Dragonite (Pokémon)

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Dragonite
Dragon Pokémon
カイリュー
Kairyu
#149
Dragonite



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Type
Dragon Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Inner Focus Cacophony
Cacophony
Multiscale
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1 and Dragon
Hatch time
10280 - 10536 steps
Height
7'03" 2.2 m
Dragonite
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Weight
463.0 lbs. 210.0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
218
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
270
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Dragonite
0
HP
3
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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0
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0
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HP
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Shape
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F149.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
35
External Links

Dragonite (Japanese: カイリュー Kairyu) is a dual-type Dragon/Flying pseudo-legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves from Dragonair starting at level 55. It is the final form of Dratini.

Contents

Biology

The skeleton of a Dragonite in the anime

Dragonite is a draconic, bipedal Pokémon with light orange skin. It has large, grayish-green eyes and a round snout with small nostrils. A pair of long, thin antennae sprout from the top of its head with a small horn set between them. Its striated underbelly is cream-colored and extends from its neck to the tip of its long, tapering tail. It has thick arms and legs ending in three claws each. The leg joints are well defined, while its arms have a smooth, rounded appearance. Dragonite's wings are small relative to its body with teal wing membranes.

Despite its bulky build, Dragonite is capable of flying faster than the speed of sound. It can circle the globe in sixteen hours, which would require traveling at a ground speed of roughly 1,556 mph (2,505 km/h) if done at the equator. A kindhearted Pokémon with human-like intelligence, Dragonite shows signs of altruism: it is said to save humans from drowning and lead lost or foundering ships to safety. As demonstrated in the anime, however, it will go on an uncontrollable, destructive rampage if its environment is threatened. It is known to engage in fierce battles with Kingdra whenever they meet.

Dragonite is very rare in the wild, typically living near the sea. Some claim that there is an island somewhere in the ocean that only Dragonite inhabit. In the past, Outrage was its signature move.

In the anime

In the main series

Dragonite in the anime
The giant Dragonite shown in Mystery at the Lighthouse

Major appearances

Drake's Dragonite

In Hello Pummelo and Enter the Dragonite, Drake has a Dragonite, which he used in a Full Battle against Ash at the Pummelo Stadium.

Lance's Dragonite

In Rage of Innocence, Lance used a Dragonite to defeat the Red Gyarados. In The Scuffle of Legends, it helped stop the feuding of Groudon and Kyogre.

Iris's Dragonite

In Iris and the Rogue Dragonite!, Iris caught a male Dragonite. He had a notably hostile personality and was initially difficult for Iris to train.

Ash's Dragonite

Ash caught a newly evolved Dragonite in A Test in Paradise!.

Other

Dragonite debuted as an unknown giant Pokémon in Mystery at the Lighthouse. In the episode, Bill was deeply fascinated by it.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back and its remake Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, a Dragonite delivered an invitation to Ash and his friends from Mewtwo to come to New Island.

In Fangs For Nothin' and Great Bowls of Fire, a female Dragonite living in the Dragon Holy Land used to belong to the former Blackthorn Gym Gym Leader, but it had become a wild Pokémon following her Trainer's passing. Clair was later revealed to have caught Dragonite sometime before A Pokémon of a Different Color!.

In The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon, Professor Oak used a Dragonite to battle the Mirage Mewtwo created by Dr. Yung. Despite working alongside Misty's Gyarados, May's Combusken, and Ash's Pikachu, as well as Dragonite's own immense power, they were all defeated.

In Pursuing a Lofty Goal!, Provo's Dragonite competed in the Squallville PokéRinger. They went up against Paul; Dragonite battled and lost to Honchkrow after the latter was able to land a critical hit with Sky Attack due to its Super Luck Ability.

In A Test in Paradise!, multiple Dragonite were living on Dragonite Island. One of them was targeted by Team Rocket, but their plan to capture it was thwarted by the Dragonair that would evolve into Ash's Dragonite.

Minor appearances

A Dragonite appeared in the Japanese credits of Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

In Illusion Confusion!, a group of Haunter and Gengar created an illusory Dragonite.

A Dragonite appeared in Team Rocket's fantasy in Imitation Confrontation.

A Dragonite appeared in a fantasy in Control Freak!.

A Coordinator's Dragonite appeared in Deceit and Assist.

In Saved by the Beldum, a Trainer's Dragonite competed in the Ever Grande Conference.

A Dragonite appeared in Challenging a Towering Figure!, under the ownership of Palmer.

