Talk:Dragonite (Pokémon)

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Edit to Dragonite's Trivia

I moved the lone piece of trivia as a comment underneath Dragonite's base stat chart. The trivia referred to Salamence' statistics being similar to Dragonite's. I feel that things like this should be done to reduce the number of Trivia sections in the article. I deleted the Trivia section at first, but then I went back and put it back. It is now empty.


That's not how we work, man. Stuff like that is considered vandalism, removing sections and stuff. :/ Don't do that stuff again. Tina δ 22:47, 16 December 2007 (UTC)


There did thst come from? The horn was not there last time I saw that page. Cerberus 03:52, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

does it matter? its there, and, uh, yea. MAGNEDETH 03:58, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

I want to object to something in trivia: "In Generation I games, Dragonite didn't have a horn. One was added during Generation II. However there does appear to be a horn on Dragonite's Green sprite". Um, there is a horn on the Green shiny sprite. I can see it there. Is it okay for this to be removed? Bttsstewart 15:08, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Island of Dragonite???

I was wondering where a mention of an island inhabited by Dragonite is? Cheers! - unsigned comment from Lachynorms (talkcontribs)

It's in the Pokedex information. -Sketchies 15:06, 16 June 2008 (UTC)


On an interesting note, Dragonite's shiny sprite looks simalar to Tyranitar, and Tyranitar's shiny sprite looks simalar to Dragonite. Is this worth noting? ShinyPiKa 01:07, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Crystal sprites?

I'm sure crysalsprites were here before--Davidaipom 19:20, 29 August 2008 (UTC)


Are we supposed to know who "the four other powerhouse evolutions" are? Kanjo 15:15, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

Four other powerhouse evolutions. TTEchidna 18:29, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

An European

Is it "a European" or "an European"? I changed the line to "They resemble a European dragon" but it got changed back to "an". I know that you are supposed to use "an" instead of "a" but you know, like how the english language is so simple with all its rule breaking words. I am 100% sure it is "A European" not "An" (so does MS Word).

Though I am failing English but that's just because I can't retain exact information for content quizes and am not good at crappy word play like "He may be backwards but he's not aloof"/offtopic--Outrage DD 01:34, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

I am also sure it is "a", due to the fact that European starts with the consonant sound 'y' as in your. The Dark Fiddler - Smarter than the average bear! 01:36, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

That's true. This is same as honour. It's an honour not a honour. --Wowy 01:37, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
Y is "sometimes" a vowel.--Tavisource 01:40, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
But in this case, it is the consonant sound of y, not an actual y. Would you say an young person? The Dark Fiddler - Smarter than the average bear! 01:43, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
Really, its "sometimes" Y not "always Y", and I'm searching through the history and it keeps being reverted -_-. I actually knew it was supposed to be "A European" but started this discussion because I knew that this would happen. Just take the advice of every english teacher: Read it out loud, chances are if it sounds wrong, it is.
Like I mentioned, there are also a lot of rule-breaking English words like the infamous "i before e except after c" There's science, weird, rottweiler etc. This is why English is a very complicated language, despite all their rules, there are about a hundred other exceptions.--Outrage DD 01:55, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
I still agree with Fiddler. It just doesn't sound right. ht14 01:56, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
Wait, what doesn't sound right, 'a' or 'an'? I think an sounds wrong... The Dark Fiddler - Smarter than the average bear! 01:59, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
He agrees with you so "An European" doesn't sound right. Also the answer to the random tidbit at my first post was "fool" for anyone who didn't figure it out.--Outrage DD 02:02, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Well, I think it's been established now...a European... ht14 02:07, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Does "An Uranium atom" sound wrong? If it does, perhaps 'an' is a special case for 'u'. Θρtιmαtum♏Talk|Links 02:15, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
Not really special, same thing as European. Starts with the 'y' sound as in young and yours. The Dark Fiddler - Smarter than the average bear! 02:17, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
Grammar 101, people. You use "an" before a vowel sound, not necessarily a vowel letter. Examples: an hour, a unicorn, an heir.--Blazevoir!! 00:08, 13 October 2008 (UTC)


