Dragon Scale

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Dragon Scale
りゅうのウロコ
Dragon Scale
Dragon Scale
Dragon Scale
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation II
Pocket
Generation II Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation III Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation IV Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation V Bag Items pocket icon.png Items (Held items)
Generation VI Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
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Fling
Power 30

The Dragon Scale (Japanese: りゅうのウロコ Dragon Scale) is a type of held item introduced in Generation II. It allows Seadra to evolve into Kingdra.

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
GSC
RSEFRLG
DPPtHGSS
BW
N/A PokémonDollar.png1050
B2W2 PokémonDollar.png4000 PokémonDollar.png1050
XYORAS N/A PokémonDollar.png1050
SM N/A PokémonDollar.png1,000

Effect

Held item

In battle

In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, it increases the power of Dragon-type moves by 10% when held due to an oversight (while the item intended to have this effect—the Dragon Fang—has no effect). This was corrected in Pokémon Stadium 2.

From Generation III onward, it has no effect in battle.

Outside battles

Causes Seadra to evolve into Kingdra when traded while holding it. This consumes the Dragon Scale.

Description

Games Description
GSC A rare dragon-type item.
RSE A strange scale held by Dragon-type Pokémon.
FRLG A thick and tough scale. A Dragon-type Pokémon may be holding it.
Colo.XD A strange scale held by Dragon-type Pokémon.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
A thick and tough scale. Dragon-type Pokémon may be holding this item when caught.
XYORAS
SM
A very tough and inflexible scale. Dragon-type Pokémon may be holding this item when caught.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
GSC Mt. Mortar Held by wild Horsea (8% chance), wild Seadra (8% chance), wild Dratini (8% chance), and wild Dragonair (8% chance)
RSE Held by wild Horsea (5% chance) and wild Bagon (5% chance)
FRLG Water Path Trainer Tower (prize for defeating Double Mode)
DPPt Held by wild Horsea (5% chance), wild Seadra (5% chance), wild Dratini (5% chance), and wild Dragonair (5% chance)
HGSS Mt. Mortar Pokéathlon Dome (2500 Pts. - post-National Pokédex)WeFr; held by wild Horsea (5% chance), wild Seadra (5% chance), wild Dratini (5% chance), and wild Dragonair (5% chance)
PW Winner's Path (held by wild Horsea)
BW Route 18 Route 13 (treasure hunter); held by wild Horsea (5% chance), wild Seadra (5% chance), wild Dratini (5% chance), wild Dragonair (5% chance), wild Dragonite (5% chance), and wild Kingdra (5% chance)
B2W2 Victory Road Join Avenue (Antique Shop); White Forest (Store 3); held by wild Horsea (5% chance), wild Seadra (5% chance), wild Dratini (5% chance), wild Dragonair (5% chance), wild Dragonite (5% chance), and wild Kingdra (5% chance)
XY Terminus Cave Held by wild Horsea (5% chance), wild Seadra (5% chance), wild Dratini (5% chance), and wild Dragonair (5% chance)
ORAS Sky Pillar Held by wild Horsea (5% chance) and wild Seadra (5% chance)
PMC Balloon Popping (Lv. 2)
SM Battle Tree (32 BP); held by wild Dratini (5% chance), wild Dragonair (5% chance) and wild Dragonite (5% chance)

In spin-off games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

The Dragon Scale appears in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky.

Price

Games Cost Sell price
MDRB 3000Poké currency.png 1Poké currency.png
MDTDS 1000Poké currency.png 1Poké currency.png

Effect

If the player offers both a Link Cable and Dragon Scale at Luminous Cave or Luminous Spring, Seadra can be evolved into Kingdra. This consumes the Link Cable and Dragon Scale.

If thrown, it will deal 1 damage (2 if sticky). Using this item in a dungeon will consume it, with no effect.

Description

Games Description
MDRB It enables a certain kind of Pokémon to evolve. Give it to the Pokémon when it's ready to evolve.
MDTDS A thick, tough scale. It allows a certain kind of Pokémon to evolve.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
MDRB Wyvern Hill (29-30F)
MDTDS Treasure boxes, Job requests (★3-★9)
Happy Outlook (Kecleon Shop: B3F, B5F, B7F, B9F, B11F, B13F, B15F, B17F, B19F), Mt. Mistral (Kecleon Shop: 3F, 5F, 7F, 9F, 11F, 13F, 15F, 17F, 19F), Shimmer Hill (Kecleon Shop: 2F, 4F, 6F, 8F, 10F, 12F, 14F, 16F), Lost Wilderness (Kecleon Shop: B3F, B5F, B7F, B9F, B11F, B13F, B15F, B17F)

Appearance

MDBag Dragon Scale III Sprite.png MDBag Dragon Scale Sprite.png
Sprite from
Red Rescue Team and
Blue Rescue Team
Sprite from
Explorers of Time,
Darkness
, and Sky

Pokémon GO

Dragon Scale in Pokémon GO

The Dragon Scale is required to evolve certain Pokémon in Pokémon GO:

Dragon Scales can be obtained starting at level 10 by searching PokéStops or Gyms. While normally rare, from March 21, 2017 onward, the player is guaranteed to find an Evolution item when obtaining the bonus for spinning a Photo Disc for the seventh day in a row.

The Dragon Scale was added to Pokémon GO on February 16, 2017.

In the manga

A Dragon Scale in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Ampharos Amore, Silver's Seadra evolved into a Kingdra while holding a Dragon Scale as it was temporarily traded to Gold.

In Yikes, Yanmega! II, Roseanne revealed that she researched Evolution items while studying Pokémon Evolution, including the Dragon Scale.

In the TCG

Unleashed Kingdra

A Dragon Scale is featured in the artwork of the Unleashed Kingdra card.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 龍之鱗片 Lùhng-jī Lèuhnpin
Mandarin 龍之鱗片 / 龙之鳞片 Lóng-zhī Línpiàn
France Flag.png French Écaille Draco
Ecailledraco*
Germany Flag.png German Drachenhaut
Italy Flag.png Italian Squama Drago
South Korea Flag.png Korean 용의비늘 Yong-ui Bineul
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Escama de Dragão
Spain Flag.png Spanish Escamadragón
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Vảy rồng

External links


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