In A Night in the Nacrene City Museum!, a Dragonite skeleton was an exhibit in the Nacrene City Museum.

In Coming Back Into The Cold!, a Dragonite skeleton was an exhibit in the Ambrette Town laboratory.

In A Showcase Debut!, a Performer's Dragonite competed in the Coumarine City Showcase.

In Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, a Dragonite challenged Hoopa in the past but was easily defeated.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP111 Dragonite Ash's Pokédex Dragonite, the Dragon Pokémon. This extremely rare and highly intelligent type is able to fly faster than any known Pokémon.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW089 Dragonite Dawn's Pokédex Dragonite, the Dragon Pokémon. Dragonite is said to live in the sea. With its small wings and large body, it can fly faster than the speed of sound.

In Pokémon Origins

Dragonite in Pokémon Origins

Lance's Dragonite

In File 4: Charizard, Lance's Dragonite fought Red's Lapras and lost.

In Pokémon Generations

Lance's Dragonite

In The Challenger, Lance's Dragonite it fought Blue's Blastoise but lost off-screen, allowing Blue to become the new Champion. In The Lake of Rage, it helped Lance infiltrate the Team Rocket HQ. Dragonite defeated Petrel and destroyed Team Rocket's radio wave generator, rescuing a group of harnessed Electrode in the process.

In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Lance's Dragonite

Lance's Dragonite appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer. Alongside Cynthia's Garchomp and Steven's Metagross, it battled Cheren's Stoutland, Misty's Starmie, and Korrina's Lucario. Dragonite used Hyper Beam on Stoutland and Lucario after they were incapacitated by Garchomp's Dragon Claw, but Starmie successfully defended its teammates with Light Screen.

In the manga

Dragonite in Pokémon Adventures

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

A Dragonite appeared in The Dragonite's Imperial Wrath.

In the Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY! manga

A Dragonite appeared as a card played by Hiroshi.

In the movie adaptations

Main article: Iris's Dragonite

A Dragonite appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back!.

Iris's Dragonite appeared in Genesect and the Legend Awakened.

A Dragonite appeared in Hoopa and the Clash of Ages.

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Drake's Dragonite

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu, Drake's Dragonite was the last opponent Ash's team faced. It defeated Squirtle and Charizard, and was eventually defeated by Pikachu.

In the Pocket Monsters manga

Main article: Ash's Dragonite

Ash's Dragonite debuted in JNM08.

In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure manga

Main article: Lance's Dragonite

Lance owns a Dragonite, which first appeared in JBA4.

In the Pokémon - The Legend of the Dragon King manga

A Dragonite debuted in LDK1.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Lance's Dragonite

A wild Dragonite debuted in What a Dragonite, where Red searched for an HM03, containing the move Surf, knowing that his rival Blue had obtained it already. Dragonite confronted and battled Red, during which it showed great resilience by taking Pika's electric attacks to no effect, and withstanding a Double-Edge from Snor. However, it was eventually beaten when Misty arrived with her Gyarados, Gyara. Gyara then was traded for Red's Krabby, as Dragonite destroyed the HM and it was the only Pokémon which knew the move.

Two years later, Lance, leader of the Elite Four, is shown to have an even stronger Dragonite, one whose hide is so thick that it was able to stay in a vat of molten lava for an extended period of time, and none of Yellow's weak attacks had any effect. It was very devoted to Lance's cause of exterminating the human race in order to provide good habitats for Pokémon. It first appeared in Extricated from Exeggutor.

Lance has another Dragonite, which was used to order his Dragon-type army that were used to attack the mainlands of Kanto. It first appeared in Playing Horsea.

In the Dragon's Den, three Dragonite appeared rising out of the water but did not attack Clair. Instead, they make way for her peacefully before Suicune appears and attacks in Debonaire Dragonair.

A Dragonite appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

Ultima has a Dragonite, which first appeared in Old Ultima Puts Them to the Test.

Argenta's Dragonite was used to battle Platinum at the Battle Hall in Dealing with Dragonite.

A Dragonite appeared in a flashback in One Way or Another.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Jun has a Dragonite, which he uses it as a mode of transportation in (Violent) Earthquake! Cyrus's Consuming Ambition.

Palmer has a Dragonite, which is his only known Pokémon. It was used to battle Hareta's Empoleon in Look for Giratina!.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

Ken owns a Dragonite, which first appeared in GDZ16.

In the Pokémon Horizon manga

A Dragonite appeared in a fantasy in Journey to a New Horizon.

