dratini in the anime

Major appearances

Clair's Dratini

Dratini's first dub appearance was in Beauty is Skin Deep. This Dratini belonged to Clair and Team Rocket wanted to steal it from her. It evolved into a Dragonair at the end of the episode.

Other

Dratini first appeared in EP035. The warden of the Safari Zone was protecting the Dragon Pokémon. The episode was banned from English audiences due to excessive use of a firearm.

Minor appearances

A Dratini appeared in one of Team Rocket's fantasies in Ditto's Mysterious Mansion.

Another Dratini appeared in Snorlax Snowmen.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP251 Dratini Ash's Pokédex Dratini, the Dragon Pokémon. Dratini sheds its skin as it grows, often doing so while hidden behind large powerful waterfalls.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Dratini debuted in Drat That Dratini! in Viridian Forest. It had been attacking Yellow but was calmed by Red. It later appeared again in a flahsback of Yellow in Bang the Drum, Slowbro.

Lance's Dragonite was once a Dratini as shown in a flashback in The Legend of Lance's as a Pokémon harmed by human industrialization. This motivated Lance to formulate his plot to destroy humanity many years later.

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

A Dratini helped Emerald in his disabilities when he was younger.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

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

Dratini appeared in Good-Bye, Pikachu?! where it took a liking to Pikachu. When Giovanni showed up with Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan, Pikachu decided to protect the Dratini. Dratini then evolved into a Dragonair when it noticed that Pikachu got injured by Giovanni's Jolteon and Electabuzz. It evolved again into Dragonite when Clefairy pulled its tail.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Satoshi found a Dratini in the Safari Zone, which he gave to a fisherman afterwards.

In the TCG

Main article: Dratini (TCG)

In the TFG

One Dratini figure has been released:

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Long considered a mythical Pokémon until recently, when a small colony was found living underwater.
Blue
Yellow The existence of this mythical Pokémon was only recently confirmed by a fisherman who caught one.
Stadium Even the young are known to exceed 6'6". It is rare and was long considered to exist only in myth.
Generation II
Gold It is born large to start with. It repeatedly sheds its skin as it steadily grows longer.
Silver This Pokémon is full of life energy. It continually sheds its skin and grows steadily larger.
Crystal It sheds many layers of skin as it grows larger. During this process, it is protected by a rapid waterfall.
Stadium 2 It is born large to start with. It repeatedly sheds its skin as it steadily grows longer.
Generation III
Ruby Dratini continually molts and sloughs off its old skin. It does so because the life energy within its body steadily builds to reach uncontrollable levels.
Sapphire
Emerald A Dratini continually molts and sloughs off its old skin. It does so because the life energy within its body steadily builds to reach uncontrollable levels.
FireRed Even the young can exceed 6.5 feet in length. It grows larger by repeatedly shedding skin.
LeafGreen Long considered a mythical Pokémon until recently, when a small colony was found living underwater.
Generation IV
Diamond It is called the "Mirage Pokémon" because so few have seen it. Its shed skin has been found.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It is born large to start with. It repeatedly sheds its skin as it steadily grows longer.
SoulSilver This Pokémon is full of life energy. It continually sheds its skin and grows steadily larger.
Generation V
Black It is called the "Mirage Pokémon" because so few have seen it. Its shed skin has been found.
White
Black 2 It is called the "Mirage Pokémon" because so few have seen it. Its shed skin has been found.
White 2
Generation VI
X It is called the "Mirage Pokémon" because so few have seen it. Its shed skin has been found.
Y This Pokémon is full of life energy. It continually sheds its skin and grows steadily larger.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Safari Zone (Super Rod)
Rocket Game Corner
Blue (Japan)
Safari Zone (Super Rod)
Yellow
Safari Zone (Super Rod)
Generation II
Gold Silver
Dragon's Den (Surfing, Good Rod, and Super Rod)
Route 45 (Good Rod and Super Rod)
Goldenrod Game Corner
Crystal
Dragon's Den (Surfing, Good Rod, and Super Rod)
Route 45 (Good Rod and Super Rod)
Dragon's Den (Master's quiz)*
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Safari Zone (Super Rod)
Rocket Game Corner
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Mt. Coronet (Super Rod)
Platinum
Mt. Coronet (Super Rod)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Dragon's Den (Surfing, Good Rod, and Super Rod)
Safari Zone (Good Rod and Super Rod)
Goldenrod Game Corner
Dragon's Den (Master's quiz)*
Pal Park
Pond
Pokéwalker
Blue Lake
Generation V
Black White
Dragonspiral Tower (Fishing)
Black 2
Dragonspiral Tower (Fishing)
White 2
Dragonspiral Tower (Fishing)
Gift in Floccesy Town (Shiny)*
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation VI
X Y
Route 21 (Good Rod)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Valley
Pokémon Pinball Celadon City
Safari Zone
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Submarine
Endless Level 39
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Silver Trench (50F-59F)
Wyvern Hill (1F-5F)
Far-off Sea (50F-59F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Craggy Coast (B1-B9)
Marine Resort (B1-B19)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Almia Castle
Pokémon Rumble Windy Prairie‎
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lake: World Axle - B2F
Pokémon Conquest Nixtorm
Dragnor

