Dragon Breath (move)

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Dragon Breath
りゅうのいぶき Dragon Breath
Dragon Breath IX.png
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Type  Dragon
Category  Special
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  60
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those that have made appeals.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Dragon Breath (Japanese: りゅうのいぶき Dragon Breath), formatted as DragonBreath prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a damage-dealing Dragon-type move introduced in Generation II. It was TM24 in Generation II.

Effect

Generation II

Dragon Breath inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of paralyzing the target.

Generation III onwards

Dragon Breath can be used as the first move of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing Dragon Claw, Dragon Dance, and Dragon Rage to score double the normal appeal if used in the next turn. It can also be used to finish a combination, with the user gaining 1 bonus appeal point if Dragon Dance or Dragon Rage was used in the previous turn.

Dragon Breath is now affected by King's Rock.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A Dragon-type attack. Has a one-in-three chance of paralyzing the target.
GSC A strong breath attack.
RSE Strikes the foe with an incredible blast of breath.
FRLG The foe is hit with an incredible blast of breath that may also paralyze.
Colo.XD Incredible blast of breath that may paralyze target.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user exhales a mighty gust that inflicts damage. It may also paralyze the target.
BWB2W2 The user exhales a mighty gust that inflicts damage. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
SV
The user exhales a mighty gust that inflicts damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0004 Charmander FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon - - - - - - 12 12 12
0005 Charmeleon FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon - - - - - - 12 12 12
0006 Charizard FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Dragon - - - - - - 12 12 12
0095 Onix RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral - 30FRLG 33 41BW
25B2W2
25 25 12 12
0116 Horsea WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon - - - - - - 20 20 20
0117 Seadra WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon - - - - - - 20 20 20
0208 Steelix SteelIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral - 30FRLG 33 41BW
25B2W2
25 25 12 12
0230 Kingdra WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon - - - - - - 20 20 20
0329 Vibrava GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Dragon 35 35 35 35 1, Evo. 1, Evo. 1, Evo. Evo.
0330 Flygon GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Dragon 35 35 35 35 1 1 1 1
0333 Swablu NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Dragon - - - - - 20 20 20
0334 Altaria DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Dragon 35 35 35 35 1, Evo. 20 20 20
0371 Bagon DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon 33 31 31 31XY
13ORAS
13 10 10 10
0372 Shelgon DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon 38 32 32 32XY
13ORAS
13 1 1 1
0373 Salamence DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 38 32 32 32XY
13ORAS
13 1 1 1
0380 Latias DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 20 20 20 20 20 25 25 25
0381 Latios DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 20 20 20 20 20 25 25 25
0443 Gible DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon - - - - 12 12 12
0444 Gabite DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon - - - - 1 1 1
0445 Garchomp DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon - - - - 1 1 1
0483 Dialga
Dialga
All available forms
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 8 8 8
0484 Palkia
Palkia
All available forms
WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 8 8 8
0487 Giratina
Giratina
All available forms
GhostIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 7 7 7
0566 Archen RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Water 3 31 31 31 9
0567 Archeops RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Water 3 31 31 31 9
0633 Deino DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 17 17 17 4 4
0634 Zweilous DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 17 17 17 1 1
0635 Hydreigon DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 17 17 17 1 1
0643 Reshiram DragonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 29 29 29 1 1
0644 Zekrom DragonIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 29 29 29 1 1
0646 Kyurem
Kyurem
All available forms
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 29 29 29 1 1
0704 Goomy DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon 18 18 10 10
0705 Sliggoo DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon 18 18 1 1
0705 Sliggoo
Sliggoo
Hisuian Form
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 1
0706 Goodra DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon 18 18 1 1
0706 Goodra
Goodra
Hisuian Form
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 1
0718 Zygarde
Zygarde
All available forms
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1
0780 Drampa NormalIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 29 25
0841 Flapple GrassIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Grass Dragon 20 20
0882 Dracovish WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 35
0887 Dragapult DragonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon 1 1
0895 Regidrago DragonIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 18 18
0993 Iron Jugulis DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 21
0996 Frigibax DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Dragon Mineral 12
0997 Arctibax DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Dragon Mineral 12
0998 Baxcalibur DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Dragon Mineral 12
1005 Roaring Moon DragonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
1008 Miraidon ElectricIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
1009 Walking Wake WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 28
1011 Dipplin GrassIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Grass Dragon 12
1019 Hydrapple GrassIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Grass Dragon 12
1021 Raging Bolt ElectricIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 14
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0116 Horsea WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon - - -
0142 Aerodactyl RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0147 Dratini DragonIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
0252 Treecko GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0349 Feebas WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
0443 Gible DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon - - -
0782 Jangmo-o DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0004 Charmander FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0005 Charmeleon FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0006 Charizard FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0058 Growlithe FireIC Big.png Field Field
0059 Arcanine FireIC Big.png Field Field
0116 Horsea WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
0117 Seadra WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
0130 Gyarados WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 2 Dragon
0131 Lapras WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0142 Aerodactyl RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0147 Dratini DragonIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
0148 Dragonair DragonIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
0149 Dragonite DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
0151 Mew PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0208 Steelix SteelIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0230 Kingdra WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
0248 Tyranitar RockIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Monster Monster
0249 Lugia PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0250 Ho-Oh FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0147 Dratini DragonIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon Dream World - Sparkling Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0116 Horsea WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon Island Scan - Kala'e BaySM
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Dragon Breath deals damage, and may leave the target paralyzed. This move is affected by the Muzzled status condition. When used by a Gigantic Pokémon in Gates to Infinity, Dragon Breath has a base PP of 20.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 12 - 12 - 88% - 10 tiles away All Yes
MDTDS 12 - 12 - 83.6% - 10 tiles away All Yes
BSL 12 - 12 - 83.6% - 10 tiles away All Yes
MDGtI 8 99 15 50 90% 98% 10 tiles away All Yes
SMD 8 50 12 30 90% 98% 4 tiles away Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Super Smash Bros. series