A Dragonite appeared in a fantasy in Traveling Trainer Tokio.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Main article: Lance's Dragonite

Lance has a Dragonite, which first appeared in Space Havoc!!.

Two Dragonite appeared in The Final Battle!!, where they were revealed to be the parents of Lance's Dragonite.

Red caught a Dragonite prior to Red VS Green?!.

A Dragonite appeared in Good-Bye, Pikachu?!, where it evolved from a Dragonair after Clefairy pulled its tail.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Main article: Lance's Dragonite

Satoshi faced off against a Dragonite belonging to Lance.

In the TCG

Main article: Dragonite (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Dragonite appears in the background of the Kalos Pokémon League stage of the Wii U version when the stage is in the Dragonmark Chamber.

Trophy information

NA: Dragonite are known for their helpfulness toward people at sea, searching for drowning sailors or leading lost ships back to shore. This is probably why so many are quick to praise Dragonite for their kindness! In battle, though, Dragonite uses its strong body combined with quick moves. Don't worry - win or lose, it'll be friendly when the battle is over.

PAL: A benevolent Pokémon said to search the ocean for drowning swimmers and guide damaged ships to shore. Because of this, many people venerate Dragonite as a guardian of the sea. In battle, on the other hand, it's a fearsome foe, soaring rapidly through the air to deliver incredible attacks. Let's be thankful it's usually friendly.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Unused model

Dragonite appears as a Spirit. It also had an unused model for a Poké Ball summon.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Ranger: After the sixth mission, it is possible to use the Dragonite Bus. The Dragonite must be captured once but afterwards it will fly the player to any of the Ranger bases.

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#149
Red An extremely rarely seen marine Pokémon. Its intelligence is said to match that of humans.
Blue
Yellow It is said that this Pokémon lives somewhere in the sea and that it flies. However, it is only a rumor.
Stadium Has intelligence on par with people. This "sea guardian" is said to be capable of flying around the globe in about 16 hours.
Generation II Johto
#243
Gold It is said that this Pokémon constantly flies over the immense seas and rescues drowning people.
Silver This marine Pokémon has an impressive build that lets it freely fly over raging seas without trouble.
Crystal It is said that somewhere in the ocean lies an island where these gather. Only they live there.
Stadium 2 It is said that this Pokémon constantly flies over the immense seas and rescues drowning people.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#149
Ruby Dragonite is capable of circling the globe in just sixteen hours. It is a kindhearted Pokémon that leads lost and foundering ships in a storm to the safety of land.
Sapphire
Emerald It can circle the globe in just 16 hours. It is a kindhearted Pokémon that leads lost and foundering ships in a storm to the safety of land.
FireRed It can fly in spite of its big and bulky physique. It circles the globe in just 16 hours.
LeafGreen Very few people ever see this Pokémon. Its intelligence is said to match that of humans.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#248
Diamond It is said to make its home somewhere in the sea. It guides crews of shipwrecks to shore.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It is said that this Pokémon constantly flies over the immense seas and rescues drowning people.
SoulSilver This marine Pokémon has an impressive build that lets it freely fly over raging seas without trouble.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It is said to make its home somewhere in the sea. It guides crews of shipwrecks to shore.
White
Black 2 It is said to make its home somewhere in the sea. It guides crews of shipwrecks to shore.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #147
Hoenn
#—
X It can fly in spite of its big and bulky physique. It circles the globe in just 16 hours.
Y It is said to make its home somewhere in the sea. It guides crews of shipwrecks to shore.
Omega Ruby Dragonite is capable of circling the globe in just 16 hours. It is a kindhearted Pokémon that leads lost and foundering ships in a storm to the safety of land.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
SM: #283
Alola
USUM: #381
Kanto
#149
Sun This Pokémon saved a shipwrecked man, taking him to a remote island—a paradise occupied solely by Dragonite.
Moon Incur the wrath of this normally calm Pokémon at your peril, because it will smash everything to smithereens before it's satisfied.
Ultra Sun It flies over raging seas as if they were nothing. Observing this, a ship's captain dubbed this Pokémon “the sea incarnate.”
Ultra Moon You'll often hear tales of this kindhearted Pokémon rescuing people or Pokémon that are drowning.
Let's Go Pikachu It is said that this Pokémon lives somewhere in the sea and that it flies. However, these are only rumors.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Evolve Dragonair
Blue (Japan)
Evolve Dragonair
Yellow
Evolve Dragonair
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Dragonair
Crystal
Evolve Dragonair
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Dragonair
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Gateon Port (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Dragonair
Platinum
Evolve Dragonair
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Dragonair
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Dragonspiral Tower (Fishing in rippling water)
Black 2 White 2
Dragonspiral Tower (Fishing in rippling water)
Route 18 (Hidden Grotto)*
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Dragonair
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Poni Gauntlet (SOS Battle)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Poni Gauntlet (SOS Battle)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

