Ash's Dracovish

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Ash's Dracovish
サトシのウオノラゴン Satoshi's Uonoragon
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Ash's Dracovish
Debuts in A Pinch of This, a Pinch of That!
Caught at Wild Area
Evolves in A Pinch of This, a Pinch of That!
Gender Gender unknown[1]
Ability Strong Jaw
Nature Naive*
Current location In rotation
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This Pokémon spent less than 1 episode as Fossils.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Fossils N/A
As Dracovish Kenyu Horiuchi Sean Schemmel

Ash's Dracovish (Japanese: サトシのウオノラゴン Satoshi's Uonoragon) was the fifth Pokémon that Ash caught in Pokémon Journeys: The Series, the second one he caught in the Galar region, and his fifty-ninth overall.

In the anime


Dracovish and Ash

Dracovish first appeared when Cara Liss and Bray Zenn restored it and an Arctozolt from Fossils they had discovered in the Wild Area. Ash attempted to greet it, but it responded by trying to bite him and then proceeded to chase him and Pikachu. As it chased Ash, he commanded Pikachu to use Electroweb to stop it, but Dracovish tore through it and accidentally attacked Arctozolt, which got angered and created a field of ice using Icy Wind, that both Ash and Dracovish slipped on, resulting in Ash winding up on top of the Fossil Pokémon as it ran away. It ran a long way to a pond, where Ash realized it had just wanted a swim. After they had returned to their starting point, Cara Liss and Bray Zenn let Ash and Goh keep the Fossil Pokémon, since they had already gotten the data they wanted about them. As such, Ash caught Dracovish, while Goh caught Arctozolt.

Dracovish in the Kids Marine Athletic Race

In On Land, In the Sea, and to the Future!, Ash entered Dracovish in the Kids Marine Athletic Race. After winning the race, Dracovish helped to free Chloe from a cave she had been trapped in by using its newly revealed Fishious Rend.

In Thrash of the Titans!, Ash used Dracovish in his World Coronation Series battle against Iris at the Opelucid Gym, sending it out against Iris's Dragonite. Dracovish succeeded in catching Dragonite in its mouth with Fishious Rend, before defeating it with a super effective Ice Fang. Next, Dracovish went up against Iris's Haxorus, but was quickly defeated by a combination of Dragon Pulse and Psycho Cut.

In The Arceus Chronicles (Part 3), Dracovish helped in an attempt to stop a rampaging Heatran from reaching Spear Pillar.

In The Future is Now, Thanks to Strategy!, Dracovish became fascinated by Sirfetch'd's leek as it was trying to learn Meteor Assault during Ash's visit to the Lumiose Gym. By biting down on the leek, Dracovish inadvertently ended up stabilizing it enough to help Sirfetch'd master the move. Dracovish subsequently joined Sirfetch'd in a Double Battle against Clemont, during which it mimicked Sirfetch'd's Meteor Assault pose and ended up learning Dragon Rush as a result. With this new move, it swiftly defeated Clemont's Diggersby, giving Ash the victory.

Dracovish clashing with Drasna's Noivern

In Taking Two For The Team!, Ash used Dracovish as his second Pokémon in his World Coronation Series match against Drasna at the Kalos League stadium. It first went up against Noivern, who managed to cut Dracovish's stamina in half with Super Fang, but was so badly hit by Dracovish's Ice Fang in the process that Drasna subsequently recalled it and sent out her Altaria, which she soon proceeded to Mega Evolve. Although Ash got the idea to drench Altaria's feathers with Water Gun, his strategy to exploit this failed due to him not knowing that Mega Altaria is part Fairy type, rendering Dracovish's Dragon Rush useless against it. As such, Ash chose to then recall Dracovish, but it almost immediately came back out to cheer for Sirfetch'd. After Sirfetch'd had taken Altaria down with it, Dracovish returned to the battle, with Sirfetch'd cheering for it. With this mental support, Dracovish was able to push through Noivern's attacks and defeat it, making Ash the winner of the match and increasing his ranking.

Strong Jaw activated

In Reuniting for the First Time!, Ash used Dracovish during his battle against Wallace in Lilycove City, using it against Wallace's Walrein. Both Pokémon were eventually recalled.

In Friends, Rivals, Lend Me Your Spirit!, Ash visited Pallet Town and introduced his Pokémon to his new friends that he caught during his journey around the world, including Dracovish. During the visit, Dracovish relaxed with Glalie. Dracovish then watched Ash's battle against Paul, where he emerged victorious. Before Ash left his hometown, it posed with the rest of Ash's Pokémon in a group photo with him.

In Battling as Hard as Stone!, Dracovish was the first Pokémon Ash used during his Masters Eight Tournament match against Steven. It first battled against Metagross, managing to deal some damage to it with a powerful Fishious Rend but not without taking damage from Psychic. Dracovish was then pitted against Steven's Aggron, but was defeated after a collision between Heavy Slam and Dragon Rush.

In Valor: A Strategic Part of Battling!, Dracovish was Ash's fourth Pokémon used to battle Cynthia in the Masters Eight Tournament, where it was first pitted against her Garchomp. Dracovish attempted to land an Ice Fang, however, Garchomp dodged and dealt a powerful Dragon Claw and proceeding to use Stealth Rock. Garchomp was then swapped for Roserade who managed to poison Dracovish with Poison Jab. However, Dracovish pushed through the poison damage and pushed through a Leaf Storm before defeating Roserade with a devastating Dragon Rush. Though Ash tried to recall Dracovish, it refused to be switched out and went on to fight Cynthia's Milotic, managing to deal heavy damage with Fishious Rend to it before being taken out by Iron Head.

