Dragon Breath (move)

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Dragon Breath
りゅうのいぶき Dragon Breath
Dragon Breath VIII.png
Dragon Breath VIII 2.png
Type  Dragon
Category  Special
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  60
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those that have made appeals.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Dragon Breath (Japanese: りゅうのいぶき Dragon Breath), formatted as DragonBreath prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a damage-dealing Dragon-type move introduced in Generation II. It was TM24 in Generation II.

Effect

Dragon Breath inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of paralyzing the target.

Dragon Breath can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra appeal point if either the move Dragon Dance or Dragon Rage was used in the prior turn. It can also be used to start a combination, causing Dragon Claw, Dragon Dance and Dragon Rage to have their base appeal points doubled if used in the next turn.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A Dragon-type attack. Has a one-in-three chance of paralyzing the target.
GSC A strong breath attack.
RSE Strikes the foe with an incredible blast of breath.
FRLG The foe is hit with an incredible blast of breath that may also paralyze.
Colo.XD Incredible blast of breath that may paralyze target.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user exhales a mighty gust that inflicts damage. It may also paralyze the target.
BWB2W2 The user exhales a mighty gust that inflicts damage. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user exhales a mighty gust that inflicts damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon 12
005   Charmeleon
  Monster Dragon 12
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon 12
095   Onix
 
 
Mineral Mineral 30FRLG 33 41BW
25B2W2
25 25 12
116   Horsea
  Water 1 Dragon 20
117   Seadra
  Water 1 Dragon 20
208   Steelix
 
 
Mineral Mineral 30FRLG 33 41BW
25B2W2
25 25 12
230   Kingdra
 
 
Water 1 Dragon 20
329   Vibrava
 
 
Bug Dragon 35 35 35 35 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Dragon 35 35 35 35 1 1
333   Swablu
 
 
Flying Dragon 20
334   Altaria
 
 
Flying Dragon 35 35 35 35 1, Evo. 20
371   Bagon
  Dragon Dragon 33 31 31 31XY
13ORAS
13 10
372   Shelgon
  Dragon Dragon 38 32 32 32XY
13ORAS
13 1
373   Salamence
 
 
Dragon Dragon 38 32 32 32XY
13ORAS
13 1
380   Latias
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 20 20 20 20 20 25
381   Latios
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 20 20 20 20 20 25
443   Gible
 
 
Monster Dragon 12
444   Gabite
 
 
Monster Dragon 1
445   Garchomp
 
 
Monster Dragon 1
483   Dialga
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 8
484   Palkia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 8
487   Giratina
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 7
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3 31 31 31 9
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3 31 31 31 9
633   Deino
 
 
Dragon Dragon 17 17 17 4
634   Zweilous
 
 
Dragon Dragon 17 17 17 1
635   Hydreigon
 
 
Dragon Dragon 17 17 17 1
643   Reshiram
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 29 29 29 1
644   Zekrom
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 29 29 29 1
646   Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 29 29 29 1
646   Kyurem
Black Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 29B2W2 29 29 1
646   Kyurem
White Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 29B2W2 29 29 1
704   Goomy
  Dragon Dragon 18 18 10
705   Sliggoo
  Dragon Dragon 18 18 1
706   Goodra
  Dragon Dragon 18 18 1
718   Zygarde
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1
780   Drampa
 
 
Monster Dragon 29 25
841   Flapple
 
 
Grass Dragon 20
882   Dracovish
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 35
887   Dragapult
 
 
Amorphous Dragon 1
895   Regidrago
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 18
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
116   Horsea
  Water 1 Dragon
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
Flying Flying
147   Dratini
  Water 1 Dragon
252   Treecko
  Monster Dragon
349   Feebas
  Water 1 Dragon
443   Gible
 
