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Lance's Dragonite

Lance's Dragonite
ワタルのカイリュー Wataru's Kairyu
Poké Ball
Lance Dragonite.png
Lance's Dragonite
Debuts in Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution
Caught at Unknown
Gender Unknown
Ability Inner Focus*
Current location With Lance
Dragonite
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Dragonite Katsuyuki Konishi

Lance's Dragonite (Japanese: ワタルのカイリュー Wataru's Kairyu) is Lance's main Pokémon in the anime, manga and games.

In the anime

History

Original series

Lance and his Dragonite

Dragonite first appeared in Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution and Rage of Innocence. It saved Ash and his friends from getting hit by Tyson's Fearow's Drill Peck by using Thunder Wave on Fearow. Unlike Ash's Totodile, Dragonite was not affected by the Evolution Inducement Ray that Team Rocket of Mahogany Town built. Lance fled on his Dragonite after it used Whirlwind on Tyson and the grunts. They met up with Ash and his friends afterwards. Later, Dragonite once again used Thunder Wave to save them from a Pokémon attack but from Jessie's Arbok's Poison Sting this time. Afterwards, Dragonite sent Arbok along with the Team Rocket trio blasting off. With the trio taken care off, Lance had Dragonite destroy the Evolution Inducement Ray's source. They fled along with Ash and the gang. Tyson then had a rematch with Dragonite and sent out not one, but two Fearow to take on the Dragon Pokémon. It was a tough battle for Dragonite as it felt outnumbered but it was able to defeat both Fearow with Twister. Since Tyson had no options left, he ended up getting arrested by Officer Jenny. After defeating Tyson, Dragonite took on the Red Gyarados as Lance wanted to catch the different colored Gyarados. Dragonite was able to weaken the Gyarados long enough for Lance to catch it. With the Gyarados caught, Lance flew away on his Dragonite and said his farewells to Ash, Misty, and Brock.

Advanced Generation series

Dragonite reappeared during Gaining Groudon to help battle against Team Magma and Team Aqua. Lance had it attack the hole Pikachu made earlier in order to free Ash from Team Magma's helicopter. He then flew on Dragonite to take on Archie and Kyogre. Kyogre launched a Hydro Pump which Dragonite narrowly dodged. He offered Ash to ride on Dragonite as Ash, May, Max, and Brock chose to stay despite the situation being dangerous. After Kyogre was defeated by Groudon's Solar Beam, Dragonite saved Archie from falling as the orb separated from his body.

Moves used

Lance Dragonite Whirlwind.png
Using Whirlwind
Move First Used In
Thunder Wave Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution
Whirlwind × Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution
Twister Rage of Innocence
Hyper Beam Rage of Innocence
Wing Attack Rage of Innocence
Dragon Claw  The Scuffle of Legends
An × shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In Pokémon Origins

Lance's Dragonite in Pokémon Origins

Lance's Dragonite briefly appeared in the episode File 4 - Charizard of the Pokémon Origins mini-series. It was shown battling Red's Lapras, eventually falling to a super effective Ice Beam.

In the games

Excluding Pokémon Stadium, Lance uses at least one Dragonite in every game he appears in.

