Dragon's Den

Dragon's Den りゅうのあな
Dragon's Den
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
HGSS Dragon's Den-Night.png
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Location: Underneath Blackthorn City
Region: Johto
Generations: II, IV
Johto Dragons Den Map.png
Location of Dragon's Den in Johto.
Pokémon world locations

The Dragon's Den (Japanese: りゅうのあな Dragon's Den) is a location in Blackthorn City in the Johto region.

In the games

The Dragon's Den is inaccessible before defeating Clair in the Blackthorn Gym, as it is blocked off by a man in front of the cave. After defeating Clair, it must be traversed to obtain the Rising Badge.

In Pokémon Crystal, HeartGold and SoulSilver, several Trainers can be found in the cave. The Dragon Shrine (Japanese: りゅうのほこら Dragon Shrine) is located in the south end (blocked off by a whirlpool), where the Master will quiz the player on their attitude towards and treatment of their Pokémon. After the completes the quiz, they will be rewarded with a Dratini. If they got all the answers right the first time, the Dratini will know ExtremeSpeed.

Silver can be found here contemplating his training on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Clair will visit to reward the player with the Rising Badge she refused to award in the Blackthorn Gym, as well as TM24 (DragonBreath)GSC or TM59 (Dragon Pulse)HGSS. This requires completing the quiz described above. In Pokémon Gold and Silver, where the Dragon Shrine is closed and everything related to it is unavailable, Clair will instead give the Rising Badge to the player after they collect the Dragon Fang.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, after the player battles Silver at Mt. Moon, they can participate in a Multi Battle with him against Lance and Clair here. Also, in these games, if the player receives the Rising Badge from Clair and then leaves the Dragon's Den with Dig, Teleport, or an Escape Rope, then they must return to her Gym in order to collect the TM.

Items

Item Location Games
  Revive East of the entrance (hidden)  G  S 
  Revive East of the house (hidden)  C 
  Revive West of the Ace Trainer Kobe on a rock (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Calcium East of entrance  C  HG  SS 
  Max Elixer North wall of water near Dragon Fang (hidden)  G  S  C 
  Max Elixer Near Twins Lea & Pia  C 
  Max Elixir ×2
  • Near Twins Clea & Gil
  • At southeast corner of shrine (hidden)
 HG  SS 
  Max Potion On rock north of shrine island (hidden)  G  S  C 
  Max Potion On rock south-west of Ace Trainer Piper (hidden)  HG  SS 
  TM24 (DragonBreath) Gift from Clair after obtaining the Rising Badge  G  S  C 
  TM59 (Dragon Pulse) Gift from Clair near entrance after obtaining the Rising Badge  HG  SS 
  Dragon Fang On the eastern coast (requires Whirlpool)  G  S  C  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Surfing
  Magikarp
G S C
  Surfing
10-19 90%
  Dratini
G S C
  Surfing
10-14 10%
Fishing
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 100%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 90%
  Dratini
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 10%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 60%
  Dratini
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 30%
  Dragonair
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
Special Pokémon
  Dratini
G S C
  Gift
15 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


Generation IV

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Surfing
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Surfing
5-20 90%
  Dratini
HG SS
  Surfing
5-15 10%
Fishing
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 100%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 96%
  Dratini
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 4%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 65%
  Dratini
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 32%
  Dragonair
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 3%
Special Pokémon
  Dratini
HG SS
  Gift
15 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


Trainers

Generation II

Trainer Pokémon
 
Cooltrainer DarinC
リュウ Ryū
Reward:  1776
  Dragonair Lv.37
No item
 
Cooltrainer CaraC
ユミコ Yumiko
Reward:  1680
  Horsea Lv.33
No item
  Horsea Lv.33
No item
  Seadra Lv.35
No item
 
Twins Lea & PiaC
ハナとヒナ Hana and Hina
Reward:  700
  Dratini Lv.35
No item
  Dratini Lv.35
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.


