Dragon Tail (move)

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Dragon Tail
ドラゴンテール Dragon Tail
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Type  Dragon
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  60
Accuracy  90%
Priority  -6
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Causes the user to move later on the next turn.

Dragon Tail (Japanese: ドラゴンテール Dragon Tail) is a damage-dealing Dragon-type move introduced in Generation V. It is TM82 as of Generation V.

Effect

Dragon Tail inflicts damage. Additionally, it will automatically end wild Pokémon battles or, in a Trainer battle, it will switch out the opposing Pokémon to the next Pokémon in line that has not fainted. If using this move causes the user to faint (such as if the target is holding a Rocky Helmet or has the ability Rough Skin or Iron Barbs), the target will not be forced to switch. Like Roar and Whirlwind, Dragon Tail also has decreased priority.

Dragon Tail will fail to end wild Pokémon battles or switch out the opposing Trainer's Pokémon if it has the Ability Suction Cups, is under the effects of Ingrain, or has Substitute set up. It will also fail to end wild Pokémon battles if the user is at a lower level than the foe. In a Trainer battle, it will fail to switch out the opposing Pokémon if there isn't another to take its place.

Description

Games Description
BW The user knocks away the target and drags out another Pokémon in its party. In the wild, the battle ends.
B2W2 The target is knocked away and switched. In the wild, a battle against a single Pokémon ends.
XYORAS
SM
The target is knocked away, and a different Pokémon is dragged out. In the wild, this ends a battle against a single Pokémon.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
147 Dratini Dratini
Water 1 Dragon 31 31 31
148 Dragonair Dragonair
Water 1 Dragon 33 33 33
149 Dragonite Dragonite
Water 1 Dragon 33 33 33
330 Flygon Flygon
Bug Bug 65BW
45B2W2
45XY
29ORAS
29
350 Milotic Milotic
Water 1 Dragon 27ORAS 24
373 Salamence Salamence
Dragon Dragon 80 80XY
1ORAS
1
621 Druddigon Druddigon
Dragon Monster 45 45 45
691 Dragalge Dragalge
Water 1 Dragon 1, 59 1, 59
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt
Monster Dragon 30 30
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum
Monster Dragon 30 30
782 Jangmo-o Jangmo-o
Dragon Dragon 17
783 Hakamo-o Hakamo-o
Dragon Dragon 17
784 Kommo-o Kommo-o
Dragon Dragon 17
799 Guzzlord Guzzlord
Undiscovered Undiscovered 23
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 Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
TM82
VI
TM82
VII
TM82
006 Charizard Charizard
Monster Dragon
009 Blastoise Blastoise
Monster Water 1
024 Arbok Arbok
Field Dragon
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
Undiscovered Undiscovered
034 Nidoking Nidoking
Monster Field
095 Onix Onix
Mineral Mineral
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
Alola Form
Monster Monster
108 Lickitung Lickitung
Monster Monster
112 Rhydon Rhydon
Monster Field
130 Gyarados Gyarados
Water 2 Dragon
147 Dratini Dratini
Water 1 Dragon
148 Dragonair Dragonair
Water 1 Dragon
149 Dragonite Dragonite
Water 1 Dragon
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
154 Meganium Meganium
Monster Grass
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
Monster Water 1
199 Slowking Slowking
Monster Water 1
208 Steelix Steelix
Mineral Mineral
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
Monster Monster
249 Lugia Lugia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
306 Aggron Aggron
Monster Monster
330 Flygon Flygon
Bug Bug
336 Seviper Seviper
Field Dragon
350 Milotic Milotic
Water 1 Dragon
373 Salamence Salamence
Dragon Dragon
383 Groudon Groudon
Undiscovered Undiscovered
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
Undiscovered Undiscovered
409 Rampardos Rampardos
Monster Monster
445 Garchomp Garchomp
Monster Dragon
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky
Monster Monster
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
Monster Field
483 Dialga Dialga
Undiscovered Undiscovered
484 Palkia Palkia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
487 Giratina Giratina
Undiscovered Undiscovered
497 Serperior Serperior
Field Field
503 Samurott Samurott
Field Field
553 Krookodile Krookodile
Field Field
559 Scraggy Scraggy
Field Dragon
560 Scrafty Scrafty
Field Dragon
567 Archeops Archeops
Flying Water 3
604 Eelektross Eelektross
Amorphous Amorphous
611 Fraxure Fraxure
Monster Dragon
612 Haxorus Haxorus
Monster Dragon
621 Druddigon Druddigon
Dragon Monster
633 Deino Deino
Dragon Dragon
634 Zweilous Zweilous
Dragon Dragon
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon
Dragon Dragon
643 Reshiram Reshiram
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644 Zekrom Zekrom
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646 Kyurem Kyurem
Undiscovered Undiscovered
691 Dragalge Dragalge
Water 1 Dragon
694 Helioptile Helioptile
Monster Dragon
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk
Monster Dragon
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt
Monster Dragon
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum
Monster Dragon
698 Amaura Amaura
Monster Monster
699 Aurorus Aurorus
Monster Monster
706 Goodra Goodra
Dragon Dragon
718 Zygarde Zygarde
Undiscovered Undiscovered
758 Salazzle Salazzle
Monster Dragon
776 Turtonator Turtonator
Monster Dragon
780 Drampa Drampa
Monster Dragon
782 Jangmo-o Jangmo-o
Dragon Dragon
783 Hakamo-o Hakamo-o
Dragon Dragon
784 Kommo-o Kommo-o
Dragon Dragon
799 Guzzlord Guzzlord
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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 Conquest