Giratina using Dragon Breath in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS.

Altered Forme Giratina appears as a Poké Ball summon in both the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game. It blows opponents off of the stage with Dragon Breath.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Giratina returns as a Pokémon summoned from the Poké Ball, retaining its behavior from the previous game.

Pokémon GO

GO Dragon.png Dragon Breath
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 6
Energy boost 4
Duration 0.5 seconds
Damage window 0.3 - 0.5 seconds
Dragon Breath GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 4
Energy boost 3
Turns 1
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
SeadraGyaradosDratiniDragonairDragoniteKingdraVibravaAltariaShelgonLatiasLatiosDialgaPalkiaGiratina (Altered Forme)DeinoZweilousHydreigonReshiramZekromKyuremKyurem (White Kyurem)GoodraDrampaFrigibaxArctibaxBaxcalibur
By Elite Fast TM
Charizard
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 6 → 12
    • Energy boost: 7 → 5
    • Duration: 0.5 → 1 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 12 → 6
    • Energy boost: 5 → 4
    • Duration: 1 → 0.5 seconds

Pokémon Rumble Rush

DragonIC RR.png Dragon Breath
★★★
Attack power 46.66064
Charge time 0.8 seconds
Range type Wide Shot
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May paralyze the foe
Dragon Breath Rumble Rush.png

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Special 2 42 50 100% An opponent Has a chance (30%) of leaving the target paralyzed. Clair & Kingdra
Drake & Salamence
Sygna Suit Cynthia & Kommo-o (Direct link)
Ghetsis & Kyurem
Sygna Suit Brendan & Latios (Direct link)
Scottie/Bettie & Support Dratini/Dragonair/Dragonite Egg
Rosa & Hydreigon (in Victory Road)
Lillie & Kommo-o (in Victory Road)
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0*: Has a moderate chance of leaving the target paralyzed.

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Dragon Breath is Dragonite's second starting move as Dratini. The user exhales a mighty gust in the designated direction. If this move hits an enemy, the user's next attack becomes a boosted attack. After evolving from Dragonair at level 8, this move is replaced by either Hyper Beam or Outrage.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also cause paralysis, preventing any attacks or moves.
MDTD
MDS*
Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Paralysis status condition. A Pokémon with a Paralysis status has slowed movement and is incapable of action.
MDS* Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also afflict the target with a Paralysis status condition. A Pokémon with a Paralysis status has slowed movement and is incapable of action.
BSL はなれたポケモンに ダメージをあたえる いっていのかくりつで まひじょうたいにかえる まひじょうたいのポケモンは わざを だせない
MDGtI It damages even a faraway Pokémon. It could also cause the Paralysis status condition. With the Paralysis status, the Pokémon's Travel Speed goes down and it can't attack or use moves.
SMD It damages a Pokémon, even one far away. It could also cause paralysis.


