Draco Meteor (move)

Draco Meteor
りゅうせいぐん Meteor Shower
Draco Meteor IX.png
Draco Meteor IX 2.png
Type  Dragon
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  130
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
+3 if previous Pokémon reaches maximum voltage of a judge
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
A very appealing move, but after using this move, the user is more easily startled.

Draco Meteor (Japanese: りゅうせいぐん Meteor Shower) is a damage-dealing Dragon-type move introduced in Generation IV. It is TM169 in Generation IX.

Effect

Generations IV and V

Draco Meteor inflicts damage and lowers the user's Special Attack by two stages.

Generation VI onwards

Draco Meteor's power was lowered from 140 to 130.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Draco Meteor's power has been lowered to 110, and it now lowers the user's offensive stats for three turns.

Category  Special
PP  5
Agile Strong
Power  110  90  130
Accuracy  90%  90%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Turns  3  3  3
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
Lowers the user's offensive stats

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR Comets are summoned down from the sky. The attack's recoil sharply reduces the user's Sp. Atk stat.
BWB2W2 Comets are summoned down from the sky onto the target. The attack's recoil harshly reduces the user's Sp. Atk stat.
XYORAS Comets are summoned down from the sky onto the target. The attack's recoil harshly lowers the user's Special Attack stat.
SMUSUM
SwShBDSP
Comets are summoned down from the sky onto the target. The attack's recoil harshly lowers the user's Sp. Atk stat.
LA Comets are summoned down from the sky onto the target. The recoil from this move lowers the user’s offensive stats.
SV Comets are summoned down from the sky onto the target. The recoil from this move harshly lowers the user’s Sp. Atk stat.


Learnset

By TM/Move Tutor

Various Move Tutors will teach Draco Meteor to a Dragon-type Pokémon. From Generation IV to VII, the Pokémon also needs a maximized friendship rating. It can be taught to Arceus while it is holding the Draco Plate and to Silvally while it is holding the Dragon Memory. However, in Pokémon Sword and Shield and Pokémon Legends: Arceus, any form of Arceus or Silvally will be allowed to learn the move. The move cannot be taught to Pokémon that only become Dragon-types via Mega Evolution, Ultra Burst, or abilities such as Protean and Libero, as their Dragon typing cannot be accessed outside of battle. The Move Tutors are:

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
Tutor
0103  
Exeggutor
Alolan Form
 
 
Grass Grass
0147     Water 1 Dragon
0148     Water 1 Dragon
0149    
 
Water 1 Dragon
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - - -
0230    
 
Water 1 Dragon
0329    
 
Bug Dragon
0330    
 
Bug Dragon
0334    
 
Flying Dragon
0371     Dragon Dragon
0372     Dragon Dragon
0373    
 
Dragon Dragon
0380    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0381    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0384    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0443    
 
Monster Dragon
0444    
 
Monster Dragon
0445    
 
Monster Dragon
0483  
Dialga
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0484  
Palkia
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0487  
Giratina
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0493  
Arceus
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - -
0493  
Arceus
Draco Plate
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0610     Monster Dragon
0611     Monster Dragon
0612     Monster Dragon
0621     Dragon Monster
0633    
 
Dragon Dragon
0634    
 
Dragon Dragon
0635    
 
Dragon Dragon
0643    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0644    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0646  
Kyurem
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0691    
 
Water 1 Dragon
0696    
 
Monster Dragon
0697    
 
Monster Dragon
0704     Dragon Dragon
0705     Dragon Dragon
0705  
Sliggoo
Hisuian Form
 
 
Dragon Dragon
0706     Dragon Dragon
0706  
Goodra
Hisuian Form
 
 
Dragon Dragon
0714    
 
Flying Dragon
0715    
 
Flying Dragon
0718  
Zygarde
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0773  
Silvally
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0773  
Silvally
Type: Dragon
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0776    
 
Monster Dragon
0780    
 
Monster Dragon
0782     Dragon Dragon
0783    
 
Dragon Dragon
0784    
 
Dragon Dragon
0799    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0804    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
0840    
 
Grass Dragon -
0841    
 
Grass Dragon
0842    
 
Grass Dragon
0880    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0882    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0884    
 
Mineral Dragon
0885    
 
Amorphous Dragon
0886    
 
Amorphous Dragon
0887    
 
Amorphous Dragon
0890    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0895     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0967    
 