 
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Table assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.
★★★
Power = 33 | Accuracy = 90% | Effect = Switches each target with the Pokémon behind it.
Used by : Dragonair

Description

Games Description
Conq. The user knocks away the target, causing it to be switched out for a different Pokémon.

In the anime

In the main series

Ash Charizard Dragon Tail.png Gail Druddigon Dragon Tail.png Trip Serperior Dragon Tail.png Sawyer Salamence Dragon Tail.png
Charizard Druddigon Serperior Salamence
The user hits the opponent with its tail.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
621 Druddigon Druddigon's tail glows light blue and it hits the opponent with it.
Gail's Druddigon Search for the Clubultimate! Debut
Drayden's Druddigon Drayden Versus Iris: Past, Present, and Future! None
Clair's Druddigon SS028 None
497 Serperior Serperior's tail glows light blue and it hits the opponent with it.
Trip's Serperior Ash, Iris and Trip: Then There Were Three! None
006 Charizard A light blue glow spreads up Charizard's tail, until the whole tail glows light blue. It then hits the opponent with its tail.
Ash's Charizard The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion! None
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk's tail glows a green aura around it, in a scale like pattern and then it slams the tail onto its opponent.
Clemont's Heliolisk Clemont's Got a Secret! None
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt's tail glows a green aura around it, in a scale like pattern and then it slams the tail onto its opponent.
Grant's Tyrunt Climbing the Walls! None
006MY Charizard Mega Charizard Y's tail glows a green aura around it, in a scale like pattern and then it slams the tail onto its opponent.
Trevor's Charizard A League of His Own! None
373 Salamence Salamence's tail glows a green aura around it, in a scale like pattern and then it slams the tail onto its opponent.
Sawyer's Salemence A Riveting Rivalry! None
130M Gyarados Mega Gyarados' tail glows a green aura around it, in a scale like pattern and then it slams the tail onto its opponent.
Lysandre's Gyarados The Right Hero for the Right Job! None

In Pokémon Generations

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The user hits the opponent with its tail.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
612 Haxorus Haxorus swings its tail and slams it onto its opponent.
Drayden's Haxorus The Uprising Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Dragon Tail V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • Dragon Tail's effect of forcing the opponent to switch has never been featured in the anime.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 龍尾 Lóngwěi
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Drakenstaart
France Flag.png French Draco-Queue
Germany Flag.png German Drachenrute
Greece Flag.png Greek Δρακοουρά
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Ekor Naga
Italy Flag.png Italian Codadrago
South Korea Flag.png Korean 드래곤테일 Dragon Tail
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Dragehale
Poland Flag.png Polish Ogon smoka
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Cauda Dragão
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Cauda do Dragão
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Cola de Dragón
Spain Flag.png Spain Cola Dragón


Variations of the move Dragon Tail
Physical Dragon TailCircle Throw


Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
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