Generation IV

Trainer Pokémon
 
Ace Trainer Kobe
リュウ Ryū
Reward:  2220
  Dragonair Lv.37
No item
 
Ace Trainer Piper
ユミコ Yumiko
Reward:  2100
  Horsea Lv.33
No item
  Horsea Lv.33
No item
  Seadra Lv.35
No item
 
Twins Clea & Gil
ハナとヒナ Hana and Hina
Reward:  1120
  Dratini Lv.35
No item
  Dratini Lv.35
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.


After defeating Silver at Mt. Moon

Silver will work as the player's partner during the Multi Battle against Clair and Lance.
  If the player chose Chikorita:



  If the player chose Cyndaquil:



  If the player chose Totodile:






Master's quiz

In Pokémon Crystal, HeartGold and SoulSilver, it is possible to obtain a Dratini with ExtremeSpeed, a move it cannot normally learn in Generation II and IV.

 
Type:
Dragon Unknown
Held item:
None
Dratini/ Lv.15
ExtremeSpeed
Normal
Wrap
Normal
Thunder Wave
Electric
Twister
Dragon
 
Type:
Dragon Unknown
Ability:
Shed Skin
Held item:
None
Dratini/ Lv.15
ExtremeSpeed
Normal Physical
Thunder Wave
Electric Status
Twister
Dragon Special
Dragon Rage
Dragon Special

It is a prize for correctly answering the questions given by the Master in the Dragon Shrine. If any wrong answers are given, the player will still receive a Dratini but it will have Leer instead of ExtremeSpeed.

Question Correct answer(s) Wrong answer(s)
What are Pokémon to you? PalC / AllyHGSS
Friend
UnderlingC / JuniorHGSS
What helps you to win battles? Strategy
RaisingC / TrainingHGSS
Cheating
What kind of Trainer do you wish to battle? AnybodyC / AnyoneHGSS Tough personC / StrongHGSS
Weak personC / WeakHGSS
What is most important for raising Pokémon? Love
Knowledge
Violence
Strong Pokémon. Weak Pokémon. Which is more important? Both ToughC / StrengthHGSS
WeakC / WeaknessHGSS

After completing the quiz, the player will then need to receive TM24 (DragonBreath)C or TM59 (Dragon Pulse)HGSS from Clair. After this, returning to the Master will result in him giving the Dratini to the player.

Layout

Of note is that Pokémon Crystal's redesign of the Dragon's Den added Headbutt trees to the back of the Dragon Shrine. Despite this, no Pokémon can be found hiding in them. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver's redesign, the Headbutt trees are absent, much like in its original design from Pokémon Gold and Silver.

Version Entrance Lower entrance Main room Dragon Shrine
Gold      
Silver
Crystal    
HeartGold      
SoulSilver
 

Preview

In the anime

 
The Dragon's Den in the anime

The Dragon's Den appeared in Fangs For Nothin', where it was reduced to a series of tunnels leading to the Dragon Holy Land. The Dragon Holy Land takes over for the Dragon's Den's other roles in the anime, including the location of the Dragon Shrine and the Dragon Fang.

In the manga

 
The Dragon's Den in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

The Dragon's Den appeared in Debonaire Dragonair. Clair encountered and battled Suicune here, but failed to defeat and catch it. According to Clair, only the Pokémon living on the site with her family are allowed here.

Trivia

  • Dragon's Den is the only location where the player obtains a Gym Badge that is not a Gym.
  • In Pokémon Crystal, if the player whites out due to poison damage while still inside the Dragon Shrine after receiving the Rising Badge, they can return to the Blackthorn Gym to receive the reward TM from Clair. However, if the player then returns to Dragon's Den and stands on the tile directly in front of the Dragon Shrine's door, Clair will appear again and give the player another TM24.
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In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 龍穴 Lùhng Yuht *
龍之洞窟 Lùhng-jī Duhngfāt *
Mandarin 龍穴 / 龙穴 Lóngxuè *
龍之洞窟 Lóng-zhī Dòngkū *
  French Antre du Dragon
  German Drachenhöhle
  Italian Tana del Drago
  Korean 용의 굴 Dragon's Den
  Polish Jaskinia Smoka
  Portuguese Toca do Dragão
  Spanish Guarida Dragón
  Vietnamese Lỗ Rồng



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