Dragapult (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Dragapult
Stealth Pokémon
ドラパルト
Dorapult
#0887
Dragapult



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dragon Ghost
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Clear Body or Infiltrator Cacophony
Cacophony
Cursed Body
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Amorphous and Dragon
Hatch time
10280 - 10536 steps
Height
9'10" 3.0 m
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Weight
110.2 lbs. 50.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
300
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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HP
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Atk
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Def
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Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
50
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Dragapult (Japanese: ドラパルト Dorapult) is a dual-type Dragon/Ghost pseudo-legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

It evolves from Drakloak starting at level 60. It is the final form of Dreepy.

Biology

Dragapult is a draconic Pokémon. Dragapult's appearance is reminiscent of both ancient lepospondyls such as Diplocaulus and modern stealth bombers. It has a triangular, wing-shaped head; a relatively short body; and a long, laterally flattened tail similar to a newt's.

The dorsal side of Dragapult's flattened head and the anterior half of its body are a dark navy color, which fades to a teal on its posterior end and tail. The lateral, wing-like crests of its head are pink. The ventral portion of its head and body are a light yellow-tan color, and its belly is marked with three pink chevrons angled toward its head. It has four hollow, triangular horns and narrow yellow eyes with pink eyelids. Its limbs are relatively short and thin, and are clawed. The claws on its forelimbs are pink. Dragapult's tail becomes transparent and ethereal toward its tip.

Dragapult and its evolutionary family are the ghosts of prehistoric aquatic Pokémon. Dragapult carries a pair of Dreepy inside its horns, which it will fire at its opponents like supersonic missiles during battle. It's said that the Dreepy it carries greatly enjoy being sent flying toward opponents at immense speeds. This is evident by the fact that Dreepy always gather around the fastest Dragapult in their group. By focusing its mind, Dragapult can also turn itself, as well as the Dreepy inside its horns, invisible. Much of Dragapult's behavior beyond this, however, remains a mystery.

Dragapult is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Dragon Darts.

In the anime

Main series

Dragapult in the anime

Major appearances

Dragapult debuted in Sword and Shield: The Darkest Day!, under the ownership of Leon. It was used to battle a rampaging Gigantamax Coalossal alongside Ash's Pikachu and Gengar, eventually defeating it. In JN131, Dragapult was used in Leon's Masters Eight Tournament match against Ash, where it went up against Dracovish, Lucario, and Dragonite, defeating Mega Lucario before losing to Dragonite.

Minor appearances

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

A Dragapult appeared in Sky, under the ownership of Leon.

GOTCHA!

A Dragapult briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Leon.

POKÉTOON

Dragapult in POKÉTOON

A Dragapult appeared in Blossom's Dream, under the ownership of Blossom's mother.

In the manga

Dragapult in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

A Dragapult first appeared in PASS28, under the ownership of Leon.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

A Dragapult appeared in Sword and Shield... The Legends Awaken! (Part 1), under the ownership of Leon.

In the TCG

Main article: Dragapult (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#397
Galar
Crown Tundra #112
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword When it isn't battling, it keeps Dreepy in the holes on its horns. Once a fight starts, it launches the Dreepy like supersonic missiles.
Shield Apparently the Dreepy inside Dragapult's horns eagerly look forward to being launched out at Mach speeds.
Generation IX Paldea
#307
Scarlet Dragapult can make its whole body transparent by clearing its mind and focusing. Even the Dreepy in Dragapult’s horns become invisible.
Violet The fastest Dragapult of the group is always surrounded by Dreepy that want to fly at sonic speed.