Field Field
0978  
Tatsugiri
All forms
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
0996    
 
Dragon Mineral
0997    
 
Dragon Mineral
0998    
 
Dragon Mineral
1005    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1007    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1008    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1009    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1011    
 
Grass Dragon
1018    
 
Mineral Dragon
1019    
 
Grass Dragon
1020    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1021    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0385    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Nintendo Zone Jirachi
GameStop Jirachi
Latin America Jirachi
Australian Summer 2010 Jirachi
Summer 2010 Jirachi
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0385    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 2013 Tanabata Jirachi
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 Mystery Dungeon series

Draco Meteor inflicts damage on enemies in the room. The user's Sp. Attack is then reduced by two stages.

Whereas Draco Meteor was exclusively a tutor move in main series prior to Generation IX, it is taught differently in Mystery Dungeon:

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDTDS 14 - 5 - 80% - Entire room Enemy Yes
BSL 14 - 5 - 56% - Entire room Enemy Yes
MDGtI 53 99 12 50 80% 98% Entire room Enemy Yes
SMD 40 50 10 30 80% 98% Entire room Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Draco Meteor is a Charged Attack that has been available since February 9, 2018.

  Draco Meteor
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 150
Energy cost 100
Duration 3.6 seconds
Damage window 3 - 3.5 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 150
Energy cost 65
Secondary effect   2 Attack
Effect chance 100%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
       
By Elite Charged TM
  
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Trainer Battles
  • December 11, 2019
    • Energy cost: 75 → 65
    • Secondary effect added

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Draco Meteor
★★★★★
Attack power 51.40321
Charge time 0.58 seconds
Range type Circular (ranged)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect Attack ↓

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag(s) Description Playable sync pair(s)
Draco Meteor Special 3 136 163 90% An opponent Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by two stat ranks. Clair & Kingdra
Zinnia & Rayquaza
Steven (Anniversary 2021) & Rayquaza  
Drasna & Dragalge
Sync move(s)
Name Category State Base power Max power Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair
Dimensional Defender Draco Meteor Special Default
6★ EX
250 300 An opponent
All opponents*
(Without a power boost)
No additional effect.
(With a power boost)
Become Mega Rayquaza until the end of battle.
Zinnia & Rayquaza
Miracle Idol Draco Meteor Special Default
6★ EX
160
240
192
288
An opponent Become Mega Altaria until the end of battle. This attack’s power increases when there are no field effects on the opponents’ field of play and also no effects on the entire field of play, including weather, terrain, or zone effects. Lisia & Altaria
Good Times Draco Meteor Special Default
6★ EX
160 192 An opponent Become Mega Latios until the end of battle.
Additional Effects:
The sync buff is doubled the first time a sync move is used.
Sygna Suit Brendan & Latios (Direct link)

Notes:

  • Draco Meteor:
    • Description prior to Version 2.10.0: Sharply lowers the user's Sp. Atk.
    • Steven (Anniversary 2021) & Rayquaza  :
      • Their passive skill Downside Up makes every use of their Draco Meteor raise their Sp. Atk by two stat ranks instead of lowering it. This occurance won't work if this sync pair has a skill that prevents their Sp. Atk from falling.
    • Drasna & Dragalge: While they are on the field of play, their passive skill Team Sp. Atk ↓ Immunity lets them and their allies use a move like Draco Meteor without experiencing its additional effect.
  • Dimensional Defender Draco Meteor
  • Miracle Idol Draco Meteor
    • Even the Dragon Zone must not be present for this attack's condition to be fulfilled.
    • Past descriptions:
      • Main text prior to Version 2.16.1: Become Mega Altaria until the end of battle. This move’s power increases if there are no field effects on the opponents’ field of play and also no effects on the entire field of play, including weather or terrain effects.
      • 6★-EX effect's description prior to Version 2.18.5: Additional Effects: Power of sync move increases by 50%.
      • Main text from Version 2.16.1 to before Version 2.20.0: Become Mega Altaria until the end of battle. This move’s power increases when there are no field effects on the opponents’ field of play and also no effects on the entire field of play, including weather, terrain, or zone effects.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on all enemies in the room, but it also reduces the user's Special Attack by 2 levels.
BSL おなじへやの てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえるが じぶんの とくこうが 2だんかいさがる
MDGtI It damages all enemies in the same room, but it also lowers your Special Attack. (The stat change returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.)
SMD It damages all enemies in the same room, but it sharply lowers your Sp. Atk. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.