In the anime

Main series

Ash Sliggoo Dragon Breath.png
Sliggoo
Morrison Steelix DragonBreath.png
Steelix
Goh Flygon Dragon Breath.png
Flygon
Archen DragonBreath.png
Archen
The user exhales a mighty gust that inflicts damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Gyarados Gyarados releases a thick, green beam at the opponent. The attack can paralyze the opponent.
Clair's Gyarados Better Eight Than Never Debut
Altaria Altaria fires a thick, green beam or a transparent beam of energy with white rings around it from its beak at the opponent.
Winona's Altaria Sky High Gym Battle! None
Drake's Altaria Vanity Affair None
An Altaria a boy borrowed from the Opelucid Trainers' School Drayden Versus Iris: Past, Present, and Future! None
Steelix Steelix fires a green, yellow, or blue beam from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Steelix All Torkoal, No Play None
Morrison's Steelix Choose It or Lose it! None
Brock's Steelix Grating Spaces! None
Salamence Salamence fires a large fireball or light blue beam from its mouth at the opponent.
Silver's Salamence The Search for the Legend None
A wild Salamence The Clumsy Crier Quiets the Chaos! None
Shelgon Shelgon releases a thick, green beam from its face at the opponent.
Drake's Shelgon Vanity Affair None
Charizard Charizard releases a green and yellow or light blue beam from its mouth at the opponent.
Ash's Charizard The Symbol Life Charizard cannot legally know Dragon Breath in Generation III
Vibrava Vibrava releases a green and yellow beam from its mouth at the opponent.
Brianna's Vibrava Spontaneous Combusken! None
Flygon Flygon releases a light blue beam from its mouth at the opponent, or light blue waves of energy start swirling around Flygon. It then fires a light blue beam of energy from its mouth at the opponent.
Drew's Flygon Channeling the Battle Zone! None
Goh's Flygon A Crackling Raid Battle! None
A wild Flygon Secrets of the Jungle None
Alternate World Goh's Flygon Showdown at the Gates of Warp! None
Bagon Bagon releases a white beam or a light blue fiery blast from its mouth at the opponent.
A Trainer's Bagon Tag! We're It...! None
Sawyer's Bagon A Fashionable Battle! None
Archen Archen produces a clear orb of spiraling energy inside its mouth, then releases a transparent beam of energy with white rings of energy and white sparkles around it at the opponent.
A wild Archen Archeops In The Modern World! None
Archeops Archeop's eyes glow red and it fires a transparent beam of energy with white rings around it from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Archeops Archeops In The Modern World! None
Hydreigon A cyclone of pale purple wind appears around Hydreigon's body and it releases a stream of pale purple fire at the opponent, or Hydreigon fires a transparent beam of energy with white rings around it from its mouth at the opponent.
Carlita's Hydreigon White—Victini and Zekrom
Black—Victini and Reshiram
None
A wild Hydreigon Iris and the Rogue Dragonite! None
Reshiram Multiple rings of red-yellow fire appear around Reshiram's body, and it opens its mouth, firing a stream of red-yellow fire from its mouth at the opponent. When the stream of fire hits the opponent, the flames wrap around it and trap it in an orb of flames for a few moments.
Reshiram (M14) White—Victini and Zekrom
Black—Victini and Reshiram
None
Sliggoo Light blue waves of energy start swirling around Sliggoo. It then fires a light blue beam of energy from its mouth at the opponent.
Ash's Sliggoo An Oasis of Hope! None
Dialga Light blue waves of energy start swirling around Dialga. It then fires a light blue beam of energy from its mouth at the opponent.
A Dialga summoned by Hoopa Hoopa and the Clash of Ages None
Aerodactyl Light blue waves of energy start swirling around Aerodactyl. It then fires a light blue beam of energy from its mouth at the opponent.
Goh's Aerodactyl Restore and Renew! None
Alternate World Goh's Aerodactyl Showdown at the Gates of Warp! None
Kingdra Light blue waves of energy start swirling around Kingdra. It then fires a light blue beam of energy from its mouth at the opponent.
Goh's Kingdra Looking Out for Number Two! None
Swablu Light blue waves of energy start swirling around Swablu. It then fires a light blue beam of energy from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Swablu The Good, The Bad, and The Lucky! None


Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

Mega Salamence Dragon Breath ORAS Trailer.png
Mega Salamence


The user exhales a mighty gust that inflicts damage.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Salamence Mega Salamence shoots a stream of pale purple fire from its mouth at the opponent.
A Trainer's Salamence Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer None


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 龍息 Lùhngsīk *
龍吸 Lùhngkāp *
Mandarin 龍息 / 龙息 Lóngxí / Lóngxī *
龍吸 / 龙吸 Lóngxī *
龍之吐息 Lóng-zhī Tǔxī *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Drakenadem
Finland Flag.png Finnish Lohikäärmeenhenkäys
France Flag.png French Draco-SouffleVIII+
DracosouffleIIVII
Germany Flag.png German Feuerodem
Greece Flag.png Greek Ανάσα Δράκου
India Flag.png Hindi द्रगोंन की सांस Dragon Ki Saans
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Semburan Naga
Italy Flag.png Italian Dragospiro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 용의숨결 Yong-uisumgyeol
Poland Flag.png Polish Oddech Smoka
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Sopro do Dragão
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Bafo do Dragão
Sopro do Dragão
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Zmajev Dah
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Aliento Dragón (BW036–present)
Aliento de Dragón (EP254DP050)
Spain Flag.png Spain Dragoaliento
Thailand Flag.png Thai ลมหายใจมังกร
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Hơi Thở Của Rồng


Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
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Variations of the move Dragon Breath
PhysicalIC HOME.png Needle Arm
SpecialIC HOME.png Dragon Breath


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