Generation I
Snap
Valley
Pinball
Evolve Dragonair
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Phobos Jet, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Dragonair
Ranger
Ringtown
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Evolve Dragonair
MD Sky
Evolve Dragonair
Rumble
Windy Prairie‎ (Normal Mode S)
MD Stormy MD Light
Evolve Dragonair*
PokéPark Wii
Flower Zone
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: World Axle - B2F
Conquest
Evolve Dragonair
Rumble U
Vehicle Gallery: A Flowing Desert (Reward)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Infinite Ruins: Stage 3
Shuffle
Nacht Carnival: Stage 540
Expert Stage: Stage EX10
Rumble World
Distortion Land: Breezy Grasslands (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 10: Stage 03
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Dragonite Sea, Lugia Sea, Zygarde Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Zygarde SeaFinal
Masters
Poké Fair Sync Pair Scout (Lance's)

In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG Journey Across America Dragonite English United States 70 February 25 to July 23, 2006
RSEFRLG Party of the Decade Dragonite English United States 70 August 8, 2006
DP Strongest Dragonite Japanese Japan 50 January 15 to February 14, 2008
DP Toys "R" Us Dragonite English United States and Puerto Rico 50 November 8 to 9, 2008
B2W2 Strongest Class Single Battle Dragonite Japanese Japan 100 September 15 to October 28, 2012
B2W2 Strongest Class Pokémon Gift Dragonite Korean South Korea 100 February 24 to May 5, 2013
BWB2W2 Pokémon Game Show Lance's Dragonite Japanese Japan 50 August 17 to 18, 2013
ORAS June 2015 Dragonite American region Online 55 May 9 to October 12, 2015
ORAS Lance's Dragonite Japanese region Online 62 March 15 to April 27, 2016
ORAS Lance's Dragonite American region Online 62 March 15 to April 27, 2016
ORAS Lance's Dragonite PAL region Online 62 March 15 to April 27, 2016
ORAS Lance's Dragonite Korean region Online 62 March 15 to April 27, 2016
ORAS Lance's Dragonite Taiwanese region Online 62 March 15 to April 27, 2016

Pokémon Global Link promotions

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Global Link Dragonite Japanese PGL 55 March 14 to 25, 2013
BWB2W2 Global Link Dragonite English PGL 55 April 2 to June 27, 2013
BWB2W2 Global Link Dragonite French PGL 55 April 2 to June 27, 2013
BWB2W2 Global Link Dragonite German PGL 55 April 2 to June 27, 2013
BWB2W2 Global Link Dragonite Italian PGL 55 April 2 to June 27, 2013
BWB2W2 Global Link Dragonite Spanish PGL 55 April 2 to June 27, 2013
BWB2W2 Global Link Dragonite Korean PGL 55 April 5 to May 14, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow* Antidote Antidote (100)%
Black White Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)
Sun Moon Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (5%)
Events* Yache Berry Yache Berry (100%) Lum Berry Lum Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
91
151 - 198 292 - 386
134
125 - 204 245 - 403
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
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.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 100.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Power
5/5 ★★★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
17/22 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Dragonite's learnsets from other generations.


Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Whirlwind  Normal  Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution
Great Bowls of Fire!

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin149.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani149.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Mystic Lake
Phrases
51%-100% HP I fly, but I'm still considered a guardian of the sea.
26%-50% HP My HP's getting down to half.
1%-25% HP I can't keep up... There's no strength left...
Level up Yes! I've leveled up! Let me work even harder for you!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 149.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Flying
Poké Assist: Flying PA.png
Flying
Field move: None
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry R-038
Dragonite transports Rangers from town to town if they are deemed to be worthy.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush149Body.png Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 58
Base Attack: 84 Base Defense: 59 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW149.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Dragonite guards the Flower Zone. He's a warmhearted yet mighty Pokémon. And he's truly an expert at Salamence's Air Ace.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP149.png HP: ★★★★ Move: Dragon Rush
Attack: ★★★★★ Ability 1: Inner Focus
Ability 2: Confidence
Ability 3: Last Bastion
Defense: ★★★★
Speed: ★★★
Evolves from Dragonair when its Attack is 132 or higher
Range: 2 Perfect Links: Kagetsuna, Kitsuno, Nagahide, and Yasumasa
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dragon
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT149.png

Power of Six
Increases the damage dealt by matching six Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Dragon
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 130 Raise Max Level.png 10

#119
Shuffle149.png

Dancing Dragons
Increases damage done by any Dragon types in the combo.