In the anime

Main series

 
Gible
 
Tyrunt
 
Dragonite
 
Druddigon
The user sends meteors raining down on the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  A black shadow-like aura appears on Dialga's forehead and it fires multiple orange meteors from it at the opponent.
Dialga (movie) The Rise of Darkrai Debut
  Garchomp's body glows orange and an orange ball of light appears inside its chest. The glow fades and a ball of orange energy appears in front of Garchomp's mouth. Garchomp fires the ball into the air and it explodes, releasing many orbs at the opponent; or, a sphere of purple energy forms inside of Garchomp's mouth and is fired into the sky, where it explodes and releases multiple purple-glowing meteors that rain down on the opponent.
Cynthia's Garchomp The Battle Finale of Legend! None
Paul's Garchomp Friends, Rivals, Lend Me Your Spirit! None
  Altaria puts its wings in front of its body then holds them out and an orange light appears inside of its chest. The rest of its body also glows orange. It then holds up its head and an orange ball of energy appears in front of Altaria's beak. It then fires the ball into the sky and the ball explodes, releasing multiple orange spheres at the opponent.
A Trainer's Altaria A Meteoric Rise to Excellence! None
Titus's Altaria A League of His Own! None
  Gible's body glows orange and it shoots an orange ball of light into the sky that explodes, releasing multiple smaller spheres at the opponent; or, Gible holds onto the opponent with its mouth and the opponent becomes surrounded by an orange ball of energy. The ball then fires into the sky and explodes, causing multiple smaller orange spheres to fall from the sky onto the ground.
Ash's Gible A Meteoric Rise to Excellence! Mastered in Working on a Right Move!
A wild Gible Eevee & Friends None
  An orange orb of energy appears in the center of Druddigon's stomach and its body becomes surrounded in a faint orange aura. A sphere of bright orange energy forms inside of Druddigon's mouth and is fired into the sky, where it explodes and releases several spheres of energy that rain down on the opponent.
Emmy's Druddigon The Dragon Master's Path! None
  A sphere of bright orange energy forms inside of Hydreigon's mouth and is fired into the sky, where it explodes and releases several spheres of energy that rain down on the opponent.
Shannon's Hydreigon A Village Homecoming! None
  A sphere of bright orange energy forms inside of Tyrunt's mouth and is fired into the sky, where it explodes and releases several spheres of energy that rain down on the opponent.
Grant's Tyrunt Climbing the Walls! None
  A sphere of bright orange energy forms inside of Mega Rayquaza's mouth and is fired into the sky, where it explodes and releases several spheres of energy that rain down on the opponent.
Rayquaza (XY series) Mega Evolution Special II None
  Mega Garchomp's body becomes surrounded in an orange aura and then it tilts its head towards the sky and fires a white ball of aura, which is surrounded by a light-orange glow and then the ball explodes in the sky and sends multiple orange rocks with a light-orange glow in the center and a white and light-orange aura surrounding the rocks and the rocks fall towards the ground, hitting the opponent; or, Mega Garchomp's body becomes engulfed in a purple and blue aura and a pink ball of energy appears inside the top of it and is then fired into the sky. Once high enough, it explodes, sending rock chunks surrounded in a white aura plummeting toward the opponent.
Remo's Garchoo Analysis Versus Passion! None
Cynthia's Garchomp The Fiery Road to Mastership! None
  A sphere of purple energy forms inside of Flygon's mouth and is fired into the sky, where it explodes and releases multiple purple-glowing meteors that rain down on the opponent.
Goh's Flygon Making Battles in the Sand! None
  Dragonite forms multiple purple-glowing meteors in the sky. It then waves its arms downwards, causing the meteors to rain down on the opponent; or, a sphere of purple energy forms inside of Dragonite's mouth and is fired into the sky, where it explodes and releases multiple purple-glowing meteors that rain down on the opponent. Sometimes Dragonite becomes surrounded by a purple aura as it uses the move.
Ash's Dragonite Thrash of the Titans! None
  A purple ball of energy appears in front of Mega Altaria's beak. It then fires the ball into the sky and the ball explodes, releasing multiple purple spheres at the opponent.
Lisia's Ali Reuniting for the First Time! None
  A sphere of purple energy forms inside of Rayquaza's mouth and is fired into the sky, where it explodes and releases multiple purple-glowing meteors that rain down on the opponent.
Lucius's Rayquaza The Ancient Poké Ball None