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Green Pokémon Yellow
Spr 1b 149.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Dragonite Lv.62
Agility
Psychic
Slam
Normal
Barrier
Psychic
Hyper Beam
Normal
Spr 1y 149.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Dragonite Lv.62
Blizzard
Ice
Fire Blast
Fire
Thunder
Electric
Hyper Beam
Normal
Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Spr 2c 149.gif
Types:
Dragon Flying
Held item:
None
Dragonite Lv.47
Twister
Dragon
Thunder Wave
Electric
Blizzard
Ice
Hyper Beam
Normal
Spr 2c 149.gif
Types:
Dragon Flying
Held item:
None
Dragonite Lv.47
Twister
Dragon
Thunder Wave
Electric
Thunder
Electric
Hyper Beam
Normal
Spr 2c 149.gif
Types:
Dragon Flying
Held item:
None
Dragonite Lv.50
Safeguard
Normal
Outrage
Dragon
Fire Blast
Fire
Hyper Beam
Normal
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
First battle Rematch
Spr 3f 149.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Ability:
Inner Focus
Held item:
None
Dragonite Lv.60
Safeguard
Normal
Outrage
Dragon
Wing Attack
Flying
Hyper Beam
Normal
Spr 3f 149.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Ability:
Inner Focus
Held item:
None
Dragonite Lv.66
Flamethrower
Fire
Dragon Claw
Dragon
Earthquake
Ground
Hyper Beam
Normal
Spr 3f 149.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Ability:
Inner Focus
Held item:
Bag Persim Berry Sprite.png Persim Berry
Dragonite Lv.72
Thunderbolt
Electric
Outrage
Dragon
Ice Beam
Ice
Hyper Beam
Normal
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
Multi Battle in Team Rocket HQ First battle
Spr b 4h 149.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Ability:
Inner Focus
Held item:
None
Dragonite Lv.40
Fly
Flying Physical
Thunder
Electric Special
Twister
Dragon Special
Hyper Beam
Normal Special
Spr 4h 149.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Ability:
Inner Focus
Held item:
None
Dragonite Lv.49
Thunder Wave
Electric Status
Hyper Beam
Normal Special
Thunder
Electric Special
Dragon Rush
Dragon Physical
Spr 4h 149.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Ability:
Inner Focus
Held item:
None
Dragonite Lv.49
Thunder Wave
Electric Status
Hyper Beam
Normal Special
Blizzard
Ice Special
Dragon Rush
Dragon Physical
Spr 4h 149.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Ability:
Inner Focus
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Dragonite Lv.50
Safeguard
Normal Status
Outrage
Dragon Physical
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Hyper Beam
Normal Special
Rematch Multi Battle with Clair at Dragon's Den
Spr 4h 149.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Ability:
Inner Focus
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Dragonite Lv.75
Draco Meteor
Dragon Special
Safeguard
Normal Status
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Hyper Beam
Normal Special
Spr 4h 149.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Ability:
Inner Focus
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Dragonite Lv.75
Draco Meteor
Dragon Special
Fire Punch
Fire Physical
Safeguard
Normal Status
Hyper Beam
Normal Special
Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
Pokémon World Tournament
Pokémon Stadium 2
Champions Tournament Champion Lance Tournament Round 1 Round 2
Spr 5b 149.png
Types:
  Dragon     Flying  
Ability:
Inner Focus
Held item:
Bag Focus Sash Sprite.png Focus Sash
Dragonite/ Lv.50
ExtremeSpeed
Normal Physical
Ice Punch
Ice Physical
Fire Punch
Fire Physical
Draco Meteor
Dragon Special
Spr 5b 149.png
Types:
  Dragon     Flying  
Ability:
Multiscale
Held item:
Bag Yache Berry Sprite.png Yache Berry
Dragonite Lv.50
Dragon Dance
Dragon Status
Outrage
Dragon Physical
Aerial Ace
Flying Physical
Fire Punch
Fire Physical
149.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Held item:
Focus Band
Dragonite Lv.50-100
DragonBreath
Dragon
Steel Wing
Steel
Thunder
Electric
Hyper Beam
Normal
149.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Held item:
Scope Lens
Dragonite Lv.50-100
DragonBreath
Dragon
Ice Beam
Ice
Thunderbolt
Electric
Hyper Beam
Normal

Pokémon Game Show Pokémon

This Dragonite was distributed at Japan's Pokémon Game Show on August 17–18, 2013 as one of the Champion's Pokémon that appeared throughout all main series games released prior to Generation VI. Their level and moveset are based on the respective originated main game series. It has IVs of 30 for all stats.

The Trainer ID number is based on the game's release date in Japan, November 21, 1999.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Cherish Ball カイリュー Dex No. 149 Brave nature. Fire Fire Blast Souvenir Ribbon
Lv. 50 Type   Normal Safeguard
Spr 5b 149.png Dragon Flying Pokémon League Dragon Outrage
OT ワタル Apparently had a Normal Hyper Beam
ID No. 11219 fateful encounter at This Pokémon was available in Japan
from August 17 to 18, 2013.
Item Ability Lv. 50.
None None Inner Focus  
The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date on the DS when the Wonder Card is received.
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: B W B2 W2
Please go here to see this Pokémon's in-game effect.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Dragonite in Pokémon Adventures
As a Dratini

Lance has raised a Dragonite from a Dratini since his childhood alongside his Gyarados, which was a Magikarp at the time. It debuted in Extricated from Exeggutor alongside the rest of his team, and was later used during Lance's battle with Yellow at the Cerise Island. It was a proud Pokémon because it was ravaged and sickly from human pollution at the time of its capture. This also made it very devoted to Lance's cause, to the point that it would gladly put its life at risk by withstanding the heat of molten lava to serve Lance.

