Dragon Ascent (move)

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Revision as of 21:51, 9 April 2015 by GrammarFreak01 (talk | contribs) (In the anime)
Jump to: navigation, search
Dragon Ascent
ガリョウテンセイ Dragon Ascension
Dragon Ascent 2.png
Dragon Ascent 4.png
Type  Flying
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  120
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
A very appealing move, but after using this move, the user is more easily startled.

Dragon Ascent (Japanese: ガリョウテンセイ Dragon Ascension) is a damage-dealing Flying-type move introduced in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. It is the signature move of Rayquaza.


Dragon Ascent inflicts damage and then lowers the user's Defense stat and Special Defense stat by one stage each.

If known by Rayquaza, Dragon Ascent gives Rayquaza the ability to Mega Evolve.

Dragon Ascent does not exist in the coding of Pokémon X and Y. As a result, a Pokémon knowing Dragon Ascent cannot be traded from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire to X and Y, and if a Pokémon in Pokémon Bank knows the move it cannot be withdrawn in Pokémon X and Y. In order to be transferred to Pokémon X and Y, the Pokémon must forget Dragon Ascent.


Games Description
After soaring upward, the user attacks its target by dropping out of the sky at high speeds, although it lowers its own Defense and Sp. Def in the process.


In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Zinnia's grandmother in Meteor Falls can teach Rayquaza this move.

By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Type Game
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

Special moves

Generation VI

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
384 384 Rayquaza Dragon Flying Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire - Sky Pillar Rayquaza*
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

None.png Mega Rayquaza Dragon Ascent.png None.png None.png
The user descends from the sky and strikes the opponent with a green outline.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
384M Rayquaza Mega Rayquaza flies high into the air. Its body then becomes outlined in a green aura, and it dives into the opponent with great speed.
A wild Rayquaza Mega Evolution Special II None


  • The Japanese name of this move literally means "to paint a dragon and dot its eyes" and serves as a metaphor for finishing touches. The idiom originated from a legend where Zhang Sengyou, a Chinese painter, completes the dragons on the mural by dotting their eyes and thus literally bringing them to life. The completed dragons immediately ascended to the heavens after the work was done.
  • Dragon Ascent is the only move with the word "dragon" in its English name that is not Dragon-type.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Draco Ascension
Germany Flag.png German Zenitstürmer
Italy Flag.png Italian Ascesa del Drago
South Korea Flag.png Korean 화룡점정 Hwaryong Jeomjeong
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ascenso Draco

Variations of the move Superpower
Physical SuperpowerClose CombatDragon Ascent

Project Moves and Abilities logo.png This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.