Pokémon: Twilight Wings

 
Flygon


The user summons a shower of meteors to rain on the target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Flygon summons a shower of meteors to fall down from the sky and on the opponent.
Raihan's Flygon Sky Debut


In the manga

Movie adaptations


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • In November 2005, prior to the release of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, it was announced that, in the following year, the January issue of Japanese magazine CoroCoro Comics would run a contest in which fans could propose name ideas for a new Dragon-type move.[1] In May of the same year, りゅうせいぐん Ryūseigun, later localized as Draco Meteor, was announced as the winner.[2]
  • Its Japanese name contains りゅう ryū (dragon), a likely reference to the move's Dragon type.
  • In Pokémon Masters EX, Miracle Idol Draco Meteor is the only Dragon-type attack that is less powerful in a Dragon Zone (1.5× damage) than outside of it (2× damage if no field effects are present).

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 流星群 Làuhsīngkwàhn *
天龍流星 Tīnlùhng Làuhsīng *
Mandarin 流星群 Liúxīngqún *
天龍流星 Tiānlóng Liúxīng *
  Czech Dračí Meteor
  Dutch Dracometeoor
  French Draco-MétéoreVIII+
Draco MétéoreVII
Draco MétéorIVVI
  German Draco Meteor
  Greek Μετεωρίτης Δράκου
  Indonesian Hujan Meteor
Jurus Meteor
Meteor Draco
  Italian Dragobolide
  Korean 용성군 Yongseonggun
  Polish Draco Meteor
Portuguese   Brazil Meteoro do Dragão
  Portugal Meteoro Draco
  Romanian Draco Meteor
  Russian Метеор Дракона Meteor Drakona
Spanish   Latin America Meteoro Dragón
  Spain Cometa Draco
  Thai หมู่ดาวตก
  Vietnamese Giáng Thiên Thạch

Spin-off series games

Pokémon Masters EX

Dimensional Defender Draco Meteor

Language Title
  Japanese みんなを守る祈りの りゅうせいぐん Minna o Mamoru Inori no Ryūseigun
Mandarin Chinese 祈願守護大家之 流星群 Qíyuàn Shǒuhùdàjiā zhī Liúxīngqún
  French Je sauverai le monde ! Draco Météore !
  German Draco Meteor des Schutzes aller
  Italian Dragobolide che invoca la salvezza
  Korean 모두를 지켜줄 기도의 용성군 Modureul Jikyeojul Gido-ui Yongseonggun
  Spanish Cometa Draco Protector del Mundo

Miracle Idol Draco Meteor

Language Title
  Japanese ミラクル☆アイドルの りゅうせいぐん Mirakuru☆Aidoru no Ryūseigun
Mandarin Chinese 夢幻奇蹟☆偶像之 流星群 Mènghuàn Qíjī☆Ǒuxiàng zhī Liúxīngqún
  French L'annonce magique ! Draco Météore !
  German Draco Meteor des Wettbewerbsstars
  Italian Dragobolide a caccia di talenti
  Korean 미라클☆아이돌의 용성군 Mirakeul☆Aidol-ui Yongseong-gun
  Spanish Cometa Draco del Ídolo y la Estrella

Good Times Draco Meteor

Language Title
  Japanese 楽しい時間を思いだす りゅうせいぐん Tanoshī Jikan o Omoidasu Ryūseigun
Mandarin Chinese 憶起歡樂時光之 流星群 Yìqǐ Huānlè Shíguāng-zhī Liúxīngqún
  French Moments inoubliables ! Draco-Météore !
  German Draco Meteor der schönen Erinnerungen
  Italian Dragobolide del tempo che è volato
  Korean 즐거운 시간을 떠올리는 용성군 Jeulgeo'un Siganeul Tteo'ollineun Yongseong'gun
  Spanish Cometa Draco de los Recuerdos Chulos


References


Variations of the move Overheat
  OverheatDraco MeteorLeaf StormFleur Cannon
Formerly a variation
  Psycho Boost


Generation IX TMs
SV
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020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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