In Toying With Your Motions!, Dracovish was the fifth Pokémon Ash used against Leon in the Masters Eight Tournament finals. While fighting against Leon's Dragapult and taking a blow from Dragon Darts, it unexpectedly awakened an innate ability that allowed it to bind Dragapult and deal heavy hits on it with Ice Fang, before being hit by a Dragon Tail and forced to return to its Poké Ball. In the next episode, Ash sent Dracovish back out to face Leon's Rillaboom after it had defeated Dragonite and Sirfetch'd. Carrying forward the spirit of its defeated friend, Dracovish was able to defeat Rillaboom after a clash between High Horsepower and Dragon Rush. It next faced Cinderace, whose Libero Ability proved troublesome and soon led to Dracovish's defeat. In Partners in Time!, Dracovish appeared as a vision to Pikachu during his battle against Leon's Charizard. After Ash had won the battle, Dracovish joined him and the rest of his team for the awards ceremony.

Ash left Dracovish along with the rest of his Journeys team at Professor Oak's Laboratory sometime prior to The Road Most Traveled!, as he decided he wanted to start rotating his team for his new journey.

Personality and characteristics

Dracovish biting Sirfetch'd's leek

Dracovish has a habit of nibbling on people's heads, especially Ash. Dracovish even likes playing in places where there is a lot of water to swim in and enjoys spending time with other Water Pokémon, as shown by it hanging out with Goh's Water Pokémon at the Cerise Laboratory. While Dracovish is a somewhat slow swimmer, its powerful legs and gills allow it to run underwater at high speeds if it sinks to the bottom. In On Land, In the Sea, and to the Future!, its unusual body composition helped it and Ash come in first in the Kids Marine Athletic Race. In Toying With Your Motions!, Dracovish awakened a long-dormant power within itself after being struck by a Dragon Darts attack from Leon's Dragapult. This ability allowed it to extend glowing, red energy through the spikes along its body, which can be used as a makeshift second set of teeth.

Dracovish's awakened power

Dracovish strongly dislikes disappointing Ash, becoming extremely determined to prove itself, as shown in On Land, In the Sea, and to the Future! when it used Fishious Rend after Ash assured it that it was alright if it did not know the move, and in Valor: A Strategic Part of Battling! where it got poisoned by Roserade's Poison Jab and became very agitated as a result.

Dracovish can be easily distracted; not realizing it had been called out to battle in Thrash of the Titans! and instead started nibbling on Ash. However, it is extremely eager regarding Pokémon battles, showing a similar tendency to get fired up like Ash. It rushes to take on opponents during battles such as Ash and Pikachu when it was first revived and defeated Iris's Dragonite in its first-ever official battle.

Dracovish developed a close friendship with Sirfetch'd after training with it at the Lumiose Gym, especially when Sirfetch'd gave it permission to bite on its leek as thanks for its help in mastering Meteor Assault. Also, during the battle against Drasna in Taking Two For The Team!, Dracovish stayed out of its Poké Ball to cheer Sirfetch'd on. Dracovish seems to be drawn towards other swaying movements, such as the plumage on Altaria's head, and easily gets the urge to bite down on whatever's making the motion.

Moves used

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Using Fishious Rend
Move First Used In
Water Gun A Pinch of This, a Pinch of That!
Fishious Rend On Land, In the Sea, and to the Future!
Ice Fang Thrash of the Titans!
Dragon Rush The Future is Now, Thanks to Strategy!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


Main article: Fossil
The Fossilized Drake and Fossilized Fish that Dracovish was restored from
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Second poster for the Japanese version of
Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Artwork from "After the story" [2] Official poster from
Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Poster for
Pokémon: To Be a Pokémon Master

In the manga

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Dracovish was used in Ash's World Coronation Series battle against Iris in Thrash of the Titans!. It defeated her Dragonite before losing to Haxorus.

Moves used

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Using Ice Fang
Move First Used In
Fishious Rend Thrash of the Titans!
Ice Fang Thrash of the Titans!
Water Gun Thrash of the Titans!*
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

Core series games

Dracovish, along with the rest of Ash's Journeys team, was made available in Pokémon Sword and Shield through Pokémon anime broadcasts in Japan. These Pokémon utilize a common password which was revealed during the Japanese TV broadcasts. Players could claim Dracovish with the password GANJ0UAG0882, a reference to its Ability Strong Jaw (Japanese: がんじょうあご Strong Jaw), and its National Pokédex number. It has 31 IVs in Attack, Defense, and Speed, as well as 30 IVs in HP, Special Attack, and Special Defense.

Wonder Card 146 | サトシ's Dracovish Gift
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Dynamax Level: 0
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Ability: Strong Jaw
Held item: None
ID: 210108
OT: サトシ
Met: the Pokémon animated show (fateful encounter)
Nature: Naive
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Fishious Rend
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Dragon Rush
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Ice Fang
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Water Gun
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Games Method Location Duration
SwSh Password: GANJ0UAG0882 hide August 12 to 25, 2022
This Pokémon may only be redeemed once per save file.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is Japanese in origin, regardless of the language of the game.

Spin-off games

Dracovish in Pokémon Masters EX

Pokémon Masters EX

Dracovish, along with the rest of Ash's Pokémon Journeys: The Series team, appears during the special events The Classic Thunderbolt and Blazing Battle with Ash in Pokémon Masters EX.

Pokémon Mezastar

Dracovish appears in Pokémon Mezastar as one of Ash's Pokémon. It appears as an opponent during the first Super Tag set.

As an opponent

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Mezastar Dragon type.png Outrage



Related articles

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

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