 
Monster Dragon
782   Jangmo-o
  Dragon Dragon
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
TM24
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
--
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon
005   Charmeleon
  Monster Dragon
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon
058   Growlithe
  Field Field
059   Arcanine
  Field Field
116   Horsea
  Water 1 Dragon
117   Seadra
  Water 1 Dragon
130   Gyarados
 
 
Water 2 Dragon
131   Lapras
 
 
Monster Water 1
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
Flying Flying
147   Dratini
  Water 1 Dragon
148   Dragonair
  Water 1 Dragon
149   Dragonite
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
208   Steelix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
230   Kingdra
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster
249   Lugia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250   Ho-Oh
 
 
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.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
147   Dratini
  Water 1 Dragon Dream World - Sparkling Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
116   Horsea
  Water 1 Dragon Island Scan - Kala'e BaySM
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

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Dragonbreath has 12 base power, 12 PP and 88% accuracy. The attack travels up to 10 tiles away and hits the first Pokémon it encounters, ally or enemy, possibly inflicting paralysis. This move is affected by Muzzled status condition.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's accuracy has been decreased to 83.6%.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 2 42 50 100% An opponent Has a chance (30%) of leaving the target paralyzed.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a moderate chance of leaving the target paralyzed.

Super Smash Bros. series

 
Giratina using Dragon Breath in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS.

Altered Forme Giratina appears as a Poké Ball summon in both the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game. It blows opponents off of the stage with Dragon Breath.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Giratina returns as a Pokémon summoned from the Poké Ball, retaining its behavior from the previous game.

Pokémon GO

  Dragon Breath
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 6
Energy boost 4
Duration 0.5 seconds
Damage window 0.3 - 0.5 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 4
Energy boost 3
Turns 1
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                      
By Elite Fast TM
 
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 6 → 12
    • Energy boost: 7 → 5
    • Duration: 0.5 → 1 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 12 → 6
    • Energy boost: 5 → 4
    • Duration: 1 → 0.5 seconds

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also cause paralysis, preventing any attacks or moves.
MDTD
MDS*
Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Paralysis status condition. A Pokémon with a Paralysis status has slowed movement and is incapable of action.
MDS* Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It may also afflict the target with a Paralysis status condition. A Pokémon with a Paralysis status has slowed movement and is incapable of action.
BSL はなれたポケモンに ダメージをあたえる いっていのかくりつで まひじょうたいにかえる まひじょうたいのポケモンは わざを だせない
MDGtI It damages even a faraway Pokémon. It could also cause the Paralysis status condition. With the Paralysis status, the Pokémon's Travel Speed goes down and it can't attack or use moves.
SMD It damages a Pokémon, even one far away. It could also cause paralysis.


