Dragon Tail (move)

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Dragon Tail
ドラゴンテール Dragon Tail
Dragon Tail VI.png
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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 and has decreased priority. In a Trainer battle, it will switch out the target to the next Pokémon in line that has not fainted (if there is one). In a wild Pokémon battle with a single wild Pokémon, this move will cause the battle to end if the user's level is equal or greater than the target's; however, if there are multiple wild Pokémon in the battle, it works the same as in a Trainer battle.

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.

Dragon Tail will fail to end wild Pokémon battles or switch out the opposing Trainer's Pokémon if the target has the Ability Suction Cups, is under the effects of Ingrain, or has Substitute set up.

Dragon Tail can be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining extra three appeal points if any of the moves Spikes, Stealth Rock or Toxic Spikes was used in the prior turn.

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

Pokémon GO

Dragon Tail
Fast Attack
Type Dragon
Power 15
Energy boost 9%
Duration 1.1 seconds
Eligible Pokémon:
GyaradosDragoniteSteelixLugia
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 21, 2017, Dragon Tail had an energy gain of 6% and a duration of 1.55 seconds.

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

None.png Drayden Haxorus Dragon Tail PG.png None.png None.png
Haxorus
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
Chinese Cantonese 龍尾 Lùhngméih
Mandarin 龍尾 / 龙尾 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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