Iris's Dragonite

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Iris's Dragonite
アイリスのカイリュー Iris's Kairyu
Poké Ball
Iris Dragonite.png
Iris's Dragonite
Debuts in Iris and the Rogue Dragonite!
Caught at Undella Town
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With Iris
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Dragonite Kensuke Satō N/A

Iris's Dragonite (Japanese: アイリスのカイリュー Iris's Kairyu) is the fourth Pokémon that Iris obtained.


Dragonite first appeared in Iris and the Rogue Dragonite! where it was chasing down a Hydreigon. The Hydreigon wounded its wing sending it crashing down into a lake. Dragonite became airborne again but was descending because of its injury. Eventually it hit a terminal of a power plant causing a blackout in Undella Town. Though it was just an accident, the workers at the power plant believed it to be intentional. Wanting to escape the workers, Dragonite entered the power plant and barricaded itself in a room using Ice Beam to seal itself in the room. It curled up on the floor to rest in order to recuperate.

Hearing about the story of Dragonite from Officer Jenny, Iris refused to believe that it caused the blackout purposefully. Later she, Ash, and Dawn infiltrated the power plant and found Dragonite. It struck out at them and Piplup and Oshawott were used to keep it at bay until Meloetta came in and soothed it with its voice. Afterwards it collapsed again because of its injuries. While Ash and Dawn went to inform Officer Jenny, Iris was able to read its heart and saw that the injury caused by Hydreigon caused its flying to be hindered, thus accidentally crashing into the terminal.

Iris and Dragonite

Despite this, Officer Jenny rallied a group of Trainers to take down Dragonite. Iris threw herself in front of Dragonite in order to protect it from them just long enough for Ash and his friends to return with surveillance footage to prove Dragonite's innocence. At the end of the day, just before Dragonite was about to leave, it looked back at Iris. Cilan suggested that perhaps Dragonite wished to be Iris's Pokémon and allowed itself to be captured by her.

In BW090, Iris used it in the first round of the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup against Georgia's Beartic. During the battle, Dragonite refused to listen to any of Iris' commands. Despite the severe type disadvantage it had to Beartic, Dragonite easily shrugged off its attacks and defeated it with a ThunderPunch, giving Iris the win.

In BW091, Dragonite was used against Dawn's Mamoswine in the second round. Despite another type disadvantage and disobedience, Dragonite defeated Mamoswine with its new move, Dragon Rush, giving Iris the win.

Dragonite is used in BW092 to battle Ash's Krokorok. Initially, it appeared that Dragonite had the upper hand, but after Krokorok evolved into Krookodile, and learned a new move, Dragon Claw, the tables turned. Realizing this, Dragonite went berserk, causing major damage to the stadium and field. However, with more powerful attacks from the evolution, Krookodile was able to defeat Dragonite and secure the win for Ash. After the defeat, Dragonite was seen to be more depressed than usual.

Personality and characteristics

Dragonite is the kind of Pokémon that is ready and willing to take on all opponents. Its hostile facial expression notably sets it apart from all other Dragonite. Though it is tough, it may have a certain soft spot for Iris as it let itself be captured easily. However, as seen in BW090, it isn't so ready to listen to her commands. Showing off his anger in the battle of Ash's krockidial will make him as Iris's major powerhouse pokemon in her team.

Moves used

Iris Dragonite Flamethrower.png
Using Flamethrower
Move First Used In
Flamethrower Iris and the Rogue Dragonite!
ThunderPunch Iris and the Rogue Dragonite!
Ice Beam Iris and the Rogue Dragonite!
Dragon Rush BW091
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


  • Dragonite is the first pseudo-legendary Pokémon owned by a main character, though Ash owns Gible, which evolves into a pseudo-legendary.
  • Dragonite is the first non-Generation V Pokémon to be caught in Unova by a main character during the Best Wishes series.
  • Dragonite is the first fully evolved second evolution Pokémon to be caught in the wild by a main character, and the second one acquired overall at their final stage, the first being Dawn's Togekiss.
  • Dragonite is currently Iris's only Pokémon to have an unconfirmed gender.

Related articles

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

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