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Hydro Pump Dratini English United States 5 August 9 to 29, 2002

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (8%)
Crystal
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: 41
101 - 148 192 - 286
Attack: 64
62 - 127 119 - 249
Defense: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp.Atk: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Def: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Speed: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total: 300   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 50.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/18 ★★

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
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
3131 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 09090% 10
3535 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
4141 Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100100 07575% 10
4545 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —% 25
5151 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 —% 20
5555 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100100% 10
6161 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Dratini obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dratini
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dratini
  • 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 Dratini
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dratini
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
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 Dratini 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 Dratini in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dratini
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dratini
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
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 Dratini can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Dratini cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dratini
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dratini
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Fury Attack Dratini (Neo Destiny 63)
Pound Dratini (Base Set 26)
Dratini (EX Team Rocket Returns 52)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin147.png Pin147.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani147.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP147.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 11%
Friend Area: Mystic Lake
Phrases
51%-100% HP I might be small, but I'm still a Pokémon of legend!
26%-50% HP Oh, no... My health is down to half...
1%-25% HP I can't... I have no power left at all...
Level up Yes! I leveled up! So happy!
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 leveled up! So happy!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP147.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
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: Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by breathing blue flames that are unique to Dragon-group Pokémon.
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.
PCP147.png HP: ★★ Move: Dragon Rage
Attack: Ability 1: Shed Skin
Defense: Ability 2: Instinct
Speed: ★★ Ability 3: Mood Maker
Evolves into Dragonair when its Attack is 60 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

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 147.png Spr b g1 147.png Spr 1y 147.png Spr b g1 147.png Spr 1g 147.png Spr b g1 147.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 147.png Spr b 2g 147.png Spr 2s 147.png Spr b 2g 147.png Spr 2c 147.gif Spr b 2c 147.png
Spr 2g 147 s.png Spr b 2g 147 s.png Spr 2s 147 s.png Spr b 2g 147 s.png Spr 2c 147 s.gif Spr b 2g 147 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 147.png Spr b 3r 147.png Spr 3e 147.gif Spr b 3r 147.png Spr 3f 147.png Spr b 3r 147.png
Spr 3r 147 s.png Spr b 3r 147 s.png Spr 3e 147 s.gif Spr b 3r 147 s.png Spr 3f 147 s.png Spr b 3r 147 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 147.png Spr b 4d 147.png Spr 4d 147.png Spr b 4p 147.png Spr 4h 147.png Spr b 4h 147.png
Spr 4d 147 s.png Spr b 4d 147 s.png Spr 4d 147 s.png Spr b 4d 147 s.png Spr 4h 147 s.png Spr b 4d 147 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 147.png Spr b 5b 147.png Spr 5b 147.png Spr b 5b 147.png
Spr 5b 147 s.png Spr b 5b 147 s.png Spr 5b 147 s.png Spr b 5b 147 s.png
Front Back Front Back
147MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Dratini images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • In early English-language promotional material for Pokémon Red and Blue, Dratini was referred to as "Dragoon". Although this word can mean a European military unit that is transported on horseback but fights on foot, the name was probably selected as a combination of dragon and lagoon.
  • Dratini and its evolutions share their species name with Horsea, its evolutions, Salamence, and Goodra. They are all known as the Dragon Pokémon.
  • Dratini's sprite in Pokémon Red, Blue, and Green featured it with a striped stomach, which was removed for Pokémon Yellow and all following games.

Origin

It appears to be based upon sea serpents or ryu, traditional Japanese dragons or Chinese dragons who bring good luck. Its constant growth is similar to that of Jörmungandr, a serpent in Norse mythology. Its reclusive nature, aquatic habitat, and the fact that for a long time it was considered a myth are reminiscent of the Loch Ness Monster.

Name origin

Dratini is a combination of dragon and a corruption of tiny; tini-tiny is a phrase to indicate smallness. -ini is also an Italian suffix, applied to a word to imply endearment or smallness. Despite this, it is fairly large for a Pokémon, being 5'11" in length. The name therefore may be in comparison to the size of Dragonair, whose length is 13'01".

Miniryu is a combination of miniature and 竜 ryū (dragon).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ミニリュウ Miniryu From miniature and ryū
France Flag.png French Minidraco From mini and draco
Spain Flag.png Spanish Dratini Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Dratini Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Dratini Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 미뇽 Minyong From miniature and yong, and/or mignon



Notes

Moltres #146: Moltres
Pokémon
#148: Dragonair Dragonair


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