Pokedex Image Dragapult SV.png
Dragapult in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Axew's Eye, Rolling Fields (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Old Cemetery, Three-Point Pass (Wanderer)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet
Trade
Violet
Evolve Drakloak
5★ Tera Raid Battles, 6★ Tera Raid Battles



In events

Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 40, 50, 60 April 28 to May 11, 2020
Poké Portal News
Games Event Tera Type Location Level Distribution period
V Hydreigon and Dragapult Spotlight Dragon hide 75 January 6 to 9, 2023

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
88
148 - 195 286 - 380
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
142
132 - 213 260 - 421
Total:
600
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
011 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100100% 20
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
011 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
Evo.Evo. Dragon Darts Dragon Physical 05050 100100% 10
066 Lock-On Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
1212 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
1818 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
2424 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
3030 Double Hit Normal Physical 03535 09090% 10
3636 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100100% 20
4242 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00——% 20
4848 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100100% 10
5454 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
6363 Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100100 07575% 10
7070 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
7878 Last Resort Normal Physical 140140 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragapult
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragapult

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM014Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM021Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM021 Pounce Bug Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM029Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM042Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM042 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100}}100% 15
TM044Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM044 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM060Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM063Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM063 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM074Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM078Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM078 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM082Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM097Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM097 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM100Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM100 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM107Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM107 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM114Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM115Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM115 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM123Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM125Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM126Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM132Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM132 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TM141Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM142Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM151Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM151 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM156Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM156 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM166Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM168Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM169Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM169 Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragapult
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragapult

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 60 90% 10
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Dragapult in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragapult
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragapult

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragapult
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragapult

Side game data

Pokémon GO
80px Base Stamina: 204 Base Attack: 266 Base Defense: 170
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Hex, Dragon Tail
Charged Attacks: Dragon Pulse, Shadow Ball, Outrage

Evolution

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Unevolved
Dreepy
 Dragon  Ghost 
Rare Candy
Level 50
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First evolution
Drakloak
 Dragon  Ghost 
Rare Candy
Level 60
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Second evolution
Dragapult
 Dragon  Ghost 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
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HOME
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Menu SV 0887.png For other sprites and images, please see Dragapult images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Dragapult and its evolutionary line are the only Pokémon that are in the Dragon and Amorphous Egg Groups, and the only Dragon-type Pokémon in the Amorphous Egg Group.
  • If Dragapult Dynamaxes, it will temporarily disappear before reaching its largest size.
  • In the Pokémon of the Year poll held by the Pokémon Company in 2020, Dragapult was voted the most popular Generation VIII Pokémon, receiving 57,973 votes. It was also the eleventh-most popular Pokémon overall.
  • According to Bandai’s Pokémon Scale World series of figures, the height of Dragapult is actually its length measured from the muzzle until the tip of the tail.[1]
  • Dragapult is the only pseudo-legendary Pokémon that cannot learn Earthquake.
  • In Generation IX, Dragapult and its pre-evolution are unable to learn Confuse Ray via TM while Dreepy can.

Origin

Dragapult may be based on the Diplocaulus, Gerrothorax, or other extinct amphibians with a similarly-shaped skull. A complete tail has never been found in a Diplocaulus fossil, which may explain Dragapult's ghostly, translucent tail. Its head also resembles a B-2 Spirit, a stealth bomber aircraft. Its propensity for holding and firing Dreepy may be a reference to crossbows, while its stomach pattern and aircraft origins are likely nods to aircraft catapults, which is seemingly reflected in its name.

It may also be a reference to the paternal care behavior present in many amphibian species. The Dragon typing may be a reference to the Olm, a type of salamander native to central and southeastern Europe that was believed to be a dragon offspring by locals. However, its posture and body stature are closer to crocodilians supporting themselves with their hind legs and tails while underwater, and are also known to hold their young on their heads.

Name origin

Dragapult and Dorapult may be combinations of dragon and catapult.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ドラパルト Dorapult From dragon and catapult
France Flag.png French Lanssorien From lancer, frisson and saurien
Spain Flag.png Spanish Dragapult Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Katapuldra From Katapult and Drache
Italy Flag.png Italian Dragapult Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 드래펄트 Drapult From dragon and catapult
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 多龍巴魯托 / 多龙巴鲁托 Duōlóngbālǔtuō From the transcription of its Japanese name and 龍 / 龙 lóng
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 多龍巴魯托 Dōlùhngbālóuhtok From the transcription of its Japanese name and lùhng


Related articles

References

External links

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