Pokémon GO
GO149.png Base Stamina: 209 Base Attack: 263 Base Defense: 198
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Dragon Tail*, Steel Wing, Dragon Breath*
Charged Attacks: Hurricane*, Hyper Beam, Outrage*, Dragon Claw*, Draco Meteor, Dragon Pulse, Frustration, Return

Evolution

147Dratini.png
Unevolved
Dratini
 Dragon 
Rare Candy
Level 30
148Dragonair.png
First evolution
Dragonair
 Dragon 
Rare Candy
Level 55
149Dragonite.png
Second evolution
Dragonite
 Dragon  Flying 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 149.png Spr b g1 149.png Spr 1y 149.png Spr b g1 149.png Spr 1g 149.png Spr b g1 149.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 149.png Spr b 2g 149.png Spr 2s 149.png Spr b 2g 149.png Spr 2c 149.png Spr b 2c 149.png
Spr 2g 149 s.png Spr b 2g 149 s.png Spr 2s 149 s.png Spr b 2g 149 s.png Spr 2c 149 s.png Spr b 2g 149 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 149.png Spr b 3r 149.png Spr 3e 149.png Spr b 3r 149.png Spr 3f 149.png Spr b 3f 149.png
Spr 3r 149 s.png Spr b 3r 149 s.png Spr 3e 149 s.png Spr b 3r 149 s.png Spr 3f 149 s.png Spr b 3f 149 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 149.png Spr b 4d 149.png Spr 4d 149.png Spr b 4p 149.png Spr 4h 149.png Spr b 4h 149.png
Spr 4d 149 s.png Spr b 4d 149 s.png Spr 4d 149 s.png Spr b 4d 149 s.png Spr 4h 149 s.png Spr b 4h 149 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 149.png Spr b 5b 149.png Spr 5b 149.png Spr b 5b 149.png
Spr 5b 149 s.png Spr b 5b 149 s.png Spr 5b 149 s.png Spr b 5b 149 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 149.png Spr b 6x 149.png Spr 6x 149.png Spr b 6x 149.png
Spr 6x 149 s.png Spr b 6x 149 s.png Spr 6x 149 s.png Spr b 6x 149 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 149.png Spr b 7s 149.png Spr 7s 149.png Spr b 7s 149.png
Spr 7s 149 s.png Spr b 7s 149 s.png Spr 7s 149 s.png Spr b 7s 149 s.png
Front Back Front Back
149XYMS.png For other sprites and images, please see Dragonite images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Dragonite and its pre-evolved forms share their category name with Horsea, its evolved forms, Salamence, and Goodra. They are all known as the Dragon Pokémon.
  • In Yellow, Dragonite's catch rate was changed from 45 to 9, even though this Dragonite couldn't be found in the wild. In all later games, its catch rate was changed back to 45.
  • Dragonite was designed by Shigeki Morimoto.

Origin

Dragonite resembles Japanese sea serpents, European dragons, or fairy dragons. Its description as the "guardian of the sea" may also suggest it has elements similar to the Chinese dragon. Similar-looking Japanese dragons exist in art done by Utagawa Kuniyoshi.[1]

Name origin

Dragonite may be a combination of dragon and knight, or night. It could also refer to draconite, a mythical stone said to be found in the heads of dragons and are pyramidal in shape (similar to Dragonite's horn).

Kairyu may be a combination of 海 kai (ocean), 快 kai (cheerful), 怪獣 kaijū (monster), or 破壊 hakai (destruction) and 竜 ryū (dragon).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese カイリュー Kairyu From kai, kai, 怪獣 kaijū or 破壊 hakai and ryū
France Flag.png French Dracolosse From Draco and colosse
Spain Flag.png Spanish Dragonite Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Dragoran From dragon and randalieren
Italy Flag.png Italian Dragonite Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 망나뇽 Mangnanyong From 망망대해 Mangmangdaehae, 날다 nalda, and 뇽(용) (n)yong.
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 啟暴龍 Káibouhlùhng Possibly from kái, bouh, 暴風 bouhfūng, 暴龍 bouhlùhng, and lùhng
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 快龍 / 快龙 Kuàilóng Transliteration of its Japanese name, literally "Fast dragon".


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