Ash's Dragonite

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Ash's Dragonite
サトシのカイリュー Satoshi's Kairyu
Poké Ball
Ash Dragonite.png
Ash's Dragonite
Debuts in SS010
Caught at Near Dragonite Island
Evolves in SS010
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location In rotation
Dragonair Dragonite
This Pokémon spent less than 1 episode as Dragonair.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Dragonair Unknown N/A
As Dragonite Kenta Miyake N/A

Ash's Dragonite (Japanese: サトシのカイリュー Satoshi's Kairyu) was the first Pokémon caught by Ash in the new series, and his fifty-third overall.


As a Dragonair

Ash first encountered Dragonite as a Dragonair on Dragonite Island in SS010. Unlike the other Dragonair on its home island, it had trouble learning how to fly. Seeing this, Ash offered to help Dragonair learn Dragon Dance and master the use of its wings. Using an Electroweb trampoline provided by Pikachu, Ash managed to help Dragonair to overcome its shortcomings.

Dragonair then sensed Team Rocket capturing one of its Dragonite friends, and the group intervened. Team Rocket sent out a Wailord to deal with them, and one of its splashes sent Ash flying into the air. Dragonair tried to save him from his fall, but its skin was too slippery for Ash to hold on to. As such, it then proceeded to evolve into Dragonite and save Ash. After Team Rocket was defeated, Dragonite expressed its willingness to come with Ash, and he caught it.

In SS014, Ash used Dragonite to traverse through the Desert Resort. Later, it took part in a Raid Battle against a Golurk in the Ruins of the Titan, dealing the finishing blow on it with Go's Darmanitan.

Personality and characteristics

Dragonite being affectionate

Much like Ash's Muk, Dragonite has a habit of embracing people and Pokémon, even when meeting them for the first time. It also displayed both courage and determination in saving Ash, which gave it the boost it needed to evolve. It cares for its friends, as it didn't hesitate to come to the aid of its Dragonite friend and for Ash.

Like many of its species, Ash's Dragonite is an adept flyer, and relishes the chance to do so. In SS014, Ash used Dragonite to help him and Pikachu cross the Desert Resort, and was happy to race with Go and his Beedrill to see who was faster, becoming so engrossed in the race that it sent Ash and Pikachu flying through the air. Dragonite was overjoyed by its victory, and while it obediently returned to its Poké Ball before Ash and Go entered the cramped Ruins of the Titan, it was visibly disappointed.

Moves used

Ash Dragonite Hurricane.png
Using Hurricane
Move First Used In
Dragon Dance SS010
Dragon Claw SS014
Hurricane SS014
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

Pokémon Ga-Olé

Dragonite appears in Pokémon Ga-Olé.


Related articles

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

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