I've done this already and they've undone it again........ Stats are supposed to be multiples of 5! I corrected it's evolutions' stats and that didn't get undone! What is goin' on here?!'s attak stat was at 134 and hp at 91. I corrected it to 135 and 90 and it's evolutions. The evolutions' and Dragonite's got undone so I did it again...... Now it's evolutions' stayed and Dragonite's moved! Believe me, I have had plenty of Dragonite to know how they're stats grow. So, again, wath is goin' on here?! I am pissed! If you need to know who I am, hereDragonbeastx 06:35, 20 October 2008 (UTC)...............

Base stats are NOT multiples of 5. Dragonite's base Attack is 134, not 135. Its base HP is 91, not 90. Trust me, the stats were fine before you came along. - unsigned comment from Missingno. Master (talkcontribs) 10:32, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

In the trivia section it says there is not a horn on the Generation I sprites but... uh... there is definitely a horn. In the Red and Blue sprite it's there inbetween those antennae things. I would delete the whole comment, but I got in trouble for deleting obviously wrong stuff before, so... I'm writing here. I think someone below mentioned it, but I wasn't sure if this was the same issue.

No, there are no horns on the Generation I sprites. I think you saw Dragonites left wing behind its head and thought it was a horn. In Yellow, the 'horn' you saw might have been the very tip of the bend in its wings. Dragonite is definantely hornless in Generation I. Bttsstewart 03:58, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Yes, there is such a thing called "fairy dragon"...

[1] [2] [3] Should I bring more? --Gorebyss 11:55, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Should we add

Should we add that Dragonite had the Highest ATK Of all the Non-Legendary Dragon Type Pokemon until the Introduction Of Salamence Pokemon94 20:12, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

No, because that's getting really specific, and is generally not so notable.The Dark Fiddler - Nos hablamos? 20:14, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

In the Anime

It says the first time Dragonite appears is in Mewtwo Strikes Back, but one does appear in Mystery at the Lighthouse. A giant one as mentioned. Shouldn't this be considered the first appearence. - unsigned comment from Coldshrike (talkcontribs)

Well it's listed here as such, so I'll fix that up for you. PS, sign those comments! — THE TROM — 01:39, 28 March 2009 (UTC)
Dude, it was already there... read better next time. — THE TROM — 01:46, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

Smaller then Dragonair?

I think the entry in the trivia that Dragonite is smaller then it's preevolution is very misleading. Although Dragonair is 'taller', due to it being a snake-like dragon, Dragonite is clearly larger (this is supported by it weighing more then 10 times as much). Maybe it should be changed to 'Shorter then it's preevolution', or removed entirely. Derian 14:55, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

Origins of Dragonite family

I remember reading a long time ago somewhere that Dragonite was based partially on a dolphin, which makes sense with his close association with water, body and head appearance, and high intelligence. I've also always acknowledged that Dratini seems based almost directly on an eel. It looks like one, lives in the water, and even in the first generation, it could learn Thunder Wave and other electrical attacks, hinting at being based on electric eels. Is there any way we could add these into their origins sections, saying that the were also somewhat based on them and citing that evidence? --Elements806 14:52, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

Edit request

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|heartgolddex=It is said that this Pokémon constantly flies over the immense seas and rescues drowning people.

梅子 02:50, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

Trivia. Similar Japanese Dragon to Dragonite.

Japanese Sea-dragon.,_Dragon_2.jpg

An alar dragon exists in the picture of Japan. It becomes Sea-dragon if kairyu is translated, and it agrees to the name of a Japanese version. Sawamular101 21:51, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Anime Accidentily refered Dragonite as a legendary pokemon

In the Episode Enter the Dragonite on the Dragon DVD I believe it is volume 8 the last episode called Enter the Dragonite the announcer during the battle refers to it as a legendary pokemon although this was probably an error in the English dub since I do not know what he said the the Japanese one so I am not sure if they made the same error but would this be worth noting in the trivia section? - unsigned comment from Marchbaby (talkcontribs)

