- |heartgolddex=It is born large to start with. It repeatedly sheds its skin as it steadily grows longer.
♥02:50, 7 November 2009 (UTC)
More on the name origin
It might also be possible that the suffix "-ini" is an Italian suffix for an endearing or "small" version of something. (It certainly is this way in Italian.) Although, if that were the case, the suffix "-ino" or "-ina" might also apply, making "-ini" the plural.
Personally, I think this one makes more sense, but who knows. Ztobor 01:13, 3 January 2010 (UTC)
- Agreed. Changed. —darklordtrom 05:19, 4 January 2010 (UTC)
Safari Zone, Yellow
I checked Dratini's Pokédex Area in Yellow and it says AREA UNKNOWN, despite being catchable in Safari Zone by fishing... Marked +-+-+ 13:47, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
- That will be because it can only be caught while fishing. In Gen I, the Pokedex des not give the fishing locations, so if it is only found by fishing, it will say "Area Unknown" (a good example is Magikarp). XVuvuzela2010X 14:27, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
I got a Dratini from the Game Corner in FireRed and it was a shade of blue that made me think I might have gotten a shiny Dratini, My hopes were dashed when it evolved. Still, I find the fact the Spite on Bulbapedia and the sprite of my Dratini seemed different. Truthseeker4449 16:56, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
In my opinion, Dratini's height and width go together HORRIBLY. I mean, you'd expect a 5'11" Pokemon to weight more than 7.3 pounds, right? Also, despite this comment, I have nothing against Dratini. Pressthebutton 02:50, 10 May 2012 (UTC)