Dragapult (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Drakloak #886: Drakloak
Pokémon
#888: Zacian Zacian
Dragapult
Stealth Pokémon
ドラパルト
Dorapult
#887
Dragapult



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dragon Ghost
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Clear Body or Infiltrator Cacophony
Cacophony
Cursed Body
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Amorphous and Dragon
Hatch time
10280 - 10536 steps
Height
9'10" 3.0 m
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Weight
110.2 lbs. 50.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
300
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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HP
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Atk
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Def
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Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
50
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Dragapult (Japanese: ドラパルト Dorapult) is a dual-type Dragon/Ghost pseudo-legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

It evolves from Drakloak starting at level 60. It is the final form of Dreepy.

Biology

Dragapult is a draconic Pokémon. Dragapult's appearance is reminiscent of both ancient lepospondyls such as Diplocaulus and modern stealth bombers. It has a triangular, wing-shaped head; a relatively short body; and a long, laterally flattened tail similar to a newt's.

The dorsal side of Dragapult's flattened head and the anterior half of its body are a dark navy color, which fades to a teal on its posterior end and tail. The lateral, wing-like crests of its head are pink. The ventral portion of its head and body are a light yellow-tan color, and its belly is marked with three pink chevrons angled toward its head. It has four hollow, triangular horns and narrow yellow eyes. Its limbs are relatively short and thin, and are clawed. The claws on its forelimbs are pink. Dragapult's tail becomes transparent and ethereal toward its tip.

Dragapult and its evolutionary family are the ghosts of prehistoric aquatic Pokémon. Dragapult carries a pair of Dreepy inside its horns, which it will fire at its opponents like supersonic missiles during battle. It's said that the Dreepy it carries greatly enjoy being sent flying toward opponents at immense speeds. Much of Dragapult's behavior beyond this, however, remains a mystery.

Dragapult is the only known Pokémon capable of using the move Dragon Darts.

In the anime

Main series

 
Dragapult in the anime

Major appearances

Dragapult debuted in Sword and Shield: The Darkest Day!, under the ownership of Leon. It was used to battle a rampaging Gigantamax Coalossal alongside Ash's Pikachu and Gengar, eventually defeating it.

Minor appearances

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

A Dragapult appeared in Sky, under the ownership of Leon.

Pokétoon

 
A Dragapult without Dreepy in its horns in A Budding Dream

A Dragapult appeared in A Budding Dream, under the ownership of Tsubomi's Mother.

GOTCHA!

A Dragapult briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Leon.

In the manga

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

A Dragapult appeared in JNM13, under the ownership of Leon.

In the TCG

Main article: Dragapult (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#397
Galar
Crown Tundra #112
Sword When it isn't battling, it keeps Dreepy in the holes on its horns. Once a fight starts, it launches the Dreepy like supersonic missiles.
Shield Apparently the Dreepy inside Dragapult's horns eagerly look forward to being launched out at Mach speeds.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Axew's Eye, Rolling Fields (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Old Cemetery, Three-Point Pass (Wanderer)



In events

Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 40, 50, 60 April 28 to May 11, 2020

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
88
148 - 195 286 - 380
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
142
132 - 213 260 - 421
Total:
600
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Dragon Darts Dragon Physical 05050 100100% 10
011 Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
011 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
011 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100100% 20
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
011 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
Evo.Evo. Dragon Darts Dragon Physical 05050 100100% 10
066 Lock-On Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
1212 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
1818 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
2424 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
3030 Double Hit Normal Physical 03535 09090% 10
3636 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100100% 20
4242 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00——% 20
4848 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100100% 10
5454 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
6363 Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100100 07575% 10
7070 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
7878 Last Resort Normal Physical 140140 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragapult
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragapult

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06  TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM14  TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM17  TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18  TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM30  TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM37  TM37 Beat Up Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM38  TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM41  TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM45  TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM55  TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM56  TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM58  TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77  TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM78  TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM86  TM86 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
TM99  TM99 Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100}}100% 15
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02  TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR03  TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04  TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR08  TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09  TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR12  TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR15  TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR19  TR19 Tri Attack Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR24  TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR29  TR29 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TR33  TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR47  TR47 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR51  TR51 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR62  TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR83  TR83 Ally Switch Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR84  TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR97  TR97 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragapult
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragapult

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
      
  
Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
      
      
      
   
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
      
 
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
      
      
Double Team Normal Status —% 15
      
      
  
Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 60 90% 10
   Grudge Ghost Status —% 5
      
 
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Dragapult in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Dragapult in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragapult
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragapult

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130 90% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragapult
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragapult

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Dragapult
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Dragapult

Side game data

Pokémon GO
80px Base Stamina: 204 Base Attack: 266 Base Defense: 170
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Hex, Dragon Tail
Charged Attacks: Dragon Pulse, Shadow Ball, Outrage

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Dreepy
 Dragon  Ghost 
 
Level 50
 
First evolution
Drakloak
 Dragon  Ghost 
 
Level 60
 
Second evolution
Dragapult
 Dragon  Ghost 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Dragapult images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Dragapult has the lowest base Special Defense stat of all pseudo-legendary Pokémon.
    • Moreover, Dragapult has the highest base Speed stat of all pseudo-legendary Pokémon.
  • Dragapult and its evolutionary line are the only Pokémon that are in the Dragon and Amorphous Egg Groups.
  • Dragapult is the tallest and lightest pseudo-legendary Pokémon.
  • Dragapult is the only pseudo-legendary Pokémon that cannot learn Earthquake.
  • If Dragapult Dynamaxes, it will temporarily disappear before reaching its largest size.
  • In the Pokémon of the Year poll held by the Pokémon Company in 2020, Dragapult was voted the most popular Generation VIII Pokémon, receiving 57,973 votes. It was also the eleventh-most popular Pokémon overall.
  • According to Bandai’s Pokémon Scale World series of figures, the height of Dragapult is actually its length measured from the muzzle until the tip of the tail.[1]

Origin

Dragapult may be based on the Diplocaulus, Gerrothorax, or other extinct amphibians with a similarly-shaped skull. A complete tail has never been found in a Diplocaulus fossil, which may explain Dragapult's ghostly, translucent tail. Its head also resembles a B-2 Spirit, a stealth bomber aircraft. Its propensity for holding and firing Dreepy may be a reference to crossbows, while its stomach pattern and aircraft origins are likely nods to aircraft catapults, which is seemingly reflected in its name.

It may also be a reference to the paternal care behavior present in many amphibian species. The Dragon typing may be a reference to the Olm, a type of salamander native to central and southeastern Europe that was believed to be a dragon offspring by locals. However, its posture and body stature are closer to crocodilians supporting themselves with their hind legs and tails while underwater, and are also known to hold their young on their heads.

Name origin

Dragapult and Dorapult may be a combination of dragon and catapult.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ドラパルト Dorapult From dragon and catapult
  French Lanssorien From lancer, frisson and saurien
  Spanish Dragapult Same as English name
  German Katapuldra From Katapult and Drache
  Italian Dragapult Same as English name
  Korean 드래펄트 Deuraepeolteu From dragon and catapult
  Cantonese Chinese 多龍巴魯托 Dōlùhngbālóuhtok From the transcription of its Japanese name and lùhng
  Mandarin Chinese 多龍巴魯托 / 多龙巴鲁托 Duōlóngbālǔtuō From the transcription of its Japanese name and 龍 / 龙 lóng


Related articles

Notes

External links

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