I went ahead and added it since it has been 3 day with no reply. Feel free to rewrite it or to make any nessicary changes.--Marchbaby 16:00, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Another Dragonite/Lugia connection

In the anime episode, A Parent Trapped!, an episode featuring Lugia, the answer for the Who's that Pokémon? is Dragonite. Is this worth mentioning? --FiMbUlWiNtEr2O|2 18:01, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Do you meant the English or Japanese one? Because by that time in the anime, the english one became completely random. XVuvuzela2010X 20:32, 26 February 2011 (UTC)
Really? Well, I just watched the English one on poké, and it was Dragonite, and on the page for the episode it shows the answer for that episode as Dragonite. --FiMbUlWiNtEr2O|2 23:26, 26 February 2011 (UTC)
I think Vuvuzela2010 means "random" as in "having no connection to the content of the episode," not as in "varying every time the episode is shown." —Minimiscience 23:33, 26 February 2011 (UTC)


Should it be mentioned in the trivia that Dragonite can be caught underleveled at Dragonspiral Tower? King Riolu 23:04, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

There are tons of places where tons of different Pokémon can be caught underleveled, and we don't mention any of those. So no. —Minimiscience 23:07, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

Dragonite Wasn't Unknown at the Lighthouse...

So I'm watching the anime here from DVD, and I finished watching Mystery at the Lighthouse, featuring what appears to be a giant Dragonite that Bill couldn't identify. However, in the very next episode, Electric Shock Showdown, the Pokédex analyzes Lt. Surge's Raichu and states it can generate enough voltage to bring down a Dragonite... Maybe the ocean was just too foggy that night to identify what it was? --GuyPerfect (talk) 03:07, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

I think it's less Dragonite being unknown, and more the characters not realizing it's a Dragonite. After all, it's in silhouette and huge by comparison to normal Dragonite. Crystal Talian 03:45, 6 September 2012 (UTC)


The Katakana and Romaji for Dragonite's name don't match. I believe It should either have Kairyū as Romaji or カイりゅ as the Katakana, but I'm not sure which one is correct. - unsigned comment from IVsaur (talkcontribs)

What's there now is its official romanization. --It's Funktastic~!話してください 00:07, 15 March 2013 (UTC)
Huh... That's kind of surprising to me, but I guess I'll let it be since it's the official. -EVsandIVsaurs 11:33, 15 March 2013 (UTC)


On this page, the Dragonite picture is squished... this isn't the only page that the thumbnails are squished (one of the others is Meloetta), so I was wondering if the squishing is my browser's fault, or if there's actually something wrong with the pics that someone can fix. (Hey that rhymed!) Nutter Butter (talk) 20:17, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

New images were uploaded. I guess it's just a caching issue. Wait a couple of days at most and it should have fixed itself. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 20:19, 24 August 2013 (UTC)
It's been like this for two weeks... I've been waiting for that exact reason and I finally got annoyed. And also, apparently Meloetta isn't squished... it's Larvitar. I've been looking up those two Pokémon a lot today so I got confused. Nutter Butter (talk) 20:30, 24 August 2013 (UTC)
If it's been going on for two weeks then it's probably not on the Bulbapedia side. The images were all fine until we started changing them a few days ago, and they'll fix themselves soon, once the servers sync. The Meloetta/Larvitar issue you mention also isn't happening for me, my guess would be a caching issue of some sort in your browser. Try clearing your cache (Ctrl + F5 for Windows, Cmd + F5 for Mac in most browsers). If all images are stretched/squashed, make sure that your screen resolution setting is the right one for your monitor, a widescreen resolution on a non-widescreen monitor (or vice versa) would cause stretching. Werdnae (talk) 22:17, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

Dragonite Skull in Ambrette Town research facility

So, is it too "speculatory" to state that the skull on the top shelf in the Ambrette Town research facility is that of a Dragonite's?

