Draco Meteor (move)

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Draco Meteor
りゅうせいぐん Dragon Meteor Shower
Draco Meteor.png
Type  Dragon
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  140
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
+3 if previous Pokémon reaches maximum voltage of a judge
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Draco Meteor (Japanese: りゅうせいぐん Dragon Meteor Shower) is a damage-dealing Dragon-type move introduced in Generation IV.


Draco Meteor inflicts damage, and lowers the user's Special Attack by two stages.


Games Description
Comets are summoned down from the sky. The attack’s recoil sharply reduces the user’s Sp. Atk stat.
Comets are summoned down from the sky onto the target. The attack's recoil harshly reduces the user's Sp. Atk stat.


By Move Tutor

Draco Meteor can only be tutored to Dragon-type Pokémon (with the exception of Arceus, which can learn it regardless of which Plate it's holding). In the Sinnoh region, the tutor (grandma Wilma) can be found on Route 210 in her house, and in Johto, the tutor is in Blackthorn City. In the Unova region, the Opelucid City's Gym Leader, IrisB or DraydenWB2W2 will teach this move instead, with the same requirements.

Similar to Blast Burn, Frenzy Plant, and Hydro Cannon, the Pokémon that the move is to be taught to must have its friendship rating maximized.

# Pokémon Type Game
147 Dratini Dratini Dragon Dragon
148 Dragonair Dragonair Dragon Dragon
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying
230 Kingdra Kingdra Water Dragon
329 Vibrava Vibrava Ground Dragon
330 Flygon Flygon Ground Dragon
334 Altaria Altaria Dragon Flying
371 Bagon Bagon Dragon Dragon
372 Shelgon Shelgon Dragon Dragon
373 Salamence Salamence Dragon Flying
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic
381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying
443 Gible Gible Dragon Ground
444 Gabite Gabite Dragon Ground
445 Garchomp Garchomp Dragon Ground
483 Dialga Dialga Steel Dragon
484 Palkia Palkia Water Dragon
487 Giratina Giratina Ghost Dragon
487 Giratina Giratina Ghost Dragon
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
610 Axew Axew Dragon Dragon
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
646 Kyurem Kyurem Dragon Ice
646 Kyurem Kyurem Dragon Ice
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By event

Generation IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
385 385 Jirachi Steel Psychic Nintendo Zone
GameStop Event
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky, all Dragon-type Pokémon prior to Generation V can learn Draco Meteor at level 72 if it has at least 300 IQ points. If this requirement is not met until after level 72, Draco Meteor can be relearned at Electivire Link Shop.

In the anime

Ash Gible Draco Meteor.png 150px Altaria Draco Meteor.png Emmy Druddigon Draco Meteor.png
Gible Hydreigon Altaria Druddigon
The user showers meteors down on the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
483 Dialga A black shadow-like aura appears on Dialga's forehead and it fires multiple orange meteors at the opponent.
Dialga (movie) The Rise of Darkrai Debut
445 Garchomp Garchomp's body glows orange and an orange ball of light appears inside its chest. The glow fades and a ball of orange energy appears in front of Garchomp's mouth. Garchomp fires the ball into the air and it explodes, releasing many orbs at the opponent.
Cynthia's Garchomp The Battle Finale of Legend! None
334 Altaria Altaria puts its wings in front of its body then holds them out and an orange light appears inside of its chest. The rest of its body also glows orange. It then holds up its head and an orange ball of energy appears in front of Altaria's beak. It then fires the ball into the sky and the ball explodes, releasing multiple orange spheres at the opponent.
Unknown Trainer's Altaria A Meteoric Rise to Excellence! None
443 Gible Gible's body glows orange and it shoots an orange ball of light into the sky that explodes, releasing multiple smaller spheres at the opponent. Or Gible holds onto the opponent with its mouth and the opponent becomes surrounded by an orange ball of energy. The ball then fires into the sky and explodes, causing multiple smaller orange spheres to fall from the sky onto the ground.
Ash's Gible A Meteoric Rise to Excellence! Mastered in Working on a Right Move!
621 Druddigon An orange orb of energy appears in the center of Druddigon's stomach and its body becomes surrounded in a faint orange aura. A sphere of bright orange energy forms inside of Druddigon's mouth and is fired into the sky, where it explodes and releases several spheres of energy that rain down on the opponent.
Emmy's Druddigon The Dragon Master's Path! None
635 Hydreigon A sphere of bright orange energy forms inside of Hydreigon's mouth and is fired into the sky, where it explodes and releases several spheres of energy that rain down on the opponent.
Shannon's Hydreigon A Village Homecoming! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

In other generations

Draco Meteor IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS 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


Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:
  • In January 2006, prior to the release of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, CoroCoro Comics ran a contest where fans could design a move.[1] Draco Meteor was the move that won this contest.[2]
  • Arceus is the only non Dragon-type Pokémon capable of learning Draco Meteor.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 天龍流星 Tiānlóng Liúxīng
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Draken Meteoor
France Flag.png French Draco Météor
Germany Flag.png German Draco Meteor
Greece Flag.png Greek Μετεωρίτες Δράκου
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Hujan Meteor
Jurus Meteor
Italy Flag.png Italian Dragobolide
South Korea Flag.png Korean 용성군 Yong Seonggun
Poland Flag.png Polish Smoczy Meteor
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Meteoro Draco
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Meteoro do Dragão
Romania Flag.png Romanian Draco Meteor
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Meteoro Dragón
Spain Flag.png Spain Cometa Draco


Variations of the move Overheat
Special OverheatDraco MeteorLeaf StormFleur Cannon
Formerly a variation
Special Psycho Boost

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