In the anime

Main series

       
Sliggoo Steelix Flygon Archen
The user exhales a mighty gust that inflicts damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Gyarados Gyarados releases a thick, green beam at the opponent. The attack can paralyze the opponent.
Clair's Gyarados Better Eight Than Never Debut
  Altaria Altaria fires a thick, green beam or a transparent beam of energy with white rings around it from its beak at the opponent.
Winona's Altaria Sky High Gym Battle! None
Drake's Altaria Vanity Affair None
An Altaria a boy borrowed from the Opelucid Trainers' School Drayden Versus Iris: Past, Present, and Future! None
  Steelix Steelix fires a green, yellow, or blue beam from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Steelix All Torkoal, No Play None
Morrison's Steelix Choose It or Lose it! None
Brock's Steelix Grating Spaces! None
  Salamence Salamence fires a large fireball or light blue beam from its mouth at the opponent.
Silver's Salamence The Search for the Legend None
A wild Salamence The Clumsy Crier Quiets the Chaos! None
  Shelgon Shelgon releases a thick, green beam from its face at the opponent.
Drake's Shelgon Vanity Affair None
  Charizard Charizard releases a green and yellow or light blue beam from its mouth at the opponent.
Ash's Charizard The Symbol Life Charizard cannot legally know Dragon Breath in Generation III
  Vibrava Vibrava releases a green and yellow beam from its mouth at the opponent.
Brianna's Vibrava Spontaneous Combusken! None
  Flygon Flygon releases a light blue beam from its mouth at the opponent, or light blue waves of energy start swirling around Flygon. It then fires a light blue beam of energy from its mouth at the opponent.
Drew's Flygon Channeling the Battle Zone! None
Goh's Flygon A Crackling Raid Battle! None
A wild Flygon Secrets of the Jungle None
  Bagon Bagon releases a white beam or a light blue fiery blast from its mouth at the opponent.
A Trainer's Bagon Tag! We're It...! None
Sawyer's Bagon A Fashionable Battle! None
  Archen Archen produces a clear orb of spiraling energy inside its mouth, then releases a transparent beam of energy with white rings of energy and white sparkles around it at the opponent.
A wild Archen Archeops In The Modern World! None
  Archeops Archeop's eyes glow red and it fires a transparent beam of energy with white rings around it from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Archeops Archeops In The Modern World! None
  Hydreigon A cyclone of pale purple wind appears around Hydreigon's body and it releases a stream of pale purple fire at the opponent, or Hydreigon fires a transparent beam of energy with white rings around it from its mouth at the opponent.
Carlita's Hydreigon White—Victini and Zekrom
Black—Victini and Reshiram
None
A wild Hydreigon Iris and the Rogue Dragonite! None
  Reshiram Multiple rings of red-yellow fire appear around Reshiram's body, and it opens its mouth, firing a stream of red-yellow fire from its mouth at the opponent. When the stream of fire hits the opponent, the flames wrap around it and trap it in an orb of flames for a few moments.
Reshiram (M14) White—Victini and Zekrom
Black—Victini and Reshiram
None
  Sliggoo Light blue waves of energy start swirling around Sliggoo. It then fires a light blue beam of energy from its mouth at the opponent.
Ash's Sliggoo An Oasis of Hope! None
  Dialga Light blue waves of energy start swirling around Dialga. It then fires a light blue beam of energy from its mouth at the opponent.
A Dialga summoned by Hoopa Hoopa and the Clash of Ages None
  Aerodactyl Light blue waves of energy start swirling around Aerodactyl. It then fires a light blue beam of energy from its mouth at the opponent.
Goh's Aerodactyl Restore and Renew! None
  Kingdra Light blue waves of energy start swirling around Kingdra. It then fires a light blue beam of energy from its mouth at the opponent.
Goh's Kingdra JN088 None


Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

       
Mega Salamence
The user exhales a mighty gust that inflicts damage.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Salamence Mega Salamence shoots a stream of pale purple fire from its mouth at the opponent.
A Trainer's Salamence Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer None


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 龍息 Lùhngsīk *
龍吸 Lùhngkāp *
Mandarin 龍息 / 龙息 Lóngxí / Lóngxī *
龍吸 / 龙吸 Lóngxī *
龍之吐息 Lóng-zhī Tǔxī *
  Dutch Drakenadem
  Finnish Lohikäärmeenhenkäys
  French Draco-Souffle*
Dracosouffle*
  German Feuerodem
  Greek Ανάσα Δράκου
  Hindi द्रगोंन की सांस Dragon Ki Saans
  Indonesian Semburan Naga
  Italian Dragospiro
  Korean 용의숨결 Yong-yi Sumgyeol
  Polish Oddech Smoka*
Smoczy Oddech*
Portuguese   Brazil Sopro do Dragão
  Portugal Bafo do Dragão
Sopro do Dragão
  Serbian Zmajev Dah
Spanish   Latin America Aliento de Dragón (EP254-DP050)
Aliento Dragón (BW036-present)
  Spain Dragoaliento
  Thai ลมหายใจมังกร
  Vietnamese Hơi Thở Của Rồng



Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
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Variations of the move Dragon Breath
  Needle Arm
  Dragon Breath


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