The shape of the skull and even the "horn" are all identical to Dragonite's Yamitora1 (talk) 12:36, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

...So? It's a skull, sitting on a shelf. You can't interact with it and it's never mentioned. Why's it worth noting? Glik (talk) 13:45, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
There is no need for an attitude, and its notworthy because its not everyday we get to see a Pokémon Skull beyond the cubone line. Yamitora1 (talk) 18:12, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
The only attitude is one of mild confusion. As I said, the game gives no importance to it and it's not particularly interesting, so why should it be noted? While skulls aren't as common, it is an everyday occurrence for things in the Pokémon world to come from or look like Pokémon. Parfum Palace has several statues of Pokémon, but they're not notable enough for a trivia point, especially not on their species' pages; they're simply something in the background, being decorative. This isn't even the first time a dragon's skull has been shown in the games, so it's not like we've never seen one before. Glik (talk) 19:04, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
You just made it notable, if not on this article, then on that article since it's clear that item is the same skull as seen on the shelf. Yamitora1 (talk) 21:38, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
I fail to see how Glik made it notable. The only thing that has been proven is that it isn't the only skull in the game. All it is is just a bit of noise to fill the void. --Super goku (talk) 06:14, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Because it was an Item in Gen V, now its a visual element in the Gen VI games. Ok its like how the truck in gen I had the mew rumors and the remakes in Gen III put a Lava Cookie there as a somewhat Easter egg and acknowledgment to those old rumors. Something is made notable from something from the past. For all we know Lenora sent the skull off to be research and it ended up in the lab. That's speculation I know, but anything is possible. After all these games take place after the others (so much for RSE remakes, but R2S2 still possible) so who knows. Regardless, it still bears the likeness of Dragonite, and I think its worth noting on either or both articles this likeness. Yamitora1 (talk) 18:45, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Getting an Error Message?

I know this isn't the most relevant place to ask, but on some pages, the pictures won't load, and give me this error message: Error creating thumbnail: convert: no decode delegate for this image format `/tmp/magick--xMnp6WD' @ error/constitute.c/ReadImage/532. convert: missing an image filename `/tmp/transform_e71fe8d8de34-1.png' @ error/convert.c/ConvertImageCommand/3011. I've tried searching the error up, and everyone says it's an error on ImageMagick, which from my understanding is a program MediaWiki uses? Nowhere have I found a solution, and today is the first time I've seen this error on these pages. Could someone help? ArtistKyurem (talk) 03:38, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Stuff kind of happened. Solution (and context, if you read back in the thread a bit). Tiddlywinks (talk) 03:42, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Zubat and Dragonite

On the Pokemon JP website ( and ( There are Pokedex entries from Pokemon Sun and Moon

Yellow Catch Rate

The trivia section states that the catch rate of 9 Dragonite had in Pokémon Yellow could make a difference in gameplay suposed a ditto would transform into a dragonite, and so copy its catch rate. However, transform only copies the catch rate value in generations III and IV, so this part of the trivia is likely wrong. If that's so, someone should remove it. Just won't do it myself now in case someone disagrees. Suic12- (talk) 22:44, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

I will just change it then. Suic12- (talk) 00:13, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

Tad late, the Transform article also states the catch rate is only copied in Gen III and IV. Rewording it was correct.--ForceFire 05:47, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

Why not to tell that this and its family is the only dragon type alongside with Gengar being the only ghost type in generation 1?

X127x (talk) 07:37, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

Should a picture of the skeleton from the anime be added?

The anime has shown a few times the skeleton of a Dragonite, the last time being in Coming Back into the Cold!. Should a picture of said skeleton be added in the main page?--Mister Wu (talk) 22:03, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

Gen VIII Level Up moves

I noticed that here and on, Dragonite's Outrage is listed at level 41, but sorted in the table between 62 and 80. Why isn't it sorted correctly? Should the 41 be a 71? Hero231 (talk) 17:43, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

It's a moveset error. 41 is correct.--Tmwps (talk) 17:50, 23 January 2021 (UTC)
It's not a mistake, or at least, not ours. Here: [4]. Similar thing happened with Muk [5].--Rocket Grunt 18:16, 23 January 2021 (UTC)