Lance and his Dragonite

After Lance's defeat at the hands of Petrel, a heavily injured Dragonite began rampaging at the Pokéathlon Dome. After it beat Bruno and Koga, Dragonite faced Gold's Pokémon in battle. Eventually, Dragonite was knocked out by Gold's Togebo and recaptured so that it could be returned to Lance. When Gold met with Lance at the Ruins of Alph, Dragonite jumped out of Gold's pocket and was reunited with its Trainer.

During the battle against Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina at the Sinjoh Ruins, Lance and Dragonite faced Palkia. With its ability to manipulate the direction of its Hyper Beam, Dragonite was able to hit Palkia even after it used Spacial Rend to send the attack to another location.

Moves used

Lance Dragonite Fire Blast Adventures.png
Using Fire Blast
Move First Used In
Strength Eradicate Raticate!
Fire Blast Eradicate Raticate!
Hyper Beam Double Dragonair
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jou's Big Adventure manga

Lance's Dragonite in Jou's Big Adventure

Dragonite first appeared in Jou VS Team Rocket where Lance was flying on it when Jou saw the Red Gyarados. Dragonite was used in the Tag Battle against Ariana and Petrel with Totodile as its ally. It managed to defeat Petrel's Raticate in the end. Dragonite reappeared in Betting on the Name of the Strongest! where it was the second Pokémon sent out to battle Jou. Dragonite was no match for Jou's Totodile at first since Totodile already took damage from his Charizard. After a long battle, Dragonite was defeated by Totodile's Ice Fang, winning the battle for Jou.

Moves used

Lance Dragonite Hyper Beam JBA.png
Using Hyper Beam
Move First Used In
Twister Jou VS Team Rocket
Hyper Beam Betting on the Name of the Strongest!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Lance's Dragonite in Pokémon Pocket Monsters
Lance and his Dragonite

Lance's Dragonite makes its first onscreen appearance in Space Havoc!!. After Red's Clefairy defeated Lance's Gyarados and Aerodactyl, Dragonite was the final test for Red to face. Unlike the former two, Dragonite was proven to be a tough foe for Red to handle. With no other choice, Red went in the space shuttle with Lance and Dragonite with Red and the gang, much to their surprise. After landing which resulted in the shuttle getting destroyed by Clefairy, Lance flew away on Dragonite as Clefairy had to deal with Professor Oak, who was not too happy about this.

Dragonite reappeared in The Final Battle!! where it played the role of the dragon that destroyed a village. The villagers asked Red to defeat Lance and his Dragonite to free the rest of the villagers who is working under Lance. Most of the weapons that Clefairy threw at Dragonite were rendered useless as one of them was tied to the catapult and the other one bounced off of Dragonite rather easily. However, Clefairy managed to successfully lasso Dragonite but Dragonite was too heavy for Clefairy with caused Clefairy to fly in the air with Dragonite. When Clefairy got himself fat, Dragonite could no longer lift Clefairy in the air. Dragonite was then thrown into a rocky mountain which made it injured.

Lance's Dragonite's parents

Clefairy attempted to beat up Lance for making the villagers suffer. However, Dragonite defends Lance, saying that Lance is his savior, and tells Clefairy his story. Lance found Dragonite when it was a baby Dratini abandoned out in the rain. Lance took Dratini as his own and gave it shelter from the rain and a bottle for it to drink. Growing up, Lance took Dratini to school where it managed to have evolved into a Dragonair sometime during graduation. After finishing school, Dragonair went through serious training by carrying some rings on its tail and fought a wild Pinsir. It evolved into Dragonite way later, and together, they become one of the Elite Four. Red and his Pokémon is touched by the story, and decide to forgive Lance and Dragonite. However, after the story, a car comes by which is revealed to be the wealthy parents of Lance's Dragonite, asking Lance and Dragonite to go home. Lance and Dragonite attempt to escape while Red and his Pokémon chase after them for making up the story.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Dragonite in Pokémon Zensho

Dragonite first appears in Indigo Plateau. It ends up being Satoshi's opponent after he defeated the first three members of the Elite Four. It went up against Satoshi's Charizard which hits it with a fire attack while Dragonite uses a laser-type attack. After a long battle, Charizard was able to defeat Dragonite.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Lance's Dragonite in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Lance's Dragonite
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in the current Standard format.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Lance's Dragonite Colorless       Pokémon VS Common 100/141
 

Trivia

Lance's Dragonite erroneously using Barrier

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Dragonite.


Last modified on 2 June 2014, at 13:28